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fall layers + heirlooms

Fall glorious fall, your golden, and red leaves are pure eye candy.ย  Your pumpkins and mums make everything right with the world but your wishy washy weather makes me want to throw things, specifically those pumpkins on my porch that I love so much.

The weather extremes here over the past few weeks have been totally unpredictable. I always struggle with whether to dress for the season or for the weather. My one go to look during this in between time is the all familiar concept of fall layers.

Banana Republic Sweater


When I layer and the temps heat up I either tie the sweater over my shoulders or around my waist.

Recently,I’ve been trying to get things in order around here, and in the process of clearing out unpacked boxes I am always coming up on some of my mother’s things. Things that I once planned to only store away but have decided that I am going to wear and use some of these things.

Like this bag.


Banana Republic


It’s a little worn and has some stains but I plan to take it to a leather repair shop and get it whipped back into good shape. It even has her initials on it. *I’m not crying typing this….I promise*




Banana Republic Sweaters



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This sweater was a total score. I got it on clearance, and clearance just happened to be an additional 30% off. Paid a whopping $13 for it.ย  Have you found a good deal lately?

Banana Republic Sweater

Blouse and Sweater: Banana Republic (Similar for $19) | Jeans: Express| Necklace: Thrifted| Bracelet: Macys|Shoes: Target (Similar for $13)

Oh. My son took these photos in exchange for an hour of iPad time, as he is on punishment. I didn’t direct him at all other than teaching him to focus the lens. No more tripods and remotes for me, I have an official photographer. He actually enjoyed it, unlike his Dad who gives me at max 10 shots to get it right.

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    October 29, 2015 at 1:15 am

    At least dad takes the photos this one here is like what button again and why is it blurry and I just be like bye. Love it! I love me some sweaters and I have a few of them I like bright colors in sweaters too for some odd reason.

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    October 29, 2015 at 10:35 am

    I love that bag!!! So special! ๐Ÿ™‚ Layering is my favorite thing about fall and winter (more about fall since it is not THAT cold yet) ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Whitney 'Nic' James
    October 29, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Lovely bag and sweater. Great look overall, as usual! ๐Ÿ˜‰


    P.S. Your son took some great shots. NICE focus and angles!

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    Terri Ramsey Beavers
    October 29, 2015 at 11:13 am

    From head to toe you look so stylish and comfortable. I love the colors, I need more clothes with gray and I need to lay off the black. Almost everything I have has black in it or is black.

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    Jaime Nicole
    October 29, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Great fall look for sure. This time of year is so much fun to layer in thrift finds, or heirloom pieces alongside beautiful autumn designs and colors.

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    Sandy KS
    October 29, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    The sweater looks great on you. You did great getting it for a good deal. I am glad you have a photographer who enjoys takings shots. My daughter does too. I bought her own camera.

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    October 29, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Love this entire look! What makes it extra fly is the sentimental value of your bag. I’m still swooning over your haircut!!!

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    October 29, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    You’re so fly and so was your mom! I’m glad you have stuff to wear and keep that flyness alive! I love your cut as well!

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    October 29, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    I love the look. I have a few sweaters but I want some more for the fall. Your son did a great job on the images too.

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    Liz Mays
    October 29, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    This is the coolest outfit. I love the pattern on the sweater and the blouse and beads work so well with it.

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    October 29, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Love your entire look, and absolutely love your handbag!!! I just scored those shoes you have on for whooping $5.00 at my Target!!! Hubbie just shook his head when I brought them home, he is so over my leopard print infatuation. I said “boo, leopard is neutral ” LOL!!!

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    October 29, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    That bag is awesome AND that fact that it belonged to your mom AND has her initials – just simply beautiful! It looks like it’s in awesome shape.. Great outfit, too!

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    October 30, 2015 at 12:45 am

    OMG I love your outfit!!! I really love how well the stripes and leopard prints match! You did a great job styling this – layers that look preppy is such a great look! The layering of necklaces is gorgeous too! : )
    xo Adriana – Daily Dose of Design

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    Dina Demarest
    October 30, 2015 at 1:41 am

    I love the outfit and the bag. The sweater is cute and a great deal! Your son did an awesome job as the photographer.

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    Rebecca Swenor
    October 30, 2015 at 9:29 am

    This looks like a gorgeous outfit and it looks great on you. I love the sweater and the striped shirt underneath along with the pearls. Your shoes and bag are really cute too.

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    Donna Ward
    October 30, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    Love the photos by your ‘personal photographer’! And, yep my own hubby is the same!
    Beautiful outfits and loving that sweater, necklace, purse, shoes – well all of it – you look marvelous as the model, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    October 31, 2015 at 12:50 am

    What a bargain on that sweater. I am alway up for a bargain. I hit the good will store 2x a month. I purchased a wonderful plate there for the holidays for $3.99 plus it was 50% offโ€ฆ


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    Michele D
    October 31, 2015 at 9:49 am

    I love that bag. The color is perfect for the Fall and specially that sweater. Gorgeous!

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    October 31, 2015 at 11:59 am

    I love the sweater, it seems like you have a great sense of fashion! Also loving all the fall colours in the background!

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    October 31, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    That is an AWESOME bag. It reminds me of my leather tote that I carry around everyday. Mine has my initials on it too ๐Ÿ˜‰ Maybe my daughter will one day treasure it as well. So sweet.

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    Yona Williams
    November 1, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Fall is one of my favorite seasons for clothes. I love a nice sweater. And, I enjoy the colors that come out during the season. Very cool that your son took these pictures!

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    November 2, 2015 at 9:16 am

    My sons are my photographers too! They do it for food though :). Love the look. Fall is the best.

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    Nicole Feliciano
    November 2, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Love that the family gets invovled, the layering is not only polished but also stylish!

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    November 3, 2015 at 9:15 am

    I love the touch of color with the sweater. I’m a layerer. I like to layer clothing. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    November 5, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Love this look, the bag is so timeless! LOL at “unlike his Dad who gives me at max 10 shots to get it right.” At least your hubby gives you ten LOL – xo

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    November 15, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Max 10 shots. LOL!

    Love the look Mimi!

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