Fall Layers

So I received an email from a lovely lady at Modcloth, saying they would love to see how I would layer some Modcloth pieces for Fall. And fall is my favorite thing, and the Modcloth site is seriously my guilty pleasure (only I’m not guilty about it). Especially their cardigan selection. I’m sure you all know by now I’m sweater obsessed and Modcloth has the cutest cardigans.

Since I’m sick, you’re getting this post in lieu of a Stylish Sunday’s post this week, but I promise to get back to my regular posting as soon as possible.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Fall Layers

I am actually completely in love with this outfit and if it could magically appear in my closet, I would be forever grateful.

I started with the Endless Possibilities Tunic in Forest  as a base layer because I loved the color and then added the Busy Week Tunic in Black over top, because it’s sheer and I love the way green looks under black. Then I would add the Adventure and Splendor Cardigan over top because it’s the perfect mix of Autumn Colors and coziness for Fall.

And because I was on the site, I finished off the outfit with the Pacing Pavements Jeans, because they look so comfortable. Then I paired it with the Prancing In The Streets booties, because I love the buckles they’re just so cute. And then the Alright Berry On tote and Hedgehog Pledge necklace completes the outfit for the perfect look to run around in this fall. Or ideally for me, to get coffee in and then curl up in the corner of a library somewhere, or to dinner for Thanksgiving with my family.

What are your favorite Modcloth pieces? And what’s your perfect fall outfit?

Stylishly Late: Sweater

This week has been awful. First on Sunday, on my way to the store this happened

I really did almost wreck my car. While I couldn’t really see because mascara burns when it’s in your eye, this guy decided he’s going to make a left into my lane and cut me off and I just barely managed to brake in time to not end up in his trunk. Then while I was in the grocery store someone stole my bankcard and my library card out of my purse, while I was wearing it. I don’t know why they took my library card too, but they did. That really messed me up, it felt like a bigger violation, and I was pretty much a mess about the whole thing the rest of Sunday and all of Monday. And finally I’ve been really sick for the past couple of days and I’m going to the doctor tomorrow.

So that’s why this post is so late.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylishly Late: Sweater

Sweater: Nordstrom, Pants: H&M, Boots: H&M

I’m super excited about this sweater though. I’ve had it forever and I absolutely adore it. I love cable knit everything, and am still on the hunt for a perfect cream or white cable knit sweater.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylishly Late: Sweater

On My Face: Nars Tinted Moisturizer, Marc Jacob The Lolita Palette, Maybelline The Nudes Palette, Makeup Forever Eyeliner, Makeup Forever Smokey Extravagant Mascara, Revlon Cherish Kissable Balm Stain, Strawberry Fizz Victoria’s Secret Lipbalm, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer Highlighter

Hair: Color Ion Brights Fuchsia

Necklace: H&M

Since it’s late Autumn I’ll try to get as many pictures taken outside as I can, but because it gets dark earlier and it’s cold, it’s back to the old wooden door as my backdrop.

Side note: All November, December and January proceeds from the sale of White Wine In The Sun go to The National Autism Society. Check out the song and then maybe get a copy for yourself and for a friend, it’s a beautiful song and a great cause.

What’s your favorite Holiday song?

 

Mid-Autumn Changes

I love mid-Autumn. It’s the best part of Autumn. The air is crisp, my yard is covered in leaves, and the air hangs heavy with the scent of woodsmoke. You know winter is coming, and with it all the wonderful sentimental Holidays, and snow, but it’s not here yet, and everything feels exciting to me.

This Autumn has been super busy for me, and I’ve neglected this blog a bit. Or well a lot, and I feel guilty about that, but there’s really not much that I can do about it.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Mid Autumn Changes

Top: Ann Taylor Loft, Cardigan: American Eagle, Jeans: Gap Jeggings, Belt: Maurices, Nails: Zoya Binx

Oh yeah, and I dyed my hair purple. I’ve wanted to do it for a while now, but kept chickening out, but I finally impulse dyed it thanks to someone I follow on twitter posting that she dyed her hair dark purple. I’m absolutely obsessed and trying to decided what color I’m going to do next. I’m thinking either dark purple, teal or dark blue.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Mid Autumn Changes

Necklace: H&M

On My Face: Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation, Hourglass Blush, Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette, Makeup Forever Eyeliner and Mascara, Sonia Kashuk Dalia Lip Crayon, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer

I plan to do a full post on how I dyed it, and my experience with the dye soon.  But these pictures are absolutely true to color. For reference now I used Color Ion Brilliance in Fuchsia

Fashion and Happy Things!   Mid Autumn Changes

Shoes: Old Navy

Since it’s November first I’m going to show you what I wore for Halloween. I originally planned to dress as Taylor Momsen this year, but it was much to cold. So I randomly threw this together, and decided I looked like a practical version of a female comic book super hero. All I needed was a utility belt. I had one person say I looked like Hit Girl (pretty sure it was just the hair) with out all the weapons. I haven’t managed to watch the entire movie yet, because blood bothers me, but I want to.  Fashion and Happy Things!   Mid Autumn Changes

Dress: Maurices, Tights: Hue, Boots: Rebels Taos Moto Boots

That’s actually the bits you can see, I’m actually wearing thermal leggings by American Apparel and another pair of Hue Tights under the black Hue Tights, and a H&M Tee Shirt Dress and a really old v-neck sweater from Forever 21 underneath the dress.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Mid Autumn Changes

Mask: Halloween Express, Necklace: H&M, Nails: Sally Hansen Glow In The Dark Haunted House Nail Strips

On My Face: Nars Tinted Moisturizer, Hourglass Blush, Maybelline Black Eyeshadow, Makeup Forever Smokey Extravagant Mascara, Sonia Kashuk Dalia Lip Crayon, Revlon Shameless Matte Balm Stain, Victoria’s Secret Le Femme Lipgloss

I know my hair looks way lighter here than it does in the above pictures, it’s just the lighting. The top photos were taken on our DSLR, by my husband who’s a photographer, with the white balance perfectly set to get as true to color as we possibly can.  These photos were taken by my Dad on my iPhone before we left to take my son Trick Or Treating because sadly my husband was/is sick. Also I have a ton of dry shampoo in my hair because when you dye your hair a funky color the less you wash it the longer the color lasts.

What were you for Halloween? Have you ever dyed your hair? and finally, What color do you think I should dye my hair next?

Stylish Weekday: Studded

It’s not Sunday, I know. It’s not even Monday or Tuesday anymore. It’s freaking WEDNESDAY! Where have I been? In bed, with migraines. Or not home. But I’m here now, with a pretty awesome outfit. I went shopping with my parents last week to pick up some pieces to put in my Halloween Costume, and then ended up getting home, looking at what I bought and realizing this is just everyday wear for me. So I wore it. Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Weekday: Studded  Shirt: Madewell, Jeans: H&M, Shoes: H&M I love this outfit, but I absolutely hated my hair. I couldn’t get it how I wanted it, but it wasn’t awful enough to justify a bun. However, I love these jeans. They were $10 at H&M and I was going to rip the knees out, but I changed my mind. I love them just they way they are. Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Weekday: Studded  I still love this shirt, I’ve had it for a couple years now, but Madewell really is worth the cost. It’s held up so perfectly. Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Weekday: Studded  On My Face: Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation, Maybelline The Nudes Shadows, Makeup Forever Eyeliner and Mascara, Hourglass Blush, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer Revlon New York Scene Lip Color. Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Weekday: Studded  Necklace: H&MI am completely obsessed with this necklace, which in the store was the costume-y bit that I purchased. But then I got it home and realized it’s actually just stupidly cute. So it’s now everyday wear. But my “costume this year wasn’t ever overtly costume-y so I guess there’s really no harm in it.   Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Weekday: Studded  The only fault with these pants is the ankles aren’t tight enough, but I can fix that. Have you ever bought something for Halloween and ended up using it for not Halloween?

Stylish Sundays: Burgundy and Chelsea Boots

Have I mentioned before how much I love Autumn? Because I really and truly adore Autumn. October is my favorite month, and this year the weather has been perfect. But the best part of Autumn is the clothes. I love Chelsea Boots, and Sweaters.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Burgundy and Chelsea Boots

Sweater: Aeropostale, Jeggings: Aeropostale, Chelsea Boots: H&M, Bag: Kate Spade

I wore this to the Library last week. I have to say I’m really pleasantly surprised with Aeropostale’s clothing since they revamped themselves. These Jeggings are amazingly comfortable and I adore this sweater.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Burgundy and Chelsea Boots

On My Face: Nars Tinted Moisturizer, Hourglass Hidden Concealer, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette, Makeup Forever Smokey Extravagant Mascara, Revlon Matte Balm In Shameless.

On My Nails: Maybelline Color Show A Walk In The Park, I can’t tell you how surprised I am with this polish. I wore it over a week, with no chips. More about the polish here.

I am absolutely obsessed with this lip color. I had just patted it on my lips lightly with my finger this day, but I wore it full on, on my birthday and I adore it that way too. It’s seriously probably the only color I’ve been wearing.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Burgundy and Chelsea Boots

I’ve had this necklace so long that I don’t know where it’s from anymore. And I definitely don’t wear it enough for as much as I actually use the word Adore.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Burgundy and Chelsea Boots

But my favorite part of this outfit was my boots. I’m completely obsessed with them. They’re so comfortable and they’re the only shoes I want to wear. And I have a lot of shoes. I definitely intend to get a plain black pair of Chelsea boots because they’re the most perfect boots ever made.

What’s your favorite thing about Autumn?