Outfit Post: Bloggers Who Budget – Fall Trends

Weekends shouldn’t be for cleaning out your closet but lately I feel like I’ve spent some time editing and organizing every weekend. My main goal is to make getting ready easier but the other goal is to avoid (or minimize) the never-ending pile of clothes to put away after furiously trying 10 different things on every day.

Over my next few outfit posts (with one bright exception tomorrow), I’m going to do a “connect the dots” type series. Each post will connect to the previous one through one piece. I’m keeping it pretty basic and using the same items on repeat. Not quite a capsule collection but kinda. I’m thinking at the end, I’ll layout everything together so you can see it all at once. Most of my favorite outfits are the ones that involve mixing and matching from my old and new favorites so we’ll see what you all think. Also, if you’re in the Louisville area and need help cleaning out your closet – give a girl a shout. I may procrastinate cleaning out my own closet but I find an odd pleasure in helping others clean out theirs.

So to get things started it’s a big blue Monday. Whether intentionally or unintentionally, I gravitate towards all things blue. When I found these navy booties last fall it was like someone had finally answered my boot prayers (okay that’s a lot dramatic but you get it). Navy booties, yes please. With fall creeping up on us, I’ve moved my booties back to the front of my closet to get them ready for near constant wear. Since I couldn’t wait to wear them, I paired them with this bright blue mini (perfect for work and play) and lightweight plaid button down.

Since it’s a Bloggers Who Budget Monday and I know we’re all on a budget, both are under $75 (this shirt is an extra 30% off now too). They are the closet staples that I’ll be reaching for time and time again from now until winter. Think skirt with sweater and boots or with a tee and leather moto jacket; Button down with distressed denim and booties, or with navy pants and heels for work. I’m just getting started here…

Banana Republic Blue Mini skirtSharing My Sole | Lou What Wear | Let It Be Beautiful | Here&Now | Pearls & Twirls | Stylin in St. Louis | Living in Color Style | The Pumpkin Spot

Fall Outfit Inspiration * Sole Society Navy Romy BootsJ.Crew Summerweight Shirt in Navy (on sale now) |Banana Republic Winged Mini in Cobalt | Sole Society Romy Booties |Rebecca Minkoff Medium MAB Tote (snagged this basically brand new at the Shop My Closet sale a couple weeks ag0) |Karen Walker Sunglasses

Fall Outfits * J Crew PlaidRebecca Minkoff Medium MAB TotePhotos by Chelcey Tate

Outfit Post: Keep it Casual

I’m lucky enough to get to work from home on Fridays. It’s mostly a chance for me to catch up on laundry while tackling my inbox. It’s a perk that I love for a lot of reasons but mostly because it makes getting ready infinitely easier. Instead of worrying about my full morning routine, I can just throw on some basics, drop off those kiddos and then settling in for a morning of crushing my to-do list.

Rather than just wearing sweats or reverting to work-out clothes when I may or may not be actually hitting the gym, I jumped on the whole athleisure bandwagon and snagged these basics from Athleta. Oddly enough, I decided to get these pants after Drew bought a pair made of the same material. I was so jealous of how comfortable he was on our last road trip that I had to get some of my own. They are seriously perfect for a long car ride – I can attest after wearing them for a 10+ hour car trip to Mobile a couple weeks ago. I ended up looking put together but was super comfy and they weren’t too hot.

Since getting them they’ve gone from being lazy on the couch, out to run errands and back to the couch again on more than one occasion. So consider me a fan.

Hope you all have a great Friday – I’m heading to Stout in a bit for lunch for their Giving is Stout fundraiser for the Family Scholar House. If you’re in Louisville, head over to the Highlands and grab one of their delicious burgers  before 6 pm for a great cause.

Athleisure Outfits * AthletaAthleta City Jogger Pant and Athleta Printed Twilly Tank (both on sale, which I feel like never happens with Athleta) | Nike Pegasus 30 Sneakers | Burberry Sunglasses | Longchamp Le Pliage Leather Bag | Fitbit Surge Athleta City JoggersAthleisure Outfits * AthletaNike Pegasus 30Athleisure Outfits * Athleta

Photos by Whitney Neal 

 

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