Friday, October 19, 2018

She did the Monster Mash

We're back with a Halloween edition of our guest blogger series! Natalie Allaz is back with her favorite fall trends and how to style them! Be sure to follow her on Instagram @natahlee85

Can you officially smell the pumpkin spice in the air? Y’all FALL IS HERE! I am so excited to showcase some of my absolute favorite trends for the season. I love the plaid, hounds tooth, velour and most of all, the spicy tones that autumn has to offer. 

I have officially packed away my summer bright and whites to make room for all of my favorite fall looks. I am ready for the spooky Wednesday Addams vibes and dark lipstick. But I live in Texas sooooo it really won’t feel like true blue fall until late November I feel. For this blog post I decided to go deep into the spirit that is October and showcase some of my favorite monster inspired looks that will keep you spooky all month long. 

October doesn’t always have to be about pumpkin spice colors, you can choose to get fashion inspiration for this fall season in the darkest of places. I choose inspiration from some of my favorite movies. The Craft, The Addams Family, Creature from The Black Lagoon, Interview with a Vampire, Dracula. The classics! I’m not into any of the latest horror flicks that are out there. It’s just not my cup of tea. Also please note that it’s so hard not to smile in these outfits they just make the inspiration that much more fun to dress up in. 

I love that every day can feel like Halloween. So break out your best poison apples! It’s show time, and I am going to showcase my favorite Monster inspired looks. 

The New Wednesday Addams 
Let’s face it Wednesday Addams would take no bullsh*it from anyone or anything! I think in 2018 she’d be rocking the new @Target Collection with Vital Voices+A New Day. I featured this look because I am all about this skirt and what it represents. I think Wednesday would too!  Here are some other dark and stormy looks to bring out your inner darkness. 

The Creature from the Black Lagoon
This green dress will make your haters become green with envy. I spotted this darling at JCPenney. I put it on and felt like a beauty from the black lagoon. It was flowy and made me feel fierce with confidence. I recommend every girl should own at least one of these beauties. Here are some great styles that will give you major amphibian vibes. 

The Vampire’s Bride 
Sink your teeth into this look by Who What Wear Collection for Target. Its puffy sleeves and blood red flowers to serve you up something absolutely GLAMOUROUS and O+. Here are some more looks to break out of the coffin for. 

Bonus Look! 
Check out this striped dress off Eloquii, it is giving me some major Beetlejuice vibes! It’s totally SMOKIN!


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Favorite Pieces for Halloween

With our favorite holiday right around the corner, we thought we'd round up our favorite pieces to get decked out in! Whether you're super into dressing up for weeks leading up to Halloween, or wanting to give it a subtle nod the day of, we've got some fun ideas for how to incorporate spooky pieces into your attire. Check out what we're loving below!


6. Red cape 



Friday, October 12, 2018

Halloween Style Roundup

If you've been reading here for a while, you know that we LOVE a theme. Literally any chance we get to dress for a theme, we not only take it, we embrace it. So, we thought it would be fun to roundup our past Halloween style post right here for a little inspiration! 

If you're looking for something not style related, we have that too! Check out these fun Rocky Horror Picture Show straws that Molly created here! Perfect for your Halloween party this year and best paired with...

This sparkling apple cider sangria! So spooky good! Happy Halloween! 


Friday, October 5, 2018

Plaid Pants

Well, it's October, but it's hot as a summer's day today, so what's a gal to do? Layer on dark colors, plaid, booties, and a hat, even if I am rocking short sleeves! I am so in love with the whole Wild Fable line from Target. It's giving me all the '90s retro feels! I couldn't pass up these plaid pants (that I'm sure I had some variation of in 7th grade) and crop top from the collection. However, I did find that everything ran slightly large, so I'd recommend sizing down slightly. 

To make the look equal parts '90s throwback and British mod, I accessorized with a baker boy hat (the "it" hat of the season) and white booties. My trusty double circle belt has proved to be so versatile and fit in perfectly here as well.  

Hopefully cooler temps are on their way soon, but in the meantime, I can still be mad for plaid and look seasonally appropriate!


Outfit Details: 
Plaid Pants (Size down, I went down to size 2)
Belt (sized down to XS)
Boxy Mockneck Top (sized down to XS)
White Booties (similar)

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Pumpkin Creek Farms

Last weekend, my husband and I decided to check out a local pumpkin patch. Since we moved late last summer, we're still getting the hang of the go-to places in our new town. I wasn't sure where to start in my search for a good pumpkin patch to visit to get our fall on, so I took to social media to ask my friends! Pumpkin Creek Farms in Sherman, IL was top of the list, and was the closest, so we set off on our adventure! 

It was a gorgeous day, so we decided to check out the U-Pick patch in the back of the lot. 

We didn't end up picking our own, but my husband had a great time checking out all of the pumpkins in the patch. ;) And the views were breathtaking! 

We headed back to the front to check out the market. There were a ton of great pumpkins, gourds, mums and more to choose from. We loaded up our cart and set off to see what else there was to offer. 

They also have a couple of stands that serve pulled pork, snacks, coffee, apple cider donuts, cider, and best of all, cider slushies! 

There is also an entire area dedicated to a kid's play area. We didn't venture into this part, but it looked like so much fun! It would definitely be a great destination for the whole family on a weekend afternoon. The prices were very reasonable as well! We checked out the goodies in the country store, paid for our harvest and went home to decorate our house for fall! 

It was the perfect way to begin October. I absolutely love fall, and I am so excited for Halloween! What are your favorite things to do this season?


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Wear it Two Ways: Totally '80s

It's our favorite time of year: fall fashion season! Not only do we love the crisp, cool air, but we love the surge of new trends that surface in the fall, giving us a new lease on life, even if it pains our wallets a tad. The past couple of seasons, sleeves have been getting bigger and bolder and '80s silhouettes have been creeping into everyday wear, and we're here to announce that's it's officially all in! From large sleeves to chunky geometric earrings, and track suits to acid wash, everything '80s is back except the big bangs.

To show you how versatile the trend can be, we've styled a couple of different '80s-inspired looks below. Oh, and be sure to see the roundup of the rest of our favorite fashion trends for the season here.


I'm all about puffy sleeves! I feel like it really helps to slim down the rest of your silhouette because with a broad tippy-top, you only taper downwards from there. However, these are still a manageable size if you're making your first foray into the statement sleeve game.

I obviously had to bring in my light wash mom jeans for an '80s occasion! These, paired with some '80s inspired pumps are truly a throwback combo.

Finally, the item I cannot get enough of this season: '80s earrings! These big gold earrings are straight out of a different decade. I feel kind of '80s mom-chic, and I've already gotten tons of compliments on them!

I have to admit, I started wearing some of these '80s trends kind of ironically or as a single statement piece, but I've gone fully in now. This little '80s baby was just destined for this trend to come back.

Molly's Outfit Details:
Jeans (similar)
Shoes (similar)


I am all about metallics this season, and this one shoulder top is the perfect blend of shine and 80's! 

What better complement to a super 80's top than faux leather leggings and white studded cowboy boots (western wear also happens to be a huge trend this season!)? I like to bust out these booties any chance I get, which is surprisingly, not as often as you would think. Maybe I'm not trying hard enough? 

This top would also look fab with jeans or a sleek pencil skirt! I can't wait to incorporate more 80's pieces into my fall wardrobe!

Jodi's Outfit Details: 
Booties (vintage)

You can totally ease into the '80s trend with only one piece, you definitely don't have to go all in! What do you think of the trend? Will you be rocking it or totally avoiding it? Let us know in the comments!
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