November Goals

Hello, friends!

It’s November! Hard to believe since its been feeling like mid-summer outside. We down her in the South had the most amazing cool front this past weekend. FINALLY. It was glorious!

This month is one of my favorites of the whole year. Not only do we get to celebrate Thanksgiving, but we also get to be a little more obnoxious about celebrating Christmas. Let’s be real: I’ve been celebrating Christmas for weeks now. But at least now I won’t get made fun of for it.

My first goal for this month is to finish my Christmas decorations. I’m actually almost done but putting the finishing touches has been a challenge to say the least. Both my babies stay home with me and so anything that must be done, must be done with mommies little helpers. This project is taking about a million times longer than I would have hoped but that’s part of the reason I started so early. I can’t wait to share the home tour in the next few weeks! Reese has a special feature in the tour where she used an entire roll of scotch tape to attach a 12 inch ribbon to our fireplace screen. LOL! It’s so trendy.

Once I get the house all done, I can start to really focus on Christmas shopping. I love getting thoughtful gifts for my fam so it takes a good bit of planning ahead and searching to try to find just the right thing. I’m working on a blog post that’ll include some of my favorite thoughtful gifts that I’m working on now and have given in the past. I hope to get everyone’s shopping done before Thanksgiving. I know, it’s nuts. But a girl can dream, right?

As the Holidays approach, it gets really easy to get lax in areas I’m normally disciplined in. So this month I’ve already planned out all my blog posts thru the end of the year. I’m normally kind of a fly by the seat of my pants kind of blogger but I’m working on becoming a little more on purpose in this area.

I shared on my blog a few weeks ago about our upcoming girl’s trip to New York. We leave the first week of December so we still need to finalize all our plans and, most importantly, my outfits. Priorities, people. I’m still on the hunt for a few different things to complete my packing list. I’ve already bought one of these jackets and now I’m trying to figure out if I need the other one, too!  Thoughts?

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Since NYC is (hopefully!) going to be cold, it’s time to invest in some real outerwear. I’m mildly obsessed with these gloves!! The beanie and scarf are new favorites, too.

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Thanks for reading about my goals for this month! I’d LOVE to know some of your goals for the month if you want to share.

 

Transitioning to Fall

Hey Friends!

I don’t know about you, but I am SO ready for fall. As soon as we got back from the beach, I had to hold myself back from pulling out my pumpkin candles and jumping head first into my favorite season.

Unfortunately, we still have a considerable amount of time to suffer in the heat before we can really commit to the new season so I wanted to share a few ideas to keep in mind as you slooooooowly move into cooler temps.

When you’re shopping and you come across long sleeve tops, go for the light weight variety and try to find sleeves that will roll up. I love this top from The Loft and the sweet little button up wrist makes it easy to roll up if it gets too warm for the arms to be covered.

I’ve been seeing light weight cardigans EVERY WHERE recently and I love the look of a v neck tee, cut off shorts, a cardi, and booties. It’s casual yet put together.

I really like the look of the longer kimono style cardi with cut offs… How sweet is this one…

Speaking of booties…. We were, weren’t we? Buy all. of. them. You can wear them now with everything. Shorts. Pants, Dresses, Rompers. There’s no limit! These are part of the Nordstrom sale and I just think they’re the cutest!

If you’re not feeling like you are ready for long sleeves and sweaters (even lighter weight), then it’s ok to still buy sleeveless this late into the summer. Or even better… go for the three quarter length sleeve like this cutie I got from The Loft.

 If you want it to last you through the fall just find tops that don’t have flutter sleeves so they can be worn under a denim jacket or (you guessed it) a CARDIGAN! I prefer to layer with sleeveless tops in the Fall since long sleeves can get bunchy and the state of Georgia offers no guarantees on whether or not cooler temps are here to stay when they arrive. Can you say 80 degrees in October? Not ok, Georgia. Not. Ok.

Another thing to keep in mind is color choice. Steer clear of the fluorescent summer hues in favor of warmer color pallets like mustard yellow, cranberry, navy, and my personal favorite, olive green. All the heart eyes for anything olive!

Thanks for stopping by, friends! Do you have any other tips for how you transition your wardrobe from late Summer to Fall? Would love to hear!

Laura