- Pastel Pleats -

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I usually don’t wear a whole lot of pastels in the Fall. I typically stick to darker colors like black and greys, but I could not pass up this neutral sweater. This has to be the most practical I’ve worn this Fall. Dallas hasn’t been to chilly during the day, but at night, the weather cools down a bit and it’s nice to have on a cozy top. This little ASOS number has been at the top of my list. I mean, look at the pleats on the back. Can’t get over the split back with pleated panel. It’s the perfect look for day or night!

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Shop The Post: ASOS Pleated Back Sweater (color nude size 4) | J Crew Denim | Nude Pumps | Elaine Turner Envelope Clutch **Get 15% off your first purchase** c/o | Kendra Scott Naomi Double Ring c/o | Wanderlust Necklace c/o | Wanderlust Spike XL Bracelets c/o | David Yurman Cable Link Bracelet 

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- Bundled for Fall -

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When it comes to fall fashion, there are three staples every girl should own: a great bag, a killer pair of boots, and a quality coat.

You’d think, as a teacher, summer would be the season I look forward to most. But fall has to be one of my favorite times of the year. I love the crisp air, the spicy candles and most importantly, the fashion. This is the time of year where your outerwear is more important than the rest of your outfit.

That’s where this coat comes in to play. I immediately feel in love this belted wool coat by Talbots. It’s so soft! The wool makes it warm enough for those cold, windy days, but it breathes enough for when the sun is out. And this grey color goes with just about anything. After being in New York and Boston this past January, I learned (the hard way) the importance of investing in a quality coat. Find a coat that makes you feel confident and one that fits well. For me, this one exceeded my expectations. After all, a coat is probably something you will wear weekly, if not daily. I can’t wait to wear this throughout Fall and Winter!

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Shop The Post: Talbots Luxe Alpaca Wool Belted Coat (wearing a 4) c/o | J Brand 620 Skinny Jeans (true to size) | Oversized Turtleneck Love this similar version too | Yosi Samara Delancey Boots c/o | Celine Luggage Tote (similar here and here) | Wanderlust Triple Pearl Ring c/o | Baublebar 360 Pearl Earrings c/o

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- Get The Look | Minimal Chic -

I don’t know about you but this year, I can’t help but love the look of an oversized sweater paired with more feminine pieces like a fit and flare skirt and over the knee boots. Showing a little leg can always be a little intimidating, but I have found that if I go with a flat heel, it makes me feel better about the bare legs. I invested in these boots (go a 1/2 size down) this year and I can not wait to wear them on a regular basis. Side note: in Dallas, it takes a freakishly slow time for temperatures to cool down. But Saturday night got to 68 and my sister in law and I decided to throw on the boots. Yeah, it was still a little warm. But it was the best I could do! Her boots are the ones in the picture above. They look identical to mine and a heck of a lot cheaper.

- Plaid Tunic -

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I’m usually not one for brights and neons, however this Tracy Resse Tunic has me re-thinking the whole thing for Fall.  I could not pass up this silky, relaxed top. I bought this tunic last week at Anthropologie and I have already worn it to work and out this past weekend. It’s definitely one of those easy going shirts that you will wear through Fall and well into Winter. I can’t wait to pair it with this Leather Jacket when the weather cools down!

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Shop The Post: Tracy Reese Plaid Tunic (wearing a small) | Nixon Time Teller Watch (my favorite ever!) | Karen Walker Super Duper Sunglasses  (also worn here + here) |  Sole Society Mixed Metal Rings c/o | Steve Madden “Maiden” Heels (on sale!) | Black Denim | Clare Vivier Leopard Clutch All The Wire Nailed It Cuff c/o | Wanderlust Spike XL Bangle + Omega Bangle c/o | David Yurman Cable Link Bracelets | Ann Taylor Hope Strength Love Bracelet Set  c/o | Thin Gold Ring | Nails Essie Meet Me At The Alter

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- Weekend Getaway -

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When it comes to traveling, weekend getaways are my favorite. They are easy to plan and usually just the right amount of time to be away. When my husband and I got married we made a goal to travel more and plan little weekend trips. I would say that we have definitely kept that a priority! Between fun trips to Boston and NYC, a few road trips to Austin,TX, and family vacations, I would say that he and I have done our fair share of traveling this year.

I’ve learned a lot from these trips. One thing I always remember is to dress comfortably. It’s common sense, but sometimes we sacrifice comfort for style when really the two can go hand in hand. I always wear light layers when traveling. It makes temperature changes bearable and not to mention this cardigan and silk cami are so so soft! I have to wear comfortable shoes. Whether Im traveling by plane or car, my feet need to be comfy. These Sole Society Booties are the perfect travel companion for fall. They match with pretty much anything and are so easy to wear. Another tip I’ve learned is to invest in a great carry on. One that is sturdy and will last no matter how much you pack. I fell in love with this woven weekender by Sole Society. It’s the perfect size to hold my camera, plaid scarf, and even a pair of tall bootsHow do you travel? Would love to hear your tips and secrets. Happy weekend! xx

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Shop the post: Target Cardigan | Sole Society Gwenith Woven Weekender Bag + Lylee Booties (went a 1/2 size up)  c/o | Cami NYC Silk Racer Cami c/o | Sole Society Crystal Ring Set ( I love these delicate rings! They come in a set of gold and silver) c/o | 7 For All Mankind Black Denim (tts)

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- Accessorize Your Home -

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Moving can be overwhelming. And if you’re like me, you’re still trying to makeup your mind on furniture styles and decorations 3 months later. I feel like my house should be perfect and 100% done, but I have realized these things take time and patience is key.

I always look to Pinterest and Instagram for my daily does of inspiration. Whether it’s for home or style, it’s certain I will find something that catches my eye. Rachel George has been a favorite of mine for a while. Not only for decorating ideas, but also for their adorable accessories. Rachel George is an online boutique, specializing in home and office decor as well as fine jewelry. I know you will love it just as much as I do!

Even though I feel like my home isn’t finished, it really helps to have a few great accessories to help liven up the place. I chose some fun Kate Spade Office Accessories, this little Jonathan Adler Zebra Dish, and I could not pass up this cool horse head figure.

Rachel George doesn’t want you to miss out on all the fun. She is offering TTD readers 10% off with the code “TEACHER“. The offer expires 10/31. Happy decorating! xx

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Rachel George White Horse Head c/o | Kate Spade Gold Acrylic Pencil Cup c/o | Kate Spade Gold Acrylic Letter Tray  c/o | Kate Spade This Just In Sticky Note Set c/o (too cute to pass up on!) | Kate Spade Bow Paper Clips | Kate Spade What’s The Word Pencil Set (on sale!) c/o | Kate Spade Gold Dot Pencil Pouch Set  c/o | Russell + Hazel Acrylic Gold Tape Dispenser (on sale!) c/o | Jonathan Adler Gold Zebra Dish c/o

Other Accessories: Baublebar Crystal Karenia Necklace c/o | Warby Parker Crane Glasses | All The Wire Nailed It Bangle c/o | Leopard Pillows  | Baublebar Pearl 360 Studs c/o | NARS Turkish Delight Lipgloss | YSL Gloss #17 Encre Rose | Sole Society Dainty Rings c/o | Balenciaga Parfume | Jo Malone Body Cream c/o | 

- Silk & Lace -

We Heart A Graet Fit

 

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Oh bras. Let’s be honest, it can be hard to find the best fit (I know I am not alone in this battle!). And sometimes, what “fits” isn’t always the pretty. Undergarments are something we wear everyday, so I like to invest in something that makes me feel confident. If that means doing some extra research to find something that fits my body, I’m willing to do it.  And when I am in the market, Nordstrom is the first place I start.

If you are looking skivvies, I’d recommend stopping by your local Nordstrom this Friday and Saturday (October 24 – 25) during the We Heart A Great Fit event. I love the cause behind this event and the awareness it promotes for women and breast cancer. For each bra purchased online or in-store, Nordstrom is donating $2 to the Young Survival Coalition. Additionally, each brand will be matching Nordstrom’s donation. And when you are in-store, bra fit specialists are available to help you find the perfect size and the bra that fits you best!

Though breast cancer has personally affected my family (and so many other families I know!), I am proud that a brand like Nordstrom is standing up to cancer through donations and awareness.  Stay healthy! ♥

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- Jewels + Stripes -

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With each season, my taste in jewelry changes. I often find myself wearing statement necklaces one day then wearing delicate pieces the next.  I love how this bracelet and ring from Nordstrom, are pieces that I can wear day to day through each season.  Alexis Bittar is so on point with his pieces for this Fall. His amazing, one of a kind statement necklaces pair perfectly with this delicate bangle. It’s so inspiring!

The Imperial Hinge Bangle and Gold Stack Ring (now 20% off!) are two pieces perfect for everyday. The jewels on the bangle are the right amount of sparkle and the illusion of multiple stacking rings is just what I like to wear for an easy casual look. To see more of the Alexis Bittar collection, be sure to check out Nordstrom. XX

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Shop The Post: Alexis Bittar Imperial Hinge Bangle, Gold Stack Ring (on sale!) | Striped Turtleneck (similar here and here) | Denim | Ankle Boots | Tory Burch Earrings  | Nixon Time Teller Watch | Nailpolish Essie Meet Me At The Alter

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- In My Bag | Gigi New York -

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As I’ve mentioned before, these are my absolute favorite posts. Not just to put together, but I always love hearing what people carry in their bags. I guess you could say I am always on the lookout for new “purse size” goodies to try out.

I switch bags about 4 times during the week, so in between the mess of receipts and gum wrappers, I thought I’d share with you guys the things I carry around on a daily basis.

1. Gigi New York Teddie Tote in Sand- This leather carry all is a life savor. It’s the perfect companion to take with me to school each day and a great weekend tote. It hold all my stuff without feeling weighed down.

2. Gigi New York All In One Clutch- This clutch is my favorite multitasker. Not only does it make a great makeup bag but it also is a pretty chic clutch. I just love that tassel!

3. Tieks Ballet Flats in Light Pink- Now that my husband and I moved, we are within walking distance to some of our favorite restaurants. These little guys make it easy when I want to swap the heels for some flats. I also keep these on hand when I want to be comfortable while teaching. They make my feet feel so good.

4. If I Do Say So Myself, Kate Spade Notebook- I’m always one for having cute stationary and paper goods. Kate Spade is obviously the queen of all things “office chic” and I love having this notebook when I’m needing to make an every growing list or jot down an idea for this blog.

5. Tory Burch Wallet- I don’t really own a whole lot of “pink things”, but I do love this wallet. The pink is just a fun pop of color. Not to mention, TB does make some pretty cute leather goods.

6. Pillow Proof Dry Shampoo- I got this little guy for Fashion Week and loved it so much I keep buying it. Not only do I love the mini size, but it really does work. I keep it on hand for those days when your headed to Happy Hour or just in need of a little freshen up.

7. Warby Parker Glasses in the style Crane - Warby makes the best glasses and I love what the company stands for. Buy a pair and they give a pair to a child in need.

8. Trusty Pink Lipsticks- Dior Lipbalm, MAC Lipglass in Pink Poodle, YSL Glossy Stain in #17 Ecre Rose (seen here) These are the colors I always have on hand. While I like to switch up my lips, I can always count on these to get the job done.

9. Jo Malone Mini Fragrance- The right amount of fragrance to keep me smelling nice after a long day.

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Around the Home: Pillows are from Furbish Studio and Pink Faux Peony is from One Kings Lane

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