Mad for Plaid

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| dress | jacket (2) | boots (2) | scarf | bracelets: 1, 2, 3 |

Happy Monday!! I hope you all had a great weekend. My roommates and I spent the weekend packing up our apartment in anticipation of our move this week. “Moving is fun!” said no one ever. I can’t wait to be unpacked and settled in our new place this coming week.

Now onto more exciting things: my outfit. I love a mini dress and over-the-knee boot combination. It’s a classic fall go-to that can be recreated many different ways. I picked up this plaid dress at Zara while in Chicago visiting my brother. This leather jacket is a vintage piece from my mom’s closet that I snagged while home a few weeks ago. She doesn’t wear it anymore, so now I get to! I received these suede boots last year for Christmas and what a staple they are. Wear them with jeans, tights and dresses or skirts – basically your entire winter wardrobe. I linked the exact pair plus a budget friendly option.

I hope y’all have a great week. Let me know if there is anything you would like for me to post about!

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Budget Friendly Booties

I love elevating a look with a pair of booties. They give you height, spunk and texture that a flat can’t give you and a tall boot would overkill. A pair of tan suede booties is the ultimate transeasonal staple. There is no doubt you will wear this shoe over and over.

Add a trendy pair to your closet this season by including a patent, print or velvet to liven up a fall look. Picture this: a black chunky sweater, black distressed skinny jeans and an animal printed bootie. What a cool look! How about a boho printed dress with an olive suede bootie? These shoes will take you from day to night, no problem!

Save: Under $200 

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Splurge: Over $200

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Fall Essential: Corduroy

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| sweater | cords | booties |

Is anyone else overjoyed we got an extra hour of sleep Saturday night? I’m feeling refreshed and ready for a new week, I think.

I wanted to share a fall essential with y’all today: corduroy. While there’s nothing new about this staple, you should have a pair in your closet if you don’t already. I shared my pink corduroys with you in a recent post  and continue to enjoy the jean alternative. Below I’ve linked a few more of my favorite corduroy options.

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Cheetah Girl, Cheetah Licious

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| tee | vest | skirt | bag | booties (similar) |

Just like you, I follow many fashion bloggers, and I’ve noticed a recent trend. Many have styled a cheetah print skirt, and while I love a splash of animal print, I’ve never worn this much. Good news is I’m loving it! Think of animal print as a neutral. It goes back to all of your black and ivory pieces. Front tuck a chunky sweater into this skirt for another cozy fall look. Of course I’m wearing short sleeves because it was 80 degrees in Dallas.

Anyone else taking the animal print plunge?

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Sweaters Under $200

It’s officially sweater weather!!! Throw out your old pilled sweaters, and add a few to your closet for a fall refresh. All of these sweaters are under $200, and many are under $100. Style these with cords, skirts or jeans to complete a fresh fall look.

Get to shopping ladies! I’ve added a few of these to my cart, and you should too.

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Mad for Plaid

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| sweater 1, 2 | skort | jacket | booties 12, 3 | bag |

I’m back in high school wearing this plaid skirt, and I love it. I wore a black and white plaid uniform skirt everyday for 6 years, and sometimes I miss the ease of getting dressed in the morning. No makeup – sneakers and a ponytail were my only accessories. Let’s be real, I still don’t wear makeup most days. It’s too much trouble.

Now I get to be more creative with what I wear, and my skirts don’t have to be quite as long. I do love this skirt because it has built-in shorts, so you don’t have to worry about a mishap.

I hope you recreate this fresh fall look!

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Coated Denim

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| tee | coated denim | vest | sneakers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 |

I’m a little late to the coated denim trend, but I’m sure glad I made it. Every premium denim brand makes their own version of a coated jean, but these bad boys are my favorite. The combination of the high rise and the sheen make for a great leather legging alternative.

When I think about adding a garment to my wardrobe, I make sure it is versatile. I have the ability to dress these up and down. I paired them with my GG sneakers and a tee for work (shown), but I dressed them up with a silk blouse and heels for dinner with Henry.

What do y’all think about coated denim? Do you own a pair?

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Florals, Ruffles and Cords OH MY

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| blouse 1 and 2 | cords | flats: 1, 2, 3 |

I am LIVING in these pink cords this fall, and to my surprise, they go with a lot! I can pair an olive jacket, a colorful floral top or a camel sweater with these bad boys (just to give you a few ideas). If you plan on adding these cords to your wardrobe, I suggest going down a size because they do give.

I also want to share a couple of my newest consignment finds!!! Y’all I’m pumped. I purchased this blouse for $35 from a local consignment shop, and I couldn’t be more pleased. You know I love ruffles, and this pattern allows for a great transition piece. I’m going to pair this top back to my olive pants too. My second treasure is this pair of Chanel quilted flats – new with tags and 70% off. Can you believe it? I struck gold. You’ll see these for years to come.

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