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Oh Charleston, how I love ya. Where else could I wear rompers in November? Probably a lot of places, but this is by far my favorite. I knew this would be one of the last times it would be nice enough to bare my (painfully pale) legs before the permanent fall chill set in, so I romped right into mid-November and never looked back — except in that last picture.

When I find long sleeve rompers, I snatch them up fast. They’re perfect for fall in Charleston, not to mention comfy as PJs, flattering, and very on-trend. This little gem from Teal adds my beloved fall floral trend into the equation, aka I’m in love. Fall in Charleston is pretty fickle — one day it’s 74, the next it’s 48 (no really that just happened today) — so my solution is layering. Lots and lots of layering. So when it came to styling this playful playsuit, I immediately threw a fur vest on top. I wear fur vests with pretty much everything (even when I probably shouldn’t), so this outfit was a no-brainer. For the rest of the look, I chose neutral booties, a black floppy hat, and a GiGi clutch in my favorite jewel tone. As for jewelry, I went with my go-to gold pieces, an emerald bracelet for another pop of jewel tones, and a gold body chain to play into the deep V of the romper. Last but not least, I decided to try out the purple lipstick fad to really give the look an autumn vibe. It might just look like I’m cold, though — please advise. Now it’s time to say farewell to bare legs (read: my razor) and those 80 degree “fall” days, as I’m currently wearing three layers in my living room.

Romper: Teal | Booties: Nordstrom (similar here) | Clutch: GiGi New York from Dulles Designs | Fur Vest: Asos (similar here) | Hat: H&M | Body Chain: Stylexchange | Watch: Forever 21 | Bracelets: J. Crew | Rings: Forever 21 & Stylexchange | Lips: Revlon (Shameless) | Nails: Essie (Merino Cool)

5 Fall Trends Under $50

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Today marks the first official day of my absolute favorite season; it’s finally fall, y’all!  I just can’t get enough of leather, fur, flannel, boots, sweaters, scarves — you name it. Although this post doesn’t need much of an explanation, today I’m featuring five fads of the season that won’t cost your whole paycheck. Usually with very trendy, seasonal pieces, I don’t like to spend much more than $50 if it’s going to go out of style mere months later (lookin’ at you, mullet skirts). Check out my picks below! NOTE: Not to be worn together — like please don’t.
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  1. Cobalt Hat – You all know how much I love floppy hats. Add cobalt to the mix and I’m sold.
  2. Leather Skirt – Leather was huge last fall, and now it’s back, back again (tell a friend). I love this flouncy little skirt from Old Navy — although the shape may remind you of your Abercrombie skirts circa 2003, it’s now very fall 2014.
  3. Leopard Sneakers – Speaking of leather, check out the faux leather trim on these sassy leopard sneakers. They’re the perfect accessory to edge up your t-shirt + jeans weekend uniform.
  4. 360 Studs – I’m absolutely loving the front-back earring trend. The pearl version is nice and classic, but I’m also v into the pavé pair here and spike version here.
  5. Fringe Bag – Fringe is also pretty may-jah this season. Go big with a fringe-trim fall floral kimono if you’re feeling frisky; if you’re more hestitant, test the waters with the bag shown above.

What do you think? Comment your 5 picks below!

(image source: kwana.com)

Steal of the Week: Old Navy Floppy Hat

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I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again — Old Navy is absolutely killing it right now. Everything is, like, always on sale, and they’re really good about keeping up with the latest fads. The floppy hat trend really soared last fall and winter, and I’m so glad it’s back for round two this year. Colors like brown and black are great because they go with pretty much anything, but this wine-colored one from Old Navy is kind of major. Since the floppy hat trend is just that — a trend — I’m not really down to spend more than $30 max on one. The fact that this hat is a mere $19.94 not only makes it the perfect SOTW, but also won’t cause buyer’s remorse when it inevitably goes out of style. Better yet, online at Old Navy right now, take 30% off regular price items and an additional 15% off sale items!* Click here to grab a hat of your own now.
*UPDATE: In stores and online at Old Navy, everything is up to 50% off through Labor Day Weekend!

When styling a look for this hat, I incorporated a couple of my other favorite fall trends: distressed jeans, exposed zippers, black + white, fringe, booties, and pattern mixing. To start the outfit off, I chose a colorblocked black & white top, boyfriend jeans, and zip-up booties. For a chillier day, I also think throwing on a camo utility jacket would add a cool vibe. To accessorize, I went with a colorful statement necklace to pop against the black & white top, a gold chain-link watch (MK knockoff for only $25 — just got one myself!), and a leopard clutch for a little pattern mixing with the camo. To top it all off, I love orange lips for fall (and the bright color will look divine with the darker hue of the hat), and there’s nothing chicer than a sleek black mani.
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Floppy Hat: Old Navy | Fringe Top: H&M | Boyfriend Jeans: Forever 21 | Booties: Sole Society | Jacket: Old Navy | Leopard Clutch: Madewell | Necklace: BaubleBar | Watch: Forever 21 | Lip Color: Clinique | Nail Lacquer: Essie

Would you wear this SOTW?