Black and White for Days

As I sit at my computer sipping a DIY Pumpkin Chai (this recipe is great by the way), I question myself, what is the color of fall? This year black and white are so hot! I sometimes catch myself wearing this color combo up to three days in a row.

I asked my mom to tag along for the photo shoot. We almost had the same outfit on only in opposite colors, and we picked them out separately!

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Baby thought she could sneak into this photo…

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Could I get anymore coordinated? Nails, phone case, and shirt.

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What I’m wearing:
Flats: Sam Elderman
Maxi Skirt: Walmart (a very affordable option)
Top: Its actually a leotard and it’s vintage
Belt: Vince Camuto
Bag: Steve Madden

What my Momma’s Wearing
Skirt: JCPenny
Top: I DIY’ed this for her last fall
Booties: Ralph Lauren

Love,
Mikella and Mikella’s Mom

Special thanks for my Mom for being a part of this post and standing out in the cold! Love You

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Fall Wardrobe Staples

dark jeans. riding boots. lace.

My fall wardrobe is now complete.

Words cannot express how much I love this trio. My lace top (in stores now) and jeans are both from Forever 21 and the boots are from Macy’s. I just learned how to do this hairstyle from a friend. You basically french braid and only take sections of hair from the front. Then you put it in a messy bun.

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Love,
Mikella

Every Time it Rains

“Hey, you can’t wear white after Labor Day,” one exclaimed to me as I was fighting with my locker door to open.

It’s the 21st Century, this is no longer a “fashion rule.” Wear your white pants now, because they are so hot for fall! I wanted to go for a really monochrome look with whites and creamy colors. The arm candy pearls make the look. I piled on various pearl bracelets and a gold watch. My shoes are from bass, but I have seen look-a-likes at Aldo.

Wearing a bright outfit on a rainy day can really brighten your mood!

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XOXO,
Mikella

Style Throwback: 50’s

I’m not from the 50’s, but I will pretend I am, especially if it’s for homecoming spirit week. This was a last minute outfit idea for decades day (dress like your favorite decade). If you don’t have a spirit week, this could be a great Halloween costume.

I didn’t buy anything for my outfit. This poodle skirt is my sister’s from a few years ago (hence the unfamiliar name). My shirt is a plain black button down I borrowed from my mom. I folded a long scarf in half and tied it around my neck. Then I put on an old pair of white cheering shoes with high socks.

My hair was pulled up in a low ponytail and curled. For makeup, I did a simple cat eye, keeping it all pretty light.

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XO,
Mikella

Ditch the Sweats Update

Are you still sweatpants free? I am.

This is an easy outfit for blah days. You can put on any flannel shirt – I prefer neutral colors – and a pair of cargo pants. Almost any shoes would work with this look from booties, to ballet flats. I went with my wedge sneakers from Burlington Coat Factory. The necklace really makes the look. If you don’t have a bauble necklace, you can wear another statement piece.

Remember this outfit on those chilly mornings when it is almost too cold to get out of bed, and the last thing you want to do is think about fashion.

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Love,
Mikella

“Not Your Grandpa’s Sweater”

This might be your grandpa’s sweater…

This summer, I ventured into a thrift store with two of my friends. The gold buttons on this sweater were what first caught my eye. I thought the sweater was cute, and I figured I could always use the buttons on something I made. This was the first time I wore it and I really like it!

Sidenote: doesn’t the tree behind me match my sweater?

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XO Mikella