OOTD: Graffiti Wall

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

For a fun Sunday brunch and day downtown Des Moines I mixed things up with this fun pastel blue leather jacket. I wanted a look that could work in the warmer fall weather that was fun and comfortable. A simple circle skirt with a striped top keeps things casual yet comfy. By adding a leather jacket overtop I added an edgy touch to the otherwise girly look. 

I love this jacket because of its unique color! Back in the summer I picked it up at Zara for a super great price (got to love a good sale). 

While wondering around Des Moines we found these amazing graffiti walls behind the Des Moines Social club. There are some amazing murals showcasing crazy talented artists and add a splash of color to the Des Moines city. I couldn't help but snap a few pictures in front of them! All of this graffiti reminds me of the London street art scene and makes me wish I could go back even more then usual. 


Pairing a casual tee and skirt with a leather jacket is a great fall look. It keeps things casual but dressy without trying to hard. This jacket is super comfortable and can be worn in so many different ways. Even with my preppy pieces, a leather jacket can go with anyones signature style. 

Where it's from: 
Jacket: Zara 
Skirt: Forever 21 
T-shirt: J Crew 
Tights: Charming Charlie's 
Boots: Michael Kors 
Earrings: Kate Spade 
Bracelets: Alex and Ani, Kate Spade 
Location: Des Moines Social Club

What is your favorite way to make a leather jacket? Let me know in the comments! 

Pumpkin Patch Snapshots

Monday, October 17, 2016

I was feeling major fall vibes from a day at the pumpkin patch. Bright orange and red were everywhere and I was loving it! Gourds and pumpkins are my jam so I was in fall heaven. Here are a few snapshots of my trip to Center Grove Orchard... 

I am a sucker for an adorable little vintage car (thanks Dad). This red truck was to cute to not snap a picture of! 

At the pumpkin patch my mom and I picked up a carmel apple, apple cider donuts, apple butter, fudge, a bag of apples, and some tiny gourds for my apartment. We went a little crazy, but it's a once a year ordeal! 

My Jadelynn Brooke long sleeve tee was perfect for a casual day at the pumpkin patch. Use the code ISUMP16 for 15% off your total Jadelynn Brooke purchase. 

Do you visit a pumpkin or apple orchard near you? Let me know in the comments! 

Des Moines Snapshots- Bubba, Des Moines Social Club, and more!

Friday, October 14, 2016

This past weekend my mom came into town for a little girls weekend! We shopped and explored Des Moines and took a trip to the local pumpkin patch. During our trip to Des Moines we went to the hot restaurant Bubba which serves southern comfort food. The food was delicious and the interiors of the restaurant were gorgeous! From the adorable bar to the fun "bless your heart" statement wall every last detail was adorable. 

This bar was so gorgeous! I just wanted to get a mint julep and sit there all day. 

After brunch we went to take some blog photos behind the Des Moines Social Club. There are a ton of graffiti walls created by local artists. I loved seeing all of the different graffiti murals! It made me miss the street art of London. 

We also stopped in West End Salvage which is a vintage store that re-purposes a ton of old pieces into new furniture and decor. These chandeliers were so so pretty! There were so many unique pieces in there it was so fun exploring. Fun fact: there was a rose ceremony at West End Salvage on Chris's season of the Bachelor! 

At Bubba I got the fried chicken which was delicious! It was so juicy but so crunchy, YUM. I highly recommend Bubba to anyone in Des Moines. My mom got the buckwheat pancakes and she loved them as well. 

Have any fun weekend plans? Let me know in the comments! 

OOTD: Pumpkin Patch Plaid

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A trip to the pumpkin patch is crossed off my fall bucket list! Going to pick apples, eat cinnamon apple donuts, and finding a cute pumpkin is the best part of fall. Fall isn't complete without some fun in the pumpkin patch. 

For this look I went all out fall: plaid, corduroy, and stripes. Shades of navy and green are the perfect fall combination. I love this vest I bought a few years ago from Target. With it being on sale it was quite a steal and I love wearing it during the fall season. It's great to layer over button downs or a dress. 

Fun decorative pins like this dog broach are a unique way to add some personality to your blazer. This pin is from Cath Kidston and I picked it up while I was in London last year. For my other accessories I wore a KJP rope bracelet, Alex and Ani bangles, and my Michele watch. Tall chocolate brown riding boots complete the fall ensemble. 

Where it's from: 
Blazer: Target 
Shirt: Ralph Lauren 
Skirt: Brooks Brothers 
Tights: Charming Charlie 
Pin: Cath Kidston 
Boots: Michael Kors 
Bracelets: Alex and Ani, KJP 
Watch: Michele 
Location: Center Grove Orchard 

Fall fashion is my favorite! What is your favorite thing to wear in fall? Let me know in the comments! 

Skincare Routine with Clarisonic!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Recently I tried the Clarisonic Mia Deep Pore Mia 2 and I am loving it! So, I thought I would share my current skincare/ makeup removing routine with you all. My Clarisonic is new for me, but some of these products are my go-to when it comes to skincare. 

I first start off by removing my makeup. My micellar cleansing water from Garnier is my new holy grail beauty product. This stuff works wonders I'm telling you. I simply put it on a cotton pad place on my eye lids and it removes all of my makeup without any harsh rubbing. Since I tried this I haven't used makeup wipes because it does a way better job! Also, it's a lot cheaper because you purchase the bottle and it lasts quite a while. 

After I remove my makeup I go in with my Clarisonic Deep Pore Mia 2 device. The Deep Pore Mia 2 is great because it really gets down into your pores and cleans your skin thoroughly. After I use it my skin feels super refreshed and clean. Sometimes I use it with the deep pore face gel that came with the device, but you can easily swap it out with any face wash you prefer. Sometimes I mix things up and use the Nutrogena Oil Free Acne wash. The Deep Pore Mia 2 has two different speeds so you can customize it to your skin needs. I use the normal speed because my skin can be sensitive sometimes. But, there is a faster speed available. Since I have sensitive skin I was worried the brush would be to harsh and aggravate my skin, but I think it's actually helped my skin! My skin feels way cleaner then when I just wash my face normally. Plus the device pulses when you should switch positions on your face so you can target everywhere for the appropriate amount of time. 

Once I've washed my face once or twice a week I like to do a face mask. I've been using my Clarisonic deep pore mud mask which leaves your skin super smooth! The best part? You can remove it with the Clarisonic device so it has an easy clean up. If I don't use that I like picking up sheet masks or peel off masks from Target or Sephora. They are not only super relaxing but have different benefits depending on what mask you select. I usually go for exfoliating or moisturizing because my skin can get dry. 

This post is sponsored by Clarisonic and Her Campus Media. I was sent my Clarisonic device for review. All opinions are my own. 

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