Cranberry Cardigan

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This past weekend fall finally started to make its debut. Not a full-blown appearance, but just a quick peek into what’s to come. Since the transition from summer to autumn seems to be a little longer this year, I’ve become a pro at layering. Cardigans are a no-brainer (and will be a part of my second Fall Essentials list) since they are the easiest layering piece in existence. I’m stretching this summer blouse into fall with this cranberry cardigan, and stocking up in every color.

 

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Cardigan: J.Crew
Blouse: Anthropologie (also seen here)
Jeans: Rag & Bone
Bag: Blair Ritchey
Heels: Banana Republic (similar)

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

 

Friday Favorites

It’s officially fall! It doesn’t quite feel like it yet, but I’m anxiously awaiting those crisp fall temps. This weekend is supposed to cool down and I’m looking forward to heading to a football game and spending some time downtown. I’ve started my annual Fall To-Do list and I’m really looking forward to experiencing all those quintessential autumnal activities. Hope your weekend is wonderful!

 

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Cardigan: J.Crew

 

A few favorites from around the web…

Madewell is offering 30% off sale (so good) through midnight tonight so act fast! I’m obsessed with this cozy sweater, these booties and this field jacket. Also this buffalo check shirt is quite cute.

Love these leopard heels on sale for under $80. Also these Vince Camuto booties are perfect. Ok fine this pair too.

Did you hear that J.Crew is now available at Nordstrom? Because I’m pretty excited about this development. Love this little leather bag and I adore this simple striped tee.

It’s about that time I’m ready to wear a plaid scarf everyday.

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Fatigue

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I’m typically a denim gal, but lately I’ve been mixing up my pants game. Since I’ve been traveling often for work I’ve been stocking up on comfortable yet chic pant options. I sported some green sateen pants last here and I also love the cotton and linen blend of these fatigue green pants, a slightly more casual option. They work perfectly for the office, travel or are ideal for a night out paired with heels and a silky blouse.

 

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Sweater: J.Crew
Pants: Joie (less expensive option from Anthropologie)
Bag: Madewell Transport Tote
Watch: Michael Kors (similar)
Sandals: Hinge

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

 

Fall Essentials No. 1

I love the “almost fall” season. The anticipation of those 60 degree days, pumpkin picking and boot shopping gets me every year. This is the time I like to refresh my wardrobe (and home décor, to be honest) as we approach true autumn. Over the new few weeks I’ll be sharing my fall essentials list with items at every price point.

 

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1 // Field Jacket
I basically live in my field jacket until I’m forced to pull out my winter coats. It’s so versatile, perfect for travel and goes with nearly everything. It’s also great for spring too, which is another reason everyone needs one.
Splurge // Vineyard Vines $198
My favorite // J.Crew $178
Save // Target $40

 

2 // Striped Shirt
Granted I love stripes all year round, but I tend to pull out my favorite striped shirts and sweaters even more when fall hits. Maybe because stripes pair so perfectly with fall layers and patterns. (Ahem, hello plaid).
Splurge // Amour Vert $68
My favorite // J.Crew $39
Save // Madewell $32

 

3 // Booties
There is nothing like shopping for new boots in the fall. They might just be my favorite shoe.
Splurge // Madewell $165
My favorite // Lucky Brand $100
Save // Steve Madden $89

 

 

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New Navy

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I never thought a photo of a toilet would make me so happy.  Over the long Labor Day weekend we tackled a facelift of our half bath.  When I first purchased my home 6 years ago I painted the bathroom green, which I liked at the time, but now I can officially say I never want to see green paint again.  So it was time to freshen things up and we decided to go with a bold navy, opting for Sherwin Williams Naval (SW 6244).

With this fresh pop of color (which I’m obsessed with), we were on a mission to find artwork that was the perfect compliment.  The rosy skyline and blue hues of this Greece print, taken in Oia, Santorini by Emily Roggenburk worked beautifully.  We added a small mirror from World Market, a tiny print from Minted and some accents for a nod to a nautical theme.  I couldn’t be more pleased with the way it turned out.

If you want to snag your own Greece print, use code SHARINGMYSOLE on Emily Roggenburk’s site for 50% off!  I really can’t say enough about her work, especially those Cleveland championship parade photos that went viral.  She got the most amazing shots of the parade and has gorgeous photos of Sonomoa as well that I need to get my hands on.

 

Navy Bathroom_Sherwin Williams Naval Paint

 

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Minted Going for a Swim Print

 

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Greece Print:  Emily Roggenburk

Mirror:  World Market

Vase:  Target (similar here)

Towels:  World Market

“Going for a Swim” Print:  Minted

Soap dispenser:  Target

Jar of matches:  Anthropologie

 

Back At It

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Long weekends are always the best because I feel like I can head back to work completely refreshed and organized. This weekend we took a mini road trip, headed to the farmers market, tackled a refresh of our half-bath (photos coming soon!) and dined alfresco. Now it’s back to swapping my comfy weekend clothes for dresses for the office.

I snagged this floral dress during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and it was sold out for awhile, but now it’s back in stock! It has been the perfect transition piece in my wardrobe as we head into fall. I wore it a few times to the office with sandals and now it pairs perfectly with a blazer and heels. It would also be ideal with this moto jacket. That’s what I love about buying dresses for the in between seasons. They can be styled now with heels or later with tall boots and a sweater layered over. Endless possibilities.

 

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Blazer: Madewell (similar)
Dress: Cupcakes & Cashmere
Bag: Blair Ritchey
Heels: Hinge

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

 

Friday Favorites

It’s September! I do love summer, but fall has always been my favorite and I can’t help but think of the crisp mornings, sweaters, boots and apple picking ahead. For now it’s still 80 outside and I’m going to enjoy my extended four day weekend and check some final things off my summer to-do list. Hope your Labor Day is relaxing and wonderful.
 

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A few favorites from around the web…

My brain is definitely focused on fall fashion and there are some great sales happening this weekend. These open-toe wedge booties are ideal for the transition into fall and would go perfectly with these distressed ankle jeans. Also love these laser cut wedges.

Madewell has an extra 30% off sale and I need (NEED) these heels. They are so freaking cute. Also love this striped sweater and my favorite skinny jeans are 30% off. And this plaid off the shoulder dress is darling.

Anthropologie is offering an extra 40% off sale. Love this dress and these colorful sunnies .

I’ve been on the hunt for some new tops for those in-between temps and I love this bell sleeve blouse and this floral number.

Follow along on Instagram to get a peek into my weekend life. (I’m just getting into Instagram stories, too!)

T-Shirt Dress

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You know when you take a chance on a random sale rack find and it just works? I love it when that happens. I stopped into Kit and Ace when I was visiting a friend in Chicago and randomly tried on this curve hugging t-shirt dress since it was on major sale. And it fit like a glove. I really love a good t-shirt dress for any occasion… Running errands or out to dinner. Equally casual and cute. I’ve rounded up a few of the best t-shirt dresses below.

 

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Dress: Kit and Ace (similar here)
Earrings: J.Crew
Bag: Madewell Transport Tote
Sandals: Hinge

 

Photography by Katie Ardner

 

Pre-Fall

J.Crew Field Mechanic Jacket, Madewell Transport Tote

 
After spending a week in San Francisco, I’m truly craving the beginnings of fall. We’ve had a mixture of cool mornings, hot days and comfortable evenings and my fashion mood is definitely headed into autumn attire. So what do you wear when you know summer is coming to an end but it’s just quite fall temps yet? Layers. Pre-fall layers. I love (LOVE) this J.Crew field jacket, which was ideal for travel and walking through the city. Paired with a relaxed striped tee and distressed denim, it’s the perfect casual, comfortable look.

 

J.Crew Fall Outfit

 

Madewell Transport Tote

 

J.Crew Field Mechanic Jacket, Rag & Bone Jeans

 

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Jacket: J.Crew (also like this similar one from Vineyard Vines)
T-Shirt: Madewell
Jeans: Rag & Bone
Bag: Madewell Transport Tote
Heels: Sam Edelman (similar)

 

Photography by Katie Ardner