Fall Wardrobe Re-Up

Fall is right around the corner and in preparation, I’ve been slowly accumulating a few new items to breathe new life into what I have already. Everything for the most part is pretty basic, so I’ll be able to get a lot of wear out of them and make things more interesting with accessories and layering. There are still a couple of things I’d like to get, but I figured I’d share now in case anyone wanted to get their hands on these things before they’re gone.

Zara leather jacket. I’d been wanting a leather jacket in this style for quite awhile now and of course, I can always count on Zara. I’m actually looking forward to a cool down so I can break this out, I can already imagine wearing it with a blanket scarf and jeans, or over a dress on a night out. The last time I checked the website, they only had size large left, but there are a couple of other similar ones that I’ll link as well. I got it in a medium so that I’d be able to wear it over some of my lighter knits.

Zara Leather Biker Jacket (above) | Zara Leather Jacket (similar) | Zara Leather Biker Jacket (similar)

Boyfriend blazer. I have a black blazer, but it definitely has a more formal feel and is more fitted at the waist. I wanted one that was a bit more relaxed and that I could use as we transition into fall, over a tank and shorts on a cool night. I think these run on the larger side, I got this in an extra small.

Mural Slouchy Boyfriend Blazer

Slouchy sweaters. These came in either a S/M or M/L, I got the former and kind of wish I got the latter. I’d imagined them to be more oversized, but it wasn’t worth it to mail them back just for that reason. They both fit fine and I like the off the shoulder look they give. The material isn’t super soft, but at $30 each and 20% off, I can’t complain (much). That’s always the gamble with online shopping.

Missguided Ophelita Off Shoulder Knit Sweater Wine | Grey

High neck/side slit sweater. Another basic comfy addition to my sweater wardrobe, but more on trend this season. It was really more the high neckline of this sweater that attracted me to it, it just makes it seem more cozy. This one is definitely more comfortable in feel than the previous sweaters, but also more pricey. But I can tell that this one will last and I’ll be wearing it for the next few years.

Topshop Funnel Side Split Sweater Stone

Pointed-toe black booties. I got a pair from Steve Madden via Rue La La last year that I love, but I wanted a pair with a higher heel. I got these from H&M online, they’re pretty much exactly what I was looking for. These were pricier than usual, but also from their ‘premium’ line. I will say that they are a PIA to take off. I have to really sit there and wriggle them off my feet, although they slide in quite easily. They don’t have a zipper and the elasticized panel is pretty small so that’s probably the issue. I’m hoping that with more wear they’ll get easier to remove.

H&M Leather Ankle Boots

Felt fedora. I’m not really a hat person in the winter unless is it’s a beanie that’s meant more for warmth. I tried this on on a whim when I got my Panama hat over earlier this summer. And it’s actually really cute on! Just a fun touch to add to an outfit, especially on days you might be spending more time outdoors.

Merona Women’s Felt Fedora Hat

What items have you been scoping out for fall? Please share!

Also, just kind of a life/blog update. I’m aiming to post at least once a week, maybe twice from here on end because I’m actually going to be taking a class this fall! I’ve been wanting to go back to school for quite some time and I realized I had to seize the opportunity while I can. The timing was never right before and even now I wonder how right it is, but honestly, there never is a right time. In some ways, especially after having Ava and wondering when we’ll be ready for number 2, I always thought it wasn’t an option. By the time I finish I’ll be too old for another baby. But I realized I was basing my decisions too much on the future and what hasn’t even happened yet, instead of looking at the now. And now does actually feel right. I also don’t want to look back and regret that I’d missed the opportunity.

I know my posting is already at a minimum, last week I had a minor surgery and just couldn’t get into ‘blog mode’, but I still enjoy it when I do. But if I disappear for a week here and there, I just wanted to explain why.

Hope everyone is doing well and thanks for reading!

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Winter wardrobe staples.

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There are a few items that I’ve been living in lately, things that are all super comfy and are perfect for the season. They are also all super affordable. I got this flannel shirt at Old Navy (similar here), when I saw it on the hanger I immediately picked it up. I’ve been wanting a buffalo plaid shirt for awhile in this black and red combo. They didn’t have any smalls left, but I liked it so much I got it in a medium. It’s definitely a little big, but I don’t mind and if I tuck it in a little in the front I find that it helps to streamline the look so it’s not too oversized. I’m accumulating a collection of slouchy sweaters, this one I got from Forever 21. It’s warm and it gives me that cozy kind of feel that is nice in this cold weather. It’s an easy piece to layer over shirts and tanks and it has a nice drape to it. Lastly, these BC Footwear ‘Stand Up Straight brown booties have pretty much been permanently attached to my feet. They have a low heel so I can walk around for more than a couple of hours without complaint. I also feel like the color pairs well with any outfit as it’s a mid-tone brown.

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What I wore for Friendsgiving, shopping, & lunch with the girls.

My goal over the next month or two is to edit my wardrobe. I have way too much clothing that I don’t wear anymore. I’m trying to be more mindful of what I’ve been buying lately so that it doesn’t end up just taking up space and never being used. But, these 3 items are definitely keepers and I can see myself wearing them again and again.

My go-to fall look.

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Fall Uniform

 

Oversized knitted sweaters, skinnies, and a good pair of booties are staples in my fall wardrobe and it’s pretty much all I want to wear. I got this sweater on sale at Zara a couple of years ago and I love pulling it out once the weather gets colder.

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Rebecca Minkoff ‘Mini MAC’; BC Footwear ‘Stand up Straight’ Booties

When I’m not carrying around a diaper bag, I usually reach for this Rebecca Minkoff crossbody bag. It’s just easy, fits the essentials, and I can carry it hands free without worrying that it’s going to slip off my shoulder. I’ve also recently become obsessed with these BC Footwear ‘Stand up Straight’ booties, so much so that I’ve actually ordered them in black as well. They’re comfortable for walking around and easy to slide on (key when you’re juggling a baby, diaper bag, and a million other things). They also pair easily with jeans, but I could also pair them with sweater dresses, skirts and tights.

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Day 3 hairdo

My new day 3 hairdo has recently become this kind of half up/half down top knot, again inspired by my hair guru Anna from annalessandjesse on YouTube. I will link her tutorial here. I don’t do mine exactly like hers, but the general idea is the same.

I’m so excited for the weekend, I have a long overdue lunch date with some girlfriends. And it will be just me for once, baby will be at grandma’s. 🙂