I have to admit – I’ve been on the cape train for a long time now. Give me any easy solution that will keep me warm and be stylish and I’m sold!
I’ve mentioned this recently but this year I’m all about finding simple solutions to my fall style. I don’t have a ton of closet space so I really need to make the most of what I have. That means I’m leaning more on neutral colors and versatile pieces, like this plaid cape from BCBGeneration.
It’s an easy solution that you can even replicate with a blanket scarf and a belt over your fall basics. In case you missed it, I shared my 3 staples for fall last week and you can see that they make the perfect base for layering a cape over it.
After waiting on what felt like pins and needles to see what was happening with this hurricane, I’m excited to say that we’re currently on our way to DC and then on to Virginia for a wedding! One of our closest family friends’ daughters (and my godsister) is getting hitched this weekend in Charlottesville and I am so thrilled that we’re all headed down there to see it.
I don’t know if it’s that I can’t wait to see my family, or if it’s that I’m so excited for Mickey to finally meet my sister and brother-in-law, or if it’s just that all of the people who our family has been close to since I was a little girl will all be together in one place … whatever it is I’ve been excited about this weekend for months!
With 4.5 hours each way on a bus (my first bus trip ever, by the way) I’m looking forward to catching up on a lot. I have a few fall looks coming your way next week and a lot of content that’s been started but not yet finished.. some that I can’t wait for you to see!
In case you missed it, the October issue of People Style Watch is out and the story with all of the pieces to shop is over on The Outfit! Not to mention, I rounded up 5 of my favorite over-the-knee boots for petites this week over there. Wishing everyone safe travels and a happy weekend!
I never used to be big on natural accents until very recently. I tend to gravitate towards white marble, gold touches, and a little less on the rustic side. Maybe it’s all of the time I’ve spent in the northeast lately or just a change in my aesthetic, but I’ve been pinning so many spaces with wooden touches that I thought I’d compile my favorites into a quick post!
Ahhh. It’s really, actually here! This weekend in New York truly felt like fall and I have to say, it was pretty amazing. The windows were open, you just needed a light sweater, and the candles are coming back out on Sunday nights.
I’ve been a little more busy these days and truthfully haven’t been shopping at all. Good for my wallet, but a little tough on my mornings. After successfully swapping everything in my closet this weekend I was able to refresh my memory on what I already have so that I’m not double dipping.
I mentioned this last week but these days I’ve been going for classic looks and simple outfits lately. I’ve had to drop this white blouse off at the dry cleaner just about every week! When it comes to layering, as long as you have the basics you have the foundation laid for just about any addition.
My favorite thing about this outfit is that it’s great on its own or is the perfect blank canvas for adding a poncho or oversized scarf.. more to come on that later, but for now let’s talk about my three essentials:
This is my favorite pair of jeans that I picked up a few years ago at an event I hosted at Madewell. They’re stretchy, snug and the perfect denim color.
Every woman’s go-to. I try to pick up one on sale every year as I wear them down, but you can get as creative or simple as you want with these.
OVER THE KNEE BOOTS
While some may opt for ankle boots, I’ve found that in colder climates a pair of neutral over-the-knee boots end up being my staple when the temperatures really start dropping. The extra color also serves almost like an accessory to your outfit.
This weekend was perfect – just enough fun, relaxation and getting things accomplished. I’m really excited to be heading to Charlottesville at the end of the week with my family and Mickey for a wedding. I can’t wait to see how beautiful Virginia is at the beginning of October. Until then, Happy Monday!
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