Plaid Vest

Preppy fall vest

Happy Halloween, you guys! Over the weekend, Anel and Boots and I dressed up a superhero/villain family for a friend’s party with Boots as Batman (natch), Anel as The Joker, and me as Cat Woman. Tonight, we’re taking a more casual approach for what is going to be a busy night… Apparently our block is the hottest one in town for trick or treating, which meant I had to spend literally $200 on candy so that we don’t run out. Those kids better be extra cute is all I have to say. JK! Kind of…

Halloween fun fact: Anel and I started dating exactly seven years ago today. I was dressed as Beyoncé from the Single Ladies video and Anel was a gladiator. A match made in heaven! We had our first kiss that night and the rest was history. We don’t really celebrate our dating history anymore, but it’s fun to remember that night and the first few months of our relationship. I can’t believe how young we were!

Now that Halloween is here, and it’s almost November, we’re about to be in full on holiday-season mode. Ugh but yay, you know what I mean? I’m starting to break out all of my red plaid pieces including this amazing puffer vest that’s currently on sale for only $44. I wore it over a classic Saint James tee last week for this look but will probably live in it with chunky sweaters until Christmas.

I can’t believe the holidays are around the corner but on the bright side, I can finally start listening to Chrstmas music tomorrow according to a rule that my sister and I live by: It starts the day after Halloween. #jinglealltheway

In other news, I had to go on antibiotics over the weekend for a tooth infection, and they’re making me feel terrible. I hate taking medicine at all, even popping an Advil give me anxiety so I can’t tell if it’s in my head or real. Does anyone else get stomach aches and dizziness from amoxycillin? Would love to know!

Fall preppy outfit

Lands End Plaid Vest

Plaid and Stripes

Lands End Vest


Plaid Vest (on sale for $44!) c/o / ShirtTote c/o LL Bean / Booties

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  1. Your costumes from snapchat were cute!

    Amoxocyillian messed with my stomach so much when I was younger. I can’t take it anymore. Doctor told me it could be that my stomach was too sensitive. Never looked into it further.

    Feel better soon, Julia!

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  2. CelebratingthisLife said:

    Love the vest (and your costumes!) I feel the same way when I have to take antibiotics (I take the other kind, allergic to penicillin). Take care of yourself, lots of rest and water always seems to help me with the reactions. xx Rox-Anne,

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  3. Nancy Murphy Tally said:

    I would call your doctor and tell him your reactions to the meds. My daughter can’t take Augmentin. Your dr. can prescribe something else.

    I’ve been eyeing that vest for awhile. Some reviewers said the vest was stiff and bulky. How are you liking it?

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    • Thank you! Good call 🙂

      The vest is a little bulky but it’s good for winter in my opinion because it’s SUPER warm.

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  4. Lauren Schully said:

    I love the combination of plaid with stripes! So cute! Feel better!!
    XO Lauren

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  5. Alyssa Thomas said:

    First of all you look so cute!

    I’m so sorry you’re feeling terrible! Antibiotics are so wonderful and so awful at the same time! I’ve always found that doubling up on my probiotics (per my doc and pharmacist) helps me! At the same time, two different types of antibiotics break me out in rashes, so I’m probably not the best person to talk to about antibiotics!

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    • Oh man, that is rough! I’ve been pumping the probiotics so hope that’s helping 🙂

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  6. I went on amoxycillin this past weekend for strep throat and it makes me feel SO sick. i hate medication too – I will do anything not to take it. I always make sure to get my vitamins in everyday and have started taking echinacea everyday once we get into the colder seasons.
    Make sure you aren’t allergic to it…my stomach is sensitive so I usually feel kinda crappy on meds, but I’m also super allergic to sulfa medication (found out the hard way by taking it), so its always best to take your dr about side effects!
    I hope you feel better – this weather has been nuts!

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  7. This look is extra cute on you!

    Xx Taylor

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  8. Katie said:

    I love this outfit Julia- so classic and perfect for this time of year!


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  9. This combo is so adorable!!! My family’s rule was always that Christmas didn’t start until after Thanksgiving, but I may start a little early this year 😉

    Kristina does the Internets

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