Yes Pleases of the Week

“Live your life as a series of obsessions.”

One of my favorite times of the week is here, my Yes Pleases. This week was another fun one to put together. Here we go to this week’s Yes Pleases !

Yes Please #1: Football Season

Football Season is back and already we are into week three. I am so excited for football to be back. I love the sport, the energy it brings, the food and of course supporting my Chicago Bears. Here’s to hoping for an awesome football season for DA Bears, always a Yes Please !

Yes Please #2: Slip On Mules

So I have been a fan of mules for awhile now and so excited to see the evolution of them. There are heels, faux fur, florals, metallics, nudes, neutrals and so many other amazing details and options. As mules continue to transform so do my outifits. I continue to say a big Yes Please to mules !

Yes Please #3: Eric & Jessie is Back on E!

Yay, Eric&Jessie is back on E! after being away for 3 years. It premiered a couple of weeks ago and episode 3 just aired. This show is happy, goofy, full of laughs and serious relationship goals. The show is a must watch and a big Yes Please !

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Yes Please #4: Woven Pear Socks

Woven Pear has quickly become a part of my sock drawer ever since I picked up my first two pairs at a local boutique. They are cute, comfy and full of fabulous details (one being the cute woven pear) and love all the different choices. I recently was sent these amazing Ice Cream socks and Bison socks to feature, which is officially one of my favorite packages to get. They are another accessory that gives not only comfort, but that fun peekaboo pop to an ensemble. For me, Woven Pear is always a Yes Please !

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*This was sponsored and gifted by Woven Pear. All opinions are my own ūüôā

Yes Please #5: Hask Hair Products

My hair is thick and there is a lot of it. I am always looking for great products that are paraben & sulfate free. I have fallen in love with Hask Hair ever since I first tried their shampoo, conditioner and dry shampoo (my fave). I have been wanting to try all their products for awhile so I was overjoyed when Hask Hair themselves sent me all their amazing products. I was overwhelmed with joy and excitement to try them all. Hask Hair is hair happiness for me and always a Yes Please !

*This was sponsored and gifted by Hask Hair. All opinions are my own ūüôā

All about this week’s Yes Pleases and here’s to next week’s !

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. What are y’all loving this week ? I am just loving the amazing fall, football weather ūüôā

 

Popping Champagne at Calabasas Malibu Food & Wine Festival

‚ÄúToo much of anything is bad, but too much champagne is just right.‚ÄĚ ~ Mark Twain

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These days great company, champagne and a beautiful setting make for an amazing day and event. The Champagne Brunch for the Calabasas Malibu Food & Wine Festival on June 11th had all of these components. It was truly a beautiful event with great food from Toscanova out on the beautiful patio, live music from Tara Macri and great conversations with great company that included chefs from the previous 2 evening of the festival. I wish I could have made the first two nights because everyone was talking about how truly fantastic they were.

I always love it when I can leave an event with a huge smile on my face from enjoyment and I left with a big one from this one. I made lifelong friends from this one and have from all of Barcelona Enterprises past events as well. Barcelona Enterprises, who put the 3 day festival, put on a truly luxurious, classy event. I felt like I had known everyone for year and was welcomed with open arms. I will definitely be going again next year and will be bringing my family and friends. A champagne brunch is a perfect way to end a spectacular 3 day festival.

As Alan Semsar (CEO/Founder of Barcelona Enterprises) said, ‚ÄúThe world‚Äôs top brands came together to support arts and education that included McLaren Beverly Hills, Capital One, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Samuel Adams. They are all model corporate citizens who make a global & local impact. Cheers to them.‚ÄĚ This shows how Alan and his team not only put on spectacular events on a continuous basis, but continuously put great causes at the forefront as to why they do what they do. They also align themselves with brands that put this as a priority as well, Cheers to you all !

Here is to another amazing year at the Calabasas Malibu Food & Wine Festival ! I highly recommend checking out Barcelona Enterprise’s next event.

Thank you again for allowing me to attend and be a part of an amazing day!

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. Anytime sports comes into a conversation, you now I am smiling. This was an added bonus to an already spectacular event. What do you all look for to make an event great?

Redefining Relaxation Through a Staycation at Farmer’s Daughter Hotel

A tradition I have started in the last year was one of having a staycation as often as I can. It was something that started with wanting to be near work one week when I had a lot going on. A light bulb went off, “why don’t I have a staycation every so often?” The tradition of staycations were born right then and there for me.

So the time came again this past February for me to have another staycation and exploring adventure in my amazing city. Where this next staycation was going to be was not hard, Farmer’s Daughter Hotel and the surrounding area that I had been wanting to stay in for awhile. It’s a hotel I passed a bunch of times and an area I have been to before and have just fallen in love with it all. An added bonus too is one of my favorite outdoor shopping spots, The Grove, is a quick walk from the hotel along with Coffee Commissary within 5 minutes or so, which I was so excited to finally try).

The reservation was made and my staycation was here, yay ! Luckily the bad weather subsided long enough for me to have an amazing staycation. I checked in to Farmer’s Daughter Hotel, which has one of the cutest lobbies and my room wasn’t ready, but it was perfect because I had the perfect chance to walk on over to The Grove for a shopping adventure before dinner.

Where to start now at The Grove ? Topshop caught my eye immediately I was overwhelmed with excitement on all the great pieces, but the ones I ended up with was this amazing leather floral pleated skirt and fun, fuzzy socks for Valentine’s Day that I now where all the time. Now that I have added some amazing new pieces to my wardrobe, it is time for a refreshing beverage and a tasty snack. Whenever I am at the Grove my go to is Nordstrom Cafe. I ordered an iced tea (my obsession) with a smoked salmon platter (always my go to) and I was able to enjoy it all outside in the cute court yard surrounding the cafe.

My room was ready and it was a nice surprise because they upgraded me to the main building to makeup for me waiting, which highlighted their amazing customer service even more. Walking into the room, I got a warm, cozy feeling and I knew I was in a space of pure relaxation, which was needed with the amazing king bed and breakfast nook bench all with fantastic accents everywhere. I officially need a king bed in my life because I was spoiled by this one, absolutely loved.

Being able to plop down on the amazing bed with my magazaine and book before dinner at Tart (the restaturant connected directly to the hotel). Dinner was here my outfit was fun and fabulous and my book & notebook were in hand. With the essentials in tow, I walked over and got a gorgeous seat on their deck near the fireplace, simply fantastic (I highly recommend making a reservation like I did to guarantee a gorgeous spot, which is anywhere at this amazing place). I ordered jasmine green tea, brussel sprouts with a fried egg and fried pickles as an appetizer (a suggestion from Bread and Butter PR) and for the main course, one of the best cheeseburger (mmm, delicious).

Let me tell you this meal was stupendous ! I can’t forget the delicious, decadent dessert, which they delivered to my room after I got back up (they seriously spoiled me). I ordered italian sugar donuts with a delicious filling, one of the bests. Eating the dessert at my nook in my room was the perfect end to a perfect day and night.

It was morning and after being well rested and re-energized, I lounged and wrote in my room before heading out. I ended the trip with a stop at Coffee Commissary for breakfast, which is one of my new favorites.

To say I will be back is an understatement, I will be back in ten fold to each spot especially because I have to be sure to ride around on the Farmer’s Daughter Hotel adorable bikes ūüôā .

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~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. Where has your favorite staycation been? I will be sure to add it to my ever growing list.

Lights, Camera, Oscars !

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It is Oscar season, which means fashion, movies, popcorn and stars ! I look forward to it every year. I love seeing what my favorite stars are going to wear, say and who will win. I think my love for the Oscars started when my family and I would print the Oscar ballots out every year(totally did this year again) and when we all try and see the nominated stars and films ( I have been slacking on this one lately).

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Skinny Pop Popcorn, Tejava Iced Tea, Old Navy Jeans, Red Converse

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The Oscars means family fun, bonding and eating yummy treats while watching the Oscar extravaganza. I love seeing so much great talent in one room rocking some of my favorite designers/inspiration.

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Yes, fashion is always at the top of my list for why I watch the red carpet shows, but like I said the big part of why I love Oscar season is the family memories I have and will continue to have when watching with those I love.

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I leave you with who I am most excited to see watch rock my favorite designers: Jennifer Lawrence, Brie Larson, Cate Blanchett, Leonardo Dicaprio and Joe¬†Manganiello (hope he will be there ūüôā ) and for who I am most excited to win: Leonardo Dicaprio ( this is his year ) and Kate Winselt( just love her) .

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Oscar Gold Glitter Heels, Gold Crocheted Clutch, Forever 21 Chandlier Gem Earrings, Forever 21 rings, Coco Rose Boutique Geometric Ring

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Can’t forget Oscar inspired fashion for the special day weather it is watching at home or rocking it at the show!

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Davids Bridal Gown

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Whose fashion choice are you most excited to see ? Who are you most excited to win ? Good Luck to Everyone !

P.S. Here are the fun beauty products I used to do up my makeup and hair to the skin care products to help take it all off at the end of the night ūüôā

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Unite Texture Spray, Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray, Maybelline Nudes Eyeshadow Set, Elf Foundation, Maybelline Concealer, Smashbox Blush, Elf Kabuki Brush, Elf Bronzer, Elf Fan Brush, NYX Lipstick, Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment, Urban Decay Mascara
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Cetaphil Face Cleanser, Face Vibrating Cleanser Brush, Simple Cleansing Wipes, Simple Face Lotion

Fashion in the Office: More than Just Clothes

Whether you work out of a home office or drive to one everyday, Fashion in the Office is a part of your day from the clothes to the accessories and supplies.

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Glamour Magazine, Sugar Paper LA Agenda, Cube Appeal Girl Boss Mug & Post It Notes, Kate Spade Notebook

For me, I work from home and coffee shops, which it is easy to get into sweatpants and a sweatshirt because it is comfortable, but have my blog and pr clients it allows me to get motivated and creative to always look on point even if it is a casual at the home office look.

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Candies Glasses,Must Have Arrow Earrings, Must Have Geometric Stone Necklace, BP Red Sweater, Xhilaration Polka Dot Tshirt Dress, Paperchase Briefcase, Nine West Heels
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Love Midi Ring, Coco Rose Boutique Geometric Ring

Fashion at the Office isn’t just about the fashion ensemble, but what it represents and for me it represents not just pride in my work, but pride in myself. It is saying to the world , ” I love what I do and¬†I am passionate about it.” That is why I make myself as often as I can to get office ready because it makes me feel like I got a little extra sparkle in my eyes and can take the day by storm. Office ready also includes always have my go tos for the day, which includes not just my outfit, but my go to Girl Boss mug & post it notes, Kate Spade Notebook, my planner and Glamour magazine (for research).

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Paper White Paisley Blazer, Express Turquoise Turtleneck, American Eagle Dress Sweatpants, Adam Tucker Flats, Coach Purse, West of Camden Paper Airplane Earrings

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My goal is to continue to get up and got to my desk with a look I take pride in and I do this for me and only me because it represents my true passion for fashion and beyond. Whether I am rocking my casual chic dressy sweatpant look to my polka dot tshirt dress , I always shoot for the stars!

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So I ask you, what makes your go to Fashion piece for working that exudes your passion and true self? Remeber dress for yourself and when you feel confident it reflects in the work that you love and are truly passionate about. ¬†Fashion in the Office is fun, fabulous and an extension of you ūüôā

 

 

Christmas Time is Here with Fabulous Flare and Tradition

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Christmas is here and I am smiling from ear to ear. This is my favorite time of year for many reasons. Yes, it is exciting to get gifts and give them, but this is not why I love Christmas. I will keep it short and sweet as to why because let me tell you this topic alone could be months worth of blog posts.

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H&M Top, Mint Julep Boutique Polka Dot Skirt, Attire LA Sunglasses, Santa Earrings, Gold Envelope Clutch, Navy Tights, Forever 21 Bow Ring

 

Christmas Time for me is my favorite because it means laughter with family and friends, sitting by the Christmas tree, eating a delicious honey baked ham, A Christmas Story movie will probably always make an apperance, Christmas mass where we all get to rock amazing holiday fashion(the fashions pictured are two of my favorite looks this year !) and yes rocking my new Christmas PJS.

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Christmas time is all about tradition and that tradition is spending time with each other and yes we do open gifts, but what I get excited about the most is watching everyone else open their gifts and seeing them get giddy. With my family there seems to always be lots of laughter when we open our stockings and gifts, which creates such a warmth in me ūüôā

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Sparkle Bow Barret, Wreath Earrings, Candy Cane Stud Earring
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Juicy Couture Charm Bracelet

 

Christmas time tradition also includes picking up a tree, decorating it with family ornaments, shopping together, wrapping presents, baking yummy cookies, putting up lights with my dad and in recent years, I have been going to Pinterest for a couple new DIY decorations for each new Christmas time season.

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My accessories for the holidays always include this heart sparkle ring from my mom. It is sentimental and an added bonus it sparkles. This amazing bracelet was gifted to me by Pura Vida, which is fun and festive. Also makes for an amazing gift ūüôā

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I will end this year’s Christmas time post with why Christmas time for me is extra exciting. The reason is because it is my Amazing mother’s birthday the very same day we celebrate Christmas ! We celebrate it by going to a fun movie, opening bday gifts and fullfilling my mom’s sweet tooth with a birthday cake.

With Jingle Bells playing, trees shining with tinsel and cookies being eaten, what do you love most about the holiday season ?

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Happy Birthday to Mom ! Il Teatro Faux Fur Vest, Single Forest Green Cocktail Dress, Nine West Holiday Red Shoes

 

Finding Your Inner Empowered Boss

“Define success on your own terms. Achieve it by your own rules and build a life you’re proud to live.” ~ Anne Sweeney

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It’s a bid, its a plane‚Ķ it’s an empowered woman ! It’s me !

Feeling empowered and declaring my dreams have not always been easy, but through the years in finding my passion and dreams, feeling empowered and my voice have grown.How do you say did I find my inner power? It started with finding my passion and dreams in fashion and sports, which began when I was young. With fashion comes sports for me because they both have always been loves of my life. With passions come dreams and empowerment, it is not just about the outfit or having a hot dog at a baseball game, but about the memories made with loved ones that come with each, about dreaming, being creative and an empowered woman that I have become.

Fashion and sports for me are about what gives me my strength to keep going with my dreams and how they were possible, spending time with my family and making memories, which allowed me to find my voice.

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I have noticed that in society speaking your voice and feeling empowered in our views are not always looked at positively, but in life we can’t please everyone. We have to continue to stay true to ourselves in what we love and dream about and how we can do that is through surrounding ourselves with a support system, make goals each day that will push us to achieve what helps us feel empowered, to find our voice and what we dream about.Life is about dreams and feeling empowered that we can achieve them and have that voice to shout it out to the world!

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How do I get empowered every day ? I surround myself with amazing family and friends, daily affirmations with my super hero pose, do a dance party, wear a go to ensemble that helps me feel my best inside and out and do something that I love everyday from fashion to sports.

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What do you all do that helps you feel the most empowered ? Leave your empowered moments and activities here. Can’t wait to hear all about it !

Weekend of Splendor with my Mom

“Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So, today is my new favorite day.” ~Winnie the Pooh

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To play off the quote above, I had a truly amazing Halloween weekend with a women that always makes me laugh and who I always have a good time with, my mom. This whole girls weekend came about because my dad was going to visit friends so my mom and I decided to plan a girls Halloween weekend. So we got to planning an amazing weekend.

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Sweaty Bands Headband, Vintage 3 Layered Bauble Necklace, Calvin Klein Blazer, Zenana Outfitters Orange Tshirt, Liz Claiborne Purse, Lucky Brand Jeans, Mossimo Wedges, Heart Sparkle Ring, Jade Ring

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Our first adventure we snapped on our fall ensembles and went off to the magical Rise of the Jack O Lanterns Festival, which consisted of a maze of wonder in hand carved pumpkins. We saw a sea of jellyfish to Prince William & Princess Kate to a magical dragon. We snapped photos, laughed a lot, enjoyed the weather and kicked off our girls weekend of spending time without a hitch.

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It was not Halloween Saturday and ready for the next adventure, which we have arrived at movie time of Something Wicked This Way Comes, one of my mom’s faves. I have never seen it before so it was special to share with my mom even if the movie was a little spooky, but perfect for the Halloween holiday. With the movie over and dinner just around the corner it was time to get in our Saturday Halloween evening dinner wear for a fabulous night at Mike & Anne’s, one of our faves in the area. Let me tell you, we ate amazing food from a Japanese pumpkin salad to some wine and scallops, pasta and ended it with splitting a holiday appropriate dessert pumpkin pie. It was another adventure for the books and ended with relaxation, which is always a treat.

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Halloween Witch Earrings, Faux Fur Vest from Il Teatro, Forever 21 Dress, Forever 21 Layered Necklace, Oversize Flower Ring, Heart Sparkle Ring, Leopard Clutch, Mossimo Woven Heels

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It is Sunday morning the day after Halloween and our next, final adventure is here, one that my mom and I alway love doing, going to the flea market. A perfect time to shop for awesome finds, bond and enjoy a nice Sunday. Such amazing pieces at the flea market, lets just say I wanted a lot. One of the collest things was a Union 76 gas tank that could work as a coll coffee table and it reminded us of my dad who use to work for Union 76 ¬†corporate. The flea market is always fun when there with my mom and my dad always has us thinking of him one way or another when we are there ūüôā .

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Conductors Hat, Juicy Couture Sunglasses, Heavnly Couture Peasant Top, Ocean Pacific Leggings, Michael Kors Watch, Heart Sparkle Ring, Jade Ring, Gold Briefcase Purse, Classified Gladiator Sandals

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The girls weekend was a hit and family was ever present, which leads me to this question, Why is it important to hang with your mom and the whole family? I have always known how important being with family is, but this girls weekend truly made me realize why it is. It is important becasue they are my heart and with them around my life just has more joy and happiness. I also realized it is special to hang out with each family member separately because it is more intimate in a different way and it is special as well when we all came together.

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Life can get in the way sometimes, but it is important to make time for the ones who have your heart and I know I will hold this girls weekend with my mom forever in my heart.

How can you all connect with a family member? Share with me in the comments how you can connect with them and what your favorite activities with your mom and other family memebrs are.

Next stop, planning a weekend with the rest of my family members!

 

 

Creative Juices are Flowing with Passion at Art Hearts Fashion

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Fashion is an art whether on the runway, exploring out with friends or a combination of the two. It is a special moment when you realize that you can share in something you are passionate and real about it over dinner before the fashion shows, during and after. It is a realness that is sometimes hard to find especially in fashion, but being with great friends made me realize it’s all around in fashion and outside of it and even the fellow fashion show goers were amazing and truly enjoying the evening. There was a sense of an intimate show with friends even with a lot of people in attendance.

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Luckily in the see of people mixed with the sense of intimacy, I was able to get a combination of the art of fashion and exploring out with friends at Off Vine Restaurant. It is always an added bonus when you get an evening filled with amazing fashion ¬†from Furne One, Mister Triple X and Michal Ngo at Art Hearts Fashion’s final night of shows put on by Parker Whitaker Productions. It’s amazing to see friends ¬†do what they love and enjoy the things we are all passionate about together, which involved the great creativity and talent that came out of Art Hearts Fashion. The creativity not only came out of the designers, but the fellow show goers as well. I believe seeing those fashions are partly why I go and they too inspire like the designers.

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To be able to be there with friends like Jessica Pinedo of Just Jess Fashion (one of my favorite fashion blogs) who support me and who I support is truly a gift and why I had such a great night. I mean who doesn’t love an excuse to get all dolled up to have a great night out with friends when fashion shows are involved? I know I am in every time.

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Forever 21 Top, Flower Bauble Collar Necklace, Mint Julep Boutique Polka Dot Skirt with Pockets, Juicy Couture Bowler Bag, Badgley Mischka Fabric Flower Heels

A well put together show from start to finish always gets my creative juices flowing and anytime a French bulldog comes out on the runway, my heart melts.

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I look forward to the next season of shows and attending with my fellow fashion loving friends.

 

First Step Into Fall Fashions

Fall¬†is¬†here… well, somewhat¬†here¬†in¬†Southern¬†California,¬†but¬†for¬†most of the country the¬†tree¬†leaves¬†have¬†change¬†and¬†the¬†air¬†is¬†brisk¬†and one can‚Äôt¬†forget¬†about¬†the change in fashions.

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*Merona Sweater, Fall Dressy Cropped Top, Lucky Brand Jeans, Mossimo Boots, Coach Purse, Vintage Necklaces

Fall is one of my favorite  times of year because it brings about the colorful leaves, all
things pumpkin from lattes to the well known seed, carving for Halloween, amazing
times¬†with¬†family¬†and¬†friends, and great¬†fashion¬†go¬†to’s¬†like¬†a¬†great¬†pair¬†of¬†boots,¬†a¬†favorite
sweater and of course all the amazing pops of color we get to incorporate into our
everyday wardrobe. I do have a confession to make: I sometimes rock those colors
all year round when I am feeling in a fall mood. But, that is what fashion is all about, right? Wearing what you feel and owning it !

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*Abercrombie Jean Jacket, SPR Purse, Felt Floppy Hat, Mint Julep Boutique Pants, Merona Shoes, Miss Holly Necklace, Bow Ring

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*Abercrombie Jean Jacket, White & Black Striped Tee, Forever 21 Necklace, Quilted Gold Chain Purse, Michael Kors Watch, Ranna Gill Floral Maxi Skirt, Ana Michelle Shoes

I am rocking four of my favorite fall looks from jeans paired with a fall sweater and boots
to¬†a¬†long¬†floral¬†skirt¬†&¬†striped¬†shirt¬†paired¬†with¬†my¬†favorite¬†jean¬†jacket to everything¬†in¬†between.¬†I¬†hope¬†these¬†inspire¬†you¬†to¬†rock¬†your¬†favorite¬†fall¬†fashions¬†with your¬†favorite¬†fall¬†latte¬†ūüôā

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*Ralph Lauren Sweater and Purse, Mint Julep Boutique Skirt, Mossimo Flats with Gold Trim, Juicy Necklace and Bracelet, Lauren Conrad Earrings