Monday, August 18, 2014

Fall Essentials

Happy Monday! I told y'all that I was getting into the "fall" mode already, so today I've rounded up some fall basics that are essential for every woman's wardrobe (and yes, I do know it's still hot outside but that will not keep me from dreaming of pumpkin spice lattes!). My favorite part about dressing for fall is layering… but to layer successfully, you have to have a lot of simple, basic pieces. For tops, I recommend long-sleeved tees, button-up shirts, cardigans and vests (in case you haven't heard, this herringbone vest from the above photo is back in stock). As for pants, three really good pairs are all you need for the entire season if you pick the right ones! I recommend a pair of skinny jeans (so that you can tuck them into boots and wear with flats), thick black leggings or jeggings (I personally love these with the faux-leather stripe down the side), and a pair of colored pants or cords. My picks are below.

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Aside from your fall basics, I love adding accessories to spice it up and complete the outfit. This year, wool floppy hats are really trendy, as are quilted leather bags like this Rebecca Minkoff one. And of course scarves are a great way to layer in the fall… I ordered this scarf the other day and can't wait to wear it! Now if only the weather would hurry up and turn cooler!!!

On another note, don't forget about the HUGE Lilly Pulitzer sale that starts at 8 a.m. this morning! Lilly hardly ever goes on sale, so this is your chance to pick up some great items for a lot less. Things always sell out really fast, though (and sometimes the website shuts down) so the earlier you log on to shop the sale the better!

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39 comments:

  1. I love your picks. The vest is awesome!!

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  2. Give me a good leopard flat and I'm sold. That's about the only fall must-have I need each year!

    Bedknobs & Baubles

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  3. I have seen the picture of you in the herringbone vest everywhere! So love your style

    Alyssa J Freitas

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  4. Love your fall basic picks! And if you didn't hear, pumpkin spice lattes return August 25 at Starbucks!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

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  5. Love this post! Such great picks!! I can not wait to cooler weather and fall fashion!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  6. Great picks! I especially love the leopard shoes and leather accented pants :)

    champagneandcitylights.com

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  7. Im already in fall mode too! Your outfit is the epitome of the fall season! Love!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  8. Even though I don't feel like I'm ready for Fall... Your essentials kind of make me excited!! That jcrew vest is a must! I hope you had a fabulous weekend!

    xoxo,
    Ashley
    Afternoon Espresso

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  9. Great picks! An oxford shirt with a vest is my fall uniform.

    Cant wait for the PSL next Monday!

    xx,
    Tracy

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  10. Love all of these!!

    xx
    Alice
    www.trendyintexasblog.com

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  11. Love this vest! Great picks!

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  12. Beautiful! I love that classic vest! :)
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  13. this picks are absolutely perfect!
    xo
    Tara
    shoesillneverhave.blogspot.com

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  14. I love this post! I was talking to you on Twitter the other day about the kid's one. You would look great in it as well!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

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  15. Love fall so many accessories and layers to work with. Great post! Check out fashion blog mywhiteT.com

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  16. I was so excited to see this vest back in stock the other day but they didn't have my size :( I'm not going to give up though!! I LOVE a good puffy vest!!

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  17. You and Starbucks are ready for fall! :) PSL is coming soon!
    I love fall fashion so much - I can't wait to be outside, and all I want is a vest like that! That chunky cardigan is also perfection.

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  18. This is the best fall set I've seen! I'm LOVING those wine colored jeans. You are so right about only needing three pairs of pants for the season. Definitely saving up for those :)

    xo, Jen
    http://www.comfortably-chic.com

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  19. Where I'd the grey shirt with elbow patches in your picture from??!!! I have to have it!!

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  21. Where is the grey shirt with elbow patches in your picture from??!! I need it!!

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    1. Hey Lauren! The original one is from Zara, but I bought it last fall and unfortunately it is no longer online! I found one that is less than $40 and extremely similar right here: http://rstyle.me/n/nwt5srnq6. Hope that helps!

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    2. Thanks! That shirt & elbow patch is too cute! Love this fall style :)

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  22. Love the picks and now I think I need those leopard flats!

    bmorepreppy.blogspot.com/

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  23. I've been on the hunt for leopard flats! I feel like I could make so many outfits out of the key pieces you picked out! I also am VERY excited for fall and PSL! Xo

    www.classtocloset.com

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  24. I don't want to wish summer away but I am so ready for fall...love all these picks for the upcoming season!

    Emily at Style Cubby

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  25. Love this! Fall is such a fun season to dress up!

    notjessfashion.com

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  26. I absolutely love fall! Everything about this post has me wanting to take my vests and boots out of the closet! That J.Crew herringbone vest is to die for! xo,
    Emma
    http://www.defineddesignsblog.com

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  27. Brace yourselves! Pumpkin EVERYTHING is coming! Great post, it's putting me in the fall spirit!

    xo Amanda
    http://theluxelion.blogspot.com

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  28. Love the vest! And your posts of course! :)
    All hail embracing our inner white girls when the pumpkin spice comes out on Monday!


    http://whoissarandipity.blogspot.com/

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  29. Such a perfect collection of items! Definitely helpful for our fall wishlist ;)

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  30. I've got my leopard flats ready to go!

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  31. I love this post!!! So ready for fall:)

    xo, Taylor

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  32. I just ordered the vest and the sweater with the elbow patches you recommended. I am thrilled J Crew brought back the vest--I wanted one last year but they were sold out. Thanks so much for this post!

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  33. obsessed with this vest! Looks so cute on you :)
    http://www.specificallysouthern.com/

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  34. I am SO ready for fall, great post! And I finally got my hands on this vest (after JCF cancelled my order last year!)

    -AJ

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