Happy Friday!

Mt Vernon in the fall

Happy Friday everyone! And cheers to a long weekend! I can’t believe it’s our second holiday in D.C. I remember going to all the monuments last year in awe, and now it’s round two! Plus I’m going to the National Book Festival, and a number of my favorite authors are going to be there, and let’s just say I’m excited ; )

What about you, any fun plans for the weekend? Retiring your white shoes? I think I’ll keep mine out for a little longer, but we’ll see…

This nail polish handle makes painting with your non dominate hand a breeze, and it works on any polish!

How to transition your wardrobe for the new season

All the information on the National Book Festival if you are in the DC area!

Uplifting podcasts to listen to on your way to work

The new Glossier balm is the perfect color for fall (plus 10% off your first order with my rep link!)

Giant Barnes and Noble sale!

I really loved this episode of Fat Mascara, it goes into a lot of entrepreneurial stuff

Lisi Lerch is having a 30% off memorial day sale!

The colorway on this scarf is so perfect for fall (and it looks so much like an Hermes!)

Have a great holiday weekend everyone!


Monday Coffee Reading

Fall leaves in Washington DC

Did everyone have a nice weekend? We had a great one! We relaxed, did a little pre-holiday shopping, and got all cozy with good food and leftover Halloween candy to watch college football and The Spy Who Dumped Me. It was pretty funny! I love Kate McKinnon, she cracks me up all the time with her antics, especially in the new Ghostbusters.

I found a number of great articles, and some good shopping over the weekend, here are some of my favorites -

Meghan Markle’s Cuyana bag is back in stock!

I also love their bow bag, the shape is so unexpected

According to this article, all fashion is athleisure

Ever wondered what happened to all the Russian royal jewels, here’s an answer

This black tote looks like the perfect Christmas gift for my mom

I’m in love with these crystal and flower dangle earrings

How to dress like Rory Gilmore for fall

I love all of Carly’s Paris outfits, I’m going to have to re-create some!

Some great tips on how to pair lipstick with your outfit

A fun interview on the wardrobe of Fran Fine on the Nanny

The makeup routine of Janet from The Good Place

Happy Monday everyone!


Five Essential Pieces for Fall

Today I'm excited to share five essential pieces for fall. Now that the heat wave has finally broken I'm starting to prepare my wardrobe for autumn. Fall has always been my favorite season and I am so happy to get to experience it again after a few years. Early fall is typically chilly but not cold and rather wet. I've put together these fall essentials to help you stay stylish and comfortable for the next few weeks. I'm particularly drawn to reds and blues right now, but they would look beautiful in any color. 

Five Essential Pieces for Fall

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1. Puffer Vest - I love a nice vest. They keep you warm, and color and texture to your outfit. Vests are also the perfect weight for early fall, and can be layered under other clothes as the temperature drops. There are so many beautiful colors right now, and the current styles add almost no bulk which I love. 

2. Striped top - I love a striped top. They are flattering, and will be in style year after year. This J.Crew one is so classic and comes in navy, pink, and multi color. I like the 3/4 sleeve length for September, but they also come in long and short sleeves

3. Rain boots - It's so rainy here in D.C., my sneakers are soaked before I reach the Metro. Rain boots are the perfect solution of course, and a pair of Hunter boots are a wardrobe classic that is in style year after year. I also really like L.L.Bean boots, and you can find great options at other stores like Target.  

4. Scarf - A colorful scarf adds so much texture and color to an outfit. Fall dressing is all about layering textures, and scarves are a perfect way to do that. I love these Tuckernuck scarves; they look like Hermes ones and are under $50. A large scarf can be worn so many ways too - around the neck, on a handbag, outside or inside a coat. The options are almost endless!

5. Skinny ankle length jeans - Skinny jeans are great for fall because they tuck well into boots. I like ankle length ones for early fall because they don't drag on the ground when it's raining, and the pop of ankle they add looks cute with loafers or sneakers when it's sunny out. 

Are you excited to dress for fall? What are your favorite pieces?