Velvet Shoes for Fall...


Keeping it short and sweet for today's post because it's my day off of work and I'm trying to take it easy :) I work Tuesday-Saturday's and you wouldn't believe how weird weeks have become since Monday is the new Saturday for me! 

You've probably seen it all over the place, stores, pictures, other blogs but velvet is definitely a major trend for this fall! I thought what better way to jump on the bandwagon then a pair of crushed velvet flats that would be perfect to transition from summer to fall. I love the blush pink color and the studded detail is the perfect mix of girly and edgy. 

If you are interested in the trend, I'm going to link a few other of my favorites down below because there are so many great things to choose from!! 

Love Always,

Suede Moto & 5 Goals for Fall


Back about a month ago during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale I picked up this suede moto jacket, and while I wasn't sure if I would keep it, I at least wanted to try it out while it was such a great price.  My review is in guys, and I LOVE it! 

This outfit just screams fall to me, everything from the burnt orange tank to the suede moto and nude mules! Is it just me or is fall the best time of year? I love crisp air and the fashion that comes along with the changing temps.

This fall just seems a little different though as it is my first fall being married and living in Delaware. I wanted to make a few goals for my self to make the best of my favorite time of year :) 

1. More Intentionality 

Living an hour away from where I work is hard. It's hard to get up in the morning and drive to work, work a full day, and then have any desire to make plans after work other than the basic necessities of life.  I want to choose the people that I know will be lifelong friends and make them a priority.  I've started meeting with a women who is a little older and a lot wiser then me. We get to chat about life, I can get advice on things and then we read scripture together. It's so life giving and the highlight of my  month! If you have a long commute/busy schedule what tips and tricks do you have for still maintaining relationships with minimal time?

2. Styling Outfits to feel like a Million Bucks

What is it with women that we wear clothes that doesn't make us feel amazing just because they're easy and practical? I've noticed myself more and more lately buying things that I don't love or wearing outfits that I feel blah in just because it makes getting ready easier. This fall I want to focus on only buying things I absolutely feel amazing in! If not, I don't need it.

3. Learning to Cook

I feel embarrassed even saying this but I'm a terrible cook. Conner can attest to the fact that I literally can make pasta and heat up frozen food and thats about it. Since I get home late he usually ends up making dinner and I'm not complaining. I would love to know if you have any easy dinner recipes because I need all the help I can get. With fall right around the corner, I think crockpot meals and soups could be my best friend :) We are trying out stuffed peppers this week, and we will see how it goes!! 

4. Enjoy the Small Town Benefits

When I first found out Conner was going on staff in Delaware, Ohio.. I was not thrilled to move to a smaller town with lots of farming and land.  Little did I know that I would fall in love with the charm! Just yesterday outside our front door, there was a horse parade leading up to the Delaware County Fair! It was amazing, watching everyone come together and was actually pretty hilarious with all the horses. Then this morning I met a friend for coffee at a local coffee shop right down the street from our house.  We won't live downtown in a small town forever but this fall I want to take full advantage of the perks.

5. Pursue My Passions

Conner & I were talking the other day about how I'm always excited when I start something or make a goal but I literally never reach goals. I always give up before I reach them :/ I hate that my blog has become one of those things! I want to spend this season working on things I love and being consistent.  I'm going to put to good use my Mondays off to get some posts up! 

Hope you enjoyed hearing my goals for the fall! I would love to know what some of your goals are and what you're excited about :) 

Love Always,

What to Wear to an End-Of-Summer Wedding


I was recently planning for a wedding in August and trying to decide what was appropriate to wear because while August can be one of the hottest months in Ohio, it's also when fall clothing is starting to come out in stores.  The inner fall-lover in me wanted nothing more then a berry color dress or something in crushed velvet but instead I settled for this gem.

I walked into Nordstrom knowing that I couldn't leave until I found a dress for the wedding and I kind of just stumbled across this guy.  I thought it might fit weird in the chest area because I'd never worn a dress this style before but once I tried it on, it was love at first sight.

I loved how the tie front detail makes it fun and girly, but the fact that it had a cap sleeve made it feel a little more fall esc then a spaghetti strap dress and the fun pattern was perfect for the end of summer.

When shopping for an end-of-summer dressing to attend a wedding, consider something that is a fall style but in a summer pattern. It's feel like you're getting the best of both worlds! I will link some other great dress options down below!!

Love Always,

Perfect Little Black Dress & Life Update...


It's been a little while since I've put up a post but I'm excited to have a little more free time these days & to start posting a little bit more consistently. Heres a brief life update (I say brief because I want to post a real life update in the near future). 

In May I graduated from THE Ohio State University in Strategic Communication with a business minor. Following that I accepted a job with dock580, a wedding and event venue in downtown Columbus.  If you're in Columbus, definitely check it out.... I'm more and more impressed with the company every day I work for them! On June 30th 2017,  I married the sweetest man ever and now we are living in Delaware, Ohio while he is on Young Life staff.  Life has been crazy and busy but I'm just trying to soak up every minute of it because this has been one of my favorite seasons of life thus far!!

Now onto the outfit :) I've been shopping recently for clothing that fits business casual and is wearable for events for work. I found this dress at Nordstrom Rack and became obsessed with it because it has a nice cap-sleeve, a cute back detail, and looks good paired with anything. 

Also, fun little story about these shoes!! So I've loved them on a bunch of instagrammers I follow but I could never justify spending that much money on them because they were more of a fun, trendy shoe and not a closet staple. But I was at Nordstrom Rack and I was just browsing the shoe aisle and I happened to stumble across these shoes. I couldn't believe it, they still sell them at Nordstrom for full price and I found them at Nordstrom Rack for under $40!! Needless to say I snatched them right up and they are now a fun part of my wardrobe. 

I will link everything else up down below, as well as a few other black dress options :) Have a great weekend!! 

Love Always,

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