September 22, 2014

Thou Shalt Covet Fall

Fall fashion is one of my favorite things. How can you go wrong with all the layering and fun patterns? And honestly, who says no to boots and leggings? Someone I can't be friends with, that's who!
These are a few things I'm lusting after this season...

1/ Lace Up Boots - These lace up boots were a huge thing last season and like a true procrastinator, I took my time and could never find a pair I loved. This year, I'm on it.

2/  Essie polish in The Perfect cover Up - This color is amazing and I absolutely have to have it.

3/  Essie polish in Partner in Crime - Ditto for this gorgeous melted chocolate color!

4/  Camo surplus jacket - For once I'm being proactive! I ordered this from Old Navy yesterday!

5/  Canvas Utility jacket - Umm, I also ordered this yesterday. I wanted it in arugula, but they were sold out in my size. #notsorry In my defense I have no "between the seasons" coats. It's either heavy winter coats or nothing.

6/  Cowlneck pullover sweater - I'm a sucker for sweaters. I have so many and I just keep craving more.

7/  Red plaid infinity scarf - It's a scarf and it's plaid, what's not to love?? I have so many scarves I needed to get a special holder for them all. This from the girl who had maybe 4, and only for winter.

8/  Booties - I still have a love/hate relationship with these bad boys. It's irrational but I hate when my ankles are cold. But they're just so damn cute I think I need to tell my ankles to suck it up.

9/  Slouchy oversized sweatshirt - what fall wardrobe is complete without one of these? And this one from Etsy is adorable!

So what are you coveting for fall?

September 19, 2014

Statement Coats

I'm not really a trendy person so if you were to ask me what's in style for this fall I couldn't even pretend to tell you. I don't shop by what's popular, but instead by what I like and what I know I'll wear on repeat. 

What I do know is that I love color. The bolder, the better. So when I was browsing Polyvore a few weeks ago this coat caught my eye and I immediately styled this outfit. 

All Work

The outfit may be basic, although great for work, but the coat speaks volumes! I get so tired of seeing the same black trench or pea coats every season. Winter is dreary enough, our clothes don't need to be as well. Here are 6 other styles I'm currently loving. 

Winter Wonderland

1) As soon as I saw this Orla Kiely coat I immediately thought of Jackie O. It's structured and still so very feminine. I really like the double pocket look. 

2) If you know anything about me you'll know that I love plaid. I don't know what it is about this print but I'm always drawn to it. This plaid TIBI coat is screaming my name. 

3) I think this Bobbi aztec printed coat is just fun. I need it. Not want, need. I'm a sucker for that oversized fleece-lined collar. 

4) I have yet to wear or own a cape coat but I'm pretty sure it's moving closer to the top of my list. This Rose Gal cape is not only affordable but super cute. I envision myself all bundled up walking around while it snows sipping on a skinny peppermint latte. 

5) I'm always on the lookout for color in the winter so this Alice + Olivia red jacket is killer. 

6) This mod-inspired wool coat from Black Five is trendy and perfect with any outfit. 

What about you? Do you stick with the basics or opt for something fun?

September 17, 2014

Turn the Page

I've been keeping a secret for quite a while. It's been hard to keep it to myself but October will be my last month in my apartment. My semi-Type A personality had been happier than a clam with all the lists I've been making.

Side note... I wish I hadn't stopped watching this. 
The thing is... I'm moving.

And if I didn't admit that I feel a little like Carrie as she leaves her apartment for the last time, I might as well tell you that unicorns aren't real because I'd be lying.

I've lived in this apartment for four and a ½ years. I thought it was 5 years  but I'm dumb and miscalculated. Either way this place has been home for a long time.

I've drunkenly stumbled up all 53 steps like a pro. I've left for dates, had people over, walked around nude, cried myself to sleep, and most importantly grew.

As I've begun to itemize my life, pack it up into boxes or purge in these past few weeks I'm feeling very bittersweet. From the day I first saw this place I knew it was perfect and was going to be mine. And it was.

It's funny how we get attached to things. Although there's nothing remarkable about my apartment, it's mine. My comfort, my quiet, my stuff. But isn't that what life is about? Moving on to the next chapter?

So even though it's going to be new and different, and require some major adjustment on my part, I'm turning the page.