Category Archives: Fall 2015

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One of the appeals of the poncho is its’ simplicity and functionality. You know those days in the fall and winter when you think “man I wish I could just have a big blanket wrapped around me,” Well now you can! Ponchos are easy to style and will keep you nice and warm. I saw one of my friends wearing this Abercrombie and Fitch poncho and fell in love. The colors are great because they are earthy neutral colors and go with most of my current wardrobe. Below are some tips on how to rock that poncho this fall

1) Top: Wear a neutral color top underneath. Stick with the higher necklines, crew neck, mock neck, and turtlenecks.

2) Pants: Jeans are a perfect match. Skinny jeans for a casual feel and flare to embrace the 70s trend.

3) Shoes: Boots, Booties, flats, really all fall shoes work! Do whatever your preference is.

4) Accessories: Wear a skinny belt for more of a fitted look.

Outfit details below:

Poncho: Abercrombie and Fitch

Pants: DL Jeans // MICHAEL Michael Kors DL1961

Top: Charlotte Russe // Ann Taylor , Norma Kamali

Boots: Aldo // Laredo Aldo

 Earrings: Street vendor // Forever 21Dynamite

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It has finally started to drop in temperature, and I was excited to rock this merlot colored coat, from Shein that I bought over the summer. I love the trend this fall of merlot colored clothing for many reasons. 1) It matches all the beautiful fall leaves 2)Merlot gives your outfit a bold and sassy kick, just like the vino 3) It looks good in all shapes and styles, purses, coats, pants, scarves you name it. Plus I love wine :). I bought the coat as a “one size,” this can be awesome for online shopping, but can also get tricky. It makes it very easy to shop online because you don’t have to stress about figuring out your size, but it can get tricky because “one size” pieces aren’t tailored for a particular body type so are often baggy. Make sure to pair your “one size” coats with pieces that are more slimming, to help balance out your look. When you are putting an outfit together and need help balancing it out, go for black, it is one of the most slimming colors and will help give you shape.

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(I decided to try wearing my hat backward, I kind of like the bow in front!)

Outfit details below:

Coat: SheIn // J.CrewForever 21Urban Outfitters

Jeans: Target (ripped myself) // Asos Calvin Klein Jeans

Top: Forever 21 Alexander Wang Current/Elliott

Shoes: Dolce Vita // Jeffrey Campbell Chinese LaundryLucky Brand

Scarf: Flower Child // Urban Outfitters Ralph Lauren

Hat: Vintage // Nordstrom Topshop 

Sunglasses: Clover on High // Nordstrom Mango Urban Outfitters

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From skinny jeans to these loose fitting “palazzo” pants, style is alway changing, and that is why I love it. Skinny jeans will always be in my wardrobe, but I have added a couple of palazzo pants this autumn. Although they are loose, when worn with heels and balanced out with a more fitted top, they can have a slimming effect. Shops are selling them in all different kinds of patterns and colors. I’d suggest finding a pattern that matches best with your wardrobe or going for a good old black pair. Now I’m on the shorter side, about 5’4, so I love pieces that give me a little height and make my legs look longer. When I paired these pants with about a 1 1/2 inch heel, it elongated my legs and gave the outfit a bit more of a flare. Confidence is key, wear clothing and trendy pieces with confidence and everyone will be saying “wow you can pull those off!” I’m a true believer that everyone can look stylish as long as they remember to wear clothing that fits your body type, are comfortable, and strut around like you are a million bucks.

Outfit details below:

Kimono: H&M // Sejour (curvy), Sam Edelman Nasty Gal

Top: Target //, TheoryLanston ELOQUII (curvy)

Pants: Target // Alfani MANGO Boohoo

Shoes: Target // Nordstrom RackJCPennyKolhs

Sunglasses: Clover on High // Nordstrom Mango Urban Outfitters

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Yesterday my boyfriend and I attended Independent’s Day Festival in Franklinton, Columbus, OH. There was so much to see! Every corner of the neighborhood was displaying pieces of art. There was everything, jewelry vendors, carpenters, live art, graffiti art, music, and much more! Creativity was definitely in the air. I loved seeing all the bright, vibrant colors and the liveliness of the festival. There were so many cool hidden pieces of art at this festival. In the background of some of my photos, you can spot a gold toilet hanging from the building. Other ones you can see graffiti art in the making as artist spray painted. Around one of the buildings was a painting of a robot, which matched my clear robot clutch. My favorite site was this ally that had a ceiling of hanging art by Dana Lynn Harpe. It was so pretty to look up at and made this sort of broken down ally look vibrant and fun.

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One of the more confusing parts of fall is September. The temperature, at least in Ohio, goes back and forth from being 60 degrees back to 80 degrees. And there is a good chance you have already put away your summer clothing. That means this month is all about balance. Style your outfits with the idea of balancing top and bottom. If you are going to wear pants, stick with a short sleeve shirt or casual button down.  If you are going to wear a dress or skirt, make sure the top is longer sleeves or layer it with a light jacket. I balanced out my J Brand jeans with a loose short sleeve blouse to keep me comfortable yet seasonally appropriate. I also love a good hat in the fall; it tends to put the entire outfit together. Then there is my see-through robot clutch that I think is hilarious, and I mostly have it because I think it is fun!

Outfit breakdown below:

Hat: Target // Madewell Nordstrom

Shirt: SheIn // Aqua NYDJ (curvy), Express, SheIn

Jeans: J Brand // Tractr 7 For All Mankind J Brand, SheIn

Shoes: Target // Sam Edelman BC Footwear American Eagle

Sunglasses: Street Vendor // Vans Spitfire Urban Outfitters

Clutch: Asos // Natasha CoutureCC SkyeMG Collection


Fall fashion is probably one of my favorites. I love layering sweaters, jackets, scarfs, boots and not having to think about what shirts would show my sweat (sorry gross I know). Summer, you are my favorite for lighting, I don’t like when it gets dark at 5 pm, it makes photo shoots a bit more challenging, making September an awesome month for photo shoots. It starts to cool down but still has great lighting. We lucked out with this shoot because it started off shaky. Me, being a bit distraught from a busy week, forgot to put the SD card back in the camera. Eek! We got to the location right at the beginning of golden hour (the hour of the day when everything glows), set up shop and took the first shot only to realize there was no memory. With dark skies coming, we sped home, at the speed limit, of course, grabbed my card and back to the location. Thankfully the summer hours allowed us to get still some photos in of this beautiful baby blue coat.


Pastels are making themselves comfortable in your closet; a color normally worn in spring and summer is now staying for fall and winter. This coat from Rowe Boutique is unbelievably comfortable. The over sized fit and soft blue color gives you a chic urban look. I love coats like this because it brings life to a simple outfit. Here I wore faux leather leggings and a short sleeve white button down and added heels to elongate my legs since the coat is oversized. To transition from warm to cool to cold weather, accessorize the coat with a scarf, wool hat, and layer underneath.



Outfit breakdown below:

Coat: Rowe //  GUESS Missguided

Top: Rowe // Lucky Brand Zadig & Voltaire

Scarf: Rowe // Urbanista Plaid Frayed Infinity Urban Outfitters

Pants: Street vendor //Jessica Simpson NYDJ

Shoes: Target // Franco Sarto Forever 21

Hat: Rowe // Madewell Billabong