What I Wore & Did: Week 2

Happy Halloweeeeeen!

I’m typically not a huge Halloween person. The extent of my Halloween excitement in the past has been over Reese’s Pumpkins and that’s about it. But this year is a little different. We have a toddler who still doesn’t quite understand what Halloween is all about, but his adorable costume and excitement over everything we do is contagious and makes me happy. So I guess I’m a little bit more on the Halloween train this year. Winking smile

I teach a 5:30 AM BodyPump class on Friday mornings so I picked up a fun jack-o-lantern tee from Target to make myself a little more festive for class. I considered putting together some sort of costume, but time and energy got away from me. I’ll be sure to post my outfit on Instagram later this morning if you’re curious!

Just like last week, I wanted to showcase a few of my outfits I’ve worn throughout the week as part of the Fall Style Me Pretty Challenge. I thought I’d have more to show you this time around, but I guess the last two weeks have officially confirmed the fact that I live most of my days in fitness clothes since I still only have three outfits to show you this week.

The temperatures continue to be in the mid to high 80’s most days, so I’ve had to be creative and “summer-ize” my fall outfits a bit. I’m still loving the inspiration of various colors, patterns, and pieces I get from the challenge though. I’ve been able to wear items of clothing that I totally forgot about or thought I’d never wear again.

Outfit #1

This outfit was worn on Sunday to church. I kept things pretty simple here, but spiced it up a bit with some pattern mixing. Stripes or plaid with leopard wins every time! Let’s not pay attention to my hair. Apparently it was a bad hair day.

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Dress: Old Navy / Gold watch: Target / Leopard flats: Target

Outfit #2:

Super casual day for our MOPS Trunk ‘R Treat event at the park. I was racing around trying to keep up with Hunter the entire time so I wanted something comfy and easy to get around in but still cute to boot. I’ve debated about getting rid of this tee on numerous occasions because I’ve never been sold on the color, but I’m glad I decided to keep it. The burnt orange color goes well with my skin tone and is a perfect color for fall. I loved the addition of the striped tank under my top that the challenge recommended to spice things up a bit. These grey jeans are my new favorites – so comfy, fit great, and are totally “in” this season. And if you can’t tell in the photo, my TOMS are leopard. I got them last year for Christmas, and I think I love them more every time I wear them.

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Top: Target (super old) / Striped tank: Old Navy / Grey skinny jeans: H&M / Gold watch: Target / Shoes: TOMS

Outfit #3:

This photo was taken at night so the coloring isn’t the best, but you get the idea. This outfit was worn to go out to dinner on Wednesday night with my MOPS ladies. This leopard scarf was gifted to me, and I absolutely adore it. I can’t wait to get more use out of it as it gets cooler. Once again, I love the addition of the stripes underneath my top.

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Top: Target / Striped tank: Old Navy / Skinny jeans: Old Navy / Gold watch: Target / Studs: Target / Scarf: gift (but I think it’s from Kohl’s?) / Black flats: Urban Outfitters (old)

A few notes on these outfits/photos:

  • If you couldn’t tell, I’m a tad obsessed with the whole stripes + leopard look. It’s just so EASY and adds so much to any outfit.
  • Once again, Target and Old Navy are where its at. Winking smile You don’t have to buy expensive things to be fashionable!
  • I think the gold watch adds so much class to any outfit. I found mine for 20 bucks at Target, and I don’t think it looks cheap at all. Score!
  • I feel like I look totally different in photos 1 and 2 compared to photo 3. Crazy how lighting affects so much!

I hope you have a fun and safe Halloween weekend!

Are you a Halloween fan? What do you look forward to most about it?

Just for fun: If you got to choose any piece of candy from a kid’s candy bucket, what would you choose?

Have you been brave enough to do some pattern mixing this fall?

What is one favorite item of clothing or accessory you’re especially loving this season?