5 Years


5 years. 5 years of change, growth and excitement. I am very thankful for the fact that I have recorded so much on this blog. I love looking at posts from high school and seeing how I would put things like, "I can't wait to move to the city", and now I finally did it. I also love seeing how my sense of style has changed and although style is an ever-changing thing, it's refreshing to see that I finally found a sense of what works for me. 

Here's a few snip its of the last year. Thanks for following me through all of this.  I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds. 

Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas


This was senior year of high school. I was having a major cardigan obsession and loved nothing more than throwing a cardigan over a t-shirt and jeans.

I was having a major obsession with anything girly and romantic and decided to wear this spring dress on Thanksgiving (despite 30 degree weather). I was committed.  

Holiday Season 2012:  Autumn Tales
I was taking a lot of fashion cues from Jess on New Girl. Fit and flare, colorful and sparkles, anyone?

I was trying to mix in classic styles (knee-length lace) with current trends like peplum. This dress has been an easy go-to when I need something comfortable but cute for a date or semi-formal event.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by the people that you love! There's so much that I am thankful for and it's so nice to have a day to reflect on that. 

Stripes + Fit & Flare


Dress: GAP (On Sale Now!), Booties: Loft (Under $100), Tights and Belt: Target, Watch: Michael Kors

This was a dress that I intended to try on "just for fun" but we all know how that turns out sometimes. As soon as I slipped it on I knew I was taking it home with me. I think that fit and flare dresses will forever be my favorite "go-to" item to wear. I'm sure there's plenty of ways to wear this but I decided to play with color a little bit. Thanks to the navy stripes I threw on some navy tights and added pops of red with a belt and red lipstick (Thanks Dragon Girl by NARS). 

Fall is in full effect now and I can't believe Thanksgiving is less than 20 days away. We were teased with the crisp air for so long but I'm ready for tights, sweaters and scarves. What about you?

Happy Monday, here's to a fresh start to the week. Also, it's been two weeks since the release of 1989 and I still can't stop listening to "Style".

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Fall Wishlist: Plaid Coats


ASOS: 12, 3


RUCHE: 123

Taking a midweek break from an insanely busy school schedule to show you what I've been obsessing over this season. Plaid coats, coatigans and jackets. With needing a jacket about 6 months out of the year here in Pennsylvania it's important to go with a style you know you'll love all year long. Plaid is one of those trends that will always remain a classic. Right now Ruche is having a $50 off $150 sale until midnight and I'm seriously considering going for two of those three on the bottom! But all of these options are adorable and (even better) affordable. 

Do you tend to stay on the trendy or classic side of things when it comes to outerwear?

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Dark Side


Dress: Lou & Grey (Via The Loft), Necklace: Loft, Hat: 5th and Elm, Boots: Just Fab, Purse: Just Fab, Watch: Michael Kors
I wanted to name this post, RIP Long Hair but I thought that was a little over dramatic, so instead I included a lyric from Vance Joy's, "Riptide." I didn't realize how fast time was slipping by. It seems like yesterday when Derek snapped these pictures of me but in fact it was all the way back at the beginning of October. I just re-wore this outfit last week, except I had to add tights this time around. And I actually wore the same necklace, watch and fedora with another outfit called Plaid Days about a month ago.
I never realized how versatile a t-shirt dress could be, I've done a few layered looks with this as well and I'm sure it will be a piece I can wear throughout any season. Also, I decided to try and toughen up my feminine style with these booties from Just Fab which are insanely comfortable. I've really been playing around with adding masculine pieces to my style like my bulky watch as well as adding edgier pieces like the fedora and these boots. I always feel stuck in a girly rut of sun dresses and circle skirts during the summer, it's fun to have the cooler months to play around a little bit.
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