Fall Dreaming Wishlist

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I realize I am a bit behind the times but I am just now thinking about how I’m going to update my wardrobe for fall. This year I really wish I could go out and completely start over with my wardrobe, but sadly that’s not really in my budget. My solution was to pick out a few inspirational items from my own wardrobe and pick some classic fall pieces that would go with them. I ordered the ruffled trench this summer after finding it on sale. It was still more than I usually spend on a single piece of clothing but I drooled over this piece all last winter. It’s a pretty decent weight for a winter coat, and Boise winters don’t get oh too crazy, so I can’t wait to wear it ALL THE TIME! The golden circle scarf I found HERE on Etsy, but I just finished crocheting my own. Mine is not perfect but I’m so excited to have finally finished it; 2 years in the making! The pants I got on super sale at H&M and was unable to find a similar pair online, but they are grey with rhinestone pattering the front. I don’t know if I would have bought them if they wern’t $7, but It’s been fun adding something unusual for me into my closet. Now, onto my wishlist:

1. Maroon Floppy Hat: This is my number one item on my winter list. I’m in the process of trying to become a hat person and I just love the versatility of a hat like this! My first idea was to pair it with my trench, and I know I could work the fall color into so many different pieces. This particular hat is a little more than I want to spend, but I have yet to find the perfect one within my price range. I want to hit under $30, have any suggestions??

2. Cat Bat Tee: I ran into this tee while browsing online and it is just too cute. I love theme T’s and am currently lacking a halloween one. I may just have to snag this up.

3. Chambray Top: I am still on the hunt for the perfect Chambray top, and I need to get into my local Old Navy and try this one on! Maybe I also need to stop being so picky.

4. Yellow Chambray Top: If you haven’t picked this up already, my favorite color is yellow. The moment I came across this top I just had to include it! It’s currently on sale and I really want to find time to head over and check it out in person. If it moderately looks good on, I’m pretty sure it’ll join my closet.

5. Wine Chunky Sweater: I want about 1,000 sweaters like this one. Chunky sweaters are just my perfect idea of what a fall wardrobe should be. I love the elbow patches on this one, and it looks like it won’t be too long on my petite frame.

6. Black Skinny Office Pants: These Madewell pants will probably never be mine, but they are my inspiration in hunting for the perfect versatile work pant. I’m a big fan of skinny jeans, and I’d love to be able to have that fit in my workwear. I know I need a good pair of black pants for an everyday work look, but I am just not a fan of the main dress pants fit. I know finding a good pair of skinnies like these would instantly boost up my work wardrobe.

7. Ponte Peplum Top: This is another work pick that I think would work great for a versatile piece to go under my blazers. I love that it’s a peplum top, but it doesn’t have a tight waistline seam or an oversize flare to it.

8. Dip Dyed Tank: Another work pick for under blazers. I’m not sure if it would be worth the investment because I’m kinda on the fence about how office appropriate this would be. Maybe as a good layering piece. I do know that it would be perfect for my summer casual pieces, but that’s still a long way off.

What’s on your fall wishlist? 

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Fall Is Making Me Tired

Hello Lovies. I’m currently sitting in my comfy chair under a way to thin blanket and just wishing and hoping that cold weather doesn’t actually exist. These last two days we have suddenly jumped into deep fall here and the cold weather and I are not agreeing. I still haven’t managed to unpack my winter clothes box! This week has been so hectic for me as I figure out my new job duties. I’ve had to wake up at 7, which is by far the earliest I’ve consistently woken up since High School. And thinking back, I may have managed to sleep in even past that back then. Obviously, I am not a morning person.

One of my biggest struggles with the week is acquiring work-appropriate clothing. Professional dress kind of mystifies me. I cannot see why a beautiful Ann Taylor shiny brocade skirt is not office appropriate when correctly paired. Trying to find any sort of creativity in these work outfits has managed to elude me. I’ve spent a good amount of my minimal free time this week shopping, with some final success and a lot of initial failure. Nothing ruins your day like trying on 30+ pieces of clothing and finding nothing that fits. Currently I’m just thankful for the petite section at JCP and all of their wonderful sales.

While in the shopping mood I ran across these faux leather beauties! I’m taking a leap of faith and hoping they fit me as well as they fit the model, but I still haven’t quite comprehended H&M sizing, so who knows. If you’re in the shopping mood too I recommend checking H&M out right now during their mid-season sale. For $15, these pants are a steal! Though the idea that it’s already mid-season is kind of terrifying.

HM Faux Leather Pants

TGIF. How’s your week been?

xx Amy

New Additions: Art Festivals

I’ve hinted a little about the awesome art festivals that Boise has had the last two weekends, Art in the Park & Hyde Park Street Fair. A big part of these festivals, beyond just people watching, is the plethora of vendors selling beyond everything you could think of. Somehow this year I walked away with nearly exclusively earrings. So I thought I’d give you a peak at what I got recently.

These two earrings are from my absolute favorite booth at Art in the Park, Joseph Brinton. Now, mostly I love them because they have a very large collection of adorable 1/2 off selection. So I got both of these for what I consider a steal.   gold leaf earrings with holesgold and bronze geometric and pendant earrings

Last year I wandered around the Hyde Park Street Fair and stumbled upon a booth that had the cutest silver cartoon elephant earrings. At the time I didn’t have cash and never got the opportunity to get them. This year, I made it a priority to find those earrings. I found a booth with these gorgeous little studs and quickly picked them up, only to later realize the ones I saw last year were at a different place.  I ended up getting the second pair of earring at the second booth, and turns out I am so much happier with these realistic versions. I’d like to say that elephants are my spirit animal, I just love them, or maybe just the look of them. Either way, I’ve been wearing these little beauties non-stop.

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Through my hectic Saturday at work I realized I was unprepared hair wise. I first saw this headband and thought why buy it when I could easily make it! It also happened to be from one of the not local/handmade booths, so I was wary to support a business that had strayed from the idea of the festival. However, circumstance just forced me ( 😛 ) to pick up this awesome black and gold dotted headband on my break. As my luck would have it, I didn’t end up needing it for the rest of the evening, but I’m still glad I got it, and am wearing it as I write the out. I think I will try to use it as a pattern to make some more, because they had so many cute versions!

Black Headband Gold Dots

This final earring set is very dear to my heart and I’m so excited that I can now wear my passion! I purchased them at Blue Moon Antiques, which is located in Hyde Park. While they aren’t vintage, they are adorable. The artist, Beautiful Dreamer, had a great selection of cute charm earrings and it was almost hard to decide on just one.

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So there’s my haul! I now have more earrings then I could ever need but i’m so excited to start cycling through these new additions.

Which pair is your favorite? What do your favorite earrings look like?