Rain Boots

The weather is simply playing tricks on me.  It’s been cloudy, gloomy and rainy the last few days which has be desperately awaiting fall but the temps have been in the 80s…yuck.  The only silver lining that I can see at the moment is that I’ve been able to wear my new J.Crew rain boots.  I’ve owned a pair of the tall Hunter rain boots for 8 years, but I’m stoked that I now have an ankle pair that I can easily throw on with a pair of jeans.

These cute rain boots come in black, camo and burgundy, which are all matte versus the shiny finish.  You can shop my exact pair here or I’ve shared some other of my favorites below.

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Blush and Olive Green

Truthfully, I have ever been much of a “pink girl”.  Even when I was a little girl, other colors were always more appealing.  It’s logical to assume that this was the case because my mom has never worn much pink.  My mom has always had such a cool, easy sense of style and I think that has been something I have always tried to emulate.  She never dressed herself or me in anything very frilly or traditional.  Dresses were for church only (and even then I remember protesting) and they  were often navy, gray or maroon.  The majority of my closet was filled with a variety of colors…but definitely not heavy on pink (or purple for that matter).  Not that my mom and I didn’t like those colors, we just preferred other ones.  Well, move forward many (many, many) years, and clothing pieces in beautiful blush tones are everywhere and I have fallen hard.  I am officially a fan of pink.  There is just such a beautiful softness to these pieces.  My favorite way to wear blush this fall is to pair it with a color that is considered more masculine…olive green.  Pairing blush and olive green together makes for such a pretty combination.  They play off each other perfectly.

I wore this outfit over the weekend while grabbing coffee with a friend and then while out and about with Ryan and David.  The temperature here in Raleigh was close to perfection so it was the perfect opportunity to wear this cardigan as well as my new hat.  This cardigan is insanely soft.  It’s the kind of piece that you want to wrap yourself in all fall and winter long.  The hat?  I am obsessed.  I’ll give warning that it will likely appear on the blog often because it has already become one of my favorite accessories.  It’s great because the band around the center is actually detachable so you can wear it as a plain gray hat if the colors on the band don’t work with your chosen look of the day.

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My Favorite Sweater for Fall

This morning, Ryan and I decided to channel the fall vibes and head out onto our deck in the early hours of the morning.  It is only a matter of hours before the sun is perched high in the sky and the temperatures are well into the 80’s again so being out there while the dew still covered the ground and while the air was still a touch cool was exactly what we both needed this morning.  While we were out there I giggled and thought, “I should wear my new favorite fall sweaters out here from 7am-8am every morning seeing as I won’t be wearing them much any time soon.”

This little venture outside while the sun was rising served two purposes.  The first reason simply being that it felt refreshing and was a nice little escape from our morning routine.  The second?  If you watch our Instastories, you may already know that Ryan has been waking close to 5am for the last two months.  After speaking with our sleep consultant several weeks ago, we made some changes in hopes of getting him back on track.  Well, nothing has helped so after speaking with her again yesterday, she suggested taking Ryan outside around 7am to try and help his circadian rhythm adjust.  Man, I cannot tell you how much I am praying that this works.  I don’t mind waking at 6am, but 5am is just exhausting.  Fingers crossed that these mornings spent outside help!

Who else is anxiously awaiting fall?  This 35 week pregnant lady cannot wait.  Sweaters, scarves, coats…I want them all.  Speaking of sweaters, I recently found this adorable (non-maternity) sweater dress and wanted to share it with you all.  The color is gorgeous and the statement sleeves sealed the deal.  As I mentioned, this is a sweater dress but I opted to style it as a sweater and pair it with jeans.  However, this will definitely be worn as a dress with cute tights and booties as well as paired with faux leather leggings and black over the knee boots once the weather becomes cooler.  There are so many styling options!

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