Fashion Friday: Basics for Class

Happy Friday!

It’s halfway through the semester and I’ve settled in and developed my go-to workouts, meals, and outfits. I love wearing basics with a little extra style, like this tshirt with the lace-up neckline, and these distressed jeans. This black hoodie is from Everlane, a US based brand that is super transparent about their production. It’s so cozy and I love the cropped length. Everlane is doing a really amazing job at raising awareness for the need for need for supply-chain transparency in the fashion industry but they still have some room for improvement when it comes to the suppliers of their factories.

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Hoodie: Everlane; Lace-up tee: American Eagle (similar); Jeans: American Eagle; Sandals: Birkenstock

What do you like to wear to class? Tell me in the comments!

~Maizy

Unless I let you know otherwise, my posts aren’t sponsored by any of the companies whose products I mention. I won’t accept sponsorships from companies whose products I don’t use all the time and think are really great. However, links marked with an * are affiliate links. Should you click on the links and make a purchase, at no extra cost to you, I’ll go add to my growing stash of tea, or yarn, or pay the fines on that library book that I couldn’t put down for a month.

Fashion Friday: Another

Happy Friday! A few weeks ago I posted about this DIY plaid blanket scarf. Then I went to the fabric store again. A fabric store with a delightful selection of plaid flannel is a dangerous place for me. Pair that with a coupon and a sale, and it is a very good thing that the store is pretty far out of my way so I don’t go that often. This scarf is the most gorgeous muted army green with cream and navy blue, its beautiful and I think it will last into the holiday and winter season better than my other one.

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I paired the scarf with a navy pullover sweater, some jeans, and brown riding boots. Y’all, the boots are from children’s place and they are still a tiny bit too big. That’s how small my feet are.

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Scarf: made by me out of fabric from JoAnn (here’s some similar fabric), sweater: Old Navy, jeans: Aeropostale, boots: old similarsimilar 

Are you enjoying the fall weather? What is your favorite thing about autumn? Tell me in the comments!

~Maizy

Photo creds to Michelle at By Quiet Waters

Fashion Friday: Monogrammed Blanket Scarf

I spied this adorable monogrammed blanket scarf on Etsy…but it was kind of expensive so I decided to wait a bit and decide how much I really wanted to buy it. Just a few days later I was at the fabric store and I saw some incredibly similar flannel for like $6/yd. So one yard, a few rows of zig zag stitches and some embroidery from the place I work at later, I have this adorable blanket scarf for a fraction of the price. Also if you live in the Colorado Springs area you must see The Button the Needle and the Wardrobe if you need clothing altered or want to get something embroidered, they are seriously awesome!

I paired the scarf with a navy and white long sleeve tee, some khakis, and a pair of blue sneakers. This is a really easy way to incorporate pattern mixing which is something I’ve seen a lot this season.

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Scarf made by me, Top old similar similar similar, Pants Arizona Jean Co. altered by me similar, Shoes G. H. Bass old similar, Bracelet gift similar

What is your favorite fall look right now? Tell me in the comments!

~Maizy

Colorado Travel Guide: Boreas Pass + Giveaway Winners!

Every season in Colorado is beautiful, but autumn is especially lovely. On a recent trip into the mountains to admire the changing colors my family decided to explore a new to us part of Colorado and drive through Boreas Pass. We ended up driving to the summit and then turning around instead of going the whole length of the pass but it was so pretty that I had to share it with all of you.

But first, I have some giveaway winners to announce! Emily Robberson and Sarah Subramanian I’ve sent you an email to get your prizes to you!

Boreas pass is a dirt road that goes between Fairplay and Breckenridge. My family started in Fairplay and turned towards Como where the road over the pass starts. The road is fairly rough and can be pretty narrow in places so this is not a good road if you don’t have a car that can easily navigate dirt roads or if you have a fear of mountain driving.

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The views are incredible and the aspens lining the road are gorgeous!

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That moment when you delete the wrong picture and you have a truck in the middle of your view.

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The summit of Boreas Pass intersects with the Continental Divide and is at 11,482 feet in elevation.

This is a really beautiful part of Colorado and I highly recommend visiting if you are looking for a place to admire the autumn foliage.

What are your favorite places to admire the autumn scenery? Let me know in the comments!

~Maizy

Unless I let you know otherwise, my posts aren’t sponsored by any of the companies whose products I mention. I won’t accept sponsorships from companies whose products I don’t use all the time and think are really great. However, links marked with an * are affiliate links. Should you click on the links and make a purchase, at no extra cost to you, I’ll go add to my growing stash of tea, or pay the fines on that library book that I couldn’t put down for a month.

Fashion Friday: Fall Flannel

Now that Labor Day has come and gone it is unofficially the fall time so I have been pulling out my flannels and dreaming about my ankle boots. For this outfit I paired a flannel tunic with some cuffed shorts because I might think its fall but the weather thinks otherwise. For shoes I wore my black converse.

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My earrings are the August Fair Trade Friday earring of the month. I’m giving away a pair here!

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flannel *Amazon shorts made by me from Aeropostale jeans shoes Converse

Happy Fall!

~Maizy

Unless I let you know otherwise, my posts aren’t sponsored by any of the companies whose products I mention. I won’t accept sponsorships from companies whose products I don’t use all the time and think are really great. However, links marked with an * are affiliate links. Should you click on the links and make a purchase, at no extra cost to you, I’ll go add to my growing stash of tea, or pay the fines on that library book that I couldn’t put down for a month.

OOTD: Transitioning to Autumn

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I wore this outfit to church yesterday. It is a  tunic dress with denim-look leggings and tan flats. I think putting leggings under your summer dresses is a great way to help your summer wardrobe transition to autumn. It is a really cute look and makes shorter dresses warm enough for cool days.

This is one of my favorite dresses. I love the eyelet yolk and the boho patterns.

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And the best part?

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My dress is by Umgee and I bought it at a boutique in Old Colorado City. My shoes are from Target. My leggings I got from my sister who had worn them for a while and didn’t want them anymore so I don’t know where they are from.

Have a great day!

Maizy