Plum-spiration for the Holidays

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I got these corduroys several years ago as a Christmas gift. I liked them at the time, but had no idea how to wear them and they sat in my dresser for a long while. This outfit was inspired by this pin. Can I just say: thank goodness for Pinterest. How on earth did I get dressed before it? Anyway, these really are the most beautiful burgundy/plum color and they’re perfect for fall. I wear them to work, especially as the weather gets cooler (corduroys really keep you cozy!) and I also like wearing them them to holiday dinners with the family!
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Wearing
 Sweater & Blouse: NY & Company
Bangles: Forever21
 Corduroys: Delia's
 Oxfords: Restricted via DSW

Olive and Navy

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I wore this to work and hit the polls (notice my I Voted sticker?) on the way home.

This outfit was inspired by this pin. I swapped these leggings from a friend a while ago and was so excited to wear them. I just love the combination of olive green and navy. It feels very fresh and effortless, not to mention perfect for fall!
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Wearing
 Blazer: H&M
 Scarf: Amazon.com
 Belt: Target
 Tunic: NY & Company
 Leggings: Swapped from a friend
 Boots: STEVEN by Steve Madden Intyce Riding Boot

The Joys of Layering

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One of my absolute favorite things about cooler weather is that you can layer your clothes and create much more visually interesting outfits. I’m always hot, so it feels like a special treat to be able to pile on layers and still be comfortable.
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Wearing
 Jacket: Blanc Noir via Nordstrom Rack
 Scarf & Cardigan: Target
 Dress: TJ Maxx
 Booties: BCBG via DSW

How to: Wear Floral Tops in Fall

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Floral print shirts in light fabrics and tees in bold hues are summer wardrobe staples. You can wear them during autumn by pairing them with more subtle colors and cool-weather textures. Layer your flowery shirts and bright tees under a brown, black or gray pullover, a buttoned-up cardigan or underneath a leather jacket.
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Wearing
 Cardigan, Necklace & Belt: Target
 Tank: Forever21
 Skirt: Carmen via TJ Maxx
 Boots: Steve Madden via Amazon.com

Extending your Current Wardrobe: Layering a Dress

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This is a really old dress. Liiiike 10 years old. At least. The top is a little risque at this point in my life, but I really love the lace pattern, so I found a new way to wear it–layered under a sweater. I love to layer dresses and I do it pretty regularly, particularly when the weather cools down. Just think: you can wear a dress alone, under a sweater or over a button-down. Three outfits from one piece of clothing. Holla!

Come to think of it, I might cut this dress in half and just make it into a skirt. o_O

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Wearing
 Sweater: Target
 Belt: Forever21
 Dress: Can't remember--old!
 Heels: Payless

What to Wear: Casual Fall Wedding

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I am obsessed with this dress. It goes kind of perfectly with my new pashmina, which I am also obsessed with. I got this dress over the summer from Nordstrom Rack (FOR $20 DOLLARS!!!). I planned to wear it to a friend’s wedding, but it is a little more casual than that particular occasion called for.

However, this is definitely something I would wear to a casual fall wedding.

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Wearing
Scarf: Amazon.com
Jacket: NY & Co.
Belt: Forever21
Maxi Dress: Lush via Nordstrom Rack
Flats: Blowfish

Quintessential Business Casual

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This shift dress was one of the first pieces of clothing I purchased when I got my real job and had to transition from dressing like an undergrad student to dressing like an adult. This is by far one of the best purchases I ever made. The dress fits perfectly and the color is neutral so it works with lots of items from my wardrobe.

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Wearing
 Blazer & Belt: Target
 Dress: Kohls
 Flats: Payless

Leo-pardy

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You guys. This is my first ever pashmina. And I am obsessed. The print is so fun and it really does keep you warm when it’s cool outside. In fact, this morning, I totally snuggled up on metro with this baby.
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Wearing
 Scarf: Amazon.com
 Tee: Old Navy (old!)
 Belt: Heritage 1981
 Skirt: avital (gift via Overstock.com)
 Heels: Payless

Neutrals for Autumn

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When I think of fall colors, I usually think of burgundy, burnt orange, forest green and navy, but there is something about wearing neutrals that feels appropriate for pretty much any season. I made this outfit even more autumn-inspired with my leopard print flats, which should probably be replaced here pretty soon! Gotta love leopard print, especially for cooler weather!

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Wearing
 Cardigan: NY & Co.
 Blouse: Forever21
 Belt: Target
 Crops: Gap
 Flats: Steve Madden via DSW

What are you doing?

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Today while I was taking photos, a landscaper dude stopped and asked me if I was taking pictures. Yup, I replied. He gave me a curious look and asked me what I was taking photos of.  I wish I had the camera pointed at him to capture the look he gave me when I told him I was taking photos of my clothes. For a blog.

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Wearing
Sunglasses: RayBan Wayfarer
Button-Down: Old Navy
Belt: Heritage1981
Handbag: Coach
Shorts: Target
Oxfords: Restricted via DSW