After School Party

Sep 22, 2014

I won't lie, I have been trying to wear these boots for months. It's been too hot and I actually bought these when it was brutally hot out, so now is the time to rock them everywhere! A beanie, a pair of combat boots and a flannel are basically my essentials in the fall/winter time. The shorts will replaced my some denim skinnies pretty soon and I can't wait to start layering. 

I've been buying a lot of my denim from AE because I really love how true to size their fit is. If you've checked out their site you'd see that it shows you how to navigate their styles & sizes very easily. I love using the site because it's user friendly, and returns are super easy and FREE. It's hard to find jeans that fit in general, but being petite makes that even harder.

You can shop by size and color on their site, if you haven't checked it out yet, make sure to do so!

Details: Jacket / Shorts / Top // Courtesy of American Eagle , Beanie / Flannel // UO 
Boots //  Vintage Justin Boots via Wolf Mama Vintage , Glasses // Vintage 

I received an American Eagle gift card as part of my relationship with the Quality Blue Community.  
All opinions expressed are my own.

Dipped Apple Snacks : Perfect For Fall!

Sep 19, 2014

Hey guys! Looking for a healthier alternative to caramel apples? I always loved this tradition when I was a kid and now I wanted to create the healthier version that kids and adults can still enjoy! The first snack I came up with is a spin on a caramel apple. 

What you'll need: A Small Apple, Almond Butter, Chia Seeds, Granola (I used love potion, it has dark chocolate and fruit pieces in it), and Sugar Free Sprinkles.

First, melt your almond butter in the microwave. With a knife smoothly spread your almond butter evenly on your apple. Cover with granola, chia seeds and place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes until it hardens. 

Next, I wanted to make some healthy snacks that I know my nephews would love! These chocolate covered apple slices are perfect for an on-the-go snack and taste delicious too! 

What you'll need: A Small Apple, Dark Chocolate Morsels, Granola (this time I used coconut & honey flavored granola).

First, cut up your apple pieces. Melt your chocolate morsels in the microwave or stove top and follow the directions on the bag. I melt them 20 seconds at a time, and then I stir together until they're fully melted. Dip your apples into the chocolate, and sprinkle with granola. Throw them in the fridge to harden for 15 minutes and you're ready to go!

Enjoy! Xoxo

Back to School - - Professional

Sep 16, 2014

Or in this case, fancy skirt ? I really love dressing out of my comfort zone every once in a while. It's not so much things I wouldn't wear (because these are all out of my closet) but it's just different than my day to day wear. I really love mixing up pieces I already own, and pairing them with new accessories to give the outfit some new life. I've had this suspender skirt for quite some time, and with a pair of t-strap heels, it's easy to see how this outfit could be something I would wear to an interview, or even a day in the office. Do you guys ever play around with your wardrobe and put things together you normally wouldn't? It almost feels like you went shopping all over again!

Also, did anyone notice the new frames? AGAIN. Stepping out of my comfort zone! I rarely love how different frames look on me, but these are awesome. I usually only wear black frames but I think these are super fun and the colors really brighten up my eyes too.

Details: Suspender Skirt (similar) + Shoes // Courtesy of Lulus ,  Button Up // UO 
Necklace // Courtesy of Choies , Glasses F038 // Courtesy of Firmoo

Orange You Glad?

Sep 12, 2014

Fall means bringing all of the colors that I love back into my wardrobe. In the Summer I have been trying to brighten it up a bit with light colors and neons, but my heart tends to gravitate towards darker shades of burnt orange, scarlet red and natural hues like beige and tan. I'm not normally one for a crazy print, but I fell in love with this dress. I love how many different patterns are all mixed into one, I feel like it's versatile for that reason alone. There are so many different ways to accessorize and compliment it.

I wrote a little yesterday about fall fashion, and "back to school" and I mentioned how important it is to spruce up your wardrobe (especially as a blogger!). Marshalls has tons of new things to spice up your Fall wardrobe, without breaking the bank! I love finding the latest trends, but also paying half the price! Who doesn't love a good bargain, right? This MK bag is going to be a huge statement piece for me this Fall. I love how bright the orange is and the front patch is a soft suede which is a huge part of the reason why I picked it out. I love mixing textures & patterns alike so this outfit is an all around win for me! 

I hope you guys have an awesome weekend, it's back to football season around these parts so I have been keeping myself very busy! Happy Friday xoxo.

Details: Dress / Michael Kors Bag / Cole Haan Flats // Courtesy of Marshalls 
Rings // Vintage , Belt // Ecote for UO, Glasses // Ray Ban