Thursday, September 3, 2015

Back To School Style

I’m going back to school!  Ok, not really, but I did have a lot of fun with today’s post!  I know that it has been years since I walked the high school halls and hung out on a college campus.  This actually brought back so many memories and it definitely gave me a nostalgic feeling.  I secretly miss school and have often contemplated on going back.  I’ve realized that some of my readers are still in school though and I’ve had some questions before about outfits to wear for the first day back or trendy casual looks to wear for classes.  I thought that this collaboration with Kohl’s would be the perfect opportunity to do something a little bit different and address those questions!

My favorite part about heading back to school was obviously shopping for new clothes.   I mean, am I right?  I remember my mom would always take me on a shopping spree and my dad would take me to buy a new coat.  It was literally the best end to my summers.  My school style varied quite often, but I definitely always loved to be both comfortable and stay on top of the latest trends.   I was brought back to those memories this past weekend as Kohl’s challenged me to create a compete outfit by shopping the pieces in their Juniors department.   I admit that I had no idea what to expect and initially I had no outfit ideas in my mind, but once I hit the store it all came together perfectly!

Jeans: Mudd | Tank: Mudd | Plaid Jacket: About A Girl 
 Backpack: Juicy Couture | Sneakers: Keds

I instantly gravitated towards the denim section and fell in love with this pair.  I love the holes in the knees because for me, the more rips the better.  Denim like this becomes more of a statement piece for your look.  It’s casual, but edgy.  Mudd had a ton of different styles, but these were my top pick.  There were so many cardigans and tops, but as soon as I saw this plaid open front jacket from About A Girl, I had to have it.  I think it’s such a fun twist on the traditional plaid button down shirt.  There were a few other color options too.  You honestly cannot go wrong with paid, especially for school. I also ended up getting a regular plaid button down from SO that I will wear separately.  It was extremely soft!  I paired a loose fitted black tank underneath the open front jacket.  I definitely prefer tanks with a looser and more relaxed fit. 

I knew that I needed a fun statement backpack and thought this one from Juicy Couture was the perfect way to compete this outfit.  Backpacks have become such a fashion trend even separate from school.  When it came to the shoes, I initially though of booties, but I decided to go with these black Keds instead.  They are so comfortable and perfect for a day full of classes. I think they worked really well with this whole outfit. 

 So, how’d I do?! Would you wear something like this to head back to school? There’s seriously a great selection at Kohl’s for you to choose from and the best part is that everything is affordable.  Hope you enjoyed this post! 

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Kohls.  All opinions expressed are my own.  This was not edited by any third parties.  Thank you for supporting the brands that support A Love Affair With Fashion! 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Holding On To Summer

Holding on to the last bit of warm weather over the next few weeks until fall officially hits.  I promise to start posting some transitional looks soon.  This time of year I am always torn between wanting the warmth to stay and wanting to dress for the fall.  Ahh! 

Shorts: Nordstrom Rack [similar] | Top: Dynamite [old, similar
Sandals: Prima Donna [sold out, similar style] | Sunglasses: Old Navy | Bag: Call It Spring
This is a cute and casual outfit that I wore last week and I just wanted to share.  You might remember these shorts from the first time that I wore them towards the beginning of summer.  I paired it with a blazer and heels, so this time I just wanted something more simple for the day.  You guys know I love to remix my pieces!  Last year I got this neon top on clearance towards the end of the season and completely forgot about it. It paired perfectly!  It looks more orange here in the photos, but in person it's much more neon.  I hate that the color doesn't pick up well on camera.  I decide to wear my gold slip-on sandals, which are honestly one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes that I own.  I have been wearing them so frequently, I wish that I would have gotten them sooner.  You all know how much I love my heels, but I have noticed that I have been gravitating more towards flats and sneakers lately.  I think mixing it up is always a good idea. 

In terms of my hair, lately I have not really felt like doing much to do it.  With a TON of bobby pins, I have been able to just throw it up into a bun.  This one is much smaller than the bun from my post earlier this week because I did it with straight hair.  See how much of a difference it makes when your hair is curly?! 

Thanks for checking out this post, have a fab Wednesday! 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sunflower Daze

Hello September!  
I've been saving this post for a little over a week and I thought that today would be the perfect time to post it.  You guys already saw a sneak peek of this on my instagram, but I really wanted to share more photos because I still can't get over this beautiful scenery.  Awhile back when I went Strawberry picking, I mentioned that my mom and I decided to take several weekends to do something different and fun.  I have been wanting to visit a Sunflower farm for such a long time and didn't even know that there were a few about an hour away from me!  I finally decided to just do a google search and came across one in Sussex County.  On our drive up, we actually found this one and it was about 20 minutes closer so we decided to just check this one out instead and guys... I fell in love! 

If you follow me on snapchat, then you saw that it brought out my inner child.  :) I was seriously running up and down the maze.  I have never seen sunflowers so tall in person before and they seemed to be endless.  They also had a scavenger hunt in the maze so it was fun trying to find all of the hidden letters.  We definitely got lost in there a couple of times.  There are so many turns, but a lot of them are dead ends. It was such a beautiful and amazing afternoon spent with my mom! 

When it came to figuring out my outfit, I just immediately went for this yellow & navy dress that I wore once before.  I decided it might be fun to match the sunflowers and blend in a little bit.  It was really the perfect choice!  It was about 90 degrees when we went.  SO hot!  I think we ended up staying for almost two hours.  Time flew by as we were taking photos, snapchats, and trying to make our way through the entire maze.  Have you ever been? 

If you didn't get a chance to visit a sunflower farm this summer, then I definitely suggest going next year.  You will be amazed in person.  These photos don't even do it justice.  Hope you enjoyed this post!  I look forward to apple and pumpkin picking in the fall, and of course, I will share that on here too.  Happy Tuesday!