Early Fall Wish List

I cannot wait for fall to arrive. Even though we’ve had a cooler than usual summer, it’s still been fairly hot and humid. What can I say? I’m wimpy!

While I’m waiting for cooler temps to arrive, I’ve been shopping my favorite stores and plotting out my early fall wish list. I’m ready to trade in the bright colors of summer for gray, black, and other muted shades.

I’ll be pairing skinny jeans with flowy tops, comfy shoes, and unique jewelry. Here are a few things I have my eye on for fall.

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  1. I love the faux leather detail on this NYDJ Contrast Color Block Tee.
  2. This Bobeau Top features a unique twist front and woven back.
  3. Ella Moss’ ‘Stella’ Ruffle Hem Pullover will look great paired with skinny jeans and booties.
  4. I live in scarves during fall, and this Need Supply Co. Scarf has a great oversize plaid pattern.
  5. Statement necklaces, like The Limited’s Multi-Strand Chain & Pearl Necklace, are perfect for dressing up a simple outfit.
  6. NYDJ’s Ponte Blazer has a cool faux leather cuff detail.
  7. This pretty NYDJ Shirred Front Georgette Blouse is the perfect fall color.
  8. I really like the flattering curved hem on this Chevron Print Sweater from The Limited.
  9. This Knotted Pendant Necklace from Forever 21 is a fun statement piece at a great price.
  10. These Need Supply Co. Porter Earrings are the kind of accessory that I would wear nonstop.
  11. Affordable tech cases are hard to find, which is one reason why I love this adorable Forever 21 Heart Cutout Phone Case ($6.80!).
  12. Need Supply Co.’s Burma Cuff has a unique tear drop shape.
  13. I am way overdue for new glasses. BonLook’s cute Jack & Norma style is at the top of my list.
  14. Backpacks are back, and I love Dooney & Bourke’s classic Pebble Grain Pack.
  15. Forever 21’s Ribbed Faux Leather Backpack is another great option, and it can be carried as a regular bag, as well.
  16. I’m obsessed with these Lucky Brand ‘Bartalino’ Booties. They have an awesome embossed stud and zipper detail.
  17. There are not enough comfy shoes in my life. These New Balance 420’s are perfect for long walks around New York.
  18. Sam Edelman’s Calf Hair ‘Becker’ Slip Ons are another comfortable and stylish option.
  19. My ballet flats are in constant rotation, and I love these two-tone TKEES Flats.
  20. Joe’s ‘Laine’ High Rise Skinny Jeans are the perfect gray color.
  21. These NYDJ ‘Ami’ Super Skinny Jeans are the ideal pair of non-distressed dark denim.
  22. I really want a pair of coated jeans, and these Joe’s ‘Rollin’ Zip Skinny Jeans are my fave.

What’s on your fall wish list?

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One Dress: Wear Now or Wear Later

Shopping-wise, this is one of my favorite times of year (weather-wise, forget it). Fall styles are starting to show up in stores and online, and it’s fun to start mixing a few of the lighter pieces into my wardrobe.

There’s a new Loft store in my neighborhood, and as I was walking by yesterday, I happened to notice a pretty dress in the window. The material looked lightweight, and the drapey fit seemed perfect for wearing right now, but the darker color is perfect for fall, too.

I started mentally accessorizing the dress to wear now or wear later. Here’s what I’d do:

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Wear Now:

To wear this pretty dress now, I’d start by rolling up the sleeves above the elbow. Then, it can either be dressed up with a pair of wedge sandals (on sale!) or down with a pair of gold sandals. I’d add a studded crossbody bag to keep my hands free.

There is nothing worse than heavy jewelry in hot weather, so accessories are minimal. I love these anchor post earrings and lightweight bangle set. Finish the outfit with a pair of aviator sunglasses. This pair is under $10, so you won’t mind if you lose them (why does that always happen in summer?).

Wear Later

To take the dress into fall, all you need are some warm accessories. Start with a pair of tights and some leather booties ($50 off right now!). A jean jacket will carry the dress throughout fall, and if it’s really chilly, add a cute beanie.

As for accessories, I’d carry a big, tasseled, caramel leather bag and add some matching tassel earrings. (A lady can never have enough tassels, in my opinion!) I’d stack on some fun bracelets, too. I’m obsessed with this script name cuff, which I’d pair it with a leather wrap and a cone cuff set. P.S. Take 30% off these bracelets (and everything else at Bauble Bar) with code SUMMER30 (ends 7/31).

Are you starting to do a little fall shopping, or are you pretending that summer will never end?

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Spring Wish List

I’m finally starting to unpack my spring and summer clothes. This may be the latest I’ve ever done that, but then again, I wore my winter jacket last week!

As I’m going through my closet, I’ve been making note of the holes in my wardrobe. I don’t need a lot, but I put together a spring wish list with a few things I’d like to pick up.

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I need a few drapey tees and blouses that will work with jeans and shorts. I love anything with lace details, so this Two by Vince Camuto Lace Yoke Top caught my eye right away. How cool is this Eileen Fisher Cap Sleeve Scoop Neck? It would look gorgeous with white skinny jeans. Finally, this Chelsea28 Surplice Chiffon Top is just so pretty and could be dressed up or down.

Maxi Dress

Can you believe that I don’t own any maxi dresses or skirts? I love the style, but I’ve never found quite the right one. Plus, I’m tall, often they’re just too short. This Alternative Apparel Racerback Maxi Dress has been on my list for a while, and I think it might be the one. The super casual style is perfect for weekends. I’m picturing it topped with a jean jacket and scarf.


I’d like to add a few classic bottoms that will get me through this spring and the next. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect pair of boyfriend jeans, but I’ve come to the conclusion that they’re just not flattering on me. These Big Star ‘Kate’ Straight Leg Jeans are a good compromise. They’re slim fitting, but a little looser at the hem and are long enough to roll up. White short go with everything, and these KUT from the Kloth ‘Catherine’ Boyfriend Shorts are the perfect length. Lastly, I’d like to add a fun skirt to my wardrobe. This Striped A-Line Skirt from The Limited would get a ton of wear. It can be worn with a simple tee or dressed up for work.


I’m dying to add a cute romper to my closet, but they tend to skew fairly juvenile. I love Catherine Malandrino’s ‘Delphine’ Romper. It has a simple cut, a pretty pattern, and it’s not too short. Looks perfect to me!


I can never have enough accessories, and The Limited has some great ones right now. This Long Bead Dangle Necklace is light enough to wear all summer long. A Colorful Chevron Scarf will dress up the most basic outfit (it would look great with that maxi dress!), and I’d wear this Rustic Charm Bracelet, with it’s pretty turquoise bauble, nonstop.


I already have quite a few pairs of sunglasses, but I like to add a new pair or two each season. These Cole Haan Rectangular Sunglasses are exactly what I’m looking for. I love the fun shape and bold blue color.


A girl can never have too many shoes, right? That’s my theory, and I’m sticking to it! Espadrilles are always a favorite of mine, and these Soludos Classic Stripe Espadrilles are just perfect. The perforated leather detail on the back of these Sole Society Teresa Sandals is super pretty. Plus, this style is so comfortable, that it almost feels like I’m walking barefoot. Peep toe booties have slowly grown on me, and these Report Signature Blade Booties are cute and trendy. I’ll wear them with everything from my faux boyfriend jeans to pretty spring dresses.

Are you adding anything to your wardrobe this spring? Let me know if I missed anything on my wish list!

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