autumn look book // 2016

autumn look book

Dear Autumn,
You are my favorite season of all the seasons. It goes from hot to warm to cold. The light begins to change and the shadows begin to lengthen. The falling leaves remind us how beautiful it is to Let Go.
And my wardrobe gets exceedingly more interesting. It doesn’t have to be hidden beneath coats. I’m not limited to as few layers as possible. I can embrace the east coast love of booties. I can throw on sweaters and tights and the occasional fleece-lined leggings.
You are my heart, dear Autumn, and I would keep you forever if I could.

Friends, be inspired. Take into account your climate and switch up outfits as necessary. If you live in colder climates, add layers, sleeves, and fleece-lined everything. We’re still pretty warm here in the south.

Items as seen above:
Vest // Gap, 2016
Dress // Old Navy, 2015
Belt // Vintage
Tights // Target
Shoes // Chelsea Boots, Forever 21, 2016
Hair // All natural + two $3 boxes of hair dye

autumn look book

Items:
Shirt // Forever 21, 2016
Chambray // The US Navy, circa 1975ish. Vintage.
Pants // Forever 21, 2016
Shoes // Amazon, 2012

autumn look book

Items:
Felt Hat // Kohl’s, 2015
Sweater // Forever 21, 2015
Locket // Hand made, bridesmaid gift, compliments of Tasha Vanasse
Skirt // Forever 21, 2010
Shoes // Combat boots, Payless, 2013

autumn look book

Items:
Beanie // Forever 21, 2016
Tank Top // Forever 21, 2016
Plaid Shirt // American Eagle, 2015
Pants // Forever 21, 2016
Shoes // Combat boots, Payless, 2013

autumn look book

Items:
Sunglasses // Fossil, 2015
Leather Jacket // Wilsons Leather, 2016
T-Shirt // Old Navy, 2015
Jeans // Target, 2016
Belt // Thrift store in Canada, some time in college
Shoes // rue21, 2016

autumn look book

Items:
Vest // Gap, 2016
T-Shirt // Target, 2016
Pants // Forever 21, 2016
Shoes // rue21, 2016

Until next time,

Jamie

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dancing with the stars // fayetteville style

In April, the owner of the company I work for invited me to a charity event put on by NC CEED called Dancing With the Fayetteville Stars. She had somehow found herself being one of the dancers for the night and as a result our company eagerly filled three tables to support her and her incredibly adventurous spirit, all for a great cause.

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[pre-face and pre-hair hello]

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I definitely send the obligatory photos to my ladies before events so that they can help me pick an outfit. These were the top three contenders.

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Hair and face did.

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Finished product.

Click here to find out more about CEED. It is a non-profit organization that “serves as a regional resource and advocacy center for individuals and families, which enables restoration of personal dignity and economic empowerment. [They] are dedicated to assisting individuals and families gain skills to help themselves.”
We were able to raise over one hundred thousand dollars at DWTFS.

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Some of the dancers were really phenomenal and had clearly been working on perfecting their art form for a long time. I have always been a lover of dance and can really appreciate how much time and hard work it takes to be a dancer.
Personally, I really enjoyed the dancers who clearly didn’t know much about what they were doing, but they were going all out for a good cause.

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This was a father-daughter couple and they were ridiculously good and adorable.

dancing with the stars // fayetteville style

Apart from the dancing, quirky judges, food, and wine, I got to sit with some wonderful people who I really love and admire.

dancing with the stars // fayetteville style

What am amazing night all around. It was a true delve into the culture of Fayetteville, a really wonderful night with coworkers, and a successful and well done event by NC CEED. My girl Trisha won in my heart, hands down.

Until next time,

Jamie

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september randoms and favorites

September is the annoying month where you can feel the change coming but it’s still bloody hot outside. Autumn is just around the corner, but random rain storms and heat keep summer around longer than expected (inevitably). In September we tried a new church, I started to get sick–which lasted for three weeks and into October–and we/Jon disassembled the pool. So far my work out routine has definitely suffered, but that’s okay. I’ll get back on that. Also, I took a photography class! I will post about that later. It was pretty fabulous.

Favorites of September:
Artist // Shawn Mendes
Song // “Walk Unafraid” by First Aid Kit.
Book // “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed
Clothing item // American Eagle flannel
Nail polish // Julep in Anisa.
Quote // “How wild it was, to let it be.” -Cheryl Strayed
Tweet // After every photography class I take, I come home in such a high that I have to tell you all how fabulous life is.
TV show // Arrow

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My attempt to capture a photo of the moon/eclipse.

If I have a bag of rocks to carry as I go, I just want to hold my head up high.

Until next time,

Jamie