Friday Favorites #124

Hey y’all! It’s Fri-nally Friday. Yes, I said Fri-nally on purpose. HA! This has been a long week for me. Monday seems like it was way more than 4 days ago.

I ran a lot of errands this week and you’d think that would make for quite the list of Friday Favorites, but I didn’t find myself feeling particularly inspired, so I decided to take look back at some easy fall fashions. Sometimes when I’m going through the pictures on my phone or computer, I’ll see an outfit I wore in the past and think, I need to wear that again. It’s easy to forget different combinations I’ve worn and liked and opt for the same old thing.

While the exact pieces in these outfits may not still be available, they are all easily recreatable looks. I like to have a lot of basics in my wardrobe that I can then mix and match.

When I’m buying new pieces, I try to avoid things that will only go with “this pair of pants” or “that skirt”. I always feel like when I do that, my outfits tend to feel rather “Garanimal” like. Do you remember Garanimals? I know WalMart still carries them, but I remember when I was a kid Sears carried them and I thought they were soooo cool. You could just match the tags and have an outfit. You know, like match the monkey bottom to the monkey top. Speaking of Sears, you may have heard that this week they declared bankruptcy. They have been hanging on by a thread for so many years and it finally broke. They’ve been around for 132 years. WOW! So sad to see a retailer that was once so prominent have to close their doors. #itsasadday

Fall Fashion, Easy Fall Fashion, Fall Outfit Ideas

Long cardigan, plaid, leopard print

Jeans, a plaid shirt, a long cardigan and animal print, make for a no-fail formula in my book. You could take any plaid, and any solid cardi and recreate this. These leopard flats are on the spendy side, but I’m here to tell you that they are comfortable and when I’m going to be doing a lot of walking, I don’t hesitate to wear them. 

A cute sweater, jeans, riding boots and accessories. I bet you have all of these in your closet right now. This is a Lou & Gray sweater and I’m pretty sure they make the softest clothes on the planet.

Gray sweater, boots, accessories, booties

Are you noticing a pattern? If you said jeans, then you hit the nail on the head. I wear jeans 99% of the time. Even with my other options, I still find myself reaching for my jeans. I also love the color gray and find myself drawn to it and black most frequently, but lately I’m also noticing that I’m adding more burgundy to my closet. 

Vests, Leopard scar, burgundy jeans, fall fashion

Vests are a great transitional piece or for those of living in more temperate climates, they are all we often need, even in winter. While a printed vest is fun, a solid is so versatile and can be paired with another solid or print. Adding leopard in some form is one of my favorites, being followed pretty closely by camo. Leopard and camo have pretty much become neutrals making them great staples to have, especially in the form of accessories. 

Fall fashion, military vest, mustard, scarf

I already mentioned I’ve been adding burgundy to my closet, but another color I’m crushing on is mustard. It looks great with olive, denim, black, burgundy and brown, so it’s extremely versatile. Military jackets have been on the scene for a long time and are hanging in there and so is the vest form. A military or utility vest is a great light layer to add-on fall days when it’s too warm for a coat, but a little chilly with just a light shirt or sweater. Early in the day adding a scarf not only adds warmth, but another layer of interest. Remember the “rule of three” from this post? This outfit is a prime example of that theory.

I never shared how we liked  ‘A Star Is Born’. Well…….we liked it. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga both did an amazing job, and who knew Bradley could sing like that? I also heard or read somewhere that he learned to talk deeper for the part and spent a year learning to play the guitar. I think it’s incredible he was able to learn that in just a year if what I read was at all accurate. The only thing I would say as a warning is it is full of profanity, particularly the F-bomb. Call me a prude, but I don’t get what it adds to any movie? #sorrynotsorry

Have a great weekend friends!

 

 

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34 Comments

  1. October 19, 2018 / 4:24 am

    I love all these looks, Lisa, and I especially like seeing the taller boots on you! I hope you have a relaxed weekend!

    P.S. yes, I do remember garanimals! They still make them? At Walmart?! I haven’t seen them, but then again, I haven’t shopped kids clothes in a while! Nice to see the 80s still exist!

    • October 22, 2018 / 4:27 pm

      Well thanks friend. I still feel like I look like a giant walking turkey leg like you get at Disney when I wear boots. LOL. The 80’s ROCK friend and we lived to tell about it!!! XO

  2. October 19, 2018 / 7:52 am

    I’m with you — jeans are the best! So many of my friends complain about them but they are what I reach for every single day. I think the key is to finding pairs that are comfortable, which usually involves investing in denim but it’s so worth it!

    • October 22, 2018 / 4:24 pm

      AMEN to jeans! I’m glad you found the maternity pair you’d been wanting. Congrats. Hope you love them!! XO

  3. October 19, 2018 / 8:49 am

    I felt the same way about Star is Born. I liked it, but I wasn’t crying at the end like so many who saw it. I agree about the F-bombs. It just didn’t seem necessary. Have a wonderful weekend.

    • October 22, 2018 / 4:24 pm

      I wonder how many people feel like us? I bet more than you’d think. Hope you have a great week. I’m so jealous Shelly got to have lunch with you last weekend. One day…we’ll all get together. 😉 XO

  4. Living on Cloud Nine
    October 19, 2018 / 10:41 am

    This walk down Lisa Fashion memory lane made me smile. #2 and 5 are my favorites and I have all the twiny pieces in 5! Feel same about ASIB. But oh how I adored that movie and keep listening to the soundtrack. You have the sweetest weekend ya hear sweet friend! xo

    • October 22, 2018 / 4:22 pm

      Well thank you sweet thing. Yes, how could we not love ASIB? That Bradley…oh my. Hope your week is off to a great start!! XO

  5. Kellyann
    October 19, 2018 / 11:53 am

    You know how much I love your hair curled so of course that is my very favorite look -ha!! Actually all of these looks are so fall fantastic on you. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll be able to honestly wear fall clothing soon without sweating to death.
    I was sad to hear about Sears. While I haven’t shopped there in ages I have fond memories of looking through the catalog and picking out clothes and then of course going to the store and trying on Toughskins!!! Now that’s a memory!
    Happy Friday friend!
    xo,
    Kellyann
    http://www.thisblondesshoppingbag.com

    • October 19, 2018 / 3:07 pm

      Oh my gosh yes! Long live Toughskins! My brother wore those and of course I’m pretty sure I had a Dallas Cowboys jacket with the silver sleeves…remember those? LOL. Thanks friend. I’m really contemplating taking some length off my hair and wearing it curled more. Hmmm….what say you? Happy weekend!!! XOXO

  6. Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    October 19, 2018 / 4:19 pm

    We went and saw A Star Is Born last weekend and I loved it! His voice WAS deep in it! When they sang Shallow in it… oh, gosh. Wow. Love! I really love the look with the long duster. I wear jeans almost 24/7, too!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • October 22, 2018 / 4:22 pm

      It’s hard not to love. That Bradley Cooper is awesome. I need to get the soundtrack and listen to it. Have a great week! XO

  7. October 19, 2018 / 5:14 pm

    I love your hair curled! So pretty! I’m also loving the last outfit with the yellow stripes and plaid scarf! Have a great weekend!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • October 22, 2018 / 4:22 pm

      Oh thanks so much Jill! It’s so heavy that the curl falls out easily. I’m really contemplating taking some length off and curling it more. Have a wonderful week. XO

  8. Gina Daily
    October 20, 2018 / 7:36 am

    Loving all of your fall outfits Lisa! And what great photos! I am totally with you on excessive use of the F word. I get it in war/action type movies. I haven’t seen a Star is Born but from what I know about the story…it seems a little less necessary. BUT, I’ve read that filmmakers do it to get the R rating because they think adults don’t want to see if if it’s not R rated!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

    • October 22, 2018 / 4:19 pm

      Thanks Gina! That’s interesting about the theory behind R ratings. I shared it with my husband when we were walking Saturday. Have a great week. XO

  9. October 20, 2018 / 8:20 am

    How do I pick a favorite? There are so many cute outfits! I always forget to add long necklaces when I put on jeans and a sweater, but they really make such a difference!

    • October 22, 2018 / 4:19 pm

      I feel naked without a long necklace any more. HA! Thanks Laura and have a great week!!! XO

  10. Heather Bramlett
    October 20, 2018 / 2:53 pm

    I love anything plaid and leopard! Love your outfits!

  11. October 21, 2018 / 4:48 am

    Can’t go wrong with plaids and leopard print, both are really chic classic prints, especially for the season. And of course, knee-high boots can really wrap up the whole look. You’re rocking these chic outfits dear!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • October 22, 2018 / 4:19 pm

      Isn’t that the truth, Jessica. Thanks so much for the comment and I hope you have a wonderful week. XO

  12. October 21, 2018 / 3:33 pm

    You have so many cute and cozy sweaters, Lisa! Can I raid your closet?! ;D

    • October 22, 2018 / 4:17 pm

      You most certainly can. Just come on over…that will give me another excuse to shop. HA! Hope your week is as sweet as you are. XO

  13. October 23, 2018 / 6:03 am

    I love the black and white plaid top Lisa! Would love to add all your looks to my closet. Dang budget!! And you’re not a prude. I don’t love the f-bomb either. Or Maybe I’m a prude as well! ha. He could have just said “sugar foot!” And what the sugar foot is going on here. ok. I’m cracking up. So ridiculous. Have a great day lisa!

    • October 23, 2018 / 9:22 pm

      I love it…”Sugar Foot”. Have you ever watched Reba the sitcom? It’s a riot. The little boy Jake said once it’s not cussing if you use different words and said “granny in hot pants”. Cracked me up!

  14. October 23, 2018 / 4:04 pm

    Well I think I enjoyed the slideshow of hair stylings almost as much as the delicious outfits!
    Must see that film.

    Hugs my sweet, x.
    thepoutingpensioner.blogspot.com

    • October 23, 2018 / 9:21 pm

      Thanks Mary! Yes, you need to get to the theater ASAP. XO

  15. Savvy Southern Chic
    October 26, 2018 / 3:42 am

    Love all of these looks, but number four with the mix of pink/burgundy and leopard really got me! Our local Sears has been closing. I’m sad to see it go too. I loved getting the Sears catalog as a kid. I picked out all my back to school clothes and then the Christmas wish book was just dreamy, lol!

    • October 26, 2018 / 7:20 am

      Thanks Fonda! I love that combo too. I forgot about the gigantic Sears catalog. Those were the days. Kids today don’t know what they’re missing, spending hours going through catalogs. I love it! Happy Friday! XO

  16. Mummabstylish Mummabstylish
    October 31, 2018 / 2:23 pm

    You really can’t go wrong with a jumper over trousers, you’ve picked some fab examples. Love your hair curly too! I try to curl mine, but it’s not an easy job for me, love when one of my girls can style it for me. Thanks for sharing on #chicandstylish #linkup

    • November 6, 2018 / 7:47 am

      Jacqui, every time someone from the UK comments and calls a sweater a jumper it throws me for loop. LOL. Thanks sweet lady. Hope all is well with you!! XO

      • Mummabstylish Mummabstylish
        November 6, 2018 / 9:05 am

        I know exactly what you mean, there’s so many words we say for different things, it gets so confusing some times – lol. x

        • November 12, 2018 / 5:08 pm

          Too funny Jacqui! I guess we’re all learning from each other. XO

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