Fashion Friday: Three Perfect, Layered Looks for Any Fall Occassion

Once again I’ve partnered with my amazing sponsor Halsbrook to put together some gorgeous outfits (appropriate for a wide age range) in preparation for any type of fall activity from running errands to an evening fundraiser for your kids school. Every time I do this with them I think “this is my favorite one yet”. Including this time! And right now (ending tomorrow) Halsbrook is running a special promotion where customers earn a gift card for their next purchase when they purchase full-price items and enter the code LOVEFALL at checkout.

  • Spend $250 – Get $25
  • Spend $500 – Get $75
  • Spend $750 – Get $115
  • Spend $1,000 – Get $200
  • Spend $2,000 – Get $400

I really love this look- the classic neutrals offset with pops of orange and burnt umber are understated and classic but say “I have my shiz together, people”.

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Fashion Friday: Just For You- 20% Off At Joules!

We are finishing up our trip to Nantucket but wanted to post today to share with you that our sponsor, Joules, the great British brand known for it’s love of stripes and comfort, is offering my readers 20% off full price merchandise through October 8th with the code EOS20! How awesome is that- just in time for fall shopping!

Henry and I brought along some Joules on our trip and we tried to capture us in some, but taking a picture with an overstimulated toddler is much like wrestling with an alligator.

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FASHION FRIDAY: THE PERFECT “SEASON TRANSITION” COLOR

Some would consider cornflower/hydrangea blue strictly a summer color. But I love wearing this color year round, as it really brings such life to my face and I always seem to get compliments when I wear it. It’s happy and bold but still soft.

(wearing these earrings today with this cashmere ruana while looking at this hydrangea on my desk)

My friend Sarah has this stunning cornflower blue wool coat from Tibi that I have coveted for years.  So when I saw the Boden coat (#1) in the catalog recently I had to order it.   And it made me think of how great this color looks for the tricky transition between summer and fall.  Mixed with oranges, fig and olive green (a favorite- and also THE color for fall) it adds some punch and a little unexpectedly flair as the temps turn a bit chillier.  Here are some items in this shade I love, and some color pairing suggestions you may not have considered.

1. (20% off today!) // 2. // 3. // 4. // 5. // 6. // 7. // 8. // 9. // 10. // 11. // 12. // 13. (cashmere for $78!)// 14.

Also, if any of you will be on Nantucket next week I’m doing a little book signing at the fab Margaux pop up shop! Please stop by and say hello (and bonus- their shoes are amazing.)

Have a happy and safe long weekend everyone.

 

Fashion Friday: FAAAAALLLLLL #BASICS

So, this is basically me when we get closer to September:

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I have said it 600 times already but fall clothes make me so happy. Keep your sundresses and tank tops and hand over the sweaters and booties! I want turtleneck sweaters that look like they are swallowing my head and ALL THE COATS. All of them. I am a scientific study in what the threshold is for an adult human woman’s coat consumption.

That said, I have noticed in my “new arrivals” perusing lately that there is a boatload of very expensive fug available for fall. A quick scan of one site led me to these two charmers:

I’m sorry, WHAT? And this is just the tip of the fug iceberg! If wanting to look pretty and classic makes me a #basic than I shall happily embrace my basic-ness.  Because that up there is just trendy fashion nonsense. No one needs to be wearing overalls with bows. NO. ONE.

So here is an outfit (#basic) that I can’t wait to wear once the temps dip into the 60’s/50’s.  This sweater blazer is awesome (now referred to as my “business sweatshirt” because its as comfy as a sweatshirt but you look less like you’ve given up on getting dressed. (CLICK ITEM IMAGES FOR LINKS)

And then to piggy back off that, some awesome fall finds I’m hoping to pick up too.  Since my famous leather pants have a non-repairable off-seam hole int hem from wearing them so much over the last 6 years, a new pair are needed (painful investment, but worth every penny).  Unlike that leather skirt, which is faux!  Everyone will need a leopard coat this season (YAY) and adorable suede chunky heels and booties. Lots to love here. (CLICK ON ITEM IMAGES FOR LINKS)

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Fashion Friday: How to Wear the Ruffle Trend Without Feeling Like An Idiot.

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I’ve noticed that for the upcoming season everything and its mother is covered in ruffles. Now, I like a good flouncy ruffle as much as the next girly-girl, but some of the stuff I’ve been seeing is serious ruffle overkill.  Like, trying to look really fancy for your fourth grade piano recital.    So here are my suggestions for how to subtly embrace this popular look while still feeling like a grown ass woman.  Because I lived through middle school dances once and I don’t really want to channel that time-period in my life again, thankyouverymuch.  The key is to balance the fluffy, busy-ness of the ruffle with super streamlined and sleek pieces- like a ruffled sleeve top with super slim pants or jeans.

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I adore this one- sweet with a little bit of n edge in the distressed denim and embroidered loafers.


This one could potentially go to the office, or is great for when you want to be comfy and casual but still look totally pulled together.

I’m kinda obsessed with this look- the crazy fun metallic skirt paired with the cool beaded scarf necklace and a touch of denim to bring it down to earth.

A great work look with trim, tailored print trousers paired with a dramatic ruffled sleeve sweater (I also LOVE this one, which I’d do statement earrings with). The of-the-moment loafer tops it off. Also, that bag is under $75!

An evening look (this dress is bananas good)- loving red and navy together right now!

Have a happy weekend everyone.

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