My Favorite Halloween Movies & Loungewear

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Halloween is nearly upon us and I am so excited!  Ever since October first hit I started to light my fall candles and watch Halloween movies.  Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of the holiday but I love how cheerful everyone is this time of year.  When I was younger, my parents didn’t actually let my brothers and I celebrate Halloween so I think that’s why it’s not my favorite holiday.  However, as I got older they became more lenient and I was able to go trick or treating and go to Halloween themed parties which I was really grateful for.  Personally, I don’t really go out and celebrate the holiday by dressing up and hitting the town, but I do like to celebrate it my own way…. watching movies!  I’m super thrilled to share with you my favorite Halloween movies and the cutest lounge wear to watch them in!

My top 5 Halloween Movies
5. It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

This film is on my top five because it’s such a cute classic.  It’s like you’re obligated to watch it in October, Plus it’s a great family movie!

4. The Addams Family

I love the comedy in all of these movies and Wednesday Addams has always been one of my favorite characters of all time!  It’s also cool because my parents were able to watch these as kids as well.

3. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

So I’m going to keep it real.  I am not into scary movies or gory movies at all but for some reason, I liked this one a lot.  I just recently grew the courage to watch it and I actually really enjoyed it.  I’m a sucker for a musical and the darkness of this one did not disappoint!

2. Sleepy Hollow

I have such an obsession with this movie it’s not even funny!  I seriously watch it all the time.  If you can’t tell I love films with Johnny Depp in them.  I just love how he goes all in with a character he’s playing.  This movie is a little creepy but not filled with horror, it’s filled with mystery, and I enjoy all things headless horseman.

1. The Nightmare Before Christmas

I saved the best for last!  It’s funny, when I was younger I wasn’t allowed to watch this movie and now it’s mandatory for my to watch it throughout October and December.  My boyfriend and I constantly debate on if this is a Halloween movie or Christmas movie.  I say it’s both but he says it’s Christmas…. so we compromised and said it’s both!  This film is so classic and fun and I just can’t get enough of this movie this time of year!

Now that you know my ultimate Halloween movie list, let’s get on to the cute and comfortable lounge wear you should be watching them in!

 

Comfy Lounge Sets Under $50

 

Pumpkin Spice Set | Black Set | Ghost Set | Plaid Set | Lounge Jumpsuit | Striped Set

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Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale Haul | 2018

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The day is finally here! I have FINALLY received all of my items from the After Party Sale and I am so excited to show you everything I grabbed and review them for you as well!  I kept my order fairly small and only purchased four items.  Another spoiler alert, I didn’t go too crazy with all of the prints this year.  This year, I focused on purchasing a few pieces that I could wear all the time so I mainly stuck to solids.  So here we go! Here’s everything I snagged from the APS!

Pajamas

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Outfit Details:

Knit PJ Tank | Knit PJ Pant

Print: Raz Berry Rosé All Day

Taking about my favorite purchases first!  I was so excited to get these in the mail.  The print is so colorful and the style is super basic and comfortable.  The material is super soft and i know i’m going to wear holes into these items because I’m going to use them that much!  I still need to get the pants hemmed so I definitely need to do that before I can start wearing them.  For size reference I chose to size up to a large because there are no returns after the sale and I wanted for them to still fit comfortably after trowing then the dryer.  The pants also came in a short version which I almost picked but I wanted to get use out of these during the chillier seasons as well.  I absolutely can’t get enough of these pajamas and I would definitely pay the full price for them in order to get more sets.

Leggings

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Outfit Details:

21″ Weekender Legging in Raz Berry

So…. here’s the deal.  I was so excited to to get these leggings in the mail.  Online I had a choice between pink or blue and I chose the pink.  As soon as I opened the package all I saw was this neon pink.  Online they definitely did not look as bright as they are.  I ordered a size medium (my true size) and the fit is great.  I feel like lululemon leggings feel better, these aren’t the softest leggings I’ve owned but they are pretty thick which I like.  I’m not sure if I will purchase these again.  If they have them in the blue next year I definitely want those! I’m just not a fan of how neon they are.  I’m still on the fence if I should keep them or not but I kind of want to workout in them and see how that goes before I make a final decision.

Tank

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Outfit Details:

Dusk Top in Resort White

Last but not least, this basic tank.  Online I thought this was one of the silk tanks Lilly Pulitzer makes but it’s not.  I was a little disappointed about that because I already have a shirt this exact material and color from Lilly.  This top is unlined so because of the material it’s pretty thin and see through but it’s a great basic and is so light weight, it would be perfect for summer!  I’m most likely not keeping this just because I have a tank almost exactly the same to this one but it’s still a great basic if you’re on the hunt for one!

 

That’s all I have from my After Party Sale haul!  Stay up to date with all things life, style, and beauty by following along @everydayxelizabeth on Instagram! Xx

3 Ways to Wear a LBD this Fall

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If you don’t have a little black dress (aka LBD) then you most definitely need one.  They are appropriate for practically any event, super versatile, and can be styled endlessly.  My absolute favorite black dress that I own is this one.  It comes in so many colors to choose from, is flattering on every body type, and its under $60.  I own it in three colors and I wear it practically every week. My most worn one is definitely the black one since its a great neutral color and it’s easy to pair with a bunch of different items.  I’m also linking an extremely similar and even more affordable version here.  I haven’t tried it myself yet but I really want to purchase it and review it for you all very soon.  Until then, I’ll be focusing on styling this little black dress three different ways so you can up your style this season.

Everyday Ease

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Outfit Details

Dress | Cardigan | Shoes

This look is how I typically wear this dress throughout the week.  As you know I am obsessed with cardigans and I am loving this light blush color lately.  These Tory Burch sandals are my absolute favorite sandal and I wear them almost every day.  This look is easy for walking around town, having lunch with your girls, and basically is a perfect look for any event!  You could even add a bootie or over the knee boot if the weather is a little chilly!

 

Office Chic

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Dress | Cardigan | Shoes

So I now this look is extremely similar to the one shown above, but it’s so good for everyday wear and looks professional for work or church!  It’s conservative enough for the office and all you have to do is take the sweater off and you are ready for happy hour with your girls!  I also love this look with a blazer.  I haven’t gotten a blazer yet but it’s definitely on my wish list!  This one is the one I’m majorly crushing on at the moment in case you want to shop it.  I can’t wait to pair this dress with a blazer.  This dress and blazer combination would even look cute with flats or sandals for a dressy casual look.

 

Weekend Vibes

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Outfit Details

Dress | Flannel | Shoes

Last but not least is my favorite time of the week and my favorite look!  I am such a sucker for some sporty chic style and this one doesn’t disappoint!  Fall means flannels and this outfit is definitely giving me the fall vibes with this black and white flannel.  I love having the flannel tied around my waist because it accentuates the smallest part of your body (which means uber flattering) and if you get cold, you can just unknot it and throw it on!  Also I just got these sneakers a few months ago and I can’t stop wearing them.  I really needed a black pair of tennis shoes to match some more outfits and mine were getting worn out so I invested in these (under a hundred) and I’m so glad I did! they are so lightweight and comfortable.  I sized down half a size and they fit like a glove!  I love them so much that I ordered another pair in a different color!

A little black dress that’s this versatile is a definite must have in your closet! For size reference, I’m wearing a medium and it’s more of a body con style so if you want more wiggle room, size up!  Follow me on instagram @everydayxelizabeth to get more fashion inspiration in your life! Xx

Trending Fall Styles

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Keeping this one short and sweet.  Here are the top three fall trends that you need to know to stay on trend this season:

Animal Prints & Camouflage

This season, camo, snakeskin, and leopard print are all the rage!  Personally, I tend to be drawn more to solids but I am so obsessed with these prints!  I have a few camo tops that I love but I have yet to find a leopard print item to purchase yet.  When it comes to leopard print, the most featured (and popular) clothing item by far in this style are shoes.  Since leopard print is neutral, it’s easy to pair with your favorite basics to add a little flare.

I don’t know about you, but I am loving the camouflage trend going on right now.  I thought this trend would be over after summer but I’m so glad it’s still going on!  You can find really cute pieces from sweats to jeans to jackets and tees!  I have a few camo tees and I wear them every week because they are simple and easy to pair with my favorite cardigans and denim or leggings.

Recently, I’ve hopped on the snakeskin print bandwagon and hey…. I’m not ashamed of it!  Lately, I’ve been attracted to the grey and white patterns and even some of the nude ones too.  I guess you could say that I love a good trend in neutral colors since it adds a small and subtle touch to every outfit no matter what you wear!  I have a pair of snakeskin mules on my wishlist for this season so I’m hoping to get those sometime soon.

Items I’m Loving

 

Camo Clare Tee ($38) | Nana Bootie ($99.95) | SPANX Seamless Legging ($68)

Colorblock

This trend is super popular in sweaters right now and you can find some really adorable ones for a really good price!  I typically stick to neutrals so I’m waiting for the perfect one to catch my eye before I die into this trend but I’m loving the color combinations in so many of these color block sweaters so much.  Sometimes it’s nice to add a pop of color into  your fall wardrobe.  If you haven’t noticed, I love to have a comfortable, casual, and cool style so oversized sweaters are right up my alley.  They are cozy enough to wear all day and pair with jeans/leggings so well and also look great with denim shorts or joggers when fall weather isn’t in full swing yet.

Items I’m Loving

 

Mock Neck Sweater ($49) | Olive Color Block Cardigan ($44) | Mauve Sweater ($48)

Hats

Okay okay.  The last fall trend I want to talk about are hats.  The only hats that I used to wear were baseball caps.  Though I still wear those constantly, I have recently found my love for a different type of hat.  These hats dress up any outfit and bring your look to the next level.  I have a black one and I wear it as often as I can because I can’t get enough of how perfect it makes all of my looks.  I’m buying a nude one soon so I can create even more looks.  Berets are also coming back into style which makes for a great accessory as well.

Items I’m Loving

 

Panama Hat in Rose ($20) | Wool Beret in Tan ($13) | Felt Floppy Hat in black ($23)

 

Thats all I have for current fall trends in this blog post! Check out my instagram @everydayxelizabeth to see more fall looks & how outfit inspiration!

Top 10 Basics for a Fall Capsule Wardrobe

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Thermal | Leggings | Sneakers 

Do you absolutely love fall but don’t have the budget (or space) to have tons of trending fall looks?  I’ve created a fall capsule wardrobe that will get you through the season while making endless fall styles without breaking the bank by just having my top 10 fall basics.

My Top 10 Fall Basics

 

LONG SLEEVE TEES

I feel like this one is a given.  Long sleeve basic tees are a great staple piece to have in your closet.  I’d recommend focusing more on neutral colors to have more freedom with mixing and matching.  Specifically I would try to have a white, black, grey, and maybe a striped tee as well.  I have a few of these tees and I love them.

LEGGINGS

So I know every single girl has a few pairs of their favorite leggings lying around.  Heck I have a whole drawer of my go-to leggings.  A favorite black legging is always a staple for any time of year, especially if they hold up with wear and are a good price.  Like I’ve said before, these are my favorites as far as athletic types go.  Those are also good for wearing longer tops and sweatshirts with as well.  It’s also great to have one pair of faux leather leggings.  These add an edgy flare to any outfit and are still more comfortable than real pants.  Here is a splurge pair that really suck you in and aren’t see through (size up).  I invested in a pair last year and they held up great and I wore them all the time when I wanted to look more put together but still not wear pants.  I’ve also heard that these are a good less expensive option.

A GOOD PAIR OF JEANS

There’s nothing like a good pair of jeans to make a girl feel confident.  A quality dark wash skinny jean with little to no distressing is a very versatile option.  My favorite type are these because they fit my body really well (I wear my normal size) and don’t stretch out.  I also love the look of thesebut they are more of a splurge piece.

OTK BOOTS

These boots go with everything and add a little edgy flare and sexiness to every look. Over the knee boots make your legs look longer when worn with jeans and they also make mini skirts, rompers, jumpers, and shorts appropriate for fall weather.  They keep you warm and balance out shorter pieces.  Prices can vary depending on the quality or brand you are looking for but I have these in both black and taupe and I love them (and you can’t beat the price).  They aren’t too high and don’t slide down (normal size or size up .5 for thicker socks).  I’ve heard great things about these too.

A PAIR OF BOOTIES

A basic and comfortable bootie is a great shoe option for fall.  They pair well with everything and can be dressed up or down.  I’d recommend a nude or taupe pair to be easily paired with any color.  I absolutely love these as a dressier option or these for a more casual/everyday vibe.

NEUTRAL CARDIGANS

Cardigans are a year round item for me.  I wear them almost every day since I get chilly at random throughout the day and it’s easy to slip on and off.  They look great with shorts and tanks, dresses and over the knee boots, or leggings and a tee.  For a capsule wardrobe, neutral colors are best to pair limitlessly but it’s good to have one colorful or printed on as well, just to shake things up a little.  I’ve been loving this one lately and it comes in a lot of color options to choose from.

Flannel

I only own one flannel.  It’s black and white and made from the traditional thermal fabric.  I’ve had it for years so I can’t find it anymore but this one is really similar and it has great reviews too.  Flannels add a casual vibe to outfits when tied around your waist and can be worn with jeans, shorts, dresses, and skirts.  Just one flannel makes endless combinations when paired with your favorite items.

THERMALS & HENLEYS

These could fall under the long sleeve tee category, but I wanted to give them their own spot on the list because I have a few things to say about them.  First of all, I am obsessed with thermals and henley tops.  They are extremely comfortable and there are so many different styles out there at many different prices.  This one is extremely popular and comes in so many colors.  Also this one is a great option that’s very similar and less expensive as well.  I have the rust color and I’ve already worn it so many different ways (normal size).  When it comes to henleys, I love a comfortable basic tee with a little flare.  I just love the little button detailing on these tees.  They look cute buttoned all the way up or unbuttoned a little and are a great option for nursing mammas too.  I recently purchased these.  I’m still waiting for them to be delivered but they were only about $12 so I’m excited to try them out.  I also love a flowy style henley like these that are on my wish list.  These are a good splurge option (normal size) and are so amazing that I own five of them.  These and these also have great reviews.

BASIC DRESS

A basic dress is a staple for any season, but it’s great to have that one dress that is flattering and super versatile.  If I’m being honest, this one is it.  It’s under $60, has tons of color options, and comes in a long sleeve option as well.  It’s form fitting so size up if you want a looser fit.  I own three of these and I wear them all the time.  This is a great style dress for every body type.  This one is almost exactly the same but less expensive as well.

A CHUNKY SWEATER

Last but not least… a chunky sweater is a must in order to complete your fall capsule wardrobe.  there’s something about an oversized sweater that makes you feel super warm and cozy but still looking cool and comfortable.  I have this one on my wish list, it comes in three colors + it’s 40% off with code COZY40.  Chunky sweaters pair well with leggings, shorts, skirts, and jeans.  Tuck it in the front to show off a statement belt!

 

With these pieces, you can survive the fall weather while looking put together while still staying in your budget.  For a capsule wardrobe try to stick to all neutrals or your favorite color combinations so you have endless ways to pair looks for any occasion.  Follow me on Instagram @everydayxelizabeth to get more style inspiration this fall! Xx

 

Fall Wardrobe Essentials

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Cardigan | Lace Cami | Jeans |OTK Boots | Booties | Hat | Leather Legging | Sweater | Flannel | Thermal

Fall is right around the corner which means it’s time to break out those boots and sweaters!  I might sound a little basic but fall is my favorite season!  I love all of the pumpkin flavored food and drinks, fall scented candles, and of course the fall fashions!  Although it’s not exactly fall weather in Florida just yet, you can still incorporate some fall pieces into your daily wardrobe.  Here are 10 fall wardrobe essentials that you can wear now and later!  The best part, everything I’m sharing is under $50 except for one item but don’t worry, the splurge item is a game changer!

cardigans.

If you’re anything like me, I wear cardigans all throughout the year no matter how hot it is outside.  Cardigans are so easy to find with such a wide variety of styles, materials, and colors & almost everyone has at least one in their closet already.  If you’re like me, you are balling on a budget and trying to stay on trend while growing your staple wardrobe. My tip is to have one neutral cardigan and one colorful or printed one.  You can throw a cardigan on and it automatically changes our outfit.

satin camis.

I’ve tried to get the satin lace tops from the Nordstrom sale and they sold out so quickly.  Since they have become popular over the late summer, more retailers are carrying them for the fraction of the price of the Nordstrom ones.  I love the lace of these H&M ones and I have this one from Target in black and its so comfortable.  These are super easy to dress up and down and are great summer to fall transition pieces.

skinny jeans.

Okay…. everyone needs a great pair of jeans that make you feel confident.  Almost all of my jeans are from the same retailer and I love a good dark wash skinny jean because they are so versatile, make you look thinner and taller, and make your outfit look effortless and easy going.

boots.

This is where it can get tricky.  there are so many different heights of boots and I obviously want them all.  The knee high heeled boot is this years falls trend.  Boot trends change every year so its good to get a black pair and a nude/taupe/camel (whichever suits your skin tone) over the knee boot.  They keep you warm and you can wear your summer denim skirts all year round.

booties.

For longer skirts or long walks around town, booties are a great staple.  They look great with dresses, jeans, shorts, and skirts.  These babies are the perfect seasonal transition pieces to wear in between summer and fall, and winter and spring.  You can still wear your summer clothes while bundling up for the upcoming season.

hats.

This hat trend is my favorite thing right now!  I just got my hat from Target for under $25 and I can’t wait to wear it!  I’m pairing mine with a dress and cardigan combo as soon as I feel that crisp autumn air.  Right now, I’m wearing mine with a lace cami, cutoffs, and a cardigan.  This hat will be your best friend when you have a bad hair day this time of year.

leggings.

Alright ladies, I know all of us have our go to pair of leggings.  These are the best game changers for all of your outfit needs.  I love all types of moto leggings and leather leggings.  Just throw on some boots and an oversized sweater and you’ll be comfortable and cute all season long!

sweaters.

Sweaters are so easy and comfortable.  They are perfect for denim shorts for summer weather, and leggings or jeans for fall.  Sweaters are my all time favorite top for cooler weather because they are so effortless, comfortable, and cute.

flannel.

The perfect bonfire accessory.  You only need one flannel to take you through the entire season.  Wear them open over a tee with jeans, tied around your waist with a tank and shorts, or wear as a traditional flannel all buttoned up.  You can find some inexpensive flannels at a bunch of different stores.  You could even find one from a thrift store for a fraction of the price.

thermals.

A classic yet trending top.  I got mine from amazon and I want it in more colors! These tops are long enough for leggings, the buttons are perfect for nursing mamas, and can be front tucked or knotted at the bottom!

You don’t have to break the bank to be fashionable this season.  Trends come and go but neutral staples like these will stay in style forever.  Get yourself a few pieces above to mix and match and you’ll be set for the rest of the year! Xx

Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale: Shopping Successfully

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Hello everyone! I hope you guys had a great weekend!  I was a little MIA on the blog this weekend because I was soaking up some relaxation with my honey since he is going out of town this weekend and we were super productive on Sunday and watched football and cleaned the house.  I love weekends like this because it truly makes for a great week.

If you haven’t heard the buzz, the Lilly Pulitzer semi annual sale (aka the After Party Sale) has begun and will continue until September 12, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST.  They host this sale in the beginning of the year and around the end of summer and in my opinion, the end of summer sale is always better than the one in the beginning of the year.  They have recently made the After Party Sale available in stores as well.  I have never shopped the sale in stores because I have heard it is super wild and practically like Black Friday… just thinking of that gives me major anxiety.  I prefer shopping at home with my cup of coffee and in my pajamas please!

I’ve been shopping this sale since high school.  I just love all of the colors and prints that Lilly Pulitzer creates and they have a bunch of different wearable styles for any occasion.  I even got my mom hooked on it and she wears it practically every day!  A lot of their styles can go from work to cocktails and anything Lilly Pulitzer never goes out of style!  When I first started shopping the sale, I got super overwhelmed because there are so many items in the sale and it is very easy to forget what you are looking for and start buying pieces that aren’t on your wish list.  To avoid getting lost in all the madness, I’m here to help you shop the sale successfully so you can get everything on your wishlist.

stay on budget.

It’s super easy to go crazy & get too excited during this sale and end up getting buyers remorse.  It’s best to save up and set a budget so you don’t go overboard during the sale and regretting it later.

do your research.

Before the sale, check on the website or in stores a few times a year to see what prints you are excited about and find the styles you have to have.    Write down or print out the information and keep it until the sale you have exactly what you are looking for on hand.

use the search bar.

Save time searching through endless pages by using the search tool to find your exact item in record time.  This avoids the probability of your item being sold out before you even find it.

filter the results.

Once you (finally) get into the sale, the first thing you should do is filter the results to your sizes.  That way, you see everything thats in stock in your size so you avoid finding something you like and then finding that its sold out. Every item is final sale so be sure to know your size!

do not refresh.

whatever you do, do not refresh the webpage.  That resets your wait time and puts you all the way at the end of the line.  It’s best to just stay on the page as soon as you hop on and the website will refresh on its own when it’s your turn to access the sale.

create an account.

This seriously saves you some time.  Make an account before the sale starts and connect your PayPal or credit/debit card so as soon as you add an item to your “suitcase” you can check out straight away and you won’t have to waste time typing in your information.

checkout immediately.

As soon as you find something from your wishlist, add it to your suitcase and checkout immediately.   Shipping is free during the sale so this gives you a better advantage to grab your must have goodies.  After you check out, you are put back into the virtual line so you can repeat the process all over again for your next must have item.

check the sale until it ends.

Obviously if you get all of your wishlist pieces on the first day, wohoo you did it! if not or you didn’t see something you’ve been searching for, it’s probably because they haven’t listed it yet.  During the entire length of the sale, they add more items that weren’t on there before so there’s hope that you could still get your items for sale price.

things sell out quickly.

Nothing gets restocked so access the sale as soon as you can.  You don’t have to wake up early to access it as soon as it starts, but it’s not a bad idea.  Certain times of the day, the virtual line gets longer but it goes by fairly quick.  The website tells you how many shoppers are in front of you and an approximate wait time.

don’t stress & have fun.

Always remember, its just a sale… it’s supposed to be fun!  if you don’t get everything you want, it’s not the end of the world!  In some cases, people will resell their sale items for sale price on Lilly Pulitzer Facebook groups or Poshmark so you could still have a shot to get what your heart desires!

bonus tip.

Use your computer instead of a cell phone.  It’s much easier to see everything and much easier to navigate.

That’s pretty much all you need to know about the After Party Sale!  Be sure to plan ahead and have fun with it!  If you’re participating in the sale, I hope you get everything on your wish list! Happy shopping Lilly lovers! Xx