a schpeel on backpacks and turtle necks.

top & skirt & shoes: Forever21; backpack: kate spade new york  

two things i thought i'd never wear on a regular day basis (if you asked me 5 years ago): a turtle neck and a backpack. however, this turtle neck reminds me of Audrey Hepburn (so, why not?!), it's an easy throw-on, matches anything, and i can either stretch out the neck part of the sweater or shorten it (which i prefer since i have a small neck as is). and backpacks are making a come back again! the great thing about this backpack, other than it being a pretty ballet slipper pink, is that i can definitely see myself wearing this a couple years down the road. now, if you were to ask me in 5 years if i'd wear a fanny pack, i'd probably still pass on that lol. 


So I wore (& haven't done a post like this in 5ever!!)

 top: Cotton On; jacket: a lucky find at DD's Discount; shoes: Nine West (but got it from TJMaxx)
 skirt & bag & earings: kate spade new york 

i love dressing up! but more than just that, i love to be comfortable when doing so. lately i've been discovering a lot more about how i dress and what i look for in "dressing up". one of the most important things are: the simpler the better. and i'm really liking that phrase! even applying it in everyday life is helpful too. granted, i'm not very good at it, but i'm trying to live up to that quote! 

over here i paired an everyday white tee, with a faux leather jacket, and a skirt from Kate Spade. 
i love twirling around in that skirt! fun fact about it: it was inspired by neapolitan ice cream! i mean, how can you not be inspired by ice cream?!  



^ i was being a bit of a creeper, but this lady had the cutest yellow rain coat and it stole my heart ^
a couple of weeks ago we had the chance to check out the beautiful Seattle! and i think out of our traveling, this marks my top favorite! it reminded me a whole lot of Upstate New York with all the leaves changing. it was bliss. the air was nice and crisp as well and there was evident rain left on the ground from the night before. we also got to throw leaves up in the air and i had no allergic reaction to it whatsoever, hoorah to that!! 

hope ya'll enjoy the pictures! i promise i'll keep this blog going! 

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