Friday, September 28, 2012

Bordeaux, Ox Blood, Maroon, etc.

Until this season I did not realize there were about 50 names for this color. Call it whatever you like, but I am dying for a pair of maroon suede heels this fall. In my personal opinion, I consider it a neutral- it makes a statement but is dark enough that you can really wear it with anything (although I don't recommend wearing them with your favorite pair of sweat pants). There are a ton of options- all with a little something different to offer. I am loving the Jessica Simpson ones especially and the price point doesn't hurt either.What fall shoe trends are you loving?


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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall Thoughts

Red fall decor, autumn colors, olive green, autumn, maple leaf, rustic decor, forest, tree photography - Sugar Sugar 8x8
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I typically have a hard time following through with things. Not serious things. But things that I plan to do some day- a "bucket list" of sorts. I am really trying to be better about it (especially since I do not get much satisfaction out of my current job position). I've decided I need to find joy in the things outside of work instead, so i figured a fall to-do list is the perfect way to try and stay accountable. 
1. Head to a festival to celebrate Oktoberfest with my family. 
2. Try (3) new recipes from Pinterest (especially one including pumpkins). 
3. Become more conscious of my eating habits (eat out less and eat more veggies!). 
4. Head to a pumpkin farm with the boyfriend- although I may have to drag him kicking & screaming.
5. Have a fall inspired get together with my girlfriends.
6. Carve pumpkins with my little brother and sister. 
7. Build my fall wardrobe staples without spending my life savings. Quality over quantity is key here.
8. Write down something I'm thankful for each week instead of dwelling on the not-so-good.

What are you excited about for Fall?

Monday, September 24, 2012

Cheap Thrills {under $50}

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I am seriously trying to control my spending for these upcoming months. But, there is something about fall that makes me want to buy everything in sight. Here a few things I'm loving that won't break the bank in case you are like me and have absolutely no self control when it comes to a cute pair of shoes (or blouse, or necklace, etc.) How do you keep yourself on a budget? Any tips? Would love to hear them!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fall Trend- The LBD


Living in the Midwest, I have always been more of a jeans girl. It's just easier- especially when half the year it's below 50 degrees and there is snow on the ground. That being said, this past summer I really tried to focus on buying a few dresses- primarily due to their ease. Now that Fall is just around the corner, I am on the hunt for a LBD (can you believe I do not own one currently? Nuts.) and I plan to purchase one with a little detail to make it unique. Whether it be a little leather detailing or a peter pan collar, I hope to find something that is timeless but still has a little something special to it. Any LBD's you're loving lately? Please share!