Dallas farmers market

Top: Old Navy// Shorts: Abercrombie// Bag: Kate Spade// Scarf: Pacsun//

Aviators: J. Crew// Shoes: DSW

Happy Monday gals! I can’t believe it’s the last Monday of September. I feel like this month has just flown by. Between starting my new job and decorating for my favorite season, I’ve been a busy girl! Honestly, it doesn’t feel like fall in Texas yet. It’s still 90 degrees everyday and you really can’t wear blanket scarves and quilted vests. I’ve had to incorporate fall colors into my wardrobe instead!

pumpkin spice everything

On Saturday, my boyfriend David and I went to the Dallas Farmer’s Market to enjoy the local produce and get a bite to eat. There were a few greeneries there and they had quite a few pumpkins! Pumpkin everything is the fastest way to this girl’s heart! David posted a picture of us together on his Facebook with a caption that read “I have taken way too many pictures in front of pumpkins today”. I laughed so hard. He’s a real-life “Instagram husband”!

dressing for autumn

As I said earlier, it’s too warm in Texas to dress for fall. My closet is full of warm sweaters, denim, scarves, boots, and cute button ups that I can’t wear yet! I get so jealous whenever I see my Instagram followers posting pictures of themselves all bundled up in cute plaid and riding boots up north. Y’all look so cute crunching through the leaves with your pumpkin spice lattes! For the farmer’s market, I wore some cream-colored lace shorts and a military green tank top with a black and white scarf for a touch of fall style.

stylish fall looks

Since quite a few of my readers are from Texas, I’ll just tell you that the easiest way to make the fall seem like fall is to wear seasonal colors! It always makes me feel like I’m not missing out as much. The Dallas Farmer’s Market was the perfect place to sport some pretty green and cream colors without wearing traditional layers and sweltering in the heat! Being away from my home state of Maryland has made me appreciate growing up surrounded by such beauty all of the time. You just take that for granted until you don’t have it anymore!

Hope you enjoyed my look! It’s super simple and easy to wear for an afternoon out. Next time, I might pair the tank with some white denim and boots. I think it would look really cute! Leave a comment with your favorite fall activity!

-Liz


Happy Wednesday and first day of autumn! I’ve seriously been looking forward to this day for quite some time. It means I can decorate my apartment without feeling like I’m jumping the gun or trying to get rid of my other favorite season- summer! Now that I can officially start the pumpkin spice latte season and wear some of my favorite fall clothes, I figured I’d focus a blog post on my favorite elements of autumn style: denim and new ways to style it.

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Denim is an American classic that will never go away. My favorite brand of jeans is Lucky Brand. If you can get to one of their outlets, they always have really great deals on their clearance jeans like an additional 50% off the clearance prices! The Lucky Brand style I’m wearing here is the dark wash Charlie Skinny. These jeans are my go-to for everything! They’re easy to wear, the color doesn’t fade, and they go with everything.

stylish denim skinny jeans

During the fall, jeans are worn most often with classic Tory Burch riding boots and short booties. To mix it up a bit, I paired my Lucky Brand jeans with these nude Nine West kitten heels I found over the weekend! Nordstrom Rack has a great selection of shoes on mark down to choose from. These sling back kitten heels were normally $80 and I bought them half off! I cuffed the hem of each pant leg for an added touch of style.

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Cuffed jeans with kitten heels isn’t something I’d normally associate with fall, but here in Dallas, the temperatures haven’t dropped much so this is a simple way to enjoy my denim while keeping cool! I’ll be wearing this combo for the next few weeks- probably with a cardigan when it finally gets a little cooler (meaning 80 degrees instead of 95). Check out my other fall inspired outfits here and here!

-Liz


cozy blouse for fall

Happy Monday y’all! It was a whirlwind weekend for me. Now that I have a job, all I want to do is sleep in and catch up on all the chores I wasn’t able to get done during the week. How fun am I? As a Dallas fashion blogger with plenty of things to blog about, I better step it up! Saturday, David and I went out to lunch and had regrettable, greasy bar food. Hint: I don’t regret it! I also got to wear this super comfy, slouchy top over the weekend from ShoptheMint.com!

shop the mint tops

Fall Basics to Wear With Anything

When I saw this top, I totally fell in love with it! I love cozy things that I can wear during the chilly months. Instantly I thought how perfect this top would be with a big blanket scarf for added coziness! Plus, I mean can we talk about the color? Burgundy is a signature fall color and one that’s well represented in my closet. This Slouchy Dolman Tunic is a steal at $24 and it’s an exclusive color that won’t be around for long!

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I paired my slouchy tunic with my favorite gold nautical knot necklace and my chic Kate Spade bag. You’ll probably be seeing these accessories and this top a lot this season, so get used to it! Some of my favorite things in my closet are just simple basics that I come back to again and again. My tunic will definitely be one of those things. I’m not the type that likes to wear skin tight clothing and frankly I don’t have the ripped abs to make it look good either. Comfort is just too important to me! Wearing comfortable clothes shouldn’t mean you have to sacrifice style, that’s why I really like cozy tops like this one.

cozy fall style

Fall basics are something I can’t have enough of. As the season gets going, you’ll be seeing a lot more of my favorites! In the meantime, check out my comfy top from ShoptheMint.com, it won’t disappoint! Enjoy your Monday!

-Liz

*Sponsored by ShoptheMint.com

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Good morning girls! Today I wanted to share with you a new beauty product I really enjoy. As you can probably tell, I love talking about skincare products and reviewing some of my favorites. Product reviews help everyone out because we all hate buying a new, pricey skincare product and then finding out it isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Hydropeptide, a skincare company that specializes in anti-aging products, sent me their “On the Go-Glow” travel size set of anti-wrinkle serums to test out. Here’s what I thought!

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Professional Packaging

First impressions are lasting impressions. A product could be relatively useless but if it’s packaged pretty people will buy it. Marketing is everything these days! Hydropeptide didn’t disappoint with their packaging. The travel sized bottles came in a cute little off-white makeup bag! The bottles all varied in sizes and shapes. I really liked that the company branded themselves as a company that bases their products in science. The cute little molecules on the logo were a great touch!

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Simple Skincare Regiment

Another thing I loved about the skincare line was how simple it was. No repetitive “rinse and repeat” nonsense that takes too long. Ain’t nobody got time for that! All it required was that I started out with a clean face (no makeup or visible dirt) and apply each product one at a time. A little went a long way too, which is nice because I know I’m getting the most for my money!

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Quality Feel in Skincare Products

I can always tell based on smell and texture if a product is decent. I’ve tried so many “lotions and potions” as my mom calls them and many of them have one thing in common: oil. Not all oil is bad but when it’s excessive it makes the product feel runny, like it’s ingredients will break me out in acne. No one needs that! My favorite product amongst the ones they sent me was the Purifying Mask. It was smooth and creamy with just a tiny bit of texture so your skin has something to grab onto.

Hydropeptide is offering you guys 20% off the “On-the-Go Glow” travel kit using codeΒ BBACK20A! Be sure to take advantage of this if you can!

-Liz

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Blanket Scarf for Fall Happy Wednesday girls! My photographer (aka “boyfriend”) wasn’t available for pictures so please excuse my iPhone usage. I hope your week is going nicely and you’re enjoying the sun though! It’s my second week “on the job” for my new company and I’m really liking it. Of course, the first few weeks are the easiest, but I think I’ll pretend it’ll be this great for awhile. You know, live in blissful ignorance? Anyway, since Labor Day has come and gone, I wanted to focus a post on tasteful ways to wear white after Labor Day. It’s such an old rule, but one that can be bent a little!

Wearing White After Labor Day

One of my favorite ways to incorporate white after Labor Day is white jeans or on my lazier days, white jeggings. I’m not sure if I’ll ever be totally on board with leggings or jeggings being worn in public but I must say, they are comfy! No Nonsense sent me a pair of their bright white jean leggings to try and I really liked them with my favorite red tunic top. It’s a simple look that makes a stylish statement. Best of all, it’s easy to wear!

White Leggings

If I’m going to wear something white during the fall or winter, I’ll pair it with seasonal colors so it won’t stand out as “oh my, she’s wearing white after Labor Day!”. For this outfit, I wore the red tunic and camel-colored peep toe heels with a plaid blanket scarf. If that doesn’t scream fall, I don’t know what does! In the same way, if it were winter I’d wear shades of blue, purple, and maybe even some pink. Simple little touches like these can completely transform an outfit.

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White isn’t as taboo to wear after Labor Day as it once was. The old rules of dressing are slowly being changed with each generation. White is so clean and crisp anyway, why would you ban it even if it’s only for a season?

-Liz

*Thanks to No Nonsense for collaborating on this post

Happy Monday gals! I had a serious case of the Sunday scaries yesterday and the only way to solve it was by heading to Target and taking my sweet little time browsing the Target dollar section. Honestly, it’s therapeutic! Everything I could possibly want is between $1 and $5. Seasonal items, stationary, mugs, adult coloring books, you name it- the dollar spot has it. Piggy backing off of my post last week about office chic items, I figured I’d share with you a few affordable alternatives to the items I featured last week! Starting with some cute stationary- look at these adorable ‘hello’ notecards and pencils for $1 each! *Happy dance*

ChicΒ Desktop Accessories on a Budget

Cute file folders

I’m a big fan of organization and a good bargain. These file folders combine both of those things! $1 each and they have multiple designs. If I can find a cute gold file holder on sale sometime, I’ll be putting these on my desk to double as artwork!

Desk top calendar

These pastel wooden pencils are $1 and the notepad/mousepad is $1 too! You can’t beat that price! The watercolor illustrations on the notepad are so pretty. When I saw this, it totally made my day! I’ve seen some that have the days of the week on them and others that are blank note pages. Keep your eye out for new ones!

Cheap Recipe binder

Since moving out on my own, I realize how precious and wonderful having my mom and grandmom’s recipes are. I’ll be darned if I can ever write them down though! I always end up calling my mom asking how to make this or that. Having a recipe book to keep everything in would be really helpful! This one was only $5 in the Target dollar spot! It has sections in it to divide appetizers from main dishes and so on.

Pretty Storage Boxes

Storage boxes are the best things ever for organization! I always have loose papers on my desk and just being able to put them all in one place is so helpful! These boxes run between $10 and $13 based on the size. How pretty would a few of them be sitting on your desk at work though?

Day Designer agenda

I feel like I’m on a never-ending quest to find the perfect planner at a decent price! Normally, I’m a Lilly Pulitzer girl (so is my mom after I bought her one!) but lately I feel like I need something even bigger. I found a Day Designer planner at Target and just loved it! How pretty is the floral design? It mimics the ones Kate Spade and a few other designers have but for under $20!

Pretty clipboards

Finally, this is probably one of the cutest finds of my afternoon shopping! I love clipboards even though I don’t have a use for one. The zebra and floral themes were really pretty and so much more fun than the boring old traditional ones our gym teachers carried around. These were priced around $10.

Treat yo’ self and pick up a few new desk accessories for this week! Even a pack of new pencils totally brightens my day!

-Liz