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Plaid Shirt Days

It's funny how it really feels like fall when I break out the plaid flannel tops again. As people, we tend to symbolize so many things in our lives for certain events and seasons. Another example is the red Starbucks cup! Now that the red cups are back, it's feeling like the holidays suddenly. The smallest things can make the season feel just right. There are so many fall staples in this post - the plaid, the hat, red lipstick and the coffee, of course.

I got these snap button ankle boots from Sole Society and I'm obsessed. The side detailing of the shoes from the buttons is adorable and this taupe color matches just about everything. And the best part? They add height without being uncomfortable, making it easy to walk on the cobblestone roads around my neighborhood. 

This is my first fall as a real, out of school adult. It felt so strange not to buy new notebooks and more annoyingly, text books. I didn't have that week of trying to mentally prepare myself with my best friend (who was also my roommate) for the semester ahead. Instead, I'm graduated, living a day to day life with a job I enjoy and my boyfriend is my roommate in an apartment that's in a nice neighborhood. So, I guess I'm doing the whole "adulting" thing. Which, admittedly, isn't always easy but I don't think I would go back to a time before I had to pay bills or rent.

Just because it's hard doesn't mean it's also not the best time of my life! Being a student was fun and it was an incredible experience with the amount that I got to learn in such a short amount of time but the opportunities are endless. Instead, it feels like the world is my classroom and I'm just trying to take in as much as I can. Even on slow, lazy, plaid shirt days - there's always a new lesson or new experience waiting. So, let's all enjoy this week! It's only Tuesday, even if Monday wasn't the best it's not too late to turn the week around. 

BOOTIES | Sole Society
HAT | Urban Outfitters (Similar)
NECKLACE | Express (Similar)


  1. Love the look and your boots are giving me so much life , such a perfect foot wear for fall. You look great.

  2. I love plaid shirt!! *-*
    Stunning boots dear! ^-^

  3. Love the shirt! :)

  4. So beautiful!


  5. Love the shirt, I've been considering it for a few weeks now actually.

    ~ Sarah

  6. This is a beautiful outfit! I adore it!

  7. I always love a good plaid shirt :) And the color you paired it with are great!

  8. Sounds like you're "adulting" pretty well! This is my third fall out of school (I graduated Spring 2013) and I'm still getting the hang of things. The fact you're in a nice neighborhood, with your boyfriend, and in a job you enjoy is so great! Love the plaid too, one of my go-tos for fall!

    Laura Aime Vous

  9. I love your outfit! Perfect for fall. So happy that Red Cups are back.

  10. Loving this top on you, and of course the pop of color from our favorite festive red cup <3

    Green Fashionista

  11. I have a shirt like and love !!

  12. Congrats on graduating and starting a new chapter in your life, it sounds so exciting! I love your outfit and this neighborhood looks straight out of a movie, so beautiful! I hope you have a lovely day, beauty!



  13. I love it! You can never go wrong with a little bit of plaid.

  14. Lovely shirt. I need to get a plaid shirt now. It looks great on you
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  15. What a great fall look!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  16. Anonymous11/11/2015

    Plaid is such a classic and you wear it so beautifully here!


  17. Super cute look I adore the boots :)


  18. You look so cute! I love your top and boots!



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