happy halloween!

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“tonight the Great Pumpkin will rise out of the pumpkin patch.” -Linus

Coat: Banana Republic via thrift ($1)

Sweater: Gap ($10 marked down from approx $70)

Button down: Gap ($9 marked down from approx $60)

Jeans: Articles of Society via Nordstrom Rack ($36 marked down from approx $68)

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I also had some questions about my felted animals that I’ve been working on as some #selfcare #crafternoon activity. A photo of my creations is above!

And, lastly, for this month’s #monthlymani: it’s a Pumpkin Spice theme! I chose Leggy Legend by Essie as the perfect pumpkin spice color with a little maroon on top to add some depth. Be sure to head over to Kristi to check out her fall themed #monthlymani!

 

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free fallin’

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Phew! It’s been a bit since my last post, but I needed a break to regroup and focus on one task over another! Most recent evidence of this is when I was trying to do a million things at once, and literally fell while crossing the street. …oh. my. Not only did I lose a little dignity, but I also managed to bruise and scrape a knee, wrist, and shoulder! As my dear friend pointed out (while helping to lift me up), ‘the universe is saying to SLOW DOWN!’ True. Story.  So, I’m slowing down a bit.

In the meantime, I’m also experimenting with new photo formats! Feel free to offer any feedback below!

Dress: Victoria Beckham for Target ($10 marked down from $36)

Blazer: thrift ($5)

Shoes: Lula Townsend at DSW ($12 marked down from $79)

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I’m also wanting to try out the Zaful website, so I would love to hear if you’ve ordered from Zaful in the past!  I’ve had my eye on the trendier picks for the season, like the backless lace dresses  and the halter dresses . There’s also some off the shoulder picks, and some fab embroidered picks! Let me know your Zaful thoughts!

little dress on the prairie

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I think it is safe to say that I have been on a serious dress kick this summer.

Exhibit A:

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Exhibit B:

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This plaid dress is no exception to my summer favorites!  When I found this rainbow dress at Urban Outfitters, it immediately caused me to think of Little House on the Prairie.  I don’t know if it’s the plaid, the length of the dress, or the cut, but it seems like a prairie dress to me! Living in the Great Plains, I think it is the perfect homage to Midwest history!

The dress has great back details with a cut-out and cross straps.

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To keep the dress work appropriate, I added a denim blazer, a red beaded necklace and gold wedges.

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Dress: Lux at Urban Outfitters (approx $20 marked down from approx $100)

Blazer: Urban Outfitters (approx $10 marked down from approx $60)

Necklace: Nordstrom Rack (approx $5 marked down from approx $20)

Shoes: Bitten by Sarah Jessica Parker for Steve and Barry’s ($9, remember when that store was still open? Too bad because the Bitten line by SJP was awesome!)

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) While the Bitten line by Sarah Jessica Parker no longer exists due to the closing of Steve and Barry’s, the tagline still remains in my heart! She spoke widely about the clothing line, touting the tagline that “fashion is not a luxury.”  I have always agreed with this sentiment and hope that my blog speaks to the fact that fashion can be affordable and accessible.  Lower price point clothing can translate to high quality. Many designers now have lines at chain stores, making high quality and fashion-forward clothing accessible and affordable.

Side note: The New York Times wrote an interesting piece about SJP wearing a Bitten dress that she designed to an awards show.  It was perhaps the cheapest dress ever worn to an awards show at a price of $8.98. You go, girl.

2) Some of the affordable designer lines available right now are: 

Nanette Lepore at JC Penney: http://www.jcpenney.com/ (many pieces currently on sale)

Vera Wang at Kohl’s: http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/ourbrands/simplyveraverawang.jsp

Rachel Roy at Macy’s: http://www.macys.com/  (many pieces currently on sale, and coupons available on home page for additional markdowns)

Upcoming lines:

Phillip Lim for Target: http://abullseyeview.com/  search for Philliip Lim

Isabel Marant for H&M: http://www.forbes.com/ search for Isabel Marant