The Perfect Fall Look

by The Classic Brunette, 11:58:00 AM

 *This post is sponsored by Walmart. Thank you for supporting the brands that support The Classic Brunette!

You already know how excited I am that we're moving from summer into fall. I say it every year, fall and winter are my favorite seasons, and the fashion is only partially why! I'm a sucker for comfort, and for me in the fall that means sweaters and loose fits that still give me shape. But I'm also trying to branch out from living solely in my oversized sweaters! This year I realized I can easily switch up my look by picking fun outer layers that work with numerous pieces. Walmart Fashion made it so easy to find great outerwear for an amazing price that was also super cute. I couldn't believe how many different jacket/coat options they have this year!

Disclaimer - I am by no means an expert in tattoos! This is a post for those of you who have never gotten a tattoo before, have never gotten a finger tattoo, and/or you are interested in hearing about the experience. Now that that's done, enjoy the post!

I've always been interested in the possibility of getting a tattoo, but was never 100% serious about it. I knew if I was going to get one it would have to be something I was ABSOLUTELY positive I would love forever. Although multiple ideas crossed my mind over the years, nothing ever stuck. I was always so scared to commit to something, especially anything big, and didn't even know how painful it would be. I had told my best friend a few years back when she got her first tattoo that I would consider doing something small to match with her. Key word: small, haha. And I, again, had to be confident that I loved it. At the end of last year she sent me a tiktok with this design, but it was a drawing on the hands of two high school girls. I thought it was perfectly goofy and it made me smile, just like my best friend! It was perfect and immediately we both knew this was our tattoo.

The Ultimate Summer Uniform

by The Classic Brunette, 3:54:00 PM

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When I lived in Orange County during college I could easily wear sweaters and jeans during the summer and hardly break a sweat, but now I swear anything over 80 degrees makes me feel like I'm overheating! Am I dramatic? Yes. Do I absolutely LOVE my air conditioning? Yes. Is it still true? 100% yes, haha. I spent so much time outdoors and being active this past week on my SoCal trip that it made me realize it's time for me to give my summer staples an overhaul. I can't get away with my cozy sweaters in the summer anymore! Thankfully Walmart Fashion is all about those closet basics that are perfect all summer long and even better for layering in the other seasons πŸ˜‰.

I've always been a fan of chain style jewelry, and now that it's trendy again I'm about to be wearing it all the time! I'm ordering these hoops for sure to match my existing pieces. I love that Gen Z (which I'm halfway affiliated to as a "Zellenial" haha) is inspiring fashion to be a bit more eclectic in our fashion choices these days. I feel like they're allowing everyone to somehow elevate classic styles (like the chain trend) into more statement pieces. For example I loved that I can match the more classic hoops with this trendier crossbody! There's seriously something so amazing about making trends available to every kind of personal style! 

For the rest of your outfit, go with whatever you're most comfortable in this summer. I was living in my tanks and straight jeans! This outfit make me feel so cute while remaining the perfect temperature while running around in the daytime. At night just toss on a jacket and booties and you're ready to go!

What's your go to summer outfit?

Spring Finds With Walmart

by The Classic Brunette, 5:48:00 PM

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Spring has finally come to California and I'm so excited to break out the mini dresses, sandals and all the bright colors! Speaking of bright colors, you all know I'm obsessed with anything pink and that includes these strappy sandals. 😍To go along with it Walmart Fashion has a bunch of cute spring dresses, you can check out my top three above! I specifically chose a few white dresses because they're perfect to pair with colorful accessories. They're the perfect fashion canvas for spring and summer! 

Outside of my wardrobe I've also been tackling new ways to decorate my new place! I don't need to purchase too much since I'll be downsizing in a few months, but I do love adding fun touches for each season. Wherever I live I always have fake flowers (easier to take care of than real ones! haha) and although this bouquet was in the bridal section, it makes the perfect spring accent for your home! Even though I prefer real flowers, they aren't practical for me to always buy. Plus they're great if you have guests who have allergies! I purchased an antique bar cart a few months back and have been waiting to organize it until I got settled, and stumbled upon this beautiful bar cart that is VERY similar to what I have! It's actually better since it has built in bottle holders!

 Now that I have the interior of the house almost set up I've been dreaming about what I want to do with my patio. I saw one of these egg chairs on a neighbor's porch and this Walmart Home one actually looks even better than theirs, haha! I also love that this chair has ample room to cozy up into, perfect for reading a book or just people watching with an iced coffee. 

Which of these are your favorite for spring?

Eyeliner Vault | Lippie Vault
Can you believe that I haven't owned anything from Colourpop before now? They're so affordable and are stellar quality, I really am surprised it took my sister buying these as Christmas presents for me to try the brand! All I know now is that it will be one I now look out for, and you'll see why when I explain how much I am loving these two vault collections. The Essentially Yours Lippie Stix and Colour Me Obsessed Eyeliner vaults are so fun, colorful, and are perfect for creating a variety of looks. Let's dive in and see how these beauties work!