A Week In Colombia: What I Wore

A Week In Colombia: What I Wore

We just returned home from a week in Medellin, Colombia, its such a beautiful, unique city with beautiful shades of green and delicious coffee. Medellin weather is amazing, its known for its spring-like temperatures year round and with the exception of one cool morning, the entire trip was 75 degrees of perfection.

I learned so much from my trip to Medellin so I am working on a fun travel guide for Americans traveling to the city. A year ago, I never would have thought that I would travel to Colombia because I thought it was a violent, scary place. I was so wrong! It’s such a beautiful country with nice, welcoming individuals who are very proud of their country.

In true Heather fashion, I wanted to pack light. I only took a carry on for my 6-day trip so I had to pack items that were versatile and I could re-wear. Luckily my wardrobe is FULL of black, black pieces are so versatile and mix well with almost every other color.

I really don’t need new summer or spring clothes like, at all! but the day before the trip I made a stop in Target and bought several new things that I excitedly packed for Colombia. All over Instagram, I see women talking about their affinity for Target clothing. (Also, if you aren’t following me on Instagram, why don’t you head that way and follow me?)  To be honest, I am traditionally not the biggest fan of  Target clothes but they have new lines of clothing that are super cute and actually really nice quality.

Every piece I took on the trip was under $50 because you know this girl loves a deal!

Now let’s talk about some clothes!

Outfit 1: A Day In The Park

Medellin is covered in these big, gorgeous, luscious parks, such beautiful outdoor space.

Outfit 2: Exploring The Hotel Grounds

We stayed one night in a sprawling hotel in Rionegro, right near the airport. The grounds were beautiful and covered with Peacocks.

Outfit 4: Another Day, A Different Park

I love a graphic tee, I think they are so cute and look great with jeans or skirts. My favorite graphic tee is this old one from Abercrombie years ago. Unfortunately, its no longer available so I put a list together of my favorite graphic tees under $25.

Outfit 5: A Night Out On The Town

I was going through my pictures today and realized that I was so concerned with getting outfit pictures that I only got one picture with my husband in it, oops! I had such a great time in Medellin, I can’t wait to perfect my Spanish so I won’t be so embarrassing next time I visit South America.

Happy Weekend!

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Fall Fashion Favorites: Denim on Denim on Denim.

Fall Fashion Favorites: Denim on Denim on Denim.

This past week I have been on the move!! If you follow me on Instagram stories then you got a little glimpse into what I was calling The Tour De California! We drove all over the state but we spent most of our time on the central coast where we hiked, admired wildlife, drank wine, sat on the beach, and enjoyed each others company. Besides all the great activities, being in Northern California was so fun because I got to pull out all of my favorite sweaters and booties for the 60 degree days. Have you ever visited Big Sur or the Central Coast of California? It’s the most beautiful and dramatic coastline I have ever seen, absolutely gorgeous, add it to your must-visit list!!

I had the best time exploring California with my friends from Birmingham, AL but am so ready to spend some time cuddled up on the couch with my cats and catch up on The Real Housewives. The older I get the more it feels like I always need a vacation from my vacation, whos with me?

While unpacking this weekend I noticed I packed an abnormal amount of denim for my trip to Big Sur. I had my favorite jeans, my denim jacket that I never leave home without, multiple chambray tops and of course my Levi’s jean skirt. Anyone else obsess over denim in the fall like I do?

To share my love of denim, I put together my all-time favorite, affordable denim pieces. All denim picks listed in this post are under $50 because well that’s just how I shop. #frugal

I have always been a huge fan of the Canadian Tuxedo so I probably pair denim with denim far more often than the average girl. I blame Justin & Britney, when they wore those all denim looks to the VMA’s in 2001 I was in the 7th grade and in love with those tacky, matching outfits.

I mean I understand why Britney and Justin chose those outfits. Denim is such a great versatile material, it can be dressed up for a date night or dressed down for a casual, comfortable look. Denim has been in style for over 100 years and it’s not going anywhere, anytime soon. The cut of our jeans may change but clothing made of denim will be around for eternity.

The key to really pulling off a denim on denim look is to pick the denim colors in different shades. Maybe a dark jacket on top and a light rinse jean on the bottom or like I did for this outfit where I paired a dark skirt with a light chambray shirt on top. When I am pairing denim on denim I also like to choose slightly different textures of denim, not a must, just something I like to do. For instance; this outfit, I am wearing a super lightweight chambray shirt with a heavy, non-stretch jean skirt; its the perfect combination of varying materials.

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Denim outfit with leopard mules
If you weren’t already, I hope this blog post got you on the denim obsessed bandwagon.
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Favorite Fall Outfits: Casual & Affordable Style

Favorite Fall Outfits: Casual & Affordable Style

This blog post has LONG been in the works, I have been browsing and shopping and returning clothes for weeks now in order to complete five perfect fall outfits. I am so excited to share my favorite fall looks that are real outfits all ladies can wear. I wanted the outfits to reflect my very casual, California style while also being at a price point that everyone could afford. These casual fall styles will be the perfect attire to drink beer in at an Oktoberfest or hit the pumpkin patch with your kids. Whatever activities your fall consist of these outfits will keep you stylish and comfortable all Fall long.

It’s also very important to mention that not one item listed below is over $75. I follow a lot of style bloggers and the outfits on their posts are full of pieces I would never splurge on, $250 for a pair of jeans, NOPE!

If you have been falling along on my Instagram, I have spent this past week vacationing on the central coast of California. The central coast of California is a must-visit destination for all ages and vacation interests. We stayed in the sleepy little town of Pacific Grove, which is just south of Monterey, CA. This coastal town had the perfect cool temperatures to bust out all of my favorite fall clothes that I was dying to wear.

Once you begin to scroll through this pictures you will notice a few trends.

1. I love a bodysuit! I think it looks so flattering and is a perfect layering item under a light jacket or sweater.

2. Leopard is my absolute favorite print of the fall season. Its funny, I am actually not much of a print girl, my closet is full of neutral items but leopard has really caught my attention this season and I hope it stays for a while.

3. I am obsessed with high rise jeans, specifically this pair! I have a super long torso so I feel like high waisted jeans help ensure that I always feel appropriate.

Five Favorite Fall Outfits

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Fall Outfit Ideas
But come on, can you get over how cute this leopard belt is? OBSESSED!

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Casual Fall Outfits

A wrap is such a nice fall accessory, so perfect to just throw on real quick.

Will an oversized sweater ever go out of style?! I sure hope not.

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If there is one thing I believe every twenty-something needs in her closet, it’s a leather jacket! This faux leather jacket is great for all seasons and is such a nice, quality item for a great price.

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This Free People bralette has been spotted all over my Instagram, if you don’t own it yet, run and buy it now! I love love love it!
What are some awesome fall fashion pieces that you have added to your wardrobe this year? Next piece I am buying is for sure a long cardigan, I need one in my life! Any good recommendations?
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The Best Of Labor Day Sales: Casual Fall Outfit.

The Best Of Labor Day Sales: Casual Fall Outfit.

Today is a big day in our house for two very different reasons. Its the day my husband looks forward to all year long, the start of college football season but it also happens to be our first wedding anniversary! Besides the aforementioned reasons, my favorite part of the long, holiday weekend is all the sales!

I never post on Saturdays but I couldn’t wait to share these deeply discounted items. My entire outfit is on major sale for the long weekend and everything is under $50!

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Leopard Print Mules

September marks the start of jean season and close-toed shoes so what better way to bring in the new month then stocking up on some new jeans and fun mules.

I made my husband take tons of pictures of me throughout the neighborhood because  I really wanted to show off my new leopard mules that I am obsessed with!! They are Steve Madden and look so good with casual jeans or a dress.

My high rise jeans are 50% off and are the perfect, ankle, transition jean. So comfortable, so cute. I am usually a 6 Petite in jeans but size down with this retailer.

This black halter top is meant for summer but would look great underneath a leather jacket, once the temps start to drop.

Leopard Mules • High Rise JeansBlack Halter Top 

 

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Abercrombie High Rise Jeans
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Express Black Halter Top

Besides purchasing tons of cute jeans and shoes, I am also looking for a large area rug to purchase this weekend so if anyone has any suggestions, I am all ears!

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Casual Amazon Little Black Dress

Casual Amazon Little Black Dress

I have been getting tons of questions on Instagram about my new Amazon dress so it was time I added it to the blog. It’s my new favorite Amazon fashion find.

This casual Amazon dress is EVERYTHING. It’s flattering, so comfortable and the best part is, it’s only $14.99!! What!?! The sides are ruched giving this causal dress great shape! Because of the ruched sides and stretch, it would be a great dress for expecting moms!  You can also find this dress in long sleeve and tank top versions. Its the perfect dress to run errands in or to dress up for a night out. I can’t wait to wear this dress in fall with a jacket and my favorite Nike’s!

I want to hear everyone’s favorite Amazon finds because I have been on an Amazon buying streak lately and I don’t want it to end!

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Shoes • Black Dress  • State Necklace  • Cateye Sunglasses

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Amazon Black Dress
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Little Black Dress
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Casual Black Dress

How pretty is Palm Springs? We are so lucky to live here! It is the perfect backdrop for all my pictures.

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