Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fall Essentials

Fall Essentials

Leather Riding Boots: I love to throw on a pair of riding boots over leggings, skinnies, tights, pretty much anything and I feel like it dresses up my outfit just a little bit.  These are my favorite from Target.

Cozy Oversized Sweater: I love throwing on an oversized sweater over leggings pairing some riding boots with it and you're cute and out the door.  Plus it's comfy, cozy and it hides that extra holiday weight...you know what I'm talking about.

Warm Cozy Perfume: When it gets colder I like to switch out my perfume to warmer, cozier scents.  I just feel like it fits the season and makes me feel warmer when I smell it.  This one is one of my favorites from Avon.

Quilted Vest: I love a good vest, I probably have 5 in my closet and I am always looking for more.  This one came from Groopdealz last year and it is a perfect dupe for the coveted J.Crew Excursion Vest.  I feel like this one just dresses up your outfit and makes you look a little classier.

Fall Nail Polish:  I love switching up my nails to more fall colors.  Some of my favorites are Essie Raspberry, OPI Peace, Love and OPI (this is such a pretty duchrome), essie warm and toasty turtleneck, and not pictured but my new favorite is Sally Hansen Expresso.

Fall Tote: I have always been a big purse girl and in the fall I love to switch out my purses to a big sturdy fall looking tote.  This one is old from the Phillip Lim for Target line but it is one of my favorites.

Starbucks: Typical white girl status but really Starbucks just helps to ring in fall.  Plus how cute are their fall cups this year??  I did try the new revamped Pumpkin Spice Latte and wasn't as much of a fan...guess I like fake pumpkin better??

Flannel: A good flannel shirt just screams fall.  It's cozy, warm, and just looks like Fall.  I love to layer mine under a vest.  If you are looking for some Target has some cute ones.

Leggings: Yes I am basic, but if wearing leggings makes me basic then bring it on.  I love to throw on a pair of leggings and an oversized sweater or shirt, some riding boots and I'm out the door.  Or if I'm in the house just  sweatshirt, leggings and some slippers or long socks.  They are so comfortable and really who wants to wear jeans when you can wear leggings???

Tights: I am a dress lover, even in the winter.  I just throw on a pair of tights and some boots and it's a cute outfit yet still cozy and warm.  I have especially been loving some tights with texture.  Target always has some cute ones.  

Patagonia: I got my Patagonia fleece last year for my birthday and I am absolutely in love.  It is so soft and warm.  I wear it around the house, out running errands, to walk the dog, traveling, pretty much anywhere I want to be comfy, warm and still look cute.  They are a little on the pricey side but I highly recommend mine.  I wear it all the time, have washed it and it still looks brand new.

Leopard flats: Leopard is a neutral right???  I sure wear my flats like they are.  I love to mix prints and have been wearing my leopard with plaid and other patterns this fall.  These came from Walmart believe it or not.

Lipstick: I am a lipstick wimp...I am scared of dark colors on my lips.  I have been trying to branch out and go a little darker.  The color I have been loving is an Avon shade in a mauvey tint

Scarf: I love to throw a scarf over a sweater, a dress, a t-shirt, anything I want to add a little comfort and warmth to.  These scarves from Kohls are super soft and cozy and under $10!

Cozy Cardigan: These are perfect for trowing over a t-shirt, tank top, dress whatever to add a little warmth and coziness to your outfit.

Booties: I just got my first pair of booties this year and man was I missing out before!  These are perfect for dressing up your outfit.  I love to throw it on with a dress, leggings, or skinny jeans.  All of mine came from Target.  

My obsession with gallery walls

So as you know we moved and I had so many blank walls to fill up.  I have always loved the gallery walls and in our house we have 3: 


This one is in our living room with wedding pictures, engagement pictures and just things we like.  


This is the kitchen gallery wall.  I wanted a farm fresh vibe (is that a thing?) 


And here is the gallery wall in my office/guest room.  It takes up this whole wall and yes it is probably a little overwhelming but it's me in a wall.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

I like big books and I cannot lie


Ya'll I picked up this HUGE stack of books at Dirt Cheap for $2 and some change.  Seriously they were 95% off!!!   I bought some for me and some for gifts.  Love a good book deal!  

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Southern Women's show, bass pro and Jessa Duggar Sewald

I don't know about y'all but our weekends tend to be a lot of relaxing around the house and not much going on.  I'm not complaining I love a good relaxing day (can you say messy hair,sweatpants and no makeup?) but every once in a while I do like to go out and have a little adventure.  

My husband is pretty much the sweetest thing and he agreed to go with me to the Southern Women's Show in Birmingham.  Not gonna lie I wanted to go because Jessa Duggar Sewald was going to speak.  We had a great time, walked around, had a little date night dinner and did some shopping.  It's good to go out every once in a while :)




They are so sweet! 


And we just might be on TLC ;)


We got to meet the Sewalds.  


I brought my book for them to sign because I'm cool like that ;)


Some of the booths at the show:






And to thank my husband for an estrogen filled day we stopped at the Bass Pro shop for a little testosterone.  This one is really neat since the drive in you go through the woods and past a few ponds. It's one of the prettiest bass pros I have been at.  






















Fall decorating

Just a few highlights of the fall decor in our new home :)









Dirt Cheap haul

Y'all I love Dirt Cheap!  It is also on my way to work so I try to stop in there every week or so because they are always getting new things in and discounting.  


Their bedding is newly priced, instead of individually pricing things they have a list detailing pricing.  So for example any full sheet sets are $10.  I found these Target sheets that are SO soft! 


Dirt Cheap also has big bins of things from the Target Dollar Spot except everything is less than $1.  I have seen them marked to 33 cents but this time they were all marked at 10 cents!!!  I picked up all these holiday decorations!  


These were also all 10 cents! 


Then I found these marshmallow skewers for 10 cents, perfect for S'mores! 


I also found these three clothing items for $1 each.  The sweater is Target, the shirt is Talbots (how adorable is that neckline??) and the pants are Gap.

Do you guys have a Dirt Cheap near you? 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

I love baskets...and Dirt Cheap

I love a good storage basket and you know I love a deal.  I picked up a couple storage baskets at my favorite place Dirt Cheap recently. 


Love the chalkboard on this one! 


These two are big and can be hung on the wall.  

All of these were originally from Target but I got them for $1.20 each.  Ahhhh Dirt Cheap you get me everytime.  

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Fall deal finds

Didt Cheap did it again and I picked up some fall goodies:


Little Halloween signs for 40 cents 


Cute little trick or treat sign for 40 cents. 



Love this glitter pumpkin for 60 cents (I bought a couple) 


This little basket to corral vitamins and other things on our counter, this one was 90 cents.  



These little jar lid floral arrangement things that I just love.  They were 60 cents.  Not specifically fall since I will probably use this year round but here you go.  


I also picked up this cute little burlap flower for 60 cents.  I used a mason jar and the floral arrangement lid to set it up in the kitchen.  Love them together!