The Wrap Dress

*Major sale on dress worn above^*

Hello Everyone!

Today’s Dress Week post is dedicated to the beloved wrap dress. (Catch up here & here.) When I think of a wrap dress, my mind immediately goes to DVF & her icon wrap dresses. There is something so classic & elegant about a wrap dress. The shape it creates on a woman is so flattering, it has no choice but to empower women. No wonder I feel all the Parisian vibes while wearing one. It’s the, “I just threw this on” look, while also, “I look good & I know it.”

Basically this silhouette is magic. No wonder I have literally been living in them recently.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to wrap dresses! They are everywhere right now. Coming in a variety of forms, you can find one that suits you best. Stock up on a few casual ones like this one or this one  for those day when you don’t want to fuss with an outfit, but you need a good one. Purchase a fancier option for your next date night, or invest in the OG of wrap dresses. (This one is giving me all the DVF vibes at a fraction of the cost!)

I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites down below. I already own a few of them…but I’m dying for the rest of them to find a home in my wardrobe! Maybe they can find a home in yours? xx

Stay tuned for more fall dresses all week long! xx

The Long Sleeved Dress

The Sweater Dress

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The Sweater Dress

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And Dress Week continues!…

Today’s post is all about the staple sweater dress every woman needs in her wardrobe. They feel so warm & cozy on, & can easily transition from day to night with a little lipstick & a pair of heels. Whether it has sleeves or it’s sleeveless, tight fitting or oversized, your sweater dress is sure to be a most worn item of the season.

To choose your perfect sweater dress, think about your wardrobe: Do you stick with more neutrals? Try a neutral option that will go with everything. Does your closet contain mostly soft, feminine pieces? Look for one with delicate details like this. Do you prefer a more timeless, classic feel? Try one like this that’s sure to never go out of style.

Sweater dresses are perfect transition pieces. Wear them with bare legs now, then add tights or over the knee boots & a coat once the weather starts to get cold. If you already own one, I know you’re already in love, but if you’re still searching for the perfect piece, maybe one of these will do:

 

Stay tuned for more fall dresses all week long! xx

The Long Sleeved Dress

Want more fall inspo?!:

Looking for a new fall drink to try?

How to make your entire house smell like fall.

The DIY craft you’ll actually put on display!

Need help curating your fall wardrobe?

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The Long Sleeved Dress

 

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I’m totally obsessed with sleeved dresses for fall! They are all that I am wanting to wear! Whether they are in the form of a wrap dress, a sweater dress, a floral dress, or a dress with ruffled sleeves, they can all be found at the top of my shopping list this season. Most of the time, they can be dressed down with a pair of ballerinas, dressed up with a pair of heels, or on cooler days, paired with a good pair of ankle boots.

Having a few staple accessories really help pull a look together. My favorites include a wool beret, a blanket scarf, a fall toned bag, & a faux fur collar. After picking out your dress, leave a little bit of time to play around with your accessories so you can walk out of the house feeling confident & put together.

Shop My Favorite Sleeved Dresses:

 

 


Thanks for stopping by! Are you into this fall trend as much as I am?!

Stay tuned for more fall dresses all week long! xx

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Looking for a new fall drink to try?

How to make your entire house smell like fall.

The DIY craft you’ll actually put on display!

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DIY Pinecone Garland

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I’ve lived in the same little house in RVA for about a year & a half now, & one of my favorite things about it is the mini forest in the backyard: trees, flowers, vines, & in the fall…so many pinecones! Last year, I gathered up a large collection of them to help decorate my house for the season. I made a very simple & festive pinecone garland, to hang on the hutch in my living room.

This year, I gathered another round of pinecones, only this time, I helped my friend, Melissa make one for her house.

To make this lovely fall decor, you need the following:

30-60 Pinecones (depending on how long you want it to be)

Twine

Scissors

*Optional: Hot Cider & Netflix

All you have to do is measure out how long you want your garland to be with the twine, leaving a few extra inches at the end for hanging purposes. Lay it flat, then cut several pieces of twine about 6 inches long. These smaller pieces will then wrap around the base of the pinecone, & attach to the long anchor piece. When wrapping the smaller twine around the pinecone, tie it in a double knot, then double knot that onto the anchor. Repeat this with all of the pinecones, making sure to slide the knots on the anchor as close together as possible to allow the pinecones to look clustered.

A couple cups of cider later, & you’re done! It’s so simple! What a fun way to add a natural fall touch to your home.

How do you like to decorate your home for fall? Do you have any fun DIY projects I should try? Leave them in the comment below!

Want more fall inspo?!:

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How to make your entire house smell like fall.

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Skin Survival Guide For The Cold

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So it’s getting to be about that time again to add some extra moisture to your skincare routine. The cold weather is approaching (Yessss! Finally!), & the chilly air, unfortunately, does such a good job of drying out the skin. Clothes do most of the work by protecting the majority of our skin, but our face & hands take the biggest hit. I’ve gathered a haul of amazing products to help keep my skin glowing, plump, & moisturized no matter how cold it gets outside.

Glossier is such a cult favorite right now, & with good reason. These cruelty-free products are all about helping you have healthy, glowy skin you can be proud of. I particularly love that philosophy because up until about a year ago, I really hated my skin. So much so, that I got really into makeup so that I could cover it up really well. Now, I can happily say, I am starting to love my skin. I opt for a tinted moisturizer instead of a full coverage foundation on a daily basis, & I am not afraid to be seen without any makeup! I never thought I would see such a change in my skin, but I have, & it’s been life-changing. (Writing this post has got me thinking I should do a skin journey post…leave a comment below if that’s something you’re interested in!)

I’ve been putting these products to the test for a while now, & I can safely say that most of them are must-haves for the upcoming cold weather.

If you’re reading this, & you are a human, you need a balm dotcom (or 6). This is the gateway Glossier product, hands down. The flavors and tints are perfection, & they actually provide moisture. How many times have you bought a lip balm & wondered if it actually did anything for your lips? Like every single time? Yep, this product is not like that. They feel incredible, while looking effortless on the lips. The best part is, it’s also a universal salve. Not only can you use it on your lips, but on your cuticles & dry patches of your skin. These balms also make great presents & stocking stuffers. (Christmas is right around the corner!!!)

The Milky Jelly Cleanser is another Glossier favorite. It’s texture is unlike any other cleanser I’ve ever used. Exactly like it’s name, this jelly-like cleanser effortlessly takes off make-up & cleans your skin, all while somehow adding moisture to your face. At the moment, it’s my favorite in-shower cleanser, & the little moisture boost it provides is definitely going to help my skin survive the cold this season.

I use a combination of Super Glow & the Priming Moisture Rich every third day for my nightly skincare routine. I get a bit of the moisturizer, then add 3-4 drops of Super Glow to it & place it all over my face, neck & chest. You would not believe how dreamy this combination smells & feels right before heading off to bed! Not to mention how happy my skin is in the morning: fresh, plump, glowing, & ready to take on the day.

Lastly, for those days when your skin just looks tired & dehydrated, let the Moisturizing Moon Mask be your go-to. This mask is packed with ingredients to help tone, provide oxygen, & help to plump & rejuvenate the skin, while providing the extra moisture your skin needs. I know I will be reaching for this one all A/W long.

Thanks for stopping by & reading this post! If you liked it, let me know down below. In the comments, be sure to share the link to your blog so I can send some love your way too! 🙂

One more thing…

If you are new to Glossier, & would like to make your first purchase, here’s a discount code for 20% off your first purchase: 

Happy Shopping! (Your skin will thank you later!) xx

 

Watch me go to the Glossier Showroom while I was in NYC earlier this summer!

 

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Fall Flavors RVA: Harvest Latte

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I’m starting a new series here on F&F showcasing seasonal gems right here in Richmond, VA. I happy to be starting this series now because fall flavors are to die for.

For my first RVA flavors spotlight, I chose one of my very favorite spots in all of Richmond: Sugar & Twine. This little shop is the perfect spot to relax & refresh with a cup of delicious coffee & a pastry or two. It’s a Sunday morning ritual for me on my way to church. I love to people watch, read Style Weekly, & listen to the juicy gossip just inches away from me in the next table over (you know you do it too…). This place is always buzzing with people, so good luck catching them without a line, but I promise it’s worth the wait! I can hardly walk past this place without picking up one of their cheddar biscuits and a chai latte (my personal favorites)!

When I heard via their Instagram that they had a fall drink out, I quickly asked my friend, Eri, to come with me to test it out. Let me tell you, you’re gonna love it!

Their fall drink this season is their Harvest Latte. The real treat about this drink is their special made in-house syrup that features actual pumpkin, cloves, cinnamon, & ginger. Now if that doesn’t scream fall, I don’t know what does! It’s just as delicious as it sounds, & if you haven’t tried it yet, go today!

They also have an assortment of fall inspired pastries that I’m sure are as equally delicious as they are beautiful. I decided to go with the maple pecan scone first, but I can’t wait to go back to try them all!

*For this coffee date, I wore almost exclusively Forever 21, which is not as normal for me as it used to be. This blouse (also mentioned here) is in a size XL, but I loved the blowy sleeves the larger size provided. I paired it with one of my new fall staples, my pink tweed mini skirt. I also wore an old pair of navy ballerinas, my white handbag, & a bold fall lip.*

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