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Sunday in Brooklyn Top, J.Crew skirt (similar), vintage Ferragamo flats, thrifted (newer)Michael Kors Clutch, Michael Kors watch (old)

This outfit is definitely outside the box for me. It's very girly, which I tend to put more of an edgy spin to most of my looks. The elements of this look I love individually (the top with ripped skinnies, the skirt with a chunky sweater, and the Ferragamos with well...everything) so putting them all together was a departure for me. I also went au natural in terms of makeup. I don't wear a lot of makeup to begin with; what I wear in my blog posts is what I wear everyday. I'm pretty boring when it comes to my beauty routine. But when I don't feel like doing it all but still look presentable to the general public I'll just put on tinted moisturizer, mascara and lip color. I learned this trick from Julia of Gal Meets Glam and I have been using it for a while. 

P.S Everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!!! 

xoxo, Courtney 

Fall Essentials: A Quilted Jacket

Zara Quilted Jacket, similar

I feel like one day it just hit me; "I need a quilted jacket." They've been around forever, but lately the style has strayed from Michelin man, to sleek and more chic. I think the trick is to pick one in a neutral color like black, grey, tan or olive. Also pick details that aren't too trendy, but classic like zipper details or buckles. Anything too over the top will get few uses then stuffed in a donation bag when the trend has moved on. 
I found a wonderful olive green quilted coat by Michael Kors at Nordstrom Rack a few weeks back. As soon as I tried it on I fell in love. Don't you wish all your dressing room experiences were more like that? 

xoxo, Courtney

Printed Romper

H&M Romper, sold out (similar), Old Navy Denim Jacket, old (similar), Ralph Lauren Crossbody Bag, Solesociety Sandals, Michael Kors watch, J.Crew bracelets, Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Polish c/o Influenster 

It's been a weird start of the fall season. It hasn't really cooled down yet, except for a few rainy days here and there. In fact, there have probably been more days in the 80's this October than I can ever remember. Because of this funky weather, I'm forced to wear outfits that consist of shorts with sweaters, jeans and t's, and dresses and jackets. It's quite confusing. 
Luckily, with something like a romper, to avoid looking like you are wearing a diaper (or an adult onesie), you need something like a jacket to break up the proportions. As much as I love rompers I definitely don't have the right body shape to wear them as-is (think super tall, skinny). 
So until the weather decides what it's doing, I guess I get to pull out all my summer stuff and mix it with my favorite fall layers. I guess I'm okay with that. For a little bit....

xoxo, Courtney