Aritzia, I Love You, But We Need To Talk

Aritzia, Aritzia, Aritzia. The new colt favorite (and personal favorite of mine) has been steadily releasing their fall collections throughout the month of August. First came Wilfred, then came TNA, now comes Sunday Best.

Sunday Best is an Aritzia in-house brand that is tailored more towards their Gen-Z customer. The many tennis skirts, sweater vests and baby tee’s are the 90’s reinvention that we didn’t know we needed. And this 90’s to early 2000’s look is all the rage and a huge hit with the company’s target audience. But there is one issue with this style being so popular – the copying of designs from other companies.

I was beyond excited to see Sunday Best’s fall collection, but there were a few things that stuck out to me from their release. Their graphic tee’s are almost exact designs from Réalisation Par and Brandy Melville.

On the left, Aritzia, on the right, Brandy Melville.

While this original design from Brandy Melville has been copied many times in fast fashion, I was not expecting to this at Aritzia in their fall collection. They have also made similar designs on other shirts with the words “Ranger”, “Rodeo Kid” and “Buckaroo”.

The second design that I immediately recognized from another brand is this shirt originally designed by Réalisation Par. This brand rapidly increased in popularity through social media as their floral dresses were seen on many influencers throughout the summer. Their dresses weren’t the only thing that stuck out on their website. Their unique baby tee’s were flying off the shelves. Constantly sold out, this is an immediately recognizable shirt. So I was yet again shocked to see this on Aritzia’s website. Aritzia and Réalisation Par bring in the same kind of customer, so this won’t go unnoticed.

On the left, Aritzia, on the right, Réalisation Par.

While unfortunately designs are copied all the time, I am disappointed with these pieces from Aritzia. What sets Aritzia apart form its competitors is its timeless, unique yet classy pieces that are wardrobe staples to keep in your closet for years. But with this collection that is launching on Thursday, it shows that the company is taking a different approach to reach their target audience. And to be honest, the target has been missed. By this ever so slight rebrand from Sunday Best, they are putting themselves on the same playing field as other overdone Gen-Z brands. What they have works, there is not need to change that and it shows in their numbers. Some of their past quarters have hit company records in terms of revenue, so I am curious, why the change to be like everyone else?

The collection comes out tomorrow. While I will be browsing the new items, you won’t find me making any purchases from Sunday Best.

Kind Of Original Halloween Costumes

Halloween is on of my favorite holidays. It allows you to dress up to in ways you don’t dress on a day-to-day basis, and get creative with your fashion sense. Every year I think long and hard about what to be for Halloween, so I won’t match everyone else. It’s okay if you do – but it’s better if you don’t.

You HAVE to stop being a space cowboy for Halloween”

Jenny from the Block

A 90s and early 2000s icon. This is another take on a pop star costume besides Brittany Spears. Shop her look here:

Blonde Squad

Everyone is always Disney characters for Halloween, what about Nickelodeon? This iconic Victorious trio is such an easy and recognizable costume, especially for a group of three.

Life Size

This one is so fun because you can get as creative as you want. If you buy a doll from the store, you can mimic the clothes on the doll to tailor to your style. If you want to get the same look at this one, you can look at the links below.

Princess Diana

Her style was unbeatable, and still remains such an inspiration today. You probably already have these in your closet, but if you don’t here is where you can find them.

2020 Paris & Kim

ICONIC. Kim Kardashian’s Velour Skims Collection is coming out tomorrow, so get these exact looks while you can, because they are sure to sell out ASAP.

Lizzie & Isabella

Again, another iconic duo.

Sleeping Beauty in Pink & Blue

Try a new take on the classic Disney costume by having one of your friends be Sleeping Beauty in the blue dress.

“Yummy” Dancers

This video broke the cards last spring when Justin Bieber’s “Yummy” came out. I may be able to copy their costumes, but I definitely cannot dance like them!


YAY for fall and DOUBLE YAY for fall fashion. A couple weeks back I posted about what I thought was the backbone of fall fashion for this season. Some of the things I already had, and others were just items I loved. I have done some very unnecessary shopping over the past couple weeks for a collective mini haul to share with y’all. Everything will be linked and I am hoping to style these things soon!

Botanic Butterfly Crewneck

Growth Takes Patience Botanic Butterfly Crewneck, size M

Botanic Butterfly Sweatpants

Botanic Butterfly Sweatpants, Size M

Kosas Revealer Concealer

Kosas Revealer Concealer in the shade 3.5

ASOS Design Knit Sweater Tank

My favorite ASOS sweater vest is sold out, but I linked one to Amazon in many colors.


This one size scarf top is sold out, but I have linked a similar top from Princess Polly.

Barney’s Leather Jacket

Barney’s Leather Jacket, size 6

ZARA Oversized Corduroy Shirt

Purchased in the color Blue, size M

ZARA Split Skinny Hi-Rise Jeans

Purchased in the color Black, size US 6.

Zara Poplin Shirt

Not oversized, purchased in size XL.

Tower 28 ShineOn Lip Jelly

In the shade Clear

Cavendar’s Western Boot

Rustic wash, size 9

Outdoor Voices Rec Kit

If you bundle them together you save! Size small in both.

Fall Fashion Is Back

One of my favorite times of the year is finally here – fall.

Growing up in Texas fall was never a huge part of my life because it is always hot there. But since moving to Michigan that mentality has completely changed. Everyone here is obsessed with this season and I totally understand why. The changing of the trees is amazing and going to the cider mills is essentially a lifestyle. I have fully adapted to Michigan fall’s. I do all of the “basic” seasonal things, and they are all great. Even with all of these great fall traditions to experience up north there is still something I love above all others – fall fashion. Back in Texas we had to pretend it was below eighty degrees, and we would pull out our boots and sweaters anyways. Here you can ACTUALLY dress accordingly with the weather and make a statement. Which as the end of the day is what matters.

Enough with the backstory – this season’s fall fashion has me swooning. I haven’t been this excited to wear a sweater vest since I shopped at Abercrombie & Fitch. That’s just one of my fall fashion staples for 2020. Here is what I have been loving (whether I have it or not) and where you can get your hands on some of my favorite pieces.

Sweater Vest

This was the first staple I thought of so naturally it has to come first. This is best transitional piece there is; part sweater & part tank. Channel your inner preppy school girl with this sweater from ASOS.

Leather Leggings

Yes, leggings – not pants. While I love leather pants, realistically, you will probably be wearing leggings more. These are insanely flattering on every body type and are perfect with an oversized t-shirt or a cropped button down. These Aritzia leggings come in brown or black.

Graphic Hoodie

Graphic t-shirts are the backbone of comfy, put together outfits. With the warmer weather coming to an end, graphic hoodies are going to be the perfect thing for feeling complete when I am not going anywhere. Shop hoodies like this from Travis Scott’s McDonald’s merch collab.

Suede Boots

I am never one to go for suede because I am waaay too clumsy for that material; I ruin it so fast. But, boots like this are quickly changing my opinion. I love these boots and even though I don’t have them, they will be an addition to my closet in the near feature. Get this pair at Zara.

Oversized Leather Jackets

The bigger, the better. A few years ago oversized denim was the “thing”, and now oversized leather is back and better than ever. Pair this with a dress, your favorite workout set to run errands in, or even with pajamas. Literally everything. Shop more like this on Zara.

Pinch Waist Denim

This summer and still now, denim is all about the baggier the better. But sometimes you can get lost in the fabric. These pinch waist jeans from Agolde are exactly what I have been looking for; distressed, straight, long, and they cinch at the waist to complete any look.

Mock Neck Tops

Fall was absolutely made for mock necks. They are the ideal transition to a turtleneck, which will forever be my favorite winter style. Shop this shirt on Aritzia.

Bra Tops

Cold weather is here but crop tops have not gone anywhere. I have been obsessing over the the bra top look; especially with a matching cardigan. Zara has been the perfect place to look for these pieces so get them before they are gone – and before it actually gets too cold to wear them.

Animal Prints

I have never been too crazy about animal prints. But right now, they are the perfect way for me to spice up my very minimalistic style. I am obsessed with this jacket on Revolve by For Love & Lemons, and I am sure you can find more like this on other stores such as Zara, ASOS and more.

Chunky Sole Boots

SOMEONE, please buy these so I can live through you. This pair is from Storets, and it an amazing dupe for my favorite pair of Bottega Veneta boots. They only go up to a size eight and are going quick, so grab them ASAP.