Outfit | Silky Pants and Cropped Tee

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What can I say, I’ve been having a moment with statement pants lately! Plus, they kind of match the freshly fallen leaves, right? Who else is excited for the beginnings of that crispness, those changes in hues, that little edge in the air?

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Art Meets Apartment | Neo-Impressionism + A Dreamy Bedroom

Art Meets Apartment Neo Impressionism

Six months later and I finally get back around to another Art Meets Apartment post. The timing couldn’t be more perfect though — I’m finally getting into the fun part of being in a new (larger) apartment — the details. I’ve actually already added this amazingly soft organic cotton duvet cover and a pair of these sleek geometric lamps to my bedroom, and I’m thinking these polka dot sheets need to play back up to the other set I ordered to match the duvet. Now to get into the nitty-gritty though.

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Outfit | The Sequined Pants

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I kid you not, I’ve been saying I’ll buy a pair of sequined pants for New Years Eve every year for the past three years. But I kept talking myself out it. Until these pants.

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Outfit | Back to School

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I’m not even sorry that I’m rocking a backpack for today’s post. After a few weeks’ worth of slugging my oversized tote, complete with laptop, DSLR, notepads, various chargers, snacks… I could go on — I knew I had to make an upgrade. After scouring the Internet for just the perfect pack, I got a much-needed recommendation from a friend to check out Stone + Cloth. Name not ringing a bell? This seriously awesome company operates similarly to TOMS, in that each purchase made results in direct benefits for an awesome organization.

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Three Quarters | 26 Before 26

26 Before 26 Checkin Image

Hard to believe we’re three quarters of the way there! You might remember the little challenge I have going with myself, and now that I’m well past six months in, I thought it was about time for another check in!

So here we go!

{image via The House That Lars Built}

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Outfit | Professional(ish)

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This right here — this is about as professional attire as I get around here.

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Recipe | Chip-Encrusted Halibut and An Ice Cream Sundae

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So I already shouted from the rooftops about how tasty and wholesome Food Should Taste Good chips are — but I thought I’d take the chance to get a little inventive with ‘em this time around. Let’s take a page out of the fish-and-chips book, shall we? Fresh halibut, lightly crushed olive chips, briny olives, crisp fennel… just a few of the things making this simpler-than-you-think dinner into something great.

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Outfit | Sole Society Fringe Booties

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It’s the most wonderful time of year! Boot season is upon us, people. Sure, it’s still a tad early, but that’s what booties are for. And these gorgeous ones from Sole Society are fitting the bill quite nicely — so when Julie Leah reached out to me about partnering with her and the lovely Lacey of A Glimpse of Glitter to showcase these fringed Kemi Sole Society booties, I was immediately on board.

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Outfit | Back in Black

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What can I say, I’m a complete sucker for an all-black outfit the second fall weather starts knocking. This Free People moto vest added the perfect bit of edge to a simple date-night look over the weekend — let a girl pretend she’d kinda badass every once in a while, won’t you?

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Top Instagram Accounts to Follow for #NYFW

Instagram Accounts to Follow for NYFW

It’s hard to believe that this time last year, I was enjoying the privilege (seriously, it was an incredible privilege largely due to the generosity of friend and incredible designer Sarah Flint) of attending New York Fashion Week. I can’t believe it has been a year! I also can’t believe I’m not going to be able to attend this season. Let’s be real though, between the move and the new(ish) job, it just wasn’t going to happen. But that doesn’t mean I won’t be drooling into my phone while scouring Instagram for gorgeous photos over the next few days.

Sure, What Dress Code? isn’t really about couture or high-end lines or price points, but it is still about a genuine love for clothes (just mixed in with a genuine love for food, drink, art, and oh yeah, more food). And even though I won’t be there in person this season, a girl can daydream, right?

So here we go, my top Instagram account recommendations for the whirlwind that is Mercedes Benz Fashion Week — broken down to make it even easier for you. This is by no means a catch-all, but it’s a good start!

{First Row / DC Bloggers: District Sparkle | The Fashionably Broke}

{Second Row / NYC Bloggers: Bows & Sequins | Corals + Cognacs | Stripes & Sequins}

{Third Row / Street Style Faves: Late Afternoon | We Wore What | Damsel in Dior}

{Fourth Row / News & Behind the Scenes: Glam | The Style Line | Style.com}

{Fifth Row / Brands: Anthom | Kate Spade | Zimmerman}

Like I said, this is by no means a full list — SO many wonderful bloggers, brands, editors, magazines, to follow — but this post from StyleList had me thinking today and I knew I had to try to narrow it down at least a little!

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