Seeing Red Plaid

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Plaid is one of my favorite fall staples. It took me awhile to get into the plaid crave but once you go plaid, you don’t go back. My favorite variations of plaid have a variety of blue and red (much like this top from Conversation Pieces), but I also love a navy and green mix. Darker plaid gives off a relaxed look, while red and brighter colors are easy to dress up!

Combat boots are another thing that took me awhile to get into. I felt like I had absolutely no business wearing combat boots for the longest time, and then I finally bought a pair and I have not been able to get them off my feet ever since. I now have a black leather pair (pictured), a black suede pair, and a camel pair. Anything combat style (shoes, jackets, accessories, you name it….) is super relaxed. If you have been following Courtney & Confetti for awhile now then you know that I am all about simple, easy and casual.

Don’t get me wrong, I love to dress up. Heels, dress, lipstick= my favorite ensemble. I am typically running from place to place from 6am to 8pm though and a lot of shoes and clothes are not made for walking.

Happy almost Halloween! I hope you have a safe and fun weekend!

Xo, Courtney

Top: Conversation Pieces | Jeans: TC Elli’s | Shoes: Michael Antonio | Crossbody: Badgley Mischka | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Necklace: Forever 21 | Watch: Michael Kors | Earrings: Kate Spade | Ring: David Yurman | Lip Gloss: Laura Mercier Babydoll | Nail Polish: Essie Double Breasted Jacket

And here are a few wind blown hair bloopers! That’s the Lubbock weather for ya. Cannot say I won’t miss it!

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Cream & Camo

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To put it lightly; camo is my new obsession. Why you ask? This honestly goes back to my last post, Happy in a Hoodie, and how perfect green is for fall. Before I go on a rant, I will let you go ahead and read about about my green obsession there.

Moving on… This past weekend I checked off one of the many items on my “fall checklist”. I finaaaaaally went to the apple orchard in Idalou, Texas! Idalou is a small little city about 25 miles Northwest of Lubbock and it is home to Home Apple Country Orchards. For those of you have never been to an apple orchard before (as I had not), you are in for way more than you planned. The place had toooooons of apples. Tons. I had so much fun walking around with my man (he refuses to let me feature him on here!) and pulling along our little apple wagon. It was such a fun afternoon!

As I have told you many of times, the weather in Lubbock is weird. When I first moved to Lubbock for school in the Fall of 2010 I had no idea what I was getting myself into. A high of 80 and a low of 40 all in the same day? How does a girl survive in those types of crazy weather changes? Layers. Layers, layers, layers. I have gotten really good at keeping a jacket with me at all times and wearing something less heavy as my base piece. You have to in a place like Lubbock!

The key to layering is to make sure that your base item is not too chunky! Something chunky under a jacket (or any top layer), is the recipe for how to look like a marshmallow. If that is the look you are going for- no offense! This look does not look too flattering on myself however.

This basic sweater from Conversation Pieces is the perfect piece to layer with. It gives off a knit look and is not too thick but still manages to keep you warm! If I could design a sweater to layer with, boo yah, this is it!

Layering is one of my favorite parts of colder weather because it makes the outfit opportunities endless, and also lets you play with the same pieces in your closet over and over again! Now go see what you can mix and match with!

Xo, Courtney

Sweater: Conversation Pieces | Jeans: TC Elli’s (similar) | Jacket: Forever 21 | Crossbody: Badgley Mischka | Shoes: Michael Antonio | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Necklace: Nordstrom | Bracelet: ShopBellaC | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Ring: David Yurman | Lipstain: Chanel Deep Rose | Nail Polish: Essie Wicked

Happy in a Hoodie

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Happy Tuesday! In honor of the beginning of the week (I know how it goes sometimes), I had to share my new favorite casual hoodie with you. The light-weight material and fall trending color that makes up this amaze hoodie is perfect for the season! I wore this hoodie to a casual breakfast and got multiple compliments on it!

Dark green is one of my favorite colors for fall and winter, it truly does compliment any skin tone or hair color! Not to mention that two of my favorite shopping destinations, Nordstrom and Lulu*s, have some of the cutest green items right now!

Green is also perfect to mix and match with. It can really go with almost any fall color; navy, maroon, cream, black, grey, pink, red… you get my point.

I have recently been on the hunt for the perfect hunter green booties so if you find them, please e-mail the link to me! You will seriously be my new best friend, I have been hunting and hunting for a cute pair. I told myself that I need to cut down on the shoe buying, I have a bad habit of buying shoes that I never wear… but this will be my one exception!

I hope you have a fabulous week and that something exciting comes your way!

Xo, Courtney

Hoodie: Conversation Pieces | Jeans: TC Elli’s | Shoes: Tory Burch | Crossbody: Louis Vuitton | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Initial Necklace: Nordstrom | Ring: David Yurman | Lip Crayon: Revlon Lovesick | Nail Polish: Essie Wicked

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