When Working and Fall Collide: An OOTD Post!

Welcome back ladies (and hopefully some gents too)! Seems as though my posts are branching out a little from my usual beauty product write-ups, and this one is no exception! Talk about random, my last post was all about signs and symbols. But that is me- random, lol. Thank God for that “lifestyle” portion of my blog! Anywhoo, I haven’t done any full outfit looks in a post- this is my first! But since it’s fall (which I 100% consider an excuse for anything) and I’m in that kinda mood, here we are!

Because I teach little kids, I don’t have to dress up in suits or really formal work clothes. My work outfits have to have to be somewhat comfortable, and I can be as creative or as boring as I wanna be, all staying within the appropriate guidelines of, well, being a teacher!

I’ve built up quite the business-casual work wardrobe over the years, which usually consists of a lot of solid tops in varying colors, some patterns (I love my stripes…) and all the basics for mix-and-match heaven. I like wearing jewelry-necklaces of all types, big and small watches, earrings, etc. and balance them all out- smaller, daintier things with larger pieces, or wear one statement piece and keep everything else to a minimum.

I don’t want to throw myself into a category of style but I guess if I had to label, I’d be a mix of conservative, fun, sometimes edgy, sometimes trendy, sometimes classic. So basically I do a little bit of everything. Ha! And I dress based on my mood, and of course weather (doesn’t everyone though?!). I don’t usually plan outfits out beforehand, but sometimes in my mind I’ll play around with one thing I’ll want to wear and then center everything around that.

Now onto the outfit-I’ve had most of these pieces for a few years unless otherwise noted. I took these pictures after work right in my room. One day, who knows when- I’ll drag someone out to take pics of me romping around in the great outdoors but this is the best I have at the moment!

Fall work outfit
Fall Work Outfit

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Formal/Evening Makeup Look and Products Used

Earlier this month my hubs and I had the chance to go to a wedding out in Arkansas! Though we were only there for three nights, we had a great time and it truly felt like a getaway, being away from the city for a little (while we don’t live right in the city, it’s certainly busy enough!). The bride and groom of course looked amazing and everything was beautiful!

A little different for me, but I thought it would be fun to document the makeup I used and my overall look from that night. Usually for a formal event like a wedding, I like to do smokier, more dramatic eyes and have a little more fun playing around with my makeup since I don’t wear quite as much normally. Here’s the makeup look I decided to go for:

My formal makeup look/Smokey eye
Formal Makeup/Smoky Eye

I recently got into wearing false lashes for occasions like this. They’re fun and truly take your eyes and overall look to another level! I went with E.L.F Natural Lashes and I used Duo Lash Glue rather than the glue the E.L.F. came with. So far I’ve worn these lashes about three times and they’ve held up pretty well.

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E.L.F. Natural Lashes and Duo Lash Glue

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