Burgundy Jeans

Details: Gap sweater / Target jeans / Wanted Royalty boots via Piperlime / TJ Maxx necklace / Nine West heels

I bought these burgundy jeans as soon as August got here. As far as colorful jeans go for fall, burgundy definitely felt like the right addition to my wardrobe, which is filled with a lot of navy, white, black and gray. There were so many potential outfits already built in waiting to happen. With all of those choices, I still wanted to challenge myself a little more with an interesting color combination. I knew these similar hues would really compliment each other for a more complex palate. The sweater helps to tie in the turquoise while making it pop at the same time. Just for fun, I wanted to show you this outfit dressed down with boots and dressed up slightly with leopard print heels. My only peeve with these jeans is how they get really loose after only a couple of hours of wear. Oh well! It’s the dryer for them!

Apple Pancakes

It’s funny how at certain times of year there are foods you always crave. I can vividly conjure up the taste of my Grandma’s mashed potatoes right now. The cooler weather always has me craving those comfort foods. This past weekend, I was thinking of one of the recipes my Dad always made when we were younger, apple pancakes. I think he may have used whole slices of apples, but I chopped them. However you make them, with a little cinnamon and syrup, they are amazing!

Slice and dice as many apples as you want depending on the serving size and how much apple to pancake ratio you like.

Mix the apples in cinnamon and oil and heat in a frying pan for one minute. Then stir the apples into your pancake mix.

Cook the pancakes according to the instructions on the box or whatever homemade recipe you are using. Then enjoy with family and friends!

Wild for Fox Jewelry

The last wearable animal motif I owned was probably a cat sweater. I know, I wouldn’t be friends with me either. But after seeing this Burberry fox ring, my love of whimsical animals was turned on once more, and I have been obsessed with finding a more achievable option. Luckily, any one of these regal pieces would pair well with rich fall colors and fabrics. Looks like I’m in the lion’s den no more…

Mod Girl

Details: Gap dress and shoes / Ray Ban Wayfarers

Do you guys remember the movie Factory Girl? The story of Edie Sedgewick, socialite and muse to Andy Warhol. Ever since that movie came out, all I have wanted to do was run around in shift dresses and be fabulous. The typical life of a socialite. However, I think I would feel bad doing nothing, so I would have to become a super witty 60s spy or something. But anyways, when I saw this dress at Gap in the sale section, my heart skipped a beat. For $25 I could, in fact, be fabulous! Not to mention it’s bright and graphic, trends I have been really into lately. I can see myself pairing this with black tights on cool fall days.

If looking like pop art, isn’t enough, I smell like it too. While reading an interview with Sarah Heyward, writer for HBO’s GIRLS on Loop de Luxe, I was tipped off about A Beautiful Life Brands, PoP Eau de Parfum. The scent goes on strong but mellows out for a nice everyday perfume. I was able to get the already affordable perfume at a discount, so I highly recommend you check out Loop de Luxe.

Reader Submission: TJ Maxx Max Studio Green Skirt

Do you remember this skirt? I wore it a few style posts ago. My lovely college suite mate, Rosanna, texted me saying how much she loved it and was able to find it at her local TJ Maxx. A total win! I just had to share the way she styled it. I love the classic white button down, chunky necklace and bright shoes she paired it with. Isn’t she looking good in her fall work outfit? Another fashion success story!

Here is my summer to fall take on it: