“Now and Later” Striped Dress

Red and Navy Striped Dress, Navy Quilted Dress, Cognac Boots, Cognac Tote, Gold Bead Necklace, Gap, J.Crew, Loeffler Randall, Target, Madewell 2

Who else has to fight the urge to wear a quilted vest every.single.day of the week?  Please don’t let me be alone with this obsession!

Layering at it’s finest…and easiest…and most comfortable?  I could go on and on with all the good things I be lovin’ about the quilted vest but since we’ve been down this road before, I’ll leave it at that.

I should, however, mention how much I love this dress right here!  This medium-weight ponte knit (my favorite!) is great for piling on the layers when it’s chilly or wearing alone when you don’t want to get too warm.  This fall weather has some temperamental moments so it’s great to have the option to pile it on and peel it off, right?  I should also mention that some navy tights a few weeks down the road are going to be a great addition here when it does, in fact, get too cold for bare legs.

Happy Halloween, everyone!  I hope you have some treats for all the kiddos coming out tonight!  Have a great Friday and a relaxing weekend!

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Gap : Striped Dress (Promo : Use code “JOY” for 30% off! Loving the Grey…)  |  J.Crew : Vest, try this (sale!), this (sale!)  |  Target : Knee Socks  |  Loeffler Randall : Wedge Boots, try these, these, these (sale!)  |  Madewell : Tote Bag, Crossbody Style  |  J.Crew : Necklace, try this, this, this  |   Michael Kors : Gold Watch

Be sure to check out the new arrivals that just dropped at the Gap, too!  Use the code “JOY” for 30% off full priced items!)

Gap Fall

Sweater Dress |  Wool Biker Jacket  | Grey Striped Sweater

Navy/Red Striped Sweater  |  Wool Shorts  |  Wool Skirt

A Blanket Cape + Floppy Hat

Black and Grey Cap, Black Box Pleat Skirt, Black Quilted Chain Strap Bag, Black Merino Crewneck Sweater, Black Wool Floppy Hat, Tan Suede Tall Boots,  Topshop, J.Crew, Gap, Joie, Chanel 5

These past few weeks, I’ve been sharing with you some wool hats that have caught my eye here and there.  The problem with me, I guess, is that it’s almost impossible to buy a hat online.  How on earth?!  I feel that while you could easily make a close guess when it comes to sizing and clothes, buying a hat that you’ve never physically put your hands on or more importantly, tried on, is just a gamble I’ve yet to take on.

That being said, clearly I have finally right floppy hat for me this season.  This black and wool hat (fedora) is slightly oversized, has great structure so it doesn’t fall in your face but is easily shapable by twisting the hat or even manipulating the brim with your hands.  It has a black wide band ribbon around the crown, that’s only really noticeable close up, and is just the richest shade of black.  I’m really excited to wear this beauty a LOT this year…

Next up, this beautiful cape!  Again, it’s just one of those pieces I’ve bee keeping my eye out for and kind of knew the moment I saw this one that it was worth the wait.  While I paired it with my black, box pleat skirt, I also had the urge to wear it over a black tunic sweater and some leather leggings.  Hmmm, next time.

This cape is soft (so soft!), wraps around me like a blanket, and drapes just beautifully.  It looks and feels wonderful and I’m just so happy with the way this look turned out.  Love, love, LOVE.

Little different for me, right?!  I dig it…

Have a wonderful Thursday, everyone!  Happy Hallows Eve!

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Topshop : Cape  |  J.Crew : Box Pleat Skirt  |  Gap : Crewneck Sweater (sale!)  |  Joie : Boots, try these, these (sale!)  |  Chanel : Bag, try this, this (sale!)  |  Topshop : Floppy Hat

I’m sure I’ll be sharing this hat, too, next week but I seriously couldn’t resist a preview.  Outfit details below the picture…

Floppy Hat

Hat  |  Tunic, try this (same brand and style as the striped one shown, MUST HAVE!!!)  |  Denim Leggings  |  Suede Boots  | Chanel Bag

A Comfortable Tunic + Old Navy

Fleece Dress

Hey, everyone!  My little family hopped out to dinner the other night and I wore this ridiculously soft and comfortable sweatshirt tunic – which I officially need in ALL the colors.  I felt like I was in my favorite college sweatshirt all night and didn’t want to take it off.  Yes, yes, please.

Tunic  |  Boots, similar here |  Old Leggings, try these, these

Don’t forget to check out what else was in my Target Fall Haul!  

Apologies for this single little picture today!  I swear, practically overnight the days became much harder to trap some daylight for my husband and I to snap a few photos after he comes home from work but we have a full day planned tomorrow and lots of catching up to do…  Stay tuned!

Before I go, I posted on Facebook yesterday how cute I thought this jacket was from Old Navy and with that, it had me jumping around their new arrivals – which are pretty cute!

Old Navy

Grey Jacket  |  Poncho Sweater  |  Striped Sweater

Berry Skirt  |  Infinity Scarf  |  Quilted Vest

Black and White + Promo Picks

Black and White Gingham Shirt, Black Skirt, Cognac Boots, Cognac Tote, J.Crew Factory, Loeffler Randall, Madewell, Michael Kors

Sorry for the radio silence yesterday!  My daughter and her social schedule are one for the record books, I swear.  We had SIX events to attend between Friday and Sunday and let me tell you, I could barely keep my eyes open last night so to bed I went…

I hope you all had a great Monday!

I know I’ve been a little skirt and boot crazed lately and while I can’t deny my love still runs deep, I do have a few fun things coming your way this week and just a little more variety.  But, you know, I go in these little stretches where I get a little excited about one thing or another.

That being said, there’s always going to be a little room in my closet for classic shirts, like a black and white plaid.  Today is no exception and the options for this piece right here are endless.  All year long, friends, all year long this shirt can be worn.

Thanks for visiting today and stay tuned for what’s coming up later this week!  Have a great day!

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J.Crew Factory : Shirt (sale + 25 % off promo using code “EXTRA25″!)  |  J.Crew Factory : Skirt (sale + 25 % off promo using code “EXTRA25!)  |  Loeffler Randall : Boots, try these (promo!), or these  |  Gap : Belt, try this  |  Madewell : Tote  |  Michael Kors : Watch

Take advantage of the great promo at Factory right now!  Use the code “EXTRA25″ for 25% off your purchase.

Factory Picks

Printed Dress |  Embellished Collar Sweater  |  Toggle Coat 

Tunic  |  Skirt  |  Gingham Shirt

AND.  J.Crew has a 25% off promo happening right now, too.  Use the code “STYLETREAT” at check out.

J.Crew Neutrals

Grey Sweater  |  Floppy Hat  |  Camel Coat

Patent Flats  |  Ivory Midi Skirt (Collection Pre-Order)

Piperlime has a Promo, too!  I know…how does one decide?!  Use code “WINWIN25″ at checkout for 25% off.

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Grey Skirt  |  Leopard Clutch  |  Vegan Leather Midi

Tall Boots (Great Investment)  |  Beige Cardi (LUST.)  |  Grey Heels

Weekend Shops

I love a little weekend round up, don’t you?  Especially when it involves a few promotions and a coat I can’t wait to get my hands on…  Happy Weekend, everyone!

 

Weekend Post 2

Chain Strap Bag  |  Oversize Cardigan  |  Black Booties, here, here

Brown Booties  |  Red Skirt  (25% off using code “TGIFALL”)

Plaid Shirt  |  Over the Knee Boots (LUST!)  |  Pearl Necklace

Weekend Post 1

Sherpa Vest  |  Ivory Cardigan  |  Buffalo Plaid Vest

Black Dress  |  Camel Coat  (promo through tomorrow!)  |  Grey Tunic