Fashion

Shades of Gray

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OUTFIT DETAILS:

Sweater: Red Dress Boutique c/o (Comes in 3 colors) | Denim: Free People | Mules: Nordstrom | Earrings: Sugarfix | Bag: Louis Vuitton


Y’all – the rain here in the South Carolina has finally subsided and I was so excited to wake up to bright, sunny skies. I’m in the upstate, so luckily we missed the brunt of it but I have been sending prayers and good vibes to North Carolina all weekend. We had a blogger trip scheduled to the Blue Ridge Mountains that was postponed because of Florence, but I’ll be heading south to Atlanta instead to shoot the looks I had planned and can’t wait to share them with you over the next week!

Speaking of favorite Fall pieces… I’ve posted this look on Instagram already, but I felt like it needed a dedicated blog post because this under $50 sweater is too cute! Since it’s a little oversized, I went with a size small and since ordering it, Red Dress Boutique has released it in three colors – gray, burgundy, and tan plus a similar version in yellow and rust.

And y’all, I know it’s 90 degrees in the Carolinas, but I just saw that Scarowinds begins this weekend! My FAVORITE holiday is Halloween so I am beyond ready to visit haunted houses. Jeremy and I have visited Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios over the last few years and are already making plans for a packed October! Do y’all love haunted houses or hate them? Let me know in the comments!

Trending for Fall: Colorful Stripes

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No Sunday scaries here, y’all! There’s no time like the weekend to share my hands-down FAVORITE trend for Fall – colorful stripes! Now for me this isn’t really a trend, it’s honestly a way of life at this point. I’ve mentioned before that I am actively working to add color into my Fall wardrobe and am pleasantly surprised that I won’t have to try that hard thanks to virtually every retailer featuring this trend.

While stripes have always been a Fall staple, what I’ve been loving recently is how the trend is steering towards rainbow stripes. The print is such a fun way to play up your more basic looks and really stand out. I suggest pairing this eye-catching print with white or classic denim to tone it down, or with a corduroy mini skirt for a more retro look.

If you’ve been following along, you have seen me sharing a ton of these pieces already, but I re-linked all the outfit details below for easy shopping! And you’re sure to see much more of colorful stripes coming to my feed soon 🙂

Sweater: ASOS | Denim: Free People | Mules: Nordstrom | Bag: Prada

Sweater: Nordstrom | Skirt: TopShop | Bag: Louis Vuitton

Tank: Red Dress Boutique c/o | Skirt: Red Dress Boutique c/o | Heels: Marc Fisher | Jacket: Old Navy

Tank: Red Dress Boutique c/o | Shorts: AGolde | Sandals: Steve Madden

Sweater: Red Dress Boutique c/o | Jeans: Free People | Boots: Sam Edelman

Sweater: Forever 21 | Denim: Free People | Shoes: Converse | Bag: Prada

Tank: Red Dress Boutique c/o | Denim: Free People | Bag: Chanel | Bangles: Red Dress Boutique | Heels: Marc Fisher

Top: Nordstrom | Skirt: ASOS | Bag: Tory Burch (50% off!)

Finding the Right Denim Fit & Style

Happy Thursday, loves! If you haven’t already, it’s about time to start updating your denim wardrobe for Fall. This has always proven such a struggle for me… please tell me I’m not alone! Denim is one of the trickiest things to shop for, but also one of the most necessary. Luckily, I was recently introduced to Stage Stores and their extensive selection of jeans and the discovery couldn’t have come at a better time. My go-to skinnies from years past were stretched out and overwashed.

Y’all may not immediately recognize the name Stage, but under their umbrella are approximately 800 specialty Bealls, Goody’s, Palais Royal, Peebles and Stage specialty department stores and 58 Gordmans off-price stores in 42 states across the US.

I made sure to read through their Guide to Denim Fit & Style to help narrow down my options. The guide is great at helping determine which style of jeans is right for your body type and brings up styling tips that I hadn’t even considered. I, personally, was in desperate need of a good pair of skinny jeans for pairing with all my boots throughout Fall and Winter. And while I am loving the comeback of flares, it’s tough to beat a good pair of distressed skinny jeans. Levi’s 535 Super Skinny Distressed Dark Wash Leggings are a steal at under $40 and checked all of my boxes – low cut, dark, distressed wash, and super stretchy. Since these are so slim fit, I would suggest sizing up one size in them!

Stage isn’t all denim though! They carry some of my favorite designers, so naturally I had to snag a good basic sweater and a colorful Fall bag to complete the look.

Thank you to Stage Stores for sponsoring this post. All thoughts & opinions are my own.