i pulled my harpoon out of my dirty red bandana.

“freedoms just another word for nothing left to lose”
~janis joplin
lately i have been feeling really motivated. i think it has to do with this book i am reading called the 7 habits of highly effective people. it basically tells you that you can create your own attitude and destiny. i guess i can consider myself HIGHLY effective 😉 and i do believe in it! have you read or heard of this book?
anyway, it is friday and after this awful week of rain [pictured above in extra grainy pictures] we finally have a COLD FRONT! matt and i went on a 60 degree walk last night and i actually got to bundle up for real! FOR REAL! happy FALL weekend!
shoes: c/o alloy media shoot
bag: vintage

88 comments so far.
  • I like the red bow, very cute outfit 🙂

  • Great outfit! Loving the accents of red!

    I haven't read the book but it sounds interesting. Maybe you could review it once you have finished reading it?

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  • Love how your lip color matches the bow tie. Super cute! Have a lovely weekend, girl!


  • that book sounds interesting indeed! thanks for the tip 🙂

  • Love the outfit and the pictuires look amazing.



  • I love the little gold stars on the red ribbon! What a whimsical touch 🙂

    I have heard of that book, and actually have almost bought it a few times but never went all the way and brought it home… Im going to search for it on my nook today!

    You look fab as always love, xoxo

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  • cute 😀
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  • Beautiful. I'm beginning to be obsessed with adding bows to everything. Such an easy way to jazz up an outfit. xo, rv


  • SUPER CUTE!! love it 🙂



  • i love the weather too 🙂 where did you go? miracle mile ?? such a cute outfit!

  • That red bow is so cute! Finishes off the outfit so well 🙂

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  • Jlo

    The little red bow is so cute!! 😀 Who would hav thought the green jacket works like wonders with the dress 🙂 So down to earth & pretty outfit, as usual <3



  • I must check out that book, seems like a good read 🙂
    Love your bag and shoes!

  • You look really cute! I love that mindset! I think I tend to go in waves of way overboard effective and then minimally so. haha. I think I need to get my hands on that book! 🙂 -Lo

  • so cute! love the dress and your shoes!

  • Love the dress, love the red accents, love that first picture!!


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  • That is such a great bag! I really love it and the color of your lipstick is killing me! :X

  • the bow is the perfect touch of color and im a sucker for green army type jackets 🙂

  • Yay to cargo jackets! Love your bag, so shimmery!

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  • My stepdad has been trying to get me to read this book for YEARS!!! I guess now I really have to read it. I love your pretty dress and those wedges are splendid.

    PS-Janis Joplin is def one of my faves. AND this song is in my top ten of all time for sure. "Nothing don't mean nothin' honey if it ain't free!"

  • the red, the green, the bluey grey…you are the Queen of colors lady, you are so talented at mixing and matching to make an outift look just right. Love the bow, love your lip color, love the green jacket…you look beautiful!
    Happy Weekend,
    xo Cara

  • OMG!!! you loook fantastic!! sooo happy I found your bloggy! The red bow is totally the perrrfect touch! And love the army jacket with it! So hot!
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  • I love this outfit!! And I want that red bow! And I want some of that rain. Please and thank you.

  • Ly

    I love the red bow with this outfit. It's such a pop of color and pulls the whole outfit together. It's been raining now stop here in the Midwest so outdoor pictures has been non-existent.


  • You look so beautiful…I love this outfit and i love this dress and the jacket looks so nice:):)

  • I love the jacket and the dress together!

  • this is so cute!!!! love the bandana tie! and its been pretty damn cold here too!!!


  • Great outfit, jacket is fantastic!

  • love everything about this look…


  • great outfit. I love your wedges.

  • Such a pretty dress and I love how you styled it with the wedges and the army green jacket. And perfect red lips! I've also read that book, but it was back in high school and anything I was forced to read back then I hated for one reason or another. I bet if I read it again, I'd take a few things away from it.

  • WOW!
    Awesome Outfit!

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  • fantastic look ^^

  • I really love the bag, and your makeup is beautiful!

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  • Hi! I'm your newest follower! 🙂 I LOVE this outfit! I really love the sparkly bag mixed with the casual jacket and the bow just finishes it off! Love Louise <3 xxxx

  • Pretty combo, lovely bag and adorable bow detail!:)

  • very cute this dress .

  • That jacket is just great. And once again, perfect styling.

    Happy Fall, Steffy. And have a wonderful weekend!

  • I haven't heard of the book, but I will look at it, I think I'll like it too!
    Love the dress and bow!

  • Gorgeous outfit and your make up looks really lovely! X

  • Oh u look lovely!

  • such a cute outfit on you! your hair looks extra pretty, too!


  • I think this is my favorite look I've ever seen on you! It's the perfect blend of casual and dressy, and the colors are fantastic. love it!

  • you look so good girl!! Loving the dress, the shoes, the lipstick, and with that green trench, super cool! would never have paired it that way, but it looks awesome, need to try that!! If only it were warmer here!

  • I'm so glad fall is finally here! I'm loving the cool temperatures.
    That green jacket looks great with your dress. Everything is very cute!

  • i like the way your rainy day photos. sweet pops of red. our temperatures dropped in texas, that we turned on our heater this week.

  • love the wedges and military inspired jacket!! so cute, as always
    love kat

  • This weather we're having in Florida is so nice!!!! I almost wore socks and shoes today, but kept on my flip flops.

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  • i seriously love all your posts. they are the sweetest and always put a smile on my face.
    you are so beautiful.
    and I love this look on you!!!
    I'm going to look into that book…you do make it sound very good.
    Happy Weekend

    kait xo

  • this outfit is darling!

  • Oh I love this one. Those shoes are fabulous on you. And I love that dress with that jacket. Perfect!

  • you look so pretty! we love your outfit so much!

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  • nice outfit 🙂

  • Beautiful outfit !
    I love the dress and the jacket !

  • darling you have such a great sense for fashion!! loving this outfit! especially your red bow:))

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  • The red bow is the perfect accent to your outfit, and you look great! Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo, Veena


  • I wish I could look as lush as you with subtle makeup. x hivenn

  • I love the whole outfit 😉



  • This is my favorite outfit thus far! You look quite gorgeous, my dear! 🙂

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  • Steffy, you can do no wrong your outfits are always exquisite. I LOVE that you paired that military-esque jacket with that dress, SO pretty! Happy weekend hun. xo veronika

  • gorgeous, love the detail of the little red bow! xoxo

  • I love this look so much, you look great!!!


  • I would love to read that book! Sounds like a good one. You look adorable!

  • very cute outfit
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  • so cute! pretty much love the red and the green. and your hair is amazing.

  • Cute wedge. Love the red accents

  • Love the cardi worn over the dress

  • This is definitely one of my favorite outfits of yours! You look absolutely adorable. I love these pictures Steffy! 😀

  • I love the look and the shoes give it another layer of fab.

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  • I adore this outfit so so sosososososososososos much Steffy!!!! that bow really brings it!

    and I haven't read that book yet, but I really should.


  • You look so lovely! I like grainy pictures, for some reason. xx

  • I love this combonation of grey and dark green. And a cute touch of red as well! Happy autumn! 😉

  • BB

    Super wedges 😉


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  • Kim

    Love that red bow in combination with your parka, cute 🙂


  • I like this outfit. Very interesting color combination.

  • Hi there, just randomly stumbled upon you for the first time and am utterly infatuated 😉 I love how you're wearing most of the stuff that end up in your shop eventually, great styling tips! Wish you alll the best!

  • E

    I love the red touches against the military green!

  • Love the utilty jacket! So glad this rain is past us.

  • love this blog
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  • Very cute. Love the layering and your tote bag.


  • I love how you tied a bow around your neck. Its such a great detail and so easy


  • your hair is getting longer! you look so cute 🙂 be careful with those shoes on a rainy day! love the military jacket!!!


  • Love the outfit! Relaxed and chic. 🙂


  • I love the little red tie…it adds a nice pop!

    P.S. Thanks for the comment!