The Sunniest Yellow Dress

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FREE PEOPLE Dress // MARC FISHER Wedges // LISI LERCH Earrings

Alright, folks. Let’s cut to the chase. This dress is fantastic. I really don’t know what more I need to say about it. I mean, do you see it? It’s gingham. It’s embroidered. It has ruffle sleeves. It’s the color of sunshine. It’s flowy so you can eat in it. Do you really want me to keep rambling on?

This dress also comes in black, navy, and red — and believe me, if I could afford to purchase it in another color, I would! But sometimes I have to take a step back and calmly say to myself, “Hayley, I don’t know who you think you are that you think you can actually afford to buy this dress in another color. You are aware you pay your own bills right?” After that tough-love session with myself, I am able to come to my senses, and slowly (but not without hesitation), put my credit card back in my wallet.

Are y’all having a swell week so far? Any fun plans for the weekend? Right now, I am writing this post as a way to procrastinate on the 10-page paper I have due on Monday. Also, right before I started typing the sentence you are reading right now, I had just taken a 10-minute “break” from writing this post to look at earrings on Baublebar. I’m procrastinating on my procrastination….Lord, help me.

-Hayley

Cold Shoulder Sweatshirt Dress for $55

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Lush Sweatshirt DressVia Spiga Heeled Sandals (sold out, so similar here, and here) • Lisi Lerch EarringsTory Burch Crossbody (older style) •

If you are looking for a comfy dress that’s also cute as a button, this is the dress for you. I’ve never owned any sort of sweatshirt material dress before, but I finally decided to try one after I saw that this one had the cute ruffled cold shoulders and was only $55. Once it gets a little chillier, I plan on wearing it with my tall suede tan boots, or even with some brown tights and my tan ankle boots!

Did y’all have a good weekend? I had a great weekend with my boyfriend as we ate our little hearts out, and he so kindly took these blog photos for me, as well as blog photos for three other outfits (he’s such a trooper)! As I type this, I’m procrastinating on studying for a Spanish test and watching The Santa Claus… #NEVERtooearly. Let’s just hope you all are being more productive than I am right now.

Have a great week, friends! And Merry Christmas! …Oh shoot, sorry. The movie is rubbing off on me already.

-Hayley

Fur Vest Season

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Gibson BlouseJ. Crew White JeansCabi Vest (sold out, similar here, and here) • Lisi Lerch Tassel EarringsVince Camuto Booties (20% off) •

It finally felt like fall in Charleston yesterday and I finally felt complete. It wasn’t humid, my car didn’t feel like an oven after sitting in the parking lot all day, and the whole day was just incredible. I blasted Kenny G Christmas music on the way to work and teared up a little. No lie. (Oh Kenny, you saxaphoning fox)

Since it felt so great and cool outside, of course I had to seize the day and shoot a couple of my more toasty outfits, this outfit being one of them. I love a good fur vest, and I’m really glad that they’ve stayed in style for the past four years or so. They really add so much to what could be an otherwise plain outfit. Also, this top is super great. It comes in six different colors, both bright, fun colors, and a couple of great neutrals like black and tan. It’s a great basic that could be styled a ton of different ways.

I hope you all are having a great week! Nothing special going on in Hayley Land. Just more work, and school, and work, and some more school. Oh, and I’m watching the whole series of Friends for like the eighth time so I guess that’s pretty exciting…

-Hayley

Business Casual

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Topshop Ruffle Sleeve Top ($27.99!) • Leith Pleat Front TrousersJessica Simpson Suede Block HeelsBaubleBar ‘Piñata’ Tassel Earrings

Happy Labor Day, everyone! This week I start my new internship! I am so excited! It is my ideal internship, and I feel so lucky that I am able to get this experience and to learn new things outside of the college classroom. In honor of this week being my first week, I thought I would do a more business casual outfit for you all. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a version of this outfit on the try-on videos I did last week on my Instagram Stories. Feel free to follow me on Instagram so you don’t miss any videos or posts like that!

So, what do y’all think of this outfit? Do I look ready for business? Ready to take on Wall Street (lol)? If you are looking for some pants for work that are sleek looking, but also really comfortable (I’m talking pajama-esque comfort), I highly suggest these pants. They are only $55, are pleated, and have a really comfortable feeling. They aren’t your typical stiff work pants. I would even wear these to a nice dinner with some strappy heels! This blouse is also another great find. It comes in red as well, and is on sale for $27.99! The material is really nice, and ruffle sleeves are one of my favorite trends right now. Just keep in mind that it does have a shorter length, so it is best to wear it with more high waisted bottoms. And keep in mind, I already have a pretty short torso, so for all of you (lucky) girls with a long torso, be sure to check out the measurements for this top before you purchase!

Can I just say that I am soooo ready for fall? I need it to cool off. I promise, my hair will look so much better in my blog photos after it finally cools down and this humidity starts to go away. I can’t take it anymore! The frizz is making me crazy. My hair looks so good when I leave the house, only for it to totally deflate as soon as I stay outside for more than five minutes. Do you think a baseball cap would take away too much of the business vibe of this look? Perhaps I can start a new trend.

-Hayley

Feelin’ Fancy

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Banana Republic DressLisi Lerch EarringsVia Spiga Heeled Sandals

Hello, everyone! Long time, no talk! I’m a little behind my usual posting schedule this week. I was on vacation last week, and had trouble finding the time, and I’ll admit…the energy, to take pictures for a post! I don’t like falling behind schedule, especially since I usually only post once a week, so hopefully this outfit makes up for it!

Here I am, in a gorgeous magenta dress, feeling like royalty. Bell sleeves, v-neck, a flattering fit, the list goes on. It may look a little familiar…I wore the same dress in a different color in this post! Told y’all I would do a more dressed-up version of it! I need all of my friends to hurry up and get married already, because this dress would be perfect for a wedding. The shoes I’m wearing are another Nordstrom Anniversary Sale find. I really like them! They are super comfortable and I love that I can wear them throughout most of the year. You’ll definitely see me wearing them with some jeans and a chunky sweater in a couple of months. Also, they come in red too, so if you’re trying to channel your inner Sandy from Grease, they’re the perfect shoes for you.

I’ve got a busy week ahead of me! I’ll be moving into a new place this week, so any cute decor ideas you may have, feel free to throw them my way! Maybe I can do a room tour of the bedroom in my new place once I move in and it’s all decorated! What do y’all think of that? Let me know in the comments below! Have a great week, friends!

-Hayley