I was traveling for work last week and I really only packed a few fall basics, including this blazer. When you’re forced to cram four outfits into a small carry-on, you better prioritize and find pieces to mix and match. This blazer pretty much goes with anything, including the 3 Tippi sweaters that also came along…
Hello, October! Isn’t it the truth that life seems to start all over again when it gets crisp in the fall? Even though those long summer days are fading away, I always feel like fall is a fresh start. I always love savoring the best bits of the season… apple cider, pumpkin picking, cozy sweaters, crisp leaves, fall boots… Here is my little bucket list for the season. What’s on your fall to-do list?
1. Host a tomato soup and grilled cheese game night
2. Decorate the front door steps with festive pumpkins and mums
3. Take a fall hike and enjoy the changing leaves
4. Watch Hocus Pocus
5. Bake pumpkin muffins
6. Carve a pumpkin and make toasted pumpkin seeds
7. Make Potsie (my pup) a Halloween costume
8. Do an afternoon closet clean out
9. Try apple cider donuts
10. Make spiced tea and enjoy a cozy afternoon reading a good book
(For more inspiration, see my fall lists from 2013 and 2014)
Not to brag, but this weekend’s weather was really fall perfection. (I realize it’s still sweltering hot in many parts of the country, so for that I am sorry. I’m moving on to blazers and boots). I don’t know what it is about the beginning of autumn, but it always has me going for classic pieces, like easy blouses and jackets. And I really can’t get enough of these olive heels for the season. Olive olive. (See what I did there?)
Hello Friday. After a very busy couple of weeks, I’m looking forward to a low-key weekend and enjoying the beginning of fall. I’ve been slowing scattering pumpkins and sunflowers all over the house, so things are feeling quite festive. (Fall to-do list coming next week!) Hope your weekend is lovely.
The Bloggers Who Budget crew is back and this month it’s all about fall shoes at affordable prices. Is there any topic I love more? I think not. Sole Society has always been my go-to for finding on-trend fall footwear. And these booties are no exception. Khaki green suede? Yes please. Although I tend to pair boots with my favorite denim when it starts getting chilly outside, I decided to wear these with an easy fall shift dress. Proven fact that booties go with anything.
Hello weekend. Is it already mid-September, or is this just a joke? I’ll be in Columbus this weekend to celebrate the nuptials of my college roommate and I’m looking forward to being reunited with my girlfriends.
This summer has been crazy busy on all fronts (work, weddings, family…) and lately I’ve been feeling some guilt over neglecting this little blog. I truly love blogging and it’s such a fun outlet to develop something completely separate from my day job. Since my time has been consumed with travel, weddings, bachelorette trips and a crazy work schedule, I feel some obligation to apologize for my lack of posts. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say this, but I do tend to self-criticize and question my blog (and everything, really) and outfits when I feel like I’m not putting in 110%. (“Do my photos suck? Is my Instagram lame? Should I just give up Twitter?”) But I know I need to give myself some credit and recognize all the positive things I’ve accomplished. Why is that harder said than done sometimes? Do you feel me?
In all honesty, I do feel like I’m in a little style and blogging rut, mostly because I haven’t had adequate time to thoughtfully put together new outfits or take photos or write new, kick ass content. But, I’m trying and keeping this little train a chugging. So there you have it, a little Friday word vomit for ya. Hopefully as the temps cool off and slow down this fall I will be able to devote some more time to this little space. Because it’s no secret that fall fashion is my favorite and I do love the community, friends and supporters that have manifested from blogging.
Doesn’t post-Labor Day always feel like saying farewell to summer and hello to back-to-school? I sincerely miss back-to-school shopping. New notebooks, pencils, and cute outfits… Sigh. Since my new school year days are long gone, I’m making September my “back to the office” style month.
It’s hard to believe that it’s already September, let alone Labor Day weekend. This has been one of the busiest summers I can remember and while quite frankly I’ve been a bit stressed, I’ve also been trying to enjoy all the special events and live in the moment. I’m excited to spend this weekend in Naples for my dear friend’s Bachelorette and close out the unofficial end of summer.
A few favorites from around the web…
This is a great weekend to scoop up some end of season and pre-fall deals. This dress, which I wore to a bridal shower a few weeks ago, is currently on sale with an extra 30% off. (I wore a 4 and it fit great).
Well, I officially own this sweater in 6 colors. This may seem excessive (don’t judge) but the Tippi sweater has been and most likely always will be my favorite classic piece from J.Crew. Whenever it’s on sale I scoop up a new shade to wear at the office or on the weekends.
I’m off to New York for work this week, then to Naples for my dearest friend’s Bachelorette celebrations. Follow along with my adventures on Instagram (@sharingmysole).
Hello weekend! This week the temps cooled down quite a bit, and while I’m looking forward to fall, I’m still holding onto every bit of summer. I’m off to Hocking Hills this weekend for a little relaxing bachelorette party for one of my college roommates and I’m definitely looking forward to some girl time.