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

 

Best of Cleveland Giveaway

Best of Cleveland

 

Gimmie a C! It’s time to celebrate Cleveland. I’ve teamed up with Cleveland Magazine to give one lucky reader two tickets to the Best of Cleveland Party on Friday, October 10th at Public Hall. So join me and other proud Clevelanders while we celebrate all of the things that make our city great.

Here’s how to enter…

01: Leave a comment below letting me know you want to attend the Best of Cleveland Party

02: For an additional entry, follow Sharing My Sole on Instagram

03: For an additional entry, follow Cleveland Magazine on Twitter

That’s it! Winner will be posted on the blog on Friday!

Giveaway is open until 11:59pm EST on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014. Good luck!

*You can also get 20% off tickets to the event by using the code “BOC2014” on the Cleveland Magazine website. Hope to see you there!

 

Photography by Brian Metz

Friday Favorites

Hello Friday! It’s hard to believe that fall is officially here and next week is October. But this week it really felt like fall arrived. Ok, so it technically did, but the crisp mornings made me want to stay under the covers or enjoy my warm cup of coffee for a few extra minutes. I’m off to St. Louis this weekend for a dear friend’s bachelorette party. Looking forward to a fun weekend with my best girlfriends. Hope yours is lovely!

 

Sharing My Sole - Friday Favorites

 

A few favorites from around the web…

I love the zipper detail on these flats.

I’m seriously getting into the pumpkin mood. Want to create this tablescape.

J.Crew has an extra 30% off sale. Love this graphic tee and this cozy little cardigan.

I think I need a yellow bag.  Or grey booties.  (An investment, but they are awesome).

Boots & Booties

I don’t know about you, but the biggest thing on my fall shopping list always seems to be boots. As soon as the temps drop and the first leaves fall, my brain makes a switch and screams “tights! boots! booties!” Yes, these are the deep thoughts going on in my head, but I feel like a good pair of boots can really make or break an outfit. These are my favorite for a high rise boot over tights or jeans (and they just happen to be on sale) and I love the texture and details of these booties. Must have. Scroll through below for more of my current favorites…

 

Booties

 

Fall Boots


 

Basics

Sharing My Sole - Basics

 
I think I need a kick in the pattern mixing butt (is there such a thing?) because lately I’ve been sticking with basics and more basics. Not that basics are a bad thing, they are always there for you, but I need to step up my fall style game. I think it’s time for a closet clean-up so I can bring some fall favorites to the front. What’s on your fall shopping list?

 

Sharing My Sole - The Basics

 

Sharing My Sole - The Basics

Jacket: Madewell

T-Shirt: J.Crew (similar)

Skirt: c/o Karen Kane

Watch: Michael Kors

Bag: Madewell Transport Tote

Heels: Sole Society (similar)

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

Sneaks

Sharing My Sole - Sneaks

 

In case you haven’t noticed, I rarely wear flats on the blog. At 5’4”, my legs need a lift. And when it comes to shoe shopping, practicality has never been my strongest virtue. Even though I love me some killer heels, sometimes comfort just wins. Especially on the weekends. (Heck, sometimes I don’t wash my hair all weekend. Heels aren’t the first thing on my mind). So, when running around last weekend I went with some comfy sneaks and my toes were happy campers all day long.

 

Sharing My Sole - Sneaks

 

Sharing My Sole - Sneaks

 

Sharing My Sole - Sneaks

Jacket: J.Crew (similar)

Scarf: J.Crew (similar)

Bag: Madewell Transport Tote

Bracelets: J.Crew, Julie Vos

Jeans: Gap

Shoes: Converse

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

Bloggers Who Budget: Favorite Transitional Piece

Sharing My Sole - Bloggers Who Budget

 

The Bloggers Who Budget gals are back for that weird time of year where it’s starting to cool down, but it’s not full blown Fall weather yet. So we are bringing you our favorite transitional pieces, for less. I’m sure it’s no surprise I went with a blazer. It has been and probably always will be my go-to piece for Fall. I snagged this jacket for 40% off and it’s been perfect for those slightly chilly days.  Don’t you love a good sale?

 

Sharing My Sole - Bloggers Who Budget

 

Sharing My Sole - Bloggers Who Budget

 

Sharing My Sole - Bloggers Who Budget

Blazer: Gap

T-Shirt: Madewell

Jeans: Gap

Bag: Vintage

Watch: Michael Kors

Bracelets: c/o Linbrooke Designs

Heels: BCBG

 

Friday Favorites

This week officially started to feel like fall. Yep, we quickly moved from 90 degrees and humidity to me turning the heat in the car to warm my toes while driving to the office. It came on suddenly and now I really need to step up my layer game. Anyone feel me?

 

Sharing My Sole - Friday Favorites

 

A few favorites from around the web…

Madewell is offering 30% off select fall styles until midnight tonight.  Need this dress and these boots.

I’ve decided I need some pale pink in my closet for fall. This and this. Yes please.

Love this article on being a better listener. I think we all need this reminder sometimes.

I’m constantly on the hunt for the best hair products to add some volume. Going to try this next.

And the winner of the Karen Kane giveaway is Jennifer! Congratulations! Shoot me an email to Jaclyn@sharingmysole.com to claim your prize.

winner

Betty

Sharing My Sole - Betty

 
Polka dots two days in a row?  Things are getting crazy up in here.  Ok, not really since polka dots are my jam.  But how cute is this dress?  I couldn’t resist.  Part of me feels like I need to throw on some red lipstick and go live on the Mad Men set.  Now pour me a gimlet and call me Betty.

 

Polka Dot Silk Shift Dress

 

Sharing My Sole - Betty

 

Leopard BCBG Heels

Dress:  C.Wonder

Watch:  Michael Kors

Bag:  Madewell Transport Tote

Heels:  BCBG

 

Photography by Katie Ardner