Fall Fashion Inspired by Kate Middleton

A long sleeve, shirt dress dress with a print is the perfect staple for your Fall work wardrobe. The Duchess has been seen rocking a shirt dress on many different occasions while on official business. I like the Oasis Blossom Print Skater Shirt Dress. Dress up like the Duchess, but at more than half the cost.

Kate can keep it casual too. Grab a pair of moto jeans, printed blouse, and comfy pair of boat shoes for a royally casual Fall look!

Catherine is the queen on transitional pieces she can dress up and dress down. A good pair of  dark skinny jeans, a luxe-looking sweater, and printed pashmina can be dressed up with a pair of heels or booties or dressed down with a pair of flats!

A sweater, pair of pants, and sneakers are perfect for you... and a princess too!

Hey! Did You Hear? (Five on Friday)

//1// Barnum's animal crackers have been unleashed!

Instead of the animals caged in a boxcar on their way to a circus, the animals are now roaming free. The giraffe, gorilla, elephant, lion, and zebra are now pictured on the box roaming in a grassland.

//2// The first member of the Air Force since the Vietnam War was awarded the Medal of Honor.

About damn time. The Medal of Honor is American's highest award for valor in combat. The award was bestowed upon Air Force Technical Sargent John A. Chapman for his valor in a battle at Takur Ghar on March 4, 2002. Chapman and five other U.S. service members died during this battle. Chapman, alone on the battlefield, was killed after knowingly stepping into the sights of an al-Qaeda machine gun team, likely to stop enemy fighters from shooting down an incoming U.S. military helicopter.

The award was present to Valerie Nessel, the airman's widow, during a ceremony at the White House.

//3// The Eagles upset MJ.

The Eagles' album, 'Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975' is now the best selling album OF ALL TIME. The album is now certified 38 times platinum which pushes Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' (which is 33 times platinum) to second place!

//4// The first Japanese tennis player won a major tennis tournament. 

20-year old Naomi Osaka was the VERY FIRST Japanese player to win a major tennis tournament (the majors include the Australian Open, the US Open, the French Open, and Wimbledon). Osaka beat Serena Williams in straight sets at the US Open on September 8th. You go, girl!

//5// Is it her or isn't it?

The above photo went viral after an American from South Florida posted it on her twitter account claiming it's Meghan Markle outside of the private entrances of Kensington Palace. It sure looks like Meghan (with the exception of the bad shoes and high-waters), but the claim has come in to question. What do you think? 

DIY Mold Remover

Keeping the tracks and doors of my shower clean has always been a battle, and, let's face it... mold loves to grow in moist, warm places. I enlisted some common household products to help me out.

Both distilled white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide are effective alternatives to bleach to kill mold spores in porous and non-porous materials. Hydrogen peroxide is non-toxic and won't leave any toxic residue or fumes. It's also a natural antiviral, anti-fungal, and antibacterial agent.

What You'll Need:

3% hydrogen peroxide
warm water
squirt bottle

What You'll Need to Do:

Mix 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide and 1 cup of warm water in the squirt bottle.
Spray on the mold/mildew.
Allow it to sit for 1 hour.
Rinse and wipe clean.