Thursday, November 9, 2017

My Fall Shopping Essentials

Is fall anyone else's favorite season? I just love everything about it - but most of all, I love the fashion. Dressing for cooler temperatures is the best. You can rock chunky sweaters with a light jacket; flannels with a warm scarf; or neutrals with a pop of navy. Here are the twelve essentials I think everyone should have in their fall wardrobe.


Shop my favorites here:

NAVY RAINCOAT WITH CUTE PATTERN

COOL WEATHER SCARF

LIGHT-COLORED FLANNEL

PERFECT STATEMENT NECKLACE (see more of my favorites here)

DELICATE STACKED GOLD RINGS

SWEATER TIGHTS

ANKLE BOOTS WITH SWEET DETAILS

MEDIUM-WASHED JEANS

LEATHER TWO-TONED TOTE

PERFECT-FOR-WORK NAVY SKIRTS

CHUNKY NEUTRAL SWEATER

GREEN UTILITY JACKET

What are you favorite fall essentials?
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

8 Simple Ways to Decorate for Fall

Every year, my mom decorates our home for fall - and I love it! She has a fall wreath on the front door, fall florals on the table, and unique pumpkins around the house for added decor. For my own home, I need simple decor; maybe a cute pillow here or a DIY pumpkin there. Today I've rounded up eight of my favorite fall decor ideas - all of which are simple, but leave a lasting impact.


#1: FESTIVE PILLOWS FOR YOUR COUCH, BED, OR FRONT PORCH

#2: FALL TWIGS TO LIVEN UP YOUR KITCHEN

#3: DIY WREATHS FOR YOUR FRONT DOOR

#4: PUMPKIN CENTERPIECES FOR YOUR KITCHEN OR COFFEE TABLE

#5: WOODEN SIGNS TO LIVEN UP YOUR MANTLE

#6: DIY GOURDS FOR SOME CRAFTY DECOR

#7: COZY BLANKET DISPLAYS FOR COOLER WEATHER

#8: AUTUMN TEA TOWELS TO DRESS UP YOUR KITCHEN

What are some of your favorite ways to decorate for fall?

Saturday, November 4, 2017

My October Recap & November To Dos

I am so excited that it's officially November! This is one of my favorite months. The weather is finally chilly, the leaves have changed, and it's one month closer to Christmas. Who else is excited!?

Below: my October recap and November To Do List


Complete my personal prayer challenge by praying for someone in my life each day in October.
I got very behind very fast, so decided to move this "to do" to November (see below).

Participate in fun fall activities.
I went apple picking, bought new fall clothes, made applesauce, and celebrated Halloween.

Make homemade applesauce.
You can find the tasty recipe here.

Have all the dog cuddles I want while my parents are in Italy.
Loved this time with my pups!

Buy cute pedestals to finish my Aynsley China display.
It looks so good! I'm so happy to finally have a place to display my collection.

Go on my first business trip (to Montreal).
Just got back yesterday!

Enjoy the last month of my human resources internship.
Starting on Monday, I'm moving into my new role.

Watch the fall premieres of my favorite tv shows.
The Big Bang Theory, Criminal Minds, Riverdale, and One Chicago were fantastic!

Spend time fostering friendships within my Bible study.
I spent some quality time with these ladies this month and loved it (and them)!

Celebrate Halloween.
Spent the weekend in Chicago as Blair Waldorf.


Complete my personal prayer challenge by praying for someone in my life each day in November.

Apply to an open Human Resources position within my company.

Organize my closet to make room for chilly weather clothing.

Spend time with one of my childhood best friends.

Take Christmas card photos for a friend (and reward ourselves with lunch afterwards).

Help my mom with the finishing touches of her fundraiser.

Take time to thank God for everything he's given me during Thanksgiving.

Enjoy having my room decorated for Naperville's Cup of Cheer.

Plan my Advent Tea table decor.

Plan a girls' night with friends.

Have a wonderful November everyone!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween Weekend Recap: Chicago

Happy Halloween!

For the past couple of years, I haven't done anything special for Halloween; I'm not even sure I've dressed up. This year, however, I finally celebrated, costume and all. A group of girlfriends and I headed to Chicago for the weekend to celebrate Halloween in style. Our first stop was a River Booze Cruise, then on to the bars in downtown. When I convinced my sister to join us, we knew we had to do a best friend costume. Enter, the Serena to my Blair.


Have a wonderful (and safe) Halloween!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Fall Fashion: Statement Necklaces

Fall weather has officially hit here in Illinois and I am so psyched! Fall is my favorite season, for both the cool weather and the fashion! I am totally a chunky sweater and jeans girl. Turning that look into one that's appropriate for work - now that's something else. How do I dress up my fall sweaters for work? Statement necklaces! Below are my top 7 colors formalize your chunky sweaters this season.


 BLACK

GOLD

DEEP RED

DEEP MULTI-COLORS

SPARKLE

HINTS OF TURQUOISE

WINE

How do you dress up your fall wardrobe for work?