A Look Into My Closet: OOTD

I decided that it has been too long since I gave you guys a look into my closet to see what I have been wearing, especially now that the warmer weather has hit.  You guys all know that I am all about affordable fashion. I believe that you don’t have to spend a fortune on a shirt or dress to look cute and fashionable.  Therefore, I love shopping at outlet stores.  While I was at the beach a few weeks ago, my friends and I went shopping at a small outlet mall. We found some great deals, so several of these pieces were outlet finds.  My favorite outlet shops to hit are LoftGap, Banana RepublicJ. Crew, and Norstrom Rack. The Loft Outlet currently has 20% off $100 with the code HELLO20.

Jeans-Cabi (similar-Old Navy)

Tank-Lularoe (similar-Old Navy)

Laguna Silk Kimono-Trades of Hope

Shoes-Payless (similar-Famous Footwear)

Silver Warrior Cuff-Trades of Hope

Catalina Necklace-Trades of Hope

Check out how this gorgeous kimono is handmade by women artisans in Guatemala! It is so cool!

Star Tee-Gap Factory

Distressed Denim Shorts-Gap Factory

Shoreline Converse-Famous Footwear

Leopard Tee-Loft Outlet

Shorts-Old Navy

Ruffle Slides-Walmart

Jeans-Walmart

Leopard Tank-Target

Chase & Chloe Ankle Booties-Amazon

Jumpsuit-Old Navy (similar-Old Navy)

Wedges-Target

Ravi Necklace-Trades of Hope

Warrior Cuff-Trades of Hope

Pineapple Tank-Loft Outlet

Shorts-Old Navy

Shoes-Target (similar-Target)

Romper-Loft Outlet

Ruffle Wedge-Walmart

That’s a wrap on what I wore last week! If you don’t have an outlet mall near you, you can find all of these items plus so much more in their online outlet stores.  I have linked all of my favorite outlet online stores above.  Go check them out! Happy shopping!

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Fashion Finds: Rompers & Jumpsuits

Today I want to talk about the ever popular trend of the romper/jumpsuit.  These have been widely popular for several years now.  I will admit that when the trend first started, I was totally scared of it.  I had it in my head that I was too old to wear a romper or that they wouldn’t look good on me.  I have since changed my mind.  I have come to love them.  Now, I will say that I can’t wear just any romper.  I have to find ones that suit my body type. I am long waisted so I have to find ones that cinch or tie in just the right place and have a longer torso or else I have a permanent wedgie! It’s true!  Rompers that are super short really don’t work for me.  I actually prefer jumpsuits that are pants or wide leg capris, but I do have a couple short rompers.  I have come to learn that anyone can pull off the romper/jumpsuit  look if you find the right one. I have found a few different types that I think are super cute. All of them won’t work for everyone, but I feel certain that there are one or two that you can find that would work for you.  Many of these are currently on sale up to 40% off so catch them before the sale is over!

Flutter Wrap Romper (Loft)

Floral Wrap Skort Romper (Loft)

Beach Border Wrap Open Back Jumpsuit(Loft)

Square-Neck Linen-Blend Jumpsuit (Old Navy)

Tie-Belt Flutter-Sleeve Jumpsuit (Old Navy)

Waist-Defined Sleeveless Keyhole (Old Navy)

Stripped Strappy Square Neck Waist Tie Jumpsuit (Target)

Short Sleeve Scoop Neck Stripped Jumpsuit (Target)

Sleeveless Wide Leg Belted Romper (Amazon)

Off the Shoulder Casual Romper/Jumpsuit (Amazon)

Sleeveless Ruffle Trip Wide Let Jumpsuit (Amazon)

Floral Surplice Bell Sleeve Romper (Express)

Don’t be afraid of the romper/jumpsuit.  I promise you that there is one out there that would look amazing on you.  Let me know what you find!

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Fashion Finds: Walmart

I know what you are thinking. I know you saw the title of this post and thought that I’ve lost my mind. Trust me, I know what I am doing. A year or two ago I would have agreed with you. I would never have gone into Walmart looking for clothes for myself. Yes, I have shopped there for clothes for the kids before when they were younger and to get solid color shirts to put vinyl on or a sweatshirt every now and then, but I would never have gone in there looking for anything that I would consider fashionable.  You guys, Walmart has stepped up their game. Now, there are still many clothes in there that I would absolutely never wear and that are what I would consider typical Walmart brand clothes. However, if you are really looking, you can find some things that are really cute.  I was hesitant to go in there to look for stuff for this post because I was afraid that I wouldn’t find enough things for a post or that I wouldn’t find anything at all.  You guys, I found so many cute things that I had to narrow it down to the few I am going to show you today.  You all know that I love fashion and clothes, but I love fashion even better when it is affordable. I don’t think that you have to spend a fortune to look fashionable and put together. Again, though, you have to really have the time to look for the little gems because they aren’t going to just jump out at you. I will say that the sizing in some of the clothes was a little off.  All of the tops I tried on were pretty true to size, but I had to size up one size in all of the pants that I am showing you, so keep that in mind when you are shopping. There are also several pieces that are available in stores but not online.  

Where I live, it is still winter, so it’s still cold, but I know that my friends down south are having spring/summer weather because it was 80 degrees when I went to Florida a few days ago.  Most of the stores started putting spring items out as soon as Christmas was over, so that’s really all you can find now. Many of the pieces I will show you today are more springy than wintery, but they are just too cute not to share. Take a look at what I found.

Sleeveless Dress

This little dress is simple, comfortable, and cute all wrapped in to one.  The best part is that it has POCKETS! Anything with pockets gets bonus points in my mind.  This dress came in a couple of other colors as well, but it doesn’t look like the berry color is available online. These two were my favorite.  If it’s still cold where you live, you could throw on a cute cardigan or jean jacket and add some fun leggings and you would be good to go. 

Floral Bell-Sleeve Top

White Denim Pants with Cuff (not available online)

Please excuse the white socks in all of these pictures! I didn’t plan that very well. This top is so cute and florals are very on trend right now.  These pants are super comfortable and stretchy.  The only draw back to them is that the pockets in the front are not real pockets which is kind of a bummer. I would size up one size in these. 

Bell-Sleeve Top

Floral Jeggings (not available online)

This top is the same top as the floral one above, but it’s just in a solid color. There were several colors and patterns to choose from.  The bell sleeves are very popular right now. These pants are jeggings with an elastic waistband. They are super stretchy and comfortable. I absolutely love the floral pattern and colors against the navy background.  I would size up one size in these as well.

Bell-Sleeve Top

White Jeans (not available online)

This is the same top again, and I paired it with the same white jeans as above to show you a different way to wear it.  I know some of you won’t be a fan of the flower pants above, so I wanted to show another option that is just as cute. 

Floral Dolman Top

Frayed Hem Jeans

I absolutely love these pants. They come in a variety of spring colors, and I want them all. These pants are also stretchy and comfortable. These do have real pockets in the front and a frayed edge at the bottom. They are perfect for spring. I sized up one size in these as well. This top is very cute as well and is really soft.

Graphic Hoodie

I cannot even begin to describe to you how soft this sweatshirt is.  It is curl up on the couch with a good book soft. I love the lace up side that gives it a more feminine fit.  I really preferred the one that says “Good Vibes “but they didn’t have it in my size. The other one says “I Love Me.” There were a couple of other ones too in more colors, but these two were my favorites. 

Striped Sweater (not available online)

Stripes! That’s all I’m going to say! LOL! It looks like it has a spot on it in the middle, but that is actually a smudge on the mirror.

Top (not available online)

This was just a fun little shirt that is very soft, and I thought it was cute. I just love the detail on the shoulder.  

Crossbody Purse (not available online)

Crossbody Purse (not available online)

Mini Backpack

Moccasins

I actually have several of these shoes in different colors from previous seasons, and they are so comfortable with their memory foam insert.

Striped Flats with Bow (not available online)

Ruffle Wedge

Wedge

I hope that I have convinced you to give Walmart a try every now and then.  Really get in there and look for those hidden gems because you will find them.  Look past the stuff that jumps out at you when you walk through the door to see the good stuff.  I did actually purchase a couple of these pieces that you will see make a reappearance in future posts for my OOTD.  Can you guess which ones?

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Vest: An Accessory

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a fall-tastic weekend.  It was absolutely gorgeous here.  Fall, my favorite time of year, is in full swing and the weather this weekend was just perfect. There was a cool fall breeze, lots of sunshine, and breathtaking colorful trees and brightly colored leaves swirling in the wind.  I knew that I missed fall when we were down in the south but I didn’t realize just how much I missed it until this weekend.  Of course, today, Monday of all days, it is gloomy and rainy outside.  Hopefully, it won’t last and the sun will be back soon.  My kids are out of school today so it seems like the perfect day to curl up and watch Hallmark Christmas movies or read a book.  Anyone else obsessed with Christmas movies?  They are my absolute favorite, and I love that they are already playing.  Of course, I could probably watch them year round.  So good!

Ok, enough about the weather and stuff. I’m sure you are getting tired of hearing me talk about the fall all the time, so let’s get on to the topic of today’s post.  One of the things that I love to wear in both the fall and winter are vests.  I want you to get it out of your head that vests are just something you wear to keep you warm.  I want you to look at them as an adorable accessory.  I love wearing vests as an accessory to my outfit versus just a cold weather item like a jacket. Of course, they will keep you warm depending on the thickness and type of vest, so if you’re in a warm area, you will want to avoid the thicker, puffy or fur-lined vests. I’ve worn vests for years, and I always had people asked me when I’m was inside at work if I was cold because I had a vest on.  My answer was always no, and they would give me a puzzled look.  You guys, vests don’t have to be taken off when you are inside unless you are super hot because they can be part of your outfit. I want you to get it out of your head that they come off inside because that’s what this post is all about. Yes, keeping you warm is a great purpose for them, but it’s not the only purpose of a vest nowadays.  Vests are being made to be more stylish so that you can look cute.

What I tried to do for you today is to show you different types of vests in different shapes and materials.  With each of us the vests I own, I have I shown you two different ways that you can wear it. Now the vests that I have to show you are ones that I’ve had for years and many are no longer available.  I have found you some more options that are similar. What I really want you to do with all of my fashion posts and photos is to get inspiration.  I will tell you that I do that all of the time.  I will see an outfit or item of clothing on Pinterest, Facebook, or on other blogs that I will either save to a Pinterest board or take a screen shot of; and then I will use them as inspiration for my own outfits. When I’m out shopping later, I can go back and look at it and use it to grow my own wardrobe.  I don’t want to necessarily copy somebody else’s look exactly. I want to make it my own and maybe add my own personality or colors so that I can achieve a similar look.  I will try to do another post to show you how I use other outfits as inspiration at another time. Just be open-minded and see how you can add these things into your own wardrobe.  I will tell you that 90% of what I will show you today are items that I already had in my closet.  It’s just all about using what you have and changing it up a little.  I am all about versatility and getting the most bang out of your buck.

The Thin Quilted Vest

This particular vest is very lightweight and one that is great for the fall when it’s not super cold or for my peeps down south where it never really gets cold.  This vest has a fitted shape to it, which will help define your figure and make you look slimmer. This is also a great vest to wear over bulkier clothes like sweaters.

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Vest-Old Navy (similar), Plaid Button Up-Old Navy, Grey Sweater-Old Navy (similar), Jeans-TJ Maxx (Calvin Klein), Shoes-Famous Footwear (currently on sale)

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Vest-Old Navy (similar), Plaid Button Up-Old Navy, Jeans-TJ Maxx (Calvin Klein), Shoes-Converse

The Puffer Vest

Here I have the exact same vest in two different colors.  These particular vests are more of a muted color and not shinny like some puffer vests can be.  Again, this is an example where you can use these outfits as inspiration and get vests in colors that you love, and you can decided if you like the shinier materials or not.  This type of vest is going to be pretty warm.  If you are in a warmer climate and like the look of this vest, I would recommend that you wear it with something lightweight underneath. I would not wear this type of vest with bulky sweaters. These vests are going to be thicker and more boxed shaped so, again, avoid wearing it with super bulky clothes underneath.

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Vest-Old Navy (similar), Turtle Neck-Old Navy (similar-Target), Jeans-Target (similar), Leopard Belt-Target, Booties-Target (similar-Old Navy)

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Vest-Old Navy (similar), Leggings-Lularoe (similar-Old Navy), Denim Dress-Target, Boots-Old (similar-Belk) (suede option-Old Navy)

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Vest-Old Navy (similar-Amazon), Jeans-Walmart, Shirt-Old Navy, Scarf-Old Navy (similar-Amazon), Boots-Old (similar-Belk) (suede option-Old Navy)

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Vest-Old Navy (similar-Amazon), Leggings-Lularoe (similar-Old Navy), Top-Target, Camo Shoes-Target

The Classic Herringbone Vest

This is probably one of my favorite and most versatile vests.  You can literally wear it with almost anything and still be cute.  This vest isn’t super lightweight or super heavy and is a great vest for most climates.  I love pairing this vest with a blanket scarf as well and wearing it both zipped and unzipped.

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Vest-Amazon, Top-Old Navy (similar), Jeans-TJ Maxx (Calvin Klein), Booties-Target

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Vest-Amazon, Jeans-TJ Maxx (Calvin Klein), Polka Dot Button Up-Old Navy (similar) (similar-Belk), Sweater-Old Navy (similar), Scarf-Target (similar-Amazon)

The Basic Black Vest

Now this particular vest is pretty warm because it has a furry lining inside. The one I have found for you that is similar does not have the furry lining but it does come in a variety of colors.  This vest is quilted and goes with many things.  It can be dressed up or dressed down depending on what you pair it with.

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Vest-Amazon (similar), Leopard Shirt-Target, Black Jeans-Old Navy, Black Flats-Payless

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Vest-Amazon (similar), Chambray Top-J. Crew Factory (similar) (similar), Black Jeans-Old Navy, Leopard Belt-Target, Leopard Shoes-Target

The Short, Fitted Puffer Vest with Detachable Hood

This vest is similar to the two green and red puffer vests above in thickness and warmth.  The difference is that this one is more fitted than the other two and is a little shorter in length.  This particular vest also has a detachable hood with a faux fur trim.  I did not take any pictures with the hood because it somehow got lost in the move or is in a box I have yet to open, but the hood just adds another fun detail.

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Vest-Old Navy (similar-lightweight-Amazon) (similar-heavyweight-Amazon), Top-Old Navy (similar), Jeans-Walmart, Shoes-Toms

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Vest-Old Navy (similar-lightweight-Amazon) (similar-heavyweight-Amazon), Top-Old Navy (similar), Jeans-Walmart, Boots-Old (similar-Amazon)

The Soft Cotton Vest

Unfortunately, I have had this vest for a while and the company that I got it from went out of business, but I wanted to show it to you as an option for a more vibrant color and different material.  This vest is super soft, lightweight, and made from cotton so it has a different feel than the other vests.  A fleece vest would have a similar feel and look as this one.

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Vest-Old (similar material-Amazon) (fleece option-Amazon), Top-Old Navy (similar), Jeans-Cabi (similar-Old Navy), Shoes-Converse

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Vest-Old (similar material-Amazon) (fleece option-Amazon), Top-Belk (similar with reversed colors) (similar-Gap), Jeans-Cabi (similar-Old Navy), Shoes-Converse

As you can see, there are so many options of how you can wear a vest as an accessory and as a cold weather piece.  I hope you are inspired to add this fun item to your wardrobe to increase your coolness factor. It can totally be dressed up or dressed down.  You will be cute and cozy at the same time!

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All About that Plaid, ‘Bout that Plaid

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Fall is finally in full bloom up here where I live, and I couldn’t be happier! I think I have mentioned before how much I love fall.  I love the cool mornings.  I love that I have been able to turn on my gas logs to warm up in the afternoons. Fall has this smell about it too that just makes me feel all warm and cozy.  It makes me be in a better mood.  I don’t know how, but it does. We actually had to turn our heat on last night because we were under a frost warning! There is nothing better than climbing in a cold bed and covering up with a warm blanket to me. I know, I’m not normal! LOL!  Oh, and let’s not forget about the trees! They are so gorgeous! It’s my favorite part. I love it!

When I think of fall fashion, I think about jeans, boots, scarves, cardigans, sweaters, and PLAID. I think plaid has always been a part of my fall attire, and this year is no different.  The fall runways came with a lot of really bright colored plaids on a large scale, as well as, muted plaids and hounds tooth prints on men’s style blazers and pants. While looking at pictures from fashion shows is fun, you have to be realistic in how you can apply it to your own wardrobe.  Most of what you see on the runway is always a little outrages and not what the average person like you and I would wear, so how can you incorporate it into your own style? Well, there are tons of ways and I will show you a few.  You may automatically connect plaid with flannel, but adding plaid into your wardrobe does not mean that you have to add flannel. I know many of you also fear that plaid will make you look like a farmer. Ha ha! Plaid can be fashionable, I promise. You don’t have to wear the plaid flannel shirts and overalls!

**Just a forewarning, most of the pieces that I am showing you have been in my closet for a while.  I have tried to find similar options for you to choose from if you like the look, but I wanted to give you different options on how to style plaid.**

Plaid 1

Outfit #1

Now, I know what you are thinking.  This outfit could actually be considered a farmer’s outfit, and this shirt does have a flannel feel to it. However, it is super comfortable and cute. This is a very relaxed way to wear flannel.  This particular shirt is a tunic so it is a little longer in the back than the front to cover all of your business.  I have paired it with a pair of skinny jeans and slouchy boots. This is an outfit that is good for those lazy weekend days when you don’t have much going on, or when you have errands to run and you want to be comfortable. You could also pair this top with a pair of leggings for an even more comfortable outfit while still looking cute.  You could go with a range of plaid patterns and colors depending on your preference. Choosing a color other than the typical red plaid like mine can make it look a little less farmer-like.

Plaid 2

Outfit #2

I think I have mentioned before how much I love scarves.  I have an obscene number of them, including a variety of plaid ones. Scarves are not just for warmth to take on and take off when you go out in the cold.  Scarves are a great accessory that can add just a little interest to your outfit. (I’ll do a post on just scarves another day.) They can also add a pop of color to an otherwise boring outfit.  I think this plaid scarf is my favorite of all of my plaid ones, and it is super soft. This scarf is a blanket scarf, which means it is a giant square and gives you a fuller look.  I cannot for the life of me remember where I got this scarf from so I found you some similar ones. Really any plaid blanket scarf would work, though.  Here I have paired it with a simple t-shirt, jeans, and ankle booties. It adds just a little pizzazz to my outfit.

Plaid 3

Outfit #3

This outfit/look is one of my favorite ways to wear plaid.  I think of this as a fall preppy look.  I don’t know why, but it just feels a little preppy to me.  This is a basic plaid button down shirt.  I have rolled up the sleeves and left the bottom button unbuttoned and took the two ends of the shirt and made a knot.  You could also wear this tucked in for a similar look.  I don’t know about you (and this is probably showing my age); but when I was younger, I tucked everything in.  I mean everything! It was not cool to wear shirts un-tucked back then because you were considered a slob.   I think it was when I was in college that the whole un-tucked phase came where you never tucked things in and wore long, tunic-type shirts or long t-shirts.  That was hard to get used to for me.  Then came the half tucked look where you just tuck in a part of the front of the shirt. I still wear many shirts this way, and you could also do that with a button down shirt like this if you are into that look.  Here I have paired the plaid shirt it with a pair of jeans and my trusty Converse shoes for a casual look.

Plaid 4

Outfit #4

This look is a little more dressy than the previous ones.  This top has a silky feel to it and is very flowy.  I have paired it with a pair of black jeans and heeled ankle booties, but you could pair it with a nice pair of slacks and heels to make it a more professional look. It makes a great work outfit.

Plaid 5

Outfit #5

As I mentioned there were a lot of plaid men’s style blazers on the fall runway.  I don’t know about you, but I just don’t see myself wearing a men’s blazer in my everyday life.  Insert this little jacket.  This jacket has a similar effect as the men’s blazer, but it is more feminine and cute, or at least I think so. I got this at TJ Maxx the other day so you could possibly find it in your local store, but sadly I couldn’t find it online for you.  I found you some alternatives, though. This jacket has a little bit of a bell sleeve on the ends and is cropped to give it that feminine style.  This type of jacket can be dressed up or dressed down.  You could wear it with a black pencil skirt or nice slacks for work or with a pair of jeans for a more casual look.  The possibilities are endless.

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Outfit #6

This is my newest plaid addition to my wardrobe.  I got this off of Amazon.  I have always been a little afraid to order clothes from Amazon, but I took a chance on this dress.  This is my attempt to add in the bold colored plaid. I wouldn’t normally wear this bright of a color, but I wanted to give it a try.  I will say that this dress arrived and felt very stiff so I was thinking I wouldn’t like it.  However, after washing, it softened up a little. I have paired it with leggings because as you can see, it is way too short to wear without something underneath for this old girl.  I also added the belt to give my waist a little definition, and I think it turned out pretty cute.   Dresses are a good way to add a little plaid to your wardrobe whether it is a bold pattern like this or a more subdued, simple pattern.  I also really like the shirt dress look in plaid too which is another great option.

Plaid 7

Outfit #7

Finally, I have one more way to add plaid into your wardrobe with another scarf.  This one is for those of you that are hesitant towards plaid.  This scarf has a very subtle plaid pattern to it that is not as obvious and in your face as some others. This is a good way to ease yourself into wearing plaid.  It just brightens up this outfit.  This is a long rectangular scarf that I simply tied in a knot over a chambray shirt and colored denim pants.

I hope you can see a few different ways that you can add plaid into your wardrobe.  Don’t be afraid of it! You don’t have to buy flannel and you don’t have to look like a farmer! You can do it!

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Lions, Tigers, and Bears! Oh, My!

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What is your favorite season? Mine is definitely fall.  Living in South Georgia for the past 3 years has been tough because there really is no fall there. In fact there is really only one season there…summer! I missed fall a lot during the three years we lived there.  I am so happy to be back further north where we will actually have 4 seasons a year.  I HATE being hot, so summer is probably my least favorite season.  I’m not really a beach girl because I can’t stand the sand all over me or the creatures swimming out in the ocean. (Remember, I don’t like animals of any kind.) Oh, and let’s no forget the dreaded swimsuit and having to shave everyday! The only thing I really like about summer is that it is usually the time for family vacations, and there is no school. Other than that, I am not in love with summer. I know that is probably the opposite of most of the world as many people live for their summers, but I just don’t feel the same.  Spring brings on the pollen, allergies, and the beginning of the heat so it is probably my next least favorite.  I know that this is an unpopular opinion but I actually like winter, and it is definitely a close second to fall.  I LOVE the cold.  I love sitting by the fire.  I love curling up inside a warm house covered with a blanket with a good book or movie. I love Christmas and time with family through the holidays.  Sweaters and boots and jeans are my jam.  Snow is so pretty.  I love looking out the window and seeing the world around me covered in white.  Of course, I don’t like to be out in it getting all wet. If you haven’t figured it out yet, I do not like to be dirty.  LOL! It’s just another part of my self-diagnosed OCD.  As a teacher, I loved getting snow days off, too.  Many of the same reasons that I love winter are why I love fall most of all. I love it when the air starts to get crisp.   Any temperature between 55 and 75 makes me happy. The changing leaves on the trees in the fall are just gorgeous to me.  I love the shades of orange, yellow, and red.  It is breathtaking.  I was a cheerleader in high school and cheering during the fall football games brings happy memories. Fall is also the start of a new school year and school supplies, and I might have a slight obsession with school supplies. The reasons I love fall are numerous, so I will just leave you with those.

Now on to the real topic of today’s post.  Fall fashion trends.  For the next few Mondays, I will be sharing some of my favorite fall trends.  I absolutely love clothes.  If you were to see my closet you would see that I am a shop-aholic. I really do have a problem.  I admit it! My husband has to put me on shopping restriction sometimes. Although, he would tell you that I never really do stop.  I just can’t!  I really can’t pass up a deal.  I love a good sale.  My favorite places to shop are really stores that won’t break the bank.  Target is my absolute favorite, but I also love Old Navy, Kohl’s, TJ Maxx, and Nordstrom Rack.  Another favorite is to go to outlet malls to shop at places like J. Crew, Gap, Banana Republic, and American Eagle at a discount. I will also say that Walmart has stepped up their clothing game lately, and I have gotten some cute things from there that I will be sharing with you soon.  I am also kind of obsessed with Lularoe so you will see a lot of those pieces make their way into my outfits.

One of the big trends for this fall is animal print.  I would say that I think animal print has been on trend for several years, and this fall is no different.  Leopard or cheetah is probably the most popular of animal prints; but zebra, snake, and others animals can be seen when out shopping.  Most of my animal print is from previous seasons and no longer available, so I have compiled some of my outfits for you so get some ideas of how you can style animal print and add it to your wardrobe.  You can see that there are ways to subtlety add it and also ways you can go all out.  I tried to find some items that are similar to the ones that I have so you can purchase if interested, but I encourage you to use these outfits as inspiration to find your own style with animal print.

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Outfit #1

This outfit is simple and only adds a little pop of animal print in the shoes.  You guys, these shoes are my new obsession.  I got them at Target, and they are comfy and so cute! You may see them appear in another fall trend soon in another pattern. Wink, wink! The vest I am wearing is from Lularoe and all of their pieces are limited edition.  Any type of vest or cardigan would work with this outfit, though.

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Outfit #2

This is another simple outfit that you can spice up with just a hint of leopard print with the belt.  You could put a variety of colored tops with this look. The possibilities are endless.  The good thing about most animal prints is that they pretty much can go with most anything.

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Outfits #3 and #4

Scarves are a great way to add a touch of animal print.  I love scarves for both fall and winter.  I have even been known to wear them in the spring and summer as well.  They are such a fun way to add a little bit of interest to your outfit.

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Outfit #5

Animal print dresses are so fun.  This one is a Carly from Lularoe and if you know anything about LLR, you will understand when I say that this dress was one of my unicorns, and I am so glad that I found it.  You can add a pair of leggings underneath for warmth or to cover up your stark white legs like mine!

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Outfit #6

Graphic tees were pretty popular for a while.  I think the trend is dying down, but it is still a great way to incorporate animal print into your outfit.  For those cooler fall evenings, throw on a jean jacket or a vest and you are good to go.

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Outfit #7

I love a good cardigan and this one from Lularoe is super soft and cozy which makes it even more fabulous.  Short or long cardigans can add not only warmth to your outfit, but they can also add a little fun or pop of color.

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Outfits #8 and #9

A bright pop of color is another great trend for this fall so why not mix the two? Both have been seen all over the runway for this season.  In the first outfit I have the bright pink pop of color with a subtle note of animal print in the shoes.  In the second outfit, I have the pop of red in the pants with a neutral top and animal print flats.  Put these two trend together, and you are ready to walk out the door looking cute. Side note: The red pants below are some of my favorite pants.  They are stretchy and super comfy.  I have them in several colors.

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As you can see, there are many ways to add animal print into the wardrobe you already have.  It can take your outfit from drab to fab in an instant.  Check out my Pinterest Board to get some more inspiration. Go find the inner animal in yourself and give this trend a try.  Show me what you come up with!

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