Fall 2011 Fashion Obsessions

What better time than Black Friday/Small Business Saturday weekend to write about what I’m wearing (& want to be wearing) this fall? There’s not! Let’s get to it.

1. Chunky Scarves.

Nothing makes me feel more warm & cozy in the cold weather than a big, fat scarf. Bonus points for waves of hair cascading around it.
My sister’s sister-in-law makes gorgeous scarves, cowls & more. Check out her blog here: http://www.prairieology.com/

2. A good, dark pair of skinnies.

I like this pair. I recently invested in a new pair myself from the same brand, SOLD Design Lab. The best part is that they are strechy & comfortable! In my mind, as far as jeans go there really isn’t a better investment. The dark wash looks classic & clean and can go under boots as well as with flats or pumps – the options are endless.

3. A Fur Vest.

Here’s me in mine at a fundraiser at the beginning of the month. It’s one of my favorite brands, Jack by BB Dakota. http://www.bbdakota.com/ LOVE.
This one is longer & I love it too: http://www.bbdakota.com/ladonna-vest/d/1032

4. One word: Shoes. I have a serious obsession at the moment.

Riding Boots.
These are on my Christmas list Mom & Dad… : ) I’m having trouble making an outfit WITHOUT these this time of year. I’ve had my eye on riding boots since Fall 2009 so it’s about time I break down & purchase some. My problem – I only like the really expensive ones. Of course.
Booties.

Another Christmas list item – I’m dying for these Michael Kors Adena Booties. Never has there been a bootie so bootiful. This photo doesn’t even do it justice. AND they are on sale at Von Maur online for $110.00 from $165.00 at the moment. Score!
Flats, flats & more flats.
Tory Burch, Classic Reva Ballet Flat
Vera Wang

5. Specifically, leopard ballet flats.

I scored these Lauren Conrad babies on sale for $29.99 from $54.99 (I believe)  from Kohl’s at the beginning of the month. I think they are down to $21.99 right now. These are perfect for a “event day” at work when I am busy running around & need comfort for 12+ hours, but still want to look & feel cute. I’ve been wearing them with all black, with jeans, with bright colors – they look great with everything. I’ve seen several designers coming out with a pair of leopard flats this fall and TOMS has a ballet flat line coming out in the spring.
So get out there & get yourself some of these fine items – or like me, put them on your Christmas List! They are classics that will not soon go out of style!
Happy Shopping! 

Happy Birthday BooBoo!

My sweet sister’s 22nd birthday was last Saturday, so this blog is in honor of her. : )

My Top 10 Favorite Things About Morgan
1. She nevers gives up on anyone. Morgan is always giving people another chance, no matter how much they have hurt her, because she chooses to forgive & move on.

2. She is so patient…
3. But yet, she is so stubborn. Which I think is hilarious. If Morgan sets her mind to something, it’s going to happen no matter what ANYONE says. For someone so meek, she is surprising strong willed.
4. She’s almost always up for anything, last minute. I know I can call her and she’ll show up.
5. She gave me Brodie, which opened me up to a kind of love I never knew exsisted – and for the first time, made me look forward to having babies myself one day.
6. She has one of the kindest hearts I have ever met. She is selfless.
7. Morgan always has my back, but it’s more than just that. If I’m upset over something, she is upset with me. If I’m angry over something, she is angry with me. When something happens to me, it’s like it happened to her too, and vis versa.
8. We can laugh about almost anything and everything. Morgan lets me be silly.
9. Morgan is one of the most naturally beautiful girls I know. She goes without make up often – and looks gorgeous. And she’s EVEN CUTER when she’s pregnant. A girl can only dream…
10. We share the same memories, love for fashion & crazy family.

Morgan – I hope your 22nd year brings you everything that you hope for…one thing I know – another sweet bundle of joy named Briggs. : ) I love you with all of my heart.