Truly Yours, A.: September 2015

STYLE & MOTHERHOOD FOR MILLENIAL MOMS

Save vs Splurge - Blanket Scarves


Even though temps are still pretty high for fall, blanket scarves have been popping up on the Instas of my favorite style bloggers. I'm particularly in love with this plaid version seen on A Southern Drawl and With Style and a Little Grace. These fabulous ladies own the same scarf, but from two totally different sources. Grace, from A Southern Drawl, copped hers from ASOS and Gracie, from With Style and a Little Grace, linked hers from a seller on Amazon.


The specs:

Fabric: 100% Acrylic                                                                                    Fabric: 100% Acrylic
Size: 55 inches x 55 inches                                                                     Size: 59 inches x 59 inches
Checkered design                                                                                          Checkered design
Oversized styling                                                                                          Oversized styling
Frayed ends                                                                                                   Frayed ends

The verdict: To me, these scarves are identical in every way. The only difference is the price: $16.99 vs $33. I honestly see no reason to pay nearly double for an identical item so my pick is easily the Amazon version. I always end up misplacing or ruining my scarves so I'd rather not pay as much for it. I can't wait for this baby to come in the mail! What are some other items you guys would like me to compare? I'm thinking boots or leather totes next. Leave your answers in the comments below!

50 Shades of Grey











Sweater Target | Vest J. Crew Factory | Jeggings Wal-Mart | Boots Target | Ring H&M
I couldn't wait to share my take on a monochromatic look for fall with you guys. I was super excited I was to pull this J. Crew Factory vest out of my closet and pair it with this jeweled sweater. I bought the vest in the dead heat of summer and counted down the days until fall when I could wear it. Same goes for these boots. The color is called black, but the distressing makes them a darker gray color. I love how this outfit came together. I'm starting to trust my intuition when it comes to picking out outfits and finally develop my own personal style.

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Pink & Glam Back-2-School Giveaway


Today I'm proud to bring you a giveaway hosted by the lovely Lorey of xolorey.com. This awesome giveaway is to honor Lorey's going back to school to get her Master's! The winner will receive a $20 Amazon gift card and a bunch of pink and gold goodies. I seriously want all these prizes for myself, but I would love for one of my lucky readers to win them instead. All you have to do to enter is click here and enter via Rafflecopter. Good luck to all!!

What Do You Love About Fall?







Sweater Target | Puffer Vest Fashion Forward Boutique | Pants Target | Necklace Wal-Mart | Boots JustFab
Today is officially the first day of Autumn! I couldn't wait to pull out the vest and riding boots especially since I got them both for a steal during the summer. The biggest deal of this outfit was the statement necklace - I found it at Wal-Mart for only $3! Fall is favorite time of the year and not just for the leaves changing or cooler weather. My job winds down and I have more time to spend with my loved ones. What's your favorite part about fall? Leave your answers in the comments below!
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Night Rocksbox Look








Sweatshirt H&M | Pants Target | Flats Sam & Libby | Statement Necklace Slate | Purse Jessica Simpson | Ring H&M
When I first laid eyes on this Slate statement necklace I knew I wanted to wear all black with it. This sweatshirt has been one of my favorites for fall for 2 years and these pants are practically leggings so I love them. I struggled with finding more casual outfits to wear these Sam & Libby flats and this was the perfect opportunity. The nights are getting colder so this was the perfect transitional look for going out with friends for a drink. I hope you guys are having a good Monday!

Truly My Way - Week 10: Facebook Groups


Last week was about Instagram and how to create a popular feed. This week was supposed to be about gaining followers on Instagram, but I found myself immersed in Facebook and some amazing blogging groups. It was such a good feeling reading all the comments and concerns from other bloggers who are in the same position as me. Continue reading to see what I've learned this week!

Daytime Rocksbox Look






T-shirt dresses have been my favorite item this past summer. I searched everywhere for the perfect one and lucked out with this gem from Forever 21. It's unbelievably soft and can be paired with soooo many things! For this outfit I put on my trusty Roshe Runs and tied a chambray shirt around my waist for a laid back look. This look also features two of the items I received in my latest Rocksbox. I'm head over heels for these Kendra Scott drusy earrings and the Jill Michael bracelet isn't half bad. Check back next week for my night look featuring the last piece of my Rocksbox! I'm afraid I'll have to retire this amazing shirt dress until next spring. There's a chill in the air which means fall is really around the corner! What's your favorite part of summer that you're going to miss this fall? Tell me in the comments below!
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Swing Me 'Round







V-neck Boyfriend Tee Target | Tempo Running Shorts Nike | Internationalist Sneakers Nike | Fitbit Charge
I can't believe I've been living in Ashland for little over a year and haven't explored past my back yard! This little park is one of my favorite local spots and I was super excited to take photos here. It's got the cutest little playground and it's within walking distance to my apartment. I can't wait to bring my nephew here soon! My boyfriend and I took a pretty long walk before ending up here so I opted for my favorite pair of Nike Tempo running shorts. I seriously lived in these all summer! Since I wanted to make my new Nike Internationalists the star of the outfit, I opted for a simple black v-neck shirt. All black is one of my favorite ensembles no matter the season! What are some of your favorite spots to take pictures? Leave them in the comments below!
Here's an 'artistic' shot from our park adventure. Click to see more of my photography on Flickr!

Pierced Wonderings

Rocksbox Set #2


I was beyond satisfied with my first Rockbox package. I couldn't believe the quality and selection of jewelry picked for me. I seriously wanted to purchase all 3 pieces! Fortunately, for my wallet, I only purchased the Sophie Harper studded earrings and I couldn't be happier with them. When my second box arrived I couldn't wait to open it up and see what was inside. My stylist, Eleanor, picked some great pieces. Keep reading to see what I got!


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