So Long, Summer

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Joe Fresh Tee | I Heart Ronson Skirt (similar here) | Kenneth Cole Reaction Loafers | Banana Republic Belt | Coach Purse | Oscar by Oscar de la Renta Sunglasses | Fossil Watch | Hotmixcold Necklace | Too Faced Lipstick in Honey Bear

The days of wearing a tee and mini skirt (without tights) are coming to a close. It was a gorgeous weekend, so I took advantage of the last of the warm weather while I ran some errands. This skirt transitions so well into fall, and I’m already planning a couple outfits to wear during the upcoming months!


Green Smoothie

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After my workout the other day, I purchased THE BEST smoothie I’ve ever had in my entire life. It was absolutely delicious, and I’ve been craving it ever since! It was the perfect blend of greens and protein, and it was SO healthy! Although I don’t think I could ever replicate that smoothie, I decided to make a green smoothie of my own.

99% of the time I’m a very healthy eater, so I was really excited to come home today and make this! I didn’t use a recipe and just tossed what I had in the kitchen into the blender. I used 2 apples (freshly picked from my apple trees!), 1 frozen banana, 4 strawberries, 5 kale leaves, a handful of spinach, 1/2 cup of pineapple, 1/4 cup of mandarin oranges, 1 tablespoon of local, organic honey and a splash of water. I don’t have rice protein (which was in my smoothie the other day), so that is the only thing missing. I wish I had it on hand, but even without it, my smoothie turned out to be so refreshing and healthy!

Gift Guide

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Now that we’re 6 days into October, it’s not too early to put some thought into holiday shopping! With 15 items under $15, you can buy a bunch of gifts without over spending!

1. Philosophy Lip Gloss
2. Notebook Set
3. Gold Canister
4. Snack Bowl
5. Squirrel Salt & Pepper Shakers
6. Chandelier Earrings
7. Statement Necklace
8. Statement Necklace
9. Love Candle
10. Faux Leather Pouch
11. Sephora Lip Gloss
12. Sephora Eye Shadow
13. Infinity Scarf
14. Good Morning Handsome Mug
15. Good Morning Beautiful Mug

Little Black Dress

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Solemio Dress | Cosmopolitan Heels (similar here & here) | Call It Spring Clutch (similar here)

Repeat after me: do not take pictures at sunset! I had about 50 photos taken, and only 4 (above) kind of worked. My camera was really confused by the lighting and didn’t know what to do, and most of my pictures turned out to be very blurry. I am still exploring my camera and don’t quite know how to use it, so I’m sure that had something to do with it too.

I bought this dress last year when I was in college and I never really had a reason to wear it. I’m so glad I was finally able to dig it out of my closet and put it to good use last night. It’s so comfortable and fun to wear – it’s made out of that stretchy scuba material, so it’s not clingy or stiff whatsoever! I love the laser cut outs and the faux leather details on the shoulders. The low back is also really great (it’s a lot lower than it looks – I had to wear a bandeau to cover up my bra, so it looks a lot higher than it really is!)