Dec 31, 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.
Dec 30, 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!
Dec 28, 2015
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.
Dec 21, 2015
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.
Dec 9, 2015
Nikon D3000 digital SLR camera | Kendra Scott 'Elisa' pendant necklace | BP. 'Trolley' ankle bootie | Urban Decay Naked2 | Turtleneck cable knit sweater | Kendra Scott 'Logan' stud earrings | Lauren Ralph Lauren Acadia crossbody purse | J.Crew striped turtleneck t-shirt | Greek sorority gold bar necklace | Hamptons sweatshirt | J.Crew gem pearl earrings | Duck Head chino hat | Kendra Scott 'Calvin' ring | Olive suede vest | Cathy's Concepts personalized jewelry box | Burgundy handbag | See Me by Nicholas Sparks | Black over the knee boots
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!
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Dec 7, 2015
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!
Dec 4, 2015
Gingham dress shirt | Vineyard Vines hat | Ted Baker leather wallet | Waring Pro electric wine opener | Daniel Wellington watch | Striped loafer socks | Leather catchall | Touch control stubble and beard trimmer | Smathers & Branson needlepoint belt | Ray-Ban 'Classic Clubmaster' sunglasses | Bose bluetooth speaker | Patagonia vest | Givenchy Gentleman Only cologne | Smathers & Branson key fob | Sperry classic boat shoes | J.Crew half-zip sweater | YETI rambler tumbler
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!
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Dec 3, 2015
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!
Dec 2, 2015
Kate Spade New York gold stripe thermal mug (less than $20!) | Kate Spade New York hardcover journal | Mark & Graham gold compact mirror | Smashbox contour kit (I own this!) | Sigma basic face brush kit | Marc Jacobs 'Daisy' rollerball trio (the blue one is my everyday perfume!) | S'Well stainless steel water bottle | Cathy's Concepts personalized jewelry box | Rosanna gold alphabet tray (less than $15!) | Argento Vivo monogram necklace (my everyday necklace!) | Southern Proper pullover | L.L. Bean boots (my go to boots this year!) | J.Crew wool socks | Leith crystal teardrop statement earrings | MAC eyeshadow palette | Daniel Wellington leather strap watch
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!