Girls Night In

Showing off your stylish look is just as important when staying in as it is when going out. The days are getting shorter and as daylight savings approaches hanging out with my bff’s, while consuming all things pumpkin, is definitely at the top of the “to do” list. The tree’s will soon be turning shades of orange and I know I won’t be the only one at Starbucks ordering a pumpkin spice latte. All this fall tradition inspired me to look up some good ole’ home remedies to try out on a “girl’s night in.” Here is your one stop guide to having a successful night in with your besties.

WHAT TO WEAR

I’m loving printed detailed leggings this season! Not only are leggings comfortable, but they are a super cute piece when showing off your creative side. Whether you choose a solid pair or leggings with a colorful pattern your friends will definitely be asking where to get a pair.

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Deciding on what to wear on top is important and keeping it simple is key when wearing detailed bottoms. A solid knit sweater or pullover sweatshirt makes for the perfect combination with your lovely leggings.

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I love keeping it casual, but a little spice will be the perfect kick to this “girls night in” and all things pumpkin should do the trick. Here is a fun a DIY pumpkin face-mask to introduce to all of your friends. Not only does it smell delicious, it is also full of beneficial enzymes and vitamins E & T which are important for healthy glowing skin.

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YOU WILL NEED

1/3 cup of ground almonds

2 cup of pureed pumpkins (freshly cooked or canned)

4 tablespoons of plain yogurt

4 tablespoons of honey

1/4 teaspoon of olive oil

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Mix all ingredients and apply to your face. Let the mask sit for 5-10 minutes. Once the time is up rinse your mask off with luke warm water Don’t put that pumpkin away just yet! While you wait for your face masks to dry, whip up a few pumpkin milkshakes because, why not?

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YOU WILL NEED

5 or 6 scoops of vanilla ice cream

3/4 cup canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup caramel sauce

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

Whipped cream, if desired.

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Throw it all in a blender then top with whipped cream & voila, you have the perfect treat to enjoy  whether it’s watching a movie, playing card games, or just chatting the night away. Not only will everyone be asking where you got your cute leggings and knit tops, but they will probably be  asking when the next “girls night in” is. I hope all this talk of pumpkin and spice has gotten you in the spirit of fall and ready to shop. Have fun!
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“Fall” in love

As much as we all enjoy our warm weather, sunkissed skin, and longer nights, the time of year has come for us to say farewell to summer and helloooo to fall! Nothing beats crisp air and hot cocoa, however it’s the clothes we count down the days for. From sweaters and hoodies, to boots and scarves, fashion has its own way of inspiring every girl’s closet. 8 more days until it’s officially Autumn, so why not lock down five fall looks that are not only inspiring, but totally doable, no matter the size of your wallet. Time to strut your stuff ladies!

Look #1: A little bit of boot(ie) 

If you are going to buy only one thing this fall, make your feet happy and invest in my personal favorite, a knockout pair of booties. I own about five pairs (as of now) and practically live in them every fall.There are so many different styles out there to really switch your outfits up: wedge, heel, flat, laced…. the list goes on. I always look for that added hardware for flare whether it’s zippers, buckles, chains, or even studs. Stand out in a crowd by pairing them with skinny jeans or leggings, a cute tank, and a jacket or sweater. Booties are so popular for fall, you need to own a pair (if you don’t already!). Spread your wings and show off that bootie!

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Look #2: Make a statement

A standout piece of jewelry always makes an outfit a little more special, whether your dressing it up or keeping it casual. Try adding to your collection this fall with a statement necklace or even layering several necklaces of different lengths. Go bold or go home!7877f78314c2ee3604624c1fa79ebf6e6e437acdb81489b15dbea1325ade4310 70bb57ca4774decf847a8a2f3f65209f

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Look #3: LBD with some flare 

Ohhhh our trusty little black dress, the one item in our closet that NEVER fails us. I personally have one too many LBD’s, but the best part about them is that I can add to it with whatever I want! Try spicing things up a tad this fall by adding some flare to your trusty friend with a long sleeved cardigan, patterened oversized scarf (that’s both cute but functional), and a bold colored pair of “look at me” pumps. Tada! And that is why we love you LBD…

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Look #4: No white after labor day? (We’ve got other plans)

I never follow the “no white after Labor Rule” rule (oops), but adding white pants to your end of summer oufits is the perfect item to showcase before people scorn you for doing so. Wearing a white pair of pants, with a neutral colored tank, and a basic clutch or crossbody is going to be the perfect ensemble to sport while transitioning to darker fall looks. Dont be afraid… wear some white!

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Look #5: Belt it 

Who said belts are just for jeans?! Add some structure to your outfits by shrinking that waistline with a belt. Try pairing a small or oversized belt with a boxy military jacket or even a T-shirt dress. And dont be shy! Stick with brown and black or go with a fun color to add that cherry on top of your outfit.

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There you have it my friends! Hope these looks inspire you to expand your wardrobe and make this fall your very own catwalk. I challenge you to pick one and start tomorrow! It’s a brand new week, make it a good one.

-K