Fall & Winter Lookbook ft. The Yellow Button

Hey everyone and thanks for visiting Allison in Wonderland!  Today, I’m excited to share my first lookbook-style post and it’s going to be all about fall and winter fashion!  To bring you today’s post, I’m collaborating with a shop located right here in Harrisonburg, Virginia called The Yellow Button!  The Yellow Button is an adorable clothing shop located in downtown Harrisonburg.  Miranda, the owner, has created such a wonderful company and it’s always so exciting to see what new items she’s gotten in store!  All the clothing items seen below can be found at The Yellow Button, so if you see something you like, you might have to stop by!

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The first outfit I’m going to share is such a statement outfit!  It’s absolutely perfect for the fall/winter transition weeks we’re going through right now and it was surprisingly easy to pull it all together.  The gray, ribbed long sleeve shirt, printed cape/sweater, and dark gray hat I’m wearing are all by Michael Stars.  I’d never heard of this brand before doing this shoot, but now I’m completely obsessed.  The clothing kept me so warm and it was super comfy and soft as well!

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The next outfit is one of my favorite types of outfits for the fall season.  Scarves and hats add so much to your look, I can’t help but be in love with them!  Starting off, my gray sweater is by French Connection.  You can’t really tell in the photos, but it has slits going up the sides, which are super convenient to be able to show off cute, high waisted pants you might have on!  I’m not sure what brand the printed scarf is, but I LOVE it.  It’s so, so soft and perfect for tying an outfit together, especially when you’re wearing a hat.  The hat I’m wearing is by Lucky Brand and, don’t get me wrong, I’m obsessed with big floppy hats, but it was nice that this one was a bit smaller and didn’t get in the way!  Lastly, the bag I’m carrying is by the brand Fashionable and it’s called the Tirhas Saddlebag.  It’s so slim and sleek but you can still fit all your necessities in there!  Definitely one of my favorite purses of the moment!

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This next outfit really caught my attention because it brings a little color back into your wardrobe!  If you’re anything like me, when we start getting into the colder weather, your clothing choices get darker and darker, so with these options, you can easily change that.  This turtle-neck sweater is from BillaBong and the bag is from Nena + Co.!  When we were taking these photos, it was about 35 degrees outside and this sweater kept me so warm!  It’s pretty chunky but it doesn’t swallow you up, which is the best of both worlds!  This incredible bag has also been something I’ve been obsessed with ever since I saw it.  It’s SO big so it can carry a ton and it’s also a statement piece to help spice up your outfit!

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This next outfit is a classic in my book.  It’s perfect for errand day, lunch out with friends, a picnic at the park, anything!  The maxi-dress is from En Creme and it has the best fit.  It’s tighter at the top but transitions to being loose very nicely and the print is so eye-catching!  The hat I’m wearing is from BillaBong and it’s goes perfectly with the jean jacket/maxi-dress combination.  With it being a lighter color, it helps the other pieces stand out even more.  I love the effortless vibe this look gives!

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This last outfit is my absolute favorite of all the ones shown in this post!  It’s just so cute (and not to mention cozy)!  To start off, the shirt I’m wearing is from Free People.  What I love about this shirt (other than it being from one of my favorite clothing companies) is the detail on the end of the sleeves.  It’s almost like an accessory in itself but it’s subtle enough where it doesn’t take over the whole shirt.  The adorable corduroy vest is from Wishlist and it’s something that I can totally see myself wearing all throughout the fall and winter.  It’s a beautiful color that I don’t have a lot of, so it’s the perfect addition to my wardrobe!  To round the outfit off, the knitted hat is from Lemon and the puff on the top is so big; I’m obsessed!  Outfits like these are so easy to throw together but they still end up looking so good!

This is the end of my fall and winter lookbook, I hope you loved it!  I’d like to give a big thank you to Miranda at The Yellow Button for providing all the clothes shown in this post.  If you use any of these outfit ideas, be sure to let me know in the comments; I’d love to see!  Have a great week and I’ll see ya next time!

Jewelry Talk ft. High Point Supply Co.

Hi everyone and welcome to another post on Allison In Wonderland!  I’m here to bring you this week’s article!  Today, I’m going to chat a bit about a cause that’s been very heavy on my heart in recent years: human-trafficking.  Attending James Madison University in Harrisonburg has really brought this issue to the fore-front of my mind, being that this city has a rather large issue with this injustice, due to being located right along highway 81.  Fortunately, there is always a way we can help!

One way we can make a difference (and my favorite way) is by shopping!  Exciting, I know!  I recently came across High Point Supply Co. and immediately fell in love with the heart of the company.  As I was poking around their website, I realized that they have a really cool way of browsing where you can shop by subject, but you can also shop by country or by cause.  So, if you already have a country or cause in mind that you want to directly give to, this is your place!

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After exploring the anti-trafficking section for a bit, I ended up finding such wonderful goodies!  They’re all so beautiful and you can feel good about your purchase because you’re not only helping your wardrobe, but you’re helping and supporting those who really, really need it.  In the case of giving towards the anti-trafficking cause, the jewelry is coming straight from women in India who are survivors of sex-trafficking.  Part of the proceeds go towards providing those women with jobs, financial stability, and emotional rehabilitation!

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The first piece I came across is called the Journey necklace and it’s my favorite piece that I got!  It’s so dainty but it still stands out against any pattern you might be wearing.  This is one of the more simple necklaces High Point Supply Co. has and I love that it tells a story!  Some other pieces I got are these rings!  Ring are my absolute favorite accessory so I already knew I was going to love these.  The stack of 3 rings is so wearable!  The other ring is larger than I usually go for so I was a bit skeptical if I’d actually be able to keep it on throughout the day, but it was no problem at all; I barely noticed it!

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The last item that I got in this package is a set of stud earrings.  Stud earrings are my favorite because they’re so easy.  They don’t get it in the way and they add such a subtle difference to your outfit!  The ones I got are called Aztec Studs and I chose to get them in the brass color.  They go perfectly with the other pieces and are such a great addition to my collection.  Another plus was, when my package arrived, all of the pieces had a little note attached of the name of the person who made it, which just makes them even more special to me!

If you’d like to purchase something from High Point Supply Co. and “shop for a cause,” put allisoninwonderland in the space at the checkout where it says “ENTER AFFILIATE CODE HERE.”  “Enter affiliate code here” will be in red ink and you have to click the sentence and it opens a little comment box where you will enter the code.  By entering this code, they’ll know that you’re one of my beautiful readers! Let me know in the comments if you purchase anything, I’d love to see!

Lastly, I’d like to give a huge thanks to my friend Leslie for taking the photos included in this post!  Check her out on Instagram at leslie_heisler and also follow High Point Supply Co. at hpsupplyco!  As always, thanks for reading and I’ll be back next week with a brand new one!