Summer to Fall Transition Outfit Ideas/Back to school wardrobe must haves

It’s crazy to think we are almost halfway through August and that school starts again. I wanted to share with you all some of my favorite fall transition outfits along with some essentials for your back to school wardrobe.

You can now shop my looks by clicking on the links in this blog post of visiting the Liketoknowit app and following me on there under the name beyoutifuladventure.

We have been keeping busy with our new home and still finishing lots of painting. I can’t wait to show you all the finishing project in a couple weeks when we get the flooring in and we are all settled. It’s crazy to think we are almost halfway through August and that school starts again. I wanted to share with you all some of my favorite fall transition outfits along with some essentials for your back to school wardrobe.

I love anything that is trendy, chic, and girly all at the same time! One of my favorite pieces to wear inside as we go into the fall season are cardigans. I love layering my clothes which is another reason I love fall so much! My absolute favorite cardigans right now are these B.P. Cardigans from Nordstrom. They are a soft material and fit so well, plus they have pockets. I just love pockets in my clothing so I don’t always have to carry my purse around everywhere. I got this cardigan in a grey and oatmeal color in a size XS. They definitely fit true to size.

 

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I am also crushing on long sleeve and short sleeve tees. I found two from American Eagle I love, two from Nordstrom, and one from Target. There are definitely options when it comes to picking good tees. I love the fit the best with my Nordstrom ones and American Eagle ones since I am more petite and they fit the best! This coral and white tee is the perfect transition piece since it can be worn by itself or with a cardigan and it comes in so many other colors as well. I am wearing an XS and it is a little big in the neck area, so I would say it’s good to size down one. I also love the grey striped tee I have from American Eagle for under $30 because of the V neck and the soft material.

 

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Shoes are always my favorite when it comes to fall. I love these adorable mauve mules I found for under $25 at Target. They run a little small, so I would recommend going up a half size. They are so comfy and can be worn with dresses or jeans. I also love these black over the knee boots from Amazon for under $50. They are such a steal! Normally over the knee boots run from $80-$130. They have a flatter heel which I love and fit my height which is 5’3″. The material is suede so you might want to spray them with some protective spray, but they are definitely a great fall boot and even into winter.

When it comes to back to school wardrobe must haves, I recommend grabbing some short sleeve or long sleeve tees, a couple cardigans, denim jeans, a few casual dresses and definitely some mules. I linked several here and in the liketoknowit app as well.

I hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy the last couple weeks of summer! I’d love to hear from you all on what you think about these fall transition pieces. Feel free to leave a comment below.

XOXO,

Autumn

 

 

 

Favorite Summer Accessories

love summertime and wearing sundresses as you all know! I wanted to share some of my favorite simple accessories that go with several different outfits.

White Maxi DressTurquoise Tassel EarringsNude HeelsNude Wedges,White Embroidered PurseWhite Tassel EarringsTan SlidesStraw Crossbody

I hope you all have had a great weekend! I can’t believe how close we are to July 4th already. We had a fun weekend visiting Frederick, Md on Friday. We both have the day off so we usually take some time to go on a fun adventure together. I wanted to share with you all some of our favorite spots in Frederick and also some of my favorite summer accessories.

Frederick has a beautiful downtown with shops and restaurants. It also has a canal that runs right on the inside of the town. You can walk down there and grab a bite to eat or grab a favorite dessert at Cakes to Die For. We always make an effort to go there for a treat, they have amazing vegan/gluten free brownies. We are still trying out restaurants downtown, but a good place is Firestone’s. They make a lot of good food and can make anything gluten free there too. We also did a little bit of shopping for me at Francesca’s in Frederick. I will be sharing some of those looks in the next few weeks from there.

I love summertime and wearing sundresses as you all know! I wanted to share some of my favorite simple accessories that go with several different outfits.

Purses

One of my favorite trends this year is a straw crossbody bag. I love how you can wear it with jean shorts and a tank or with a maxi dress and heels. It’s so versatile for summer outfits. I shared my favorite one above from Amazon for $22 and a couple others I love.

I recently came across a white floral embroidered clutch at Francesca’s and I love it. It’s more of a dressier purse, but goes with any color. I got mine for $38 and linked it above.

Earrings

I am loving all the statement earrings this year. I have probably bought five pairs in different colors. My current favorite place to find statement earrings is at Target. I found my white tassel earrings from there and recently my turquoise tassel earrings as well. They have different earrings and colors to choose from. The brand is called sugarfix by Baublebar. Most of the earrings run around $13-$15.

Shoes

One of my favorite accessories is shoes. I am loving the espadrille wedges this year. I found a nude pair at J.Crew Factory on sale for $40. They normally run around $98, however J. Crew Factory normally runs a lot of sales and discounts. I found my black wedges at Charlotte Russe for $30. They normally have a lot of shoes at an affordable price.

I also love to find shoes that are comfortable and flat. My favorite place currently is Target. I found both my black sandals and my tan slides there for around $20. Both shoes run true to size and I linked both of them here for you.

I’d love to hear from you all what some of your favorite summer accessories are and what you are looking foreword to the most this summer! Hope you all had a great weekend!

XOXO,

Autumn

The comparison trap

Today I am talking about the struggle of comparison and how to overcome it.

Similar ShirtTan SlidesJean ShortsHot Pink EarringsKate Spade Sunglasses, Straw Crossbody bagStraw ClutchStraw Ratan Crossbody

This has been an extremely busy week filled with lots of packing. We are getting ready to move to Waynesboro. This has been a challenging week, with lots of stress of getting things packed. Lately, I have been dealing a lot with comparing myself to others. So, I wanted to write an encouraging post for women about this topic.

With different social media platforms out there, it is not hard to fall into the comparison trap. Every time you get on instagram or Facebook, a new post shows up of a husband and wife who are on vacation somewhere or a mom who is doing five jobs while also taking care of her kids well. It is difficult not to compare yourself, but it is a trap. Don’t listen to those lies that are being told to you.

We are each beautiful women created by God and designed for his purpose. Our purpose in life is to love God and love others second. How can we possibly do that when we are comparing our looks, profession, status, or worth to someone else. Our worth is not defined by money, status, job, relationships, or talents. We can’t even find our worth in our husbands, which I am guilty of doing so much. It will affect our relationship with them negatively, so we must first find our identity in Christ.

We are defined by God and who He says we are. God says we are beautiful women who have captivated Him. We cannot live a full life if we are always comparing. Check out Christy Nockels Glorious in the Mundane podcast for some awesome content on comparison. I have absolutely loved it and gained so much wisdom from it.

So the next time we scroll on Facebook or Instagram, let’s remember that our identity is not found in how many likes or comments we get, but rather who we are. We are each special and unique people created with a purpose. God wants the best for our lives and desires us to find our identity in him.

Also, this shirt I am wearing is out of stock, but I linked a similar one to it above. I am wearing a size XS in the shirt and size 2 in the shorts for sizing.

Hope you all have a great week!

XOXO,

Autumn

 

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Favorite Summer Finds

Sharing some of my favorite affordable summer fashion finds.

I wanted to share with you all some of my favorite affordable clothing and accessory finds for summer. Summer is getting closer and with the warmer temps recently it feels like summer outside already. I will link some of my favorites, including the outfit in my picture.

My first summer favorite are these tan slides I found at Target for $24. They are super comfortable and go with everything! They can be worn with shorts, pants, and dresses. I linked them here for you and I wear a size 6.5 in them. (Tan Slides )

My second favorite summer find are these White Tassel Earrings I found at Target as well for $13. They are Baublebar’s Sugarfix brand and go with everything! I linked both ones from Amazon NLCAC Women’s Beaded tassel earrings Long Fringe Drop Earrings Dangle White” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Amazon White Tassel Earrings and from Target ones here White Tassel Earrings.

Another summer find are these Denim Floral Embroidered Shorts from Target for $24 and these White Denim Pants from Loft. The shorts go with any shirt, except a long shirt and I wear a size 2 in them. The white pants are super comfortable and go great with a jean jacket.

My absolute favorite summer find is this black and white gingham romper I found at American Eagle on sale for $40. It’s super comfortable and is perfect for a casual date. I wear a size XS for sizing reference. I linked the romper here Gingham Romper.

Also, check out these other cute accessories and shoes for summer from Amazon. Straw Ratan BagEspadrille WedgesSquare Ratan Crossbody bag

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Weekend Fun!

A little glimpse into our weekends and fun adventures.

 

Yellow TopHigh Rise White Shorts

We finally had some really nice weather this weekend, so being a FL girl, I was so excited about the weather!! I swear I am destined to live on a beach all day everyday. Something about the warm weather makes me excited and more energetic!

Since it was a nice weekend, we got out on Friday afternoon and went to one of our favorite places, the C & O Canal. It’s a beautiful old canal that now has a towpath that you can walk and ride bikes. You can even rent bikes from them there and in the summer they do canal boat rides. I love biking so much, so it was definitely a fun day!

We then headed for ice cream, well ice cream for my hubby at bruster’s. I haven’t blogged about it yet, but I am gluten and dairy free. So ice cream is no bueno for me, except on the occasion when I want to just go for it at an organic ice cream place. So…we ended up stopping at the grocery store for one of my favorite ice cream bars. It’s a brand called So Delicious and they have the best dairy free ice cream bars! My favorite is the almond milk mocha fudge bars. Definitely try them if you are eating dairy free!

Also, check out my yellow top in the pictures! I found this cute thing at Francesca’s for $38. They are having a big sale this weekend, so grab those spring shirts and dresses now! For sizing reference, I am wearing an XS. They are doing a buy one get two 40% off. I linked the shirt above and some shorts that look similar to mine from Target. I am wearing a size 2 in the shorts.

Also, we ordered The Greatest Showman a month back and got it on Tuesday. We seriously love that movie SO much! I swear I could watch a bunch of times, so if you haven’t seen it yet, definitely check it out!

Hope you all enjoy this weekend and the nice weather!

XOXO,

Autumn

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