I have been waiting to take photos at the fair since it came to town LAST October. Lol! So, of course, the day I went it was super cloudy and raining! Which is why my hair looks a *little* frizzy. Sometimes you just have to roll with the punches, especially when the weather won’t cooperate! But I am absolutely obsessed with this outfit. I have been saving it for over a month! (Sorry the exact pants are sold out, but they do come in other colors!) I knew the hot pink would be perfect for fair pictures, though. I’m trying really hard to wear more neutrals, but it’s HARD! (Keyword *trying*)
Fall is such a fun time of the year, so I thought I’d share my favorite (cheesy) fall activities in case you need some help thinking up ideas!
Go to the FAIR 🙂
This was an obvious choice, but my absolute favorite nonetheless. There’s nothing better than corn dogs and fried Oreos! (I skip the rides these days because I eat too much)
Visit the Pumpkin Patch
Gosh, I LOVE the pumpkin patch. Maybe it’s because I’m a blogger, but it definitely gets you in the Fall spirit!
Bake Some Fall Treats
Whether it’s homemade pumpkin bread or Pillsbury Halloween sugar cookies, baking is always best in the Fall. I love when my house smells like whatever I cooked!
This is a pretty classic suggestion, but it’s still a good time! I found out pretty quickly that painting pumpkins are way easier than actually carving them, so I stick to that! Lol.
Watch a Scary Movie
IF you’re brave enough… I am such a chicken when it comes to scary movies. The only time I want to watch one is around October. Like I’m dying to see Halloween with Jamie Lee Curtis and I don’t know why! Haha
Hope yall enjoyed these fun ideas! Have a fabulous weekend! 🙂
Since I graduated from college, I have been saving my money like crazy! I guess this realization came after years of spending anything I made on clothes and shoes with nothing in the bank. Real life Carrie Bradshaw right here! I’ll never forget the scene in SATC when Carrie went to the bank to get a loan and she barely had $700 dollars in her account. Sure, it’s just a TV show, but a life lesson nonetheless! 🙂
The idea for today’s post came to me last week when I started thinking about all the pointless things I still spend money on. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE getting my nails done and drinking Starbucks coffee. I’m just trying to learn to curb my spending habits and thought some of you might enjoy these tips as well! (Disclaimer: I am not a financial expert)
Like I said above, I really enjoy going to the nail salon, but every two weeks is unnecessary! Save the trip for special occasions and learn to paint your own. It’s not as hard as it looks!
High-end makeup is great until you buy 4 things, and it’s over $100… Luckily, Ulta has an entire section of affordable products that work just as well! (Or Walmart for that matter) I switched my $42 Estee Lauder foundation for the $12 Neutrogena SkinClearing foundation and I swear it works just as well. (The coverage is lighter) Ultimately, go through the makeup you have and decide what is absolutely necessary and what you could try in a cheaper version!
If you don’t have the $$$ for designer pieces, it’s okay! Amazon has SO many amazing dupes that it’s mind-blowing. I did a full blog post HERE highlighting my favorites! (I have the black and white Gucci belt dupes) I’m thinking I should just add an “Amazon Dupes” tab to my blog. Would you guys like that?!
Besides Target, I kind of hate shopping in person. All the fabrics irritate my eyes, and it ruins the experience! Hahaha. It also drives me crazy because 9 times out of 10, I can find a 20% off coupon (or more) floating around the internet that doesn’t apply in store. *Major eye roll* The point of this tip is to ALWAYS check online for a coupon code before you purchase! Some stores do price match!
Shop in your OWN closet! (Or a friend’s!!) Learn how to style pieces different ways instead of buying a new outfit for every occasion/event! BTW- I love getting inspiration from Pinterest and other bloggers!
This is even hard for me to type, but limit those Starbucks coffee runs! They add up SO quick. I personally end up spending around $6 a visit. If I get an iced vanilla latte 3 times a week, that’s $18, $72 a month, and $864 A YEAR. Invest in a Keurig and make your own coffee instead! (Walmart has them for $60ish)
Sell any clothes you don’t want. I go through my closet once a month and pull things I no longer wear! I like posting on my Instagram closet page, but Facebook or apps like Curtsy and Poshmark work great too. Make sure you don’t sell yourself short either. If you paid $80 for a sweater and it’s still NWT, do NOT price at $5. Get your money’s worth girl!
My final advice is not fashion related, but it’s an amazing tip. Don’t pay for cable when Hulu is available for $5.99 a month! (Another option is an Amazon Fire Stick)
PS: The bodysuit and skort BOTH run small. I recommend sizing up! (Bodysuit is a US 4, needed US 6. Skort is a small, needed a medium)
Apparently cooler weather is finally hitting the South! Thrilled is an understatement. Honestly, I’d be happy with anything below 80 degrees at this point! Lol. I’m heading to Oktoberfest in Nashville on Friday, and it’s like 65 degrees ALL weekend! And of course, I can’t wait to see my friends that live there. It’s going to be a fun little trip!!
Now. The outfit details! I have such a thing for sleeveless or short sleeve sweaters. They’re SO darling to me! Plus, it helps when you live somewhere that doesn’t truly cool off until November. This ivory sweater is from Magnolia Boutique, and it’s not the only cute thing they have! I also got this plush pullover and plaid top too! All of these pieces are perfect for now or later in the season. (PS: You can sign up for their newsletter and get 10% off your purchase HERE)
Anyways, I loved styling this sweet sweater with my sassy leopard jeans! I knew I needed something pretty, yet neutral. I’m thinking it would be cute paired with a mini skirt or OTK boots for another look. I’m wearing a small, and it runs TTS! You can purchase it through Magnolia Boutique’s website. Be sure to check out their Instagram page and hashtag #LOVEMAGNOLIA too! 🙂
*Special thank you to Magnolia Boutique for sponsoring today’s post. All opinions are my own!*
How adorable is this romper?! Yes, I promise it’s really a romper. I would never trick you guys like that! 😉 All those ruffles cover the shorts underneath, so this is basically the ideal outfit for twirling. Because we all take that into consideration when buying a new romper/dress?! Lol. Seriously though, a lot of you have DMed me about Fall wedding guest dresses, and this is PERFECT. (I’ll do a more in-depth post soon, but here’s a great start!) Unless the wedding you’re attending is super formal, this romper easily pairs with nude pumps for a sophisticated look. And since it’s twirl proof, you can tear the dance floor up at the reception all night long! 🙂
The romper does come in two other colors, but one is very Spring to me. This color combo is just Fall perfection, though! I’ll link all the options below! For sizing reference, I’m wearing a small. I was afraid it would be too big, but it fits great. I don’t like the elastic tight on my arms! Oh, and I forgot to mention that it’s really easy to take on and off. No zippers involved, praise the Lord!