Election Day & Leather Jackets.

leather-jacket-1

11-5-16-4

11-5-16-3

11-5-16-5

HAPPY FRIGGIN ELECTION DAY. Now you all have heard the spiel about how important it is to go out and vote, so I won’t reiterate the fact, nor will I go on and on about my political beliefs (if you have me on Facebook or twitter you already know!). I have decided not to watch the election tonight as it is too stressful and somebody is bound to be upset at the end of the night, hopefully not me! So instead I hope to go to sleep not worrying about who will be president for the next 4 years; I need one last night of good sleep, which I hardly get anymore.

As most of you probably know I absolutely loooooove going home on the weekends. I am super close with my parents and find my hometown comfortable and charming. Last weekend I went home and got the opportunity to take some amazing pics with one of my good friends. He is just starting out, but is literally so good & fun, you should definitely check him out Colton Crall. It was such a fun afternoon filled with beautiful fall weather & lots of pictures. Here is some of my favorites. Also, this is such a cool fall outfit to wear. I am totally into leather jackets right now, black and brown. They give any outfit an edge.

Let me know what you think in the comments! & go vote!!

xoxo- ariel

Leather Jacket. 

Okay so I got this leather jacket possibly 2 years ago at Dry Goods. I have a hard time shopping on their online cite since so many things they offer in the store are not online. Like I can never find anything unless I actually go to the store… But I absolutely love it. I can wear it with nearly anything from and edgier outfit like this to a dress when I go to work. Also, can be worn with sweaters, if our weather ever gets cold!

Button Up Shirt.

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, White Button Ups & Such. I am obsessed with this button up shirt. It came from Lillian Grace Boutique in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. It can be worn so many different ways from casual to going out. Such a good buy, and necessity in my fall wardrobe.

Boots.

So I mentioned these boots before in Our Trip to the Pumpkin Patch! & how I managed to swipe them from my mom’s closet (she honestly has the best taste in shoes). But Nordstrom and Younkers have sales it seems daily to advertise their boots, so definitely go check them out. I wear this pair all the time now, since they nearly go with everything.

Scarf.

Blanket scarves are a necessity this fall. I love wearing this one that I got at Old Navy and it’s now on sale for $19 so go get one while you can!

NOW GO VOTE! & have an awesome election day (or avoid it, like I am trying to do..) 🙂

White Button Ups & Such.

white-shirt-2

white-shirt-1

white-shirt-4

white-shirt-5

white-shirt-6

I know it’s a little early for a post since I usually post on Mondays and Fridays, but I am completely obsessing over this white button up shirt. The white button up shirt is something this is so classic and sadly forgotten about recently. It is the perfect shirt for fall as you can dress it up with black jeggings (as I did up top!) or you can keep it casual with a hat, jean jacket, and messy bun as I did for class this morning. No way I am waking up early for my one class on Thursday, but I still want to look like I gave it some effort. It is also light and airy so I don’t end up sweating my butt off by the end of the day, since it is bound to be HOTT by like noon. What happened to our fall weather?? Nonetheless the white button up is the perfect shirt for fall.. or anytime of the year for that matter! Let me know what you think in the comments.

xoxo- ariel

White Shirt. 

This white shirt came from my favorite boutique in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Lillian Grace Boutique. Mt. Pleasant is an adorable little town that is definitely worth a visit. Plus, there is also an amazing pizza place on the square. Who can pass up pizza??

Black Jeans. 

LOVE these jeans. I bought them on a spontaneous online shopping binge on American Eagle earlier this fall. I wasn’t able to find my exact pair, but I linked a similar pair above.

Black Toms. 

These booties are one of the best purchases I’ve ever made, or err my mom bought for me hahah. But seriously they are the comfiest heal I’ve ever worn and I absolutely love wearing them out, when I manage to find the time to anymore!

 

Flannels & Fall

 

102916-3

fall-flannel

fall-hat

fall-pants

fall-shoes

Hope y’all are having a fabulous Halloween! Halloween and fall are some of my favorite times of the year. I have had an obsession with Halloween ever since I was a kid; I remember always decorating my room for Halloween and watching reruns of Halloween Town, which is by far my favorite Halloween movie (I was highly disappointed when I turned 13 and didn’t turn into a witch like Marnie!). Yet, this Halloween I will be staying in watching some classic Halloween movies and eating cupcakes (yum!) with friends in my Halloween pajamas! When Halloween is on a Monday night and you have a test on Friday that gives you no chance to celebrate. Oh well, there is always next year.

This time of the year is one of my favorites since I can find so many different occasions to wear a flannel. I literally probably wear one to class at least 3 times a week, not even joking. They are seriously the most comfortable piece of clothing you will wear, and with these random temperatures we have of 50 degrees in the morning and 75 degrees by noon, it is perfect to take off and tie around your waist when it warms up. I almost prefer that look, but I definitely like wearing it and being cozy also, whatever mother nature decides! This is one of my favorite fall looks, and I’ve listed below where I got my outfit. Enjoy!

xoxo-ariel

Flannel. 

This flannel came from Pink Lily Boutique last year. I absolutely love it because it is lined to keep me warm on the cold mornings and it has a hood, which I feel is an extra touch to keep it interesting.

Hat. 

I fell in love with this hat. I recently purchased it at Dry Goods. It is super simple but goes with many different outfits. I can dress it up with a sweater or keep it casual with a flannel. I believe that it was approximately $15 and was totally worth it.

Jeans. 

I have already worn these jeans so much. They are so comfortable. I recently purchased these at American Eagle. They were totally worth it, and when I bought them I got another pair for 1/2 off. Always love the deals at AE.

Shoes. 

These high tops are super cute. I got them last year at one of my favorite stores in Iowa City, Tailgate. I buy all my clothes that I wear on game day here, and I found these little cuties when I was shopping and had to have them. They were well worth it since I can wear them with a bunch of different outfits.

-Have a fabulous Halloween! Let me know what you think in the comments. xoxo.