Fall Fashion I'm Loving

by The Classic Brunette, 3:54:00 PM

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The weather is starting to cool down and my favorite season is once again on the way...fall! Walmart has been such a score with their fall items, no matter your style! I've been loving the denim from Sophia Vergara's denim line Sophia Jeans, especially the raw edge jeans above. They're such a fun twist on the classic straight leg, same with her flared color block jeans I'm wearing below! I'm rocking two comfortable and chic outfits from Walmart in totally different styles. I typically alternate between bright, colorful, more eye catching looks and neutral basics, because I just love it all! It truly depends on my mood, and luckily Walmart Fashion makes it easy for me to not have to choose!

This black long sleeve bodysuit is probably my favorite item of the bunch because it has those flowy sleeves that give me all the Stevie Knicks vibes! 😍 Plus you can't go wrong with a cute bodysuit! 

Not in the mood for neutrals? Don't worry you don't have to be! Maybe this bright pink sweater is calling your name! It's so soft and nicely weighted, so it feels like you're being hugged by the coziest of blankets.

Whether you're into bright colors or more subtle neutrals, Walmart has you covered this fall!

My Favorite Ways To Play With High Energy Cats

by The Classic Brunette, 6:00:00 AM

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As your resident cat lady lifestyle blogger, you know I'm big on making sure my cats get the love and play they need to stay happy and healthy! My cats are so incredibly sweet, but they also require A LOT of attention and are constantly on me to either play, pet, or just be near them. They always have so much energy and I can only keep up for so long! I spend a pretty penny on their prescription food, so when I found budget friendly options for play from Walmart I was ecstatic! I'm always looking for new ways to get their energy out, and toys are always the #1! Henry and Nina have such different personalities, so naturally they both like different toys and treats, thankfully there are plenty of options to choose from!

Nina often has boundless energy, and almost any toy with catnip will spark her interest. Her absolute favorites are the catnip banana and her rainbow wand! She'll toss the banana around the room for an hour without me even helping her play, she's absolutely obsessed! I'm always a little sad walking down the toy aisles seeing a million things for dogs and only a few cat options, so I was incredibly impressed that Walmart has SO many pet toy options, especially for cats! When Nina tires of her smaller catnip toys she'll meow for me to join her for a little wand time. She's a sucker for a string toy and it's always fun watching her run and flip around the room trying to catch the rainbow! And if she's done with play all together? She gets a little treat! 😄 

Henry's a little more particular with his play time. Although he does love a wand toy, he much more prefers to be left alone with a larger catnip toy of his choice. Even better if it moves by itself! He and Nina both enjoyed this moving pickle toy so much that I had to buy one for each of them. If one of them isn't playing with it, they're sitting right next to it. I swear this toy has been such a hit for them, they also have a shark and a shrimp too if pickles aren't your vibe. Henry also isn't a fan of treats, which is a good thing since the prescription food is mostly for him, so he gets a little bit of a different after play "treat" than Nina...a brushing. It might sound like a punishment if you don't know my boy! Henry absolutely loves a good brushing, especially in the summer when his coat is thick and long! This dual action brush set is perfect for getting through his long fur and also massaging him while I brush. He purrs the whole time and sometimes continues to play as I brush! 

What are your favorite ways to treat your pets? Especially ones with high energy?

Check out all my Walmart cat recommendations below!

Upgrading Your Fall Basics

by The Classic Brunette, 7:00:00 AM

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Turtleneck | Plaid Skirt | Boots

My favorite season is going by so quickly! With my sister's wedding this month seemed to just fly by and I'm so excited to celebrate Halloween and really start the holiday season. As you may be aware of, fall is also my favorite season for fashion, because I find it's way easier to get creative with layering or styling different textures together. This year I really needed to upgrade the basics in my wardrobe and I found some amazing success with Walmart! They always have great affordable fashion, but they truly stepped up this year, I mean look at this skirt! 😍

Turtleneck | Plaid Skirt | Boots

I love a good turtleneck, and I ordered this one in a few colors! The material is soft, not too thin that it's see through, but not so thick that it feels suffocating. It's absolutely a steal and if you're looking for the perfect layering basic for fall and winter, this is it! It goes so well with other solids, or style it with a fun pattern like this plaid skirt. The skirt also comes in a brighter yellow, so you can mix and match to create a look that best matches your vibe! This outfit is so easy to throw on and look cute, definitely must haves this season!

White Sweater | Knit Pants | Similar Boots

Looking for something when the weather is a bit chillier? This all knit look is the way to go! The second I felt the material of these pants I knew they were going to be a go-to comfort item this fall! It's a structured but soft knit so you could get away with wearing these to the office but also out to dinner with the girls depending on how you style them, but either way you'll feel like you're in the comfort of sweats because of the way these are made. Honestly a dream come true!

White Sweater | Knit Pants | Similar Boots

Something about this sweater screams put together, maybe it's all the clean lines. I love dressing it a bit down with the knit pants for a more "I've got things to accomplish, but I'd like to be comfortable" OOTD. Walmart's knits section is so good this year and has a ton of pieces that fit the structured yet cozy style!

What's your go to fall look? Are you more into layers or chunkier knits to keep you cozy? Shop fall items now with Walmart!

Summer Brights And Basics

by The Classic Brunette, 12:00:00 PM

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Midi Dress

It's that time of year when I want nothing more than to be equal parts cute as I am comfortable with my wardrobe! Even with July nearly over, we still have so much summer left to enjoy! The heat may be my worst enemy, but luckily here in California I don't have to deal with much humidity like I did back when I lived in Dallas. Anything over 75 and I'm sweating it out though, so I'm always looking for summer styles that are not only cute, but leave me feeling breezy and cool as well. I'm a sucker for a summer dress, my favorite staple for the warmer months, and anything with a flare is an instant add to cart! I'm also not one to shy away from a bright color or bold print, so when I saw the new fashion line from Free Assembly at Walmart I already had a few pieces I knew I would be wearing all summer long. They have a ton of styles to mix and match to fit every occasion and vibe this summer! Whether you're a fan of mixing patterns (because there's no such thing as too much print!), layering basics, or doing a little of both! 

 White Bubble Top | Flutter Skirt | Wide Leg Pants 

If you can't tell, I'm a huge fan of the color orange lately! It's such a fun trend and is actually one of my sister's wedding colors, so I've been interacting with the color a lot in my life. Orange is looking to be THE color of the summer and is sure to make you stand out and make a statement. I've naturally been gravitating towards all the orange in my closet because of this, so I was obviously drawn to this gorgeous midi dress straight away! I also can't wait to pull out these wide leg pants for literally all of my on the go days. They're so easy to throw on and are thick enough to be comfortable, but not hot or frumpy. They have just the right structure to make you look put together, all you need is a cute top to go with it. Pair it with an elevated basic like this white bubble top or a fun patterned blouse and off you go!

 Bold colors not really your thing? Don't worry! Free Assembly also has such a large variety of fun prints and other summer basics, so there's something for everyone! I'm always a fan of a flirty flutter skirt (try saying that three times fast), and this blue and white pattern is so sweet and perfect for anything from date night to bbqs with family. 

What's more your style? Bold colors or fun prints?

Holiday Self Care

by The Classic Brunette, 1:23:00 PM

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Tree Hut Moroccan Rose Shea Sugar Scrub | InstaNatural Vitamin C Peel Off Mask | InstaNatural Vitamin C Cleanser |

Self Care is always high on my list, but when the holidays roll around my routine can start to slip as I get more and more stressed. With all the social gatherings, making sure I get all the right gifts, and all the other craziness that happens during the holiday season, it makes me want to forget all my self care until I cross off my long to-do list. And it's even more important to take care of your skin during these colder months!