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Fall Favorites 2014!

Fall Favorites
Hey all! I know I’ve been a bit distant lately, A.K.A. I haven’t posted anything since August, but I am back with a BANG! Today I’m bringing you some of my favorite pieces and products this Autumn! I absolutely love Fall, and with my favorite season comes many of my favorite things! From cozy scarves to pumpkin spice everything, here are just a few of my Fall Favorites!
1. Burt’s Bees Pomegranate Lip Balm Oh my gosh this stuff is amazing. I’ve been a loyal pomegranate user for a few years now with no plans to change my ways. This lip balm keeps my lips completely moisturized, despite the drying Fall air, and has just the right amount of tint!
2. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups No Fall favorites post would be complete without my favorite Halloween candy! I’m a huge fan of all things Halloween, but without a doubt these peanut butter cups have always been a highlight. I used to trade my little sister all of my plain chocolate bars for these babies. For some reason she hates them! CRAZY! Now I just wait for a care package from my mom. She never forgets the Reeses!
3. Red Flannel My favorite Fall clothing items are, hands down, flannels. I’m currently loving this red one from Old Navy! It’s super warm because its a real flannel! Not just a thin, plaid cotton shirt masquerading as one, This shirt is so soft and I’ve been wearing it way more than I’d like to admit. Plus it’s on sale right now for only $11.97!
4. Riding Boots I couldn’t find a picture of the exact boots I’ve been wearing this season (from Easy Spirit to soothe my aching feet) but I love these gorgeous ones from Tory Burch! I feel like riding boots tie together any outfit, even leggings and a comfy sweater! I probably wear my riding boots six days a week on average. My suggestion would be to get boots in a dark chestnut color. They seem to go with the most things!
5. Aussie 3 Minute Miracle This stuff really is a miracle worker. I just use it in the shower after my regular conditioner and it keeps even my curly hair from completely drying out! My hair tends to get brittle when the weather starts to turn colder, but not with this product! Plus it has the delightful smell of coconuts to remind you of sweet summer!
Well that’s all! I hope you liked seeing my Fall favorites. Please leave a comment if you have any questions about any of the products listed above. And let me know: what are your Fall must-haves?
Thanks so much!
-Kristen
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#OOTD Business Casual (Emphasis on the Casual)

#OOTD for August 14, 2014

As the summer draws to a close (say it ain’t so!) and our legislative session has long since ended, things around my government office have become a bit more casual. Still, I like to look polished and put together, despite this new relaxed dress code. I really love the outfit I wore today.

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I started with this super cute linen top from Old Navy. I really love this piece because it is so lightweight, but the collar really makes it look put together. And the tie at the bottom adds a bit of visual interest.

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I love the vibrant color of my coral cardigan, also from Old Navy. And it came in handy today; I think Boston may have trumped Chicago as the Windy City this morning!

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On bottom I wore these ankle cut trousers that I recently purchased (on sale!) from Nautica. I really like them! I mean, they’re navy, why wouldn’t I? But I would advise getting a size down, as they do stretch and don’t have belt loops. I’m thinking of having them taken in at the waist.

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For shoes I wore these comfy tan and silver flats from Burlington Coat Factory. And yes, I did wear these ugly socks with them. Sue me. All you’ll be left with is your pretention and I’ll have dry, blister-free feet. So who’s the real winner here?

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Because one always needs to be punctual in the professional world, I wore my Anne Klein watch along with this simple Alex and Ani compass bracelet.

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On my nails, I wore Essie’s ‘Muchi, Muchi.’ I recently had a tumblr follower ask me about what sort of nail color to wear in a professional setting and I recommended neutrals, but I can definitely see how this pastel pink can look cute but still professional.

I finished off the look with some pearl studs and I was ready to go!

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I hope you guys liked this look. Thanks so much for reading!

What’s your business casual essential? What does your work dress code look like? What did you think of my look? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

July Favorites!

July Favorites!

Hey girlies! While the end of July brings us one step closer to going back to school, (eek!) I thought I’d take this opportunity to show you some of the things I’ve been lovng this month!

 

1. I have spent every possible moment in my new Sperry’s! The flower cutouts are so cute and you can’t beat the comfort of boat shoes. Plus, I got them on sale at Nordstrom! Score!

 

2. I recently purchased a trial size of both Benefit’s High Beam illuminator and Posie tint. I’ve been absolutely loving Posie! It gives a bright, yet natural flush. I’ve also been using it on my lips and finishing off with a Burt’s Bees lip balm.

 

3. I recently purchased this oxford, the J. Crew Stretch Classic, from J. Crew Factory. I love the fit of it! It works perfectly even for bustier girls, like me. I bought mine in mint, which I really like. But it appears to be unavailable. The shirt pictured is in aqua.

 

4. I’ve been snacking on (re: hoarding) these yummy cookies from CVS. They’re soft baked brownie cookies (YUM!) with white chocolate chips. Though I typically don’t like white chocolate, these are to die for!

 

5. Finally, I’ve been loving these oil absorbing sheets, also from CVS. I have a long walk to work in the morning and I’m usually more than a little oily by the time I get to the office. These babies really get the job done, and at only a fraction of the cost of the similar Clean and Clear product!

 

Have you tried any of these products? What did you think? What are your July favorites? Let me know in the comments below!