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For Fall: The Mock Choker Dress...

We can now officially say that it's fall, and what better way to show some excitement than a little fall-ready outfit! I obviously live in the south and it's still pretty warm outside, so I won't be breaking out the blanket scarves just yet. I decided that I wanted a look that can go from warm fall days, to cool fall nights, and this darling mock choker dress is perfect for just that! It's short sleeve too! So as of now it's pretty much a necessity, lol. But no worries, you can easily pair it with a light cardigan as we get further into the season. The best part about the dress is that it's so inexpensive! And let's not forget to mention that I'm already ready for boot season (if you can't tell, haha). These over the knee beauties make for the perfect casual boot! So come on cooler weather---I'm ready for ya!

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mock choker dress {just $25!} || cardigan (similar) || boots || kate spade bag

Instagram Round Up...

Guys, I'm so happy that it's Friday! I'm so ready for the weekend, plus the fact that we're getting together with friends to cook out and watch the Panther's game. I've even got my game day look ready to go! But for today I'm recapping the ol' Instagram, and sharing with you all my outfit details!
If you don't follow me on insta, here's my username @courteink

I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday and weekend!

Can't get enough of chunky sweaters! I linked a few alternatives if the one I'm wearing is low in stock:

Explored The Biltmore last weekend! This adorable scalloped sweater from @lclaurenconrad is perfect for the breezy mountain weather we're having today! ❤️πŸπŸ‚

Not a bad way to spend the end of a work day! ☕️πŸ‚ 

Those lace up sleeve details though! 😱😍

Can't beat a stripe dress and military vest combo!

Business in the front, party in the back! πŸ’• I have a new obsession for lattice back sweaters and hate that this one is already sold out *sad face* but I did find an alternative that you could probably wear backwards!

Yes to anything and everything cold shoulder!

Had recapped my trip to the little chΓ’teau they call @biltmoreestate. You can see the full post here.

When you want to feel edgy, but still so glam 😎✨ My camo tee is just perfect and only $9, but possibly marked down to $6!

One of my favorite fall floral dresses, and it is currently on sale!πŸ’™πŸŒΈ

Lattice Back Sweater...

Like I've said many times before, Fall is my favorite season. Unfortunately, the weather doesn't always agree, but I can't help but get in the fall-spirit of things! For example: cozy sweaters. Who doesn't love a good chunky knit this time of year?! So, in honor of tomorrow being the first official day of fall, I'm sharing with you one of my favorite (and most unique) sweaters that I recently stumbled upon--the lattice back sweater! It is seriously the most comfortable and flattering sweater, and I can't help but obsess over the mock lace up detail on the back. It's currently low in stock, but I did find a sweater that you could possibly wear backwards to get the same affect! I also found a cardigan with the same style and brand that you can alternate with. Now if only the weather would start cooling off already! #pleaseandthankyou

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lattice back sweater {very few left, try this one and wear it backwards} || american eagle jeans || kate spade cross body

A Day At Biltmore...

This past weekend, my family and I took a trip up to Asheville, NC to visit the Biltmore Estate. It was such a gorgeous and breezy day, so the scalloped sweater I'm wearing was absolutely perfect for the trip. The last time I toured the house was when I was 8 or 9 years old, so it was nice to re-explore with my little family. Since there's over 200 rooms, and had seen maybe only 20, it was hard to choose which was my favorite! But of course, I think my favorite had to be Mrs. Vanderbilt's room, because it was decked out with gold trims, victorian style furniture, and of course---her closet! Unfortunately, capturing pictures while touring the bedrooms was a little difficult since everyone was too close together and on the move to the next room. I did, however, catch some great detailed shots from inside the estate and also captured some of the architecture! Continue reading the post to see more:

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It was actually pretty busy that day and had a couple of weddings going on, so that was cool to witness and see how differently they were able to capture their happy day at the Biltmore.

Fun fact: I never knew this, and they didn't tell us this on the tour, but one of the security guards had said that the original plan for the estate was to be built at just 6,500 square feet and, obviously, that plan had expanded to over 178,000 sq/ft! Talk about a huge jump!

Ryleigh adored their ponds, and I think the fish even adored her!

The architecture is by far the most intriguing, and if I were to design my own home, I'd totally go for the whole spiraling stair case with triple decker chandeliers, haha!

I was surprised at how intent Ryliegh was at listening to the audio tour!

I do want to mention the other parts of the house that aren't pictured, like their gym, indoor swimming pool, 65 different fireplaces, and bowling ally! And if I had my own mansion, I too would include a bowling ally and working on my strikes! haha!

I love gardens, but I certainly do not have a green thumb! There were roses on roses on roses in their private shrub garden!

And at the end of our tour, we went over to the Biltmore Village for a wine tasting and some ice cream. Of course I had to show off their delicious ice cream!