Friday, September 30, 2016

Friday Five: Fall Scarves & Booties

One of my favorite things about fall is that I can pull out my favorite scarves and booties! They are both simple staples that can change your outfit completely, for the better of course! I rounded up 5 scarves and 5 booties that I have ordered and have had my eyes on. I can't wait to show you how I wear them. Which one is your favorite?



Thursday, September 29, 2016

Olive For Fall Transition

TOP: Lush on sale & more colors! (similar I also have HERE) | SHORTS: J.Crew | SHOES: Betseyville (perfect Valentino dupes) | WATCH: Michael Kors | BAG: Givenchy (similar in widget below)

Olive is one of my favorite fall colors (along with burgundy, tan, yellow, camel, rusty orange.... I mean can you have just one? haha). I do feel like olive is one of those colors that looks great on everyone and can be matched with almost every color. I wore this outfit this past weekend while we were in Charleston. It was soooo hot outside. We are still in summer temps back home too so if you're on the same boat, pull out those fall colors! One of my main tips for dressing for the weather while trying to remain in season is to switch up your color palette. Mixing fall colors into your outfit will give it a fall vibe even if it is still 100 degrees outside. Also wearing open top booties is a great alternative to sandals. They scream fall but aren't as warm as closed toe booties. I have been eyeing these open toe booties! So cute! 

Another tip is switching up your bag! Sometimes the bag you choose can make or break your outfit. Choosing a good fall bag can help transition your outfit into fall. I love darker color bags or neutrals for fall.

 I hope these tips were helpful! I would love to hear more of your fall transition tips below :) XO!

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Blush Sweater & White Pants For Fall

SWEATER: H&M ($20 & more colors) | PANTS: ViciDolls (similar HERE) | BOOTIES: Vince Camuto (less expensive look alike HERE & HERE) | BAG: Chloe Drew Bag (similar HERE) | HAT: sold out, linked similar ones I have below | LIPS: Clinique (in curvy candy)

I am a definite 'no white after Labor Day' rule breaker. I love white jeans especially throughout fall and winter to brighten up a look. It makes the look so feminine and fresh. I love this outfit in particular because it is so versatile. It can be worn into winter with a thick cardigan & beanie or ditch the hat & booties for some cute wedges (my absolute favorite wedges) and wear it in the spring. I bought this sweater while doing a little shopping in Charleston this past weekend and it is a must have! You definitely get your money's worth. I am going to get a few more colors. They had a similar style last year that I got in a lighter blush color and ended up wearing it a few times a week. Its a light sweater so it can easily be transitioned into fall when it can't decide if it wants to be hot or cold outside. I will be layering it with a scarf or vest when the temps do drop. It's still in the 80s/90s here. As much as I love fall, I will miss summer so I am holding on haha!

Also, thanks so much for the feedback from my last two travel posts! It meant a lot and I'm so glad you all enjoyed them. I have a few more from Europe to post and then I'll do one on Charleston, I just wanted to switch things up a little so you all don't get to overwhelmed with too many travel posts :) XO! & Happy Wednesday! 

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

France Travel Diary & Outfit Details

Looking over all our Europe pictures makes me miss it so much! One of our favorites from our trip was exploring the countryside of France. From Paris, we took a train to Geneva, Switzerland to make it to my husband's cousin's wedding. We went to bed a good bit past 3 am in Paris and had to make our train that left around 6 in the morning. Needless to say we were both exhausted. The train ride was a couple hours long. We wanted to stay up and watch all the pretty views, but after we ate the breakfast they served us, we were out!
TOP: TrouvĂ© (sold out, similar HERE. Also have & love THIS one in black) | SHORTS: J.Crew | HAT: Hinge 

Once we got to Geneva, we walked to Starbucks (praise Jesus they had one haha!) and then to my husband's uncle's house. By then it was time to get ready for the wedding which was located in Saint Sixt, France at a breathtaking wedding venue called Le chateau de Saint Sixt (about a 45 minute drive from Geneva). The wedding was perfect!
My wedding outfit details on THIS post

THIS pic on my Instagram was the view behind us during the ceremony that I didn't include here. The wedding lasted about 10 hours (12 actually but we ended up leaving early). After the short ceremony, for about four hours everyone ate, chatted, and played outdoor games while people came serving us with appetizers and drinks. Then we had dinner inside the chateau which lasted until about 1 am. By then, I don't think I have ever been so tired, but it was honestly such a lovely laid back wedding. We had such a great time. 

Instead of going back to Geneva that night, we spent the night at a hotel called Les Afforets. It was only about a ten minute drive from the wedding and in the cutest little town called La Roche sur Foron. 
This picture above was the view from our hotel (Les Afforets) window.
And some of the goodies from Boulangerie Baty (where we had coffee & breakfast):
After breakfast, we walked around La Roche sur Foron. I couldn't stop taking pictures of everything! It was the cutest little city surrounded by mountains that reminded me of romantic movies filmed in the olden days. Here are some pictures:
This castle above is called La Roche-sur-Foron Castle. It was closed by the time we got there, but you can climb it to see this view from above:
 We spent a few hours taking in the gorgeous view, but seeing the Parc Du Chateau De L'echelle was by far my favorite of them (heart eyes all around):

Outfit Details

TOP: TopShop (wearing size 4) | SHORTS: Leith (wearing S) | SHOES: Steve Madden | BAG: Chloe Drew Bag (dupe HERE) | SUNGLASSES: Ray-Bans | WATCH: Michael Kors

From here, we got picked up and spent a few more days in Switzerland. I'll be sharing details on Switzerland in another post! Feel free to email me or let me know below if you have any questions on this trip, or if you have ever been. I would love to hear! XO!

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Paris Trip Recap

I know I have posted a little bit about Paris in THIS outfit post & THIS one, but I wanted to use today's post to give you a full travel recap on what we did the day and a half we were there. 

DAY ONE

First off, the travel to Paris was not bad. We flew with Lufthansa and the flight was fairly empty on the way there, so we both had room to lay across a few chairs and sleep. They also had a tv screen so it was nice to pass the time watching movies. I wore THIS outfit on the way there (highly recommend traveling with a hat!). We had a few hours of layover in Munich, Germany but the airport is gorgeous, so definitely didn't mind.  

We then took an Uber from the airport to the hotel. We stayed at the Westin Paris- Vendome which I highly recommend. It is right next to Place Vendome (next pic below) which is a huge building with tons of luxury stores. We walked around and ate at Le Castiglione Cafe which was really good and stopped to get gelato (I can't remember the name).
The rest of the day we kept walking around until we couldn't feel our feet any more haha! We walked through a park to the Louvre Museum. We went inside the entrance, but we didn't have anywhere near enough time to actually go into the museum so we will have to put that on our list for next time. We then kept walking to get on the Grande Roue de Paris (the famous ferris wheel). We went while the sun was going down and it was gorgeous! The city looked so pretty from up there and the ride went around a few times so it didn't feel rushed. 
We ended our day riding a boat across the Seine River. It was so pretty looking at the buildings lit up at night along the river. I also loved watching the people from there. SO many people got together on the edge of the river with friends having picnics and hanging out together. It was like that through the parks too. The lifestyle seemed so much more relaxed and social, I totally envied that!

DAY TWO

To start our day, we ate breakfast at Angelina which is known for their famous hot chocolate. I highly recommend eating here or at least stopping by for some treats!
Next, we walked around the city to the Notre Dame Cathedral. You may recognize the building from THIS post.
After walking through the cathedral, we took an Uber across town to Sacre Coeur to see the city. You could also go on top of the Notre Dame to see the city, but friends of our said the views were more worth seeing at Sacre Coeur so we didn't wait in the long line and went there instead. We didn't actually go inside, but toured the outside. We met an artist near the Sacre Coeur and decided to let him draw us in a picture together. It was also nice to sit for a while haha! 
If you keep walking along that street you'll run into Place du Tertre. I loved it there. There were all kinds of different style artists everywhere and tons of restaurants and stores. I indulged in a strawberry nutella crepe at La Cremaillere 1900 and then gelato at Tutti Sensi.... This was hands down the BEST gelato I have had in my life! Seriously, it was so flavorful and creamy!!
After a little more walking, we took an Uber to get macaroons at Laduree. A lot of you all recommended it and it was so good!! I love the caramel and rose flavored ones! From a distance in that area you could also see Arc de Triomphe and there were tons of commercial shopping around. We had a few spare minutes to stop at Zara before going back to our hotel.
While my husband charged his phone (we used his for directions the whole time and I forgot to get a portable charger before we left... oops lol), I changed my outfit and we went to the Eiffel Tower. By now it was nearly dark and we went on the last ticket up. I am semi-scared of heights and claustrophobic so it was kind of scary at times, and the elevators up are packed with people so if you're like me make sure you're more towards the wall. It is so worth the view though, even going up! The city looked gorgeous at night! It was so romantic!

If you ever have the chance to take a trip to Paris, take it! Everything about the city is so magical and there is so much to see! We can't wait to go again!

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