1. Pajama Day
Over the (long) summer here I kind of forgot how comfortable fall outfits can be. A soft sweater or sweatshirt and leggings like this outfit I recently shared on Insta makes me feel like I'm in pajamas and a blanket all day.
Similar under $30) / Tank: Target / Leggings: Express / Necklace: Kendra Scott / Booties: Express / Bag: Amazon / Ring: Express / Nails: Essie "Bahama Mama"
It's no secret that when I find an outfit formula that works for me, I love repeating it, so this "pajama day" outfit combination has been happening quite a bit lately with slight variations in color, etc.:
Sweater: Express (Similar under $30) / Tank: Target / Leggings: Express / Necklace: Kendra Scott / Booties: Express
Sweater: Express (Similar under $30) / Tank: Target / Leggings: Express / Necklace: Kendra Scott / Booties: Forever 21
Sweater: Express / Tank: Target / Leggings: Express / Necklace: Kendra Scott (c/o) / Boots: Target (Similar)
On the leggings subject, I recently saw this meme and it cracks me up:
And it's really too bad I don't wear vests because I love Star Wars! I quote Han Solo all the time ("Punch it, Chewy!"), so dressing like him sounds right up my alley considering some of my past posts where I got outfit inspiration from men like David Beckham, Bruno Mars, or Jay-Z.
2. Same Outfit, Five Days
If you like outfit remixing and capsule wardrobes, you'll probably enjoy this article I stumbled onto not long ago called, "I Wore the Same Outfit Every Day for 5 Days." I doubt I would ever actually do something like this in real life, but it's a fun way to get inspired to use what you already own.
Image and Article: Source
3. Nail Hell
I don't know if it's the change in the weather or what, but for the last few weeks my nail polish has only been lasting 2 days vs. the 3-5 days I was getting when I initially started using Essie Gel Setter top coat. Or maybe it's just that I notice the slightest chip more now that I'm wearing darker Fall colors? I don't know but it's annoying to deal with so much maintenance. If you have a favorite base coat or top coat or any nail tip that gives you a longer lasting manicure let me know in the comments!
4. Splits + Flexibility Training
#lifegoals (Image source along with another good article about training to do the splits)
A few weeks back (in this post) I explained how and why I am attempting to train myself to do the splits after getting some motivation from this article. A few of you have expressed interest in a similar goal so I wanted to update you on my progress and a few other things I've learned along the way. For one thing, I've learned that I can do the splits. It just takes me about twenty minutes total to get into them between warming up and gradually relaxing into them through a series of stretches and deep breathing. I'm hoping in time I can keep increasing my flexibility to where it doesn't take quite so long to get there.
That said, I recently read this Cathe article "Does Stretching Increase Flexibility?" and it was simultaneously insightful and discouraging. Cliffs Notes version: it takes a lot of work to increase flexibility and stretching doesn't do as much as you think. I'll keep working on it and per her article I plan to add more dynamic stretches into the mix to see if that helps.
5. As Seen on TV
I don't watch a lot of TV but when I do, I can't help but notice if someone is wearing something from Express. Like last week on Dancing with the Stars:
I'm almost positive Pro dancer Lindsay Arnold was wearing the Chevron Metal Bracelet (in store only now) that I also own:
And Carylee messaged me with another sighting of Express stuff on TV, from a Payless Shoes commercial:
(See the commercial on YouTube)
The girl on the right is definitely wearing the Double Windowpane Barcelona Cami (in stores only now) and the Berry Moto Jacket that Carylee and I styled eight different ways (including this outfit) between our two blogs here and here.
Jacket: Express / Necklace: Express / Tank: Old Navy / Jeans: Nordstrom / Shoes: Sole Society (Similar) / Ring: Kendra Scott (c/o) Bag: Amazon
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before, I go, just one more reminder to enter the Tory Burch + Coach + iPad Giveaway here! See you back on Friday!
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