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The season's are a-changin' and thought it was about time to share some of my favorite things since SoCal was hit with a cool breeze. First, warm wool hats. Fall isn't quite complete with some awesome head gear and man have I been on a black hat binge. Somebody stop me. This one is by H&M.

Second, backpacks as purses. I've always been a fan of the backpack since the 90's. My mom rocked one. I stole hers since and have been wearing the crap out of it hence it was time for a new one. So, when I found out about Culture Riot, I was ecstatic. One stop shop for everything backpack and then some. Click here to view their full collection. This one is the Anastasia Convertible Backpack in Black.

Thirdly, dark, dark eyeliner. Don't get me wrong. I still love a good dark lip for fall but there's something dramatic and mysterious about just focusing all the attention on your eyes. Plus it cancels out the need to wear mascara, which for me, right now, is sort of a must. Currently in need of a new mascara recommendation! I completely ran out! 

I've never done a dramatic cat-eye like this so I was excited to try it with my girl, Suzie. I must say it immediately makes all your outfits look put together. I'm strong believer in beauty and fashion working very closely together to completing an entire look. To complete this dramatic eye look, I went for a 20's vintage-inspired hairstyle, which I must say have been pairing nicely with most outfits of mine. Good hair day everyday with this style. 

Next, midi skirts. It's no surprise that I'm a little in love with midi skirts at the moment. I think it's the chicest way to warm up in the fall months and still maintain a feminine shape. This one is by Shabby Apple, a vintage-inspired store chock-full of skirts and dresses that focus on shapes and looks that identify perfectly with the everyday woman. Simple, elegant pieces to make you feel like a princess. Tulle, polka dots, wrap dresses-- they have it all. Truly timeless pieces that pair with almost anything.

I can attest to this because I have been wearing this skirt quite consistently over the past couple of weeks. First, because I know it pairs amazingly with most basics and the midi length immediately elevates the outfit. Second, because it is so, so comfortable. I cannot emphasize this enough. This skirt may be comfier than most of my sweats right now. It fits perfectly at the waist and the a-line cut gives you the most flattering shape.

I've been loving wearing this with crop tops, basic tees, and blouses. With tees, I've been cinching it at the waist by either tucking it in or tying it in a knot to accentuate the waist. Skirts like this, since they are quite long and wide, to keep a feminine shape, it's always a good idea to bring attention to the waist. You can even finish it off with a belt really bring that hourglass shape to life. To continue the feminine theme, I went for some strappy heels to complete the look. I've also worn this look with some ankle boots to keep it casual top to bottom.

Lastly, on a non-fashion related note, I've really been enjoying eating avocados with a spoon with a touch of salt! I've always been grossed out whenever I saw my friends do this but scrounging around for the last bits of what was left in my refrigerator one morning and I thought why not? And wow. Just wow. If you haven't tried it yet. It's the perfect snack. Already ready to grab a full bag of avocados for my next market trip! Sometimes I think some things just happen for a reason... so happy about this discovery right now. Haha. I hope y'all have an amazing week!



What I'm Wearing:

[H&M wool hat]

[Oak NYC Exposed Shoulder Top]

[Culture Riot Backpack]

[Shabby Apple Skirt]

[Zara Heels (old, similar here)]

Hair + Makeup and Photos by Suzie K.

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