1. Straight-leg jeans (trend alert)

Blazer is old but similar here | Jeans on sale at Shopbop | Sunglasses from Amazon | Boots are old but similar here

I am really loving straight leg jeans at the moment. Really loving. Think Kate Moss in the 90’s vibes. Or Rachel from Friends (which Kyle and I are in the middle of watching from the beginning on Netflix #TVaddicts). I love the throwback feel of wearing them over a pair of heel boots. But I’m also excited to rock them with a pair of low pumps! Mine are on mega sale from Shopbop and I am obsessed with this Moussy pair on sale at Revolve – I know they are still expensive but if you love Moussy you are probably very excited right now. If you’re looking for a friendlier/under $100 price point, then hit up this pair from Topshop!

The Denim Trend That’s More Popular Than Skinny Jeans for FallWho What Wear

Goodbye, Mom Jeans! This Is the New Denim Trend of 2018Vogue

2. My new throw pillows from Target

I recently made an impromptu Target run with the sole purpose of updating the throw pillow situation on my couch. The night before I went, I spent/wasted hours before bed shopping around online trying to put together a new throw pillow scheme and was repulsed when I realized what I had put together was upward of $400. I had a couple in my cart at West Elm, Anthropologie, etc. (aka = $$$). So, I decided to abort mission and do an IRL Target run before making any decisions. And I’m so glad I did!

I bought 5 total:
  1. Two of the white oversized knit chenille pillows
  2. One oversized yellow chenille pillow
  3. One woven floral pillow (my favorite + the most expensive looking)
  4. One metallic gold stripe pillow (I easily removed the tassels with scissors)

*PS: I fell in love with this one from Anthro and then found basically the same one at Target and removed the tassels!

3. These black bean + sweet potato enchiladas

(Please ignore the horrific quality of these photos, ugh. They are from my IG story! I forgot to take cute bloggy pics of the enchiladas when I made them.)

File this black bean + sweet potato enchilada recipe under easy + healthy + delicious recipes you can add to your weekly rotation! I found the recipe on Pinterest but the original recipe is from Cookie & Kate. I skipped the diced green chiles, cayenne pepper, and minced jalapeno and the enchiladas were still packed with flavor. Also, these make the best leftovers ever. I made a big pan for dinner and the next day there was enough left for all 3 of us for lunch! Also, very toddler friendly – James loved!

4. The Dyson Cyclone V10 Cordless Vacuum

I recently attended a Dyson event and was gifted the Dyson Cyclone V10 Vacuum – and my life has changed for the better. I was not paid or asked to post about it, I just feel compelled to tell you guys it is amazing and a total game changer. This thing is cordless, super lightweight, and low noise. Plus the attachments are incredible! There is a duster attachment that allows you to vacuum your fan blades! It wasn’t until I got the Cyclone that I realized I basically NEVER used to vacuum our home. I absolutely hated lugging out our big + loud vacuum and digging out the child proof outlet covers with my fingernails to plug in the 20 ft long cord. Okay, I’m being dramatic but I really am that lazy. Bottom line, this vacuum (or “jacuum” as James calls it) is awesome and I highly recommend it.

**PS: I’ve only had it a week, so I will be sure to update you guys as I discover more features + develop a closer connection to it. Lol.

5. Give me all the windbreakers!

Windbreaker is from Vintage Charm | “J” Necklace from Vintage Charm | Jeans are from Topshop | Sock boots from Nordstrom

The other week, I popped into Vintage Charm in La Grange – one of my favorite boutiques ever – and they gifted me with some amazing stuff for Fall! I made a beeline for this windbreaker and immediately started brainstorming ways to style it. I also got this cardigan and dressy t-shirt (both of which I’ve worn 3+ times). If you aren’t local to the Chicago suburbs, check out the Vintage Charm website because their stuff is SO cute and also at a really fantastic price point (aka not one of those ridic boutiques where a white cotton tee is $300).

Some more windbreakers I’m loving:


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