Monday, September 25, 2017

Top 10 Most Pinned Fall Outfits

Since Friday was the first official day of fall, I thought it would be fun to round up my top 10 fall outfits on Pinterest from over the years. It's hard for me to believe that some of these have hundreds of thousands of re-pins! I've linked to similar items since these outfits are all more than a year old... I would love to know your favorite (let me know in the comments!) :)

Pinterest Pin #10 - I wore this outfit on a trip to Vermont last year! I'm excited that off-the-shoulder sweaters are still "in" for this year. Also, I keep my white jeans in rotation all year long so you'll find me wearing them during the fall and winter.

similar off shoulder sweater // white jeans // booties // Gucci Dionysus handbag

Pinterest Pin #9 - This one was also taken in Burlington, Vermont (one of my favorite little New England towns!). This outfit is easy to recreate with a cute poncho, white tee and jeans.

How to wear a poncho in the fall

Pinterest Pin #8 - I wore this outfit on a family trip to Connecticut a few years ago... ripped skinny jeans and a cute scarf make an easy and foolproof outfit combo for the fall. 

Fall outfit inspiration

Pinterest Pin #7 - I still love this outfit so so much! And an identical plaid scarf is being sold this year- snag it while you can!

Equestrian look - suede skirt with riding boots and a huge blanket scarf
plaid scarf // white long sleeve tee (just ordered more for this year!) // similar suede skirt
 ruffle boot socks // similar riding boots

Pinterest Pin #6 - Winnie totally steals the show in this picture (one of my favorites) - look at her little tiny body and white paws! This was taken only a few weeks after I'd gotten her.

Louis Vuitton neverfull, get it pre-owned HERE // white jeans

Pinterest Pin #5 - This completely grey and white outfit is super easy to re-create, and can be worn well into the winter.

white jeans // Stuart Weitzman Highland boots, similar HERE & HERE

Pinterest Pin #4 - Another one of my favorites (fingers crossed they bring back the scarf this year). My mom and I road-tripped all the way to Manchester, Vermont last year and this was a cozy and comfortable outfit for the car ride!

 similar striped tee // similar fringed scarf // leggings // similar over-the-knee boots

Pinterest Pin #3 - Taken right outside of my apartment in Winston, I wore this outfit on a fall day last year. Every woman needs a camel cardigan in her wardrobe, and leopard heels are the perfect way to add some interest and a subtle pop of pattern.

Pinterest Pin #2 - One of my oldest fall outfits, but one of my most pinned of all time! I absolutely love the striped turtleneck paired underneath the chunky knit poncho - can there even be a better combination for fall?

Pinterest Pin #1 - With almost 300,000 pins, this is (surprisingly) my most pinned picture on Pinterest! And my exact green tunic is still available online (and on sale!).

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Lush blouse
exact green tunic // Paige skinny jeans // similar boots // Hinge wool hat

Happy Fall, y'all!!!!



Friday, September 22, 2017

My (Updated) Nighttime Routine

Happy Friday, everyone! I thought it would be fun to share my updated nighttime routine with you all (I love hearing about others' routines!) and mine has changed a little bit since moving into the house.

Step One: The first thing I do when I am ready to start winding down for the night is put on pajamas and a cozy robe. I am all about comfy clothes and usually if I know I'm going to be staying in all night, I'll change into them pretty early on in the evening. This robe has been my go-to lately, it feels like being wrapped up in a cloud!!

Step Two: I have always been a bath person rather than a shower person, so at night I love to soak in a bubble bath. I'll either read a book or watch a YouTube video while I'm in the bath... I try not to do anything work-related because the whole goal is to relax! (Sometimes I'll pour a glass of wine to drink while I soak in the tub... now that is ultimate relaxation haha.) If you're looking for a good bubble bath, this product makes my whole bathroom smell like a spa! It's heavenly.

Step Three: I take my contacts out, brush my teeth and put my retainer in (yes I still wear a retainer, haha!).

Step Four: I take off my makeup and wash my face. This is one of my favorite parts of the whole day - I love taking off my makeup and using luxurious products to make it feel like I'm getting a facial every night! I've been trying out L'Occitane's new Divine Collection, so I start by massaging the Divine Cleansing Balm onto my face to dissolve my makeup. Then I use the Divine Foaming Cleansing Cream, a luxurious cream that transforms into a moisture-rich lather with water.

Step Five: After washing my face, I moisturize (I have pretty dry skin, so if I skip this step, my skin will look dry and flaky the next day). I use this Divine Cream - it's like a miracle cream because it moisturizes while also addressing multiple signs of aging. For an extra boost and glow I love mixing a drop of the Divine Youth Oil with the cream.

Step Six: The last thing I do is usually take Winnie outside for one final time and then set the security system for the night. Then I pour a glass of water to keep on my nightstand, put on some lip balm (I hate waking up with chapped lips) and read until I fall asleep. Winnie and George both sleep in the bed with me too... George sleeps at the bottom of the bed, and Winnie usually cuddles with me! I love my little zoo ;)

I would love to hear your nighttime routine if it's different than mine! Let me know in the comments and happy Friday everyone!


*Thank you to L'Occitane for sponsoring today's post

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Oversized One-Shoulder Sweater Dress

 Free People sweater (on sale!) // similar boots (mine are from last year), also have & love these but they aren't as slouchy! // hoop earrings // Givenchy mini Antigona handbag // Chanel lipstick #145

Nothing screams "cozy" more than an oversized sweater, and I can't get enough of this one that's currently on sale. The picture online shows it worn with jeans, however when I tried it on I thought it was way too long for that! I paired it with some tall boots instead, and called it a day :) The neckline is pretty versatile - you can wear it as a cowl neck, or pull one side off-the-shoulder as I've done here. I love it worn either way! Side note, you guys kept asking about the Chanel lipstick I have been wearing lately - it's color #145! I'm having trouble finding it online, so it might be one of those things you have to buy in the store!

Is everyone having a good week? Mine is dragging on for some reason haha! Maybe it's because I have a special guest coming to visit this weekend ;) Stay tuned!



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Lavender Bell Sleeve Sweater

peep toe booties // Gucci Dionysus handbag // Chanel lipstick

I'm so pumped that blush pink and lavender are "trendy" colors for fall this year - they're my favorite colors! When I saw this lavender sweater for less than $40, I knew I had to have it for my fall wardrobe. It's made of the SOFTEST material and also comes in a really pretty orangey-brown color too. Plus it's incredibly well-made, and the price tag makes it even sweeter. It runs TTS, I'm wearing the XS :)

On another note, I just love how "fall" these photos look! Some of the trees in Winston are already starting to change color and drop their leaves, can you believe it? My front porch is decorated for fall, and my mom made pumpkin bars and brought some over for me... so you can say that I'm officially ready for autumn, haha. Just bring on the cooler weather!



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

My Favorite Fall Trend

One of my favorite trends for fall is anything and everything in the cognac or camel color. Scarves, hats, booties, sweaters - you name it, and if it comes in cognac, I want it! I just ordered these ankle boots which I think will look adorable with dresses and skinny jeans this fall... and this houndstooth scarf is what fall dreams are made of - pair it with a sweater, white tee, sweater dress, jean jacket, the list goes on and on. Don't even get me started on this suede jacket.... sigh. 

Can you tell I'm ready for cooler weather? :)

On another note, my sweet dad came to stay with me last night and he hooked up my TVs while he was here! Now I can finally watch TV again... and Netflix! I'm starting episode one of "Damages" tonight, have you guys seen it?! 


Monday, September 18, 2017

Fall Staples

One of the things I love most about Nordstrom is that I can find both budget-friendly pieces (like the cardigan I'm wearing) and amazing designer pieces, all in the same place. If I'm going to splurge on a designer item, I tend to pick handbags because I know I'll wear them over and over again - like this Givenchy mini Antigona. It's the perfect neutral color to carry you from spring and summer into the fall (I love it paired with booties!) and the size is great for on-the-go. I'm rounding up some of my favorite designer items from Nordstrom in the widget below!

Did everyone have a good weekend? I threw my BFF a baby shower in Raleigh on Saturday, and then my mom came up for the night to help me with some house stuff! If you missed it, I shared a whole blog post on pantry organization on Friday. It seems like you guys like the organization and house posts, so if you want some more, let me know! :) 

Happy Monday!  


*Thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post