golden haze days (+giveaway entry 4 days left!)

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The days are really flying by lately…I can’t believe we are a month away from Christmas already! Still, Autumn is in the air and the leaves are crisp below my (high heeled) feet. I’m holding on to the golden haze days- and trekking out in the woods in my heels and jumpsuit to enjoy them.

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Jumpsuit: Ann Taylor Loft ($5 marked down from approx $98)

Necklace: thrift ($5, retails for $40)

Shoes: Banana Republic ($75 marked down from $130)

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) Personally, I find that if you’re going to wear a jumpsuit, you want to consider pairing it with a shoe with a heel or a wedge. I know that I would legit look like I was wearing some sort of costume if I did not have my jumpsuit styled with my pumps and accessories- so I’m guessing the same goes for most people. However, I am always open to hearing more about how to style jumpsuits! My Pinterest board “Oh la la” has a lot of jumpsuit inspiration, you can find it here.

2) Oh, Ann Taylor Loft, you are tricky! Sometimes there is a very clear “FINAL SALE” rack- for items that are under $10. However, sometimes I find that the final sale items are mixed in with the other sale items. The trick is to ask a sales rep when you arrive in the store if there are “final sale” items in the sale section or elsewhere. Obviously if the final sale rack is around the store, it’s much easier to go through one rack than to dig through all of the sale racks to find the final sale items, but at least you will know where to look!

There’s still 4 days to enter the Alex and Ani giveaway!  To enter, click on the Rafflecopter link below!

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Anyone else have jumpsuit styling tips? Still loving fall weather and looks? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so very much!

printed pajamas and puddles

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I don’t know how many of you readers have seen About a Boy with Hugh Grant, but I happen to love that movie. There’s a great scene where the boy finds himself singing out loud at school, “hanging around, nothing to do but frown, rainy days and Mondays always get me down.” Now, that song isn’t exactly cheerful (understatement), but that scene is hysterical. Don’t we all want to sing out loud in public sometimes? No? Just me?

Anyway, I swear I’m going somewhere with this.

Rainy days really don’t get me down. I happen to love them. But ever since that movie, I always think of that scene on rainy days. They make me want to cozy up and watch that movie all over again. Too bad that rainy days don’t just happen on the weekends. Thus, I am constantly challenging myself to wear something cozy to work, but still chic so that rainy days never get me down.  I bring a little of home with me when I’m layered up and wearing my pajama trend pants. There’s nothing getting me down about wearing pajamas at work, especially on a rainy day.

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Denim shirt: Forever 21 ($20)

Cardigan: Banana Republic ($18 marked down from $70)

Pants: Ann Taylor Loft ($5 marked down from approx $50)

Belt: Urban Outfitters ($5 marked down from approx $25)

Daytime kitten heels: Aubrey Brooke from DSW ($12 marked down from $99)

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) This is an outfit that I definitely questioned when I was getting dressed because I kept thinking of the pants as “pajamas.” I had to remind myself to treat them like a printed pant, because that’s exactly what they are despite their more pajama-like feel.  A few people even asked me what material they were and if they were silk. It can be hard not to overthink things when getting dressed, especially when wearing something a bit out of our comfort zone. When trying out new trends, try to keep the rest of your outfit (and thought process) simple. The result will be a good mix between “trendy” and classic. 

2) In terms of styling, I also tend to get stuck on wearing black shoes with a blue outfit. I have no idea why but I seem to have made a mental note at some point that you can’t wear black with blue! Where do we get these rules?! For this outfit, I wore three shades of blue (denim shirt, cardigan, pants) but anchored the look with the black belt and black shoes. I often blog about forgetting rules and wearing what you love. Pajamas at work? Black and blue? Black and brown? Silver and gold? Why not try to break a few of your own “rules?” 

Side note about the pants. Seriously, Ann Taylor Loft final sale. $5. I cannot blog about that sale rack enough. I find serious gems there. 

Anyone else have a rainy day outfit? Are you also loving pajama pants at work?

Thanks for stopping by, lovely readers! Happy Sunday!