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?



Colorful Stripes

  To all my fellow casual girls, here is a tee for you.  It is comfortable, cute, and the cut is flattering.  Often, simple short-sleeved tees can have a boxy fit, ultimately adding the illusion of extra weight to your frame.  This tee pulls in slightly around the ribcage, making for a more flattering fit.  I love the fact that there is a pop of color on the front while still maintaining the simplicity of a plain gray tee.  Then there is the back…boom!  Major color.  I laugh when I wear this shirt because I can’t help but think, “Business in the front, party in the back”.

I opted to pair this top with super dark denim skinny jeans.  This particular pair is wonderful because there is the sliiiiiightest bit of stretch.  They feel great on the waistline but there isn’t stretch in the denim to cause the fit to change throughout the day.

 Now, can we talk about these booties?  I found these fringed beauties at Nordstrom this past week.  I had been stockpiling my Nordstrom notes and it was clear to me that it was time to cash them in and purchase these booties.  (Side note:  If you shop at Nordstrom at all, I HIGHLY recommend looking into their Rewards program.  It’s fantastic.  Plus, they offer a credit card OR a debit card.)  The color of these boots is unique.  There is definitely a light mauve undertone but they read neutral.  When I bought them home, I held them up to various pieces in my closet and was pleased with how many items they complemented.







Details: Top: Anthropologie | Jeans: rag & bone | Booties: Kate Spade (also available in black) |  Short Necklace: Madewell | Longer necklace: Madewell (unavailable but click here for another great option…that can be engraved!)



Cold Shoulder

You know the saying pertaining to fashion that goes as follows…”If you love something, buy it in every color”?  Well, this rings true for this particular shirt, in my opinion.  The cold shoulder detail allows you to show a bit of skin while simultaneously adding a little edge to a seemingly simple and casual look.  It is made of incredibly soft textured cotton so it has a nice comfy feel.  I paired it with some dark denim and my new favorite jewelry find…this AMAZING necklace from Madewell.  It has the mixed-metal look that they always seem to nail.  I have been living in these fringed booties from Koolaburra recently.  They are perfect for just about every season but it is so nice to have found a pair of booties that can be worn in warmer weather.




Details: Top: Sol Angeles | Jeans: rag & bone | Booties: Koolaburra (on sale- more than half off!) | Necklace: Madewell

Hope you all have a wonderful start to the week!