Fall Fashion Finds

Hooray it is FRIDAY and the weekend forecast is looking perfect for a little fall shopping! Here are a few things that have caught my eye for the upcoming fall season. We have just six days until it is officially fall, so maybe these items will inspire you to get ready for the cooler weather.

 

Loft – Tulip Shirtdress    Kendra Scott – Elisa Pendant Necklace    Loft – Fireworks Fluid Tee

Kork-Ease -Castaneda Boot         Abercrombie & Fitch – Patterned Blanket Poncho

I’d love to hear what you are eyeing to add to your fall wardrobe or if you’ve made any recent purchases that you’re loving. I think the Kendra Scott pendant necklace with the opal and rose gold combination is particularly pretty and perfect for fall. I’m also loving all kinds of suede and fringe booties. It’s probably a problem that I haven’t met a bootie I don’t like, but of course, a girl can never have too many shoes!

I hope everyone has a relaxing and wonderful weekend. Don’t forget to spend some time outside enjoying the beautiful weather.

Cheers!

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The Cheapest Date

I’m going to let you all in on a little secret. This one is especially for those of you who are looking for a fun, affordable time with a special someone. It’s the cheapest date I know, and one of my favorites. It’s going to the park with your boo. I know. It’s completely revoluntionary.

But in all honesty, going to a park to walk around, explore and talk to your loved one can be a simply amazing time. So often I think the simple things in life can be underated, overlooked or taken for granted. People are so quick to talk about the amazing things they do on their social media platforms, but I think it’s just as important to share the simple, day-to-day things we do with the people we love.


I had this realization last weekend as I walked for miles around Fort Washington park with Will and Maddie (my doggie). We decided to do something outside that afternoon. Fort Washington seemed like a fun place to check out, since neither of has have been there, despite it’s close proximity to D.C.

Well it was such a good idea. It was absolutely beautfiul, and the hours we spent there flew by. Moments like that are my favorite. There is something about being outside that is so good for our souls.

I had this moment of realization as we walked around. I now it’s a cliche that is passed around so often — the tangible things in our lives are not important. It’s the special people we share our lives with and the moments with them that give our life value. The fact that, we can go and have that experience with someone special and it doesn’t cost anything, is what makes it invaluable.

So yes, it was the cheapest date. And it is something I’d reccomend everyone do on a regular basis. Pack a lunch. Have a picnic. Bring your dog. Do it your way, but just spend sometime outside with someone you love.

Cheers!

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Get the Look: Initials, Monograms & All Things Personalized

Personalized jewelry and accessories, in the form of monograms and initials, have continued to be a popular trend this year, and it doesn’t show any changing in the year to come. In fact, supermodel Gigi Hadid is putting her name and initials on practically everything she wears. This new look of custom, branded clothing shows how the monogramming trend has grown in popularity. Literally adding your name to your outfit of the day can further brand your personal style.

If this is a trend you have been eyeing and wanting to try, I’d suggest starting with jewelry and accessories before following Gigi’s footsteps and embroidering your name on all your clothes. Or you can just go BIG right from the start! 😉

One of my favorite monogrammed pieces is this acrylic block monogram necklace from Bauble Bar. I got the medium sized monogram in antique gold with the 18″ chain. I’ve had this piece for over a year and it has held up very well. I have experienced lots of cheap jewlrey, especially in gold, becoming tarnished over time. This necklace, however, has not had that issue. So, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.


I also decided to be slightly unconventional and just include my first and middle initials in my monogram. So don’t feel like you need to go the traditional route if you are getting soemthing monogrammed — you do you! And if an acrylic block necklace is not your style, here are some other mongrammed jewelry pieces you may like.

Turquoise Evil Eye Initial Bracelet            Monogrammed Keychain

Asymmetrical Initial Necklace     Monogrammed Ring     Pave Initial Earrings

 

I’d love to know if you have any other stylish finds that can be personalized.

Happy Monday & have a great work week!

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