Kimonos were all the rage this summer and I’m so happy to see lots of fun fall options circulating this season. As a girl who loves her layers I always like to add a new layering piece to my closet and nothing beats a flowy, dramatic, killer kimono! This guy looks great with cutoffs and booties for warm fall days (although I think we’re past those), with skinnies and tees or even over dresses! I’m actually wearing this with an all black outfit topped off with a witchy hat tomorrow night for Trick or Treating in the shop!








My Kind of Lovely top & kimono | J.Crew Pixie pants | Shoemint booties | BaubleBar necklace | Karen Walker sunglasses

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Oversized Zara blanket scarf

Last week’s cold spell had me reaching for my Zara blanket scarf to bundle up in and turned out to make the perfect outfit for my morning blog shoot in the University of Tennessee’s Gardens! I trekked out there with a work friend to snap some photos as the sun came up and the gardens were beautiful in the early morning light!

Blanket scarf, cardigan, skinny jeans & booties

Sooo the Zara blanket scarf craze has officially taken over and I can’t believe how many gorgeous options there are out there now! We have a few different ones en route to My Kind of Lovely right now (pretty sure I’m going to have to get one of every color) but I’ve also got my eye on these pretties from ASOS.

{Original Blanket ScarfRed & Grey Blanket Scarf  | Black & Red Blanket Scarf | White & Yellow Blanket Scarf | Purple & Khaki Blanket Scarf}

Oversized blanket scarf on Pearls & Twirls

Plaid blanket scard & skinny jeans

Oversized blanket scarf on Pearls & Twirls

Blanket scarf outfit

blanket scarf outfit

Old Navy cardigan | Levis jeans | Zara booties (old, but love these from Sole Society) | blanket scarf (want this color combo next!)| Karen Walker sunglasses | My Kind of Lovely 360 gold stud earrings | gifted Eve’s Addiction ring

Photography by Jose Salas

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Not So Boring Basics

Not so Boring Basics on Pearls & Twirls

A solid neutral color combo is one of the easiest go-to’s for getting dressed on days when you just don’t feel like being creative. Since I’m not really a neutral kinda girl a lot of my basics don’t get a lot of wear on a regular basis for the fear of being “boring.” But when you mix things up like adding a trendy heel and play around with your proportions by adding a longer cardigan with a shorter skirt you come up with a “basic” outfit that is anything but boring!

On another note, I’m currently on a much needed vacation with the family! I was really excited to get away for a long weekend and spend a little time relaxing and maybe getting around to working on some posts that didn’t get posted last week. Oops! Make sure you’re following along on instagram for a little behind the scenes action of my trip and if you’re reading this Monday morning I’m currently out in the middle of the ocean deep sea fishing so stay tuned for more on that! Hope everyone’s Monday is off to happy start!

Old Navy top & cardigan, Karen Walker sunglasses

Michael Kors watch & JTV bracelet

Old Navy & J.Crew work outfit

Old Navy Top & Cardigan

Neutrals on Pearls & Twirls

Neutrals on Pearls & Twirls

Old Navy top & cardigan (a must have!) | J.Crew skirt | Zara mules | 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli | Karen Walker sunglasses | Gorjana necklace | JTV gemstone bracelet | Michael Kors watch

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5 Ways to Dress up a Tee

We all love our tee shirts but hate that we can’t basically live in them, am I right? Well in the getting dressed department there’s no reason we can’t have our cake and eat it too! I’ve rounded up 5 easy ways to dress up your favorite tee shirt (watch my news segment here)! Graphic tees, basic tees, V-necks, band tees, oversized tunics, whatever your flavor of tee shirt is, use one of these 5 tips to dress it up and feel like you’re not wearing that old tee again!

1. Statement necklace – A statement necklace is the quickest and easiest way to dress up a basic top. It instantly adds a little pop of glam!


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2. Faux Fur – Faux fur is everywhere for fall and there are lots of great ways to incorporate fur into your outfits. Keeping your top basic is a great way to show off your fur vest or snood!


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3. Vests – a vest is one of my favorite layering pieces and you can always keep your bottom layer simple with a long sleeve tee.


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4. Leather – a leather jacket or faux leather leggings are the perfect way to dress up a basic top buy giving it a little edge. You could keep everything black for a look that’s chic and edgy.


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5. Scarves – I love to let my scarves do the talking so I try to keep my top to a solid basic color that coordinates with the scarf. And I’m definitely a “go big or go home” girl on the scarves! The bigger the better!

Septemberfall white-2

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Bloggers Who Budget: Fall For Less


We’re back with the Bloggers Who Budget collab and I’m so excited to finally debut this new Gap dress! As I‘ve mentioned before Gap can do no wrong in the shirt dress department and this one is no exception! The perfect budget friendly fall piece to show off for today’s collab!


Since it’s not cold here just yet, this dress was perfect on its own with a little coordinating heel action but I know it will offer lots of layering potential once its cooled off even more. And my favorite part? I just love the subtle camo!

Don’t forget to check out everyone’s Fall For Less looks! Lots of great pieces for under $60! And we have some fun news! The #BloggersWhoBudget Collab will now be open for you to link up with us starting next month. Our theme for November 17th will be “Mad for Plaid” with a budget of $75 and under. If you have your own budget style, we want to see your look too! Swing by every third Monday of the month starting in November and follow the instructions to link-up with us!







Gap Dress | Bauble Bar necklace | Shoemint heels


Sharing My Sole | The Style Letters | Let It Be Beautiful | Here & Now | Pearls & Twirls | Stylin in St. Louis | Living in Color Style | The Pumpkin Spot

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