Hello hello, long time no talk this week. I swear I had all my posts ready to roll this week and then life happened. Work has been so crazy this week, I honestly believe it’s the universe knowing that I am trying to leave for a trip. That is the time that everything just seems to get magnified right? I’m just one of those people that need to get everything finished plus work ahead before I can truly relax on vacation. Plus, thinking about what I’m going to pack for Denver and Vegas is driving me kind of batty. I know seriously first world problems Amanda but you know how I am very strict about packing in my carryon only. The weather in Denver is bipolar. My weather app is showing me 80s during the day and 50s at night? I mean boots and sundresses? What? I know I will figure it all out but for now, I’m just adding it to the list. I have been researching like the overachiever you all know me to be and I can’t wait to share it all with you when I get back. Thank goodness for wifi and long flights to catch up on work am I right?
So today I wanted to chat with you about something I know is not totally groundbreaking by any means but a roundup of what I feel are Fall staples that are worth the splurges and some great pieces that are totally affordable. Even though we are still blazing away in the 90’s here in FL, I keep on hoping for some slightly cooler weather. I wanted to share some of my Fall staples that have stayed in trend for the season and what is currently trending on the radar.
A great oversized chunky knit
I just picked up this Tally sweater from BB Dakota. It is insanely soft, not boxy, and is a form flattering sweater. Right now to transition, it can be tucked into a pair of boyfriend shorts and booties. Or wear it with a pair of skinnies and ballet flats. For the Winter, throw a scarf over it with boots and a coat. It comes in a few different colors, Shopbop has it in lighter colors, Zappos carries the darker color here. I also picked up this open front drape cardigan from the Nordstrom sale and it is the softest/most comfortable thing I’ve ever worn. You will not regret that purchase.
I have tried on and returned I’m not joking at least 50 pairs of distressed denim skinnies. AG makes the best quality pair. I have had the same pair for 3 seasons now, they do not bag out, lose their stretch, and wash beautifully.
A workhorse ballet flat
I used to be all about my Tieks for a ballet flat but I just picked up this pair and I seriously wear them every single day. They add just enough glam to the mundane everyday work outfits. A great budget version that I also like is the Yosi Samaras. You can find them on sale on sites like Gilt.
You can still wear these right now or throw some tights and a moto jacket over it. I adore this off the shoulder version that is under $50. Love the sleeves on this one and it’s 30% off. Great maxi version and it’s under $30 here.
A bootie to live in
If I had to pick my most favorite wedge bootie, it would be the Toms Desert bootie. I bring the with me whenever I travel and I can seriously walk miles in them. I dropped some questionable adult bev on them after my last trip, so they are currently out of commission. I do plan on scooping them back up again. I bought them in a gray color and they went with everything.
Suedes & Fringe
They trended last year and are back again in a big way. I am crushing so hard on this bag and it’s on sale (like $35). I like the brown leather better but I do think the black will go with everything. My suede button up mini is back in stock, grab it before it sells out.
Lace it Up
I scooped up this top above and even though it’s a foreign feeling of going sans bra, the material is thick and sucks everything in. Think of it more like a shapewear piece. I wore it with my suede skirt or you can throw one of those drape jackets over it. I also really like this sweater dress version that looks more bra friendly and it’s under $30.
Interesting necklines, bowties, and Peter Pan collared dresses. I’m basically in love with the entire Parker line. How adorable is this one and it’s under $20. Tell me how fabulous this Free People top is right?
There you have it. My staples that are currently being moved to the front of my closet. I am so ready for the switch over from the Summer. I have been sweating it out down here in FL transitioning it over but I am excited for the change in scenery this weekend when we shoot over to Denver. I hope everyone is having a fabulous week and tell me what your favorite Fall staples are in your closet currently?