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Typically this time of year on the East coast I would not be able to walk around in skirts or dresses without some serious layering action, but with this mild winter we have been experiencing thus far I’ve been able to re-wear some of my favorite fall pieces.

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H&M SWEATER & JACKET || BOOHOO OFFICIAL SKIRT ℅ || STUART WEITZMAN BOOTS || CHANEL BAG & SUNGLASSES (similar)

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I am trying not to enjoy the weather we have been having too much because I know a terribly cold winter is really just around the corner. It’s going to be bitter and awful… I’m really not looking forward to it, ha. We’ve been so spoiled but at the same time it’s kind of hard to get in the holiday spirit around here, isn’t it? Is this how people on the West Coast feel? Like, how do you get excited for a snowy Christmas when you can go out and about in a t-shirt and jeans? It’s strange!

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Anyway! I’m really into this skirt. I used to stay far, far away from anything with a print because they can be really unflattering when you’re curvy like myself, but I’ve been trying to teach myself to embrace that shit lately. Lucky for me, this skirt seemed to hug all of the right places instead of pointing out my large hips and thighs. It’s high waisted so in the warmer months I can pair it with a cute crop top or light t-shirt. Point being, it’s one of those items you can wear over and over again!

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Street Art Style

I don’t know when this became a thing, but all over Monmouth County there is amazing, captivating art work being done on the sides of almost every building. Asbury is  littered with different art from tiny little decals you might not even notice to giant murals decorating the sides of the tallest buildings. Long Branch started to do the same thing a couple years back, then hit a lull, and now it seems as though they’re jumping on board again. I love it. Every time I drive through town there is something new to see, much like this dope ass mural we stopped to take some pictures in front of.

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HOT TOPIC TANK (similar) || FOREVER21 FLANNEL (similar here, here) || BEBE LEGGINGS || STUART WEITZMAN BOOTS || H&M JACKET || REBECCA MINKOFF BAG ℅ SOUTH MOON UNDER || RETRO SUPER FUTURE SHADES  ℅ DITTO EYEWEAR

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This is the outfit I wore to that concert a few weeks back when I mentioned I had worn these boots all night with zero complaints. I normally wear them with mini dresses but throwing them on over leather leggings looks pretty phenomenal as well. I made the mistake of wearing these leggings while pregnant with Kennedy so I kind of stretched them out a bit. I think it may be time to get myself a few pair, ha.

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So apparently this tank top was on sale and is no longer available, and I can’t find this flannel on Forever21’s website anymore either. womp womp. I’ve linked to similar styles above in the outfit description. Forever21 does have very similar styles available, exact colors and whatnot, however, it happens to be in the mens section. Which is fine. Flannels are usually made to fit a little looser anyway, so this is one item you can definitely shop from your guy’s closet, just choose a smaller size of course, and you’re good to go!

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Dark and Floral

During the spring and summer months I am not much for the floral patterns, but when the cooler months arrive and the florals take on a deeper and darker look I cannot get enough. I spent hours browsing the Shein website and picked out like 100 different things I wanted. Their prices are insane it’s not hard to do, ha. However, I landed on this dress and a sleeveless trench you’ll see in a later post. I am quite pleased with the pieces I ordered for the price, unfortunately, it took like a year to get to me though. HAH. :[ I suppose I’ll have to place an order of about 100 different things to make it worth the wait next time.

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SHEINSIDE OFFICIAL DRESS || STUART WEITZMAN BOOTS || UPHORIA BOUTIQUE HAT || ROMAN LUXE RING ℅ (no longer available, also love this one!) || URBAN OUTFITTERS SHADES

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It’s a tad misleading here but there is a crazy deep V in the neckline of this dress. It was so deep I was legit unable to even bend over the tiniest little bit without exposing everrrrrythang. Thank god for a little boob tape, amiright? I am actually quite fond of the deep V but if you’re going to delve into this trend definitely do invest in double sided tape or actual tape made to keep clothes from slipping and sliding all over. It really allows you to play with different garments and add a little fun, if you will, to your wardrobe!

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I’m really into this dress because it gives you that wiggle room to dress up or down. Pairing it with these OTK boots just felt right though, ha. On the flip side I could just as easily wear this dress with lace up sandals or even open toe booties with a long cardigan to make it look a little more comfortable and wearable during the day. However, I am not putting these boots away any time soon! I have been wearing them at least once a week lately. Throwing them on over leather leggings and a long flannel has been my go-to recently… perhaps you will see that look soon!

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Over the Moon for OTK’s.

Not gonna lie, I am really looking forward to wearing these boots with a feminine floral dress when the weather gets a little better, but for now… I’m ok with throwing them on over some skinnies. I’ve seen these boots in a heelless version on some other bloggers and I’m kind of obsessed. They’re insanely comfortable even with the heel so I can only imagine how comfy they’d be without one!

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SWEATER: FOREVER21 || JEANS: BULLHEAD (similar) || BOOTS: STUART WEITZMAN || BELT: C/O LINEA PELLE (almost sold out!!) || BAG: MOLLY & ZOEY (similar) || HAT: H&M || SHADES: FOREVER21

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Ok want to hear a slightly embarrassing story? I only have one black belt in my possession and it’s literally from my ‘skater’ days in middle school. Literally a Hurley belt with one of those slip buckles that comes off and it’s reversible. I did not actually have a regular black belt until the amazing people from Linea Pelle sent me this one, haha. I was ecstatic and it’s so perfect! Definitely a classic but edgy piece with the military style detailing that I will be wearing over and over again.

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 I feel like this outfit has kind of a fall vibe to it, no? Honestly I’m so confused about what to wear lately.. this weather is bananas. One day it’s snowing, the next day it’s 50 degrees. Who the hell knows what’s going on. Anything goes this year, that’s my motto! ;]

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These Boots Were Made for Strutting

These boots are basically the puppies in the window that you walk by every single day and yearn to take home but know it’s a bad, bad idea. Except, in this case, it was a good, good idea. I have never worn more comfortable, flattering, amazing boots ever. A month or so ago I wore this exact shirt dress and said I thought it would look amazing with a pair of these Stuart Weiztman OTK boots, and yup, was I right!

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DRESS: FOREVER21 || BOOTS: STUART WEITZMAN || BAG: FOREVER21 || SHADES: RAY BAN || RING: C/O ROMAN LUXE || JACKET: H&M (similar) || LIPS: MAC ‘DIVA’


IMG_5856The last time I wore this flannel dress from Forever21 I was perusing the city for a quick anniversary getaway weekend. I knew there was going to be a lot of wandering and exploring so I opted to wear it with converse sneaks instead of any fancy footwear. This time around, I decided to ditch the comfortable and sensible footwear and have a little more fun. These boots are an investment because they can really be worn with a variety of things. Flouncy skirts, skinny jeans, leather leggings, shirt dresses, they all look pretty fantastic with these boots.

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You ever have one of those days where no matter WHAT you do to your hair you just cannot seem to get it to cooperate? This was one of those days. Up, down, under a hat, nothing I did made it “work.” You go home, curl it thinking that’ll take care of the frizzy unruliness, but we’re only fooling ourselves. Days like that call for tight, tight top knots or sleek braids, am I right?

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Case and point: insane hair ^ ^ ^ ^ … I mean, it wasn’t even windy this day. ::sigh:: IMG_5863IMG_5839 IMG_5840

DSC_3998Shirt dresses, flannel, and boots are 3 of my favorite things about cooler weather. I’ve already gushed over this dress in my previous post, but they are so easy because they’re basically a one stop shop when it comes to getting dressed every day. If the weather is warm, a shirt dress is all you need. If the weather is cooler, throw on tights or boots like I did here with a leather jacket and boom, you’re good to go. What could be better?

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