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SUMMER TO FALL DRESSES FOR UNDER $50.00!

So now that it is officially fall, it is time for us to make the transition with our wardrobes! Wearing fall clothing (leggings and oversized shirts or sweaters, booties, dresses) etc.) is my favorite part! There is so much you can do with a good fall wardrobe! I like to think of it as the season to be stylish AND comfy! As we girls know, that combo doesn't come around often. So when it's here I definitely welcome it with open arms and take full advantage! Today, I have selected a few of my favorite dresses from Nordstrom to help you transition from summer to fall! Best part is that they're ALL under $50.00!!! At those prices they won't be available long so be sure to check them out and claim the styles you want before they're gone!! 

Selma

As many of you know, this week marks the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery voting rights march of 1965. In the past several months Selma has received lots of attention and has attracted tourists from all over the country. This is due to the approaching 50th anniversary of the march and Oprah's film, Selma, which portrays the march of the voting rights movement which originated in this city. Although I do not live in Selma, I am employed with the system here and cross this bridge into this historic city on a daily basis. The city of Selma is both beautiful in its somewhat preserved architectural buildings and homes which are mostly downtown, but go either right or left after crossing the bridge and it is clear that Selma, once a prosperous town, is largely made up of abandoned buildings and homes and is a town of immense poverty and despair. It is my hope that the attention Selma will receive through the film and the commerce that will attract this weekend with the anniversary of the march, will open the eyes of the people who visit the city and that the visitors who visit will generate much income for Selma. Although it is a city that is in desperate need of some love and attention, it is very historical and charming. 

Prior to settlement by Europeans,the area of present-day Selma had been inhabited for thousands of years by varying cultures of indigenous peoples. French explorers and colonists were the first Europeans to explore the area. Selma was later incorporated in 1820. During the Civil War, Selma was of the South's main military manufacturing centers, producing tons of supplies and munitions, and turning out Confederate warships such as the ironclad, Tennessee. This strategic concentration of manufacturing capabilities eventually made Selma a target of Union raids into Alabama late in the Civil War.

On Saturday, David and I went to the historic St. James Hotel located in downtown Selma on Water Avenue. We had lunch and drinks at the hotel's restaurant ,The Troupe Dining Room, and it was very nice! We talked to the Chef, who told us that he is in the process of changing up the menu to include new entrees and appetizers and we are so excited to see what he has planned for the menu! Af lunch, we walked through downtown exploring old buildings and historical monuments, including the historically famous Edmund Pettus Bridge. As I mentioned earlier, I cross this bridge everyday so walking across is nothing special to me but there are people who have flocked to Selma from all over the country just to see the bridge and explore the city. So I guess for someone who hasn't seen it or been to it, it's kind of a big deal! And it is beautiful! Anyway David and I took pictures all over downtown Selma Saturday afternoon and I think we got some pretty good shots! For the occasion, I wore this blush pink French Connection dress that has a beautiful drop waist that I just love so much! It has that 20's elegance to it and I just can't get enough! And how beautiful are the blush/antique roses we found? I saw them and fell in love with their unusual color so I got them for the pictures and I think they look great! For dinner at the hotel, I wore this dress with my nude pumps for more of an elegant look and then changed into these adorable nude oxford flats for strolling downtown! Both went with the dress perfect! I opted for minimal accessories to go with this dress because I didn't want to take away from the dress itself. So I wore my starburst-style crystal studs, my Ronaldo bracelets, my rings, and my Ted Baker purse. For my hair, I went for my go to soft, loose curls. Here are some of our pictures we took Saturday and I hope you guys enjoy seeing some of Selma! Be sure to subscribe to the blog to receive updates as I post! Have any of you ever visited Selma? Comment below to let me know! 

How adorable are these oxford flats?!!! I love them!

How adorable are these oxford flats?!!! I love them!

Downtown Selma!!

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Obsessed with this blue building and iron entrance!

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Did I mention how much I LOVE this architecture?!!! LOVE!!!

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Yes, I know, with this cold weather we have been having my legs haven't seen much of the sun and it was chilly this day so somehow that makes them look purple. Oh well!

My Details- Dress:(old) but similar here and here //Earrings: similar here // Pumps: similar here //Flats: similar here//Purse: Ted Baker// Lipstick: Laura Mercier

Lovely in Leather

It is still so cold here in Alabama and the temps are expected to keep dropping for the next few days so it looks like I won't be packing up my winter clothes just yet! I am crazy about this sweater from Ruche! It has a hint of sparkle in it so it adds some glam to any look! I paired it with my black cotton pants from target that you guys have to go get because they are seriously so comfy!! I know you have all seen me wear these Ariat boots before and there is a reason why!! They are the perfect boots for pants and/or skirt! They have the perfect heel height and I can wear them all day because they are so comfortable! Ariat makes the best boots...just saying! Growing up I used to never want a leather jacket. I just thought they felt so strange and had weird zips and just looked odd looking in general but now that I have this one from Spiegel, I LOVE them! This is a well made jacket with a feminine flare that I just can't get enough of! It also keeps me really warm as I am out and about! It can be worn for a more dressed up look or just casual as I have it here! It is extremely good quality leather and is a closet staple of mine for sure!!

 

Y'all, I can't get enough of these Ariat boots!! Perfect heel hight and I love that I can wear them all day!

My outfit details: Jacket: Spiegel//Sunglasses: Karen Walker//Lipstick: Mac "Pink Nouveau"//Sweater: Ruche//Pants: Target//Boots: Ariat

Some of my pieces are not available anymore but I found some similar items and have included the links below if you want to shop this look!

Cozy Colorblock Coats

Hey loves! Ok so, I have gotten so many compliments on this black and white color block coat from Sheinside and I just wanted to share this look with you all! It has been EXTREMELY cold this past week and sometimes it can be hard to stay warm and look fabulous at the same time! Luckily there are some amazing designers that have created some adorable coats to keep us warm and stylish! My coat (from Sheinside) is older but I have included some similar (current) faves below! And bonus, most of them are on sale!!! There really is no better time to stock up on warm coats than now since a lot of the stores are clearing out their winter inventory to make way for the spring and summer collections! Oh and you all HAVE to check out my black cotton pants that I scored from Target!! They are so comfortable and I wear them all the time! Last but not least are these Ariat boots of mine that I LOVE! As I have said many times (and will continue to say) I am HUGE on comfort! So I was super excited to find these tall boots that have such a great heel hight! (Seriously, Ariat makes the most comfortable boots and these get an A+ in my book!)

I hope you are all  keeping warm with these crazy winter storms popping up everywhere! Im working on some gift guides for Valentine's day so subscribe and be sure to check them out so that you can drop some hints to your significant other!! There are some really amazing pieces I found that I am SO excited about!! Love you all!! XOXO

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Here are some other black/white color block coats I am loving! Shop them below! (Some are even on MAJOR sale!!) Be sure to check them out!