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October 2017

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Staple Suede Jacket // Worth the Splurge

October 22, 2017
both suede jacket looks

Now you know here on Fashion without the Fortune we are all about affordable fashion. But sometimes you come across a piece that is so timeless and wearable that you know it’s worth the extra money. This jacket is definitely that piece.

This jacket was part of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale this year and even with the sale price we weren’t sure if we should spend the money. Tee took the plunge and bought the gorgeous gray shade. It is so perfect for the cooler Fall nights and can be styled in so many ways!

suede jacket suede jacket     Tee loved the jacket so much she bought me the gorgeous spice shade {also because she’s the best sister ever!!!}. I am obsessed with this suede jacket. I love styling the gorgeous cognac shade with all black!

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DIY // Embroidered Patch Denim Jacket

October 16, 2017
embroidered denim jacket

Denim jackets are a wardrobe staple for us. They can be dressed up or down and come in so many different colors and styles.

The patch denim jacket has been popping up everywhere, from reaaally expensive versions (YSL has one for $1,250) to basic trendy versions you can find at Forever 21. Now back in High School I loved patches. When a pair of my favorite jeans started to have tears and rips, I threw on some vintage patches to solve the issues. My favorite part about adding patches or pins to a piece of denim is that it can totally be personal to you.

I like that brands are coming out with affordable versions of the patch denim jacket, but I feel like the fun of having a jacket like this is to make it personalized.

denim jacket

I scored this denim jacket from Forever 21 during one of their flash sales. It is aaaamazing quality, was $8, and is a men’s xs so it fits a little bigger which I love. There were already patches on it (two-thirds of which I hated) and a cute embroidered detail at the back. I figured I could easily remove the disliked patches and personalize it with my own finds! I left the rose patch and cut the other two off the jacket.

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Autumn Inspired // Moscow Mule

October 12, 2017

Fun, festive drinks are right up our alley and with Moscow Mules being one of our signature summer bevs we had to put a Fall twist on it. Last year we made a festive fizz that was so tasty!

This drink is so delicious and easy to recreate! It would be perfect for any Fall festivities, Halloween parties, or just chilling on the couch watching Hocus Pocus (can I get a hallelujah that Halloween movie marathons are back?!) .

all ingredients

Serves: 2

INGREDIENTS

ice

4 oz of vodka (this is totally up to your personal preference of drink strength)

1/4 cup cranberry juice

1/2 cup sparkling apple cider

ginger beer

apple (sliced for garnish)

ice only

STEPS

Fill two large glasses with ice (I used copper mugs, but anything will work)

Add 2 oz of vodka to each glass (adjust to taste)

Divide the 1/4 cup of cranberry juice between the two glasses.

Add 1/4 a cup of sparkling cider to each glass.

Fill the cup the rest of the way with ginger beer.

Stir gently to combine and garnish with sliced apples.

add vodka

apple cider open

adding cider

adding ginger beer

shot of drinks

Serve & Enjoy!

Let us know if you try this Autumn inspired recipe out!

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Kopari // Five Products I’ve Been Using Non Stop

October 10, 2017
skincare products

I love skincare products. As I get older I almost feel like I have to make up for every bad skin decisions I made in the past. Why didn’t I listen when my parents told me to lather on the sunscreen?! I digress. When you find a skincare product that works for you, you latch on to it for dear life- this is exactly what I did when I first used Kopari’s coconut melt.

Now I was like many others out there who might be thinking-what’s the difference between this coconut oil and the coconut oil I grab off the grocery shelf at Target? The quality of this coconut oil is aaamazing. Long story short not all coconut oils are created equal. But you can read more about that here!

The following five products have been dominating my skincare game! With the weather starting to get cooler and drier, I know that I don’t have to worry about staying hydrated and glowy and Fall & Winter long.

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Shopping for {affordable} Disney looks

October 5, 2017
disney looks

Now if you know us at all you know we are mildly Disney obsessed. Living in Florida we’ve been venturing to Disney World ever since we can remember. Our family would take us on Summer vacays there and we just continued the trend through adulthood {do we reaaally feel like adults though?!} Read our last two Disney posts here and here!

When we go to Disney we definitely love to dress the part! It’s just that much more fun showing up to Magic Kingdom in Minnie ears and cute festive tops isn’t it? Because we love keeping our looks affordable we wanted to share with you our top places to find Disney looks. If you have a Disney trip coming up soon {Food & Wine runs through November 13th!} or if you are like us and love incorporating a bit of Disney in your everyday life we have the pieces for you!

Forever 21

Uniqlo

Urban Outfitters

Kate Spade

Cotton On

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Hot Topic

disney t shirt

Oh Yeah Apparel

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We love how there are so many cute Disney pieces out there now! Especially ones that have just a touch of Disney magic to them-it’s so easy to incorporate those pieces into your everyday life.

Let us know your favorite places to shop for Disney goods! We’re always on the hunt for that new new!

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Latest MARSHALLS Scores

October 3, 2017

We haven’t posted about our Marshall’s finds lately (this doesn’t mean we haven’t shopped there in awhile haha) but we found some amazinggg deals (which is nothing new!) this past weekend!

As most of you know, Marshalls is not the typical store you shop at when you’re in a rush or looking for something VERY specific.  There is always soooo much inventory whether it’s clothes, shoes, household items or even FOOD!  So Kat and I could (and literally do) browse the store for hourssss.  Even if you are looking for a particular item….we always feel it’s worth a stop at Marshalls! Continue Reading