Fall is finally in the air! This time of transition into full-scale cool weather is the perfect time to layer up, so I thought that I’d pull together some of my favorite pieces for layering this fall. A plaid shirt is the perfect base layer to mix with a puffer vest or sweater. A plaid scarf is cute when thrown over a solid sweater or top & a beanie can be thrown on with any outfit. Riding boots & a crossbody bag keep things casual. Finally, a fitted wool coat is a must for keeping warm between the car & office.
After a short drop, temperatures here have gone back up to the high 70’s. While I love fall & cannot wait for true sweater-weather, the warm temps have allowed me to keep some bright dresses in rotation. I got this pink & orange leopard print dress over the summer & it quickly became one of my favorites. It’s so incredibly comfy! Once it gets a little cooler, I’ll trade out the sandals for boots & keep wearing it!
It’s officially fall today! Otherwise known as college football season if you live in the south. Since I was a child, Saturday nights in the fall have been dedicated to LSU football. I still get chills when I hear the first notes of pre-game played by the Golden Band. We attended our first game of the season last weekend. Despite the extreme heat of a day game in Tiger Stadium, we had a great time tailgating with friends & watching the game. I may be biased, but I think that a home game in Tiger Stadium is the best college football experience in the country!
Mike VI arrived on campus about the same time I did, so I always stop by to see him in his habitat near the stadium. Sometimes he makes an appearance at the game, but only if he voluntarily loads into his trailer. Last year, he didn’t make it to any games.
Last weekend’s game was incredibly hot, so a sleeveless dress was a must! I picked up this cute one at Frock Candy on Saturday morning, but The Mint Julep Boutique and Gameday Goddess are two of my favorite online shops for cute, unique gameday attire. Flat sandals make it easy to get around campus & a cross-body bag is perfect for carrying into the stadium.
Since fall is on the way, I’ve been putting some light-weight sweaters into my wardrobe rotation. This grey cowl-neck was perfect to pair with a classic pencil skirt for a work dinner. It also gave me chance to carry this bright pink clutch (with a removable shoulder strap) from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I’m a sucker for anything pink & I’ve been dying for a chance to take this bag out! I think it added a fun pop of color to an otherwise monochrome look & it’s on sale again now for 50% off!
There is no denying that a rich burgundy is THE color for fall. I love that it pairs well with any neutral! Since it still feels like summer here, a sleeveless burgundy top and white jeans is a perfect combination to stay cool but also begin incorporating fall styles/colors. You’ve seen my Barrington Gifts monogram tote before, here and here, so it goes without saying that I’m still a huge fan of the versatile bag.
Temperatures are starting to drop here (though it’s still above 90 degrees everyday), so I’m starting to plan my fall wardrobe & shoes are a huge part of that! I love that shoes are an easy way to add some interest to a simple outfit. Booties and boots are a fall staple & this year, a stacked heel and slight western edge are the trend in booties. I’ve had my eye on these Vince Camuto booties for weeks now! The trend in boots is the taller the better, with most reaching above the knee. All the better to keep my legs warm! I’m also loving the lace-up trend for pumps & sandals. These sexy Stuart Weitzman sandals are on sale now.
A few weeks ago we took a long weekend to visit family in Dallas. Here’s my drinks & dinner look from one of the nights. I wanted something that was dressy enough for a night out, but still comfortable since we’d be walking between locations in Uptown. I it’s one of my favorite, go-to tops – a hot pink tunic from Zara. It’s lightweight, a little flowy, & the most perfect shade of bright pink. The necklace is one that I received in my first Rocksbox & couldn’t live without! It’s the Maddie Crystal Necklace by Perry Street. It helps dress up any look, from a cocktail dress to jeans & a button down. I’ve been pleasantly surprised with this Gigi All-in-One bag‘s ability to corral cash, credit cards, makeup, phone, & keys. While that isn’t sufficient for day-to-day (I carry practically everything I own in a huge tote), it’s everything I need for drinks & dinner.
I love, love, LOVE back to school! There’s something so familiar & exciting about shopping for new fall clothes & supplies. It’s still pretty warm here, but back to school is a time to look toward fall, so I’ve given you some of my favorite fall staples. New jeans are a must & are perfect when paired with a long tunic & faux fur vest. I love the almond toe on these Vince Camuto booties, they’ll be cute & comfy. Don’t forget to grab a stylish agenda to keep you on task!
See It. She Find’s “30 Things Every Woman Should Own by the Time She is 30” is the ultimate list of things you should be purchasing in your 20’s. Like the author, at some point in my late 20’s I realized that I was wasting money on disposable clothing & accessories, rather than splurging on items I’ll have forever. I’m also a typical Taurus who loves comfort & luxury. I come in at 21 out of 30 items, but I have my eye on a classic DVF wrap dress in the (hopefully) near future!
Love It. I first got Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in one of the brand’s Oz sets & immediately fell in love. This is seriously the best eyeliner that I have ever owned. It comes in 40 shades and 6 finishes from matte to glitter. With Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E and Cottonseed Oil, it goes on creamy (stays that way for apx. 30 seconds for blending) & dries to a long-lasting & waterproof finish. The creamy consistency makes it foolproof to apply. The color stays put & stays vibrant all day long. Could you ask for anything more in an eyeliner?
Want It. Ok, so I’m a little late to the Clarisonic skin care system. This Mia cleansing brush goes beyond your average cleansing to loosen dirt and oil to clear your pores, while helping to reduce oily areas, dry patches and blemishes. It makes your skin more receptive to skincare ingredients, is waterproof for easy use in the shower, & is the perfect size for travel. I’ve been seeing them everywhere for years, but never took the plunge. But, I can’t ignore the hype forever, so I’ve added it to the top of my splurge list.
It has been unbearably hot for the last few weeks, but it’s usually too cold in my office for a sleeveless look. Our A/C was out at work last week, giving me the perfect opportunity to wear light summer dresses! This dress combines the gingham trend with a breezy fabric that’s perfect for this heat. I combined it with understated jewelry & cut-out pumps to dress it up a little for the office.