Time for Tartan

Time for Tartan

I have a mean case of Tartan on the mind. These pieces are such great essentials for winter and fall. If I could buy the middle look in time for Thanksgiving I definitely would but alas, I think time has been cut too short for this one. I’ll hopefully find a different alternative but I believe I will be sporting as similar a skirt as I can find and pairing it with a nice warm sweater.

What will you be wearing this Thanksgiving?

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

I’m really getting into the fall mood lately. I just purchased this MinkPink Zippora Jumper (shown above) and I can’t wait for the air to feel crisp again. Currently I am lusting over tan and dusty pink over coats and baby blue fuzzy sweaters. Who would have thought baby blue would be such a fall color but it makes me even more excited for winter to come. I am also thinking of getting a sherpa lined moto jacket in the near future. My favorite piece I own is my H&M leather jacket but I would love to have one more winter appropriate.

For those of you who don’t use Polyvore I would highly recommend it. If you are like me and cruise around online sites getting inspiration or window shopping it helps to get all of your ideas down onto something legible. PLus it makes it easy to share with others :)

BCBGeneration Plaid

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A huge thank you to BCBGeneration for hooking it up with this plaid shirt. I entered their #StyleMeGen Instagram contest and was sent this button up along with a personalized affirmation bracelet and some Too Faced mascara. Almost as if they read my mind, I have been looking for a new plaid shirt to add to my fall collection. Plaid shirts and jeans were my staple outfits during my senior year of high school so this is bringing all sorts of throwback Thursday memories to play. The colors, long length and softness really make a difference in how a plaid looks on you. Having had bad experiences with H&M and Forever21 button ups that sit too short on my body and wayyyy too boxy have made me turn to more high end brands to get my fix.

I would definitely recommend grabbing one of these babies if you can, by signing up for the BCBGeneration email newsletters you are also the first to know when one of their sales is going on. Happy Monday!

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Plaid Button-Up Shirt – BCBGeneration

Boyfriend Jeans – (here & here)

Glitter Flat Sandals – Zara

Dayton Sunglasses – RAEN Optics

Insta-Shhtephs

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Ever since my introduction to Instagram it has been a complete addiction. The clean layout, perfectly portioned pictures and the ability to visually follow the lives of friends, family, and fashion idols seems to have created an Instagram trigger finger in me. Checking the app has almost turned into some sort of strange ADD tick where I can’t help but flip through pictures every 5 minutes (I know many of you can attest to this). The world is ever increasingly (due in part to the internet) becoming stimulated by visual imagery.

Working full-time and maintaining my blog can sometimes put a lot of creative restraints on me. What I can always count on is capturing my life through my iPhone lens. So if you want to get a peak into my world feel free to follow me!

80s Denim Jacket

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I have been searching for the perfect oversized denim jacket for this coming fall. As much as I love the clean cut men’s wear monochrome madness that my style spews at times, nothing will ever drive me away from my casual oversized throwback clothing or as Nick like’s to call it “Classic Stephanie Outfits”. Instead of spending all weekend lounging around watching football I got us out of the house for once to visit the Rose Bowl Swap Meet. It was just as awesome as I remembered (I got my prom dress there), definitely should have worn boots or tennis shoes however because my feet were aching. I picked up this jacket along with some garlic fries that just about stuck with me until this morning. I would highly recommend going, whether you are looking to spice up your home decor, pick up some thrifted clothing items or just to laugh at all the wacky knick knacks people have accumulated over the years you won’t be disappointed with the selection.

Parking is FREE but get there earlier (right at 9 should be good) because the lots fill up fast. Cost of regular admission is $8.00 after 9 am and be sure to have PLENTY of cash which was one of the mistakes I made. Happy hunting!

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Denim Jacket – Thrifted (Similar here & here)

Lace Bell Bottom Pant – BCBGeneration

Chevron Necklace – Wild Butterfly Boutique (Sale)

Monogram Necklace – My Monogram Necklace

Dayton Sunglasses – RAEN Optics

Fall Fur

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We have experienced the first signs of fall with a little rainfall yesterday. While the rain has already subsided the chilled October air is still present. I’m really glad I purchased this fur jacket by UNIF at the beginning of the year. Unfortunately I didn’t get much wear out of it originally considering Nasty Gal was emptying their inventories for Spring and it never gets below 70s down here. Best part about this jacket is it works best with simple pieces like a white tee and some waxed denim jeans.

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Fur Jacket – UNIF(Similar here)

Skinny Trousers with Coated Seams – Zara

Spader Loafer – Jeffrey Campbell

Dayton Sunnies – Raen Optics

Tote with Gusset (Black) –Phillip Lim for Target

Birthday Wish List

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And it’s not even my birthday…yet. Been lusting over these pieces this past week and I believe with my birthday coming up it is the perfect opportunity to pump up my fall wardrobe. I am in love with cowl neck sweaters and this UNIF piece gives me everything and more. Versatility is the most important part of my wardrobe, I desperately need clothes that can be worn to an office (business casual) as well as Disneyland on the weekends. The heels would most likely be limited to the office or a nice evening out but I must say they are some classy looking boots. I can just see my legs becoming skyscrapers in them! Lingerie style dresses have been on my want list for awhile (ahem Reformation everything) and this Zara piece is right within my price range, I might have to treat myself to this baby.

What staples are you looking to purchase this fall?

Fall Fringe

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It’s the end of pay period so that mean’s I’ll be shopping in my closet until my check clears on Friday! Scooped up this little beaut from the depths of my closet. This is by far the best jacket I have ever purchased from Forever21. The quality is great which is probably why it was priced at $50. While some people show distaste at this price (considering everything in this company is priced at $22.50) I am always willing to pay for quality regardless of the store it’s in. I put on my go-to side slit maxi skirt to get myself through this warm day, unfortunately this skirt might not see the light of day come fall/winter, unless I am wearing my knee high socks (cold girl problems) so I have to make the most of it! Happy Monday!

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Dayton Sunnies – Raen Optics

Double Slit Maxi Skirt – here & here

90s Cropped Top – ASOS

Fringe Moto Jacket – Forever21

New Look Chase Cut Out Booties – ASOS, Similar here

Snakeskin Tote Bag – Monsac

Sunny Daze

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It’s Saturday and it’s 90 degrees. No sign that I was wearing a sweater and jeans the other day. Threw on my daisy romper, denim vest and studded booties because I said so. With such a loud print this minimalistic necklace pulls the entire look together, thanks to Wild Butterfly Boutique for such a pretty necklace. Gotta love dressing casual on Saturdays. On a side note my grandma gave me this Monsac snake skin bag that my grandpa had purchased for her a long time ago. It’s so chic, I was super excited to have it handed down to me! Hope everyone has an awesome weekend.

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Love Necklace – Wild Butterfly Boutique

Floral Romper – Thrifted (Similar here and here)

Denim Vest – Gap Denim (Similar here and here)

Dayton Sunnies – Raen Optics

Snakeskin Tote – Monsac

Studded Booties – here

Floppy Hat – Anthropologie

Mango Street Fashion

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I have created a list of sorts for things I must purchase for this coming fall. The list includes: loafers, cropped grey sweater, plaid shirt, plaid pants, leather skater skirt, and knee high boots. This outfit has crossed 3 off the list. I went into Mango this past weekend to purchase this plaid tank and walked out with this cropped sweater as well. I can’t wait to pair this with leather pants/skirts and my boyfriend jeans! Their new collection is insane, I wish I could have purchased more but luckily I have some self control… well…at least a tad.

I paired this look with shorts since it’s still pretty warm here in So Cal. A girl can dream about fall though right?

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Lightweight Check T-Shirt – MANGO

Ribbed Shoulder Cropped Sweater – MANGO

Top Handle Crossbody – 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target

Spader Loafer – Jeffrey Campbell

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