My Favorite Jacket (40% Off!)

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BLANKNYC Jacket (40% off! Another cute color here) // Turtleneck (similar here) // Articles of Society Jeans // Vince Camuto Booties (low in stock, but identical here) // Le Specs Sunglasses (similar here) // Lisi Lerch Earrings

Hello!!! Another week is upon us! I’m pretty sure I say something along those lines every Monday. Sorry, I will try to start being more creative with my introductions.

Anyways, I am sad to say that this is my last fall/winter related outfit of the season. I am so sad. Fall and winter fashion is my absolute favorite. I love the sweaters, the jackets, the layering…the ability to hide my thighs under the cover of denim. It’s just a sad time for me, but I have to look on the bright side. Spring and summer shoes are the BOMB.

This jacket is 40% off right now and goes in and out of stock all of the time because it sells out so much. It is amazing though, I cannot recommend it enough. BLANKNYC has amazing jackets every year, and I have this jacket in the black leather version, which I wore in this post, and now in this suede version. I will probably get another one of their jackets next fall too, because that’s how much I love them. You can make a ton of different outfits with these jackets, and I always look for versatility in things that I buy. So if you have been thinking about this jacket, I would suggest getting it now while it’s on sale! You won’t regret it!

I hope you all had a great weekend! Get ready for a lot of spring content on my blog starting this week! The heat and humidity are coming, my friends! Do you hear that…? That’s the sound of my hair weeping. #NoMoreGoodHairDays

-Hayley

Leopard Love

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| Hat: Brixton | Wrap: Sole Society (other cute leopard wraps here, and here) | Jeans: Topshop | Tee: BP. | Booties: older style, so similar here, and here |

So…this may be stating the obvious, considering I am literally draped in it…but I’m really starting to get into leopard. I’ve been sort of avoiding patterns the past year or so, but leopard is a new pattern that I now find myself drawn to. It goes great with neutrals as well as bright colors too, so I love that it is versatile and fun at the same time.

I’m also wondering if I pull this hat off or not. It looks so cute on other girls, but for some reason when I put it on, I wasn’t as pleased with it as I thought I would be. I accidentally got it a size too small, so it’s a bit snug. I am not sure if that affected the way it looks, but I am going to try wearing it a few more times with different outfits to see if it grows on me!

We are almost to the weekend!! Do y’all have any fun plans? Today is my last day of classes before exams and I am soooooo relieved. Peace out, bio lab…I definitely won’t miss you.

-Hayley

Feeling Thankful

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My outfit:

| Wrap: ILYMIX (other cute ones here, here, and here)| Sweater: old, so similar here, and here | Jeans: Articles of Society | Boots: Ugg (older style, so similar here, and here | Earrings: Lisi Lerch |

Juan’s Outfit:

| Sweater: J. Crew (older style so similar here, and here) | Watch: Michael Kors (older style, so similar here, and here) | Boots: Aldo (older style, so similar here, and here) |

And just like that, tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Tonight I’m going to start preparing my contributions to the meal, including mac and cheese, sweet potato casserole, and my Aunt Jan’s stuffed mushrooms! Tonight I will also start fasting so I can have plenty of room for the bounty of buttery carbs I plan to consume.

As you can see, I am introducing a special guest on today’s blog post…my lovely boyfriend, Juan. He was kind enough to let me feature him for this post! I’ve been wanting to show just a touch of men’s fashion on here for awhile, and there’s no better model than Juan. I mean, literally, he looks like a freaking model in these photos. And he doesn’t even try, it just comes natural. It’s really not fair. Maybe I should just let him run this blog lol.

I thought both of our outfits were stylish and simple enough that they could easily be recreated! A majority of the pieces Juan and I are wearing are older things that we’ve had in our closet for the past year or two, but I found a lot of similar pieces so there are a lot of options to get the same look! You might remember my wrap from this blog post, where I wore it as a scarf. That’s why I love blanket scarves. They can be worn both as a scarf and a wrap, and that’s a great way to get your money out of an item.

I hope you all are having a great holiday break so far, spent with friends and family, and are hopefully able to get off work soon if you are still working. I am so grateful for all of the blessings and amazing people in my life. From Juan, who can always make me smile and makes me feel so loved all the time, to my amazing parents who always take care of me when I need them. I am thankful for my little brother, Juan’s family who has become my second family, and my friends from both Charlotte and Charleston. I am thankful for all of you who take the time to read this tiny blog of mine. The list of people I am grateful for goes on and on, and that makes me feel so thankful.

Happy early Thanksgiving, everyone! Get your jingle bells ready, because if you thought my holiday spirit was annoying before Thanksgiving, just you wait until after tomorrow….

-Hayley

What To Wear For Thanksgiving

Can y’all believe that Thanksgiving is only one week away?? I am so incredibly happy and excited! This time of year just puts me on cloud nine, I love it so much. I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve already planned what I’m going to eat for Thanksgiving, as well as what I’m going to wear. I’m kind of a freak in the sense that I usually know what I’m going to wear for an event about three weeks in advance (I already know what I’m wearing for Christmas Eve…). But for any of y’all that haven’t thought about it yet, or need a little inspiration, I came up with some ideas for you! I hope you like them! Leave me a comment and let me know which outfit is your favorite! My personal favorites are Outfit #1 and Outfit #4! Have a great Thursday, friends!

Thanksgiving Outfits

Outfit 1:

Wrap: Sole Society (only $60!)

Jeans: DL1961

Booties: KENDALL + KYLIE 

Outfit 2:

Sweater: Leith (only $59 and comes in 3 colors!)

Skirt: BLANKNYC 

Boots: SARTO by Franco Sarto (comes in 4 colors!)

Outfit 3:

Sweater Dress: Cotton Emporium (only $55!)

Scarf: one in collage is sold out, so similar here… BP. (only $19!)

Booties: BP. 

Earrings: Lisi Lerch (I have these in gold and I am obsessed with them!)

Outfit 4:

Sweater: Goodnight Macaroon (comes in 3 colors and is under $60!)

Jeans: 7 For All Mankind

Booties: Kristen Cavillari

-Hayley

It’s the Great Pumpkin…Outfit!

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| Top: older style, so similar here, and here) | Blanket Scarf: ILYMIX | Jeans: Articles of Society | Boots: Frye (less expensive version here)| Hat: Target |

This week I bring you pictures of me being that super annoying gal who goes to the pumpkin patch just to take pictures. Man oh man, I was getting judged so hard. I could tell all of the employees were thinking, “Oh great, here comes another one,” as soon as they saw me pull up in full makeup and curled hair. Or maybe I was just being paranoid. Either way, I was just trying to build my brand, people!!! And sometimes that involves being really basic.

This is a great casual outfit that is so easy to put together and great for day-to-day wear. I could easily dress this outfit up with some heeled boots and a cute jacket, but I do love it with the blanket scarf and the hat. You’re probably tired of seeing me wear this hat, but it just goes with everything so I can’t stop wearing it! And this blanket scarf is so great. I love how it has the colors of fall leaves, and it’s under $25! I plan on styling this scarf in a different way for a future post!

I am so excited that November is only a day away. I’ve already planned an outfit that involves stretchy pants so that I can eat and drink my weight in carbohydrates on Thanksgiving. The countdown is on, and my belly is ready.

…not going to lie, when I typed, “my belly is ready,” I heard it in a Liam Neeson Taken voice in my head. Take that as you will.

-Hayley