Olive Green Sweater for Fall

Olive Green Sweater for Fall

TGIF everyone! If you follow me on Snapchat (@onepotslop) you saw earlier this week I wore this outfit to work and I have been in love with this olive green sweater for fall!

I love this for a transitional sweater because it’s boxy and cozy for cool mornings but the cold shoulder helps you from over heating when it heats up in the afternoon. I also love the lace up detail which has carried over from Spring & Summer. I kept the rest simple with white skinnies, gold hoops, and my B.P. Trolley booties that were a part of Wednesday’s fall boot guide.

If you’ve been reading along you know I’m super excited for fall and winter this year. I don’t know what it is but pumpkins, spicy fall candles, hot chocolate, cool temps, and cozy outfits are seriously speaking to me haha! I can’t wait to share some other fall transition looks and layering!

Now I have to share a funny story. So as most of you know (or 100%) it’s football season again. Jesse loves football, specifically the 49ers, and my Sundays are football from 10am till 9pm… a couple weeks ago they were playing a late game on a Monday night and Jesse was actually going to be home to watch it (I won’t even begin to describe his enthusiasm).

So we are watching the game and about the second quarter he says, “I was going to get you flowers but there was traffic and I wouldn’t have made the game.” I love flowers… and was immediately in that state of shock where you are also laughing at the hilarity of the situation as well. That hilarious little exchange went up on Facebook where his sister immediately comment that he “take care of his woman” which only made it more hilarious.

But before you feel sorry for my poor, pathetic, flowerless self (if that was ever a thought in your head lol) he came home 2 nights later, late, and toting a beautiful bouquet just for me. I think I’ll keep him.

So now a couple of questions: Do you love this sweater or what?! Do you watch football? And if so what team do you root for? Have a fantastic weekend!!

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Photos: Ashley Cuddeford

Sweater: Express, Skinnies: Express, Hoops: Express, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (this sandstone color is in stock in the satchel), Booties: Nordstrom

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Fall Boot Guide

Fall boot guide 2016 OPS

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 (out of stock now =( see below!)

Today is boot guide day! I love boots, ankle boots, OTK boots, lace up booties, I love them all and now that we are into Fall we can start wearing them on the daily again.

I have #5 in black and this years version the “Gleemer” in taupe (which are identical except the Gleemer laces up the back and the Gorgeous just ties at the top). If you want a pair of OTK boots I can’t recommend Steve Madden enough. His boots are super comfortable, true to size, and I wore my black pair last year all. the. time. The taupe pair I got this year is turning into an obvious favorite which also explains why they are sold out BUT the taupe pair I linked here are still available!

The other pair I own is the B.P. Trolley booties, or #7, in the grey leather color. They say grey but they are really an ombre taupie grey that go with anything. They are so beautiful and super comfortable. I honestly wear them 4 times a week! They also come in 5 other colors.

I know #4 is not a pair of boots but these Adidas are so popular this Fall I had to include them! Other than these I am dying for ankle booties #1 and #2. Both are from Sole Society and they are so versatile I think I would wear them every weekend. They also both come in several gorgeous colors including a gorgeous navy and wine color!

This is what I hate about boot season though, they always sell out so fast! #8 is already out of stock but I found this similar pair by Lucky brand that are under $140 and this pair by Steve Madden for under $130!

Did you find this guide helpful? Let me know in the comments what you like to wear and what boots you purchased this season. I hope you have a great week and thanks for reading!!

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Wardrobe Essentials: Casual vs Professional

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If you look up “wardrobe essentials” in your computer, a lot of videos and posts will come up that have all kinds of things in them that, frankly, are not essential.

To me, essential are the things you wear multiple times a week and literally would not know how to dress if you didn’t have them. I broke down above my essentials for people who can dress more casual at their job and those who need to dress more professional. There are some similar items and most are just variations of each other but these are what is essential to me.

A LBD is an essential item on everyone’s list regardless of your lifestyle or personal style preferences, it just seems to fit across the board. I love this transitional shift style dress and this fitted turtleneck style for office, date, and day to night looks. They are also both under $40!!

If you work in an office that dresses a bit more professionally, a blazer is key. I love a more relaxed cut blazer because then you can wear it over your white tee and dark wash jeans for a chic weekend look! You can also opt for a blazer in a pop of color to combat the mundane black and grey and keep your look more fun for a more creative office environment.

Also, for the professional girl a white blouse is invaluable. I can’t even tell you how versatile a good white blouse is and this one is my favorite. It’s also BOGO 50% off! If you want something with a bit of flare, this blouse has a tie detail at the neck I’m loving. This detail is also popular this season and I think it’s just so pretty and feminine.

Next up is ankle booties. These are super popular this year (and every year if we’re being honest) and are perfect for transitional months like Spring and Fall. I love these black ones with the lace up detail and these slouchy peep toe ones that come in a gorgeous grey or tan color, decisions, decisions…

If you are not a heels girl a pair of black flats becomes your essential go-to. I got a pair of Coach flats this year that I am in love with. They are so comfortable and I think investing in a good pair of black flats is well worth it because not only will you wear them all. the. time. but you should invest in shoes that are more comfortable for your feet! No one loves blisters! These Coach flats are similar to the ones I have and if you love a pointy toe flat these studded ones by Ivanka Trump are under $75!

Other basic essentials include a white tee, nude bra and of course, dark wash denim. I love a good skinny jean but if you’re more comfortable in a straight leg or boot cut style opt for what makes you feel best just get it in a darker wash.

Those are my “essentials” because I think they are items that every girl either has or needs to make getting ready easy for work or going out. So what are your essentials? Did I include things you wouldn’t consider essential? Or did I leave out something that definitely is? I’d love to hear what your go-to items are so comment below!

If you want to know what I’m up to in my day-to-day life follow me on Snapchat @onepotslop. I always love watching my favorite bloggers in spontaneous videos and getting to know their personality better so I hope you see you all there! Have a great weekend!

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A Different Take on Jeans and a T-Shirt

Grey Sweater & Flares One Pot Slop

First of all I want to just share that this marks my 100th post on One Pot Slop… I had no idea and I just think that is the most amazing thing! Not only does time fly but I’ve cultivated content for you guys 100 times now and I just think that is the coolest thing! 

Anyway, mini party over, I wanted to share this look for all you casual girls who love your t-shirts and jeans. This is basically the same thing only you reach for a pair of dark wash flares, a super soft long sleeve sweater, and then add your favorite booties, or lace up sandals as I did here, and you’re set! Flares vs boot cut, long sleeve sweater vs tshirt, and ankle boots (or lace ups) vs converse, it’s just a few little adjustments to elevate your overall look.

It’s still the standard uniform and just as comfy but it looks more put together and of course it’s perfect for transitioning into fall and winter.

I actually took these photos last year and it’s a funny story… I’m actually shocked I found them because I thought they had been accidentally deleted which of course made me oh so happy… not.

I was looking at them on Jesse’s Mac and since I’m used to PC I had to upload them into the computer to view them vs just looking at them on the SD card. So I did and after, I wanted to delete them off of Jesse’s work computer so he didn’t open it up and see 50 pics of me working it in an outfit shoot (#embarrassing lol) Then when I checked to make sure they were still on the SD card, it said the SD card was empty… cue psycho music cause my brain had a mini melt down.

Then as I was looking at the pics from last weeks post I found these on the same card and I was so relieved! Although I had already re-shot at this location, so this is a repeat with the background, and they are old photos by now, I think the look is still relevant and most of us like a casual look that you can put together in 2 seconds flat.

So how about you? Have you had any technology disasters or deleted something important? I want to hear your stories in the comments so I feel better about it when it happens to me! lol

Thanks so much for reading!!

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Denim: Express, Sweater: Express, Shoes: BCBGeneration, Bag: Fossil (love this one by B.P. under $50!), Earrings: Lulu’s

Photos: Paige Griffin

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10 Tips For Cleaning Out Your Closet

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Fall *official* is in less than 2 weeks! I swear this year has flown by so fast! I wanted to share some tips to clean out your closets because you really should do this twice a year, once for Spring/Summer and once for Fall/Winter. I also think the clean out for fall is more important because cold weather clothing takes up twice as much room in our closets and we need to make effective use of the space. So here are my 10 tips for cleaning out your closet efficiently and without all the stress!

1- Play music so you get in a groove and a positive, energized mind set!

2- Separate your clothing/bags/shoes/accessories into 3 piles: keep, donate, and toss, and always have a donate and toss bag to put those items in directly, this way you won’t keep looking at an item you nixed and give it time to wear down your resolve.

3- Always have a donate bag to toss things into when the mood strikes you and not just when it’s time to clean your whole closet.

4- Ask yourself these questions if you get stuck on a “yes” or “no” item and if you answer “No” to any of these or “Yes” to the last question, it goes in the toss or donate pile.

  1. Does it fit me well?
  2. Do  I love it? (we’re talkin love people not like)
  3. Can I remember the last time I wore it?
  4. Did I even remember I had this?
  5. Do I feel comfortable wearing it?
  6. If I was shopping would I buy this now?
  7. Is it stained or damaged?

If I know I should probably get rid of something but I’m stuck about it, I just remind myself that I won’t remember it when it’s gone and there are so so so many other clothing items out there I will fall in love with in the future. These aren’t life and death decisions.

5- Use the backward hanger strategy. Everyone has probably heard of this one and it actually does work. You put all the clothes your hang in your closet backwards so the open end of the hanger faces you. As you wear the items you put them in normally so you can easily see what you have worn and what you haven’t.

You end up seeing what you wear the most often and you get to see what items you don’t wear as the months go on which will make donating them much easier. Why hoard it and let it take up valuable rel estate when someone out there is waiting for it? I recommend doing this strategy for a year vs 6 months as some suggest because then you can make it through every season and see how functional some of your pieces are.

6- Get matching hangers. This sounds frivolous but it’s actually a great tip I employed when I moved a few months ago and also started doing the backwards hanger strategy. I recommend getting uniform hangers of a light color that are velvet or some other “grabby” material (let’s just make “grabby” a word, ok?). I use these hangers and I am so glad I switched to them from the standard plastic ones we all have.

These hangers come in lots of colors but I got the cream color and it really made my closet lighter and appear to have more space. They are also thinner than the plastic ones so they take up less space. This way you can either fit more into your closet or give your clothes more room to breathe!

The other thing I love about them is the material, and this is why my boss was raving about them and finally got me to change over, which grabs onto your clothes so they don’t slip off without leaving marks like the dips in the plastic ones. How many of you have those thin cotton tees that wrinkle and dent if you look at them? You need these hangers.

7- Fold loose knits and heavy sweaters that could loose their shape on a hanger. I have 2 of those rolling storage tubs that fit under your bed for my sweaters. I hate pulling on a sweater for the first time and having weird shoulder dents from the hangers. #nothankyou

8- Display your bags and shoes. For me, I have to do this. I hang 90% of my clothes and have my shoes and designer bags displayed on shelves so I can see them. Out of site out of mind is a defining phrase for me. If I don’t see it, I don’t wear it, so put it on display! This way you can also see what is lacking in your wardrobe and shop accordingly!

9- Get drawer organizers. This is the simplest and best advise for a lot of people who throw vs roll and fold. Drawer organizers are great for undies, socks, scarves, sunglasses, tanks, and whatever else you keep in a dresser. Again, out of sight, out of mind, so if it’s a rumbled up mess chances are you not only won’t wear what made it’s way to the back of the drawer, but you also won’t remember it’s even in there. I like this set for organizing small items in your dresser.

10- Use closet doors for storage. Raise your hand if you look at closet porn on Pinterest but have a closet that opens with sliding or folding doors? If you don’t have a huge walk in you want to take advantage of all the cranny’s and the nooks so everything has a place and it doesn’t look like a bomb went off.

Door storage is a great way to get organized when you’re hanging and drawer space is full. If you don’t have room for a shoe shelf this hanging shoe rack would be a great way to display your shoes without them being all over the floor. I also love this one for scarves and belts!

So that’s it! I actually LOVE cleaning out my closet and since I blog I’m a lot more aware of what I have in there and what needs to make room for new items. These are the tricks I use to keep my closet from bursting at the seems. If you try any of these please let me know in the comments! I would love to hear your stories and what works for you.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read One Pot Slop!! Have a great weekend!

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