Fall-La-La

It is finally almost here and while it may not feel like fall tempatures outside, it is starting to feel like fall inside.  Right now, I am making simple fall, not Halloween, updates around the house.

I added some new fall pillow covers in the living room and some neutral pumpkins to the entry way.  I also picked up this tortoise vase from Pottery Barn in the clearance section last week for $28 during their take additional off clearance sale.  Score!!

imageimagePlaid Pillow , Pumpkins , Vase

In the kitchen, I simply picked up a copper basket to fill with mini pumpkins, and added my favorite Halloween snack ( candy corn & sealed peanuts). More to come for Halloween in October, but for now I’m welcoming Fall with open arms and many Pumpkin Spice Lattes!

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Copper Basket old from Homegoods (similar here)

Friday Favorites…

So, this Friday Favorites may get somewhat wordy.  I made an impromptu trip to Target last night to pick up some groceries because I am having all sorts of stupid cravings lately.  Last night, it just happened to be s’mores, so to Target I went.  There it was, the PSL at the Starbucks in Target.  It hit me like a train…it is now fall and all things fall are appropriate…game on!  Like most, women a few years out of college, fall has quickly become my favorite of the seasons…the food, the holidays, the smells, the weather, you just can’t beat it.  So today, I am sharing my Must-Have list for fall ( even though I wear ALL of these items in the winter too).

Fall/ Winter Capsule Wardrobe

Fall/ Winter Wardrobe

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J Crew chambray top
factory.jcrew.com

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Wrap coat
chicwish.com

H M brown faux fur vest
$47 – hm.com

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Gap
gap.com

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J Crew stretchy mini skirt
factory.jcrew.com

Flared skirt
$32 – newlook.com

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Kate spade glove
couture.zappos.com

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The plaid poncho is Ralph Lauren. Plaid shoes, black fur crowl, baseball tees, dresses, plaid shirts, black fur mittens and the other hat are from Aritzia.  🙂

Fall Capsule Wardrobe: Progress

It is still 80 degrees here in TX, so I still have about 2-3 weeks to finalize my purchases.  I will say, when I started this I was expecting fun, but it is a little stressful.  However, what I’ve learned from my make up capsule is once it’s done, then it is done.  I have not purchased any beauty products, thought about it or stressed about making a decision for almost a month and it is liberating.  I am hoping my fall/winter clothing capsule will be similar.  Okay here is what I have so far (purchases only)…

 

So, what I have learned through shopping, I like comfort and casual clothing.  While I am attracted to the more glamorous textures in photos, I prefer high quality basics in real life.  More to come as I finalize it.  I am not even 30% to budget yet which is exciting !!!

Sources:

*Puffer Jacket – Gap

*Basic Tee- Banana Republic

*Puffer Vest- J Crew Factory

*Thermal Tee- Aritzia

Simplicity: Creating my Fall Capsule Wardrobe

As I venture on with my new practice of simplicity, I have been researching and reevaluating my style and what I really need/ will use.  I am sharing my inspiration photos and will follow with my actual finds and purchases in the future ( post to come)!

In the post about my makeup capsule I defined my lifestyle and importance for making lifestyle appropriate choices if you only have a limited amount of items to use.  So, here we go…

HOME & FUN (30% of my week ). This is only place for self expression so I have more inspiration here.

 

Keywords:  Cozy, Warm and Neutral

I am loving long tees and oversized sweaters.  But also have some flirty pieces that can transition to date nights….aka fur or full skirts.

WORK.  Unfortunately, the bulk of my life.  However, I love what I do.  I have mentioned working in a super conservative industry and more so an ultra conservative company.  Hence, the theme of black.

Keywords: Power, Simple and Polished

*Let me explain why power found a place in my keywords.  I work in a male driven industry, in addition to sounding like I am 12 on the phone, I want my work wardrobe to help others take me seriously through sometimes intense conversations with coworkers whom outrank me.  Not creepy, crazy…promise!!

I find myself drawn to black on black, clean and sharp lines with basic foundational pieces. Plus, good investment! 🙂

I will let you know once built and put into practice, as well as sources and prices.

 

Supporting Local Businesses

I love our local flea market.  I try to make about a trip a week, but some staples include…

Local raw honey.  The health benefits are incredible, particularly when it comes to allergies.  This honey is decent priced and made about 30 minutes on a bee farm.  100%  unfiltered. I LOVE it.

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Handmade seasonal candles.  I found this little booth and I love these candles, they are strongly scented and burn well.  In addition, to the fact they are totally cute if you can get past the gaudy Halloween decor.