Happy Monday! After enjoying some 70° days, it’s back to fall-like temperatures. I even heard on the radio that we could be expecting snow by the end of the month! But trust me, I’m not complaining. Colder weather means back to boots and lots of layers, woohoo!
Today, I wanted to show you how to style an accessory that I’ve been dying to wear again since I packed it away last summer: the blanket scarf. This is a trend that blew up last year and is (thankfully!) still trending this year. At first, I was hesitant to purchase one, mostly because of how petite I am. I didn’t want the scarf to overpower my 5’3″ self!
After finding a pattern I loved at American Eagle, I decided to go for it. And, without much hesitation, the salesperson talked me into getting two scarves! (I’m easily persuaded when it comes to buying more clothes.)
Though I don’t have the other scarf with me here in Cincinnati, I’ll definitely be wearing this accessory all season. It’s so warm and comfortable, and I love how versatile it is. My two favorite ways to wear it are (1) tied around my neck and (2) as a shawl, but belted so I still have a waist 🙂
Styling Tip: If you have a patterned scarf like mine, let it be the statement of your outfit! Keep the rest of your clothes simple (I paired mine with a gray long-sleeve shirt and jeans) so you don’t overpower the look! If you’re feeling adventurous and want to mix patterns, go for a more muted pattern with your shirt, like a horizontal stripe or polka dot. Just make sure the two patterns aren’t competing with one another.
Man, it was a crazy week! Needless to say, I’m excited to bring you my very first Fri-YAY Cocktail… because I definitely need it! TGIF, am I right?
Because of this chaotic week, I wasn’t exactly planning ahead for this premiere. For that reason, I made the most simplistic (but delicious) cocktail that is perfect for any fall occasion. It combines two of my favorite drinks: apple cider and… champagne!
It’s that simple. That’s literally all you need to make this tasty cocktail (and maybe a fresh apple for garnish or to add in for some “boozy fruit”).
I’m calling it the Adult Sparkling Cider!
To recap, here’s what you’ll need:
Your favorite champagne (I used a Brut; in the middle on the sweetness scale)
1 fresh apple, for garnish (I used Gala, but any kind is fine)
NOTE #1: I didn’t include exact measurements because it’s completely up to you! If you like your drinks a little boozier (or had a particularly rough day), feel free to add in a little more champagne 😉
NOTE #2: I realize this is a red wine glass, but that’s all I’ve got! (#postgradproblems) If you have an actual champagne flute, I would recommend serving in that.
Though it’s officially been fall for more than a month, here in Cincinnati, Mother Nature is still deciding whether she wants it to be hot, warm or cold. So what do you wear if it’s too hot for a heavy jacket but too cold for nothing at all? A puffer vest!
It’s no doubt that vests are making a comeback in the fashion world. And it’s a trend that works for both men AND women!
Because most vests run on the pricier end, I waited for the perfect sale and bit the bullet. My philosophy: divide the purchase price by the number of times worn. Investing in more expensive clothes (rather than cheaper, low-quality ones) is more cost-effective in the long run. Trust me, it’s totally worth it!
Hello everyone and welcome to Closet Full of Cocktails!
For my first-ever post, I wanted to share one of my favorite fall trends: flannels! Thanks to Old Navy‘s half-off deal last weekend, I scored three flannels for under $50. Now that’s a steal!
There are several different ways to rock your favorite flannel this season, so I’m featuring three of my favorites: Lots of Layers, Dress It Up and 90’s Throwback.
LOTS OF LAYERS
Perfect for the “cold in the morning, warm in the evening” Cincinnati weather, this layered look is my go-to for the fall. For this look, I threw on a sweater overtop, but a light jacket or vest looks great, too!
Paying homage to the 90’s grunge days (yes, I was born in the 90’s… but I remember that style!) but modernized a bit. Simple yet styled, this outfit is great for running errands or just hanging out with friends.