The Power of Scarf Season

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Scarf // Top // Jeans // Similar Booties // Earrings // Rings- Ashkal Jewelry, Virtue and Elementality

The season of sweaters, layers and scarves are upon us. But I really think a lot of us under estimate the power of a scarf. A true statement piece that is both functional and transforming.

A scarf can take a simple #ootd and pull the entire look off. Taking something super simple and making it look extremely chic. Isn’t that what we all want out of an outfit anyways?

Sundays are meant for relaxing, brunching and catching up on binging out on Netflix. So naturally simple is better. I threw on this striped top (which I absolutely love the shape of this top and bonus it has stripes) paired with black skinny jeans. Perfect four lounging and getting a few computer things done. But then came time for errands. Sure I could have just walked out with this on but wanted to “spice” it up so threw on this amazing blanket scarf from Charmed (downtown Asheville boutique) and it instantly transformed my entire look. I also swapped out black booties for these camel ones since the scarf has every neutral color known to mankind in it to add some depth to my #ootd. No need for a fussy necklace, because the scarf does the trick.

No matter the style throw a scarf on and go! What are your favorite types of scarves?

I’ll see all you tomorrow to show you what’s in my Fall bag!

Coffee House Cozy

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Top // Jeans // Sweater // Similar Booties // Fluff Ball // Watch // Choker

The leaves are in full color and last week the weather in Asheville actually felt like Fall. One of my favorite things to do in the Fall is get cozy and head to a local coffee shop. Whether to get work done, make lists or just enjoy the ambiance. I generally keep it pretty simple and comfy especially if I’m going to be attempting to get work done.

And that is how this outfit was born. My go to black skinny jeans and a striped shirt. Paired with an over sized sweater made it the perfect Fall coffee shop #ootd. I added a neutral sweater to break up all the black and add some interest in texture. Sometimes an all black outfit can be overwhelming and adding another neutral is a great way to not only add more life but break up your palette to make a more interesting look.

So since we are here, I do have to tell you guys about a new coffee shop in Asheville. What another one? My thoughts exactly. But this coffee shop is on the East side (and let’s face it, it’s lacking coffee shops and locally owned businesses) and it’s New Orleans style. Coffee and Beignets. Need I say more?! Authentic, delicious and a must visit. Bebettes serves up fresh made to order beignets, churros and self pour coffee, including coffee with chicory! Y’all it’s a must visit.

I’ll see you guys tomorrow to talk about blanket scarves!

Asheville “You’ve Been Gilmored”

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Shirt // Skirt // Rings- Ashkal Jewelry & Elementality

I’ve always been a fan of The Gilmore Girls. I grew up on that show. So saying I’m excited about the new 4 part season coming to Netflix later this Fall is an understatement.

I always wanted to find a partner like Luke Danes. I wanted a friend like Lorelai. I wanted to be like Rory. I wanted to live in a place like Stars Hallow. I wanted a love like Luke and Lorelai’s. It was a show that felt more real than anything else I was watching, except maybe the Wonder Years.

This past week of the 16th anniversary of the airing date, I got to live these dreams. Netflix chose 250 coffee shops to participate in transforming in to Luke’s Diner for the day. And luckily Asheville was on that list.

Asheville already feels like Stars Hallow in some aspects, but much larger. It’s cozy and homey, has four seasons that we go all out for and there are inns that put the Independence Inn/Dragonfly Inn to shame. I have a place that is essentially my Luke’s (5 Points). But last week, there really was a Luke’s.

Double D’s downtown transformed in to the cynical, laid back, town center coffee shop for the morning. There was a lot of plaid and baseball caps, a lot of people my age whom I can only guess have a special connection with The Gilmore Girls as I do and pipping hot coffee.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many smiles at 8:00 in the morning at a coffee shop. No one complaining about the line. Everyone saying “coffee, coffee, coffee“. Everyone so happy that this was actually happening. It actually felt like Stars Hallow.

I can’t thank Netflix and Double D’s enough for this experience. It took me back to my childhood, on a couch with my mom watching this show. I finally had my Stars Hallow experience and it was pretty great.

If you haven’t ever watched Gilmore Girls (which I highly suggest) you can catch all the seasons on Netflix, to watch for the first time or binge watch and the new series will begin only on Netflix this Black Friday.

Weekend In My Life: Part IV


This weekend, Andrew and I took a long weekend off work. It was much needed by both. If you follow me on SnapChat (s.ferguson6623) you know that I booked reservations for a long camping weekend at Fall Creek Falls State Park for Andrew’s birthday.

Let me just preface by saying, I have never been camping outside for more than one night. So a four day adventure was kind of a scary thought. But it turned out much better than anticipated.

There was hardly any cell service, poor showering conditions and the Fall air was really in full force in the Cumberland Gap of Tennessee. But it was just what I needed. A weekend of no distractions, no worries, no expectations.

We spent our days hiking and exploring. Being disappointed in the lack of waterfall but accepting the fact we were somewhere new. We roughed it. Cooked food over a campfire. Made smores. Relaxed, drank and forgot everything, at least for a few days.

All in all it was an amazing weekend and if you are in to camping you should check out Fall Creek Falls.

Day to Night Style with Versona

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First Look: Jeans // Top // Necklace // Booties // Bag // Lipstick

Second Look: Skirt // Top // Earrings // Booties

I have said it time and time again; I love versatile pieces. It’s very easy to have a closet full of pieces, yet constantly wonder what to wear or what to style together. So that is why I have been more conscious on the pieces I am buying. Neutrals and flattering shapes, yet pieces that can all go together eventually at some point. You get more use out of the pieces in your closet this way and you can save a little money doing this. Who doesn’t love to see their bank account in the positive especially during the height of Fall fashion. ** insert praise hand emoji now**

I also like pieces that can take me through the day by switching minimal pieces out. Because as a busy lady that’s important. I like having an outfit where I can throw an extra piece of clothing in my bag and have a completely different look by switching it out. And this outfit does just that.

For day time jeans, grey sweater and a choker are the perfect go to for me. Simple, comfortable and chic. I can go to work, do errands, teach an art class, just about anything. By adding a simple skirt in my bag (or that magical hanger holder in the car to prevent wrinkling) I am able to switch up the #ootd for a last minute date night, meeting or fashion event. Swapping the choker out for some statement earrings and I’m set.

You can find new Fall pieces that work great for versatility in your closet and are also kind to your wallet at Versona. Their newest Fall Look Book features all the trending items for this season, but even though trendy can work well in any closet. You can view the entire Look Book here and you can also contact your local Versona to make an appointment to view the newest pieces.

The Asheville Versona is full of new Fall pieces. Textures galore. I loved the detail tops, slip dress (didn’t work for me though) and the minimalist necklaces including chokers.



*This post is brought to you by Versona*


A Dress To Wear Now & Later

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Dress // Sandals (similar) // Hat // Lip 

Happy Tuesday friends! I am head over heels with this dress (it’s under $40.00) for several reasons. The print is amazing, it’s comfortable and transitional. I have styled this with chunky sandals for late Summer but when the weather cools off this can be styled several other ways. This would look adorable with riding boots, chic with tights and booties, date night casual with booties or perfect for the holiday season with tights and heels.

I went back and forth on Snap Chat (go add me s.ferguson6623) on whether to buy this dress, which I tend to do on there. Now that I have this baby in my hands I’m glad I did.

Make sure you check back to the blog tomorrow to see what I carry in my Fall ba

Fair Daze

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The first signs of Fall are in the Mountains. Even though it’s still hot as all get out during the day, the fair is currently in town, which means Fall is just around the corner. So we headed to the fair, because a once extremely small town girl has the tradition. The rides, the food, the animals, the shows, the ribbons. It makes me feel like a kid again.

Yet now, I eat my funnel cakes and corn dogs in a little more style. Thank goodness.

So here’s to all the fried, sticky, sweet foods and another year of tradition.

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Outfit Inspiration from Nature

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Skirt // Top // Sandals (similar) // Necklace // Sunnies // Clutch 

Pulling together an #ootd, or simply getting dressed these past two weeks have been extremely difficult. I blame it on my crazy work schedule and the fact that I have to wear jeans and a company shirt (or t-shirt) along with tennis shoes. Truth is, I haven’t had time or the need to go any where besides work for the past two weeks; I’ve literally only went to the grocery store, gas station and Netflix and Chilled. It’s been pretty uneventful.

But I was recently gifted some flowers from Full Sun Farm. I’ve never been one for flowers because they die especially when you have a kitty who attempts to eat them. But I have received two arrangements of flowers in the past few weeks, and I’m kind of digging it now. There is so much inspiration that can be pulled from fresh cut flowers sitting in your home (and not just a fun Instagram picture). With these flowers I have pulled color palettes for a few paintings and have pulled plenty of inspiration from the flowers themselves.

That’s where this #ootd comes in play. Yesterday was the first day in a week I wasn’t going in to work at 3am or 5am (trust me I’ve had all the coffee the past two weeks) and I needed to have a meeting about some upcoming blog ideas and really wanted to get a real breakfast that wasn’t microwave oatmeal or store bought cut fruit. I wanted to actually put on real clothes. Looking through my closet, I had no plans to wear these together but after reviewing some pictures and the pretty coffee mug of flowers I came up with this.

I had gotten this skirt from a LuLaRoe pop-up and had planned to wear it with an oversized black or striped top and booties. Into the winter I was going to wear it with black sweaters, black tights and black booties. This top I had planned to wear with a black skirt similar in shape to this. But the color palette of the flowers changed my mind. And just like that, this is how this outfit was born.

I’m not big on color but I do have a fair bit of neutrals that fill my closet. I don’t care what anyone says but olive green and maroon are neutral colors. I pulled greens, two different shades in the top and bag, and this gorgeous maroon skirt together and instantly fell in love with it. Not my typical black or black and white go to, but I still love it.

Every day we pull inspiration from numerous things around us without even knowing it; sometimes we do know it. As an artistic person I am constantly taking pictures of things or sketching things down that I see to use for further use in artwork. But this week proved I also use it in the way I dress, which I wasn’t completely aware of. Inspiration is every where, not just on blogs, social media and Pinterest. You can find it in your backyard, in your floral arrangements, every where in your city.

Pre-Fall Outfit

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Jeans // Shirt // Necklace // Scarf // Bag // Hat // Booties

It’s finally starting to feel like Fall here in the mountains. Some leaves are already starting to change and there is that perfect crisp to the air in the morning time. The first part of Labor Day weekend was the first taste of Fall. It felt absolutely amazing. I didn’t run and pull out all my sweaters because let’s face I would still die but I did start finally thinking about Fall pieces. How could I not when it felt perfect outside?

Since it’s still hot during the day I came up with this minimalist #ootd. Swapping shorts for jeans and sandals for my favorite booties right now. Adding pops of Fall color through the scarf on my bag. Keeping the shirt light and jewelry minimal for when it gets hotter later in the day. Throwing on a hat to feel a little more like Fall is here, even though though it’s still around the corner.

I’m in love with the ease of this outfit. It’s so functional for me, fits my style and is absolutely comfortable.

Fall Additions

Fall Additions

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Leggings // Tank // Cocoon Jacket (available at Scout Boutique in Biltmore Village) // Earrings // Ring

It’s still August, but the nights are getting cooler and Fall clothing is starting to hit the shelves. Even though there is a breeze in the air at some point during the day, I still haven’t went crazy with Fall clothing. The thought of getting things I can’t wear until probably the end of October is upsetting so I’m starting to pick out pieces that I can wear with the chill in the air and later. Thank goodness for being a hot natured person because I can get away with wearing tanks under a light cardigan and light weight jackets pretty much through Winter. So it was finally time to break out this Rachel Weisberg cocoon jacket that adds just enough warmth to the shoulder. If you don’t follow me on Instagram (which you should) I previously mentioned the cocoon shape for cardigans and jackets is my favorite silhouette this Fall, so this jacket works perfectly. This whole #ootd works perfectly in all honesty. I feel pulled together, comfortable and stylish. And transitional. This outfit works for many day to day activities from meetings, lunch or errands.

What are you lovelies picking up to add to your Fall wardrobe?