Hard to believe the first month of the New Year is coming to an end! Valentine’s Day is in two-and-a-half weeks and I’m really excited to share a fun February tradition with you all… I call it “Red, White, and Pink Week.” I commit to wearing red, white, and pink every day for the entire week surrounding Valentine’s Day (in this case, February 11 – 15).
Why pick just one outfit for the 14th when you could dress for the holiday all week long? It’s really fun to be creative with my outfits throughout the week, and I love wearing pink and red as a festive gesture. I want you all to participate! I’ll be posting photos each day and using my unique hashtag #redwhitepinkwk, and I want you to use it, too. Keep reading for all the details about participating!
I am absolutely obsessed with over the knee boots this season… I may be a little late to the game, but now that I’ve finally caught on, I’m really excited to learn how to style over the knee boots.
In the fall, I kept an eye out for an affordable pair. When it comes to pieces I’m excited about, I’m slow to buy because I want to be sure I make the right choice. (Sometimes too slow.) So my sister surprised me with a pair of over the knee boots for Christmas, and I love them. They’re mink suede (linked at the end of the post!).
Since Christmas, I’ve been referencing all the Insta posts I’ve “saved” for OTK boot inspo, and pinning over the knee boot outfits like a fiend to my Pinterest “style” board. I have a goal in 2019 to be more creative with my outfits – I’m too matchy-matchy and will sometimes pair the same pieces together over and over again, rather than mixing things up to create new looks. I don’t want to do that with my over the knee boots! I look forward to wearing them often.
I love dressing for the fall season because I can break out my jeans, cozy sweaters, and booties. I love the colors of the season – rich browns, olive green, garnet. A few weeks ago, I listed 5 Instagram accounts to follow for “fall style inspo,” because these bloggers’ looks definitely inspired MY seasonal shopping. In this post, I’m recommending 5 pieces (both basics and “fad” pieces!) you need in your wardrobe this fall. I’ve included styling tips and links to each of the pieces I’m wearing, as well as alternatives at various price-points!
Fall is my favorite season of the year, because I love wearing jeans and sweaters and cute booties! You would think I’d have had my fill of “cooler” temps during my 6 months in London, but the heat wave brought record-high temperatures and I’ve lived in shorts and t-shirts all summer. Now that I’m home in Florida, I hope it will begin to feel like fall in the coming weeks. (I mean, it IS almost October.)
So on the blog today, I’m sharing 5 Instagram accounts to give you some fall fashion inspo. I follow so many fantastic Instagram accounts, but I’ve narrowed it down to these 5 by scrolling through my Instagram “collection,” or “saved” posts. I use the bookmarking feature in Instagram to save posts I’d like to go back to later, especially outfit inspo. When I get around to it, I screenshot these “saved” posts so I can look up the pieces I love in the LikeToKnowIt app.
It was actually really enlightening to scroll through my bookmarked posts and see which accounts they’d come from. For example, I hadn’t realized so many of my “saved” posts came from @jaimeshrayber! Now I’m excited to share her account because I absolutely love her style and her feed.
I love the concept of the minimalist “capsule wardrobe.” You may have heard of it, but if not, the idea is to collect basic, essential pieces (these are pieces that you can easily mix/match) so that you buy less but wear more of what you have in your closet. You choose a select number of pieces and you commit to wearing only these pieces throughout the season.
I have a LOT of clothes, and yet, when I open my closet, I often feel like I have nothing to wear. Slowly but surely, I’m trying to fix this. I want to be better at purchasing items I know I’ll wear, pieces that will pair well with the clothes I already own. I’m purging my closet of all the clothing I don’t touch, and I’m attempting to either sell it or donate it.