Friday, October 31, 2014

Weekly Eats: Halloween Treats

Happy Halloween! I may not have done much decorating, but I did make a couple of Halloween-themed treats this week. 


1. Sugar cookies with vanilla buttercream frosting. I already had a pumpkin cookie cutter, and made a makeshift ghost by cutting the bottom off a bell and using chocolate chips for eyes. 

2. Cemetary Cookie Dessert from My Recipes. I did something that goes against everything I stand for (okay, that may be a bit dramatic) and used the "frozen whipped topping" this recipe called for. I hate that stuff. I always whip my own cream because it's so dang easy and tastes a million times better. But I'm tired, fighting a cold, and I just needed to be lazy here, okay? Not that I think you're lazy if you're a Cool Whip fan. It's just not my thing. I'm lazy in a lot of other ways, believe me. Anyway, this is a fun, easy, tasty Halloween treat! 

Did you make any Halloween-themed treats this week? 

P.S. I'll share our Halloween costumes next week. "Lazy" is a key component for that one too. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sportswear Workwear

I promise, this is the last of the baseball wear. I had a different outfit planned, but when we won Game 6 on Tuesday I couldn't help but wear this Royals tee yesterday to bring some luck to Game 7. It may not have worked (we lost), but I'm still very proud to be a Royals fan and proud of all we accomplished this season. What a year!

Like all my Royals gear, this denim pencil skirt has seen its fair share of wear (I'm a poet!) over the past couple of years. But I'm ready to let it go and find a replacement. It's getting pretty faded, and I'm not crazy about the fit or the weight of the fabric. I can't decide if I want to find a similar dark denim pencil skirt, or if I'd rather get a skirt that's equally versatile, but different in shape and style. Help a girl out--what would you do? What's your go-with-everything skirt? 



taupe cord blazer: Loft (similar) / Royals tee: 47 Brand (similar) / denim pencil skirt: Converse One Star for Target (similar) / booties: Target (similar)

Linking to What I Wore to Work @ Mix and Match Fashion and Thursday Favorites @ Sincerely Jenna Marie. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Jona at 14 Months

I continue to be amazed by how much Jona learns and changes, in just a month's time. Here's a little update on what Jona's been up to lately. 


Eating: Gone are the days of Jona eating anything and everything we put in front of him. His likes and dislikes seem to change by the hour. Most days he wants nothing to do with any meat, but then the other day he devoured Italian sausage like it was the best thing on the planet. There are a few tried-and-true foods that are still going strong; he'll almost always eat eggs, yogurt, pasta, and just about any fruit you put in front of him. Otherwise, it's pretty much a crap shoot. 


Teething: I took Jona to the doctor the other day because he was messing with his ear (again!) quite a bit. She told me his ears looked fine (what a relief) but that his gums looked a little swollen so teething may be the cause of his ear pain. Sure enough, a few days later, I saw a hint of a top tooth towards the back. I'm not sure if it's the tooth or the cold he picked up around the same time, but he's had a rough few days. He's pretty happy when he's playing, but going to sleep, especially at night, has been a struggle. His "signature comfort move", sucking on his finger, hasn't even brought him much comfort since he can't breathe very well out of his nose. Poor guy! 


Mobility: This has been a big month for getting around. Jona had pulled himself up to standing a few times before, but over the past month he started doing it everywhere. He even pulled himself up on his little push toy and started walking with it! He'll also do a little "cruising" along furniture, but he hasn't ventured out to take any steps on his own just yet. Last month it seemed like he was so far away from this point; it really seemed to happen overnight. Walking may be sooner than I thought! 


Fun facts

- Jona will mimic Aaron or I if we start laughing, or coughing. He'll also often answer "Yeah" when we ask a question. 
- He loves to sing "Ring Around the Rosie". He'll say "ash, ash" and he thinks it's hilarious when you fall (or pretend to fall) down at the end. 
- When I get him dressed in the morning, he loves to take his socks and lay them on top of his feet. It's funny though, because when I actually put them on his feet, he pulls them off almost immediately. 
- Climbing is his new favorite activity. He loves to climb onto his little ride-on toy, onto my lap, onto his little car set that isn't made for climbing on, on pillows, etc. He hasn't successfully scaled our ottoman yet, but I'm sure he's not too far from it. 
- He is horrified by stuffed animals. (Unless they sing or talk.) Seriously, horrified. The other day I got out this box full of stuffed animals. He pulled out the teddy bear and made a face like he just ate something terrible. Then I gave him another one, and he made the same face and pushed it away! What kid hates teddy bears? Apparently, mine. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fall 2014 Capsule Wardrobe Roundup: October

I'm linking up with In Residence and Just Jacq for this month's capsule wardrobe outfit showcase

Fall Capsule 2014 - Current Thoughts

It's been almost two full months since I downsized my closet and decided to try working with a capsule wardrobe for fall. My tune hasn't changed since last month; I still think this was a great decision for me. I understand that it may not work for some people, but it has helped me streamline the process of both getting dressed and assessing my wardrobe needs, both of which often used to overwhelm me. I'm terribly indecisive; while I like having choices, when I have too many I just shut down. 

I'm still trying to decide what I'm going to do about winter. I'm definitely going to continue this process, but I'm not sure if it works for me to start the "winter capsule" in December. After talking to Anne about it a little, I'm leaning towards using December as a "transition month", which would make my winter capsule last from January through March. Weather-wise, this would (unfortunately) make the most sense as well. I have some time to decide that though.  

Favorite Looks - October 2014

Leopard meets bumblebee. I wore this to work and added the leopard scarf to mix up the black and yellow. 


eShakti black dress / Target yellow cardigan / Madewell polka dot flats / Sammydress leopard scarf



Dots and brights. This was another work look for a day that called for mixing brights with some whimsical dots. 


 Gap blue pants / J.Crew Factory polka dot chambray / J.Crew Factory navy sweater / Nine West pink heels


Triple the prints. I decided to have a little fun with my neutral prints for this casual look. 


Gap navy cords / Ann Taylor Factory navy stripe shirt / Old Navy navy print scarf / Dr. Scholl's leopard flats


Cozy cool. A warm, printed cardigan added some fun to basic jeans, tee and flats. 


Gap skinny jeans / Loft navy print cardigan / Target gray tee / Gap Outlet red flats

What are your thoughts on capsule wardrobes? Is it something you're doing now or is it not your thing? I'd love to know what your "wardrobe philosophy" is! 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Black Booties 2 Ways

Sometimes the weekend seems like a race against time. It goes by so fast, and there are always so many things I need to do (clean, grocery shop, laundry...you know, the fun stuff) and even more things I want to do. This weekend was a nice balance of both, but it still went by too quickly.

Today I'm remixing my black suede ankle booties. I mentioned last week what a staple ankle booties have become for my fall and winter wardrobe; they really do seem to go with everything.

What did you do over the weekend? 


Last week, I wore them to work for a look that's all fall: plaid, corduroys, and my gray moto jacket. Once again my outfit inspiration was from Inspiration Monday at Two Birds




Gray moto jacket: Loft (similar) / plaid shirt: Gap (similar) / navy cords: Gap / black booties: Target (similar)

Over the weekend it was strangely warm, hot almost, so I paired these booties with my red mini skirt. I like the way these shoes still make an outfit feel like fall, even when the weather doesn't follow suit. No doubt next week it will be snowing or something.



Denim jacket: Gap (similar) / graphic tee: J.Crew Factory (cute bird print) / red skirt: J.Crew (similar) / black booties: Target (similar)

Linking up to Inspiration Monday and Mix it Mondays

Friday, October 24, 2014

Weekly Eats: Dine-in / Dine-out

Not a lot of cooking happened this week. Between Aaron having Parent Teacher Conferences and us going to the World Series, we were only able to squeeze in two home-cooked dinners this week. I love to cook, but it is nice to get a little break every now and again.


Can you tell which meals I tried to quickly photograph before a hungry little boy ran out of patience? Yikes. Food blogger I'm not. 

1. Grilled Chicken with Lemon Basil Pasta from The Pioneer Woman. This was another one that I made years ago and loved, but this time around it wasn't quite as successful. I'm almost positive that the amount of lemon juice I used is to blame. I must have gone a bit squeeze-happy, because holy lemon juice! it was strong. My second mistake: leaving out the fresh basil. There's just no substitute for that. 

2. Chili Garlic Beef Stir Fry from How Sweet it is. Oh hey, another stir fry! I never make those, right? This smoked up our house like crazy (I think it was the brown sugar) but boy was it good. The beef had so much flavor, and I didn't even marinate it for long. 

3. Over the weekend Aaron and I had a date night. We went to Coco Bolos, a restaurant that recently opened in the Kansas City area. We have been wanting to try it because the original Coco Bolos is a restaurant we went to when we lived in Manhattan, KS, where we went to college. The menu is similar to that one, but not the same. 

We both thought the food was good, but I think the original (at least what I remember) is better. I ordered 3 tacos: battered tilapia, braised pork and grilled steak. The pork and steak were okay, but the flavors were almost overwhelming. However, the tilapia taco was delicious--a perfect balance of crispy battered fish, crunchy slaw and spicy sauce. I'd order 3 of those next time. Honorable mention: their drunken pinto beans. They're cooked in a little tequila, which made them different than my usual Mexican restaurant order of whole beans. The tequila flavor was subtle, but it was enough to make them interesting. 

If you're in the area and interested in checking it out, the fish tacos and drunken beans are worth a try! I'd skip the queso (nothing special) and the sangria (way too sweet) though. 

Have you tried any fun new restaurants or recipes this week? 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Filling Holes: A Winter Wishlist

I'm not even two full months into this capsule wardrobe and I admit I'm already thinking about the next one. I've learned a lot by having a smaller wardrobe this season, and I'm still pretty happy with my choices. However, I can't help thinking about holes I'd like to fill when I begin to transition to a winter capsule in December. Here are a few things on my wishlist right now.




Clockwise from top left: 

1. Brown leather booties. My taupe suede booties from Target are nearing the end of their little, much-worn lives, I fear. Now that I know just how much I rely on ankle boots in the fall and winter, I think an upgrade is in store. 

2. Black skinny pants. I considered buying a pair of black skinny pants for my fall capsule, but I didn't find a pair I liked. I'm still thinking about them though, which means I ought to at least try again to find the right pair for the next go-round. 

3. Print sweater. I have two neutral sweaters in my collection right now, but I need at least one more pullover sweater for the cold weather. I like the idea of a sweater in a neutral color but with an interesting print. 

4. Bold colored coat. Although I'm (still) drawn to a lot of neutrals lately, I'd love to have a bold, bright coat to keep me warm this winter. I've had the same tired gray pea-coat for several years, and it's starting to fall apart, literally. With the winters we've been having lately, this won't be an item I skip out on this year. 

5. Striped long sleeve dress. You know me and striped dresses. The one I've been wearing for what feels like forever is still in surprisingly great shape, but it's not always my favorite for layering in the cooler months. Its waist is a little higher than my natural waist, which makes adding a sweater and a belt a bit of a challenge. For winter, I'd ideally like a striped dress with sleeves and a waistline that isn't too defined. I can do the defining myself with the help of a belt. 

What's on your wishlist right now?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Circle Linkup: Book Report

Although I have less time to read than I used to, sitting down with a good book is still one of my favorite activities. Today I'm linking up to The Circle at In Its Time, where Anne of In Residence (who always has great book reviews) is co-hosting.


1. What's your favorite book of the year? I've done a terrible job lately at keeping track of what I read, so unless I document it somehow, I tend to forget most books quickly. However, one fairly recent read stands out in my mind, and that's The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I've read several good books this year, but this one made the biggest impact.

2. What are you reading right now? I'm a little over halfway through The End of Manners by Francesca Marciano. It's about Maria, a reserved young photographer who reluctantly accepts an assignment in Afghanistan. She joins Imo, a boisterous, confident journalist who is writing a story about women who attempt suicide to escape a forced marriage. I'm enjoying it so far. I like that the story didn't begin in Afghanistan, instead, Maria starts the story as a food photographer. I think the contrast of these two vastly different lives makes the story even better. 

3. What book did you just finish? Before The End of Manners I read To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han. If you're looking for a fun read, I'd recommend this YA novel. Lara Jean writes a letter to every boy she's fallen for. The letters are meant to be secret, it's her way of moving on, but mysteriously all her letters get mailed. The premise sounds a little silly, but it was well-written and worth the read. 



 4. What are you reading next? I don't have one lined up just yet, but I do have a hold at my library on The Rosie Project, which I've heard a lot about this year. It may be a while before I read it though, as I'm number 102 in the queue. 

5. What was your favorite book as a kid? Oh my goodness, what wasn't my favorite book as a kid? I loved Dr. Seuss. Fox in Socks was a favorite. And The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. Oh and McElligot's Pool. I also loved Lyle the Crocodile (and just found that one at Goodwill for Jona!) and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. As I got older and started to read chapter books, I had quite a few favorites. Harriet the Spy, The Indian in the Cupboard, The Babysitters Club series. I loved Shel Silverstein's A Light in the Attic and Where the Sidewalk Ends too. I also went through a stage where I was fascinated with Native Americans and wanted to read as much as I could about them. Oh, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder series! I could probably go on all day about all the books I read and loved as a child, but I'll stop here. 

6. What book would you take on a deserted island? I know I'm being completely unoriginal here, but it's a toss-up between The Bible and some sort of survival handbook. Knowing my outdoor skills, I can almost hear God telling me not to kid myself and definitely take the handbook unless I want a live, in-person Bible reading.

What are you reading right now?  

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Lovely Light Layers

I'm having a hard time concentrating on anything today, because all I can think about is where I'll be at approximately 7:07pm tonight. Along with my dad, Aaron and I will be at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City cheering on the Royals for Game 1 of the World Series!! I'd say look for me on TV, but I'll be way up in the stands, almost as far up as you can go. Despite the ridiculous prices (even for our far-away seats) Aaron and I decided that we had to go. Christmas in October anyone? 

On a non-baseball note, dressing in layers is one of the best things about fall. Today I have one of my favorite layers, this cargo vest. It's perfect for the kind of weather we've been having, adding just the right amount of warmth in the cool morning, but not adding too much bulk for the warm afternoon. I know soon enough it will be time to break out the heavy jackets and gloves, but for now I'm embracing the lighter side of layers. 

To me, fall and spring are the most fun, wardrobe-wise. What's your favorite season for getting dressed?





Polka dot chambray: J.Crew Factory (similar) / cargo vest: Old Navy (similar) / navy cords: Gap / leopard flats: Dr. Scholl's via DSW

Linking up my "Lovely Layers" with The Creative Closet

Monday, October 20, 2014

Navy Print Sweater 2 Ways

So far this fall, I've been gravitating towards comfort more than anything else. I'm starting to think I should have added more pants and fewer pencil skirts to my fall capsule, but who knows what the next month or so will bring. This navy print cardigan adds some comfort and coziness to any look. I wore it on Friday with a simple gray tee and skinny jeans, and also last winter with a striped blouse and red pants.

What style have you been drawn to lately? 


The Inspiration Monday picture at Two Birds inspired my look; since most of the elements are neutrals, I added red flats for some color. Something about this sweater makes me want to pair it with red I guess. 




Sweater: Loft (similar style) / gray t-shirt: Target (similar) / skinny jeans: Gap / necklace: Etsy / red flats: Gap Outlet (similar)

Linking up to Inspiration Monday and Mix it Mondays

Friday, October 17, 2014

Weekly Eats: Reliable Recipes and Curve-balls

Each week when I'm planning my menu, I try to find recipes I know we will like (or recipes that we already know we like) and then throw in at least one curve-ball recipe. This week my curve-ball was butternut squash soup, but even if that one wasn't a hit (which it was, at least for Aaron) I knew my boys would be happy with things like roasted chicken with mashed potatoes and buffalo chicken pizza. 


Clockwise from top right: 

1. Parmesan Garlic Chicken from Iowa Girl Eats with mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus. Aaron actually made the chicken, and it turned out perfectly! It's coated in an olive oil-garlic-parmesan paste and roasted in the oven. I used bone-in chicken breasts, and cooked them for a little longer than the recipe (which uses boneless chicken) suggests.  No gamble here, I knew it would be a winner.

2. Smoked Gruyere Butternut Soup with Spicy Chickpeas from How Sweet it is. I've been wanting to try this recipe since I came across it a few weeks ago. I'm always looking for new ways to prepare vegetables, since they're not always a household favorite. Putting butternut squash into a soup and adding cheese (I used aged cheddar instead) and crispy chickpeas, well, how can you go wrong with that? 

3. Buffalo Chicken Flat-bread Pizza from Tasty Kitchen. For this recipe, I shredded leftover roasted chicken from earlier in the week. This was so easy to throw together--just melt butter and hot sauce for the "pizza sauce" and top with chicken and monterey jack cheese. Chicken wings meet pizza...yum.

Not pictured, but worth mentioning: Tex Mex Meatballs in a Chipotle-Tomato Sauce from Homesick Texan. What is it with me and not remembering to photograph meatballs? Maybe I just love them so much I can't wait to dive in. Anyway, these were delicious, and they even have some sneaky zucchini in there! Jona didn't even try to feed this one to Ellie, which is saying something nowadays. (We've entered the picky/stubborn/I'd-rather-play-with-my-food-than-eat-it stage, I'm afraid.)

What's for dinner for you tonight? 


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Easy Pumpkin Project

Like I mentioned yesterday, I'm always late (or a no-show) to the Halloween decorating game. This year I decided to get crafty so I could at least have a Halloween-ready table. When I saw this cute Boo Pumpkins project at Six Sisters' Stuff and then saw how easy it was to make, I was sold. 

Since we were at the pumpkin patch this weekend anyway, I grabbed a few small ones for this project. Unfortunately, all the small pumpkins were still green, so they look a bit like watermelons with weird stems. These Pumpkin-melons got a Halloween makeover with B-O-O spelled out using gold brad fasteners and orange plaid ribbon bows. I have to say, even with non-pumkiny-pumpkins, I love how this DIY turned out! If you need a fast, easy Halloween project, this is a good one. 



I'm linking up to In Residence for the Pin to Present linkup. Be sure to check out what other bloggers are pinning and doing!

And on a completely unrelated note...HOLY MOLY WE'RE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!!! This is unreal, people. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Midweek Pick-Me-Ups: October

We're already halfway through October; this month has gone fast! Here are a few things (other than the Royals winning the first 3 games of the ALCS of course! #beroyal ) making me smile right now.


1. Pumpkin Time. Over the weekend we visited Louisburg Cider Mill and Pumpkin Patch. It was Jona's first time there, and clearly, he loved it. No, this picture is deceiving because he actually did have fun, he just doesn't appreciate it when I set him down for a picture and walk away. We drank apple cider, ate freshly-made donuts, and picked out our perfect pumpkins from the patch. If you're in the Kansas City area, it's definitely worth a visit! 


2. S'mores Bars. What do you get when you combine chocolate chip cookie dough, an ENTIRE jar of marshmallow fluff, and 3 Hershey bars? Some seriously delicious s'mores bars, that's what! They may not look the prettiest, but who needs pretty when you're ooey, gooey, and chocolaty? They're quick and easy to make too--even with homemade chocolate chip cookie dough (which you could totally cheat on) I got these babies in the oven in one nap time, with time to spare! 


3. Fall boots. When I put it together in September, I hesitated to add my brown riding boots to my fall capsule. It was so warm then that I wasn't prepared for boots season yet. Well let me tell you, I'm prepared now. They're in. For some inspiration, I took a walk down (blogging) memory lane to see how I styled them in the past. These boots sure have gotten a lot of wear over the past few years!


4. Halloween Decor. I always have good intentions when it comes to decorating for Halloween, but the reality is I never get around to it. I'm too cheap to buy lots of decorations, but I don't have time to make them. Sob story, I know. Not this year though! Tomorrow I'll share what I made with you, but here's a sneak peek. 


5. Pattern Play.  Stripes plus one pattern is good, but stripes plus two patterns!? I think I blew my own mind here. I know I was down on neutrals yesterday, but today we're back to being BFFs. Neutrals are what make this print mix look cohesive rather than crazy. And check out my mini-print-mixer in his stripes and camo. Stud-muffin in the making, am I right? 

What's making you smile this week?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Color Strikes Back

I have a lot of neutrals in my fall capsule wardrobe, which overall I'm pretty happy with. They're very mix- and match-able, and easy to brighten up with a bold accessory or two. But sometimes, I need an outfit that's dominated by color. Color can be such a mood-booster, don't you think? 

I actually got the idea for this look from another blogger, Jacquelyn of Just Jacq. We were commenting back and forth about our fall capsules, and she suggested I try this look but with my sleeveless striped blouse. Since it's been cool out, I switched it out for one with sleeves, but I love how it turned out! I get more inspiration from other bloggers than I do anywhere else, I swear. 

What are your favorite mood-boosting colors? 




Striped shirt: Ann Taylor Factory (similar) / turquoise pencil skirt: The Limited (similar) / necklace: jewelry shop in Paris (love this bold one!) / pink pumps: Nine West

Monday, October 13, 2014

Gray Moto Jacket Then and Now

The older I get, the more I love fall. I've always liked fall, but it never meant anything special to me other than going back to school (which technically happened in the summer) and sweater weather. However, more and more I find fall to be such a comforting season. I love being cozy indoors when it's cool out, and spending time cooking and baking in a warm kitchen. This weekend definitely felt very "fall", with a trip to a pumpkin patch as well as a dinner of butternut squash soup.

Today I'm remixing one of my favorite fall wardrobe items: this gray moto jacket. I wore it last year at the end of winter (wasn't Jona so little?) layered with a scarf.


It was chilly over the weekend, but on a warmer day last week I was able to wear a dress with bare legs and not freeze. I styled this look for Inspiration Monday at Two Birds, but my look is pretty different from the inspiration. Printed pants are on my list of things I'd like to possibly try for next season, but for now I know I'll get plenty of mileage out of this printed shirt-dress.





Moto jacket: Loft (similar) / printed shirt-dress: Ann Taylor Factory (pretty feather print) / snakeskin flats: Sam & Libby for Target (similar)

Linking up to Inspiration Monday and Mix it Mondays

Friday, October 10, 2014

Weekly Eats: Fall Tastes

Fall is definitely upon us, so I planned this week's meals accordingly. Soup was perfect for the cooler weather, as was yummy roasted pork tenderloin and butternut squash. 


Clockwise from top right: 

1. Salsa Verde Chicken Soup from Bev Cooks. We've had a few days of cool temperatures, so soup was a perfect menu choice. It was a great decision, because this soup is outstanding and full of flavor! It was easy to throw together too, you could even use already cooked, shredded chicken if you have some on hand. 

2. Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin from Mel's Kitchen Cafe, with Roasted Butternut Squash with Rosemary and Balsamic Vinegar from Kalyn's Kitchen. This pork tenderloin is rubbed with spices then roasted in the oven, and afterwards it's topped with a sweet and spicy sauce. The butternut squash is also roasted in the oven (we should have tossed them around halfway through to prevent over-browning on the bottom) and seasoned with rosemary and balsamic vinegar. This was a warm, comforting fall meal. 

3. Baked Ziti from All Recipes. Have you ever heard of "Engagement Chicken"? (You know the roasted chicken recipe that's supposed to make your man want to marry you?) Anyway, I think for me it was "Engagement Baked Ziti". They say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, and I'm certainly not one to argue with that. Anyway, this casserole layered with pasta, meat sauce, sour cream, and cheese was a hit way back when (Aaron and I started dating in October of 2003!!) and it's still a hit now. 

4. Honey Pork Tacos from Six Sisters' Stuff. What I made was a spin-off of the original recipe. I already had some cooked, shredded pork leftover from a recent crock-pot meal, so I added the recipe's ingredients (a honey-lime mixture) to the cooked pork and pan-fried it a little, carnitas style. Yum! I made some rice as a side and mixed in some of the salsa verde I had leftover from the soup recipe. 

What's for dinner tonight? 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Yellow, Spots and Dots

I love fall, but the earlier sunset is killing my outfit photo-taking lately. I used to be able to get them in after Jona went to sleep, but now not only is he going to bed a little later, but it's also dark a lot earlier. I know, these are real problems I'm having...

Anyway, I did have some luck with them over the weekend; this is what I wore to the blogger meetup I talked about yesterday. This was another easy swap-out outfit. Earlier in the week I wore the yellow cardigan, leopard scarf, and polka dot shoes with my black dress, and I liked the combination so much I traded the dress for jeans and a t-shirt. Easy peasy. 

Do you like the earlier sunset or are you missing the longer days of summer? 





yellow cardigan: Target / gray tee: Target (similar) / boyfriend jeans: Loft (similar) / leopard scarf: c/o Sammydress (similar) / belt: Loft / polka dot flats: Madewell (love these)

Linking to What I Wore to Work at Mix and Match fashion and Thursday Favorites at Sincerely Jenna Marie.