Fall 2016 Wardrobe Update

I took advantage of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale to get a few new items for fall, and I got a couple of pairs of shoes after, just to bolster what I already have for the colder weather. I’ve been weeding out my closet gradually whenever the mood strikes and just trying to add items that I think will be more well-loved from year to year. I have a really hard time letting go of clothes, even the ones I haven’t worn in years. I always have this “you never know” mentality and think I might somehow want to wear them again. But I actually put a few pairs of shoes in a bag for donation last week because seeing all the shoes pile up was starting to get to me. Anyway, here are the newbies to my closet crew.

1. Love by Design Mock Neck Patch Pocket Pullover

I actually wasn’t crazy about this when I was browsing in-store, but I decided to try it on anyway. I can never have enough sweaters for the winter. After that I had to get it. It’s just such an easy basic and I love everything oversized. The pockets add a little something different to a pretty classic top. I tried to link this but it sold out, this is similar.

2. BP Cross Front Woven Blouse

I thought this was a nice blouse to wear for any occasions that where I’d need to be slightly more dressed up and I love this deep burgundy color for fall. I like that it’s drapey and that its a bit longer in the back to hide any extra tush. Sorry it’s so wrinkled, but I quickly wanted to take some photos while my mom was hanging with Ava.

3. BP Plaid Square Scarf

I’ve been wanting a plaid scarf in this style for the past two winters and just never got around to getting one. But since this was in the sale it was the perfect opportunity to pick one up. It adds some interest to an otherwise more plain outfit and since it’s blanket style, it adds some extra warmth too.

4. BP Long Sleeve Tunic Tee

I know, boring right? Well I realized I don’t have enough long-sleeved basic tops in my closet. These are great for layering and go with everything. I have a black & white striped one from Target that I love, and I actually just ordered the white one because it’s on sale (even cheaper than the Anniversary price too!). I like the longer length for more coverage and I can always tuck it in for certain outfits too.

5. Madden Girl Two-Piece Block Heeled Sandals

I love the whole block heel trend for fall and needed a pair of nude strappy heels to round out my shoe options. These are a 3″ heel and added with the added thickness they are actually pretty comfortable. I used to think a 4″ heel was NBD, but ever since having Ava I just can’t deal with heels anymore. It can be kind of a bummer because most shoes I’m attracted to are at a higher heel height and I never buy them because I know I’ll likely never wear them. These I wore them to my cousin’s rehearsal dinner with no complaints. These are the only item I didn’t get from Nordstrom, they’re from Macy’s. They’re listed as a blush color, but I think they’re more nude/taupe.

7. Kristin Cavallari for Chinese Laundry Capri Mules

photo via lulus.com

I had to jump into this mule trend for fall with these slide-on flat mules. I saw them on damselindior’s IG and immediately looked them up. I was initially kind of unsure whether I liked this trend at all, but she made them look so chic. I’m still waiting for these to come in the mail, if I’m in love with them I’ll update this post with a picture of them on. If you’re not into the mule trend, there is also a the regular loafer version with the back in the same style.

8. HM Belted Vest

I actually bought this in the beginning of the summer, knowing I wanted it for fall. It’s a great piece for layering and I’m looking forward to wearing it once the cooler air hits. It’s one of those things that you can just throw on when you feel like your outfit isn’t quite complete. I like this better unbelted, so I just tie the belt in the back to give more of a cinched waist appearance. It’s no longer for sale, but I found this one from Asos that is very similar.

What have you been buying for fall? Any good deals to share? I’d love to know!

Brown booties, 2 ways.

Fall brings out the booties and I am not immune. I can’t get enough. I don’t need anymore, but I can’t help looking.

The real issue is LiketoKnow.it on IG. Everytime I see someone posting an outfit I like, I can immediately find out where it came from just by ‘liking’ the picture. That’s how I came across the Ryan Chelsea boot from Madewell. I’ve been wanting a pair of booties in brown with a higher heel ever since getting a flatter pair last fall. I wanted something I could wear with not just jeans, but also dresses. These were definitely on the pricier side for me shoe-wise, but I know they’ll last me a bit longer  and they’re actually really comfortable.

P.S. They’re also on sale and an extra 40% off right now! And they come in black.

I wore them with some mustard yellow skinny jeans and an oversized cream wool sweater. And since it was ‘wash day’ for my hair, I threw on a hat. The half-bun is also my current go-to for dirty hair days.

The other option is to pair them with a dress and a fleece cardigan. This is actually a great summer to fall transitional look because the dress is actually one of those off-the-shoulder numbers that everyone was wearing during the summer. Just throw a sweater on top and you’re good to go. Don’t give up on your summer dresses quite yet!

In terms of makeup lately, I shared my fall lipstick faves here. This is the Wet n Wild one in 908C. It’s nice to throw on when you don’t want to spend a lot of time on your eyes for some color. It’s kind of bold for a Target run, but why not? It also stays on forever without touching up. I actually picked up two new lipsticks over the weekend (I swear I don’t have anything like them!) that I’ll be sharing soon.

My face makeup is starting to succumb to my oily T-zone, but after almost 6 hours, the lipstick  was hanging in there! I did use Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in Natural underneath, so that probably helped. But it powered through lunch and some afternoon tea like a champ without retouching.

Hope your weekend is going well and that you’re all happily transitioning into fall!