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fall jumpsuit.

I say this every year but Fall is my favorite season by far.  
The crisp air, the changing leaves, apple cider, and the awesome outfit combinations you can achieve with layering.  
This jumpsuit (last worn here) is perfect for summer with its light breezy material and thin straps but can also transition along with the season.  
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jumpsuit: anthropologie (last worn here) | jacket: zara (identical & under $50!) 
booties: tory burch via nordstrom rack | necklace: loft | bag: coach | sunglasses: rayban

Since it is still earlier in the season, the exposed legs of the outfit haven't made it unbearable to wear for slightly colder days. 
This leather jacket I snagged from Zara a few years ago is still a great piece that adds the warmer and a slight edge to the whole look.  
This one is basically identical and such a good deal.
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Adding a third piece to my outfits has become a staple and really a default in terms of deciding an outfit.  
In warmer weather, I find myself with "nothing to wear" because I like to buy jackets, blazers, etc. because I really feel that a great third layering piece can really elevate any outfit and gives you more outfit options.  
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jumpsuit-wedges-casual-style-dc-ootd-blogger
If you are looking to add or expand your fall outerwear choices I would highly recommend starting with a good black blazer and black leather jacket (or faux like the one I'm wearing)!  
I would suggest investing a little more in these items because you will wear them often.  
You want to ensure better quality so you don't find yourself buy a new blazer or jacket every year because you end up spending more in the long run.
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jumpsuit-wedges-casual-style-dc-ootd-blogger
jumpsuitanthropologie (last worn here) | jacketzara (identical & under $50!) 
bootiestory burch via nordstrom rack | necklace: loft | bagcoach | sunglassesrayban

And I just wanted to point out these booties quickly.  These may have been one of the best sales I have ever found.  I purchased these Tory Burch booties at Nordstrom Rack about 2/3 years for around $60.  Yep. The best deal ever.  I don't wear them too often but I have already found myself grabbing for them multiple times this year.

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fanfare.

I always look forward to Fall because things "slow down" but that is never really the case.  I always find myself planning last minute trips that keep me busy.  A few weeks ago I found myself back at my Alma Mater for what was supposed to be a good match up, Virginia Tech vs. Clemson.  
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tee: madewell | scarf: madewell | denim: madewell 
booties: rag&bone | belt: urban | lipstick: nyx lip matte in "prague"

We did lose the game but that did not put a damper on the weekend at all.  For the majority of my time, I was in the countryside on the outskirts of town in a cabin with some of my closet friends just catching up and enjoying the beautiful scenery.
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I lived in Blacksburg for over 4 years and the weather can be a little cooky.  It was projected to be 76 during the day but mid 40's at night.  Planning on being out all day for that type of weather can be difficult but I defaulted for a super casual outfit that would work with my jean jacket.
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football-style-madewell-ragbone-style-dc-ootd-blogger
teemadewell | scarfmadewell | denimmadewell 
bootiesrag&bone | belturban | lipsticknyx lip matte in "prague"

Madewell and J.Crew have some of my favorite tees so that is why I opted for this slightly faded maroon striped tee from Madewell.  I have had a great love for scarfs but have not snagged a non-silk one in awhile.  I chose this blue one that paired well with the tee but will also mesh well with most items in my closet.

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redo wedding.

This is such a great dress I had forgotten about in my closet.  I wore it to a wedding a few years ago here and haven't worn it since.  It is amazing how a few years and slight styling changes can really transform a simple dress.  
A great fitting dress with a fun print gives you an easy go-to piece for any wedding or formal function.
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For the most recent wedding I attended, I wore this dress (also worn here). 
To style things a little differently this time, I wanted to go with more retro waves in my hair and different heels.    
Keepsake is one of my favorite brands that I can always count on for great quality pieces.  I love the style of this dress and it is such a great item to grab for a more casual wedding if I don't have time or money to shop or rent something for the occasion.  
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dress: keepsake (last worn here) | shoes : zara

As wedding season is winding down, this is a great time of year to score some classic dresses that are marked down in end of season sales.
It is the perfect time to stock up for next year's round of vows!

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wrap skirt.

Summer has come and gone so quickly I can hardly believe it.  I feel That I was booked with traveling celebrating friends engagements but also had a low-key summer that kept me in DC more than in years past.  
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skirt: madewell | top: madewell | wedges: joie

One of my favorite weekends was when I was able to get away to Myrtle beach to celeb my friend Sarah and her new fiancĂ©e, Trent, engagement.  My group of friends has all ended up in different areas, South Carolina, Ohio, Richmond, VA, and DC.  We don't see each other as often but when we do it is always a blast.
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wrapskirt-madewell-summer-style-style-dc-ootd-blogger
I have been on a major shopping freeze but did decide to make a purchase when I saw these items at the Madewell sale.  The top is sold out but the skirt is still available here
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skirt: madewell | top: madewell | wedges: joie

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Cheers to the future Mr. & Mrs. Ammons :)

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culotte jumpsuit.

The summer and year have really flown by.
While I didn't have too many solid plans at the beginning, things have slowly fallen into place that has made Summer 2017 full of so much love and happiness.  
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jumpsuitanthropologie (sale!) | sandalsmadewell
hat: urban outfitterssunglassesrayban

This is what I wore to the last engagement party of the summer (I had three in total) in Richmond, VA.  One of my oldest friends, elementary school, college roommates and beyond, got engaged earlier in the summer.  They are a great fun pair and their theme for the party hosted by the Maid of Honor was "Fiesta!"
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I knew I had to break out a cool outfit for the festivities.
I was very very tempted to rent this dress from Rent The Runway but ended up finding this perfect jumpsuit on sale a month earlier.

A friend had worn this jumpsuit to a wedding we had both attended earlier in the summer and I thought it was amazing.  I loved the straps.  Even though I am not normally a fan of partial sheer bottoms, but I really loved the way these were constructed.
They were flowy and unless you really noticed each leg separately, you would never guess this was a jumpsuit.
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culotte-jumpsuit-summer-style-anthropologie-style-ootd-blogger
Not that I ever doubted it wouldn't be fun, but it ended up being one of the most fun nights I've had this summer.  We ate lots of tacos, hit a pinata filled with ring pops, and danced so much my feet hurt the next morning.
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jumpsuit: anthropologie (sale!) | sandals: madewell
hat: urban outfitters | sunglasses: rayban

photos by Tara Butler 

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Here's to celebrating the more milestones with this crew!