The Easiest Striped Dress

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J. Crew Dress // Show Me Your Mumu Vest (old, so other cute vests here, here, and here) // Sam Edelman Booties // Lisi Lerch Earrings // Tory Burch Clutch (old, similar here, and here)

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! I had a pretty swell weekend. My boyfriend, Juan, came to visit me this past weekend and surprised me! Opening my door to his adorable face when I wasn’t expecting it really made my heart sing hehe. But now I am getting back into the swing of things and trying to get through my school work because this weekend I am headed to Charlotte for my BIRTHDAY whoop whoop! The big 22. Ugh, I can just feel the extra wisdom from my 22nd year of living such an enriched life brewing up inside me #sarcasm. It’s going to be very relaxed, nothing big. I just want to spend time with my family (dogs included) and Juan! Oh yeah, and eat. I’m trying to post more on my Instagram stories so I can connect more with y’all through my “everyday life,” so I’ll try to post pictures on there throughout the weekend so you guys can tag along in my birthday shenanigans. If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you can follow me here! I also have a pretty fun post planned that will be coming on my birthday (Sunday, the 28th). It’s something a little different from what I normally do, but hopefully it will help you guys get to know me a little better, and you all will enjoy it!

Moving on to the style aspect of this site lol, you might remember this dress from this post that I did a long time ago last summer! I decided to style this dress for winter because I LOVE pieces that I can wear all year round by just styling them a little differently. This dress is older, but luckily J. Crew Factory has a pretty much identical one in stock right now (linked under the photos). My vest is a few years old, but I tried to find some other cute vests that I also thought would look cute styled over this dress! It’s amazing what some simple layering can do to transition a piece through the different seasons. I guess I should say that one of my favorite hobbies is putting together transitional outfits (lol I need to get out more…).

I hope you all have a great week! Who am I kidding? Of course you will. It’s pretty much my birthday week after all 😉

-Hayley

 

Transition Trench Coat for Fall

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Caslon Trench Coat in ‘Grey’ • Lilly Pulitzer TeeArticles of Society Jeans • Le Specs Sunglasses •

Here we are. We made it through another week, meaning we are one week closer to fall. To celebrate, I watched two Christmas movies this past weekend and I don’t regret it one bit. I know I’m the kind of person that a lot of people cant stand (Cue the “It’s not even October!” crowd), but the holiday season makes me happy, so I’m going to keep milking it for as many months as I can.

I keep dressing warm in the hopes of summoning the cooler temps, but much to my dismay, it hasn’t really been working. I am not one to give up though, so I decided to share this lovely trench coat with you all. Maybe some of you should snag it too in order to bring on the brisk weather that I am in desperate need of. Come on, people! Bring on the dead leaves!

This trench coat is so flattering, as it has an adjustable waist that you can tighten or loosen to your liking. I also love the hood, and the fact that it is longer too, so it will look cute with dresses as well. The color is called ‘grey’ online, but in person it looks like more of a really pale blue to me. I am really looking forward to layering this with a lot of different looks once it starts to actually get cooler outside. I need to get myself a plaid scarf or button-up that has this color somewhere in the pattern to wear with it!

I am finally back in Charleston after being Charlotte for quite some time due to Hurricane Irma. Luckily no damage was done to my place and I am so thankful. I am also super thankful for all of the unexpected time I got to spend with my family and boyfriend while I was home too. Having to evacuate for hurricanes is soooo stressful, but always a blessing in that sense.

-Hayley

Dressing For Nature

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• Cold Shoulder Wrap Dress (sold out, so similar here, here, and here) • Marc Fisher WedgesTarget Hat

Let me be clear, the title for this post is a joke. I would not advise wearing this outfit in nature. My mom took these pictures for me, and while we were walking the trails to get to this bridge, I was waving my shoe out in front of me to tear down any spider webs that I might potentially walk into. I also jumped when I saw a turtle. Yes, a slow-moving, gentle turtle. I may have given my mom a few good laughs, but I was not kidding around. My advice is to just stay away from nature. Avoid it at all costs. There are bugs and snakes, and unless all of those bugs and snakes find a new home where I never have to risk running into them, I think it’s just best for the outdoors and I to spend a little time apart.

My mom let me borrow this dress to wear for this post. I think it is such a flattering fit, with the wrap style and v-neck. It’s also a good length and not too short, and the cold-shoulder addition makes the dress more fun than your typical wrap-style dress. The pattern is also great to carry into fall. I will probably be borrowing this dress again in October and pairing it with my heeled tan boots for those awkward days when it’s not hot, but it’s not cold either.

I got this hat from Target for $6.00 by the way. It’s not as cheap online, but if you are ever looking for accessories on the cheaper side, just go to Target! It’s my go-to place for inexpensive accessories, particularly hats!

I’m wishing you all a great week! I finished my first week of school this past week. Can’t say I’m super glad to be back and actually have to use my planner, but at least I’m one year closer to graduation!

-Hayley

Fall-ing For Light Pink

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Lilly Pulitzer Top in ‘Paradise Pink’ • J. Crew White JeansUGG Suede Boots (sold out, so similar here, and here) • ILYMIX Pink Mirror Sunglasses (get 20% off with code HOH20) • Alex and Ani Mermaid Wrap Ring

Happy Eclipse Day, everyone! Especially my fellow Charleston locals! I am so looking forward to clawing my way through the estimated million (!!!) of tourists here to see the eclipse. I mean, what could make a work day any better?? *Read the last two sentences with a tone of off-the-charts sarcasm.*

To help make this day a little easier to swallow, I am posting an adorable transition outfit, plus a little gift for you all (continue reading for more details). I know it’s only August, 90 degrees outside, and feels like you’re swimming in a fish tank every time you step outside, but no, you are not hallucinating when you look at these pictures. I am actually wearing boots. And lined boots, at that. Where do I pick up my trophy? I am beyond ready for fall. Like to infinity and beyond ready for fall. I need the holidays, and most importantly, I need cooler weather. My hair can’t take this humidity anymore. It misses the brisk fall and winter days when it stayed pretty all day, and didn’t lose it’s curl from me walking outside just to check the mail. And finally, I need to wear all of my fall clothes! I miss my boots, my sweaters, and my leggings!! So that’s why I’m bringing you a transition outfit this week. I just can’t wait any longer!

In this look, you get the colors and textures of summer, with the shoes of fall. This top is nice and airy, and doesn’t make you feel too hot. And it’s almost Labor Day, so we have to wear our white jeans while we still can (not that I abide by that rule much to begin with). These boots add a nice touch of the upcoming fall months we have upon us, and you could easily trade out the white jeans in this look for regular blue jeans if you want to carry it later into September.

And like I mentioned above, I have a little gift for you all! An online accessories store called ILYMIX, reached out to me and gave me a 20% off discount code to give to you! I ordered a pair of sunglasses from them a few weeks ago, and I was really pleased with what I received in the mail. I’m wearing the sunglasses I ordered in the pictures above! I wasn’t sure what to expect of the quality, just because they have such low prices, but the sunglasses are honestly really sturdy and high quality, and the metal frames aren’t flimsy or feel like they will break like some similar sunglasses I own. So not only are their prices affordable, but they give you a quality product too! The best of both worlds! Of course I ordered the pink pair to perfectly match my top, but they also have pairs that come in neutral colors like gold and silver too! It’s the perfect place to get trendy sunglasses on a budget. ILYMIX also carries really cute beanies and blanket scarves for fall (I love this beaded beanie, and this classic blanket scarf!), so I will definitely be snagging up some of those when it starts to get chilly! Just enter the code HOH20 at checkout to get 20% off your order!

I hope you all enjoyed this look, and are doing something fun for the eclipse! I’ll be at work in the center of it all…please pray for me!

-Hayley