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Back to School in The Varsity Trend

School is in session and back to school sales are in full swing! It’s time to channel your inner school girl! I love all the tartan, plaid and varsity trends that are sprinkled in the windows this fall! This adorable trend makes me feel youthful and ready to tackle fall.

There is so much to love about the varsity trend. The huge numbered graphic sweaters are preppy and laid back at the same time. Plaid miniskirts and knee-high socks are a classic must have for fall. These adorable versatile backpacks are perfect for toting around your essentials, go classic with leather and tassels or modern with black nylon! Ankle booties and tasseled loafers are the perfect accessories to polish off your head to toe look! And don’t forget fall 2015’s most popular layering piece, the bomber jacket! I particularly love this striped one from Forever 21 at only $21!

Go ahead and embrace the varsity trend this fall, I’ve pulled together all my favorites below! Happy shopping!

Varsity Trend

shop the varsity trend:

Mini Backpack ($45) / Black Ankle Boots ($36) /Knee-High Socks ($4) / Pom Pom Beanie ($58) / Nylon Backpack ($52) / Striped Tee ($9) / Tartan Flared Skirt ($13) / Plaid Miniskirt ($48) / Varsity Tee ($9) / “25” Graphic Sweater ($20) / Tasseled Loafers ($25) / Varsity Bomber ($23) / Layered Plaid Sweatshirt ($20) / “57” Graphic Sweatshirt ($20)

Top Gifts for Her (Or You!) | 2014

What women want that’s a mystery men have been trying to figure out for centuries! I don’t think this topic is something I can easily sum up in a blog post, but I’m here to help you answer “what women want for christmas“!

I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but my Christmas shopping is already off to a strong start! Some of you might roll your eyes, but I live for this time of the year! I just love shopping for the perfect gift. It can be a lot of work, but nothing beats finding the ultimate gift that puts a smile on their face.

Below, I pulled together a complete collection of amazing gifts for any girl in your life. It’s important to keep in mind that every girl is different and therefore you need to pick a gift that suits her personality. Try using the collage below as inspiration. For example, accessories are a great gifting option (no sizing!), so maybe you decide to buy mittens. If your girl is a little funky, the bear mittens below would be perfect! But, if your girl is more classic, maybe a plaid print or leather gloves would be better. I love to get inspiration for ideas from the internet and then tailoring them to fit my friends and family.

Use this list to get you started, you do still have over a month until Christmas! :) Love an item below? Share in the comments!

top gifts for her 2014

Madewell Blanket Scarf ($65) / theBalm Eyeshadow Palette ($36) / H&M Polka Dot Pajamas ($30) / Forever 21 Bear Mittens ($9) / kate spade Polka Dot Candle ($40) / kate spade Initial Pendant ($58) / J. Crew Polka Dot Journal ($18) / Tacolicious Cookbook ($16) / Tory Burch for Fitbit ($195) / kate spade Bow Earrings ($29) / Nordstrom Pom Pom Slippers ($34) / S’well Waterbottle ($35) / Frends Headphones ($150) / C. Wonder Buffalo Check Keychain ($18) / Old Navy Knit Beanie ($15) / Old Navy Plaid Flats ($24) / kate spade Bow Eyemask ($38) / Gap Jersey Backpack ($50)

DEALS:

Madewell– 20% off  [code- YOURGIFT]

J. Crew– 30% off  [code- SHOPNOW]

Gap– 40% off  [code- BFRIDAY]

C. Wonder– 30% off  [no code needed]


Holiday Must Haves | 2014

The holiday season is upon us and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I love all the fun textures, patterns and warmth that comes with this fabulous season. Nothing beats getting dressed in my coziest layers and enjoying some warm hot cocoa by the fire. To help everyone get as excited as I am about the holidays I pulled together some must haves for the upcoming holiday season. Nothing screams holiday like faux fur, fair isle, plaid and reindeer prints- Enjoy!!

holiday must haves 2014

Forever 21 Fur Vest ($45) / Target Ear Muffs (On Sale for $10) / Sole Society Mini Backpack ($40) / Old Navy Patterned Socks (On Sale for $8) / H&M Jacquard-knit Sweater ($35) / Forever 21 Over-the-Knee Boots ($40) / Forever 21 Fair Isle Leggings ($18) / Forever 21 Shaggy Socks ($4) / Old Navy Buffalo Check Flannel ($22) / Forever 21 Plaid Scarf ($11) / Nordstrom Chalkboard Tumbler ($13) / Old Navy Strappy Ankle Boots ($40)


Game On!

With the World Series continuing into the weekend, I already know my next few nights will be jam-packed with Giants festivities. I love showing spirit during the games, but not at the expense of style. I think it’s important to dress up the traditional team apparel, especially when the games fall on weekend nights.


My advice for taking your team gear to the next level:

  1. Pick one item with your team’s logo on it. I suggest hats, they are the easiest to dress up and down and can match back to a ton of things already in your closet! (You can’t go wrong with a baseball hat or a beanie- they are both on trend this fall!)
  2. Choose some girly items to pair with your team gear. Find a dress, skirt or even a lace top to wear with it. Any feminine details that soften the look will immediately transform it into night!
  3. Lastly, add some layers! Denim, leather, camo- any will work! You could even go further with the sporty look and wear a baseball or varsity jacket!

Check out my look below! I love the wool texture of this Giant’s hat. It’s perfect for fall and still screams Giants! (Don’t worry if you cheer for another team! They have a TON of cute team hats, with nearly every style, for every team!!) I chose to dress it up with a faux leather skirt and a hooded denim jacket. Now I’m ready for whatever this weekend throws at me! (Hopefully the Giants are too!)

take me out to the ballgame

Forever 21 Hooded Denim Jacket ($32.90) / Kohl’s Apt 9 Essential Stripe Tee (On Sale for $14.40) / Old Navy Strappy Ankle Boots ($42.94) / Everlane Twill Snap Backpack ($65) / Fanatics SF Giants Hat ($33.95) / Kohl’s LC Lauren Conrad Faux Leather Circle Skirt (On Sale for $34.99)


The Grown-up Backpack

If you haven’t noticed, backpacks aren’t just for school buses anymore! They are not only the trendy new carryall, but also a practical accessory. I forgot how great backpacks were until I bought one to tote around this summer- they are great for day trips to the park, commuting to work or weekend trips! And don’t worry; there are more options than princesses and ninja turtles. Backpacks are now the chic accessory, coming in leather, studded and fringed! Below are a ton of trendy options that can take you from work to weekend!

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Topshop Pink Backpack ($68) / BCBG Black & White Backpack ($78) / Dailylook Studded Tassel Backpack ($49.99) / Vince Camuto Blue Backpack ($178) / Betsey Johnson Leopard Backpack ($59.95) / Appaman Kids Straw Backpack ($34.99) / Madewell Leather Backpack ($228) / Marc by Marc Jacobs Printed Backpack (On Sale for $158.40) / ASOS Black Formal Backpack ($38.09) / ASOS Colorblock Backpack ($66.69) / Forever 21 Faux Leather Backpack ($32.80) / Urban Outfitters Grey Tassel Backpack ($59) / Steve Madden Leopard Backpack ($128) / Steve Madden Camel Backpack ($98) / Forever 21 Striped Backpack ($19.80) / Forever 21 Faux Leather Backpack ($32.80) / Herschel Pink Backpack ($55) / Deux Lux Karma Backpack ($130)

Party in the USA

Can you believe the Fourth of July is just one week away? Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays! This is partly because I love barbecues, s’mores and fireworks and partly because it’s usually coupled with my birthday celebration. This year I am especially excited for the long weekend because my parents will be visiting me all the way from Indiana! I have been busy filling their itinerary with all the “can’t miss” tourist activities in San Francisco and couldn’t help planning my outfits for the holiday weekend as well! I put together some of my favorite pieces inspired by the land of the free! Will you be sporting the more literal prints like the flag shorts and TOMS below? Or will you go for the subtler look like the white dress paired with Red Essie Nail Polish? Share with me in the comments below!

glamourita American Beauty

 

ASOS Polka Dot Romper ($43.81) / ASOS Check Dress ($47.64) / Forever 21 Star Headwrap ($3.80) / Essie Polish- Clam Bake ($8.50) / American Flag TOMS ($53.95) / ASOS White V-neck Dress ($60.97) / Vans Star Sneakers ($54.95) / Forever 21 Flag Shorts ($19.80) / ASOS Red Swing Dress ($47.64) / ASOS Red Star Backpack (On Sale for $24.77!) / ASOS Short Overalls ($47.62) / ASOS Lattice Bikini (On Sale for $20.96!) / Gap Star Pants (On Sale for $32.97) / Gap Star Slip-Ons ($39.95) / Everly Bow Back Dress ($46) / Nordstrom Chambray Peplum Tank ($26)