Chenille Butterscotch Sweater

FALL WEATHER HAS FINALLY ARRIVED IN RALEIGH!  Yes, that sentence certainly deserved all capital letters.  I have been (completely impatiently) waiting for the temperature to drop.  Fall is my favorite time of year so now I just am keeping my fingers crossed that winter remains at a distance for awhile so we can enjoy this amazing weather.

Admittedly, I have not been able to get fully ready every day recently.  Emerson has been experiencing reflux and let’s just say that she has been quite “spirited”.  That’s the adjective that I am using to describe her as opposed to something less positive…(visually insert teeth-gritting emoji here).  She will have a few decent days and then all of a sudden have a day or two when she cries in pain constantly and just wants to be held.  Needless to say, it makes any kind of routine impossible.  The tough part about it isn’t the lack or routine, it’s the feeling of helplessness.  We want so badly to take away her pain.  For now, we will ride it out and just pray that it subsides as she gets older.

Although I wasn’t ready until the early afternoon yesterday, I did manage to get out of the house with my hair and makeup done.  It was a bit of a gloomy day anyway so the need to spend a ton of time on my hair didn’t seem too necessary so I was able to throw some curls in and call it done.  The air was a bit crisp so I was thrilled to wear my new tunic length sweater.  This butterscotch color called out to me in the store as it seemed the perfect color for fall.  It reminds me of the season’s changing leaves.  The chenille material is incredible soft and cozy and I love the rounded hemline detail.  Although this sweater is meant to appear a little oversized, it doesn’t feel bulky at all.  I have larger chest so wearing sweaters can difficult because they just make me look top heavy.  That isn’t the case with this one in the slightest.  It is such a gorgeous piece for fall!

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What are your favorite colors to wear this fall?

xoxo

Lindsey

Tie Scarf

Well, as I mentioned previously, the heat has officially arrived here in Raleigh.  Although it isn’t too humid out, the air is definitely becoming a bit thick.  Throughout the last few years, I have come to realize that I could happily live in a place where temperatures never break 75 degrees.  I remember when I first moved here from Los Angeles.  The first year, the humidity was almost debilitating.  The southern California air is so dry that even in the midst of summer, finding a shady area can provide complete reprieve from the heat.  Here in Raleigh?  Not so much.

I have always found putting together an outfit in the summer to prove more difficult.  Layering is important to me but, obviously, the heat makes that far less appealing.  Over the years, accessorizing with statement pieces such as a large necklace or throwing on a hat has become my warm weather alternative to layering.  This silky tie scarf is an awesome way to add some flair to a simple look.  (It is so thin that it won’t cause you to overheat!)  I like to pair it with anything from a pretty blouse to a vintage tee.  It is a really versatile piece that makes a great (and affordable) addition to any closet.

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Lindsey

Dark Denim

Personally, I am a huge fan of dark denim.  I love finding a great pair of dark jeans because I think they always add a bit of polish to any outfit, not to mention the fact that they can be wonderfully slimming.  It seems that it is easy to find black denim or lighter washes with details of distressing but a classic dark pair of jeans is more difficult to find.  This particular pair of J Brand jeans is AMAZING.  They are a deep, deep blue and are high-waisted without looking awkward.  Post-pregnancy, I appreciate anything with a higher waist and these jeans are my favorite find yet.

(Also, can we have a minute for this necklace?  The fact that the main color is navy screamed “I go with just about anything”.)

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Details- Jeans: J Brand | Jacket: Hei Hei | Top: Old but click here for similar one | Necklace: Anthropologie | Boots: Old Rag and Bone but here are some similar styles at varying price points: Sole Societyy , L & C , Express , Dolce Vita , Rag and Bone

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xoxo

Lindsey