Halloween Decorations in My Dallas Apartment

apartment halloween decor

Happy Monday! I hope your weekend didn’t fly by too quickly, but mine certainly did. Everyday when I get to work I’m half afraid to look at my task list. It’s usually so long! That’s why the weekends are so important to me- it’s the one time I actually have to relax and do the things I enjoy. For example, this weekend I got to spend a little time decorating my apartment for Halloween and fall! So far, I haven’t really shared much about my apartment or what I’ve done with it since moving in. Honestly, it doesn’t get much sunlight so it’s hard to photograph without the natural light. Today, I wanted to share with you a few photos I took of my apartment decor for fall!

decorating your apartment

Probably my favorite decoration I put out was this adorable frosted glass Jack O’ Lantern! I love to put a candle inside it at night and just watch it flicker, it’s so pretty! The best part is that I got it at Marshall’s for $5.99. I love a good deal, especially on something that I know I’ll be using for the next few years. My mom has so many cute decorations like this that she found randomly and they’re some of my favorite things in the world! Traditional fall decor like her’s makes me me so happy!

Pumpkin spice latte art

Okay this may be my other favorite decoration! I went to a Wine & Design class and we painted this cute “Pumpkin Spice Latte” canvas painting last year. It’s so nice to hang up during this time of the year. I love when artwork can be used to represent the seasons because it blends in so well with the rest of my home decor. Plus, I love a good pumpkin spice latte! Don’t you?

chic gold pumpkins

Another little art project I completed a few weeks ago was painting this ceramic pumpkin gold. It was a cheap project to do (under $10) and kept me busy for a good 3 hours. How chic is gold this season anyway? Adding little gold things like this pumpkin around my apartment was the perfect way to keep the aesthetic I already had but still embrace the fall season. Plus, who can say ‘no’ to a Bath and Body Works candle?

thanksgiving centerpiece

And last but not least, is my fall table centerpiece! I took a class at Michael’s Craft Store on how to create a fall centerpiece and it went really well if I do say so myself. Of course, I had lots of help from the professionals. My kitty cat, Petunia, has enjoyed trying to eat the fake berries off of the centerpiece and then bat them around the kitchen floor for me to step on. At least she’s ignored the pumpkin salt and pepper shakers my mom bought for me. Those are my favorites!

Leave me a comment with your favorite fall and halloween decorations! I love to see what other people do with their homes! Have a great Monday lovelies!

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Classic Preppy Style in New England

summers in new england

It’s Friyay! This week was just long and tiring for me. I had so much to do at work and not nearly enough time to do it all. I keep saying every week that the weekend will be strictly for relaxing and every weekend I don’t relax at all. In the past, my family and I have taken vacations during September and October because the weather is so pleasant. Last year, we went to New England for a week-long getaway. Can I just say how excited I was to wear preppy fall clothes in the region where “preppy” was born? Read on for a look at my outfit!

jcrew lobster sweater

If you’re a J. Crew lover like me, you’ll know that this is their super popular lobster sweater. I always get compliments on it! Unfortunately, they don’t sell it anymore but every once in awhile you can find one on eBay. When I was shooting these photos with my sister, the wind kept whipping my hair around and making it hard to get a good photo. But the sun was perfect and the water was so blue!

salem during halloween

I’m also wearing my favorite Abercrombie lace shorts that you’ll probably see on my blog a million times until I’ve worn them out. One of my favorite things from my vacation in New England was seeing how well my personal style fit in with my surroundings. Even my cat eye sunglasses were reminiscent of Jackie Kennedy ‘summering’ on the Cape! During the summer, I focus my wardrobe on nautical stripes and classic shoes like Jack Rogers and Sperry. During the awkward transition months like September and the early part of October, I combine those styles with denim, fuzzy scarves, and riding boots. It was so much fun literally feeling like I was blending in with the scenery. I just can’t seem to do that here in Dallas!

how to dress for fall

Preppy fall style

Spending a few days in the birthplace of preppy was so nice! Spending time with my family was even better. Now that I live so far away from them (they’re all back on the east coast), I realize how important these trips have been in my life. In the long run, what I wore doesn’t matter much either. But I certainly adore this outfit! Below are a few links to similar items!  

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Fall Style for the Dallas Farmer’s Market

Dallas farmers market

Top: Old Navy// Shorts: Abercrombie// Bag: Kate Spade// Scarf: Pacsun//

Aviators: J. Crew// Shoes: DSW

Happy Monday gals! I can’t believe it’s the last Monday of September. I feel like this month has just flown by. Between starting my new job and decorating for my favorite season, I’ve been a busy girl! Honestly, it doesn’t feel like fall in Texas yet. It’s still 90 degrees everyday and you really can’t wear blanket scarves and quilted vests. I’ve had to incorporate fall colors into my wardrobe instead!

pumpkin spice everything

On Saturday, my boyfriend David and I went to the Dallas Farmer’s Market to enjoy the local produce and get a bite to eat. There were a few greeneries there and they had quite a few pumpkins! Pumpkin everything is the fastest way to this girl’s heart! David posted a picture of us together on his Facebook with a caption that read “I have taken way too many pictures in front of pumpkins today”. I laughed so hard. He’s a real-life “Instagram husband”!

dressing for autumn

As I said earlier, it’s too warm in Texas to dress for fall. My closet is full of warm sweaters, denim, scarves, boots, and cute button ups that I can’t wear yet! I get so jealous whenever I see my Instagram followers posting pictures of themselves all bundled up in cute plaid and riding boots up north. Y’all look so cute crunching through the leaves with your pumpkin spice lattes! For the farmer’s market, I wore some cream-colored lace shorts and a military green tank top with a black and white scarf for a touch of fall style.

stylish fall looks

Since quite a few of my readers are from Texas, I’ll just tell you that the easiest way to make the fall seem like fall is to wear seasonal colors! It always makes me feel like I’m not missing out as much. The Dallas Farmer’s Market was the perfect place to sport some pretty green and cream colors without wearing traditional layers and sweltering in the heat! Being away from my home state of Maryland has made me appreciate growing up surrounded by such beauty all of the time. You just take that for granted until you don’t have it anymore!

Hope you enjoyed my look! It’s super simple and easy to wear for an afternoon out. Next time, I might pair the tank with some white denim and boots. I think it would look really cute! Leave a comment with your favorite fall activity!

-Liz

Comfy Top for Fall Under $25

cozy blouse for fall

Happy Monday y’all! It was a whirlwind weekend for me. Now that I have a job, all I want to do is sleep in and catch up on all the chores I wasn’t able to get done during the week. How fun am I? As a Dallas fashion blogger with plenty of things to blog about, I better step it up! Saturday, David and I went out to lunch and had regrettable, greasy bar food. Hint: I don’t regret it! I also got to wear this super comfy, slouchy top over the weekend from ShoptheMint.com!

shop the mint tops

Fall Basics to Wear With Anything

When I saw this top, I totally fell in love with it! I love cozy things that I can wear during the chilly months. Instantly I thought how perfect this top would be with a big blanket scarf for added coziness! Plus, I mean can we talk about the color? Burgundy is a signature fall color and one that’s well represented in my closet. This Slouchy Dolman Tunic is a steal at $24 and it’s an exclusive color that won’t be around for long!

fall style 2016

I paired my slouchy tunic with my favorite gold nautical knot necklace and my chic Kate Spade bag. You’ll probably be seeing these accessories and this top a lot this season, so get used to it! Some of my favorite things in my closet are just simple basics that I come back to again and again. My tunic will definitely be one of those things. I’m not the type that likes to wear skin tight clothing and frankly I don’t have the ripped abs to make it look good either. Comfort is just too important to me! Wearing comfortable clothes shouldn’t mean you have to sacrifice style, that’s why I really like cozy tops like this one.

cozy fall style

Fall basics are something I can’t have enough of. As the season gets going, you’ll be seeing a lot more of my favorites! In the meantime, check out my comfy top from ShoptheMint.com, it won’t disappoint! Enjoy your Monday!

-Liz

*Sponsored by ShoptheMint.com

How to Wear White After Labor Day

Blanket Scarf for Fall Happy Wednesday girls! My photographer (aka “boyfriend”) wasn’t available for pictures so please excuse my iPhone usage. I hope your week is going nicely and you’re enjoying the sun though! It’s my second week “on the job” for my new company and I’m really liking it. Of course, the first few weeks are the easiest, but I think I’ll pretend it’ll be this great for awhile. You know, live in blissful ignorance? Anyway, since Labor Day has come and gone, I wanted to focus a post on tasteful ways to wear white after Labor Day. It’s such an old rule, but one that can be bent a little!

Wearing White After Labor Day

One of my favorite ways to incorporate white after Labor Day is white jeans or on my lazier days, white jeggings. I’m not sure if I’ll ever be totally on board with leggings or jeggings being worn in public but I must say, they are comfy! No Nonsense sent me a pair of their bright white jean leggings to try and I really liked them with my favorite red tunic top. It’s a simple look that makes a stylish statement. Best of all, it’s easy to wear!

White Leggings

If I’m going to wear something white during the fall or winter, I’ll pair it with seasonal colors so it won’t stand out as “oh my, she’s wearing white after Labor Day!”. For this outfit, I wore the red tunic and camel-colored peep toe heels with a plaid blanket scarf. If that doesn’t scream fall, I don’t know what does! In the same way, if it were winter I’d wear shades of blue, purple, and maybe even some pink. Simple little touches like these can completely transform an outfit.

white after labor day

White isn’t as taboo to wear after Labor Day as it once was. The old rules of dressing are slowly being changed with each generation. White is so clean and crisp anyway, why would you ban it even if it’s only for a season?

-Liz

*Thanks to No Nonsense for collaborating on this post