Memorial Day is yet another day I experience with a mix of emotion. I am conflicted between balancing a heavy heart for those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom, but also enjoying the time with family and the American traditions. We certainly have a full line up with lots of family and community happenings, calling for a casual yet festive outfit. I tend to lean towards neutrals, with pops of red versus stars and stripes and theme centered pieces. I want more than 2 wears out of a purchase. I have rounded up my favorites and all are under $100!!!
I am certainly feeling the itch to bust out the summer wardrobe and maybe add a few new pieces as well. As I continue to mature in my fashion style, I continue to find myself drawn to neutral pieces, that still have interest and texture. Pretty much mirror my home style. 🙂 Check out my shopping cart below…
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).
Okay, it is almost that time again, so we enter the planning stages for the upcoming fall season. ( yay PSL is in the horizon)!!! Fall in TX tends to be somewhat tricky, days are warmer and evenings chilly. I really define my “outside of work” life into 3 distinct buckets, which I have mentioned before… Everyday wear, Day Outings and Date Nights.
For everyday wear, I wanted casual and comfortable clothing. I want clothing that breaths and wears well, in addition to being able to layer. A few soft tees in autumn themed colors are always a safe bet ( J Crew). I look for longer tees and always size up so I can pair with leggings and get some level of bum coverage. Grey and stripes are a must for every season in my book as well ( Banana Republic). I love my neutrals!
Longer light weight sweaters, cocoon wraps and puffer vests ( J Crew Factory) help with layering and for the chillier days a light weight parka ( Banana Republic) in a warm olive tone. For bottoms, I really keep it simple with jeans ( Paige ) and Leggings (Target). For shoes it is always best to stay neutral and invest in high quality and comfortable pieces. Flats ( Tory Burch, DSW) are a must rain boots ( Hunter) and a bootie ( J Crew) made my list. Lastly, my go tote style purses.
For Day Outings, I like to keep my options no fuss but a little more presentable and polished, yet still practical and comfortable. The Blazer ( Banana Republic) , I love!!! I use it, as well as the navy cardigan for layering. In addition a classic white tee and a navy tee with some type of famine detailing, helps just make things come together. Jeans are obviously a must, but also wanted to throw in a sweater vest and I am loving the emerald green!! Shoes are simple for me, the riding boot (Tory Burch) or a knock out suede pump( J Crew). Toss in a pop of color with the mini wristlets in ruby and we are set for lunch with the ladies, day shopping, etc.
I love me some quality Date Nights, but let’s get real, we are not the fine dining type. We are a dinner and home by 10pm type, or a midnight movie type. BUT, I like the option to somewhat change up the look. Colors and comfort are similar, but just a little change in fabric and cure. I tend to go for silk blend blouses. They just feel sexier. My husband like heels so these two bring something a little unique to the table. The deep red, pointy toe or the chunky block heel pump(J Crew). However, I always reserve a pair of flats for date night too… Sometimes heels just aren’t happening in this house! ( Leopard flats, Target). A tiny purse(Tory Burch) feels more feminine as well, so I try to ditch the totes.
There you have it, 1 season with 36 pieces. Time for purchases this month, to be ready for September!