Monday, October 31, 2016

Orange Bell Sleeve Sweater

SWEATER: BP (wearing XS) | PANTS: Zara | BOOTS: UGG (in chestnut suede) | BAG: Givenchy | LIPS: Clinique (in Super Strawberry)

I absolutely LOVE the bell sleeve trend and had heart eyes all over this sweater when I bought it a few weeks ago! It's my favorite fall sweater purchase so far. It is beyond cozy & just so chic! It also comes in a dark green and ivory which I also love!

Also, I highly recommend these knee high boots. I bought them during NSale and was finally able to pull them out. They are so soft/warm on the inside and go with everything. I also love that I didn't have to keep pulling them up; they didn't slouch like I thought they would. 

I hope you all had a great weekend and wish you all a great week! XO

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday Five: 5 Stuart Weitzman Lowland Dupes

For today's Friday Five, I wanted to share something that is very dear to my heart: Stuart Weitzman Lowland Over the Knee Boots. But, really! How gorgeous are they!?! I also love the Highland version of this style boot, but I feel like the Lowlands are more practical for everyday wear. I went to Nordstrom Wednesday to try them on in hopes to pull the plug and buy them, but I just couldn't. After seeing so many similar dupes for hundreds of dollars less, I felt like I should save the money for something else like revamping my fall/winter wardrobe, save for a bag, pay my car off or buy real dinner instead of Ramen Noodles for the next month if I were to get them haha! (I mean, #reallife)



Click the image above to explore Stuart Weitzman Lowland boots and the color options. In the widget below, I have rounded up 5 Stuart Weitzman Lowand Boots dupes. Some of them are even under $100! 



So, if you do want to invest in a pair of Stuart Weitzman Lowland boots, I do recommend sizing up half a size. My usual size was a little snug wearing socks, so half a size up fit perfectly. They do fit like a glove and slouch just slight enough to be easy to walk in, but not enough to look sloppy. They really are gorgeous boots, and if it weren't for the price tag I would have them in all seven colors! I do have them on top of my wish list, but until then I will be trying out these dupes. 

I bought THIS pair in taupe today, and after reading the reviews I am excited to try them on when they come in! They look so much better in the customer pictures and from what they have said, loved them as a dupe! Make sure you read the customer reviews for sizing/color match/etc. when searching for the dupes. Let me know in the comments below if you own any of them or found any dupes I missed in this post!

Hope you all have a happy weekend!! XO

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Grey Cardi & Fall Outfit Tips

CARDIGAN: BP (wearing XS) | TANK: TopShop | JEANS: ViciDolls (old similar I have HERE) | BOOTIES: Dolce Vita (on sale & all sizes still available!) | BAG: Prada (similar HERE) | LIPS: Clinique (in whopping' watermelon)

I bought this cardigan and I am not lying when I say it is the coziest thing in my closet at the moment. I also got the black one in an XXS for a more snug fit. They are so soft and literally go with everything! They also come in olive and burgundy. I love it paired with this tank and jeans but I would also wear it over a dress or different color pants/leggings. I have bought a few cardigans this season but these by far are my favorite, so I highly recommend them. 

I love this outfit for fall because it is so versatile! You can switch up any of the five pieces: cardigan, jeans, top, bag, or booties and it will transform the whole entire look! For example, if I traded this cardigan for the black version it would give you a whole different outfit. Same goes for changing the undershirt, etc... I love versatile pieces because you get your money's worth and allows you to make outfits out of stuff that is already in your closet. 

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

For The Love Of A Buffalo Plaid Button-Up

Buffalo Plaid Top: Zara (less expensive exact top HERE that comes in a ton of colors) | PANTS: Forever 21 (old similar HERE) | BOOTIES: Vince Camuto (similar HERE) | BAG: Chloe (similar for $25 HERE) | SUNGLASSES: RayBan | WATCH: Michael Kors | LIPS: Clinique (in curvy candy)

I have been crushing hard on this plaid top! Funny story, two Saturdays ago my husband had to pick something up from Nordstrom and I was excited because I really wanted to get a red & black plaid shirt for the fall festival the next day. I found this one and fell in love so I got it. When I got home to put it on a hanger in my red top section (yes I color coordinate my closet) I found this buffalo plaid top I am wearing in these pics I got from Zara a year or two ago and busted out laughing. Like #shopaholic much?!? I totally forgot I had it in my closet! (I linked this years version of this Zara top above)

I put them side by side and they are literally identical! The only difference is the color of the buttons and the red is slightly less bright, but I love them both so much! I will be returning the red/black one and will be getting another version because I love it so much, 
I'm thinking THIS one. The length is perfect and it is so soft! Also, love this one in particular because it is long enough to wear with leggings. I love plaid button ups for fall with scarves or under vests. 

**Style Tip: accessorize with black to give a more edgy look**

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday Five: EV Beauty Wand Curls

Happy Friday friends!! For todays Friday Five, I want to share 5 steps to getting gorgeous curls using the EV Beauty wand. I honestly have never heard of them before so I was excited to try them out. I usually use my T3 wand or Nume wand to curl my hair, which are both great wands, so I was excited to have something to compare it to. 

STEP ONE

Use thermal protection. I have recently started using Tresemme Heat Tamer as a heat protectant. I like that you can use it on wet hair before blow drying or on dry hair before curling/straightening. It smells devine and makes my hair so soft! Not to mention protects it from heat damage :) 


STEP TWO

Make sure your hair is completely dry and split your hair into sections. I usually pin my hair up and eventually curl four layers of hair because it is fairly thick. I also curl about a one inch piece of hair at a time. You can use a bigger or smaller piece of hair depending on how tight you want your curls. My curls tend to fall out slightly so I don't curl more than one inch at a time that way if they do fall out, it is still curly.



STEP THREE

Now for the actual curling process.... Grab a one inch section of hair and hold it tight. At this point you could use the heat resistant glove provided, but I have curled my hair so much that I tend to be ok without it. Take the EVB wand, hold it with the handle near the scalp and tip of the wand facing down. Wrap the one inch section of hair over the EVB wand wrapping from the handle down to the end of the wand. Make sure the section of hair stays tight and doesn't overlap for best results. Then release the hair and let the hair slide out and then slide the curling iron out. Don't try to unwind the hair or force the EVB wand out because that will ruin your curl. When I curl my hair, I usually curl the sections away from my face. 



STEP FOUR

Once I've curled my hair, I make sure that I didn't miss any strands and touch up any straight pieces of hair. Then I tease it using THIS teasing brush and THIS teasing spray. I tease the back section of my hair first then the left and right. Once I get the volume I want I use THIS hairspray to make it all stay in place. I love this hairspray because it has a great hold and doesn't leave my hair stiff. 


STEP FIVE

Put your makeup on, get dressed and look fab! You've got gorgeous hair!! I curled my hair with the EVB wand last weekend and was curious to see how long it will stay curled. I was so surprised that it lasted all day Saturday and only had to touch it up when I woke up Sunday. (I had my hair curled with the EVB wand in THIS post). This wand is a lot less expensive than other wands I have tried, so honestly I was shocked how much I actually liked it. I definitely recommend it if you are on the search for a new wand. 

Black V-Neck Sweater || Orange Sweater

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

For the Love of Yellow

TOP: H&M | JEANS: ViciDolls (similar HERE) | BAG: Givenchy | BOOTIES: Vince Camuto (similar HERE)

If you have ever been to Charleston, this place might look familiar. These photos are from when we went to Charleston a few weeks ago (trip review on THIS post if you missed it). I was obsessing over this building, so sorry for the photo overload haha! We did a little shopping while there and found this yellow top. I am also obsessing over this color for fall. I feel like I have been saying that with every fall color, but I just love this mustard yellow. For some reason this top never made it in this color online but it does come in black and a yellow print if you really love the style. I will also put some more mustard yellow tops I love/have in the widget below.

I hope you all are having an awesome Wednesday. I worked a shift yesterday, slept a few hours and headed to Florida for a short getaway. My husband is so sweet and let me sleep the whole way. He either really loves me or knows me enough to know how I get when I don't get enough sleep haha JK! Follow along on Insta Stories to see more from our trip! Thanks for stopping by, XO!

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