5 Fall Trends for your Wardrobe

  1. Fall Plaid

    This season you are definitely going to want a neutral plaid to wear. You can add this into your wardrobe with a blazer, sweater, pants, or even a scarf! I have linked my favorite plaid looks for Fall below!

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2. Leather.. trust me!

Leather is always a great staple piece for any wardrobe! You can never go wrong with a leather jacket, but this season you may want to switch it up! If you are ready to try something new with your wardrobe try a pair of leather pants or leather boots! My favorite affordable leather picks are linked below!

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3. Jewel Tones

There is nothing better than warm Fall colors. Okay maybe this season there is…JEWEL TONES! My new personal favorite color is midnight blue. Below I have posted the best jewel tone palette to try as well as a few clothing items to spice up your Fall color palette!

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4. The Perfect Print

My favorite print this season is cheetah! This print adds the perfect touch to any outfit! Check out the Target slip dress for only $17.99! I’ve rounded up pieces that are great for work, date night, or the pumpkin patch! :-)

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5. Staple Accessories

Fall accessories help spice up your wardrobe and I have a few must haves you will need this season! I incorporated a few trendy pieces like a chunky belt and snakeskin heel! If you enjoy more of a classic wardrobe try out the camel poncho or the saddle bag for only $48!!

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New York vs. Los Angeles

Happy Friday!! I know, I know it has been a hot minute since I have written a blog post! Don’t worry I haven’t forgotten about b.e. good, sometimes life just happens to us all! But here I am and I am SO excited to finally share a few fun things I have done the past few months! You may be wondering, what does New York vs. Los Angeles mean? Today, I will share with you the incredible trip I took to New York and most recently, Los Angeles! There is so much to tell, but I’ll try to make it short and sweet! Aaaand yes I definitely have a favorite city, but I won’t tell you until the end ;-)

NEW YORK

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This past May, my mom and I took the trip of my dream since I’ve been a little girl!

Each day we experienced some of the best New York moments. In order to keep this short and sweet I’ll just give you a gist of the amazing time we had.

To put it simply my mom and I did just about everything we could!! Together we wandered around Central Park, visited the Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial, experienced the Good Morning America audience with Michael Strahan and Robin Roberts (OMG!!! This was so cool), and sipped tea at The Plaza, to have seen Wicked on Broadway, visited the Top of the Rock, and just breathed in Times Square every second we could.

Whew are you out of breath because I am! To see some of our amazing experiences, click through the photo gallery! :-)

LOS ANGELES

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Most recently, I flew to Los Angeles as a surprise birthday trip to see The Ellen Show!!!! My sophomore year in high school, my mom and I went during Spring Break. The minute we were back in Hollywood it seemed as if no time had passed at all. Everything looked and smelled the same, the stores were exactly as they had been before. We even were checked in by the same kind lady from our trip before! Sunday was a day to re-explore the fun city of Los Angeles! Of course, we visited Rodeo Drive and ate at an amazing Italian restaurant, II Piccolo Verde. Monday we enjoyed touring the Warner Bros. Studio! My favorite part was visiting “Stars Hollow” and seeing Miss Pattie’s dance studio and Luke’s Diner!! If you know my mom and I, you know how much we LOVE Gilmore Girls #LorelaiandRory. Also, the Friends set and memorabilia was SO awesome to see in real life! After our tour, it was time for Ellen!!!! As I’m typing I still feel my excitement from this show! Because my mom and I were “energetic audience members” we got to sit in the front row!! Ellen’s DJ, Twitch hyped the audience members up with fun songs and dance moves, then BAM Ellen comes out!!! She begins the show and talks with Simon Cowell, Olivia Wilde, and the sweetest little boy from Taiwan. Just as she is on television, Ellen is such a positive, kind and HILARIOUS woman. I am dying to go back to another one of her shows already!

Although I REALLY enjoyed both trips, it’s safe to say my absolute favorite is New York City. I would go back in a second. I loved everything about that city from just the way I felt when I was there to all of the opportunities that can come from just one city!

My mom and I always have the best times on our trips, and I can’t wait for more to come!!

With love,

b.e. good

Valentine's Day

Happy Love Day! <3

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Valentine's Day is one of my favorite days of the year! It is a day to show love, feel love, and be love!  Today, shower your friends, family, your special someone, and yourself with every ounce of warmth and love!

Whether you will be staying cozy all day or out spending the day with a loved one I have rounded up some of my favorite outfits to spend Valentine's Day in! 

P.S. Check out my Instagram page: @b.e.good for a special Valentine's Giveaway from Natural Life!

Look #1

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You can never go wrong with a cheerful pop of red on Valentine's Day! This outfit is just what you need for a casual date with your Valentine. 

Special Shoutout for the beautiful "Red Unique" Roses from Salama Greenhouse! From Vegetables to Flowers they have nothing but the best right in Boone, Iowa!

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Red Ruffle Top

Dark Washed Jeans

Red Pumps

Black Heart Purse

 

Look #2

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I love this pretty in pink, feminine look! My top is actually a dress, but I paired it with white jeans for a fun contrast! Let's be honest, in the Winter my skin is as pale as the dress is!!  While I normally don't wear pumps in my everyday wardrobe, I can never pass up a deal on shoes at TjMaxx!  (Also my shoes are covered in snow...perks of living in the Midwest! ;-)!)

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Dress- sorry this is not for sale anymore! 

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Shoes 

 

 

 

 

 

Look 3

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For my last look, it is all about pampering yourself for your Valentine's day! This is probably how you will see me spend my Valentine's Day! ;-)

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This cozy robe was given to me by my mom before I moved back into my second year of college! Now you will love to hear where she got it!!! LOL This heart filled bathrobe is from Walmart! Honestly, some of my favorite lounge wear I have spontaneously purchased at my local Walmart! My favorite pair of sweatpants are only $5 from Walmart and you bet I have them in every color!!

Again don't forget to check out my Instagram page: @b.e.good for a special Valentine's Giveaway from Natural Life!

Sending you all of my love today,

b.e. good

 

Live Happy with Natural Life

Happy Monday Friends! 

I am very excited to share this blog with you all!!  I have received my first brand collaboration with Natural Life! Natural Life is a brand near and dear to my heart, not only for their products, but for the positive message they spread everyday!

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 I first became introduced to Natural Life when my Aunt Jeanette from Texas sent me a birthday gift(she always sends the best gifts!!)! The gift included Natural Life's recycled Happy Bag, a small prayer box, as well as my favorite coffee cup to this day that says "Life is Crazy Good".  Every time I receive a new happy bag or coffee cup from Natural Life it instantly becomes my favorite!! :-) Natural Life not only creates products that make you feel good, but they stand for a good message.

A few things Natural Life believes in:

It's the little things that mean the most

Kindness really does matter

You should ALWAYS  be yourself

Do what you love

 

Scroll to see the amazing free-spirited clothes I just received from them!

 

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A message we all should strive for everyday...Live Happy. This long sleeve shirt is so easy to wear for a casual look! You can dress it up with jeans and brown boots, or lounge around the house in leggings! I am wearing a size medium for a more loose look!

Get yours here!

 

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Looking for pieces to transition between winter/spring, this Kimono is perfect! I paired this with a long sleeve and lighter washed jeans. In the spring/summer this Kimono would be perfect to wear with a maxi dress! The taupe color is easy to match with just about any color you may have! I love how versatile it is for anyone and everyone! Another bonus, it's a one-size fits all!

 

 

 

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I LOVE this boho shirt! The flowy top is great to dress up with light jeans, or even a colored maroon jean! I typically like looser fitting tops, and this will easily be one of my favorites! Embroidered detail is one of my favorite trends, and LOVE that keyhole back! 

Get yours here!

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Can a girl ever have too many bags?! These bright colors along with the adorable message are bound to make you smile! I like to put my go to beauty products and keep this pouch in my purse! It's the perfect size to keep everything organized!

Get yours here!

Not only do they have amazing gift items, but they have the most beautiful clothes!

You can check out Natural Life online, or see them in boutiques such as Francesca's and Altar'd State!  (my favorite store!!)

With love,

b.e. good

 

National Bridal Market in Chicago

What a month it has been! September has been one crazy, but exciting month. As many of you know I have worked for a bridal store, Modern Dress in my hometown for almost three years now. This past weekend I was lucky enough to travel to Chicago to attend Bridal Market. This trip was such a wonderful learning experience and definitely was the perfect reassurance of my passion for fashion!

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 A Night Out In Chicago

Saturday night was a fun night for us girls! We were able to go to dinner and experience a little of Chicago! For dinner we went to the cutest nautical themed restaurant called the Hampton Social!  

After enjoying dinner, we traveled to Restoration Hardware. I was immediately in heaven when entering Restoration Hardware! How fun to enjoy the atmosphere and people while going while moving from floor to floor admiring the design of each room!

To end the night we went to the Drake Hotel! This hotel has carried rich history in the city of Chicago. For over 80 years! The Drake Hotel has been described as a symbol of white glove elegance. The hotel has accommodated guests from Queen Elizabeth to Elizabeth Taylor. You could just feel the history as soon as you entered the grand hotel!

 

Market Day 1:

Rise and shine!

8 AM we were ready to go and enjoying breakfast at the Merchandise Mart. The Merchandise Mart is the second largest building in the world with 4,000,000 square feet in floor space. As we entered the 7th floor, I was overwhelmed with how many booths filled the room!

We first went to Mori Lee to enjoy a runway show and choose dresses from the Spring 2018 Collection! After the bridal show, we hand picked prom dresses! While picking out these dresses, you can quickly see what the trends will be this upcoming season!

After Mori Lee, we visited many other designers we carry at Modern Dress including, Badgley Mischka, Maggie Sottero, and Casablanca! The day was long, but the greatest hands on experience I could ever imagine!

 

 

Market Day 2:

Our second and final day began with Jasmine Bridal. After a little breakfast at Jasmine we quickly went to work to pick out Spring bridesmaids dresses!

After bridesmaids, we had to do a bit more prom shopping!  For prom we visited Faviana. Howard from Faviana showcased these beautiful prom dresses which made the experience even more entertaining! Day 2 came to an end and it was back to our little store in Iowa.

 

 

 

 I can't be thankful enough for this opportunity! I can't wait to go again!!

With love,

b.e. good

 


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A Week With My Wardrobe: College Edition

School is officially in session!

As I am slowly falling back into a routine, so are my outfits! I would describe my college style to be more casual and easy going. Always on the go from class to class, I make sure comfort is my number one priority. 

My schedule this semester is a little odd compared to most. I don't have class on Monday, Wednesday, or Fridays. On my days off I enjoy studying at coffee shops, as well as working at Modern Dress! Unfortunately that means Tuesdays and Thursdays I am on the go from 8am-5pm.

The outfits I chose to show are some of my favorite basic pieces I have in my closet. I also included what I like to wear when I am off for class and working! 

 

Monday

For my Monday outfit, I chose a black high-low maxi skirt paired with a fun grey tank top! This outfit is so easy to dress up with jewelry, or a fun shoe!

On Monday's I usually like to find a study spot outside on campus! :-)

Grey Tank: Forever 21

Black Maxi: TjMaxx

 

Tuesday

If I were to choose an outfit that best fits me (and could honestly wear everyday of my life) it would be this one.

I love this simple outfit for so many reasons. First, I love mixing black and brown together in my outfits. The brown just pops so well with the black tank. Secondly, if you know me, you know I always always always am wearing hats. They just complete almost every casual outfit for me. Lastly, this outfit is so moveable with the wide legged jeans! LOVE!

Blank Tank: Rue 21

Belt: American Eagle

Jeans: Target

Shoes: Target

Purse: Made Well

Hat: .... (stole from my mama)

 

Wednesday

Wednesday is here, which means work day!

This is the perfect break in my week to get my mind off of class and onto work! Every Wednesday I drive back to my hometown of Boone to work at a bridal store, Modern Dress. This job has been the best learning opportunity for me when it comes to fashion, business, and people skills! For this outfit I paired our new logo t-shirts with a delicate tulle skirt! 

Shirt: Modern Dress

Skirt: Francesca's

 

Thursday

Back to class for my Thursday outfit! 

Can you sense the pattern that I have an obsession with black!!!

I would say 70% of my closet is black, white or grey. Black is just so easy to throw on and pair with anything!  I love this form fitting workout outfit, because it is so easy to run around campus. And why wouldn't I put a hat with it??

P.S. thanks grandma for my new running shoes ;-)

Tank: Old Navy

Jacket: Maurices

Pants: Lulu Lemon

Shoes: Nike

Hat: Chi Omega

 

Friday

Friday! Let's get ready for the weekend!

My favorite color lately has been olive. I think this is the perfect color to transition from Summer to Fall. Especially with changing weather, I always like to keep my outfits lightweight. 

Sweatshirt: Gap

Jeans: Express

Shoes: Journeys 

 

I can easily say it feels so good to be back at college surrounded with all of my friends and back to learning lots of new things!

Hope you enjoyed a peek into what I wear in my week! :-)

With love,

b.e. good

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A Week With My Wardrobe

From lake life, to city life, to family time on Sunday it has been a fun-filled week!

For my first post I wanted to share a week in my summer wardrobe! I started this week in Clear Lake, Iowa visiting one of my best friend's, Kate! There is no better place to spend the Fourth of July week than by the water.

After a relaxing week by the lake, we headed up North to visit my Minnesota bestie Alicia! Minneapolis is the perfect place to shop, unwind, and find the cutest places to lunch with my girls.  This past Saturday we spent the day in Uptown eating lunch on the rooftop at Stella's, spending way too much money on clothes, and ending with dinner on a ferris wheel at Betty Danger's. 

As sad as I was to leave my friends, I couldn't wait to spend time with my family.  I was honored to be chosen as my cousin Andrew's Godmother for his Baptism!

Nothing fills my heart with more joy than spending time with my family and friends. 

With love,

b.e. good

{Scroll to see my wardrobe of the week!}

 

Whether it's a bikini or a one piece red, white, and blue is a must for the Fourth of July! My bikini is from Target, which is my favorite place to get affordable swimsuits that I can mix and match! Kate's one piece is from a unique website call zaful.com. This website has really different pieces of clothing, swimsuits, and shoes for super affordable!

Bikini: Target

One Piece: Zaful

Earth tones are always my go to when picking out an outfit. I could wear black everyday of my life! These pants have been my absolute favorite this summer and they are from Salvation Army!

Tank: Old Navy

Pants/Belt: Salvation Army

Wedges: Gap

I LOVE one piece swimsuits. You can't go wrong with any type of one piece swimsuit. The off the shoulder makes this a stylish suit to wear to the beach!

Swimsuit: Tjmaxx

Sunglasses: Target

I could spend my whole summer in denim shorts and a simple shirt. I especially love this look because each piece is from Salvation Army! 

*Tip* If you have a hard time finding shorts that are too tight or just aren't quite long enough, cut off a pair of jeans and make your own! Every pair of denim shorts I own I have distressed and made myself! 

I love the darker tones of this dress! This dress is perfect if you are going for a boho look. The long-bell sleeves are so cute and stylish for a summer dress! 

Dress: Target {I got this on clearance, but click the link for a similar style!}

This multi colored grey dress {which is from my favorite store!} was so comfortable and perfect to pair with white heels. The transitional patterns from top to bottom made it an eye catcher.

Dress: Altar'd State {unfortunately the dress is no longer available}

Heels: Target