Look Back at 2015...

Original photo by Iffet Genc

A year that was full of as many lasts as it was firsts, 2015 is definitely one to remember. Between graduating from high school and starting college, this year was nothing less than pivotal in my life. Looking back, I'm not entirely sure how I feel about a few of the decisions I made, but I'm also one who believes that everything happens for a reason. Therefore, this year is just another chapter for the books, so join along as I take a walk down memory lane and reflect on one of the craziest years of my life so far. 

Top 15 of 2015

It was March of 2015 when I decided to truly dive into my blog. It became a fun, creative outlet for me once the cheerleading season had come to a close, and I was left with a lot more free time than I was used to. I believe this was a pivotal moment in my life where I realized that fashion was more than just trying to look cute at school occasionally to me, but rather an actual passion of mine.

Falling for Autumn has opened my eyes to so much over the past year, and I cannot wait to see how both it and myself grow in 2016. I cannot thank y'all enough for supporting this adventure of mine in 2015, so since 2015 will soon be coming to a close, I have rounded up my 15 favorite looks from 2015! 

Rust Turtleneck

SWEATER: T.J. Maxx, (similar, HERE | JEANS: American Eagle | SHOES: Kenneth Cole (currently sold out, similar HERE) | PURSE: New Look (currently sold out, similar HERE) | EARRINGS: Lauren Ralph Lauren | WATCH: Wristology (less than $50!)

I used to think turtlenecks had their time and place, and that was in my mom's closet during the early 2000s. I even recall having a couple in my own closet back then, including a lovely, lavender, itchy snowflake one (shutters). But they have made a comeback this season, and I will be the first to admit that while I was at first hesitant, I have happily jumped on this trend and don't see myself going back anytime soon. 

Afternoon at The Kauffman

DRESS: Lulu's | SWEATER: T.J. Maxx, (similar HERE| BOOTIES: Kenneth Cole | PURSE: Tommy Hilfiger, (similar HERE) | NECKLACE: gift, (similar HERE) | LIPS: Maybelline (shade "divine wine")

Yesterday my family went to see my sister perform in Kansas City Ballet's The Nutcracker at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, easily the prettiest building in Kansas City. Between my sister dancing and my mom teaching ballet, I don't think I've ever gone a year without seeing The Nutcracker at least once. Although, this year Kansas City Ballet's Artistic Director Devon Carney presented a brand new production of this holiday classic, and it may be the best performance of The Nutcracker I've seen. 

My Christmas List

Today I am sharing with y'all the ultimate gift guide for her. (assuming "her" is Autumn!) I rounded up a list of a few of the main pieces I've had my eye on this holiday season, which I'm sure any other girl would love as well; so whether you're looking for inspiration for your own wish list, what to get the lovely lady in your life or to treat yourself, I've got you covered!


Suede Vest

DRESS: SCOOBIE c/o | VEST: SCOOBIE c/o | BOOTIES: Kenneth Cole | NECKLACE: SCOOBIE (available in stores, similar HERE) c/o | WATCH: Wristology | EARRINGS: Lauren Ralph Lauren | LIPS: Maybelline (shade "divine wine")

This vest is without a doubt one of the softest things I've ever touched in my entire life, and wearing it with a t-shirt dress made this outfit unbelievably comfortable. T-shirt dresses have actually become my favorite thing to wear lately; they're both feminine and comfy! Also, the little peek of burgundy in the necklace makes for the perfect dash of color. I'm not even exaggerating when I say this has been one of my favorite outfits ever!

Gift Guide: For Him

I have always found figuring out what to get the guys in my life as a gift one of the most difficult tasks, and I'm sure I'm not alone on this. With the help of one of my best guy friends, Victor, I was able to compile a gift guide for the men in your life, boyfriend, dad, friend, etc., that is also guy approved! If I've learned one thing throughout this process it is that unlike us girls whose wish lists tend to change drastically from week to week, guys' often stay steadfast for a long time, so it's rather hard to completely goof up when getting him a gift! 


Chambray + Olive

SHIRT: SCOOBIE (available in stores, similar HERE) c/o | PANTS: SCOOBIE (available in stores, similar HERE) c/o | BOOTIES: Kenneth Cole (40% off) | NECKLACE: SCOOBIE (available in stores, similar HERE) c/o | WATCH: Wristology | EARRINGS: Lauren Ralph Lauren | LIPS: Maybelline (shade "divine wine")

Today I'm bringing y'all another look from SCOOBIE, my new favorite boutique in KC. I feel like the pairing of an oversized chambray shirt and moto pants is the perfect balance between edgy and glam. And let me just say, this is probably one of the comfiest outfits I've worn in a long time; the pants fit like a glove and were so stretchy that I did not feel constrained like I do sometimes in jeans. (or jeggings, because who actually wears jeans anymore?!) The little peek of olive sparkle in the necklace really pulled together the outfit as a whole as well!

Gift Guide: For Her

It's officially the holiday season, therefore the season of gift guides to help those totally clueless on what to get their loved ones, friends, secret santas, etc. Today I am sharing with y'all a gift guide for the lovely ladies in your life; whether it be your girlfriend, best friend, mom or co-worker, I've got you covered. I have put together a collective list of ideas falling all over the price range spectrum because you definitely don't have to spend a fortune on a gift for the girls in your life to love it. Also, I'll be continuing this series throughout the month of December, so stay tuned for more ideas and be sure to let me know if you have requests! Happy shopping!