Hey loves! I don’t know about you but I’ve felt a distinct crispness in the air here lately! I love when summer starts turning into fall and everything just becomes so lovely. How basic am I for saying my favorite season is fall?! I think I got my love for all things pumpkin from my mom. Every September she would go all out decorating our house with fall leave garlands, pumpkins, corn stalks by the door, and a pumpkin spice candle burning in the kitchen. Even at 24 years old, there’s nothing more magical than my parent’s house this time of the year.

As every self-proclaimed lover of autumn does, I’ve made my fall bucket list! How much of it I’ll actually get to do is a post for another day but I’ll at least get to half of it! I scoured my fall Pinterest board (over 700 pins of pure fall bliss!) to find my top 10 must-do fall activities to share with you guys and thankfully I narrowed it down to fit into the picture above.

  1. Drink apple cider (it has to be hot though)
  2. Watch football (I have no choice here, I live in Texas and football is king)
  3. Go leaf peeping (I’ll have to do that when I’m at home in Maryland. Cactus don’t grow fall leaves)
  4. Buy a blanket scarf (I have like 5 but I need another obviously)
  5. Host a bonfire (I don’t have my own fire pit but I’ll cohost if anyone wants to offer up theirs!)
  6. Carve a pumpkin (This is a no-brainer)
  7. Watch Hocus Pocus (I can’t get enough of that movie!)
  8. Wear Bean Boots (Classic preppy footwear made for fall!)
  9. Run through a corn maze (or just get lost and yell at everyone I’m lost with)
  10. Eat caramel apples (doing this very carefully, I need all of my teeth)

So share with me what’s on your fall bucket list and your favorite fall traditions!

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Happy Labor Day weekend! I’m wearing white jeans and my classic J. Crew lobster sweater to celebrate! I can’t believe the summer has come to a close (unofficially). It went by faster than I could have dreamed and I’m disappointed my pineapple pool floatie didn’t get used more! Life just got the better of me this season and I’m absolutely exhausted from starting a new job in late June, freelancing, and trying to blog full time. It really wears you down, you know?

Anyway, on to the good stuff! So many stores are having great sales this weekend and I’m sharing a few of my favorites!

Best Labor Day Sales!

50% off everything at J. Crew Factory

40% off sale items at Anthropologie 

30% off select items at Top Shop

30% off sale style at Kate Spade

50% off tees, jeans, and dresses at Old Navy

30% off sale styles at Draper James

$12.50 fall candles plus 25% off entire purchase at Bath and Body Works

Up to 40% off summer items at Nordstrom

25% off sitewide at Mud Pie Market

Extra 30% off sale styles at Sperry

25% off when you spend $50 at L.L. Bean

There were so many other great sales going on when I was looking around for sales to share with you guys! These were just the sales that were my favorite! I live by the motto that “full-price” is the “F-Word” and it has served me well! It’s going to be crazy at the malls and such so good luck braving the chaos!

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fall candles

So it’s the end of August! That pretty much means it’s fall right? I’ve been going from store to store seeing their fall decorations and smelling the yummy fall candles. I can’t help but love this season! Every year my mom buys a few pumpkin spice candles to light around the house and it just smells like home to me! Today, I thought I’d share a few fall home decor items I’ve found so far to get you in the mood.

Bath and Body Works Fall Candles

I look forward to their candles every year and they never disappoint! This year, I’m loving the packaging of these candles, particularly the birch bark-looking “Leaves” candle. Seriously, so pretty and looks great with your regular home decor. I’m also a fan of “Pumpkin Cupcake” but that one makes me hungry for sweets! Once these candles go on sale, I’ll be stocking up!

Target Dollar Spot for Fall

So my other favorite place to get fall home decor items is the Target Dollar Spot! And they have the best fall and Halloween stuff this year! Everything you see in the photo above is under $3! How about the Hocus Pocus candy bowl?! It’s a must have! My favorite item I found in that lovely dollar section is this:

OH MY GOODNESS! How cute is that travel mug?! I love Pumpkin Spice Lattes mostly because I’m basic but also because how can you not love a pumpkin? I live for cute mugs like this one! The best part is, its only $3!!!

I know it’ early to start celebrating Halloween and dragging out the scarecrows, but starting September 1st, I’ll be wearing my pumpkin earrings and decorating my apartment with all things fall! You’ll find me at Michael’s Craft Store quite often too- gotta get those decorative pumpkins!

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Hey everyone! Happy hump day! I wanted to share with you guys a few fun photos from a pool party I went to last weekend! I think summers should be about making memories, getting some sun, and splashing around on a pool floatie. Luckily, that’s what this event was all about!

Dallasites 101 hosted a summer pool party at Le Meridien in Uptown, Dallas and it was a blast! A great pool party has awesome music, pool floaties, and frozen rosé- all of which were in attendance last weekend! The DJ was playing a bit of reggae and some summer hits while everyone climbed onto the giant pool floaties and sipped margaritas and frosé! I wish every day could be like that.

Since David was still in Las Vegas, I went to the pool party alone but I still had a great time. They had complimentary manicures from a local nail salon, flower crown station, complimentary hair braiding, and mini Blush-Ups from Blushington! I pampered myself a little and got my nails done then went for a Blush-Up before getting my hair braided. Is there anything better than feeling like a celebrity even though you’re totally not one?!

They also had some fun vendors there like Bai (they were giving away free drinks!) and McCauley + Luckwhich by the way have the cutest earrings ever! I bought a pair and can’t wait to style them in an upcoming photo shoot!

Now that I’ve gone to a fun Dallas pool party this summer, I feel like I can say good bye to summer and hello to fall! I’m already making lists of fall style must-haves to share with you all. You’re going to love it! Have a lovely week!

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It’s Monday-funday! Said no one ever. I’m trying to give myself some energy every Monday by indulging in a good latte or posting a blog post full of pretty pictures, which I’m doing today! My wonderful photographer and I got these photos done a few weeks ago and I’m just now sharing them with you!

It’s one thing, however, to take great photos and another to actually do something with them. So today I wanted to chat about one of my favorite wardrobe classics- the button up- and how to style them when they won’t stay buttoned!

Keep it Together- Button Ups That Won’t Button

If you were “blessed” with a larger chest, then you know how difficult it can be to find and wear a button up shirt without the annoying fabric gaps or buttons that fly off. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve fallen in love with a cute button up and tried it on only to realize that it won’t button without a gap somewhere. So annoying! I love classic Ralph Lauren buttons ups but I can’t wear them!

Instead of avoiding these tops altogether, I’ve learned to style them in different ways so I can still wear them! One of my favorite ways to wear this chambray shirt is just open with a white tank underneath! The key to wearing a button up open is making sure that you can easily tuck in a tank to your shorts or jeans. Since an unbuttoned button up is a loose fit, you need to balance it with something tighter underneath to keep it flattering.

I also took a tip I learned from a J. Crew stylist and applied it to this look- roll your sleeves up and leave the cuff exposed for a chic look. Isn’t it cute? 

Another great way to wear button ups is by buttoning the bottom buttons and doing a big statement necklace on top to really pull the look together. The necklace will draw the eye up from the unbuttoned buttons and put the focus closer to your face.

Probably my all-time favorite way to wear a button up though is wearing it underneath a sweater. It’s so classic preppy and the best part is, you can leave the top buttons unbuttoned because the sweater covers it up! Winning!

Outfit Details

Don’t ever feel like having a bigger chest should keep you from wearing the things you love. Sometimes you just have to figure out how to modify the style so it works for your body type. Nothing looks good on everyone! That’s why styling options are so important.

Ok, so outfit details! My chambray shirt is old but I’d recommend investing in this shirt! My shorts are on sale for… wait for it… $6.99!! Here’s the link! They have multiple colors and patterns so check them out! My sandals are Jack Rogers (link). Finally, the monogrammed clutch I get asked about so often is from Marley Lilly, however they don’t make it anymore! But here’s a cute alternative you’ll love (link)!

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Hey lovelies! I hope you’re having a nice week! I’m sitting in bed writing this waiting for the weekend to come. I’m having brunch this Saturday with a bunch of bloggers from Dallas and really looking forward to it! I love getting together with other creatives to chat and share ideas. It keeps me inspired to continue blogging. Not gonna lie, there have been quite a few times I’ve felt like quitting. 

One thing that keeps me motivated is having a community of bloggers and Instagrammers to feel inspired by. Since moving to Dallas a year ago, I’ve had a hard time making friends. Around this time however I joined Style Collective and immediately had a support system all over the place! If you’re going to invest in anything for your blog, I highly recommend joining Style Collective! Here’s why.

Benefits of Style Collective

Style Collective was started by Annie Spano when she saw a need for blogger babes to have a space just for them where they could talk and collaborate. A few leaps and bounds later, she started Style Collective. I joined last year and love it! The benefits are endless but my favorite parts of this group include:

  • Community forums where we can seek advice or share opportunities
  • Space to share blog posts and get engagement on them
  • Regional meetups with your Style Collective sisters
  • Brand opportunities
  • Brand directory where you can find contact info for your fave brands
  • Worksheets and e-courses to help you grow
  • Weekly tips and blog posts that answer all your questions

There’s so much more to this group than I can share here but these are just a few things I benefit from the most!

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The above photo is from one of our first meetups here in Dallas! You can read the original blog post here. Since I had just moved to Dallas and literally knew no one it was so great to meetup with these girls and build a connection with my new city!

The Details

For a monthly membership to Style Collective it’s basically the cost of two lattes at Starbucks ($10!) and you can sign up here through my affiliate linkI really love this group of girls and I’ve been connected with some of the nicest ladies! Annie is also such a sweet, genuine person that she’s easy to talk to and often times personally messages you back if you have a question. If you’re looking to learn and grow in your blog, then definitely join us at Style Collective!

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