October Cravings

I can’t believe it’s October already! You wouldn’t have any idea based on the dreary warm rain we’ve had in New York lately, but I’ve still been out trying to enjoy the fall as much as possible. Currently I’m craving chunky knits, faux furs, and cashmere everything. My current October goals are finding a perfect mustard yellow dress that can transition between seasons and perfecting an autumn themed smokey eye.

15 Under $50

Fall is by far my favorite season for dressing. I absolutely love the deep, rich colors, layering jackets over sweaters over tops, and gold and brown hued accessories. But, let’s be honest, shopping for every season can get awfully expensive. I think if we all had it our way, we’d have a new wardrobe on point with every trend per season, but since that isn’t possible, I always love to pick up a few key pieces that I can work into the clothes I already own. I’m absolutely swooning over this oxblood peplum top from Topshop and these heels from LC Lauren Conrad (wouldn’t they be great with a pair of tweed socks?).

Everything on this list is less than $50, and let’s be honest, you can’t really beat that.

Ruh Roh- I Broke My August Goal

The good news is I didn’t buy any clothes, so the decision to not shop before I get “back into fighting shape” hasn’t been lifted.

The bad news is that I work in the same building as Charm & Chain, and they were having a delightful little sample sale one floor down from me. But that ring! Those bangles! The price! Can you really blame me?

Gold Dotted Bangle by Gerard Yosca, multi-color blue bangle & yellow bangle both by Sequin, gold druzy ring (similar here)

*Sorry for the blurry iPhone pic. My lack of sleep during the last night of vacation is definitely having an effect today!

Fall Accessory Must Haves

1. The North Circular Moss Scarf / 2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Rose Gold Watch / 3. See by Chloe Bag / 4. AllSaints Tarn Beanie / 5. Band of Outsiders Fingerless Gloves / 6. Roxy Crosby Boots

Things have gotten pretty heavy here the past couple of days. I’m sorry about that, I’ve been dealing with a lot of inner turmoil and stress and a lot of potential big changes to my life that aren’t exactly pleasant. Currently focusing on taking things one day at a time!

Anyhoo! With each passing day I literally cannot wait for fall. I keep thinking about getting my fall clothes out from the suitcase under my bed, and how excited I am to break out the layers. Fall, can you get here soon please? Whenever the weather takes a dip, I generally tend to ramp up the accessories in my life- scarves, gloves, hats, you name it and I want it all.

Trends: Floral

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I know what you’re thinking- Florals for Spring. Groundbreaking. And, okay, Miranda Priestly, I’m really happy for you and Imma let you finish, but this years crop of Spring florals are some of the best of all time, of all time.

In all seriousness though, I’m finding that this years floral patterns aren’t just sticking to your typical places- dresses, blouses, etc., but are cropping up everywhere. I’ve already talked about the patterned shorts and pants trend, but I’m loving that florals are popping up on shoes, handbags, and even blazers. It may not be the most revolutionary pattern to rock during the warmer months, but I still can’t get enough of them.

  1. Club L Blazer $45
  2. Miss Selfridge Printed Prom Dress $82
  3. Betsey Johnson Hawaiian Luau Floral Bib Necklace $90
  4. Forever21 Floral Scarf $8
  5. Kate Spade High Falls Scout $223
  6. Alice & Olivia Devon Pumps $295
  7. Topshop Co-ord Floral Print Shorts $70