I was going to say happy Wednesday, but I don’t think it’s Wednesday and I am now realizing that I am not really sure what day it is at all.. don’t worry, I will figure it out. Anyway, I have been getting requests lately for specific blogposts, and I am here to tell you to keep them coming. My brain goes dark at times and legit chooses to replay Hannah Montana songs instead of processing actual information and thinking of new ideas. So with that being said, if there is ever a product you want to try but want someone else to do it first, have a new workout that looks terribly terrifying but kinda cool, or a specific look or item that you are searching for, send it my way and I will do the heavy lifting for you. 🙂 that is literally what my blog is here for.. helping you and I live our lives just a little bit better, and with a lotta bit better of a wardrobe.
Here we go on the real post though, which per your request, I am going to be rounding up the cutest fall/winter boots and booties that will complete your closet and maybe even your life. Really I am not sure if they will be that life-changing, but a girl can dream.
For me, this time of year brings its own specific subset of challenges, and they all seem to boil down to my shoe choices. As a girl who wears running shoes, Birkenstocks, and Vans 99.7% of the time, I sure do have a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that canvas shoes are not snow boots no matter how hard I try.. But I am a quick learner, so I know after the first rainstorm that it is probably time to move onto some new footwear and hang up my Birks to dry for the winter.
The good news about boots & booties is that not only do they look so much cuter than other shoes with fall outfits, they are also the perfect disguise to hide 2 pairs of fuzzy Christmas socks and a ratchet pedicure that should have been filled months ago. The main thing I am trying to get at here, is that you should really get yourself a good pair of boots or two to survive the cold. I would suggest some neutrals, but I have never been one to turn down a statement shoe, so you do you boo. Here are the ones I like, and I hope you like them too. 🙂
Also exciting news regarding styling and personal shopping coming next week, so be on the lookout. Have the best day, whatever day it is friends. <3
I don’t know why but I felt way fancier using the word autumn instead of fall in my title.. like a more worldly version of myself. Just imagine me being a world traveling gal who spends half of my time in New York and the other in the Maldives since I need a vacation from my vacation. That’s the version of me that I imagine using the word autumn on a regular basis, but here I am, regular old me using it anyway. Thank goodness I did use such a good word since my title was a little lackluster, however it is a very good depiction of what today’s post is really about – my favorites of the season.
So although the title and intro to this has been of little entertainment, I promise we are going to get back on the horse and get moving in no time. As it is slowly beginning to creep into lower temperatures and crisper air, it is time to break out the fall scents, beverages, and oversized scarves. Anyway, you no longer need your watermelon & sunscreen scented candle or strawberry lemonade starbs, you need autumn (there it is, that word again) in every part of you life.. so I am going to tell you just how to bring on the fall!
A fuzzy sweater or two – I don’t know why but I have never been the cute loungewear type of gal, like if you see me on a Sunday afternoon you may want to shield your eyes for your own safety. However, I love a good sweater or cardi, and I think it somehow makes any outfit like baggy sweats or a pair of skinnies and booties look so much cozier. And I like to look cozy, because you know on cold days you don’t think to yourself, wow that girls looks cute.. you think wow, that girl looks warms. So let’s look cozy together
Pumpkin spice errythangggg – I love a good pumpkin flavored anything just as much as the next gal, but the thing they don’t tell you about (even though they kinda do) is that pumpkin spice is not calorie/sugar free. VERY SAD AND RUDE IF YOU ASK ME. But I have a solution for you. Instead of ordering a grande pumpkin spice latte and intaking your weekly calories in a few sips, try this: Grande coffee (I like mine iced), 2 pumps pumpkin spice and 1 pump sugar free vanilla, and you have yourself a much lighter version of a fall favorite!
Christmas music?? – okay I know no one else listens to this as early as me, but I would suggest it. Great music. Yay Christmas.
Cinnamon stick witch broom thing – I am really not sure how to describe this one, but I got a large stick that smells like cinnamon at Trader Joe’s last week and it has made my home smell heavenly.. kinda like a burning scent at times, but still good nonetheless.
Scarves and hats – I don’t know why, but it is just way easier for me to accessorize in fall than it is at any other time of the year. I haven’t worn a scarf yet, but hats are creeping up as my most worn item this month (does help that they cover my dirty hair once or twice a week as well). And scarves just make me feel so upper east side NYC chic.
That’s all the ideas I’ve got in my brain since I think I have a self diagnosed concussion, but here’s hoping my brain functions yet again next time. Much love.
In case you were wondering, the universe works in very crazy ways. It is baffling how coincidences seem to happen when you were never expecting them to, because the world around us has a way of working things out. I am not talking about the crazy way that you were just discussing how much you were craving tacos and then an ad popped up with a taco recipe moments later.. that’s the CIA or government or something working its magic. What I am talking about is how one door closes, another opens. It’s very cliché, but the other day I was turned down for my internship opportunity (sad face) for not having enough experience just yet and I was beating myself up about not doing this or that sooner.. but then a very different door opened with very different chances to make some more cash money by taking over some new fitness classes. It wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, but once it came my way I decided to seize the day and make the most of it. Okay, done with the sappiness and random factoids for now.. just decided you needed a quick life update.
Moving on, but kinda still on topic. I want to discuss how summer’s door has closed, while fall’s is only just beginning to open. I know I have been hyping fall up for plenty of days/weeks/months now, but I could not be more excited! The time has come to break out the booties, scarves and coats, and look real dang cute while doing it. The only downside is that it is still too warm outside to go full send on the fall attire.
I am not one of those gals that will sweat in a wool sweater for 6 hours in the name of fashion. I’ll take a couple pics with a light glistening of sweat or suffer through countless blisters, but you will not find me in a turtleneck unless it is gosh dang cold outside! And this reason exactly is why I love taking parts of my summer wardrobe into fall with me. Don’t toss those jean shorts just yet, or hide your tanks in the attic, I am here to tell you that they can be put to good use until the temps drop just a tad more.
When the leaves say fall but the air says summer, my favorite way to outfit myself is with a pair of shorts and a long sleeve or sweater on top. It is quick, easy, and shows that you’re still holding onto the last bit of bronze you have left (that reminds me, I need to tan myself ASAP). Maybe you aren’t a shorts gal, take your outfit in the other direction and pair some boyfriend jeans with a tight tank and you will be good to go. Whatever you choose, just remember that no one ever said you had to sweat profusely to look cute. 🙂 Here are some of my fall pics for the perfect shorts & long sleeve looks.