2018 - Like Honey

Striped Sweater Tunic

When you find a sweater that just encompasses fall, you buy it. Right? That's kind of what I did with this beauty from VICI Collection! It's marketed as a sweater dress but as you can see in these pictures, it's really more of a tunic. I was a little disappointed that I wouldn't be able to wear it as an actual dress, but the customer service team at VICI was incredibly kind and helpful and got it all straightened out for me! I'm happy to continue wearing it as a tunic and I think it looks so cute with leggings or jeans and OTK boots!


Sweater // VICI Collection (restocked in most sizes!)
Jeans // Target, old--similar here
Over-the-Knee Boots // Forever 21 (TTS)
Crossbody Bag // TJ Maxx, similar here
Lipstick // Bite Beauty in Glace
Nail Polish // OPI in Tiramisu for Two

I've been carrying this Chloe crossbody dupe around for several weeks and absolutely love it! Since this sweater has both navy and black in it, it really works with a lot of different accessories. I always love pairing black and tans together, too, so my new over-the-knee boots were a no-brainer. They're true to size, if not a little big, and under $40 so totally worth it if you're looking to try out this trend!

What colors do you reach for this time of year? I'm a rust orange, evergreen, and taupe kind of girl most of the time!


Leith Dress Dupe + Plaid Wrap Scarf


Okay, I know we've all seen the cult-favorite Leith dresses that are taking over wardrobes everywhere, but I actually found this dress at Forever 21 for about 1/3 of the cost! It's shockingly good quality, too--thick material with a lot of stretch and feels really well made! I'm super happy with it and tempted to go back for one of the other colors, too! I knew I had to have this dark green color for the holidays, though. I love it paired with neutrals like you see here, but it would also be darling with red, burgundy, or gold for holiday parties or Christmas photos!

I've shared this wrap scarf combo before but since ponchos are all the rage right now, I just had to wear it again (I mean, I wear all of my stuff more than once--what's the point otherwise!) and I really love how it looks with the deep forest green. It can be worn as a wrap/poncho thanks to the arm holes, but you can also just toss it on as a scarf like the second to last photo above! Also added these taupe over-the-knee boots from Forever 21 that are super comfortable. I've worn them about 10 times since I got them, a couple of times for the whole day with lots of walking, and can't get enough! Like most OTK boots, they do slide down when you walk, especially when worn without pants, but I'm going to look into some DIY boot bra options and get back to y'all on what works best!

Do you have a favorite high end wardrobe dupe? Are you loyal to the Leith dress or open to knockoffs?


Easy Parmesan Roasted Green Beans

Fun Fact: I'm the world's pickiest eater. The list of foods I do like is a lot shorter than the list of foods I despise, and like most toddlers, I struggle to get in all of my fruits and veggies. Thankfully, I've found quite a few recipes over the years that make getting my greens fun and delicious and today's recipe is one even my kiddos have praised! It's all thanks to the addition of savory and authentic Parmesan Reggiano® cheese.

Parmesan Reggiano® is not your average parmesan cheese. This stuff is the real deal, imported straight from Parma, Italy and it even has the pin-dots on the rind to prove it! I love the flavor of Parmesan Reggiano® and the tanginess it adds to plain green beans, but did you know that parmesan cheese is actually pretty good for you? It's naturally lactose free thanks to it's long aging process, making it easy to digest, as well as being packed with added protein and calcium! You can read more about the health benefits of parmesan cheese here. Isn't it great that I can make a healthy food like green beans taste even better with another healthy ingredient? Who knew?!

These Parmesan Roasted Green Beans are such a quick and easy side dish to go with you next meal. Even your kids will be asking for seconds! The fresh grated Parmesan Reggiano® gives it such an intense flavor that really takes this dish from average to outstanding, and also fun to make! Download the recipe below to try it for yourself:

If you're a fan of fettuccine alfredo, chicken parmesan, fondue, cheese platters, or any other parmesan-worthy dish, try Parmesan Reggiano! It will completely change how you look at typical pre-grated parmesan!

*Thank you to Parmesan Reggiano® for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting Like Honey!*


Spicy Fall Lip Colors

Disclaimer: I hate pumpkin spice flavored things. I even hate spiced apple cider. Give me those scents in everything year-round, just don't make me taste them! It all just tastes like candles to me! BUT, I do love pumpkin spiced colored things, especially in my makeup drawer. Today, I'm sharing a few of my favorite Spicy Lip Colors for fall, so you can live out all your pumpkin spiced dreams! All of my picks are $26 or less, so you're sure to stay in budget (or grab more than one, I won't judge):

What lip color do you reach for during the fall? Do you have a seasonal favorite or just rock the same shade year round? Tell me what it is in the comments!


The Great Thanksgiving Sweater

I despise turtlenecks, y'all. Like really can't stand them. They look so adorable on other people, but when I wear them I just look like an actual turtle and it honestly makes me a little claustrophobic! But I love the trend and I don't like having a cold neck, so when I saw this darling "mock neck" poncho sweater at JCPenney, I just had to scoop it up! It looks JUST like a pricier LOFT sweater that everyone's obsessing over but I paid less than $20 for mine! You can shop both sweater options down below.

Of course, Lucy had to match me! I found the cutest little wool hat for her at Target and knew she would love it since it looked like mine. Her sweater is also a Target find that I scored on clearance for under $5! I accidentally got her a size too big but it worked out! I love how much she loves to match me and hope she never outgrows it--my mom and I still match a lot since we wear a lot of the same stuff!

This whole look would really be perfect for Thanksgiving, too! The sweater is flowy and forgiving in a flattering way, warm and cozy, and even long enough for leggings if you size up like I did! I love the heather grey color and I know I'll be wearing this one a ton this fall and winter.

Do you know what you're wearing for Thanksgiving yet? What would you wear to the pumpkin patch?


The Ultimate Holiday Bucket List

Everyone has that annual fall bucket list full of cider sippin', tailgatin', pumpkin patchin' fun and of course we'll be ticking a few of those off of our list as well, but this year I wanted to make a holiday specific bucket list; a bucket list that focuses on all those holiday traditions that only come once a year and can be so easy to miss out on or overlook in the chaos and busyness of it all. 

Let me expand on a few of the more interesting traditions on our list:


I don't really know why this is a tradition, it just is! My mom always made Chili and Grilled Cheese on Halloween night! It's a crockpot meal that's warm and cozy on a cold October night and easy to have ready after a long night of trick or treating, so I guess it just caught on! My mom still makes it for my siblings and now I make it for our family, too!


I'm sure most people do this every year without considering it a true "tradition", but I always like to make sure I don't miss it because it means a little more to me. My late grandpa, Poppy, always turned on the Macy's parade while my mom, grandma, and I started working on dinner. I still miss him 5 years later and switching on that Macy's parade (and subsequently Charlie Brown) will always make me think of him.


This one's a new one for me, but who doesn't love slow dancing? We've got the sweetest vintage record player and are slowly building up a decent collection of Christmas LPs so what could be more fun than to end a night of tree decorating floating around with my favorite guy!


Our family always (and I mean always) got to pick a yearly ornament: one for the whole family and one for each kid that usually related to something they were into that year. I love looking back on those ornaments and remembering each year of my childhood and can't wait to have the same, sweet walk down memory lane as we decorate the tree each year as a family of our own.


Obviously, the birth of Jesus is the reason we celebrate Christmas in the first place! Baking a birthday cake for Him is such a simple way to really remember why we're celebrating and it's simple enough that the kids can understand it (and even join in on the baking or decorating)! I started this tradition up a few years ago for my nephew and then recently found out that my grandma used to do the same thing for years! That makes me enjoy this tradition even more.

Do you do any of these things during the holidays? Feel free to download this list and add your own traditions, or start a new one! What's your favorite holiday tradition that you never miss? Let me know in the comments!


The Retro Mini Skirt

Y'all know how much I love everything vintage, so when I saw that fabrics like corduroy and suede were coming back I had to hop on board! I'm also really into the multi-stripe sweater trend, particularly these ribbed knits and tighter fits. I just had to pair these two together for a fun, retro look and I love the 70's/90's vibes this whole outfit gives off! My sweater is completely sold out, but I've linked several other super affordable options below along with my exact skirt + a few others! The skirt runs mostly TTS but if you're in between I would size up. I went with a large and I'm glad I did because I can tuck in thicker sweaters than I would have been able to in my usual medium.


Not fashion related: Have you tried Scooter's coffee? They're a drive-thru only coffee shop with lots of amazing flavors, including a "Candy Bar" menu where you can ask for any candy bar you can think of and they make your drink taste like that bar! This isn't sponsored, by the way, I just love Scooter's! Their prices are great, too, and the service is always friendly and speedy so if you're looking to support a new local coffee shop, find your local Scooter's franchise here and give it a try! If you sign up for their email list you even get a free drink (+ a freebie on your birthday, too)! I got a milky way coffee this time and it was the perfect mix of mocha and caramel! My favorites are Heath Bar and Kit Kat.

Back to the outfit: Can we talk about these cute buttons? I think that detail is just so fun and makes this skirt so different! I'm working on a round up of different ways to wear this burgundy mini skirt for fall and winter so you can really rock the trend in multiple ways! Let me know if you'd be interested in that post or tell me how you would style it in the comments!

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