As we count down the days until fall officially begins, I can’t help but get excited for the cozier fashion options that await us! Layering is one of my favorite ways to be comfortable during the autumn months. It’s this time of year that I crave all of the soft and cozy clothing. To me, layering is a chic way to style super casual pieces in your wardrobe, and when it comes to figuring out how to wear a hoodie, it’s my go-to suggestion.
Disclosure: Thanks to adidas for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.
Who says you can’t be comfortable and stylish in your favorite hoodie this fall? Incorporating this piece into your daily wardrobe is possible by styling it with other athleisure pieces, or flip the script and dress it up! While I wouldn’t recommend these outfits as business formal attire, they are perfect for weekend errands and get-togethers.
Today, I thought I’d share two great ways to wear my brand new adidas Cropped Hoodie for fall! Option one keeps things sporty, while the second look dresses up the cropped hoodie trend!
It feels a little strange talking about fall trends in fashion already. However, in typical Seattle form, the weather took a quick turn from hot and humid to rainy and stormy over the weekend. On Saturday night, we had a wild thunderstorm complete with a torrential downpour and lightning that lit up the sky like nothing we’ve ever seen before. Guess it’s not too early for fall fashion after all!
Disclosure: Thanks to PrettyLittleThing for providing free clothing to style in these outfits. All opinions are my own!
With the official start of fall coming in just a few weeks, I can’t help but be in the fall fashion mood. Some of my favorite fall trends in fashion are already hitting my Instagram feed like band tees, trendy sneakers, and all sorts of animal print. Take your pick of these fun trends; just make it cool weather-friendly with longer sleeves, fun layers, and autumnal tones!
Today, I thought I’d share what I’ve been shopping for already for the fall season!
A couple of years ago, I learned of Armoire during an event at women-focused co-working space, The Riveter. Armoire was positioning themselves as a wardrobe rental service for professionals, and while the clothes they had on display didn’t capture me at the time, the concept most definitely did.
Later, I was invited to a launch party for The OULA Company that was launching in the Armoire rental collection. The OULA Company makes fun, colorful floral and abstract patterned dresses that immediately captured my attention. I said yes to the event, and found myself on Capitol Hill to see the garments in person and hear more about Armoire.
The staff encouraged me to join, promising that despite the lack of color my “stylist” automatically assigned me, their service would learn my style over time and recommend things that were more my style. (My “stylist” is actually a computer-generated algorithm, which is one of the things that Armoire prides themselves on. More on that later.) When an offer to sign up for just $49 popped up on Cyber Monday, it was the push I needed to give the service a try.
And what can I say, I’ve been addicted ever since!
So why have I stuck with Armoire all of these months? Today I thought I’d give an honest, non-sponsored Armoire review. (Let’s be real, I’m always honest regardless of sponsorship. But, just clarifying here. ;)) My referral link, which gives you a $100 discount if you sign up, in this post is the same type of referral credit you would get if you were a fellow subscriber. If the concept of renting your wardrobe sounds interesting, read on!
When it comes to putting together outfits, some days jewelry is the last thing I think about. While not an afterthought, I just go for my usual suspects; a few rings, layered dainty necklaces, and maybe simple studs if I’m wanting to feel particularly put together. Other days, I want to wear a killer statement jewelry piece, so I start the outfit with that piece. How to wear statement earrings, for example, means building an outfit up starting with that piece so the focus is really on that!
Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links and gifted items. If you click a link in this post and make a purchase, I may make a small commission at no cost to you.
But just because you’re wearing a pair of statement earrings doesn’t mean the rest of your outfit has to be boring! Keep it casual with an easy graphic tee and jeans with your hair tucked behind your ear, or get fancy with a monochromatic sleek dress. Or play up your statement earrings by using the colors in your outfit to really make them pop!
How to Wear Statement Earrings
With some of these ideas in mind, I thought it would be fun to share 5 outfits with you that showcase how to wear statement earrings!
It’s become a tradition to go to the flowers come spring and summer. Over the years, my friends and I have visited the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Mount Vernon, the Lavender Festival in Sequim, the Cherry Blossoms at the University of Washington, and more. This year’s pick was a peony farm! Flowers are finicky, so we only had a few weeks to hit the blooms before they were gone.
Disclosure: While this post is not sponsored, Toyota graciously provided a vehicle loaner for our trip. All opinions are my own!
And like all good travel stories, this one didn’t quite work out as initially planned. Originally, we had planned a day trip to the peninsula to visit a peony farm in Sequim that we had heard about on Instagram. Then, tragedy nearly struck when I discovered it had closed since last year! Thinking it was the only peony farm in the state of Washington, I really panicked. Had we missed our opportunity to frolic amongst the gorgeous blooms?!
Fortunately, a little Googling landed me on Pure Peonies website, where I was excited to see that they are indeed open to the public for a short window each year. Starting in early May to mid-June, Pure Peonies, a Washington peony farm, opens their beautiful garden to the public for admiring as well as taking home fresh cut peonies for yourself.
For everything you need to know about visiting the best peony farm in Washington, just keep reading!