The Great Pumpkin!

“Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin,” has got to be my favorite fall movie! It makes a fun annual experience something magical, and very, “Charlie Brown.” Over the weekend, I got to visit one of the many pumpkin patches in my area to find my own Great Pumpkin!

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This adorable scalloped navy dress is comfy enough for a trip to the pumpkin patch, and pretty enough for brunch with friends! It worked perfectly with my Kate Spade bag and Jack Rogers flats.

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I have been loving this big bun these past couple of weeks. It’s a perfect hassle free way to keep your hair out of your face while still looking fabulous and put together!

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What is your favorite fall activity?

Dress: TJ Maxx / Shoes: Jack Rogers / Bag: Kate Spade / Necklace: J. Crew

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Fall Fridays!

Even though I live in sunny South Florida, autumn and winter are by far my favorite seasons! For those of you who like me are Northern souls who love fall but live in a warm environment, I’ve got some ideas for how to make it feel like fall, even when it’s 80 degrees outside! One of the easiest ways to get into the fall spirit, is switching up your color palette. While I usually rock pink and pastels, in the fall I opt for warmer colors (although I did manage to sneak some blush into my fall looks!) If you don’t have the resources to buy a whole new wardrobe for fall, an easy and relatively inexpensive way to change-up your color scheme is with some wine colored nail polish and lipstick!

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If you’re anything like me, you need a piping hot drink in your system before your day can begin.In the summer months I usually opt for hot lemon water or a green tea after my first cup of Joe so I don’t drink tooooo much caffeine during the day. In the fall months, I switch it up by drinking a pumpkin spice or apple cider flavored tea. I’m not big on PSLs, but the pumpkin spice tea gives off all of the yummy autumnal smells, without being overly sweet, and it’s 0 calories!

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Another one of my absolute faaaaavorite ways to celebrate fall, is by lighting a yummy fall scented candle! In addition to smelling great, the cozy glow gives my house a very Autumnal vibe.

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How do you get into the fall spirit?

{Fall}ing for Blush

When thinking about fall colors, the usual suspects are Merlot, Olive, burnt orange, and Garnet. Although I absolutely adore the Autumn color wheel, I’m a girl who needs a little pink in her life, no matter what season! So how exactly can we incorporate pink into our fall outfits? One word: blush!

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If you haven’t noticed by now, I think this blush trend is basically the best thing ever. I’ve always said that pink goes with everything, and now the fashion industry finally agrees with me! I adore how olive and blush look together, so I knew my Simply Vera skirt from Kohls world work perfectly with my favorite Kate Spade bag.

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My fall floral top from H&M tied the look together perfectly! This pair of Jack Rogers flats and this pretty gold laurel headband were just what I needed to complete the look.

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You can check out how I styled blush in the Spring and Summer as well!

What summer color do you sneak into fall?-PS

Top: H&M / Skirt: Kohls / Ring& Bracelet: Pandora / Purse: Kate Spade / Headband: Urban Outfitters / Shoes: Jack Rogers

A Procrastinator’s Guide To Disney World!

I have a horrible habit of putting things off till the last possible second, even when it’s something I’m really looking forward to. It’s not that I mean to, but there’s always something that seems more important. Although I looooove Disney, I don’t start planning for a trip until the night before. As an annual pass holder, not every trip needs to be perfect, but these spontaneous trips tend to go wonderfully!  As I am a self-proclaimed Disney Trip Procrastination Expert, I’ll share some of my sage wisdom on how to make a last minuet Disney trip, one of your best ever!

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Although you can just hop in your car and spend a day at Disney with NO planning, here are some tips if you’ve got at least a couple of days left before your trip! Decide how many days you are planning to stay and get hotel reservations ASAP! Call around to see which hotels have the best prices, because the best deal differs depending on when exactly you go. Look up what the weather is going to be like, so that you can plan your outfits accordingly! A couple of years ago we decided to head to the parks in November and didn’t pack a single jacket… yikes!

Now that you’ve gotten all the boring details out-of-the-way, it’s time to start having fun! If the weather is nice when you get to the park, I would suggest going on your, “must ride/ do,” first. For me, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is my top priority!

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After a ride or two (depending on how late you made it in to the park…) it’s time to figure out lunch! Although you didn’t plan enough in advance to make reservations at that character lunch you wanted to go to, there are still tons of options! During my birthday trip we scored seats at the cute little restaurant in France in Epcot, and the beautiful Be Our Guest restaurant in Magic Kingdom. If you are in the mood for something a little speedier, there are always great choices like Pecos Bill or Casey’s!

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Although you didn’t plan ahead for this trip, if you are doing multiple days at the parks you need to prepare for the next few days by staying hydrated. Most people aren’t aware that you can get free ice water from most of the quick service restaurants in all four parks. I’ll usually grab a glass of H2O before hopping in a long line so that I can multitask!

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Although in an ideal world we would plan all of our vacations months in advance, it doesn’t always happen that way! Weather you’re planning for a trip in December, or one this weekend, I hope that my little nuggets of wisdom will help you have a truly magical trip!

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