Tuesday, October 6, 2015

how to: build a wardrobe

True confession: I get super fashion giddy come fall and I tend to go a bit overboard buying. Meanwhile I am just eager to gather all sorts of new, cool weather attire for my closet. However, this year, I have decided to stop and think about each and every piece I have in my wardrobe and plan on adding to it. I came across this cool little list called the 5-piece french wardrobe while cruising through pinterest a month ago. It is the perfect thing to share with all of you.
This list is simple, concise and wonderfully basic for building a functioning wardrobe foundation without breaking your bank. The older I get the more I find that I am super comfortable with having a more simplified and classic style. With that being said, I have been changing up my closet with timeless pieces that can last from season to season. I am finding that my trendy items are less expensive and my classic pieces are of more quality. I use to want a closet full of items I only wore once. But let's be honest, that is not friendly on the pocket book and I surely cannot ask hubs to budget that one in each month, thus leading me into building a wardrobe around basics. Insert: the 5-piece french wardrobe. 
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The rules are simple. 
1- Adding Basics // basics are always allowed. These are pieces that can be worn over and over, they go with everything and are made of a quality material that will last. Start pecking away at the list above and socks & underwear do not count.
2- Each Season, add in 5 new trendy pieces // these can be anything that is "in" during the current season. 
This is purely a guideline made to simplify your closet without breaking the budget. However, please feel free to express your personal style anyway you choose. I just love the simplicity of this list, especially for us mama's who do not have a lot of time to put effort into getting ready each day but would like to stay fashionably current. This will keep you chic and stylish without extra brainpower.
Here are a few of my favorites from each of the categories on the list to get you started with basics. 
tops //

jackets //

 bottoms //

shoes //

accessories //

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Monday, October 5, 2015

the perfect accessories for fall

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 dress- Shein | utility vest- old, similar | watch- Jord c/o | scarf- Nasty Gal (similar here & here) | booties- Splendid (also love these under $80) & (this pair with a lower heel) | sunglasses- Ray Ban | bag- sold out but this one is practically identical and comes with a cute wristlet | earrings- Kendra Scott | lips- MAC Pink Plaid

Plaid is definitely one of my favorite things to wear and this scarf will not let you down. I love blanket scarves as they are definitely larger and can be worn so many different ways while keeping you totally warm and cozy. Our weather is finally cooling down, which is allowing us to step up our fall dressing a bit more. Layering is the perfect solution for this in between time of year and I love a good vest and scarf to help with this. This dress also looks great with over the knee boots too as the weather gets cooler.

How amazing is this dark brown watch? You guys, it is made out of WOOD! I have always been a watch fanatic and could not be more thrilled to add this beauty to my collection. It is so comfortable to wear and looks amazing on. The best part is, once you order, you measure your wrist at home and they can size it for you before it arrives. Hello Mama time saver! They have a wonderful variety of watches that come in an array of band colors and face colors. I also love this one and this one! I especially love the feeling of adding an organic element to your outfit.

Happy Monday! We celebrated a little someone turning "1" this weekend and had a great time. Thanks for reading ;) xx, B
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Friday, October 2, 2015

simple fall decor

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I love to decorate for fall and Halloween, usually on the first day of fall. However, now that I have my little who has a birthday on Sept 24th, I have decided to wait until right after her special day to begin my fall decorating. This weekend the birthday party decor comes down (we had to celebrate later for family reasons) and the fall and Halloween goes up in full swing. I had to add a little touch in the entry as we are having out of town guests. 

This year, I am keeping it simple. I love a fun entry as it welcomes you and guests right off the bat and gives them a little preview of what your home is like.  Of course I always love black, white, gold and silver. What a surprise, haha! It helps that most of my decor is already in those color categories. I recently stumbled upon this candelabra and it became the perfect addition to my front entry table. Looove!!

Have an amazing weekend... Thank you so much for reading my little space in the world as it means so much to me! xx, B
P.S. Happy Birthday to my brother and my best friend!!!!!!! I love my little Libras as I am surrounded by them haha... Love you guys ;)

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