Fun Fall Fashion

It’s almost the end of fall.  There aren’t as many colors in the world, it is getting much colder, and it is getting darker earlier (making us think that it is midnight when it’s actually 6 pm).  And in some places in the world, this wonderful white thing called snow is falling from the sky.  If you are from California, the only thing that could possibly be falling from the sky is rain.

But, one of my favorite things about fall/winter is the fashions.  I am a jackets and boots kind a girl.  I have a whole slew of coats and jackets and winter boots that I want to wear all the time.  So, because of my love for fashion, I decided to post a few pictures for you of some of my favorite fall outfits.

DISCLAIMER! My roommate Hannah took these pictures for me and so the complete look may not be seen because of the fact that the pictures didn’t turn out that great.  It wasn’t because I didn’t want to show off the beautiful double-breasted coat, it just because they didn’t turn out.  Apologies in advance.

Number 1: City Girl Country Wear

City Girl in Country Wear

This is the most comfortable outfit ever!

I absolutely love this outfit!  I will wear this every day if I possibly could (unfortunately, people might get a bit worried about me if I did).  But it is super cute and I love the look.

The flannel shirt is a mens shirt that I purchased from Wal-Mart 2 years ago.  I always roll up the sleeves to give it bit of a more feminine look.  But if it is cold enough, I will keep the sleeves down to keep my arms warm.  I paired this flannel with a white tank top and skinny jeans.  And finally the boots!  I love the girlishness of the boots.  There are sparkles, but it still looks like a classy boot.  I received these as a Christmas gift last year and I wish that I could get the other colors.

Here are some pieces of clothing that look like mine that you can add to your wardrobe!

Blue Flannel Shirt – Brown Sequin Boots

Number 2: Kate Middleton Meets Middle Class


Do I look like a royal yet?

I love how classy this outfit looks.  I could go out on the town in it or I could go shopping.  Okay, maybe without the heels, but you get the idea.

I bought the coat from Target 2 years ago on Sale for $60!  It was a steal!  Okay, maybe not so much, but you get the point.  It is a beautiful double-breasted coat that nice and warm.  I have paired it with skinny jeans (again) and some white and black lace heels.  These shoes were purchased from a thrift stores years and years ago, but they are comfortable and cute!

Blue and Black Plaid Coat – White and Black Heels

Number 3: Riding into the Fashion


If this doesn’t make you want to go out and ride a horse, I don’t know what will.  It feels really country western, yet feels kind of like a dressage outfit.  I think it’s the jacket and boot combination is what makes it look that way.

My grandma gave me this jacket on a whim.  I remember Haley going into my grandma’s house to drop something off and comes outside holding the coat.  I rolled down my window, saying “if you’re asking me if I want that, the answer is yes”.  It has a little bit of an old fashion look with the addition of elbow patches.  I styled this with skinny jeans and multi-colored boots that I bought from GoodWill for $12!  What a steal!


Elbow Patches are Fun!

Green JacketMulti-Colored Boots

Number 4: New Age Nancy Drew


Now, if you are like me and grew up reading Nancy Drew, there were times you wanted to dress like her.  The really posh, fashionable, yet still functioning teenage girl who was a detective.

So I bought this jacket from a thrift store (shocker of the year!) and it’s Macy’s brand jacket.  It isn’t that warm, but boy is it cute!  I paired this with a white lace shirt and nude sparkly flats from Target.  Do I look like I could go out and fight crime in this?

Pink JacketNude Flats

Number 5: Rock Star Ready


This outfit is my favorite outfit to wear out.  I’ve worn it to company parties, fundraisers, and school.  I love the versatility of how it could be formal but still casual.

Let’s start with the jacket.  I received this leather jacket as a Christmas present.  It is Apartment 9 and it came from Kohls.  (PS: it is still available).  The shirt is a high low short sleeve with sheer on the bottom.  I bought it from Family Dollar for something like $10.  The jeans are actually juniors that I bought from JCPenny’s a few years ago.  They are Arizona and boy are they comfortable.  I have them in blue and red, but now they are available in pink…I might have to buy them.  And finally, the boots.  I bought them from a flea market for $12.  They are extremely comfortable and look good with anything I put them with.


Leather JacketHigh Low Black ShirtBlue Skinny JeansBlack Boots

So here are some of my favorite fall/winter outfits.  I hope that you enjoyed seeing some of my favorite outfits and some of my favorite pieces of clothing from my closet.  Do you have a favorite outfit that you just have to wear every fall/winter?

Before I leave you, the raffle for the Mediterranean lamp has closed.  I would like to congratulate Manda on winning this beautiful lamp!  Congratulations!


Corner News-November 13, 2015

Welcome to the newest edition of the Corner News!  It is finally getting colder and darker here in California…unfortunately for some of us who prefer the warmer weather it isn’t that great.

But, here are some of the things that have happened these past weeks.

I want to apologize for not posting yesterday.  We thought that because there were so many blog posts this week that you MUST be getting tired of us.  Just kidding, I know you love us!  So, to let you know what I have been working on, here is a sneak peek!

Isn't this a great sneak peek?

Isn’t this a great sneak peek?

Next on the agenda, my roommate, my dad, and myself all went to a concert called Winter Jam.  It is a Christian concert and it is only $10 to get in.  The company my dad works for has a box in the stadium where the concert was held and we were blessed enough to get tickets in the booth.  It was absolutely amazing!  My favorite band, Skillet, was the main act and they were incredible.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get any good pictures of Skillet, but here is a picture of Lydia and I.

Sorry for the terrible lighting

Sorry for the terrible lighting

Finally, I want to remind everyone of the giveaway that we are hosting with ParrotUncle.  And, if you don’t think that the lamp will look good in your house, maybe it will look good in someone who you know’s house.  Here is the link again for the raffle.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for stopping by for another edition of the Corner News.  Hope you have a great weekend and keep warm.


Fall Cookie Decorating Tablescape

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Where the cookies are baking and everyone’s telling you decorate!  It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Props to everyone who just sang this tune.

Now, I’m not someone who jumps from Halloween to Christmas, but one thing that I love about fall is decorating cookies.  And because my roommate Danielle loves to bake, and happened to bake a batch of cookies, I just had to decorate my table to decorate cookies!


So, here it is!

fall tablescape

We had a pretty fall tablecloth that had leaves all over it, so I went with a very neutral theme.  I had white plates and mugs and kept a knife on each plate so each person could decorate their own cookie.

neutral plates

I added chocolate and strawberry frosting to the decorating items and whipped cream, because you know cookies are the best with whipped cream!  I also found some candy that was on sale after Halloween.  They can be used for extras decor for the cookies.


fall tablescape

So here is my table, I just need more items to decorate the cookies with!  But, I love how it is simple and cute.  Are any of you going to decorate cookies?


Merry Monday #78


Hello and welcome to the second week that we are cohosting a link party! Hooray! We are excited to be working with all of these fellow hostesses and hope that you will head over to their blogs to support them. Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you enjoy the party!

Welcome to the Merry Monday Link Party #78


  • Blogger Opportunity! If you like to bake, have awesome dessert recipes, and want to help host a party….sign up for the 2015 Ultimate Cookies & Goodies Party. 2015 Ultimate Cookies & Goodies Virtual Party Sidebar Blogger Opp pic
  • Two new guest hosts for the next two weeks! You’ll be seen on 13 blogs!

Meet the hosts of Merry MondayMerry Monday Hosts

Welcome our Co-Host

Meet Ruthie of Refashionably Late, one of our new Co-Hosts for the next two weeks.

Ruthie & Lucy

Refashionably Late | Facebook | Pinterest | G+ | Instagram | Twitter

My name is Ruthie, I was born and raised in the Midwest. I met the man of my dreams in Nashville, TN and decided to follow him back home to California. First came love, then came marriage, then came the baby in the baby carriage. We have a beautiful little girl named Lucy. My husband got a new job when Lucy was 2 months old and we packed up and moved half way across the country to Minnesota, back to my homeland. We bought a house that needed a little TLC, so here I am! I created this blog to share my journey of home ownership and my passion for furniture restoration. While creating my dream home I also love to spend time with my family, sing barbershop and teach littles about music!

Welcome our Co-Host

Meet Lauren & Pamela of Home on the Corner, two of our new Co-Hosts for the next two weeks.


Home on the Corner | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram | Twitter

Hello! We are Lauren and Pam Smith, a mother/daughter blogger duo who love to create together. Pamela is a wife, mom, teacher, organizer,and crafter. I love to decorate my home in a beachy, but neutral style, finding things at thrift stores and garage sales, and then making them my own. I like creating and scrap-booking. Our family is dog crazy (we have three) and likes to travel, especially to the beach where I can collect more seashells! My style is always evolving and I enjoying trying new things in my home. Lauren is a college student whose dream is to be an animal physical therapist. I enjoy sipping on Carmel Apple Spice drinks from Starbucks or Pink Star smoothies from Jamba Juice. Pink paint always seems to stay on my hands and the Eiffel Tower continues to decorate my bedroom. I have too much fabric in my closet and not enough time to use all of it. We hope you will come by and pay us a visit!

MOST POPULARHalloween DIY Decorations

Halloween DIY Decorations ~Hoosier Homemade


MM 78 1

MM 78 2



MM 78 3


Pumpkin Pie Minis ~ Bloom Designs

Light Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse ~ Just 2 Sisters

Pumpkin Spice Bark Candy ~ Premeditated Leftovers

Caramel Apple Bundt Cake ~ A Mothering Thing

Delicious Apple Pie Chimichanga ~ Flavours and Frosting

Follow our Merry Monday Link Party Board and find the best of the party!

Follow My Pinterventures’s board Merry Monday Linky Party on Pinterest.//

Help grow this party by displaying this button on your sidebar or party page!

My Pinterventures


My Pinterventures


If you were featured, grab a STAR button and place it on your blog!


My Pinterventures


My Pinterventures


[Tweet “Link up to the #MerryMonday party @pinterventures”]

Party Rules – Please read!

Party Rules New Edited (2)


Let’s get the Merry Monday party started!

Corner News-October 30, 2015

Hello everyone and welcome to the morning before Halloween.  Do you have all the candy you need before the munchkins come knocking at your door?  If not, I’m in the same boat as you.

Here are some of the thing that have happened in the past two weeks.

1: We got a puppy!  Hooray!  Her name is Rozy Blu and she is a whippet terrier mix that is absolutely adorable.  She is three and a half months so we can’t wait to see her as she gets bigger.  The other dogs are okay with her, but the cats…not so fond of her.

Isn't she cute?

Isn’t she cute?

2: I went to a corn maze.  There is a local farm that makes a great corn maze every year and my mom and I and some of her coworkers went for fun.  The maze was shaped as the United States…and we somehow found ourselves in the Ohio/Indiana area quite a bit.  But we found all of the checkpoints, so score one for us!

This is the corn maze map.  Picture comes from Vossler Farm's website

This is the corn maze map. Picture comes from Vossler Farm’s website

3: I have the most bizarre phone tale ever.  So, I purchased a refurbished iPhone from a cell phone service back in August.  3ish weeks ago, said iPhone’s charger port imploded and I couldn’t use my phone.  I called my cell phone service to get a replacement and I received a replacement 2 weeks ago.  The night that my mom and I went to the corn maze, my phone died completely, and wouldn’t charge!  I even took it to the Apple store to see if they could replace the battery and they couldn’t.  Great.  Now, I am still out a phone and am currently in the process of purchasing a brand new iPhone 5s.  Hooray…

I hope you all had a great two weeks.  I also hope that you have a safe and fun Halloween.  Have a spooky night!