Shopping: Your Fall Coat Collection

Yesterday it was 80 degrees here. Here is not Florida so this is really cramping my fall style. It’s not cramping my fall shopping style though.

As soon as the clock strikes November 1 (no shopping in October), I’m hitting purchase on a new coat. I like to usher one oldie out and welcome a fresh new face (and yes, by face I mean a garment of clothing) each season and this year I’ve whittled down my options.

I keep returning to these three styles for this year’s addition: pale pink, plaid and all-weather parkas. Obviously I’m looking for something versatile (gotta wear it over all the things) and functional (nothing too tight, too weird, too bulky).

I’ve narrowed down my options and now it’s just a waiting game. The good news is that a lot of these options are crazy affordable (wanted to include this pretty from Old Navy but the image wouldn’t load. just check it out cause it is crazy cute and super affordable) and will last way past this winter.

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Outfit Post: Get to Work

I admit it. I can get into a major case of the samesies when it comes to getting dressed in the morning. But the skinny pants + flowy top with an accessory combo to dress it up or down is pretty much what I wear every day. I know, BORING. But hey, it makes getting out the door with two small humans a little more manageable.

Obviously I try to mix it up – or else having this blog would be pretty pointless – and I try to add a little twist to those paper doll dressing basics with color, prints or accessories. Today it’s color. These purple pants were a impulse sale buy in an attempt to step out of my comfort zone but they are surprisingly versatile. And when paired with the right stuff, you can totally avoid looking like a big purple dinosaur.

As a side note, these sunglasses seemed like the most ridiculous things ever when I got them but they make every outfit I wear them with a little more fun. And they are super cheap. Win/win.

p.s. – How do you all feel about the tv post addition? I’m thinking of relegating them to Sundays from here on out but I had to get my feelings about Carrie Mathison out into the open.

Black Crop Blazer: Dress & Dwell (old – similar fancy version here); Purple ‘Minnie’ Pants: J.Crew  – really want them in that emerald color (seen here); Blouse: BCBG (old); Heels: Jessica Simpson (old – love these); Bag: Kate Spade; Sunglasses: c/o ASOS (seen here)

Sorry for all the oldies but goodies but I’m trying to stay committed to the #NoNewThings challenge for myself in October. Promise to start mixing in some newer stuff soon.
Photos by Whitney Neal.



Shopping: Shopbop Friends & Family

Just because I’ve given up shopping for October doesn’t mean you have to. Shopbop is having their semi-annual Friends & Family sale which is the best time to bite the bullet on investment pieces you’ve been thinking about but couldn’t quite justify. I’ve rounded up some of my favorites as an exercise in “pretend” shopping.

Don’t worry though, I’m keeping it real and staying clear of seriously pricey duds. Everything below is under $200 (except a couple pairs of jeans – you wear those all the time so you can splurge) + there are no one-and-done items. I looked for stuff that you can wear the heck out of for more than just one season.

The sale ends on the 16th at midnight… happy shopping!

Jackets & Coats…

Tops & Sweaters…

Boots & Shoes…

Denim & Dresses…

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