Keep It Simple!

When getting ready for the day, I like to follow the “rule of three.”  It’s a concept that makes looking put together a lot simpler and cut your dressing time in half in my own opinion. The “rule of three” basically consists of 1 top, 1 bottom, and 1 accessory piece (jacket, hat, scarf, etc.) The third piece of your outfit just completes the look, and it makes sense. It takes an outfit that falls flat, to an outfit that stands out!

Here are some of my favorite “3rd pieces” as of late!

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Moto Jacket | White Vest | Leather Jacket | Necklace | Sun Hat | Scarf | Belt | Kimono

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Boho Top Knot & Fishtail Combo!

This is how I create one of my favorite looks for the summer time! It is really easy and super quick, which is why I love it so much! It is perfect for those days when your hair really should be washed but you would rather just not deal with it! I hope you enjoy and let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!

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Home Goods!

I’ve put together a few of my newest home goods all from my favorite store that just happens to be my place of work, Anthropologie! Ever since moving out of my parents home and into my own little place, my love for all things home decor is at an all time high. I swear I buy more pillows and kitchen gadgets than I do clothes these days! But I must say I don’t hate it.  Each of these are my recent favorites that make me excited to come home after a long day as silly as it may be!

Hope this helps give you some inspiration for your own place, and let me know what you have been loving and think I should add to my ever growing collection!

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Room Spray | Pillow | Mug | Pineapple | Planner | Notepad | Coasters | Planters | Letters

Winter Stripes!

Winter has finally arrived here in Charlottesville and with that came a giant blizzard that kept me way from work for almost 3 days! And I must admit that during those wonderful snow days, I went into hibernation, which pretty much means I wore nothing but leggings and sweatshirts all day long! But now that I am back to work it is time to step up my game a bit!

I am definitely a dress girl, no doubt about it. They are so easy and comfortable, but for some reason when you wear a dress everyone thinks that means you have your life together, which is perfectly fine with me! However dresses in the winter can be pretty tricky since it is so cold and they don’t provide all that much layering!

I found the perfect little dress that gives you great shape, it is fun & flirty, but has a sweater material to keep you nice and warm all day! To be honest, I bought this dress, returned it, and bought it back because I loved it that much! The best news is that it is now on sale for under $100!

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New Trails

One of my favorite things to do in my free time is go for hikes. It’s a great way to stay in shape, get outside, and just explore! Joey took me to a small trail right behind my apartment at Chris Green Lake and it was really fun! Not a lot of work required, but perfect for a last minute stroll, and the view wasn’t bad either!

   

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Plaid Shirt | Vest| Boots| Leggings

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Easy Holiday Style!

The holidays are here and with them they bring parties, lots and lots of parties! And if you are like me, you need a staple piece that will work at the last minute. I’m happy to say that I have found the item that will relieve me from any sort of stress that comes with picking out an outfit for any type of holiday shindig ever!

This skirt is perfect for you petite ladies out there! With the long sheer overlay, it gives you coverage but doesn’t take away any length of your legs with is a major plus! It also goes with anything, I wore it with a striped J.Crew top with a jeweled collar, but you could wear it with a classic gingham or plaid shirt, chambray, or a cute graphic tee to add a little fun!

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Top-Similar | Skirt

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The Details of Fall!

If you haven’t figured out by now from my unlimited comments about how amazing fall is, it’s my favorite season!  Everything is just better in the fall. The activities, the food, the colors, the smells, and the fashion (especially the fashion)!! I thought it would be fun to share my favorite fall details that really help to make your outfit feel more cozy to fit in with the fall season. So here we go!

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1. My favorite thing about fall are all the sweaters and cardigans. Layering naturally adds a coziness to your everyday look and just makes you want to cuddle up next to a fire and drink some cider. My favorites these past few season have been anything with a big aztec print. It just adds a little character to your outfit!

2. Tassel booties have been EVERYWHERE this summer and they are definitely going to be a staple for the fall. I love having a little something playful at the feet for a little something extra you wouldn’t expect!

3. HATS! I am all about hats. Beanies are the best in my opinion because they have such a cool and easy-going feel that pulls your whole look together. But I am also really loving wide-brim, felt hats this year. They just really feel like a statement piece that can also cover up a bad hair day.

4. Speaking of hair, this is going to be a major surprise for you, like Huge! I am still rocking braids for fall! All jokes aside, braids add a lot of texture and depth to not only your hair, but your overall look. And as you can tell, those two things are a major factor for fall style. Braids can act as an art piece, so even if you keep your looks simple, they add the wow factor!

5. It wouldn’t be fall if it didn’t include a chunky knit scarf. They are full, cozy, and so so so soft. I usually get mine in creams, olives, and maroons because those are pretty neutral colors for the season and will go with anything!

6. Flannels and Vests, my go to outfit for fall.  Flannels not only have a cozy texture, but they are a great way to bring in lots of color your outfit of the day. And layering a basic puffer vest in a solid color helps to tone it down but also creating a very put together look.

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