When the winter comin’ in ma, drop earrings like it’s hot!

I currently live in Detroit, Michigan (okay, a SUBURB of Detroit) and I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, so I totally understand the bi-polar temperatures during the transition from autumn to winter (and from winter to spring for that matter). I’m always confused on what to wear, so layering is obviously key during these times of trouble and transition. And just to let you know, I’m awful at transitions. Even getting out of bed in the morning is a struggle. However, once I accomplish that feat, this is the thought process in my head every morning, “First comes the jeans… button down… sweater, maybe a sweater? Oh crap, I forgot underwear and a bra! Then faux fur vest, jacket, scarf?” As proven by my thought process, layering can sometimes not be the most glamorous way of dressing for you day if not executed well. And I’ll admit, I always end up looking like Ralphie in his snowsuit from A Christmas Story. Moral of the story is, the easiest way to dress up that bundled fall outfit is with a dazzling drop earring! What better way to sparkle up that grey and dreary day with a pair of these babes! Shiny thangzzz, FTW! Who can resist a pair with so many shapes, sizes, and styles?!

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I’m Not a Basic Bitch Just Missing Her Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL)

I have to admit something, I’m far from a basic bitch. First and foremost, I don’t like hot coffees or lattes, I prefer my drinks iced. But that’s not why I’m not a basic bitch. A few weeks ago, I tried a Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) iced, and it was like, blech. Maybe I’ll try it one more time… I’m trying a lot of new things in my life right now. Although I’m 26 years old, my beauty regimen hasn’t changed much since high school. Same make up, pretty much same hair products (shampoo) & style on the daily (shower, sleep on it, fuzz ball on the back of my head in the morning), and definitely the same underwear. Although it’s not New Years yet, I feel like the transition from summer to fall is the perfect time to make changes. Therefore, I’m pushing my beauty regimen boundaries. This includes doing/curling my hair more, accessorizing differently every day, and changing my underwear. Also, the cape is the PERFECT outerwear for the beginning of fall and can be transitioned from day to night, because who likes having to change their outerwear and underwear?! Amiright?! Amiright?!

Oct172014_Collage1 Oct172014_Collage2Cape: Rampage (TJ Maxx) (love this, this, and this) // Top: J. Crew Factory // Pants: Old Navy (love these and these)

Loafers: H&M (love these, these, and these) // Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff (TJ Maxx) (love this, this, and this)

Earrings: Bauble Bar (love these and these) // Necklace: St. Thomas (TJ Maxx) (love this, this, and this)

Watch: Michael Kors // Bracelets: Kate Spade New York, Stella & Dot // Rings: Michael Kors (love this), David Yurman (love this)