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Friday, October 20

Hellloooo! Here with a little Festive Friday 'Fit for you!

It has taken me until this WEEK to make it to a pumpkin patch- but not for lack of trying! The weather has been mostly incredible, but I've gotten rained out twice, and the other time was just toddler-ed out/no pets allowed. I tweeted this earlier but pumpkins in general might be as basic as you can get, but if you don't think tiny pumpkins are cute, you don't have a soul. Right?!
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| sunnies: ban.do {similar} | earrings: Zara {similar} | lipstick: Wet n Wild MegaLast in Ravin' Raisin | sweater: H&M | skirt: H&M {similar} | socks: Target {similar} | booties: Rag & Bone

For the first time I think ever on this blog- this outfit is comprised of entirely new stuff! Woohoo! I can talk about all of it, foreverrr (that's what this blog is about), but, high points: give me all the puff ball earrings forever and ever amen. Aren't these little sunglasses cute and ridiculous, too? If you're looking for accessories that are just FUN and a little zany, I love ban.do so much (earrings are from Zara but ban.do has puff balls + MORE [like, I need those hot sauce earrings.])

And finally- the booties! If these look familiar to you, it might be because I have them in navy. It could also be because they are Rag & Bone and the absolute shit. My sister lent/gave me the navy pair, and in my never-ending quest to find the perfect pair of black booties (no seriously a harrowing LOL quest) I just decided to go for it. And Shop Bop had a sale! I will probably never shut up about them and I promise you'll see them a lot more because I've been wearing them non-stop! I mean, I have to, I can't afford to buy any other shoes teehee (I did end up treating myself recently. Which...I might write about at some point :) )

I am allll about a half-tuck- it keeps a look flattering without being too stuffy or buttoned up. But it can be so difficult with a bulky sweater! I feel like this adds about 15 pounds on me (not to mention, lumps.) Any tips on making this work?? I even cut side slits on this sweater on my way out the door that morning (with scissors- sorry Mom!)

Also sorry that every single picture in this post is a different shade. Never claimed to be a photographer. Bye! 

And I Don't Care Who Knows!

Wednesday, October 18

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| pin: ban.do | coat: secondhand Nixon {similar} | sweatshirt: Old Navy {similar} | skirt: Loft {similar} | 
 | trainers: Superga
Umm, Wednesday? Not sure exactly how that happened! There's just been a lot going on- I've had a super busy work week so far, which means I've stayed as chill as possible otherwise. Oh but I did make time to get some pumpkins, obviously. 

Let's talk about this pin!? I always want everything that ban.do makes, but I saw this pin (and immediately thought of this Lonely Island song) and had to have it. It's perfect! I really do like sports, by the way, and I don't care who knows! I also collect pins and it's getting out of control.

A skirt + trainers can very quickly go into 80's secretary territory, but I think this turned out ok! 

Overall I think the pin tied this girly/sporty outfit with a bow- Superga trainers I've been living in, simple gray crewneck sweatshirt that everyone needs, orange pleated skirt out of retirement in my closet (there are surprisingly a lot of similar options available right now so I guess it's still in style {one / two / three}), and yes it was brisk enough to need a jacket on this day! OMGFALL

Tonight I'm going to see one of my favorite bands (since high school!), Sherwood. Here's a playlist of their very best (imho.) I hope you're having a great week! 

photos by Miles Price

Pink Clog Warm-Up

Friday, October 13

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| blouse: Forever 21 via Carina {similar} | lip: NYX Butter Lipstick in Little Susie  | boyfriend jeans: Gap Factory {similar} | clogs: Swedish Hasbeens {same in tan} |

I’m putting the finishing touches on my 10 Essential Shoes post (and I have GOT to work on that title. Is that grammar terrible orr..?) and it will come as a surprise to no one that clogs are coming in hot as #1. Should I rebrand again to The Clog Blog? Blog de Clogs? Blog ‘o Clogs? All working titles.

This !pink! pair was all over my blog this Summer, but I think these pictures were from the first time I wore them? The Swedish Hasbeen site was having a fantastic sale, and my sister texted me about it (always looking out for her little sis!) Naturally I had a existential crisis about how I really should be buying a black/brown/tan pair, but really wanted a pink pair. What’s that about, anyway? Can’t any color be a neutral color if you just go for it?

Spoiler alert: I totally went for the pink clogs and I have no regrets (this being the second time that this has happened with a pink pair of shoes) there’s a lesson in there for me, and for everyone: life is short. And these clogs are the f-ing business.

And this outfit was definitely a warm up, see how I was like, subtle blouse? Check. Oft-neglected during the Summer boyfriend jeans? Check. But by the time I wore these on my 26th birthday, I was like gingham and clogs hellllll yeah.

This is actually the last set of photos by Adriane from earlier this year I still hadn't posted (just in time for her to be back from maternity leave on Monday ;)

Is this the least possible theme-y outfit I could have posted on Friday October 13th? Whoops! I did FINALLY come up with the perfect Halloween name on Twitter (with a lot of help, halfway through the month...) Happy Spooky Friday y'all! 

Jumpsuit Tuesdays

Tuesday, October 10

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| lipstick: NYX Matte lipstick in Bloody Mary | sunnies: Primark {similar} | jumpsuit: Old Navy {similar} | necklace: antique fair in Miami {similar} | purse: Marc Jacobs via Carina {similar} |
| wedges: secondhand via Carina {similar} | 
I state my case for why Tuesday is the worst day of the week:

Well, it's mostly just because it doesn't have anything going for it.

Monday you can grumble about it being Monday and talk about your weekend, Wednesday is hump-day and the week is halfway over again anyway, Thursday is little Friday and usually a great day, Friday needs nothing else than just being Friday and it's amazing, Saturday is the best day of the week, the possibilities are endless, and Sunday has the Sunday Scaries but is still generally a great day. Which leaves Tuesday feeling like an empty day!

To be honest, I have found myself in a longer than normal season of what I call "the blahs", and maybe this is a self-fulfilling prophecy now, but Tuesdays have been the worst. I've really been trying to do something on those days to make them extra special- wear something I love, make fun plans after work, start my day with a special coffee, spend extra time on my make-up, call someone I love, take a fun dance class etc. etc.

That's how this Jumpsuit Tuesday was born! We're rapidly nearing the end of jumpsuit season, and I'm starting to go through my Summer clothes with a fine-toothed comb before I make the switch and bring out my Winter clothes, but this chambray jumpsuit isn't going anywhere.

Also i KNOW it looks like I stuck my ankles in a garbage disposal...this is still the remnant of my chigger bites from camping this Summer (I KNOW.) I also hit my shin on the corner of a bed frame so hard I was seeing stars, that's what that other cute scar is from!

What do you do when you find yourself in a season of "the blahs"? I know that everyone feels this way sometimes. Please share with me, I would love to hear!! 

Weekend Update: Nashville Oktoberfest & Oh Wonder

Monday, October 9

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Hi friends! So I'm a little embarrassed to tell you that one of my small goals for the month is to do some "basic bitch Fall activities"; just because, this is my absolute favorite time of year, and I want to make the most of it!

This weekend was just PRIME October and super festive. Saturday morning I ran the Nashville Oktoberfest 5K! All things considered- the training I actually ended up doing, the fact that I haven't run a 5K since 2011, the effort I felt like I put in during the race (um...it was really hard), I'm pleased with the result! It was kinda fun (not really during the race but that rarely happens) and I did win my age group (and a cool plastic cup!) Already thinking about signing up for another one next month, Also I cannot believe I've never been to Nashville Oktoberfest! They actually have a pretty decent set-up (almost as good as Oktoberfest in Munich, heh.) I would have loved to spend the whole day there, but I couldn't, because:

Saturday afternoon I went to Knoxville for the Oh Wonder show! We had just enough time to drive East, get ready, go to dinner at Oliver Royale (fabulous), and then to the show at the Bijou Theater. Oh Wonder was absolutely a delight, and if you haven't listened to them yet, you must! Livewire and Technicolour Beat are a couple of my favorite tracks. The Bijou Theater is a really neat little venue, and I loved getting to explore Knoxville a bit that evening and Sunday morning.

We gave a really valiant effort at trying to stop at a pumpkin patch on the way home...but it was super rainy and pumpkin patches make their own hours!

Fall is just the pumpkin spice of life, isn't it? I hope you are having a splendid October so far! 

The Ringer

Thursday, October 5

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| lip: Aveda nourish-mint lip glaze in Mangosteen | sunnies: Primark {similar} | tee: H&M | skirt: And Other Stories | sandals: Birkenstock | cardigan: H&M {similar} |

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I'm always worried about posting two outfits back to back with the same item, on the off chance that someone is reading my blog for the first time and becomes uninterested because I "always wear the same things!" Totally irrational blogging fear. No one cares, right?

Honestly though this is a great representation of life right now: this sweater which, like I promised, I've been living in, and super bright, windy, early Fall days- sweater in the morning and 85 by noon. 

T-shirts, along with novelty sneaks, are one thing I keep telling myself to stop buying- I have so many, they're starting to feel less age-appropriate, I always want to wear blouses to work but hardly own any; but then I find another t-shirt that I really love and need. I mean! This shirt is: Millennial Pink, sporty, and $10.

Also- BIRKENSTOCKSSS! If you're cringing (Galina) it's ok, I am a recent convert too. I avoided them for years because growing up my parents wore them (eww.) But now I really can't believe it took me so long because they are amazing and I have been wearing them non-stop. Comfortable footwear?! What a novelty! I had to squeeze in at least one wear on the blog before "Birkenstock season" is over for the year. 

I still hardly know a thing about beauty so don't take my advice (well, I do know something about the best drugstore beauty products) BUT I understand that gloss is BACK this Fall. I don't think matte lips are going anywhere soon, but just know you can rock some lipgloss like you did in middle school (I used to carry a lipgloss in my hoodie kangaroo pocket every. day.) and be totally on trend. 

Ok Happy Little Friday, one and all! I am: going to dance class and dinner with Dani (speaking of middle school) tonight, which is becoming a lovely Thursday routine. Saturday morning is my race! And then I'm "jetting" off to Knoxville for a show on Saturday night. Really excited (and slightly...nervous?) about all of that! Talk to you soon! 

photos by Miles Price

Fuzzy & Floral

Tuesday, October 3

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 | sunnies: Primark {similar} | sweater: H&M {similar} | dress: Urban Outfitters {similar} | tennies: Keds + Rifle Paper Co. | clutch: gift (Anthropologie) {similar} | lipstick: Aveda nourish-mint |


Mark my words- I will be living IN and living FOR this sweater this Fall (I am wearing it today too, actually!) 

Isn't it dreamy?? I wasn't able to find it online, but H&M did have plenty in stores (in black too.) I can't get enough fuzzy sweaters. I realized that on this same shopping trip last weekend, I had also grabbed a furry vest and wondered if it was finally time for me to get into that fabled blogger trend from a few years ago (no shade- I always really wanted one.) I think fuzzy sweaters are the furry vests of 2017, in case anyone needed my opinion on that. 

I broke my "no more novelty sneakers" rule (see: Donut Vans) again a few months back because Rifle Paper Co. + Keds ! I don't care if this is shattering the illusion that I'm a grown-ass-woman because they are adorable (and totally still available!)

We're still very much in the "60's in the morning, 80's in the afternoon" Fall pre-season, so a cardigan and tank dress is the perfect combination. I wore this outfit last Friday from work to office happy hour to dinner to karaoke- I sang both Linger by The Cranberries (this is one of my favorite songs of all time !!) and Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship. Again, I just want you to know the rigorous tests I put my outfits through before I share them on this blog. I can't even TELL YOU how happy I was at 1am when I realized I was so comfy because I was wearing tennis shoes and not heels. And think of the karaoke choreography!! 

I really don't have anything else to tell you besides stuff about new clothes/shoes/makeup but that's why you're reading this blog right?! Cool.

SEPTEMBER / one to remember

Saturday, September 30

+ Hey there! Like always, I can't believe we're already at the end of another month! September was fantastic for me; I spent the first 10 days in Italy, I'm feeling more emotional clarity than I have in a while, we're around the corner from what I've determined is MY Christmas season [F A L L] and the month really ended with a bang with some exciting news at work this week. More on all of this, later :)

+ Small Goals | Only 2 for the month: hair cut (check!) & sign up for a race (check! Nashville Oktoberfest 5K.)

+ Post Italy, I was excited to start training for a race, and even made a mock up training plan. WELL. Life, and this dang Indian Summer, has definitely gotten in the way of training. I was probably too optimistic about it, anyway! But I’m not worried. I’ll be racing next Saturday and I know it’ll be fun regardless. 


+ Shopping | This time of year is when I shop the most, historically. We made our rounds at Zara in Italy, where I found my tapestry skirt & white tee (worn here), pom pom earrings, fuzzy sweater (worn here), and structured leggings. While in Europe, I also bought Birkenstocks and Supergas (worn here.)

Last weekend I went to H&M to solidify my uniform for the Fall: oversized sweater + Zara leggings + booties. I got three big sweaters, a fuzzy cardigan (all the fuzzy sweaters please, thanks) a pink ringer tee, the most fabulous patent leather skirt, a velvet skater skirt, and a suede baseball cap! Finally, because of the Shopbop sale, I ordered two pairs of black booties to try AND finally, the Mara Hoffman swimsuit of my dreams on SUPER sale! I have so much great new stuff that I am pumped to wear this Fall (and share on the blog! Stay tuned!) Linked to as much as I could below. 

+ Reading | I had heard great things about The Secret History (and Donna Tartt, generally), so I read it on my trip. Gorgeous backdrop and interesting characters, but it was all a little weird. You know me, I like my plots tied with a bow at the end, and there didn't seem to be much resolution? I also started The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters (which I had tried to listen to once before) and I am just finishing up Where Am I Now, Mara Wilson's "memoir", which everyone needs to read immediately! Every page of it has been a delight.

+ Watching | Broad City is BACKKK and still the best! I also had to watch Rough Night because I'll watch anything with Ilana Glazer. It had an all-star cast, and some funny moments, for sure; but the plot was all over the place and too narrow, at the same time, if possible. I am SO excited to check out the Lady Gaga doc on Netflix, Gaga 5'2", anyone watch it yet? 

+ Podcasts | I don't listen to podcasts, but I started Up & Vanished for my trip. I would say, it's worth listening to, but brace yourself because there is a LOT of material. I listened to it the whole way to Italy and I'm still trying to finish it. Someone tell me if it is worth listening to the end? Payne is super annoying. 

+ TunesNicole got me thinking about my favorite Fall albums, so here's a few that will get you in the Autumnal spirit (music just sounds better in the Fall, doesn't it?): Forever For Now - LP, Two - Liza Anne, Cleopatra - The Lumineers, The Voyager - Jenny Lewis. a really good hipster playlist has also been on heavy rotation for me (alsooo are we connected on Spotify?)

+ Nashville | MILK & HONEY is literally the only thing that matters in this whole post. M&H is a Chattanooga transplant that has FINALLY opened in Nashville. It’s the kind of place where you’ll want one of everything- baked goods (I flip out over their blueberry “pop tarts”), fancy coffees, grab & go foods, and delicious full breakfast and lunch. RUN, don’t walk!
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I would love to hear about the best parts of your September! Share with me, below. 

10 Best Drugstore Beauty Products

Thursday, September 28


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I don’t know if you’ve heard, but you do NOT need to spend a fortune to have your make-up looking flawless. More and more, affordable cosmetic lines are upping their game- and their dupes.

As a make-up junkie (but still total beauty rookie) drugstore beauty products are something I am passionate about. This may sound a bit silly- but the prices make them accessible to everyone- and shouldn’t everyone have access to beauty products that make them feel great?

The prices also mean that you don’t have to think twice about trying a new product, trend, or shade. Try them all! Most drugstore beauty products are only a few dollars, and I would say the VAST majority are under $10. So try a vampy lipstick, three shades of foundation, or whatever the latest nail trend is. And if something doesn’t work out, literally throw it in the garbage if you want and NO sweat.

Here are, in my opinion, the ten best beauty products that you can find at your local drugstore, right now!

*I'm not a beauty guru by any means, but I have come a LONG way (& I’ve been watching lot of YouTube.)*
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1. Wet n Wild highlighter | I have blogged about these several times- if you try out one thing on this list, make it this! These highlighters are absolutely gorgeous- so incredibly pigmented, shimmery, and blendable. I'd pick this $5 highlighter over my $30 Too Faced one any day. I own both Crown of my Canopy (bronzy copper) and Precious Petals (lighter champagne) and they've expanded to four other shades!
2. Wet n Wild LiquidCatsuit Lipstick | So I really love Wet n Wild, obviously. These liquid lipsticks are a dream! The shades are so great, I find the formula to be long-lasting and not cakey, but what really seals the deal for me is the brush. I basically never wear lip liner (shh) and the pointed tip of the brush allows for perfect, precise application. The shade above is Oh My Dolly, a perfect hot PINK.
3. Essence Make Me Brow | Brow spoolies are brow spoolies, except for one little thing (literally, little:) the brush for the Make Me Brow is smaller, like, the width of your eyebrow. When I use a NYX/etc. brow spoolie, that are the size of a mascara wand, they get all over my face! I promise the size of this brush makes it that much better. The shade Browny Brows is perfect for me! Oh- not all drugstores carry this brand, but you can find it at Target.
4. Sally Hansen Insta Dry | Drugstore nail polish is probably the thing I know the most about- I’ve tried them allll. The Insta Dry has a nice thick lacquer, no runny drugstore polish here! I really love the wide brush, and it dries quickly, as advertised (which I need because I cannot sit still.) I would go as far to say it could pass as a gel polish- the finish is that good. The shade above is Poppin' Paprika (similar to Quick Fire.) 
5. NYX Angel Veil primer | Once I realized I was supposed to be wearing primer, I tried a few. I have combination skin, so I need a primer that is hydrating, but not too oily. This one is vouched for by every YouTube blogger, and did not disappoint! It just goes on SO smooth and really makes a difference in setting my foundation for the day. Primers are not cheap: most run ~ $30, the Angel Veil is half of that!
6. Jordana Best Lash Extreme | I know this is so random! I’m really not loyal to any one mascara, because they’re all about the same to me. The only mascara that I find is *noticeably* better is the Benefit They’re Real ($26- totally worth it for an event or something) but if you can’t buy that all the time, here’s the alleged drugstore dupe, that I use regularly. This is a $4 mascara, y'all, which is cheap even by drugstore standards.
7. e.l.f. Blush Palette | I love blush and I love a variety, this palette has it all- peachy and neon pink, matte and sparkley, all in super pigmented powder. You get 4 shades (my fave is the peachy one) for $6, all in a handy palette with a mirror- can't beat it! I have the cream blush version coming in the mail and I can't wait to try it! I have this in the "dark" shade, but, either could work regardless of your skin tone, honestly.
8. Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick | I have like, an obscene amount of lip color, lipstick especially, but these have been my favorite for years, that I always come back to, because they always work! Super pigmented, multiple finishes (I always go for just the regular gloss, personally) every shade you can imagine, and $7.50! The above shade is Fuchsia Fever.
9. Maybelline Age Rewind concealer | Another YouTube cult-favorite, and for good reason. This concealer is full coverage and super blendable, and two words: sponge applicator. That was a revolutionary innovation! Also works great as a cream highlighter. I use the shade "Medium."
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NYX Illuminating Palette | Picking one favorite drugstore palette is tricky; I do have several, but it just depends on what you're going for, you know? This palette is the one I use the most, which seems like a great vote of confidence. A neutral shimmery eyeshadow always works, and these are the best- beautiful pigment, buttery, blendable. I'm {stupidly} just now realizing that several of these shades could work great as highlighters, as well! Two for one. 
11. Wet n Wild Photo Focus foundation | Ok there’s actually 11 on this list! I wasn’t sure if I should include foundation, because I haven’t really used enough to know. I am currently using Photo Focus, and it works great! I actually love the way it smells, it has a very handy spatula applicator, looks great in photos (as advertised), OH and it’s 6 American dollars. I have Desert Beige and Caramel. 

I would love to hear YOUR drugstore favorites too! Share with me below! 

Tapestry Skirt

Tuesday, September 26

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| sunnies: ban.do {similar- so cool!} | lip: The Beauty Crop PBJ Smoothie Stick | necklace: Forever 21 {mine is old but this one is so similar!} | tee: Zara {similar} | skirt: Zara {similar} | clog sandals: Target {similar} |

The first time I went to Zara in Rome (yeah, we did go more than once) I walked in and immediately saw this skirt. It’s so funky, but even after looking through everything in the store, I couldn’t stop thinking about it! That’s a good enough reason for me to take something home with me! It definitely makes me feel a bit like I’m wearing a rug, but “tapestry” sounds a little more wearable. Let’s go with it.

I wasn’t able to find many skirts with tassels AND tapestry online, but just tapestry seems to be the lewk right now. I’ve seen this Topshop one in stores, it is super cute, and would be perfect for Fall with some cognac booties. I can't get over the colors in this Alice + Olivia one, gimme all those jewel tones!

We were chasing daylight here, so I only have a few photos; BUT I will be wearing this skirt again soon, for sure. I can’t wait to style it for Fall with a white button-up and my leather loafers!

In “shopping news” (eyeroll) I found out this morning that the Shopbop Event of the Season sale is happening (thanks Nicole!) and promptly ordered two pairs of black leather booties. I mean it when I say I’ve been on a quest to find THE perfect pair of BLBs for me (omg is that so annoying? Does it work like “LBD?”) and I’ve realllly been going back and forth about pulling the trigger on the black pair of the Rag & Bone Harrow booties (my sister lent/gave me a pair in navy and love them!) They’re an investment, for sure, but one that makes sense if I can wear them everyday, forever. I will obviously keep you posted. (Also ordered this Club Monaco pair to try on.)

Hope you’re having a great start to the week! I’ve pretty much scientifically determined that Tuesday is the worst day of the week (this is like a whole separate blog post) but I kicked off my day with “Tuesday” by ILoveMakonnen on repeat, and I have some fun happy hour plans straight after work (self-fulfilling prophecy, anyone?) So, do your worst, Tuesday! Thanks for reading!

Mohair, Mo' Problems

Friday, September 22

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Nashville style blogger, Priya the Blog, fuzzy sweater, white Superga trainers, Fall transitional outfit, transitional Summer outfit, How to wear a fuzzy sweater
Nashville style blogger, Priya the Blog, fuzzy sweater, white Superga trainers, Fall transitional outfit, transitional Summer outfit, How to wear a fuzzy sweaterNashville style blogger, Priya the Blog, fuzzy sweater, white Superga trainers, Fall transitional outfit, transitional Summer outfit, How to wear a fuzzy sweater
Nashville style blogger, Priya the Blog, fuzzy sweater, white Superga trainers, Fall transitional outfit, transitional Summer outfit, How to wear a fuzzy sweaterNashville style blogger, Priya the Blog, fuzzy sweater, white Superga trainers, Fall transitional outfit, transitional Summer outfit, How to wear a fuzzy sweaterNashville style blogger, Priya the Blog, fuzzy sweater, white Superga trainers, Fall transitional outfit, transitional Summer outfit, How to wear a fuzzy sweaterNashville style blogger, Priya the Blog, fuzzy sweater, white Superga trainers, Fall transitional outfit, transitional Summer outfit, How to wear a fuzzy sweaterNashville style blogger, Priya the Blog, fuzzy sweater, white Superga trainers, Fall transitional outfit, transitional Summer outfit, How to wear a fuzzy sweaterNashville style blogger, Priya the Blog, fuzzy sweater, white Superga trainers, Fall transitional outfit, transitional Summer outfit, How to wear a fuzzy sweater, Mohair, Mo' Problems
| lipstick: Urban Decay Vice in Tampered | sweater: Zara {similar} | purse: vintage {similar} | jeans: Urban Outfitters | trainers: Superga

Fall inspo ahead, view my outfits by season: Fall / Winter / Spring / Summer

Hi friends! I thought the title Mohair, Mo' Problems was so clever, though, ironically, I have less hair than the last time you saw me! I got a little, much-needed refresher cut on Monday. Hardly noticeable. 

What else is new...well, both this fuzzy sweater and my Supergas! I picked them both up in Rome and I am obsessed! I don't know where this deep longing for a fuzzy sweater came from, exactly, but it's so fun and reminds me of elementary school. I'm totally getting "back to school" vibes with a fresh pair of white kicks as well. Superga is officially "the people's shoe of Italy", isn't that fun? I'd always admired them on other people, but then my sister and I realized "When in Rome..." haha. When in Rome, buy anything European that you've been wanting (Supergas, Birkenstocks, Zara stuff) because it's all cheaper there! 

Happy first day of Fall! This feels like the perfect "transitioning into Fall" look; but if you're wondering if it's still WAY too hot to be wearing any kind of sweater in Nashville, the answer is yes. 

Do you guys have big plans this weekend?? I really...don't! We have a volunteer thing on Saturday, but otherwise I'll be hanging out with a few dogs, getting a few sweaty 5K training runs in, and hopefully lots of reading and relaxing. I mean, I can waste time alone like nobody's business. Have a great one!

photos (and this amazing location, isn't it dreamy??) by Miles Price
OH I need you to know that after Miles & I got back from taking these photos, mosquito bitten, sweat running down my back, I sat down and A BUG FLEW OUT from under my sweater. This blog is literally going to kill me one day.


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