Pinterest Update! 2014 Fall Fashion

I am not a fashion blogger.  In fact, for a long time, I never understood how fashion bloggers take those really professional photos. Like, is that a real photographer behind that lens or her boyfriend?  Luckily, my bloggy friends finally informed me that yes, sometimes it is her boyfriend, and other times it’s a tripod camera.  A milkawhat?

This is one of the main reasons that I love pinterest.  Even without all the fancy technology, I can still pretend to know a thing or two about the fashion industry.  In fact, my fall fashion board is my only pinterest board currently hovering above 100 pins.  If you’ve been around here for a little while, you are aware of my slight obsession with keeping pinterest boards within 100 ole images.  It’s the only way that I will continuously reference them for inspiration.  Admittedly, with all the latest and greatest outfit threads, it’s hard to limit myself, especially when I am in a pinning frenzy.  This is why I enforce my pinterest fashion golden rule: I only pin images that remind me or include articles of clothing in my own wardrobe.  It helps keep me sane.

When I glanced at my fall fashion board recently, I was excited to see a few things that popped out at me that I knew I wanted to rock this season.  So, I decided to put together a little fall fashion show.  I mean… Why not??!  Even if I can’t play with the big girls, at least I can give it a shot!  A big thank you to my “photographer”; apparently we can’t do this stuff without y’all.  Boots and pants!

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1. Color Inspiration - I loved this yellow dress styled with an oversized scarf.  I loved it even more when I realized that I have one in a very similar color in my own closet.  Since my dress is strapless, I paired it with a cotton blue jacket.

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dress: Old Navy // jacket: gift // scarf: Gap // booties: gift

2. Close, but not quite: Damn, leather has been hot these past couple of years.  Unfortunately, I never made the splurge on any actual piece of leather clothing.  Luckily, however, this pinterest pic reminded me of some plain old black pants and top that I had lying around in my dresser.  Thrown together with some neon pink pumps, I was feeling spicy!

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blouse: Target // pants: Francesca’s // shoes: gift

3. But what do I do with all those summer dresses? For a long time, I never knew what to do with my summer wardrobe once fall crept around.  In fact, most of my pieces hibernated for the winter time until I could show them off with a little skin. Enter: the sweater.  Thrown on top of a lazy summer dress, it’s an instant two outfits in one.

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sweater: Marshall’s // dress: Old Navy // jewelry: Old Navy // boots: gift (what can I say, my mom likes shoes)

ps. None of these retailers have any idea who I am.  I just like their clothing and enjoy showing off some of their threads!

High Five for Friday

Hi, all.  I am trying something new this week!  I’ve been following along my friend Lindsay’s blog (Pursuit of Pink) for a little while now, as you may remember from the couple of times she’s appeared in my Link Love editions.  Admittedly, one of my favorite posts that she participates in each week is this little number called High Five for Friday.  It’s a simple post with five of her favorite moments from the past week.  It’s always so much fun to read that I decided to take a stab at creating one myself – plus I just really needed to find a way to incorporate this picture of my dog into one of my posts.  Hey – it’s a win/win?!

1. I finally made it back to my crossfit gym this past week.  Boy, am I out of shape (that is a different story).  For now, I was happy that going back to the gym also gave me an excuse to swing by my favorite smoothie shop!

2. This bad boy came in the mail the other day.  I’ve been working on finding / applying for some freelance opportunities, and I’m hoping that Yahoo’s Style Guide will help me brush up on my SEO / online writing skills.

3. This is what we’ve all been waiting for!  Kina had a little face-time action, the other day, with her cousin, Buster!

4. My cousin sent me this heartwarming video of a commercial in Thailand.  I didn’t even realize it was an advertisement until the last second.  So touching! It very closely relates to 31 Random Acts, don’t ya think?

5. I grabbed dinner this week with my friend, Melissa.  I totally forgot to snap a picture with her, but here’s where we went!

*How was your week?

Linking up with Lauren Elizabeth for High Five for Friday.

 

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