Fashion

Topped with a Bow

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Sweater: J.Crew Factory (On sale for $27) | Skirt: J.Crew Factory | Boots: ASOS | Clutch: Clare V. | Sunglasses: Karen Walker


TGIF, loves! I know it’s a littleeee soon to be outfit planning for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but it can’t hurt to think ahead (Guilty! See this look). Especially since so many of the most popular pieces will be sold out by then! I picked up this sweater out shopping the other day and was thrilled to find out it was under $50 after I had been eyeing a pricier version. I am wearing a size small in it and the length is just perfect for skirt tucking, if you know what I mean – not too long that you’ve stuffing fabric down your skirt making the outfit bulky and not too short that your belly show when you lift your arms.

Now, I am off to get my highlights filled in and my extensions moved up so I don’t look like Shakira circa 2006 anymore! Jeremy and I are heading to Harrah’s Cherokee to see Gary Allan tonight and then have a Halloween party tomorrow night. And a quick P.S. for my horror movie buffs – we saw the new SAW movie, Jigsaw, last night and it was good! Not quite as gorey as the originals, so if you’re squeamish you’ll be able to make it through this one 😉

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How to Style Leopard Booties

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Sweater: LOFT | Vest: J.Crew Factory (50% off today!) | Leggings: Nordstrom | Booties: Sam Edelman (On sale for $89!) | Bag: Kate Spade | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Necklace: BaubleBar c/o


I am so excited to chat about one of my favorite fall trends – leopard booties. We know that leopard is ALWAYS a neutral but instead of hints of it here and there like in seasons past, we’re going BIG with it this fall. I’m talking a full bootie of this fabulous print! The easiest way to style leopard booties for fall is by pairing them with faux leather leggings and an oversized sweater. Clean and simple pieces make the leopard print really pop, but don’t be afraid to mix in stripes, plaid, or herringbone 😉 I usually opt for a neutral sweater so the booties are the star of the show, but a red slouchy sweater would look fab, as well!

When it comes to selecting a shaft height for your booties, my rule of thumb is this: if you have thin legs, go for a taller shaft that comes up over your ankle and if you have athletic calves (like myself) go for a shorter, true bootie. These Sam Edelman booties are hands down, the best I have found! The block heel and low shaft makes them comfortable to wear all night long and the price isn’t too shabby either. Would you believe I found these at Nordstrom Rack?!

Let me be clear, though – not all leopard is created equal. There’s a whole lot of tacky out there in the world, which is why I have rounded up my favorite patterns, styles, and heights below!

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Affordable Fall Outfit

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Sweater: J.Crew (On sale for $27) | Skirt: Old Navy | Scarf: Charming Charlie (Only $18!) | Bag: SheIn c/o (Only $28!) | Boots: Goodnight Macaroon c/o |  Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Earrings: Lisi Lerch c/o


Hey guys! I hope y’all had a fabulous weekend 🙂 I am getting a late start this Monday because we spent last night at Scarowinds, a local theme park that has haunted houses on the weekends, and we wound up not getting home until 2:30am. I honestly can’t believe we only have one week left until Halloween! Jeremy and I are going to have to go-go-go this week to see all the haunted houses we want to. Where did October go?!

In the meantime, I will continue to do all the fall things around the Carolinas. We stopped by Strawberry Hill (again) yesterday to snap this look and y’all, almost everything I’m wearing is under $30! This J.Crew sweater is on sale for $27 and comes in four colors – I got the gray version too. And this skirt is from Old Navy! Another amazing steal is this bag. I snagged it on a whim since it was only $28, but when it arrived, I was shocked at the quality! There is so much organization inside; it really is a must have.

I get SO many questions about these boots and no better time to share them than when they’re on sale for 30% off with code LOVESWEATER! They run TTS (I am and 8.5 and got a size 39) and are stretchy so they are great for all shapes and sizes. I, personally, have athletic calves and they fit great, but I have seen girls with stick thin legs and they look perfect on them as well! I love the short, stacked heel that makes them comfy to wear all day long.

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