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The House

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So sorry I’ve been a little MIA as of recently, but I have great news to share! We bought a house! Between the house logistics, work and travel – I’ve had limited time to post, but I hope you all understand and are excited about even better content that’s coming to Brown Paper Doll soon!

 

So details on the house…

 

You all know I’ve been very honest about the adjustment from New York City back to Atlanta. Over the past year, I’ve missed my job in New York, my friends, and just the life that Jason and I built in the big city. While I don’t regret making the move, I’ve had to remind myself that Jason and I made the change for a reason.  We wanted to be closer to my family in Florida and create some roots in a place that would allow us to start our own family someday.  Well, a little over a year after moving, and I feel like we’ve made a huge step in that direction.

 

I’m excited about taking this new step for my family, and of course….decorating! While I’ll still be keeping fashion at the forefront, I hope to share some developments on the house with you all too! Here’s to the dollhouse and to taking this new step!

Outfits

Red, White & Fall

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When you hear the colors red, white and blue – what season do you think of? Summer, right!
 
Well, for Fall I took the Americana color palette and made it more appropriate for the cooler temperatures that we’re so desperately wanting.

 

Stripes are a must for every season in my opinion, and this look is no exception. I paired my favorite blue/white striped skirt with an equally stripey tee from Forever 21. I love the long sleeves and the red-orange hue of the collar and stripes. Plus, the price isn’t bad to boot!

 

Speaking of boots (or sneakers for that matter), a casual and cool white sneaker goes with absolutely everything! I wear these with the most colorful outfits (like this one) or even all black! I even wear them to business meetings to make work attire more youthful.

 

Lastly, I finished my look with my red leather jacket that is uniquely Fall! Thriller-inspired, the beautiful red goes with everything from camel (like my beret) to other bright hues. With the addition of the beret, I suddenly feel more Parisian and less Fourth of July. But hey, nothing wrong with bringing a little summer into this season!

 

Jacket: Iro.  Top: Forever 21.  Skirt: Old.  Shoes (Similar): Golden Goose.  Beret: Forever 21.

Outfits

A Formal Jumpsuit

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Jumpsuits have become my thing in recent years, and I’ve got one for each occasion. I have a casual look that I wear to work, a long-sleeve to dress up and down, and even a strapless that I throw on for date nights.

 

So when my best friend was getting married this Fall, I knew that I wanted to rock a more formal jumpsuit that could be dressed up with accessories. I found this Halston number with an asymmetrical, draped neckline and wide legs. I love that this classic silhouette that has touches of drama – the exaggerated sleeve and the sash hanging at the waist are details that I can’t get enough of.

 

I felt like a sophisticated 70’s lady and potential Charlie’s Angel wannabe. Besides rocking this to my friend’s rehearsal dinner, I also repurposed it for a night out in Dublin, Ireland. With geometric earrings (the price tag will wow you) and a vintage bag – my 70’s look was complete! And just like that…this jumpsuit jumps to the top of my list of fall favorites!

 

JUMPSUIT: Halston.  Earrings: H&M (similar for $12.99!) & H&M.