Recent Fall Purchases

September is usually the month I do the most shopping for my wardrobe. The reason is two-fold: 1. It's time to re-fresh my cold weather wear, and 2. It's my birthday month so I allow myself to splurge a little more than normal. I actually haven't done much shopping this season as I've been focusing more on getting rid of things than on adding things. While I haven't bought much, I am pretty in love with the five things I have added to my closet for fall:

1. Aritzia Sweater
This was my birthday present that I picked out for myself. I've loved the aesthetic of Aritzia since way back when Jillian Harris was The Bachelorette (remember that?) and she mentioned shopping there. I believe at the time it was only a Canadian retailer. They have since opened a few stores in the U.S., and lucky for me there are two within a few hours from where I live. So for my birthday I asked to go there with the intention of buying a sweater or one of their gorgeous scarves. Unfortunately the scarves were too itchy for me. I'm allergic to wool, and even though they say they are "soft brushed wool" I still can't handle them. My eyes and skin start to immediately itch when I put one on. Such a bummer. Turns out most of their scrumptious sweaters also had wool. I was majorly disappointed, but since I had gone all that way I was determined to find something. Enter the Wilfred Diderot sweater, made of a soft cotton modal blend.  This is the coziest cocoon sweater, and I love the pyramid stud detailing along the back.

Shop similar cocoon sweaters:
Josie Peachy Jersey Cocoon Sweater • $49
Marl Long Sleeve Cocoon Cover-Up • $59.90
Striped Cocoon Cardigan • $39.99
Heather By Bordeaux Rib Cocoon Cardigan  • $39.97
LAmade 'Crystal' Cocoon Cardigan • $46.80
Two by VINCE CAMUTO Marled Cocoon Cardigan  • $99
BB Dakota Myah Cocoon Cardigan •  $75

2. Everlane Tees
I loooooove Everlane tees, they are the best quality for the price, it's just downright ridiculous. $15 for the softest cotton tee cut to perfection? It's a no-brainer wardobe staple. I purchased a new black v neck and a new white u neck for the season. I love to layer these under open front cardigans and plaid tops. I'm tempted to buy all the colors in all the cuts, but for now I went for basic black and white. Some of the cuts are more expensive than others, but they are all a fabulous deal.

Shop Everlane tees:

The Cotton U-neck  • $15
The Cotton V  • $15
The Clean Edge Short-Sleeve Tee  • $22
The Cotton Heather V  • $18
The Cotton Drop-Shoulder Tee  • $22
The Ryan Pocket Tee  • $25
The Box-Cut Tee  • $15

3. Adrienne Vittadini Booties
I was on the hunt for a pair of booties for fall, with my requirements being: hit at the ankle, straddling the line between casual and dressy, and have the perfectly rounded pointed toe (now I'm just being difficult). Well, I found them! I used birthday money to buy these...thanks Mom! ;)

Shop similar booties:
Adrienne Vittadini Meriel Booties • $129
Report Women's Gabrela Wedge Bootie • $49.99
Mossimo Supply Co. Geneva Hidden Wedge Booties • $39.99
CARMEN MARC VALVO Black Bianca Wedge Booties  • $99.99
Bakers Angiolina Womens Wedge Booties  • $54.99
Bella Vita Deryn Wedge Booties  • $115
 CL by Laundry Vickee Womens Wedge Booties  • $64.99

4. Target High Waisted Skinnies
I've blogged about these before here and here, so I won't go into them much again other than I wear these constantly and love them! I wish they had them in a solid dark denim, which is the only other pair I am looking to update in my closet this season.

Shop similar denim:
Mossimo Women's High Rise Jegging  • $29.99
1969 Destructed Resolution True Skinny High-Rise Jeans • Gap • $63.99–79.95
High Waist Skinny Ankle Jeans in Black • LOFT • $69.50
Curvy High Waist Skinny Ankle Jeans in Black • LOFT • $69.50
Joe's Jeans Fahrenheit Mid Rise Skinny in Ines • $70.99
Rock & Republic® High-Waist Skinny Jeans • $59.99
ASOS Farleigh High Waist Slim  Jeans  • $32
ASOS Rivington High Waist Denim Jeggings  • $38

5. Gray Cashmere Scarf
This is an item I put on my wish list after seeing how many inspiration looks I pinned that had oversize gray scarves involved. I decided to try and find a deal on a cashmere version on Poshmark, and I did! I found a cashmere scarf from Nordstrom, sized 88" long and 44" wide, originally $100, and I bought it for $34. Pretty sweet deal. I definitely have some tips on how to successfully shop on Poshmark, so I think I will work on a post on that for the future. (Note: the photo used above is not the actual scarf, just similar in look. The scarf shown above can be found here.)

Shop similar scarves:
Lord & Taylor Siena Oversized Knit Scarf • $39.99
Cashmere Fringe Rectangular Scarf, 70" x 20" • Magaschoni • $129
Nordstrom Wool & Cashmere Wrap • $98
pür by pür cashmere ZIG ZAG EDGE SCARF • $95
Lord & Taylor Pointelle Cashmere Scarf  • $90
Bean's Classic Cashmere Scarf • L.L. Bean • $79.99
Splendid Cashmere Scarf • $69.97
Nordstrom Wool & Cashmere Wrap  • $98
Adele Cashmere Scarf • Club Monaco • $149.50
Joe Fresh Cashmere Scarf  • $49.94


10 Under $50

October!! You are here! What exactly is going on with life? I mean, wasn't it just New Years? I seriously can't believe it's already time to start worrying about Halloween costumes, pumpkin pie recipes, Christmas shopping...I'm getting exhausted just thinking about the holiday season! It is definitely the most exciting time of the year, don't get me wrong, and I love all the family time we get to spend together. A magical thing happened yesterday...it rained! I legit went outside and stood in the rain for a few minutes, enjoying the fresh cool feeling of the drops coming down. I got a good taste of fall and now I don't want to look back! Alas, it is going to be sunny and 80 here today and for the next week, yet again. You can find me dreaming of cabin getaways with roaring fires and hot chololates. And I'll be bringing along all of these under $50 goodies!

A feminine and mysterious mauve is so perfect right now.

So perfect for fall wanderlust! Go all the places, see all the things!

I love a canvas, collegiate looking tote for fall. This also comes in olive and indigo.

Love the color combo of aqua and olive!

On sale! Also in black.

Still love blue buffalo plaid this year. Great sale on this one!

A slouchy tee with a pocket. Must have. Tons of colors!

A light jacket to throw on for exploring.

Tunic length and with a sexy front zipper. Perfect for date night.

These are all the rage right now. A 70's inspired tunic turtleneck with low armholes (for lack of better phrasing!). Definitely wear a top underneath! Loving this vibe.

Have a wonderful weekend friends!


10 Under $50!

TGIF!! We made it to the weekend, and fall is officially here. Although there are no layers in sight for me this weekend. Still in the nineties! Yuck. Taking the sting out, however, is the fact that Banana Republic is having a MAJOR sale right now: an additional 60% off already reduced sale prices! Use code BRSALE at checkout. I carefully went through the options, and picked out my favorite pieces for fall. These go super quick, so hurry if you want to snatch one up! Shown is the sale price, so remember, it is an additional 60% off, so all of these are well under $50!

All of these will make great foundational basics for your closet!


15 Gorgeous Pointed Toe Loafers for Fall!

It's safe to say I'm on a shoe kick this fall. Okay, I'm always on a shoe kick. What is my one of my favorites for the season? A pointed toe loafer! Guys, there are so. many. beautiful options out there, that I simply could not narrow it down to any less than 15. I mean, I could have posted 30 favorites, but that is just excessive, right? PLUS, these are all under $100.

Many of these come in various colors, so if you see a style you like, but would prefer a different color, check the links for options. Most come in both black and nude/camel, as well as a few in options like silver, burgundy or even forest green. Happy shopping!