AS WE TRANSITION INTO FALL, I WANTED TO INCORPORATE SOME OF MY FALL STAPLES: FAUX SUEDE TRENCH AND BLACK OVER THE KNEE BOOTS. I’M ALSO TRANSITIONING IN A DIFFERENT WAY AS WELL… I HAVE BEEN VEGAN ALL OF OCTOBER! MORE ON THAT BELOW…

DOESN’T THIS OUTFIT SCREAM FALL?! NOW ONLY IF THE WEATHER WOULD COOPERATE! I LIVE FOR COATS AND BOOTS – SO THESE TWO ARE ON CONSTANT OUTFIT REPEAT, AND NO ONE SEEMS TO BE MAD ABOUT IT. I ACTUALLY GOT BOTH OF THESE ITEMS LAST YEAR BUT I DEF SEE THEM BEING PART OF MY FALL/WINTER WARDROBE FOR YEARS TO COME. I HAD SO MUCH FUN SHOOTING WITH MY FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHER, BEAU WALCHECK. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT HIS WORK, ESPECIALLY HIS VIDEOS, HERE: WEBSITE AND IG. TALENTED IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. SHOP THE PIECES BELOW, ALL CORRECT AND SIMILAR LINKS!

FAUX SUEDE TRENCH, BEBE, SIZE S | OTK BOOTS STEVE MADDEN | DRESS, SIMILAR PRETTY LITTLE THING | ACTUAL DRESS, LEITH, SIZE S (ONLY AVAILABLE IN GREY, OLIVE, BLUSH) | QUAY SUNNIES (ACTUAL ONES WORN-RIM IS OLIVE GREEN, LENS YELLOW) | MICHAEL KORS BAG – THEY ONLY HAVE GOLD HARDWARE AVAILABLE (BAG IS MY ROOMMATES, HI KIANA 😛 )

NOW LET’S CHAT ABOUT MY OTHER TRANSITION…. BECOMING A VEGAN! AS MANY OF YOU KNOW FROM MY IG STORIES, I DECIDED TO BECOME A VEGAN FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER….. WHY? I JUST REALLY WANT TO SEE WHAT ALL THE “HYPE” WAS ABOUT. I ONLY HEARD AMAZING FEEDBACK FROM EVERYONE WHO HAS TRIED A VEGAN OR PLANT-BASED DIET, AND I WANTED TO TRY IT OUT FOR MYSELF. I HAVE ELIMINATED ALL ANIMAL PRODUCTS FROM MY DIET SINCE OCTOBER 1ST. WHICH HASN’T BEEN THAT HARD… BEFORE I WAS ONLY REALLY CONSUMING CHICKEN, THE OCCASIONAL RED MEAT, AND SOME DAIRY WHEN ALREADY ADDED INTO PRODUCTS SUCH AS BUTTER, BAKED GOODS ETC. I AM NOT A HUGE FAN OF MILK OR CHEESE, SO THAT HASN’T BEEN AN ISSUE. INSTEAD, I HAVE BEEN EATING A TON OF VEGGIES, FRUITS, GRAINS, RICE, BEANS AND MORE VEGGIES.

MY MENU LAST WEEK CONSISTED OF OATS IN THE MORNING, BANANA AS A MORNING SNACK, SOY CHORIZO CHILI THAT I MADE FROM SCRATCH (SOY CHORIZO AT TRADER JOE’S IS AMAZING BTW- I ATE IT BEFORE BEING VEGAN), ALMONDS AS AN AFTERNOON SNACK, AND VEGGIES STIR-FRY WITH LIKE 15 DIFFERENT TYPES OF VEGGIES AND BROWN RICE OR QUINOA FOR DINNER. I ALSO SPENT MY FIRST WEEKEND AS A VEGAN IN SF SO I’LL BE POSTING WHAT I ATE WHEN I WAS THERE IN MY NEXT POST.

I WILL BE HONEST THOUGH – THE FIRST WEEK WAS A ROUGH, I DIDN’T FEEL “AMAZING”. MY BODY WAS ALMOST IN SHOCK, BECAUSE IT WAS ACCUSTOMED TO CONSUMING ANIMAL PRODUCTS ON THE DAILY, AND ONCE THOSE PRODUCTS WERE REMOVED FROM MY DIET, MY BODY NEEDED TO ADJUST. I DID, HOWEVER, LOSE 6 POUNDS IN ONE WEEK… ALTHOUGH MY GOAL ISN’T TO LOSE WEIGHT. LAST WEEK I TOOK THE ENTIRE WEEK OFF FROM THE GYM BECAUSE I CUT MY FINGER WHILE MAKING MY CHILI 🙁 …SO THE WEIGHT LOSS WAS BASED ONLY ON THE CHANGE IN MY DIET, AND I AM SURPRISINGLY EATING MORE AND MORE OFTEN.

TEN DAYS IN I ACTUALLY FEEL PRETTY GOOD, I CAN TELL MY BODY IS ADJUSTING. I FEEL MORE AWAKE, ENERGIZED AND PRESENT. IT’S QUITE NICE ACTUALLY. MORE TO COME NEXT WEEK! HAVE YOU GUYS TRIED A PLANT-BASED DIET? ARE YOU A VEGAN? LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW, OR LET ME KNOW ON INSTA.

XOXO, E

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