Transitioning into Fall

Transitioning into fall can be exceedingly difficult, but with the right pieces and the right accessories, it doesn’t have to be quite so hard. Today we are going to talk about my three must have pieces for fall and the accessories I love to pair with them. 
2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, Anthropologie, jewelry, work wear, leather, over the knee boots, Anthropologie,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, Anthropologie, jewelry, work wear, leather, over the knee boots, Anthropologie,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, Anthropologie, jewelry, work wear, leather, over the knee boots, Anthropologie,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, Anthropologie, jewelry, work wear, leather, over the knee boots, Anthropologie,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, Anthropologie, jewelry, work wear, leather, over the knee boots, Anthropologie,
My leather jacket is always the first thing I gravitate to in the fall. It is the perfect layer to throw over an otherwise summer outfit because it gives you the extra layer of warmth you need in the morning and at night, but you can easily take it off. I love pairing my leather jacket with feminine, classic details whether it be red lips or loads of sparkles. The only thing this outfit needs is some delicate rings and a stack of bracelets and then you are all set for fall. 
2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, Anthropologie, jewelry, work wear, leather, over the knee boots, Anthropologie,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, Anthropologie, jewelry, work wear, leather, over the knee boots, Anthropologie,
You will probably recognize this outfit from last week (check out last week’s post for the outfit details) but it is just the perfect fall transition outfit and has one of my go-tos, over the knee boots. I was so nervous about wearing these boots when I first got them, but they have become a staple in my wardrobe. Especially this time of year, over the knee boots, a cute skirt, and a turtleneck are my everyday uniform. With a turtleneck like this, I love to pair some big earrings. Plus, now that you aren’t sweating as much as you do in the summer, it is the perfect time to experiment with layering bracelets and rings. I always end up wearing less jewelry in the summer because it gets all sweaty and here in North Carolina, you want to be wearing as little as possible in the summer. But as soon as the weather starts to turn, I always pile on the jewelry. Although I still love my big, bold pieces, I also love simpler delicate pieces. 
2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, Anthropologie, jewelry, work wear, leather, over the knee boots, Anthropologie,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, Anthropologie, jewelry, work wear, leather, over the knee boots, Anthropologie,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, Anthropologie, jewelry, work wear, leather, over the knee boots, Anthropologie,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, Anthropologie, jewelry, work wear, leather, over the knee boots, Anthropologie,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, Anthropologie, jewelry, work wear, leather, over the knee boots, Anthropologie,
The final piece that becomes a staple in my wardrobe in the fall is a blazer. It is the perfect piece to layer over a dress for work or over a t-shirt and jeans. It is also a great piece to carry over into winter. Blazers are a great layering piece to wear over a turtleneck or light sweater and then to layer another jacket or vest over the top. Blazers are such a classic piece and an important basic for any wardrobe. 
The only thing these three pieces need are accessories. As much as I love big statement pieces, my first inclination is normally to gravitate towards smaller delicate pieces but wear a lot of them. One of my favorite thing is rings. I have always loved rings but I have a hard time wearing them because I have very small hands and fingers. It is always hard to find rings in my size or ones that don’t take up my entire hand. But lots of delicate rings I can do. Here are three that I am currently coveting and would love to add to my collection: Diamond Bar Ring, Cross-over Bar Ring, Stackable Rings.
My new go-to for delicate, classic jewelry with a modern twist is AUrate. Not only do they have stunning jewelry, but they are also a socially conscious company, which is something that I love. Make sure to check them out because their jewelry will be the perfect finishing touches for your fall wardrobe. Until next time, XO

Continue Reading

A French Touch to My Girly Pink

2017, OOTD, fall, over the knee boots, t-shirt, pink, statement lip, Anthropologie, Kate Spade, J.Crew, Nars,

2017, OOTD, fall, over the knee boots, t-shirt, pink, statement lip, Anthropologie, Kate Spade, J.Crew, Nars,

2017, OOTD, fall, over the knee boots, t-shirt, pink, statement lip, Anthropologie, Kate Spade, J.Crew, Nars,

2017, OOTD, fall, over the knee boots, t-shirt, pink, statement lip, Anthropologie, Kate Spade, J.Crew, Nars,

2017, OOTD, fall, over the knee boots, t-shirt, pink, statement lip, Anthropologie, Kate Spade, J.Crew, Nars,
   Salut and happy Thursday! For those of you who don’t know, salut is a way to casually greet people in French. I have already worn this tee once recently, but I love it so much that I wanted to wear it a couple more times before it gets too cold. Dressing up an already casual piece has always been an outfit staple for me and I am so excited that I finally have another tee to experiment with. As much as  I love my NY Times tee, I have been wearing it a lot lately it seems. 
Anyways, in my opinion, this is the best time to experiment with different pieces and layering. The weather isn’t so cold that you need a coat or tights, but you can still layer comfortably. With an outfit like this, a cardigan and over-the-knee boots were the only additions I needed to be comfortable. A big necklace and pink lipstick were the perfect finishing touches to make this look work-appropriate. 
Do you have a favorite tee you like to experiment with? Until next time, XO. 

Continue Reading

Turtlenecks are Back!

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, turtleneck, over the knee boots, pink, burgundy, ruffle,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, turtleneck, over the knee boots, pink, burgundy, ruffle,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, turtleneck, over the knee boots, pink, burgundy, ruffle,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, turtleneck, over the knee boots, pink, burgundy, ruffle,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, turtleneck, over the knee boots, pink, burgundy, ruffle,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, turtleneck, over the knee boots, pink, burgundy, ruffle,
Hello all! Happy Fall! I am so excited because fall is my favorite season. I love when it starts to get crisp outside, but isn’t freezing yet. Right now, the weather is perfect for me because I can layer and wear boots, but I don’t have to wear tights or a jacket. Plus, I can start wearing turtlenecks again! 
I’m not going to lie, the first day we had where the high was below 75, I pulled out my turtlenecks. I’ve been chomping at the bit to start wearing them again and now that I finally can I am even more obsessed than I was before. Turtleneck Thursday is definitely going to be making a comeback this year! 
The other thing that I love about fall is the colors. A deep red burgundy is my favorite color to wear. In the summer, it can be a little much, but it is perfect for fall. Plus, it looks fabulous with my other two favorite colors to wear…pink and black! 
In other news, my company is officially open through my Ebay page. Check it out and let me know if you are looking for anything in particular. Additionally, this week on Lefty Baking Life, you can buy pumpkin cookies with cream cheese icing. Make sure to buy them soon before they all sell out or I eat them all haha! Until next time, XO. 

Continue Reading

Fall Palette

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, cheetah, trench coat, over the knee boots, leather, burgundy,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, cheetah, trench coat, over the knee boots, leather, burgundy,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, cheetah, trench coat, over the knee boots, leather, burgundy,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, cheetah, trench coat, over the knee boots, leather, burgundy,
Hello all! I hope you are enjoying your week so far. It has recently been pointed out to me that I wear a lot of black and pink and not much else. While that is very true, in winter and fall, I do add in my favorite color…burgundy. This mix of red, brown, and purple is just perfect for my coloring and looks fabulous with all of the pink and black in my wardrobe! 
We have started to have occasionally cooler days here (definitely not today as the high is 85) but I am already comping at the bit to pull out all of my fall and winter clothes. This whole outfit is full of great transitional pieces because they are easy to layer and they satisfy my fall cravings without being too warm. This top, although a turtleneck, is actually sleeveless and very lightweight. Perfect to just wear right now and great for layering under sweaters and cardigans come fall and winter. My skirt is actually leather which in conjunction with the color makes it feel very fall like. Finally, this trench coat is one of my favorite things. It is a classic piece and looks great with almost everything. The best thing is that it isn’t too heavy so perfect for when you need a light extra layer. Enjoy your Wednesday! Until next time, XO 

Continue Reading

Some exciting news about my next chapter

2017, OOTD, personal, spring, over the knee boots,

Happy Friday! I am so excited that it’s Friday and even more excited about this blog post because I have some very big news to share with you. As I have been alluding to for the past couple of weeks, I have something I want to tell y’all and I’ve been waiting for the perfect time.

2017, OOTD, personal, spring, over the knee boots,

Happily, that time is now, so I’m just going to dive right in! As you know, I graduated from college with a degree in art history in May of 2016. Since then, I’ve worked with an art gallery, a non-profit, and an auction house, where I currently work full time.
2017, OOTD, personal, spring, over the knee boots,

However, starting in September, I will be moving to London for a year to get my masters in art history from Christie’s Education. I am so excited about this next chapter of my life and even more excited about living in London again! 
2017, OOTD, personal, spring, over the knee boots,

If you have any suggestions for things to do in London or know any one I can get coffee with, I’d love to hear about it. There will also be way more posts leading up to my move with lots of details so not to worry! I am so excited and so glad to share this with y’all! Until next time, XO 

Continue Reading

Saying Goodbye to Winter with Pink and Fur

2017, OOTD, winter, over the knee boots, sparkly, fur, J.Crew, pink
Hello all! I can’t believe spring is already here, 2017 is already flying by. It is even more unbelievable since two weeks ago, it was barely getting about freezing! So this is probably going to be my last winter outfit post until fall, which is perfect because this look includes so many things that were staples for me this winter.
2017, OOTD, winter, over the knee boots, sparkly, fur, J.Crew, pink
Between the over-the-knee boots, pink skirt, and sequined details, this outfit is everything I love about my winter clothes. Plus, I love these furry ear muffs, they are just too cute. They aren’t very practical or necessary here in North Carolina, but I love them and try to wear them at least once every so often.
2017, OOTD, winter, over the knee boots, sparkly, fur, J.Crew, pink
The other thing I love about this outfit is the mix of textures. From the fur to the fuzzy scarf to the sequins to the wool skirt, there is such a variety of materials that play off each other so well. That is always the thing I miss most about winter clothes- layering things and creating interesting combinations. It is just so much easier to do when it’s cold outside! 
2017, OOTD, winter, over the knee boots, sparkly, fur, J.Crew, pink
As promised, this week I am going to tell you about Rome in addition to my outfit posts. So, let’s drive right in. We arrived in Rome pretty early Saturday morning and as excited as we were to explore, both Kate and I were in desperate need of a nap after the uncomfortable flight. But after our naps, we were ready to go! 
2017, OOTD, winter, over the knee boots, sparkly, fur, J.Crew, pink
That first day, we didn’t do any set activities, but wandered around and I introduced Kate to the city (she’d never been to Rome before). It seems like we walked every where in Rome that first day! We started at our Air BnB right near the Pantheon. We then walked to Piazza Navona, Castel Sant’Angelo, the Vatican, St. Peter’s Basilica, and ended up across the river in Trastevere (my favorite area of Rome and where I lived a couple of summers ago). Of course, for dinner, we started off our food tour on a high note with pizza and cannoli! 
2017, OOTD, winter, over the knee boots, sparkly, fur, J.Crew, pink
More outfits and adventures stories this week so stay tuned! Until then, XO

Continue Reading

Birthday Outfit

2017, birthday, over the knee boots, OOTD, burgundy, winter,
Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me! Hello all! If you couldn’t already guess, today is my 23rd birthday and I am so excited. I absolutely love birthdays and this year is no exception. One of my favorite birthday traditions is the birthday outfit. And no, it has nothing to do with your birthday suit! 
2017, birthday, over the knee boots, OOTD, burgundy, winter,
Anyways, every year, before my birthday, I either plan an outfit or buy something for an outfit that I save up for my birthday. Last year, it was these awesome shoes. And this year, it’s this dress! 
2017, birthday, over the knee boots, OOTD, burgundy, winter,
I love doing this because it makes the piece feel special and it gives me that extra oomph of confidence on my actual birthday. I found this dress in early January and immediately fell in love. I knew right away that I was going to save it for today. So, I hid it in my closet as I planned my outfit.
2017, birthday, over the knee boots, OOTD, burgundy, winter,
I love this dress first and foremost for the color. This deep burgundy is a favorite of mine and I love how the cool mint pops against it. The other thing I love about this dress is the cut. It is such a flattering design that has an old world feel with the length and the sleeves, but a modern take with the keyhole-front vent.
2017, birthday, over the knee boots, OOTD, burgundy, winter,
I could not be happier with my birthday look this year, especially since I was able to use one of my gifts (this clutch was a gift from my best friend Kate!). Well, I’m off to relax and celebrate! Happy weekend! Until next time, XO 
2017, birthday, over the knee boots, OOTD, burgundy, winter,

Continue Reading

Turtleneck Thursday: Camels and Stripes

2017, OOTD, winter, turtleneck, turtleneck thursday, stripes, J.Crew, over the knee boots,
My camel sweater has always been one of my favorite pieces because I love camels and it is a very comfy sweater. However, like most pieces that you are comfortable with, it can be difficult to try new things and create new outfit combinations. 

2017, OOTD, winter, turtleneck, turtleneck thursday, stripes, J.Crew, over the knee boots,
But, since I love the sweater so much, I’ve been working hard to find new ways to wear it. Of course, my first thought was to try a turtleneck and this striped one seemed like the perfect addition. 
2017, OOTD, winter, turtleneck, turtleneck thursday, stripes, J.Crew, over the knee boots,
The key for me when wearing graphic t-shirts or sweaters like this is a to basically ignore the graphic completely. Take the colors into consideration, but otherwise, don’t be afraid to mix colors and patterns. 
2017, OOTD, winter, turtleneck, turtleneck thursday, stripes, J.Crew, over the knee boots,
Many times, some tripes or polka dots are exactly what a graphic piece needs to make it really pop. Turtlenecks come in once again to save my outfit. Until next time, XO. 
2017, OOTD, winter, turtleneck, turtleneck thursday, stripes, J.Crew, over the knee boots,
P.S. This is what happens when you have photo shoots with your boyfriend…lots and lots of laughing because I am aggressively awkward. But it was also a blast and the photos turned out great! Thanks Dev XO 

Continue Reading

Over the Knee Boots

Hello all! Happy 2017! I hope you had a fun and exciting New Year’s Eve. For our first post of 2017, let’s talk about over the knee boots. They have been pretty popular for a while now and you probably noticed that they were never featured here. I have been debating getting these boots, but I was hesitant. Over the knee boots are so outside of my comfort zone. I was not really comfortable with the idea because I didn’t know how I would wear them, and as someone who has always been a little insecure about my body, the thought of wearing boots that had to fit my foot, lower leg, and thigh, seemed a little daunting to say the least. But, the fashion universe had some other ideas, as it normally does. My mom got me this pair for Christmas and to be honest, I’ve already worn them three times and I absolutely adore them. They are so comfortable to wear and are an interesting detail for my outfit. I can’t wait to find more ways to wear them and I’d love to hear your thoughts! XO

Continue Reading