Friday Favorites

Anyone else feel like this week flew by? I'm already dreading next week's workload (only one week until Thanksgiving break!!), but for now I plan on enjoying the weekend! Today ended up being a lot more fun than I anticipated. After class my friend Macy and I went to the gym, Panera and Target together, so that's why today's post is getting up a little late. Then tomorrow I'm planning on going to the K-State football game! But before I started winding down for the night I wanted to share with y'all this week's favorites! 

High School Stranger to College Best Friend

College is a time of new beginnings and fresh starts, but that doesn't necessarily mean with new people. Today I wanted to change pace a little bit and share with y'all one of the most important and influential people in my life, Nicole. We went to high school together for four years, but it took moving to Manhattan for us to really get to know each other and become friends.

Denim Jacket: Favorite Layering Piece This Fall

TOP: Altar'd State pocket tee | JACKET: similar HERE | PANTS: Marshalls (similar HERE) | SHOES: Target (old, similar HERE) | EARRINGS: Francesca's (old, similar HERE) | NECKLACE: Rocksbox Sophie Harper necklace | RING: Rocksbox Rudiment ring | LIPS: Maybelline lipstick in 'Divine Wine'

Several years ago I realized I hadn't worn my denim jacket in years, and with it taking up precious space in my closet I passed it down to my sister. But a couple months ago I started to see them coming back in style, so before I moved to Manhattan for the fall I stole it back out my sister's closet, and it has quickly become one of my favorite layering pieces this season! 

The Best Time to Wear a Striped Sweater...

SWEATER: Scoobie (available in stores or, similar HERE) c/o | SKIRT: Express black skirt | SHOES: Target black loafers | EARRINGS: Gold hoop earrings | LIPS: NYX butter lipstick in 'Root Beer Float' all the time! Except this one doesn't have a turtleneck, but I think an exception can be made when it's this soft and lightweight. (Please tell me y'all got my Spongebob reference...!) I tell myself I have too many gray sweaters all the time, but this one from Scoobie was way too cute and cozy for the end of fall and winter to pass up! 

Friday Favorites

Hey y'all! Happy Friday and 3rd birthday to Falling for Autumn! Three years ago today I launched Falling for Autumn and haven't looked back since! I was planning on doing a separate post to celebrate three years, but it completely fell of my radar. Next year I'm going to try to be a little more on top of things and share the story of how it all began, but for now I'm just going to leave y'all with this week's favorites and celebrate by myself with a pint of ice cream and Netflix! 

One Blanket Scarf Styled 2 Ways

DRESS: T.J. Maxx (similar HERE) | SCARF: Altar'd State (identical HERE) | SHOES: similar HERE | EARRINGS: Gold hoop earrings | WATCH: Daniel Wellington leather watch | LIPS: Maybelline lipstick in 'Pink Me Up'

After a super cold Halloween (it was snowing in Manhattan!), the weather is starting to go back to normal, fall temperatures, and with the fall chill looking like it's here to stay I thought I'd share with y'all two ways to style this blanket scarf with the same dress! 

Final 13

Looking back through my pictures from October I'm just trying to wrap my mind around how I did. It was one whirlwind of a month to say the least! From becoming a grandma (in my sorority haha!) to KC Fashion Week to K-State Homecoming and everything in between I'm surprised I still managed to squeeze in watching seven seasons of Friends this month! As usual, to celebrate the end of the month and reminisce on all I've done, I'm sharing with y'all the last 13 photos on my phone's camera roll! 

Friday Favorites

Hellooo Friday! This week was a long one, but I'm so glad the weekend is finally here because I have absolutely no plans! Wow does that feel good to say... But before I kick back and start enjoying my relaxing weekend, I want to share with y'all this week's favorites! There's quite a few awesome new arrivals, and if you don't read anything else in this post at least watch the last 10 seconds of the cat video I shared. It had me laughing all day yesterday! 

4 Reasons to Stay in on a Friday Night

On weekends in college there's always something to do, whether that means going to a party, spending a night out with friends or exploring the town, but to be honest, some of my favorite Friday nights have been spent laying around the house with absolutely nothing to do. It doesn't happen very often, but when it does I always find myself feeling extremely content, relaxed and telling myself that I need to stay in more often! Today I'm sharing with y'all the four reasons why I enjoy staying in on Friday nights and why it's sometimes much needed!  

Vivacious in Velvet

DRESS: Scoobie (available in stores or, similar HERE) c/o | JACKET: similar HERE | SHOES: Sam Edelman Benjie boot | EARRINGS: Gold hoop earrings | NECKLACE: Gold bar necklace | WATCH: similar HERE | LIPS: Revlon moisture stain in 'India Intrigue'

My favorite clothing pieces are those that I already know how I'm going to style the second I lay my eyes on them. When I saw this velvet shift dress on Scoobie's Instagram story a couple weeks ago I immediately imagined it paired with a denim jacket and black booties. Then the next day I headed over to the store to pick it up and bring this sassy fall outfit to life! 

90s-Inspired Corduroy

TOP: Scoobie (available in stores or, similar HERE) c/o | JEANS: Flying Monkey dark wash jeans | SHOES: similar HERE | EARRINGS: similar HERE | NECKLACE: Gold bar necklace | LIPS: NYX butter lipstick in 'Root Beer Float'

I like to call this my "Ross" shirt. I've been watching Friends for the past month, and this corduroy shirt reminds me exactly of what Ross always wore during the first couple seasons of the show. Although, I will say paired with skinny jeans, booties and tassel earrings, it looks a whole lot less masculine! 

Feeling Like Fall

DRESS: Scoobie (available in stores or, similar HERE) c/o | BOOTS: Circus by Sam Edelman Parker boots | EARRINGS: Gold hoop earrings | NECKLACE: Gold bar necklace | WATCH: Daniel Wellington leather watch | LIPS: Revlon matte balm in 'Sultry'

A hint of chill mixed with fallen leaves floating through the air (and maybe hitting me in the face as I walked to class) this morning gave me all the fall feels that have been missing in Manhattan lately. For weeks now I've seen everyone enjoying all things fall: leaves, pumpkins and sweaters, and it seems like Manhattan is finally starting to catch up! To go along with welcoming fall I thought I'd share with y'all this flannel dress from Scoobie that perfectly encapsulates this season! 

Friday Favorites

Hey y'all! Can I get a hip hip hooray for Friday?! Even though I'm going to be locking myself in my room and studying most of the weekend (too many exams, too little time...), I hope y'all have an exciting weekend ahead, and before I head off to my school's homecoming parade I want to share with y'all my weekly favorites! 

Healthy + Shiny Hair with Tea Tree Oil Shampoo

With my long locks, shiny and healthy hair is something I've always wanted to achieve but never could, and when I tried Maple Holistics' Tea Tree Oil shampoo I was shocked because I am by no means easy to please when it comes to hair products. Over the past four years I've only found one shampoo that works with my build-up prone scalp, and I've stuck by it loyally ever since. That is until Maple Holistics sent me their Tea Tree Oil shampoo, and it not only made my hair 10x shinier but also kept my hair clean and build-up free!

Purple Plaid

TOP: Scoobie (available in stores or, similar HERE) c/o | PANTS: similar HERE | BOOTIES: Sam Edelman booties | EARRINGS: Gold hoop earrings | NECKLACE: Gold bar necklace | LIPS: NYX butter lipstick in 'Root Beer Float'

It's homecoming week here at K-State, and with another football game this weekend it's time to start figuring out the perfect outfit! I feel like cute purple pieces are so hard to come by, but I found this shirt at Scoobie this weekend and knew the purple plaid would be so fitting for the fall football games.

Overalls for Fall

OVERALLS: Scoobie (available in stores or, similar HERE) c/o | TOP: Madewell henley tee | BRALETTE: Aerie white bralette | SHOES: similar HERE | EARRINGS: Pearl stud earrings | NECKLACE: Gold bar necklace | WATCH: Daniel Wellington leather strap watch | LIPS: NYX butter lipstick in 'Root Beer Float'

This may just be the most "Kansas" outfit I ever share with y'all! I think the last time I had worn overalls was when I was a toddler, but surprisingly, they have come back in style this season. I had seen tons of other people style them in the cutest ways, but I didn't think I'd be able to pull them off until I came across this pair from Scoobie that fit like a glove!  

5 Fall Essentials in College

During the first two months on campus I rarely if ever wear anything other than a t-shirt and Nike shorts to class because honestly, I'd sweat to death in anything else. Although, once the cooler weather starts to kick in, I tend to have a little more variety in what I wear. Don't get me wrong, leggings and a sweatshirt are an easy go-to, but I've noticed five other staples in my closet that I gravitate towards when I want to look a little more put together but still comfy in fall! 

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! Going into the weekend I want to share with y'all tons of fall fashion finds as well as other miscellaneous things to read, watch and listen to! There's so many things I'm loving right now, so I tried to narrow it down, but be sure to check out the shopping widgets in my sidebar for even more. I hope everyone has a fabulous week and happy shopping! 

SheIn Cold Shoulder

I'm starting to sense a trend here this week... Every outfit I've shared with y'all this week has included some sort of embroidery, so I think it's safe to say it's one of my favorites this season! Today I'm sharing with y'all another adorable AND affordable top from SheIn that is perfect for the transitional weather! 

What to Wear on a Hot Fall Day

TOP: SheIn embroidered tie top (only $15!) | SKIRT: Madewell denim skirt | SHOES: BP. booties (old, similar HERE) | EARRINGS: Pearl stud earrings | WATCH: Daniel Wellington leather watch | LIPS: NYX butter lipstick in 'Root Beer Float'

The struggle of early fall in Kansas: when I want to wear cute, new, fall clothes but it still feels like mid-summer outside! Thankfully the skirt trend has come back in full force this season because they, especially this denim skirt, have been my go-to when putting together weather appropriate outfits. Not only are skirts super fun and feminine but when paired with booties they also make the cutest transitional look without getting too toasty.

Embroidered Fall Dress

DRESS: Zara jumpsuit dress (sold out, similar HERE) | CARDIGAN: Old Navy olive cardigan (old, similar HERE) | SHOES: Target booties (old, similar HERE) | EARRINGS: Kendra Scott earrings | LIPS: NYX butter lipstick in 'Root Beer Float'

I know I'll regret saying this, but I'm so envious of everyone who is experiencing fall weather and color-changing leaves right now! Don't get me wrong, I love how warm it is still, but a few fall-like days here and there wouldn't hurt. For now, fall dresses like this embroidered one from Zara, have been my saving grace. They've allowed me to transition my wardrobe without feeling like I'm overheating! 

2-Week West Coast Road Trip

It's a good thing I love car rides because my family's road trips are no joke. We have no qualms about spending 15 or more hours in the car and then jam packing a week's worth of activities in a city into one day. While I sometimes feel like I need a vacation from my vacation at the end of a trip, I can't imagine a better way to see the country or spend time with my family. 

Aspen Alley

DRESS: Forever 21 swing dress (less than $15!) | JACKET: similar HERE | SHOES: similar HERE | SUNGLASSES: Aviator sunglasses | EARRINGS: Kendra Scott studs | NECKLACE: Kendra Scott 'Elisa' necklace | WATCH: Daniel Wellington leather watch | LIPS: NYX butter lipstick in 'Root Beer Float'

Happy Monday y'all! I'm not going to lie, I was dragging this morning; between waking up to thunderstorms and the pure idea of it being Monday, getting out of bed was by no means a small undertaking. But the dreary day reminded me of the day I spent in Aspen, Colorado this summer! It was overcast and rainy the whole day I was there, but that didn't stop my family and I from exploring the area. 

Los Angeles Travel Diary

Today I want to share with y'all the longest stop on my family and I's West Coast roadtrip, Los Angeles. We spent two full days here, one exploring the city and the other enjoying Venice Beach. While I'm sure we only made a dent in everything there is to do and see in the city, we made the most of our 48 hours! My brother is now set on living here when he grows up, and while I had so much fun experiencing LA, I think I'll stick to living vicariously through my favorite TV shows!  

Venice Beach

TOP: American Eagle (sold out, similar HERE) | SKIRT: Altar'd State denim skirt | SHOES: similar HERE | SUNGLASSES: Aviator sunglasses | EARRINGS: Pearl stud earrings | NECKLACE: Kendra Scott 'Elise' necklace | LIPS: Maybelline lipstick in 'Pink Me Up'

Don't mind me, I'm just looking back on my summer beach days while everyone else is in full on "fall mode". While I love fall fashion, it's no secret that summer is my favorite time of the year. For me summer brings time to read, family adventures and, best of all, beach days! This July I spent a couple days at Venice Beach, and it was a great change of pace (and temperature!!) compared to the week prior spent in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. 

Final 13

I'm back in Manhattan, so my final 13 posts are about to start becoming a lot more fun again! The first half of August was spent participating in sorority recruitment, a.k.a. two of my favorite weeks of the year, and today I just wrapped up my second week of classes. I can't say I'm super excited about any of my classes this semester, but I am feeling more motivated than ever. I've also been loving living in my sorority house again, and some of the memories I've made this month have been the best yet! 

Now that I've given y'all the rundown of my month let's get into the last 13 photos on my phone's camera roll. First are some pictures from BID NIGHT! I don't know how it's possible, but bid night becomes more and more fun every year. Welcoming our new members home, watching them dance on the porch for the first time and dousing ourselves in glitter will never get old! Bid night, and recruitment in general, always reminds me there's truly no place like Alpha Xi .

Purple Beaded Necklace

T-3 days until the first K-State football game! While I may not be going to the game because I'm going home for Labor Day weekend, that doesn't mean I'm not going to start getting excited and sharing some gameday inspiration for y'all including this purple beaded necklace

Stay Gold

TOP: T.J. Maxx (similar HERE) | SKIRT: Altar'd State denim skirt | SHOES: Target pearl slide sandals (less than $25!) | PURSE: similar HERE | SUNGLASSES: Aviator sunglasses | EARRINGS: Pearl stud earrings | LIPS: Revlon lipstick in 'Women's Wear'

In my perfect world it would be summer year-round. 365 days filled with bright colors, tan lines and sunshine is really all this girl wants, and even though fall is quickly approaching, I felt like I was living the end of the season up in this summery top and denim skirt! 

Blush Bell Sleeves

DRESS: Lulu's shift dress (sold out, similar HERE) | PURSE: T.J. Maxx (similar HERE) | SHOES: Target studded sandals (sold out, similar HERE) | EARRINGS: Kendra Scott stud earrings | NECKLACE: Gold bar necklace | RINGS: similar HERE | LIPS: NYX butter lipstick in 'Root Beer Float'

We all have that dress we never want to take off, and this blush, bell sleeved beauty is mine at the moment! It's the most dreamy late summer dress, and I'm already looking forward to carrying it over into the fall as well. 

San Francisco Travel Diary

While I don't understand the allure of most big cities, after a day and a half in San Francisco and one of the most intense leg workouts ever (the hills are killer y'all...), I didn't want to leave. I don't know how else to describe the city besides excitingly vibrant; I felt like there was color and happiness around every corner! Hopefully I can give y'all a better idea as to why I loved this city so much as I go through everything I did! 

Glass Beach

As my family continued our drive down the California coast, San Francisco bound next, we stopped at Fort Bragg Glass Beach to get a closer look at the Pacific and see for ourselves the unique sea glass along the shore. And while a five hour drive feels like nothing to my family, the ocean breeze was a refreshing and much need break from the car.  

My Go-To Outfit

TOP: T.J. Maxx (similar HERE) | BRALETTE: Altar'd State racerback bralette | JEANS: Flying Monkey dark wash jeans | SHOES: Target pearl slide sandals (less than $25!) | PURSE: Tory Burch 'York' tote | SUNGLASSES: Aviator sunglasses | EARRINGS: Pearl stud earrings | NECKLACE: similar HERE | WATCH: similar HERE | LIPS: Revlon lipstick in 'Womenswear' 

Ever since I've been old enough to dress myself I feel like my go-to outfit has always been some variation of a v-neck tee paired with jeans and sandals. In middle school it was the Aeropostale graphic tees (anyone else??), in high school I gravitated towards basic, fitted ones, and recently, I've been wearing loose, oversized tees, like this pretty pink one, nonstop. 

Redwood Forest

TANK: Old Navy henley tank (less than $10!) | SHIRT: similar HERE | JEANS: Flying Monkey jeans | SHOES: white sneakers | EARRINGS: pearl stud earrings

After spending a couple days in the Pacific Northwest, my family and I started our drive down California, and our first stop was Redwood National Park. On our drive there my siblings often asked what was so special about it, but their questions quickly ceased once they saw the unbelievably massive trees that made up this wooded area.  

Junior Year Goals

Today is the first day of my junior year of college, and let's just say I'm having a really hard time coming to terms with that. The idea of being halfway done with college is simply mind boggling, and even scarier is the reality that I'm only two years away from being done with school forever and starting a career. High school feels like both just yesterday and a hundred years ago, but what's even crazier than the proximity of those memories is how drastically different I feel between those four years. 

Seattle Travel Diary

Hey y'all! In my last post I shared the most adorable dress that I wore for my day in Seattle, but today I want to share all the details about everything I did in the city. This was my first time in Seattle, and to be honest my only preconceptions about the city came from what I saw on Grey's Anatomy... but I'm happy to report that it was much better than I expected, so much so that Seattle may be tied with San Francisco for my favorite city that I visited last month! 

Polka Dots on the Pier

When I was in Seattle I was walking along the water when I came across the cutest lemonade stand and just had to stop for a sweet treat between lunch and dinner. As I was sipping one of the most delicious lemonades I've ever had, I enjoyed the little glimpse of sunshine on the pier in the cutest polka dot sundress!

4 Hours in Yellowstone

I love road trips. 15 hours in a car? Sounds like a dream come true to me! But one of the main reasons I love road trips so much because they allow for spontaneity, and that's exactly how this quick stop in Yellowstone came about. 

Final 13

July easily held my favorite memories this summer. The first half was full of traveling (tons of pictures to come starting tomorrow!), and since I've gotten home I've been soaking up the little bit of time I have left with my cat (as you will be able to tell from these pictures) and my family. I'm so excited to move back to Manhattan next week, but I also don't want to wish away my last few days home!  

With that being said, let's jump into the last 13 photos on my phone's camera roll! 

Pom Pom Sundress

DRESS: Adorn (available in stores or 913-707-7546, similar HERE) c/o | PURSE: Francesca's (old, similar HERE) | SHOES: similar HERE | SUNGLASSES: Aviator sunglasses | EARRINGS: Kendra Scott earrings | LIPS: Maybelline lipstick in 'Pink Me Up'

Hi friends! It's been a hot minute since I last talked to y'all. I spent the first half of July traveling all over the West Coast, and then I desperately needed a week to rest and recoup before jumping back into things. But now that I'm back I'm so excited to share with y'all this bright and fun pom pom dress from Adorn

Pocket Full of Sunshine

ROMPER: Scoobie (available in stores or, similar HERE) c/o | PURSE: Tory Burch tote | SHOES: similar HERE | SUNGLASSES: Aviator sunglasses | EARRINGS: Purple Peridot (sold out, similar HERE) | LIPS: Maybelline lipstick in 'Pink Me Up'

Is there a color more suitable for the middle of summer than a bright and vibrant yellow? I don't think there is, and with the ruffled sleeves and eyelet detailing I can't think of a more fitting romper!

30 Minute Home Workout Pt. 5

TOP: exact HERE | LEGGINGS: Marshalls (similar HERE)

I can't help but laugh at the irony as I sit here and write the last part of my home workout series while eating leftover Chinese takeout. Oh well, that's why we workout right?? So we can eat more good food?! Kidding...kind of. 

But here we are finishing off my weekly home workout routine with this oh-so-inspiring Mean Girls tank. I found this in the depths of my closet and just had to bring it out for today's post! 

A Pop of Pink

TOP: Scoobie (available in stores or, similar HERE) c/o | SHORTS: Mint Julep Boutique (old, similar HERE) | PURSE: T.J. Maxx (similar HERE) | SHOES: Studded gladiator sandals | SUNGLASSES: Aviator sunglasses | EARRINGS: Purple Peridot (sold out, similar HERE) | RINGS: similar HERE | LIPS: Maybelline lipstick in 'Pink Me Up'

Pink is always the first color I reach for when I'm in a good mood, and this hot pink crop top paired with this pom pom clutch makes for one of the brightest and happiest outfits I've worn all summer!