Oversized Cardigans for Fall

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I posted this look last year leading into the fall months. It was actually one of my most viewed post from last fall. I wanted to share it again, because of this amazing chunky sweater. This look is so easy, and will always work when you have jeans and a simple shirt and oversized cardigan will make the look stylish and chic. Here I have on a nice blouse, but typically I will wear a plain t-shirt and add the sweater which is only of my favorite looks. The sweater keeps you warm when the weather is chilly.

If you are looking for an amazing cardigan here are a few you will love. 

Breaking out the Boots

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I can’t believe October is almost over. It’s sad to see the summer go but now it’s time for boots, sweaters, and tights. Over the past couple of weekends, I started switching my wardrobe for the colder season. I felt it was necessary because I made a purchase and realized I had duplicates.

October is the month I officially start wearing boots. A few years ago, I found myself struggling to find a good balance of when to wear boots and cooler weather attire. I felt I was rushing the season when I tried to wear these items in September, plus it was still way too hot.  November, I would freeze trying to find different ways to make my sundresses work in the colder months. I decided enough was enough, October is a great month to make it happen and it seemed to work. Today it’s going to be 80 degrees, but I am wearing a short sleeve sweater and cropped pants.

This year I tried something a little different, and it seemed to work great. I pulled out my fall items and stored them on clothing racks so I can see what I have and what I need. I found I had no idea what I stored and found myself buying things I already had. I just got in an order from J.Crew and saw I ordered some of their tissue turtlenecks in colors I already had, and now have to go through the whole return process which could have been avoided.

Do you have a certain time you start wearing certain articles of clothing?

Outfit Details:
Shirt: Banana Republic similar here ~ Blazer: Thrifted similar here ~
Skirt: Nordstrom Rack Similar here

2018 Fall Bucket List

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Something about the fall makes me want to sit down and find fun things to do when the weather starts to get cool and crips. The last couple of years I’ve shared some outings and date nights I want to do this year with my husband. I have to say, I’ve never done everything on the list, but maybe this year will be my year. Here is my 2018 Fall Bucket List:

  1. Sit by a fire pit- I’ve been looking everywhere for a place where we can go sit by a bonfire and just drink hot chocolate or apple cider. Am I making this up in my head and something like this does not exist?
  2. Go to the mountains to view the fall foliage – this is on my bucket list every year, I have yet to make it happen, but maybe this will be the year. (fingers crossed)
  3. Visit a place we have never been before- this just came to me today, I was reading an article about visiting the Biltmore Estate, and it sounds like a great adventure. I may not be visiting the Biltmore, but I think it would be fun to visit something locally.
  4. Take a local tour- I think it’s fun to learn about the history of your city or town. Every tour I’ve ever been I’ve learned something new.
  5. Watch the entire Saw series- My husband and I love scary moves and when we were in college, the Saw series came out every October and now that the series is over it would be fun to go back and revisit.

 

Fall Wish List

Fall Wish List

Hi Friends, have you heard it’s officially fall! Which means I am officially excited to refresh my wardrobe and share new things with you for this new season we are entering. It actually started to get cool here in the DC area, but I’m not sure it will last the rest of the season. Nonetheless, I am excited to find some fun new items.

  1. Camo Crew Sweatshirt – Camo is on trend this season and I can’t even express how excited I am about it. I have always loved camo and so happy that it is gracing my closet this season.
  2. Denim Mini Skirt– This is a classic staple that has been missing from my wardrobe for a couple of years. It seems like denim minis are in every store this season. I haven’t found the perfect one yet, but I have my eye out for the best one.
  3. Mockneck Sweater– Sweaters are something I like to refresh my wardrobe with every season. When I saw this color it just screamed fall to me.
  4. Faux Leather Jacket- This is a part of my fall uniform. Moto jackets make just about any outfit and I like to add an update to my wardrobe each season. I may have more than I need at this moment, but it seems like every year it all about the updated colors.
  5. Riding Boots- Boots are a necessity for the fall. Just like the moto jacket, it is always a good idea to update your boots each season. Riding boots are my favorite, currently, I have a tan pair and would love to acquire a black pair.
  6. Wideleg Pants– these pants, in particular, caught my eye, I have nothing like them in my closet which is why they made this list. Every wardrobe needs a wildcard.
  7. Plaid Backpack– I like to buy a new purse or bag each season. Plaid is always a fun print to play within the fall, I thought this would be something different.
  8. Floral Top- Floral is in this year, and I don’t plan on missing out on this fabulous print. I like this top because it can go with just about anything, a moto jacket, cardigan, or even on its own.

All Black with Tweed on Top

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Can we take a second for these mules! They are the best option when you want to throw something on, but still look put together. I give these a great purchase award! I love an outfit like this because if you don’t know what to wear, a black tank and pants is always a great way to build an outfit.

Blazer: Old Navy ~ Tank: Banana Republic Factory similar here and here ~ Pants: Old Navy ~ Mules: TJ Maxx

It Requires a Vest

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What would fall be like without wearing a puffer vest? I had this vest for quite a few years and I can honestly say I wear it often. Vest are perfect for this time of year because when you leave your house in the morning it is chilly then as the day goes on it gets warmer (this is when you remove the vest), at the end of the day it gets chilly again. What is your staple item for the fall?

Puffer Vest: Old Navy Similar Here ~ Shirt: TJ Maxx Similar Here ~ Jeans: Gap Similar Here ~ Boots: DSW Similar Here

Leopard with Boots

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It has been much warmer than I think it should be for the fall. I have been buying things that are way too hot for this 80 degree weather. I am not letting that stop me. Notice, I am not wearing stockings 🙂 That is the great thing about wearing boots. They keep you warm with the weather changing hour by hour.

Jacket: Old Navy ~ Dress: Old Navy ~ Shirt: Target ~ Boots: TJ Maxx Similar here

 

Tuxedo and Leopard

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Hi Friends. If you saw my Fall Haul, you would recognize this skirt from that video. The first time I wore this skirt was for this photo. It is so soft and comfortable. I love it when I find great items built to last. I went thrifting a few weeks ago and found this super cute blazer. It is a BCBG Tuxedo blazer, the sleeves are knit which is so comfortable. I have been looking for a black blazer for a while. I love how this one is different and will add some texture to an outfit.

Blazer: thrifted similar here ~ Shirt: Banana Republic Factory ~ Skirt: Nordstrom Rack ~ Boots: really old similar here