Outfit of the Day

I love clothes and fashion, but I feel like I’m not the best at putting outfits together. I’m working on it, though. I’m always perusing Pinterest for ideas, and there are certain musicians, artists, or just individuals who I look to for inspiration as well (i.e. Hayley Williams, the HAIM sisters, and Allie Wesenberg-Trippy).

I believe the right outfit can give you a huge boost of confidence. It gets you excited to go into the office, to school, or to the store, even. There’s also a Marilyn Monroe quote that reads, “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” As a big shoe lover, I totally agree!

Anyway, as I mentioned, I’m working on my sense of fashion (very, very slowly). I figured I would share today’s outfit that I really liked!

Top:
I bought this sweater over the weekend at TJMaxx. When I tried it on I ended up liking it more than when it was on the hanger. The sleeves are wider, but I think that’s what makes it different. Sweaters are my favorite, so this was definitely a great find!

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Bottoms:
I wore jeans from Old Navy that are comfy and fit me well! I always struggle to find jeans, so when I found these I made sure to get them.

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Footwear:
I ordered these shoes online through Journey’s (they’re Roxy brand). I was on the hunt for new boots or booties, and I finally found the perfect pair. The color is just what I wanted, the heel isn’t high (not a fan of big heels), and though today was my first day wearing them out, they were comfy! Like I said, I love shoes and I believe the right pair can really bring your outfit together.

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Outerwear:
Since the weather has been getting cooler, I also wore my green jacket and my Gryffindor scarf (bet you can guess where I got that from: the Warner Bros. Studio Tour!). Outerwear is another favorite and scarves are the perfect accessory to include. Plus, I was warm and comfy along with feeling good in my outfit!

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Here’s a quick overview:

Sweater: Cliche, bought at TJMaxx
Jeans: Old Navy
Booties: Roxy, bought online from Journey’s
Jacket: Forever 21
Scarf: Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter (I’m sure you can get this online)

Share with me some of your favorite stores, fashion tips, or articles of clothing!

When in London: Harry Potter!

I hope everyone is having a good weekend!

I thought I’d share a piece of my honeymoon with you all. I’ll definitely share more, but this one activity needs its own post!

We spent two weeks in the UK; most of it was in Scotland, but then the last few days were in London. While we were in London, we did the Warner Bros Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter. I’m a big HP fan, so I was super excited to be doing this!

We took a double-decker bus (which reminded me of the Knight Bus) to the Warner Bros. lot for our 9am tour. They even played Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for the ride over!

Seeing all the actual sets, props, and costumes that were used in the films was incredible. There was so much to look at (the amount of photos I have just from this tour is probably ridiculous, but that’s okay). We saw everything from the Great Hall, the Forbidden Forest, and the Gryffindor Common room to the large chess pieces, the serpent door Harry opened to get into the Chamber of Secrets, and Aunt Marge’s body when she was blown up.

*I apologize that these photos aren’t of the best quality. I took them with my iPhone since my DSLR camera was giving me a hard time (I didn’t want to spend too much time trying to fix it or else I would’ve have missed parts).

The Great Hall:

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The Mirror of Erised:

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The Fat Lady:

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Gryffindor Common Room:

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Dumbledore’s office:

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Quidditch:

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Entrance to the Chamber of Secrets:

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Professor Dolores Umbridge:

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Platform 9 3/4:

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The Knight Bus, 4 Privet Drive, and the Potter’s cottage in Godric’s Hollow:

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Chess pieces:

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Goblins, Fawkes, Dobby, Cornish Pixie, and Buckbeak:

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Aunt Marge’s body when she was blown up:

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Diagon Alley:

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Hogwarts Castle:

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Phew! Apologies for the lengthy post, but like I said, TONS of photos (I took way more than I actually showed here). I might do a part 2 so I can show you guys things I didn’t include like the Yule Ball, more costumes/props, The Burrow, etc.

I hope you enjoyed! I would definitely recommend doing this if you’re ever in London and are a big HP fan like myself.

Fall Friday

Happy Friday, everyone! What a great day to kick-off my new blog 🙂

I wanted to dedicate my first post to my favorite season: fall! I’m lucky enough to live in New England, which has some beautiful fall foliage. The weather finally cools down, but not to the point where you don’t want to be outside. It means sweaters, boots, jackets, and scarves, as well as fun activities like apple picking, pumpkin carving, and mazes!

I also love the feeling of fall. That might sound a little weird, but it’s like the world shifts from the weather changing and the colors of green, red, yellow, and orange. Not to mention Halloween and people decorating their houses and shops! It’s fun, it’s festive… It’s fall!

There were two weeks in October where I was away on my honeymoon with my new husband (!!!), so I was a little bummed just because we would be missing all that fall. Luckily, there’s still been some beautiful weather and foliage, and we even went apple picking last weekend! Oh, and now I have yet another reason to love fall because we got married on October 8th (I will be writing about that at some point).

It’s unfortunate that fall doesn’t last very long, but it segues into the holidays – my other favorite time of year!

Since I know I’m not the only one, I would love to hear from you and reasons why you love fall!