Fall Basics

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Sweater: Forever21 | Jeans: Zara | Slip-ons: Steve Madden | Hat: Joe Fresh | Bag: Michael Kors (similar here) | Sunnies: Target

Today’s post is all about my favorite fall basics and the simple pieces that can be worn so many ways over both the fall and winter seasons! A basic knit sweater is a must in any wardrobe and this one is the perfect piece for layering. I can’t wait to put a chambray or plaid button down under, or wear a faux fur vest on top to change my look.

My next favorite basic are these ah-maaaze leopard slip-ons by Steve Madden. I had my eye on these for the last couple of months and since purchasing them, have hardly taken them off! These are a great neutral for any casual outfit! In Seattle I paired them with some faux leather tights, a big cozy sweater and a scarf for a day of shopping and I couldn’t have been more cozy and comfortable while still looking chic. What are some of your favorite basics for fall?

This beautiful location was in Stanley Park, right along the Seawall. We took a little family walk along here while on our trip. The beautiful old trees and piles of fall leaves were absolutely breathtaking! I will be posting some photos from our trip to Seattle and Vancouver on the blog this week. I added a few photos below of Addi and I on the same walk. As always I couldn’t resist matching with leopard shoes!

I hope you all have a great Monday!

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Addi’s Look: Top: H&M | Leggings: Zara | Flats: H&M | Headband: Sweet T Baby Boutique

Fall Floral

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Top: c/0 Pink Blush | Jeans: Zara | Booties: Steve Madden | Bag: Michael Kors (similar here)

Okay, first of all, I need to say sorry for being so MIA the last couple of weeks! It has been crazy around here and needless to say I had to put blogging on the back burner until things got a bit back to normal. My hubby was away (my photographer), and Addi and I were super sick. Then once he was home, we had some events for his work that have kept him/us busy the last week and a half. Plus, finally being home after 5 months away, has meant a ton a visiting with family and friends, it feels like every day we have been so busy! So I have been bad with keeping up with my blog! We also leave on vacation to Vancouver and Seattle tomorrow, which we are SO excited about.

In other news, I am absolutely adoring all of this sweater weather we have been having! It makes my life a lot easier just being able to throw on a cute sweater, jeans and booties and head out the door. I love the fall floral print on this sweater with the contrast of the grey knit from Pink Blush! I originally heard of Pink Blush when I was pregnant and was so happy with their adorable maternity clothing (as seen here) and I was happy to see they also have the cutest clothing for those not expecting as well! This sweater was just one of the many perfect items for fall on their site – and for all of my lucky readers, they are giving a discount promo code! Just use “LOVELYBLONDECLOSET15″ for 15% off of your purchase until October 17, so be sure to find some gems before then. I hope you all have had a wonderful week, thanks for reading!

To keep posted on our little family vacation in Seattle/Vancouver, be sure to follow along with my instagram.

xo, Amaris

Fall Uniform

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Sweater: Joefresh | Jeans: Zara | Scarf: Joefresh | Hat: Joefresh | Flats: Old Navy (old but love these and these) | Bag: Tory Burch (similar here)| Sunnies: Target

Well, yesterday was the first day of autumn and I couldn’t be happier! So of course I decided to share my “fall uniform”. A cozy knit, bulky plaid scarf, big hat and skinnies. This is my absolute favorite season for all the things you can do, as well as the beautiful changing leaves, but mostly for the fashion. I scored most of this look from Joefresh and found some great deals. I can’t wait to layer this sweater, and pair this hat with just about everything.

In other news, as some of you may have seen on my Instagram, I caught a nasty cold last week and it still is hangin’ around. The worst part of it all, is that Addi caught it t00 and has been so sad. She doesn’t understand why she cannot breathe through her nose, it is awful! Needless to say, we are sick little bugs over here and Joel is away until Saturday which means we have been lazing in bed together, and slowly unpacking our home after just moving back! I am hoping this bug leaves our home ASAP!

Also, for anyone interested, I did an interview a while back with the sweet and amazing Anabell from Pregnancy Perfect and answered a bunch of her questions about my pregnancy! It was such an honor to be asked to share my experience, and it was also so fun reflecting back on the whole journey. I’ve shared the links below for any of you who would like to listen!

http://pregnancyperfect.com/amarisarcus/

iTunes: http://pregnancyperfect.com/itunes

Stitcher: http://pregnancyperfect.com/stitcher

Thanks for reading. I hope you’re all having a lovely week.

xo, Amaris

$500 Neiman Marcus Giftcard Giveaway

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Plaid + Boyfriends

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Top: Joefresh | Jeans: Forever21 |  Booties: Noul (similar here) | Clutch: Forever21 | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: House of Harlow

I have been so MIA lately – so sorry! Joel has been working like crazy which has meant less blogging for me. We are on our way home today back to Calgary… for good! I am so beyond excited. So bear with me as we settle in, I may go missing again for a bit. But please know I appreciate each and every one of you for supporting me and following along. I do post more frequently on my Instagram, so be sure to be following along there!

There’s something about fall that makes you break out all of your plaid hiding in your closet (and for me there’s a whole lot of it). I love me some plaid! This boyfriend plaid button down was no exception – I love the looser fit, and can’t wait to layer it with thick, cozy sweaters for the upcoming months. I paired with my favorite distressed boyfriends – and added some heels because that always spices up any old outfit.

I hope you all had a wonderful week and will take the weekend to sit back, relax and enjoy yourself – I will be unpacking and reorganizing my house! Thanks for reading!

xo, Amaris

Black Jumpsuit: Day to Night

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Jumpsuit: Target | Hat: Joefresh | Sandals: J.Crew (similar here) | Clutch: Anthropologie | Sunnies: Target

 NIGHT

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Shoes: Zara..not available (similar here) | Clutch: Forever21 | Lipstick: MAC “Lady Danger

We all know I love a good jumpsuit – and when I found this one at Target for a steal of a deal, I grabbed it! I have a ton that are great for summer, but I wanted to carry my love for the jumpsuit trend into the fall. I took this jumpsuit and created a day to night look! I kept it simple with a hat, clutch and slides for the day and then added a bold lip, laid back pony tail and strappy nude heels for the night! It was a perfect, easy transition. What are some of your favorite ways to change a look from day to night?

I hope you’re all having a great week, thanks for reading!

xo, Amaris

Edgy chic…

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Top: Noul | Bottoms: H&M | Heels: Zara..not available (similar here) | Necklace: forever21 | Lipstick: MAC “Lady Danger

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are recharged and refreshed to begin a new week!

I wore this look the other night for a dinner date with my hubby (plus the little one of course). We actually have yet to go out without our little Addi.  Being apart from both of our families in the summer makes that tad difficult, so that is one thing we are looking forward to doing once we are home. I am picturing a dinner and a movie date (it’ll be my first movie in a theatre in 6 months!) – although in this moment I get sad thinking of leaving our babe for the first time – it’s so bittersweet!

These faux leather joggers caught my eye and I instantly envisioned wearing so many cute things with them this fall and winter! I threw on this knit relaxed fit t-shirt, some heels, added a statement necklace and bold lip and ran out the door! Sometimes the simple is best, and in this case, it created an ultra chic and edgy look!

On another note, we are officially in the teething zone, and I am officially in the zone of shedding my thanks-to-pregnancy-thick-hair – I may or may not be crying as I write this! I always heard from girlfriends that you start to lose some hair at some point after your baby, most said around three months – so I assumed I was the lucky one who missed that stage – but the joke is on me because here I am.. losing hair left, right and centre. Any of you mama’s have any tips on how you kept some thickness to your hair post baby – or how you prevented it all from falling out? Any advice would be appreciated!

As always,  thanks for reading!

xo, Amaris