Cocoon

Sharing My Sole - Cocoon

 
Over the past few days we’ve entered nasty fall weather territory. It’s been a little reminder that winter follows autumn. (I was hoping we could avoid this, darn it). With the drastic cool down, I’ve just wanted to curl up in an oversized sweater and nest. This cocoon cardigan is perfect for that. Also, I’m happy to report this weekend is supposed to be sunny and beautiful. Oversized sweaters forever.

 

Sharing My Sole - Cocoon

 

Sharing My Sole - Cocoon

 

Sharing My Sole - Cocoon

Sweater: Banana Republic

Blouse: J.Crew

Sunglasses: c/o Rivet & Sway

Clutch: J.Crew (similar)

Cuff: Piperlime

Pants: Ann Taylor

Heels: Ann Taylor

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

 

Bloggers Who Budget: Fall For Less

Sharing My Sole - Bloggers Who Budget

 

The Bloggers Who Budget ladies are back in action, sharing our favorite fall pieces for under $60. Two of my favorite fall staples are this bucket bag I snagged for $20 and this oversized plaid scarf. Because what says fall more than plaid? (Ok, maybe pumpkin ale and football screams it too). There are so many adorable plaid scarfs right now, including a steal from Target for $17! (GO!)

 

Sharing My Sole - Bloggers Who Budget

 

Sharing My Sole - Bloggers Who Budget

Jacket: Ann Taylor

Bag: Old Navy

Scarf: MNG (similar here, here and here)

Jeans: AG

Heels: BCBG via DSW

 

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Want to join in on the fun? The #BloggersWhoBudget Collab will now be open for you to link up with us starting next month. Our theme for November 17th will be “Mad for Plaid” with a budget of $75 and under. If you have your own budget style, we want to see your look too! Swing by every third Monday of the month starting in November and follow the instructions to link-up with us!

Time for Tights

Sharing My Sole - Time for Tights

 

You know what autumn means… tights season. I seriously love wearing tights and boots with a sweater dress. It’s one of my favorite things to throw on to feel both comfortable and pulled together. These tights remind me a little of Cher in Clueless. The knee socks, you feel me? As if.  (Sorry, had to).  Shop my favorite tights below…

 

Spotted

Sharing My Sole - Spotted

 

My love affair with polka dots is still going strong and this dress is my jam.  (Last seen here).  Long sleeve, shift dress, dots on dots?  Done.

 

Sharing My Sole - Spotted

 

Sharing My Sole - Spotted

 

Sharing My Sole - Spotted

 Trench:  Banana Republic (similar)

Dress:  C.Wonder

Belt:  Loft

Bag:  Madewell

Heels:  Banana Republic

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

 

Friday Favorites

Fall weekends really are my absolute favorite. (I probably say the same thing in the summer, but I’m just loving autumn right now). I’m looking forward to the Best of Cleveland Party tonight and enjoying some football, chili and pumpkin beer on Sunday. Hope your weekend is wonderful!

 

Old Navy Leopard Sweater

Sweater: Old Navy

Bag: Old Navy

Bracelet: Piperlime

 

A few favorites from around the web…

There are some major sales happening right now including 50% off J.Crew Factory. I love this camo scarf, this puffer coat for the winter, and this necklace just for a little sparkle.

Piperlime has 20% off fall favorites and these boots are perfect.

Madewell is offering 30% off pieces you need for fall.  I love/need this silk cami for under a blazer and this sweatshirt is so chic.  I’m also obsessed with these heels.

 

And the winner of the Swell Caroline Giveaway is… Mallory!  Send me an email to Jaclyn@sharingmysole.com within 48 hours to claim your prize!

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Windswept

Sharing My Sole - Windswept

 
This past weekend was crazy windy and clearly my hair here fell victim. Hello windswept. Thank goodness for fall jackets, scarves and comfy sneaks. You can always count on a punch of leopard to make you look pulled together even when your hair says ‘I’m a mess’.

 

Sharing My Sole - Windswept

 

Sharing My Sole - Steve Madden Leopard Sneakers

Jacket: J.Crew

Scarf: c/o east to west co.

Striped shirt: Madewell (similar)

Jeans: Paige

Bag: Blair Ritchey

Sneakers: Steve Madden

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

 

Neutral Tones (+ Giveaway!)

Sharing My Sole - Neutral Tones

 
Perhaps it seems predictable, but the fall weather has me pulling out all my favorite neutral tone pieces… Greys, blacks, creams. On repeat. So prepare yourself for a whole lot of that in the near future. Another reason I love fall? You can get away with light jackets like this one. Soon enough I won’t be able to leave my house without a parka and boots on, but for now a light leather jacket will do. Fall, please stay forever.

 

Swell Caroline Necklace

 

Sharing My Sole - Neutral Tones

 

Sharing My Sole - Neutral Tones

 

Sharing My Sole - Neutral Tones

Jacket: The Limited (similar here and here)

Blouse: J.Crew

Necklace: c/o Swell Caroline

Clutch: c/o GiGi New York

Jeans: AG

Heels: Banana Republic

 

Let’s talk about this necklace for a minute. I’ve had a thing for tassels lately (nothing inappropriate, people. Get your mind out of the gutter) and these neutral tone beads and fun tassel add a little punch to a basic outfit. Swell Caroline is graciously giving one lucky Sharing My Sole reader a $50 gift certificate to use on their site!

 
Here’s how to enter…

01: Leave a comment below with your email address

02: For an additional entry, follow Swell Caroline on Pinterest

03: For an additional entry, follow @sharingmysole on Instagram

That’s it! Winner will be posted on the blog this Friday! Giveaway is open until 11:59pm EST on Thursday, October 9th, 2014. Open to US Residents only. Good luck!

Friday Favorites

Hello Friday, nice to see you again.  The temps are suppose to drop this weekend, so I’m hoping to cross something off my fall to-do list and make an apple pie.  From scratch.  Confession: I don’t bake often and this seems intimidating, but I am determined.  Any tips?  I’ll let you know how it turns out.  Fingers crossed.  Happy weekend!

 

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A few favorites from around the web…

I have been swooning over plaid fall scarves.  Love this one and this over-sized one.  Perfect for cooler weather.

Madewell has 20% off dresses until midnight tonight.  Love this one.

Going to try these yoga poses when I get home from work.

LOFT is currently offering 40% off everything!  I love this sweatshirt, this tunic sweater and these boots are a steal.

 

And the winner of the Best of Cleveland party giveaway is…  Ashley!  Congrats!  Send me an email to Jaclyn@sharingmysole.com within 48 hours to claim your prize.

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*If you’d like to attend the Best of Cleveland Party you can get 20% off tickets by using the code BOC2014 on the Cleveland Magazine website.  Hope to see you there!

Fall To-Do List

Sharing My Sole - Fall to-do list

Hello October! Fall has always been my favorite season. I love to savor every bit of the crisp weather, changing leaves, cozy sweaters, pumpkin overload and comforting foods. Here’s a list of things I’m planning to do this year. What’s on your to-do list this fall?

1. Make an apple pie

2. Have a pumpkin painting party

3. Go on a fall hike

4. Watch It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

5. Go to a football game

6. Make an epic Halloween costume

7. Bake pumpkin bread

8. Carve a jack-o-lantern

9. Have a chili and wine night

10. Enjoy an Oktoberfest beer at Hofbrauhaus

Lessons in Layering

Sharing My Sole - Lessons in Layering

 
I thought about naming this post layering for shorties, but I realized my theory on layering probably applies to everyone regardless of height. No height judgment here, folks. A reader emailed me saying that as a shorter individual, layering is a challenge. You add more layers and then end up looking like a toad. I feel you. So, I stick with thinner fabrics and lightweight materials to keep things streamlined. Sometimes trying to layer over or under a super thick and cozy sweater makes you look, well… thick. No thanks. So stick with pieces that are flexible, can be buttoned or left open, and if all else fails just add a scarf. #putascarfonit

 

Sharing My Sole - Lessons in Layering

 

Sharing My Sole - Lessons in Layering

 

Sharing My Sole - Lessons in Layering

Jacket: Banana Republic (similar here and here)

Sweater: J.Crew

Shirt: J.Crew (similar)

Jeans: AG

Bag: Old Navy

Watch: Michael Kors

Boots: Sam Edelman

 

Photography by Katie Ardner