Colored Corduroy: A Fall Must-Have

Colored Corduroy: A Fall Must-Have

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Top | Skirt | Boots | Bag | Watch | Lipstick in “Kinda Sexy”

Hello and welcome back! I’d like to briefly apologize for my hiatus, but my laptop crashed last week and I was having other crises. But I’m back and can’t wait to share another fall fave of mine: colored corduroy! Corduroy has been coming around in the fall season for the past few years, but it’s never been this good!

What I’m loving about this skirt is the unexpected color; when I think fall colors, teal definitely doesn’t come to mind. Something about the teal mixed with the O-ring also gives me serious 70s vibes (another trend I’m loving).

I decided to pair this skirt with a simple long sleeve tee for a laidback look, so I could let the skirt and boots do all the talking! I’ve mentioned these boots on the blog before, but how cute do they look on?! I can’t wait to pair them with sweaters and jeans!

But back to colored corduroy. This trend is everywhere. From skirts like mine, to pants and jackets you can’t go wrong. I’m dying to get my hands on a pair of corduroy flares, preferably in navy blue! Shop below some of my favorite corduroy picks!

xo,

Carey

Three Faux-Fall Looks You Can Wear Now

Three Faux-Fall Looks You Can Wear Now

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Similar Leather Jacket | Tee | Denim Skirt | Booties | Bag | Sunglasses | Watch | Lipstick in “Creme D’nude”

I feel like a broken record, but can it please be fall yet? Waiting (im)patiently… With that being said, my only option is to dress in fall-esque outfits. Basically, wearing cooler clothes that could also be worn mid fall. And to help you out, I came up with three different ways to get your faux-fall on!

1. MOTO JACKET + DENIM SKIRT + BOOTIES

One of the easiest faux-fall looks you can throw on is a moto jacket, denim skirt, and booties combo. It’s essentially my summer uniform, just with a jacket and swapping sandals for booties. You can keep it classic like I did with a black leather jacket and booties, or you can go all out. I’m a big fan of fun ankle boots (just saw these earlier tonight and I’m in LOVE)

2. TEE + STRAIGHT LEG JEANS + LEOPARD SLIDES

I recently saw a version of this outfit come across my insta feed and I can’t wait to recreate it for myself. I’m especially loving a band tee paired with the straight leg jeans and leopard slides. If you’re feeling fancy, you could even swap those slides for a pair of heels to wear this look straight to happy hour.

3. FLORAL MAXI DRESS + SANDALS

Dark florals have such a dreamy vibe this fall. From ruffled maxis, to long sleeved ones, it’s hard to go wrong. This look keeps you covered up, but still cool. Adding sandals keeps this look unrestricted.

What are you wearing while the temps are still high? Are you aiming for a faux-fall look, or are you sticking to your summer separates? Let me know in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

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My Top Picks From the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Woohoo it’s a party — the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open for early access to cardholders! For your shopping convenience I’m creating a guide with all of my favorites from the sale, broken down by category. Happy shopping! (Hover over and click on the images to shop directly).

The white booties aren’t linking on the image, so to shop, click here!

xo,

Carey

How to Wear Over the Knee Boots

How to Wear Over the Knee Boots

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Sweater | Skirt | Similar Boots | Bag | Earrings | Lipstick in “Ruby Woo”

Reasons I love fall: leaves changing color, pumpkin spice everything, Halloween, and OVER THE KNEE BOOTS!! I generally prefer warm weather over cold, but as soon as it even starts to get chilly out, I’m excited to break out my OTK boots. Luckily for me, London weather cools off a little earlier than North Carolina or even Maryland.

One of my favorite ways to wear over the knee boots is with a short skirt of dress. I get to wear them a little longer while keeping my legs warm. On the topic of my skirt, is anyone else loving that patent leather is back?! The subtle sheen of the skirt instantly elevates the look (it’s a little more of a high fashion look than if I wore one of my go-to denim skirts).

I paired my skirt and boots with my new cozy sweater from H&M. If you’re looking for comfy sweaters that aren’t too expensive, this is the place to shop. Every time I walk in (because there are 5 million stores in London) I’m instantly hit with sweater lust. Anyway, there is something so chic about a bulky sweater paired with a mini skirt and over the knee boots. It looks put together, but not like you tried too hard.

One last note: I recently went to the MAC store to find a new red lipstick for fall and came out with the one pictured above. I am in LOVE! It’s a deep red, but still bright and not purplish like many fall lipsticks. The ladies at MAC always pick out the best lipsticks for me, so if you ever need help definitely ask them.

Thanks for reading, let me know what you thought in the comments!

xo,

Carey

 

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