Oct 31, 2015

Sunday Shopping

J. Crew

Vineyard Vines

This week, both J. Crew & Vineyard Vines launched their Holiday lines and I'm in love. J. Crew released several new button-downs and that's the last thing my closet needs, but they're gorgeous. I'm particularly excited about those red socks, as they'd be perfect for bean boots. Also, factory released their version of the elephant skirt, will definitely be adding that to my wardrobe.

On to Vineyard Vines, I am blown away!! They have outdone themselves and this is my favorite collection yet. Several of the holiday pieces remind me of Kate Spade (but a much lower price point), and they're calling my name. I am very impressed by all of the plaid and new vests. If I wasn't trying to downsize my closet, I might buy it all. Also, Vineyard Vines won't format with ShopStyle, so I had to get creative with the layout.

What are you loving for Holiday fashion?


Oct 28, 2015

Apple Picking

Last weekend, I made a trip up to Blue Ridge to go apple picking with my friend. My family and I have been going to Mercier Orchards for years, and it's definitely our favorite. In the fall, they have great orchards for apple picking, and strawberry & blueberry fields in the Summer seasons. If you're ever in the area, definitely pick some apples for yourself and a few items from their store. All the apples I picked were fresh & delicious! I recommend the apple cider donuts, apple cider, apple fritters, & peanut brittle if you stop by the store. 

The farm itself is absolutely gorgeous! After you finish apple picking, take time to hike & explore the rest of the land. I can assure you will not be disappointed with the fall foliage & scenery. If you get lucky, you might even get to see some ducks & geese (which happen to be very friendly). 

Aside from Mercier Orchards, Blue Ridge is a day trip on its own. Blue Ridge has many unique attractions, shops, & restaurants. If you go in the Summer time, you can also go tubing or white water rafting. Blue Ridge is also a great place to get a cabin. Juliana's, one of my favorite boutiques, happens to have a location in Blue Ridge. Southern Charm has some of the best fried chicken & sweet tea. I also recommend the Sweet Shop for amazing cupcakes. 

Sadly, the wait for lunch at Southern Charm was too long, so I settled on gluten free Margherita pizza. It definitely didn't compare to Southern Charm, but it was really good! Also, I got a little too excited when I found a moose topiary (moose are one of my favorite animals).  We had a great day trip!

If you follow me on Instagram (@dariasmithyt), you would've already seen many of these photos. Definitely be sure to follow along so you can check items off my Fall bucket list me, using the hashtag #fallingwithdaria. 


Oct 25, 2015

Mad for Plaid

top: Southern Proper (c/o) // vest: Vineyard Vines // jeans: Vineyard Vines // boots: L. L. Bean // watch: Kate Spade // socks: J. Crew

I have been loving the new flannel popovers recently released by Southern Proper! If you haven't heard they released their first ever women's line in the Fall 2015 collection (if you missed my unboxing video of the fall line). Also, if you missed Wednesday's post, I styled one of SoPro's new plaid dresses.

Starting today 10/25-Tuesday 10/27, Southern Proper is having a plaid party which means all plaid & tartan items on the site are 20% off (in addition to 15% off with my rep code "xcgal98"). If you order something, be sure to tweet me a pic!

Are you mad for plaid?


Oct 21, 2015

Plaid Party

dress: Southern Proper (c/o) // vest: J. Crew // boots: Tory Burch // watch: Kate Spade
As many of you know, I rep for Southern Proper. If you'd like to receive 15% off on your entire order, use code "xcgal98" at checkout. I am so excited to announce that this year, SoPro has released their very first women's line! Here is my unboxing video of the women's fall line if you missed it. 

Currently, the women's line consists of plaid dresses & popovers. However, more exciting items are to come for Spring 2016! Speaking of plaid, Southern Proper will be doing a site-wide sale "a plaid party" from Sunday 10/25- Tuesday 10/27 in which all plaid & tartan items will be 20% off (in addition to the 15% with my code). Stay tuned to Sunday for an exciting post featuring another item from SoPro's new women's line. 

Will you be attending the plaid party?


Oct 19, 2015

Pumpkin Patching

flannel: Gap // vest: J. Crew // jeans: Vineyard Vines // socks: J. Crew // watch: Kate Spade // boots: L. L. Bean // sunglasses: J. Crew // bag: Longchamp 

This past weekend, I went pumpkin patching at a local farm and found my perfect pumpkin (he appears frequently in the photos above). I've successfully checked the first item off my Fall bucket list "1. visit a pumpkin patch" (view my Fall bucket list here). Follow along on Instagram (@dariasmithyt) to join me as I complete items on my Fall bucket list or search the hashtag #fallingwithdaria. I am very excited to be shooting this Instagram series, and have you all follow along with me! 

The outfit I've shared today is my go-to for the Fall time: flannel, vest, & bean boots. It's so simple, yet layering always makes it look like you put in effort. If you don't have duck boots, I assure you, you need them!! Bean boots match everything, are perfect for rain & snow, and are effortless to clean. The L.L. Bean boots are currently on back order until January, which I recommend. However, if you want a pair of duck boots ASAP, Sperry makes a dupe that is very similar to L.L. Bean available on Country Club Prep. Email me at xcgal98@gmail.com & I even have a promo code for you.

I can't wait to shoot more fall posts for y'all! If you're looking for Fall inspiration/recipes/activities follow my Fall board & Fall Fashion for outfits. As soon as December hits, get ready for Holiday posts and Christmas (I'm getting ahead of myself, let's make it through Thanksgiving first). 


If you enjoyed this:
Fall Essentials Post & Video
Fall Haul Video 1 & 2

Oct 18, 2015

Sunday Shopping

J. Crew Factory just released some AWESOME new arrivals! I am very impressed, as I did not expect to love everything as much as I do. Normally, I prefer J. Crew's retail line, but Factory has definitely stepped it up.

What clothing pieces have you had your eye on this fall? Let me know if you enjoyed this post, & I'll try to do more of them on future Sundays. 


Oct 16, 2015

Fall Bucket List

Fall is such a grand time of the year with the leaves fading from green to lovely Autumn hues, and I'm so excited that it's finally in full swing. In honor of this wonderful season, I have curated a bucket list of fun activities to complete before Winter arrives. I've been meaning to create a seasonal bucket list for the past year, but never had the time, so here's to productivity and check marks on my to-do list.

I will be instagramming posts of the activities listed above as I make checks on my Fall bucket list using the hashtag #fallingwithdaria, so definitely follow along and partake in the fun (@dariasmithyt). I am in the process of constructing a fun hashtag of this series of Instagram posts, so if you have any ideas, let me know. What's on your fall bucket list?


Oct 3, 2015

Fur Vests for Fall

dress: Zara // vest: H&M // riding boots: Tory Burch (similar) // necklace: Kendra Scott via RocksBox // watch: Kate Spade // fresh water pearls

I got this awesome Kendra Scott necklace from my October RocksBox (read this post to learn all about RocksBox). Use code "xcgalxoxo" to get your first month of RocksBox free. 

I'm so excited that Fall is finally here!! The leaves have finally started to fall off the trees allowing for good blog photos. Everyone needs a simple shift dress in their wardrobe in a standard Fall color (olive or hunter green, maroon, navy). I was lucky enough to come across the one featured above at Zara the other day; they have a bunch of great Fall basics. While in Zara, I also spotted a lovely fur vest at $70. Lovely... a not so lovely price tag, I did some online shopping & found a more reasonable fur vest at $40 from H&M. 

Riding boots are another fall essential everyone needs in their closet. You could go with black or brown, depending on your preference. A classic watch and neutral long necklace seem to go with all my fall outfits; two accessories worth the investment. 

What are you most excited about for fall?


Oct 2, 2015

Rocks Box

Some of you may have seen my post on Instagram earlier about RocksBox, I am very excited to share this with you! For $19 a month (get your first month free with code "xcgalxoxo"), you can get unlimited access to rent from a large selection of designer jewelry. First, you take a style survey and add your favorite jewelry pieces to your wish list. You are given 3 pieces of jewelry to wear on loan and can wear the jewelry as much as you like. The jewelry is hand selected by a stylist based on your style and requests given in your style survey. You can return your RocksBox set as often as you like to receive 3 new pieces from your stylist. If you fall in love with a piece, you can purchase it at a discounted price. Every month, you are given $10 to put towards purchasing your favorite pieces. Also, shipping is paid for both ways when shipping back your jewelry. You simply place the package in the mail box with your pre-paid shipping label, and it's good to go.

I am loving the Kendra Scott necklace I received in my box and have been wearing it a lot (stay tuned for a post featuring the outfit above). My mother even borrowed it to wear to a wedding we are attending.  It's awesome that I could purchase the Kendra Scott necklace for $64 vs $80 (only $54 with the $10 credit). All of the pieces in my box are adorable; my stylist did a wonderful job. RocksBox is great because you get to try out designer jewelry before you make a huge investment, so you're sure you'll get tons of wear out of a piece. You can get your first month of RocksBox free with the code "xcgalxoxo," so it's definitely worth a trial. I love it!!

Let me know if you're giving RocksBox a go, or if you're already signed up, let me know your favorite piece you've received in a RocksBox. 

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