Always Be

boots: steve madden, tights: forever 21, dress: kohl's, sweater: maurices, scarf: gifted



sweater: modcloth, boots: steve madden, jeggings: target, jacket: old navy, scarf: forever 21


I Walk the Line

Candy corn nails :) I did them myself. Do a base layer of white, then add yellow on the bottom and finish with an orange stripe across the middle. I got so many compliments on these- even from the heartless DOT employees as I was renewing my license!

A lovely fall bouquet for the most beautiful time of year.

Have a good rest of the week and a fantastic weekend!


Fall in a River

dress: forever 21, socks: target, boots: vintage, cardigan: gift

Here I am walking through an apple orchard on an unseasonably warm fall day. This was my birthday, actually. Earlier that day I drove to a beach along the river and got some sun. 
It was basically a perfect day. 

As always, thanks for reading and have a great week!


You Say it's Your Birthday

wedges: steve madden, socks: target, dress forever 21, earrings: gift

Today is my birthday! I've had the best weekend. On Friday I went out with coworkers, sang and played guitar for an event on Saturday and went out with friends on Sunday. 



cardigan & necklace: forever21, boots: go jane, dress: kmart

This weather is amazing! Fall is the best time of year and I don't care what anyone says. I do not miss summer at all. Today it was less than 60 for the high. Plus it was drizzly and overcast. Swoon. I just love this moody autumnal weather! Can you believe this dress is from Kmart? Maybe you can. I was shocked to find such a cool dress there, though. Sure, it's made of polyester, but look at the tulip skirt!

Happy weekend everyone!



top: zara, pants: thrifted: sandals and cardigan: target, belt: boyfriend's

This is the last outfit post of the summer! Labor Day marks the unofficial end of the season and I will be embracing fall fashion from here on out. I ordered new booties from Aldo earlier this week and cannot wait to wear them out- they should be here by Friday :)

I bought this top while on vacation in Florida. We don't have a Zara here so I was excited. Their recent sweatshop controversy makes me uneasy about buying their clothes now, especially since the online store opens this month. I realize many stores use cheap outsourced labor and Zara is just the latest one to be exposed, but that doesn't excuse the practice. What I'm discovering is that it takes a lot of research to be an informed consumer. What do you guys think? Will you continue to shop at stores like Zara who use child labor to make their products?


Must Be the Moon

shirt and necklace: forever21, skirt: ny&co

Now that August is over I feel safe wearing boots in public. It may still be hot and muggy in the Midwest but I just cannot wear summer clothes exclusively any longer. I feel the same way at the end of winter- total wardrobe burnout. Definitely makes me thankful for the seasons!

Coincidentally, these are the local college football team's colors. The first game of the season begins in a few hours. While I am not much of a football fan, I live right in the middle of all the tailgating craziness. It's not even 9AM and people are already blasting music and drinking beer in the streets.  I'm beginning to think... if you can't beat them, join them?

Have a great weekend!


In Every Direction

I bought this dress online at Macy's- but it is actually a skirt! I was hoping to try out the midi trend but ended up liking it styled as a dress instead. As a skirt it will be perfect for fall... with boots and a scarf. Fall cannot arrive soon enough. I am so out of my element in the summer; I am daydreaming about crunchy leaves, jackets, leggings, hot chai and pumpkin flavored everything.

dress/skirt: charter club, jacket: jcrew, wedges: gabriella rocha

Thanks for reading and happy hump day! 


Summer Continues

shoes: steve madden, shirt: forever21, cardigan: jcrew

It has been so incredibly hot this summer. I dress as nice as I can but I have not felt inspired to take pictures of my outfits lately. The humidity is extreme. I wore this over the weekend, keeping it low key. 

Hope everyone has a fantastic week! So far, mine has room for improvement but the week is long. 


Heat Wave

Heat Wave

This is what my week looks like in outfits. I am a total nerd and plan out my work attire in advance. Polyvore is like Cher Horowitz's closet to me- I add all the items I own (or similar items) and combine them in different ways to make outfits. There is no mismatch filter though, so no guarantees on that.

We are experiencing a heath wave in the Midwest. Combine that with the fact that I am in my car almost all day and it makes me so thankful for AC.

Hope everyone is staying cool!