Budget-Friendly Fall Decor

Budget-Friendly Fall Decor

Happy fall, y'all! It's the most wonderful time of year (IMO!) and our weather has been absolutely glorious. I finally finished decorating the house for fall while Michael was out of town this week and it is seriously giving me all the warm and fuzzy feels. Anyone else obsessed with their house after decorating at the beginning of the holiday season!?

Today I wanted to share some of my favorite fall decor items with you... all of which are at super reasonable price points! Some of these are in my home right this moment, while others remain on my wish list and one day may find a place here with us. ;)

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My Favorite Dress Styled For Fall

My Favorite Dress Styled For Fall

Y'all know by now how much I love this Free People dress. It was hands down my favorite and best purchase from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year! I am clearly an outfit repeater and I think most of y'all are on that bandwagon, too, so that's why I'm sharing this dress yet again! I've shown it styled as a late summer look but today, I'm showing you how I really love to wear this dress... with boots!

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Workout Playlist

Workout Playlist

Hey friends! We're officially home from our amazing trip to Hawaii and still feeling a little sad about it haha! But good news, it's Friday! I'll be sharing more about our trip soon but until then, I thought a little Fitness Friday post might be fun!

Music is super important to me and I seriously cannot workout without good tunes! Anyone else with me? Spotify seems like the easiest way to share music with yall, so all you need to do is search for my Spotify username, which is alexmariejordan (creative, huh?) ;) To search for a user, find the magnifying glass at the top, click and type in the username! Easy peasy! I have a few playlists there, which you're of course to check out, but the one I'm talking about today is called "workout".

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Fall Favorites

Fall Favorites

Happy weekend, all! Although I'm in a tropical paradise right now, we are slowly but surely shifting into fall back home and while browsing for new fall goodies, I figured I should share with y'all what's on my wish list right now!

The best part... today I'm only sharing items that are UNDER $50!! Yay for good items and double yay for even better prices! I've also added a new widget off to the side of my site where you can shop all my "fall favorites" - I'll be changing out those items as the season goes on! ;)

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Mixing Hard & Soft Pieces

Mixing Hard & Soft Pieces

One of my favorite trends to see is the mixing of hard and soft. If you're unfamiliar with this concept, it's basically the idea of categorizing an item in your closet and based on it's material/texture, it can be classified as a hard or soft piece.

Examples of hard items would be things like leather or metals, while soft items would be cozy knits, cottons and suede. Another similar trend is the mixing of feminine pieces with more tailored pieces. It's all about striking a balance and mixing these very different textiles and styles to create the perfect look!

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My Fall Uniform

My Fall Uniform

If you haven't gotten the memo yet, fall is my absolute FAVORITE time of year and I'm so excited that our temps are starting to take a dip and show signs of change! :) I love fall for so many reasons: cooler temps (after usually very hot summers), yummy comfort foods like chili and soups, and of course, fall fashion. I'm all about layering, leggings, boots and cozy sweaters this time of year.

It's no surprise that when I got to collaborate with one of my favorites, PinkBlush, for another look, that I chose this basic cream sweater. I knew immediately that this oversized sweater would be well worn into the fall and winter months here in St. Louis.

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A Girl's Guide To Undergarments

A Girl's Guide To Undergarments

We went to a fun charity event this past weekend and got to dress up, which is always fun, but it got me thinking about the importance of good undergarments! Pardon me if this is TMI, but does it stress anyone else out trying to figure out what to wear UNDER a special occasion dress?! Or just everyday clothes for that matter?!

I'm guessing I'm not the only one, so today I'm sharing some essential undergarments that I think all women need to have in their lineup! ;)

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Easy Project: DIY Memo Board

Easy Project: DIY Memo Board

Hi friends! Today I wanted to share probably the easiest (and one of the cheapest) DIY projects I've ever completed. It's this super cute chicken wire memo board! I honestly get questions about this little cutie every time someone comes over to our house. 

There are a couple ways you can complete this board: either buy a frame and just take the glass out OR if you're super handy, you can build your own very basic wooden frame and use that! I had a large frame that didn't have anything in it, so that's what I ended up using but I've recently put a bug in Michael's ear about possibly making me another one! ;)

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Activewear On A Budget

Activewear On A Budget

The trendiness of activewear isn't novel these days, as many of us (myself included) often find ourselves living in our beloved yoga pants and wearing athletic clothing out in public (gasp!) The fashion world even came up with a new term for wearing such items in places OUTSIDE the gym... athleisure.

We Millennials are far too familiar with this term and way of dressing! While I do actually workout 5-6 days a week, I still find myself lounging around the house or running errands in yoga pants and sports bras on a regular basis. 

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End of Summer Steals

End of Summer Steals

It's crazy to think that summer is basically over and most kids are already back in school! Where did the time go!? I am one of those girls who is always somewhat eager for summer to end so we can get right to fall (my favorite season!) I don't know what the weather is like where y'all live but here in St. Louis it is usually SO hot and humid during July/August that by the time September rolls around, we are all praising temperatures below 80 degrees! 

Another thing I love about fall is the fashion! I am a boots with dresses and oversized sweaters kind of girl and get SO excited when the weather is cool enough to switch out my wardrobe. Until then, I've been browsing some last minute summer picks that are all on sale (!!!) but would be perfect transitional pieces for moving into fall.

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Current Beauty Must Haves

Current Beauty Must Haves

I would most definitely consider myself a girly girl, but I have never been one of those girls who is obsessed with makeup and trying tons of new things. Let's be honest... my makeup routine takes me about 5 minutes (maybe 10 if I'm kicking it up a notch) and I like it that way!

That being said, I do love to feel put together and get super excited when I find new products that make me feel good but also don't add a bunch of time to my said routine! ;) Today I'm sharing 5 products that have found a permanent spot in my current makeup routine!

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Friday Favorites: Podcast Recommendations

Friday Favorites: Podcast Recommendations

Hello friends! Over the last year and a half or so I've gotten super into podcasts... I listen in the car, while I'm folding laundry, and even while cooking dinner. I have a very diverse list that I subscribe to and wanted to share some of my top picks with y'all today! If you haven't gotten on board with podcasts yet, I highly recommend giving them a try. Hopefully a few of these ideas will land with you and give you a good starting point!

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Girly Gadgets

Girly Gadgets

Happy Monday, friends! We're headed to Detroit tomorrow and while prepping to pack up for a quick trip, I got to thinking about some of my go-to gadgets for travel (and life in general)!

Being married to a tech genius slash software salesman, I've grown quite fond of techie gadgets in my everyday life, and while that may sound super nerdy, I'm here to share with you how to have your cake and eat it too (in the form of CUTE gadgets!) ;)

Two main qualifiers for this list: 1) must be practical (duh) and 2) as promised, must be cute and appropriate for a girly girl like myself (and you!)

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