Frugal Flannel

Personally and spiritually I have been struggling with frugality, where and when are purchases appropriate and what use do I have in mind when I am in the process of a purchase. I have every intention of staying up to date with trends, but that also means living in a continual cycle of shopping, but when is shopping unhealthy? As I have matured I have realized that shopping does not satisfy my soul, it no longer fulfills questionable feelings and distressed emotions. With that, I am discovering the blessings of blogging and collaborating with my fellow creatives. One of the reasons I moved to Charleston, was to blossom creatively and expand my horizons, meeting and collaborating with Charleston creatives is fun and rewarding.

Working with Peyton William Jewelry, was fun and worth the time to speak with the gals at the jewelry boutique and make the effort to communicate. I recommend reaching out to people that interest you- it can challenge your work and encourage your soul, meanwhile you are building a relationship and assisting new acquaintances.

Collaborating is satisfying. Helping a creative along with nourishing my blog feels better than a self-satisfying endeavor. In any passion, it is not intended for an individual; life and work is better with others.

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Rawr. That expression of mine is vicious.

So I bought this flannel in August, and I have been waiting to unveil it in a blog post. So I chose a simple, put-together ensemble to show a casual yet sophisticated flannel pairing. Obviously my current favorite jeans are a part of the look, alongside fabulous jewels via Peyton William Jewelry and the obvious tote of choice.

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Digging tactile bangles- jewelry that doubles as a form of entertainment.

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Relaxed boyfriend fit. J Brand, have I told you how much I like you?

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Is it even yours if you don’t monogram it? Probably not, you mangy thief.

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These kicks are perfect. Slip-on’s, sneakers; super trendy. All forms of shoes are great actually, feet are nice when they are protected with some layer of “do not worry your feet will be safe.”

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Pictures by Davy Kesey

Rails Flannel, J Brand Jeans, Gap sneakers, Louis Vuitton Never Full , Peyton William Jewelry, Ray Ban Sunnies

Knit Me a Real Fall

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I am still living in a questionable season, where yesterday, folks went to the beach and I was dreaming of a fireplace and crisp air.

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This ensemble is easy for warm days and (almost) cool evenings. With a touch of romance and a hint of cozy this look goes well for a casual evening at your favorite restaurant of choice. Embrace fall my loves!

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This look is fairly easy to recreate yourself. Start with a silk tank. Mysterious, simple, and sexy without revealing too much. It also allows for easy adaptability with the weather. A simple knit cardigan reveals peaks of said cute tank, and keeps you cozy and comfortable (omg cozy and cute?!) Topped with this season’s hottest combo- boyfriend jeans and sneakers- to complete the casual aesthetic.

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To step up this relaxed look, add some bling. Chunky and lustrous beads move the outfit above cafe chats. You will be getting compliments, so go somewhere nice.

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Pictures: the incredible Davy Kesey

Zara Sweater (last season)- similar, Equipment Tank (Marshalls find), J brand Jeans, Gap Sneakers

Peyton William Necklace (loaned)

The Friend Shirt

The day before classes started I could not concentrate on what I wanted to wear because I was so distracted by the thought of a t-shirt dress. Effortless comfort. Showing up to class in a t shirt dress is saying, “I am here to study, but there’s a chance I slept in this and you will never know.”

I had one t-shirt dress that could have been a possibility but it was black and required a belt and blah blah it did not work. So I did my research that week and found some goodies via Brandy Melville. Then I stumbled upon this magical little number.

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The best thing about a new find of a fresh trend, for me at least, are the conversations that come post-purchase. I have been living in this dress since it arrived in the mail, and girls stop me to find out where I got it. I love that. Especially as a new student, I get to introduce myself to people who I might not have ever gotten a chance to meet. Then we get to have a nice chat about t-shirt dresses, the wonderful simplicity that they are.

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Conversations with new people and an affordable fall staple. I am all about it.

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Bracelet found in a jewelry store in Crete, Greece

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Skull found in Paris street market, evil eye in a jewelry store in Santorini, Greece

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Shoes came off. whoops.

Dress: Brandy Melville (currently sold out,) similar and similar

Sneakers: Dolce Vita

Purse: purchased in Greece

Photographed by Davy Kesey