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!

When in doubt, just add a scarf.

While getting dressed this morning, I felt like my basic outfit needed a little something extra. I actually thought a vest would do the trick, but I didn’t have one that would quite go. So while scanning my closet my eyes fell on this scarf and outfit complete!

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Mossimo for Target top, Forever 21 scarf & jeans, Steve Madden booties

I love how scarves are functional and fashionable, giving you a little warmth while adding some interest to what you’re wearing. I love this scarf because it reminds me of something I’d buy from a street vendor or at a flea market. But, it’s actually from Forever 21. I went to the website to see if they still have something similar (I got this maybe 3 years ago?), but there wasn’t anything.

I thought I’d go ahead and share my favorite fall scarves of the moment.

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top: BP. faux fur infinity scarf, middle: forever 21 scarf, bottom: Mossimo for Target infinity scarf

The top is a faux fur infinity scarf by BP. from Nordstrom. This is actually my second one because I lost the first one when I went out one night to celebrate a friend’s 30th. I was pretty sad the next morning when I realized it was gone. But I loved it so much I got another; I had to wait until the next season for it to be available again. This one seems slightly different from the first, I can’t put my finger on exactly why, but it’s pretty close to the original.

The bottom is a Merona grey knitted infinity scarf I recently found at Target. I love the color of course, and the softness in feel and look. I’ll definitely be wearing it a lot this, especially as winter approaches.

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View from the top

I got a couple more clothing items for fall when I was at Target again today. I really need to stop going there so often, but I had to pick up some prescriptions and while we waited I couldn’t help shopping around. One of the items I’m really happy I got considering I would have spent a whole lot more for the real thing. I’ll share soon before it’s gone!