Fall Ready

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I was looking at Pinterest last month for some fall outfits. It was wishful thinking, really, because the day I wore this outfit it was just about 90 degrees outside. Anyway, I came across this pin. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to own white pumps (I’d definitely wreck them the first time I wore them), but I loved the outfit and recreated my own version with a few items from my closet. That’s one of the things I really like about Pinterest: finding outfit inspiration and making it my own. How on earth did we get dressed before the internet?

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Necklace: Target
Blouse: via TJMaxx
Skirt: Old Navy
Heels: Naturalizer via DSW

Zig and Zag

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I made this skirt back when I was really into DIY-ing skirts. This is the first maxi I’ve ever made and it’s very comfy and breezy. I wore this to work a few weeks ago. It’s a little casual for work, but I can barely function when it’s really hot outside, so the fact that I got dressed at all is kind of a miracle.

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Necklace: Target
Tank: Old Navy
Skirt: DIY
Sandals: via GoJane

Printed

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I’m still trying to decide exactly what the print on this skirt is. As you can see it’s floral, yet tribal. Flobal? Thaaaat sounds weird. I guess the bottom line (no pun intended) is: it doesn’t matter. The second I saw this skirt at the thrift store, I fell in love with the graphic print. The fact that it fit was the cherry on top!

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Shades: RayBan Wayfarer via Amazon.com
Cardigan: Abound via Nordstrom Rack
Tank: Old Navy
Skirt: Thrifted
Heels: Audrey Brooke via DSW

I Romp, You Romp, We Romp

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I wore this little number around the house and to happy hour last week. I love rompers. I love the way they look (and I love the way this on feels–emphasis on the comfy), but the struggle has been real in my attempt to find the perfect adult-sized onesie. They’re usually just too short for my liking, but when I tried this one on at H&M on a quasi-recent shopping trip with my sisters, I bought it right away, even if it wasn’t technically on my “to buy” list. Can you blame me?

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Cardigan: Target
Romper: H&M
Flats: Payless

Body-Con Steal

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I was in Nordstrom Rack hunting for the perfect dress to wear to my friends’ wedding and I came across this one. I loved the print and when I looked at the tag and saw that it was marked down to $3.74 I knew I was buying it. Seriously less than $4 for a dress originally priced at $70! Even if I didn’t fit I probably would have bought it on principle alone. Not really, but I’m really happy it does fit!
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Wearing
Cardigan: H&M
Dress: WAYF
Belt: Forever21
Heels: Payless

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

Booties!

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I feel like I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect booties for-ev-errrrr. Well, my search finally came to a very satisfying end on Friday when I scooped these up at DSW.

Here are some of my favorite booties from around the web. What do you think? Do you see booties in your fashion future?

Booties
Volatile | BCBG Paris | Madden Girl

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Wearing
 Sunglasses: Rayban Wayfarer
 Top: Old Navy
 Belt: Forever21
 Skirt: Thrifted
 Wedges: BCBG via DSW

Tribal and Mint

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I fell in love with this dress the first time I saw it in Target. I wrote about that the last time I wore it (remix link below).

What I didn’t write about is the challenge of owing a dress like this. Yes, it’s cute. Yes, the pattern pops. And, yes, it’s generally pretty darn awesome. However, because the pattern is so striking and recognizable, I have found it can be difficult to remix without looking like I’m wearing the same thing over and over. Fortunately this dress has a ton of color and I can pull a bunch of different things to wear it with from my current wardrobe. As you can see, the dress looks decidedly summery here, but by pairing it with all back and boots, I made it work for winter (again, below).

Do you have any pieces that are very recognizable and difficult to remix? I’d love to read your tips for remixing these statement pieces.

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Wearing
 Cardigan: Abound via Nordstrom Rack
 Dress: Target
 Heels: Payless

Cold-Weather Remix
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Graphic Skirt

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I went thrifting with a friend last month and as soon as I saw this skirt, I had to have it. I am completely obsessed with anything black and white recently (check my closet if you don’t believe me) and I could think of several different ways to wear it off the top of my head. Unfortunately, I do have to iron it to keep the pleats looking fresh, but I think it’s worth it.

I am so excited to remix this little beauty.

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Wearing
Cardigan: Abound via Nordstrom Rack
Top: old
Belt: Target
Skirt: Thrifted
Flats: Payless