Fall Finds 2016…

After reading many of the Fall magazine issues and scouting the runways for my latest Fall Trends Post, I went on the hunt for some amazing Autumn pieces to share with all of you that you too could add to your wardrobes, and at amazing prices!

Below are some of my favorite finds, and at the bottom of each picture is the name of the store you can find it at. Happy Shopping!

 

OUTERWEAR

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TOPS

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TROUSERS/SKIRTS

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DRESSES

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SHOES

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ACCESSORIES

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Scotland Adventures 2016

I’ve dreamt for years of traveling abroad and seeing the elegant cobbled U.K. streets, the ocean shores of another land, tasting the food of a different culture. For the first time ever, I got my passport and took to the sky to explore Scotland. I am extremely fortunate to have a boyfriend who’s a native of the country, who took me along with him. With my camera in hand, I did my best to take pictures that really captured the beauty of all I explored to go on remembering it and to share – but, the reality of it is, that a lens will never do it justice. Regardless, here’s a little view of some of my travels.

The first thing I did on the trip was visit the Royal Mile and Holyrood Palace, where the Queen, and the history of them, has stayed during their visits to Scotland. Scotland’s history is unlike anything you could ever experience in the U.S. The stone architecture is everywhere, and stands strong and steady for thousands of years, preserving the homes and histories of millions before us.

The Royal Mile

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Holyrood Palace

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The next day, we did a tour of Edinburgh Castle, which was just as interesting as I’d imagine. My favorite part was going through the prisons where those were kept during wars. The old wooden doors still remained and had carvings in them from prisoners. It was quite a site!

Edinburgh Castle

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Of course, St. Andrews had to be on the list of sites to see in Scotland. The famous course and University were unrealistically beautiful, as was the shore. It was incredibly windy, and even that, in some extremely strange way, was beautiful as well.

St. Andrews, Fife

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While there were so many more tourist sites we visited that I was unable to take pictures of, the adventures were endless! From Soccer games ( I mean Football😛 ) to pitstops on the water to chippy’s, this trip was an absolutely amazing experience made even more remarkable by amazing people who I will cherish and remember forever.

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Dundee United Game

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Celtic Stadium

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Stewarts Melville School

Fall 2016 Style Trends

Summer came and went in quite literally, what feels like, the blink of an eye. It seems as though I just did a Summer Trends post. Well, with that being said, we must start gearing up and getting ready for a lovely Autumn season ahead of us. Autumn is by far my favorite season – the lack of outwear to cover up all the glam underneath! It’s the perfect street style weather, and there’s no excuse for not taking advantage of it! Therefore, I pulled some of the more realistic looks from the runways so you can know what to look for on your next shopping trip to get ready for Fall 2016.

 

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Dramatic Furs & Shearling Jackets

This isn’t a trend, really… This is a cold weather thing. Fur will forever be trending!

 

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Long, Bell Sleeved Blouses

Oversized is by far my favorite style. It’s beautiful and so stylish! This hits all the nails on the head.

 

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Velvet

Velvet is here to stay for 2016. This isn’t just trending in the clothing department, the runway is telling us that Velvet everything is this seasons must.

 

 

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Puffer Jackets

This has to be my least favorite look of the season. I do love a tea length puffer jacket, but that’s about the extent of it. I find them to have a classy appeal but the rest can be perceived as somewhat tacky.

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Suits / Menswear Inspired

Great Gatsby-esque, except the woman are in charge this time around. There’s nothing more demanding and powerful than a woman in suit, and lets not forget, epically stylish!

 

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Sweatshirts

This trend is one you have to be careful with – like the puffer jacket, there are limits. There are chic sweatshirts and there are ones you just shouldn’t leave the house in. This trend doesn’t mean you can just throw on any sweatshirt and be stylish! Forever 21 has some great pullovers with funny logos and trendy styles to them.

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Capes & Capelets

This piece is the epitome of Fall. These are easily stylish and so classy!

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Cold Shoulder

Take this summers off the shoulder trend and alter it a bit and you get the singular cold shoulder for this Fall. This is a unique one!

Sources: Vogue, Elle

Weekly Inspo’

Little needs to be said about this weeks inspo’… Most of my mood boards typically revolve around an elegant grunge and this one does as well. While I tend to over use the word ‘effortless’, this collage is too effortlessly beautiful to even require use of the word.

Enjoy x

 

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all images via tumblr. see more at stylestudiesx.tumblr.com

Elegant Gardens…

 

Top: Boohoo

Skirt: Forever 21

Choker: Revolve by Ettika

Shoes: Aldo

I ventured through the beautiful gardens of Dumbarton Oaks in Washingston, D.C. yesterday and felt like a princess – like Drew Barrymore in Ever After, to be exact (if you haven’t seen it, you must!) The beauty was astonishing, even with the flowers out of bloom. Of course, I had to wear a lovely outfit to match! This Forever 21 pleated silk skirt glowed in the sun. Instinctively, I wear this Ettika Choker with whatever outfit I possibly can, possibly being many, because it surprisingly brightens up more outfits than you would think! It’s not a simple piece, yet matches most things in a very simple yet eye-catching way. See more about this choker and Revolve on my latest Ettika post. It’s safe to say, the scenery is the real beauty here. Find the little treasures around you and explore them as much as possible!

Weekly Inspo’…

Current inspiration feels: european, floral, classic, pastels, sweet, elegant, artistic. 

Pictures taken from high fashion F16 runways and tumblr.

Enjoy.

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Kimchi Blue…

Dress: Urban Outfitters

Shoes: Zara

Sunnies: RayBan

It was an ongoing joke on the 4th of July to count and see how many people complimented this dress, and there were so many we couldn’t even keep track! It’s just so casually, effortlessly beautiful and elegant. I know I use the term effortless quite a lot, but if I could erase every other time I’ve used it and change the definition of it to this dress, I would. Though the front is very lowcut, thanks to my lack of packages it didn’t seem revealing. It’s very light, breezy and cool in the heat, but does shrink in the wash! I almost lost it when I struggled to button it around my ribs, but as the day went on it loosend back to its original fit. It’s a true beauty!

Monday City Style…





Top: Zara (in-store only, similar here)

Jeans: Zara (in-store only, similar here)

Shoes: Zara

I’m a bit Zara obsessed at the moment, as you can tell. They had a huge sale on before the holiday so I took full advantage of the amazing deals and got myself a little going-away outfit! Everything in Zara is incredibly chic, even in the simplest of forms. I was in fits over this bell-sleeved, pinstriped top. It’s light and airy, and simple yet so unique! The jeans were supposed to be boyfriend jeans, but they only had one size left and I loved them so much that I got them anyway! Also, the shoes leave horrible blisters the first few times if worn for long periods of time 😬 but after being broken in they’re super comfy and match everything while being effortless chic!