7 Easy Ways to Refresh Your Closet for Fall

I'm back with a fall edition of this popular post because – let's be honest – who doesn't love shopping for fall clothes?  This season, I'm looking to spice up my own wardrobe with a few updated classics, some new colors and prints, and of course, new shoes. Here are 7 simple ways to update your wardrobe for fall (with a few save & splurge options so you can refresh without breaking the bank!).

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1. Wine-colored anything. 

This deep red hue feels completely fresh for fall. I especially love the idea of mixing rouge accents with an all gray outfit. 

My Top 3:  This Tote  /  This Dress  /  These Booties  /  This Lip Stain


2. A fitted moto jacket.

If you don't already own one, add it to your must-have list stat. It's the perfect day-to-night piece – layer it over your favorite dress for day & throw over jeans and a tee (with a bold lip) for night. 

My Top 3:  Save  /  Spend  /  Splurge


3. Oversized Chunky Knits.

Super cozy and chic. Wear with skinny jeans or leggings and boots for the perfect casual fall ensemble.

My Top 3:  Save  /  Spend  /  Splurge


4. Heeled Ankle Booties.

I became an ankle boot convert last year, and never looked back. My Madewell boots are easily the most versatile shoe in my closet, so this season I'm hoping to expand my collection with a black pair (or two).

My Top 3:  Save  /  Spend  /  Splurge


5. A "pop" of leopard.

It's no secret that I love leopard print. It's timeless (think Jackie O.) and goes with everything. 

My Top 3: This Coat  /  These Loafers  /  This Clutch


6. Gray denim.

Loving this neutral take on a wardrobe staple for fall.

My Top 3:  Save  /  Spend  /  Splurge


7. A (Moody) Floral Print Dress.

Not your typical peppy floral print (and perfect for the cooler months).

My Top 3:  Save  /  Spend  /  Splurge


Happy weekend and happy shopping! 

P.S. If you're a Philly local, make sure you buy your ticket for Philly Mag's HUGE designer warehouse sale on October 5th, where I'll be setting up a little pop-up shop! More details HERE!

Hello, September!

September is one of my favorite months of the year. No matter how many years I've been out of school, it still feels like a fresh start ... a new year. In September we're still able to savor the last bits of summer, but know that crisper days are on the horizon. And this particular September is off to a wonderful start ...

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We are ALL MOVED IN. And it's amazing. We spent Labor Day weekend unpacking and exploring our new neighborhood, and I'm in love. We have coffee shops, my favorite yoga studio, shopping, and a ton of delicious restaurants all within a few blocks of us. Also, our amazing French doors and view. Don't think I'll ever tire of that view.

Unpacking priorties ... (P.S. these are back in stock here!)

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Exploring the new 'hood / One of my favorite restaurants

Setting up the studio / changing out inspiration for the new month.

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And of course, working on some fun moving announcements (that I've only been waiting 4 years to be able to send.)

 

How was your weekend? Anything exciting planned for September? Let's hear it!

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Weekend Reading

Happy Saturday, friends! We're in the middle of packing for our big move (next week!) so life has been absolutely crazy, but I can't wait to get into our new space.  I've spent my little free time scouring Pinterest, Ebay, and just about every home decor site out there for the perfect pieces that will make our place feel like a home (suggestions welcome!). The internet has also been extra inspiring this week so I had to share a few of my favorite stories and links ...

Image by Ben Grieme via T Magazine

Image by Ben Grieme via T Magazine

Jenna Lyons on Into the Gloss talking beauty and life. So, so good. See also Jenna in Grazia.

Speaking of J.Crew, everything is 25% off this weekend (with code SHOPNOW) ... and I'm kind of in love with this, these & this.

Have you checked out the newest arrivals in the boutique?

A reminder to take a break. (It's good for your brain.)

Loved following Sara's trip across the pond / living vicariously through Instagram.

My next read. My last read & the one before that.

Do you listen to Songza? I'm currently listening to the LA Summer and Blogged 50 playlists.


I hope you have a lovely weekend! xx

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The Oxford Shirtdress

Cuyana must have read my mind because I've been on the hunt for the perfect shirtdress. When it comes to the classics, cut, silhouette and quality are so important, and this cotton Oxford style dress has just the right combination of borrowed from the boys and feminine chic. It's a "throw it on and go" kind of dress, and at $130, I know the cost-per-wear will come down to pennies in just a few months. Two words: effortless style.