almost all black

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shirt: Forever 21 (there's also a dress in the same print!) // jeans: Forever 21 // shoes: LuLu*s // bag: Forever 21 (similar)

photos by Briley Noel

Rather than easing into fall with shades of mustard, olive, or rust, I dove in wearing all black as often as possible. This blouse, my new favorite, has helped me keep my all-black look light and feminine. I'm obsessed with the fit of this top, and I wish Forever 21 sold it in 5 colors so I could buy it and wear it every single day. I've already planned a handful of outfits using it! I love when that happens.

How was your weekend? It was Fun Fun Fun Fest here in Austin, which is definitely the best festival Austin has to offer. I didn't go, but Dago did. My longtime BFF came up with her boyfriend for the fest, and she and I had a lovely Girls' Night on Friday, full of pizza and gossip. I love being able to pick right up where we left off. Houston, stop stealing all of my friends away!

Speaking of female friendships, I finally started the book Truth & Beauty by Ann Pachett, which another dear friend gave to me back in college. She raved about it being such a beautifully feminist book about sisterhood, but the cover and title turned me off for such a long time because they seemed heavy-handed. I really wanted to start a new book on Saturday night, so I took it off the shelf. One or two sentences in and I was hooked on Anne's voice. I'm only a few chapters in, but I already recommend it.

Have you read anything good recently? Has anyone picked up Amy Poehler's new book yet?


  1. I love this color combo! So classy and perfect for fall.

  2. This last week I've been reading Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, and it's pretty good. It's a very fun, fast read, which is good for me because I don't have a lot of time!

    I love this outfit! That polka dot top is adorable. I sort of just fell into wearing black for fall, too, which is funny because I'm kind of a color addict. But there's something so classic about black!


  3. This top is so cute! When I find a piece of clothing I love I always want to get it in a million colors too! Fun Fun Fun Fest sounds, well, like a lot of fun! lol Girl's night are always so much fun!

  4. I love the look of that blouse. it's super cute!
    I'll need to get my hands on Amy Poehler's new book, it's been on my to-buy/to-read list for a while now.

  5. Thank you for the book recommendation, Nicole! I need to get reading again - I read constantly this summer, but have only finished one book since August...for shame... Truth & Beauty sounds like a great one to add to my list!

  6. I love this outfit! Simple and chic, my favorite. I feel like you need a petite, go with everything gold necklace. Do you already have one? If not, Dago, gift idea!



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