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I didn’t even realize that we’d hit September until late Friday night, but isn’t it kind of cool how as soon as September hit, so did some fall weather? I’m not going to be fooled- I know we’ll probably have a few more summery days before fall actually hits later this month, but it’s o much fun to start thinkin’ boots and sweaters and all. pumpkin. everything.

September is going to be a super fun month. Kendall and I are road-tripping down to Charleston, NC for a wedding and stopping to see family in Myrtle Beach on the way down and back. Then the following week, I’m going on my annual girls trip to Chowderfest on Long Beach Island, NJ. I just want to buy Tiffany and I all matching outfits and wear our boots and tromp around eating seafood for a weekend. It’s going to be great!

What do you have planned for September?

I’m no stranger to animal print, and I think I want to add a leopard clutch + leopard booties to my arsenal of accessories. Actually, lets throw in a leopard puffer vest too! Not to wear together. I’m not that crazy.

Homegirl was literally just gluing her makeup brushes back together this weekend. Perhaps I need a new set that matches my cute pink, black, and white bathroom?

I keep saying I want another pair of loafers since I have just about worn through my gold Coach pair and I’m considering getting a pink pair just because pink isn’t a traditionally fall color BUT WHY CAN’T IT BE?

This is a purse shaped like a PSL. That is all.

Speaking of PSL- my future Sissy in law and I are getting matching basic fall extravaganza sweatshirts.

I’m also really, really wanting a monogram sherpa situation. How cozy, amiright?

I haven’t found a pair of nude heeled boots that fit my foot right, so I might try the Via Spiga Beckett Tall Boot.

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Originally posted on Little Bitty City One 3/8/16

Remember last week or whenever how it got nice? And then it freaking SNOWED at the end of the week? And it wasn’t even nice snow it was gobs of slush. Gross. I was so ready for the week to end already and that was just the ice(ing) on the cake.

Anyway, I guessss it’s ok because it gave me a chance (maybe my last one of the season) to rock my Topshop from Nordstrom leopard fur coat (last seen here). I wanted to be both cozy and cute as I slid into the weekend and I think I got this.

Now, let’s talk weekend essentials. You know I love a good backpack, but the one I got last year was a little small. Hi gorgeous Eddie Borgo for Target Backpack in Thunder. The backpack so nice that my mom bought me the same one. And if you’re constantly on the go like me, you probably have a snack or two in your bag. When Myprotein asked if I could try some of their products, I jumped at the chance. I ordered Protein Cookies in white almond, Protein Chox in caramel nut, and their 100% peanuts peanut butter. I’ll be honest, the cookies were a little too almond-y for me, it was almost overpowering. And I could really taste whatever extra protein was in it. But the chox were great! They taste like a heartier snickers and are definitely better for your if you’re like me and have a 3:30 in the afternoon chocolate craving. The peanut butter? On apples, one of my favorite snacks/ deserts.

How do you get ready for the weekend?

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Overlapped triangles earrings c/o ezra||Similar leopard coats here, here, here||Eddie Borgo for Target Backpack in Thunder||Similar knit scarves here, here, here||Similar raw quartz necklaces here, here, here||Wine sweaters here, here, here||Vegan Leather Tuxedo-Stripe Leggings (very similar)||OTK boots here, here, here

Thank you to Myprotein + ezra for the gifted goodies in the post. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you to my readers for supporting the businesses that support LBC1!

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Originally posted on Little Bitty City One 3/24/16

I was born the day before St. Patrick’s Day, so I’ve combined the two holidays since I can remember. It started with green glittery sprinkled shamrock cookies for my birthday snack in grade school and evolved into (for the past couple of years) sharing a hat at The Madhatter with some close pals on the 17th. This year, I really did attempt to cancel my birthday, which is very unlike me, because I was feeling pretty overwhelmed. But I’m kind of surrounded by a ton of amazing people that wouldn’t let that happen. My parents, my friends- everyone I know has made this month special. I even got to see my favorite band and hang out with them for a bit after the show- that was a present to myself.

Parts of my look today were presents as well. The green dress is from my 21st birthday (edit: no it is not? I def got this dress for my 24th or 25th.) and has obviously become my St. Patrick’s Day dress. The jewelry set from Baublebar was a gift from two of my best friends and the tumbler was from my Little- one of my coworkers calls me kitten and I needed a new tumbler when the lid on my trusty giant mason jar broke. Perfect gift, perfect timing.

Anyway, it’s been a great March, and I’m feeling so lucky.

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Phlox Drops-Pink||Phlox Collar-Pink||Dark denim jackets here, here, here||Green skater dresses here, here, here||Quilted mint purses here, here, here||Kendra Scott Color Bar bracelet||sip sip tumbler with straw – ticket stripe||Leopard loafers here, here, here

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DC winters come on like sleep and love- very slowly and then allatonce. It seemed to me like we went from 60 to 18 degrees RULL fast and despite the fact that I hate being hot more than anything, being freezing comes in close second. Thankfully, we have warm coats, cozy blankets, Starbs, and adorable sweaters to warm us up.

I also find that clothes are just more fun in the fall/ winter. In summer I’m just like yo pass me a sun dress so I can wear as little as possible with the least amount of effort. In the winter, I get to layer and play around with patterns and textures and FUR. This outfit was actually what I wore for my department Christmas luncheon. Even though it’s casual dress at my firm all week, I wanted to be a little festive. Enter the sweater I knew I HAD to have from Whistle & Wild. I sat on ordering this for a bit until Amanda told me she only had one size left. It’s now sold out! #sadface. But she has a other adorable sweaters- you can check them out here. Don’t forget now, her online store is more like a boutique in that it carries a smaller collection, so if you see something you love, grab it before it’s gone! I love that it’s a sassy sweater and a different color for me. I think I like the burnt orange though!

My coat is from last year, Nordstrom on Black Friday and love at first sight. The earmuffs, despite matching perfectly, were an impulse buy last week. I can’t find them online, but here is a leopard pair and here is a cat ear pair. (Head to the Forever 21 in City Center if you want the exact same that I have!) Basically I love being bundled up as long as my personality can shine through my layers. I think I got that covered with the quirky earmuffs that match my coat.

Sweater: Whistle & Wild||Coat: Nordstrom [last year]||Earmuffs: Forever 21||Skirt: Loft [last year]||Leather Boots: Lord + Taylor||Alice bag c/0 Urban Expressions {use code CLOVE25 for 25% off your Urban Expressions purchase}

 graphic sweaters under $100

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I think if anyone could pinpoint one specific look that is my style, this would be it: t shirt dress, denim jacket, flats (flat boots, sneakers, loafers- anything flat) and a big old bag to toss my life in. I wanted to get one more wear out of this Jack Wills dress before it got too cold, and even Monday was pushing it, but as I was bustling around my office I just realized that I felt me.

Proportion-wise, it’s sometimes hard for me to find clothes because I’m short but big on top. The t-shirt dress seems to be made specifically for me. I can show off my legs, which I love, and cover my bust and shoulders, which I don’t love so much. The best part? It also happens to be Kendall’s favorite style on me, probably because I feel so confident in t-shirt dresses. The navy + white stripes on this one keep it classic, but I also will never ever think I have enough solids.

The denim jacket is like a security blanket to me. When the jacket I made in 8th grade covered in patches from Hot Topic tragically ripped last Easter, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. That jacket saw me through all of high school, and much to my sorority sisters’ dismay, all of college. It covered my problematic shoulders/ arms and, in my opinion, it went with just about everything besides other denim. No Canadian tuxedo for me, thanks. The replacement is softer and hasn’t been “patched” yet, but it’s still my go-to jacket for in between weather and if I want to cover up a little with zero effort. I turn to my denim like most women my age turn to their leather.

The flats actually came to me in the form of a message on Pinterest from one of my best girls.  The day I got them H&M was having a sale so I ended up with two pairs of flats for $11 or something outrageous. My other pair was last seen here. You’d think that flimsy flats would be hell on the city-dweller with high arches, but these are actually some of the most comfy flats I’ve ever owned. The pink grr adds that’s little bit of kitschy Caroline that my friends have come to expect- and is totally the reason that B Hy sent them my way!

I’m sorry that I’m not at all sorry that I’m rocking my Alice bag again (last seen here). Part of it, honestly, is just laziness. Once I get going with a good bag it’s hard for me to want to switch purses. This one has been amazing this fall and worked with this (basically neutral) outfit.

I think it’s ok to strip down and get back to basics. That’s also why I love my grapefruit Perrier. I’m not big on soda and I haven’t been one for booze recently, but dang I love my bubbles! No, this post wasn’t sponsored by Perrier or anything, I just love having a guilt-free but fun drink I can throw into my big purse and sip on if I need a little lift without the calories.

How do you strip down to basics?

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T-Shirt Dress: Sold out at Jack Wills but available from ASOS||Denim Jacket: Target||Leopard loafers: H&M||Bag: c/o Urban Expressions {25% off with code CLOVE25}

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