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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Talbots x National Breast Cancer Foundation

Talbots x National Breast Cancer Foundation italian wrap wool scarf

Talbots x National Breast Cancer Foundation italian wrap wool scarf

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Talbots x National Breast Cancer Foundation italian wrap wool scarf

Talbots x National Breast Cancer Foundation italian wrap wool scarf

Talbots x National Breast Cancer Foundation italian wrap wool scarf

Talbots x National Breast Cancer Foundation italian wrap wool scarf
Colorblock Scarf (20% net proceeds to go NBCF)

I am a Zeta Tau Alpha, and every October when I was in college, we would hold special events and fundraisers to support the ZTA Foundation (which benefitted Breast Cancer Awareness). So not only is this cause something I've been a part of supporting in the past, but it has also affected my grandmother and great aunt, which brings the cause even closer to my heart. 

This year, Talbots, one of my favorite brands is partnering with the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Talbots designed this gorgeous wool blocked stripe blanket wrap of which 20% of net proceeds throughout the month of October, will go to NBCF to provide the tools for early detection and education.The scarf is available in stores and online now through October 31st, so start shopping for a great cause!

Today I have styled the wrap for a weekend out and about. The scarf is under $100 and is woven in gorgeous shades of pink and then also has pops of navy and burgundy, too! It's 80% wool, and as you can see in the photos above, it's quite large, so it would be the perfect travel companion, too! It has started to get chilly here in Pittsburgh, so this is exactly the type of outfit you can find me in on the weekends. This cashmere sweater is one of my favorites. I have it in several colors and just love the way it fits. It's great on its own, but also is the perfect piece for layering since it is not bulky! 

The jeans I am wearing are amazing-- seriously, I had no idea that these existed and am SO glad to have a pair now. They're stretchy and beyond comfortable, but not too much of a legging that it looks like you're not wearing actual jeans. The fit is wonderful and the waist is high, but not too high-- perfect for tucking in or letting your shirt hang loose! I am wearing a size 4p. I would have never chosen a petite, because at 5'6", I've never been considered 'petite', but I just love the fit and length on the petite size much better. Also, if you are in-between sizes, I'd suggest sizing down as they are very stretchy-- I really liked the size 2 fit the best, but it was out of stock when I went into the store! 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Little Red Dress

Donna Morgan Crepe Trapeze Dress

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les bonbons earrings

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I have never been a fan of red and have very little of the color in my wardrobe. However, recently, I've been drawn to the color and picking out pieces in various shades of red to add to my closet. This gorgeous drop waist a-line dress is one of my newest red additions. It fits like a dream and the quality for the price could not be better!

I styled it in a wear-now way but added a car coat overtop in one of the photos to show you how it can easily be transitioned as the temps cool down-- which they are in Pittsburgh (finally!). The best part about this dress? It's cut in a style and fabric (crepe) that can be worn for almost any occasion. From work to cocktail parties and anything in between, this is appropriate for everything!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Saturday Shopping

This weekend is jam packed with fun things! Last night I went to Thrival Festival which had the Chainsmokers as the headline (plus Chvrches and Daya!) and tonight I am doing the party peddler again. My dad is still best friends with all of his friends from high school, so we have grown up with their families for our entire lives. We vacation together, go out to dinner, celebrate holidays together, etc. So now the 'children' are all good friends. We are doing the party peddler to celebrate one of the dad's birthdays and so it will be the 'adults' and the 'kids' partying together. I can't wait! Not to mention, there's a Hunter Hayes concert at PNC Park after the game that I am going to try and make it to, too! 

I've been all over the place this week with things I am loving. From way-too-expensive handbags to affordable sweaters, I've found something I love in all categories!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Casual Early Fall Outfit: A Sweater and Shorts

Sweater// Boyfriend Shorts (similar, similar)

Chanel Flats (similar)// Sunglasses// LV Favorite MM

There are few outfits better than shorts with a sweater/sweatshirt, right? It's my all-time favorite. Casual, cozy, easy. This time of year I get a lot of wear out of this type of outfit. It's the perfect thing for cool mornings and nights. which is something that we see a lot of here in Pittsburgh.

I have a lot of sweaters that are very similar to this. There's just something I love about a slouchy crewneck sweater with an airy weave! It pairs easily with shorts, jeans, and even skirts. I also love this style of top under vests. These shorts are one of the most worn things in my closet. Unfortunately, the exact style is sold out, but I found similar pairs here and here.

I wore this outfit for a day around the city with my sister. Our first stop was Starbucks for our first pumpkin spice latte of the season. We always order the PSL with skim milk and just 1 pump of pumpkin spice syrup. It majorly cuts down on the calories and I think it tastes much better, too!