Practical Pumpkin Patch Attire

I don't get it-I've seen soooo many gals posting pictures of themselves pumpkin and apple picking in dresses and skirts, OTK boots. Like how is that even practical?! LOL!  I mean, to each his own, and I would imagine they are just there to use the scenery as a backdrop for their photos, but it just makes me chuckle a little. Probably because that's just not my life!

We were afraid we were going to be delayed this year in picking out our pumpkins because our usual place really cut back on what they offer at their farm. No more hay ride, ice cream, cider out of apple shaped squeezie cups, no hay bales to climb on. Kind of depressing! So we gave a new place a try this year and had fun. We like to do this kind of thing on a week night because its waaaay less crowded but the downside is we do end up missing out on some of the fun stuff like hayrides!

I have had this sweater for a few weeks but was waiting for the right temps to wear it-the weather finally obliged and I was able to wear it and actually layer it with my favorite utility jacket! 

Outfit Details:
Jacket: Loft (similar) /// Sweater: Loft /// Jeans: Loft (similar) /// Shoes: DSW (similar) /// Sunglasses: old from Elizabeth & West


How to Get More Wear Out of Those Summer Dresses

I wore this dress a few weeks ago and styled it more for summer (despite the longer sleeves and fall colors of the dress). At the time, sandals and a floppy hat were my go to when wearing it.

Because of the style and colors, I thought this would be a great transition dress that would take me into the fall months (even though there was a high of 80 degrees today-ugh). One of my favorite outfit combos during fall is booties paired with a dress. These booties were perfect to pair with the dress in place of my sandals. I also love the idea of layering with either a denim jacket or a moto like the one I am wearing!

If you are ever unsure as to whether or not you can wear a dress when the leaves start to fall just turn to your ankle booties and denim/moto jackets. Those are constantly my go-to's when trying to get more wear out of my dresses are the weather starts to turn! Boyfriend Cardigans are also a great option I love-I feel like they can not only keep you warm but can also dress down your look!

Outfit Details:
Jacket: Old Navy /// Dress: Old Navy /// Shoes: Sam Edelman via DSW /// Sunglasses: Old Navy 


Friday Series: Weekly #OOTD Roundup

I do try to post pretty regularly (three times a week is "regularly" for me). Those posts typically consist of outfits I truly wear (meaning I don't just put an outfit on, snap some pics of it and post it to the blog for the sake of the blog, if that makes sense?). Like I literally wear it to work and then have Ryan snap a few pics so I can post to the blog.

With that said though, those outfits that make it to the blog are mostly ones I wear on the weekend, because well, the weekends are a little easier to squeeze in photo shoots. Because of that there are so many outfits I wear that don't make it to the blog. I try to share them as much as I can on instagram but even then they sometimes don't make the cut!

SO. I decided to start a new series on Fridays where I share my weekly outfits-what I wear day to day. The basic, not so basic, new items I purchased, or even my go-to outfits! I still have yet to come up with a name for this weekly series, so for now we will just call it my Weekly #OOTD Roundup.

Sweater /// Jeans (similar) /// Booties (similar)

Sweater /// Jeans /// Shoes /// Hat 


Sweater Dress Weather

Ok maybe it isn't sweater weather quite yet here in PA. Who knew that being in almost mid October it would still be uncomfortably hot outside and actually not sweater (dress) weather?! I mean, we watched a movie outside with friends this weekend-in October! 

Despite the heat, I wanted to take this dress for a spin. It is so comfortable and forgiving. I know a lot of gals are hesitant to wear horizontal stripes, but I say go for it. Tossing on something like a denim jacket can break up the stripes which may make something like a striped dress a little more doable for some! 

If you wanted to make this dress a little more dressed up you could easily toss on a pair of nude block heels- I think because of all of the stripes keeping it neutral would be best!

Outfit Details:
Jacket: Topshop via Nordstrom (similar) /// Dress: Eloquii /// Shoes: Adidas via DSW /// Sunglasses: Old Navy


Mom Jeans for Curvy Girls

When I think of Mom jeans, my mind always goes to this SNL video-I still laugh every time I watch it! I mean, how can you not?!? Who would have ever thought that "Mom" jeans would be so popular?! I must say I love the trend and find myself wearing these jeans over and over again.

While I think they look great with heels, I prefer to wear sneakers with them, keeping them dressed down (you can see how I dressed them down recently here). Lots of gals think something like Mom jeans won't be flattering on them. Like everything else, I say give it a try! 

I wore this outfit when we were out and about Saturday night. We ended up at our friend's house to grill and watch an outdoor movie (which by the way-who would have thought we'd be able to do that in October?). Before we headed there I swapped the heels for my go to slip on sneakers and ditched the moto jacket for a more casual boyfriend cardi. 

Outfit Details: 
Jacket: Old Navy /// Shirt: Old Navy (similar) /// Jeans: American Eagle /// Shoes: Steve Madden /// Bag: Target /// Sunglasses: Old Navy