Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Recent Outfits + Aspen Recommendations

Happy Tuesday, loves! I've rounded up some of my recent pictures from Aspen... scroll down to the bottom to see my recommendations for places to eat and things to do there! 

First off, I've been wearing this faux fur vest like crazy. It's the perfect length (a little shorter than most)! I ordered a size 2, for reference.

Fall outfit for a coffee date
white blouse // faux fur vest // dark wash jeans // Michael Kors boots (last year), similar here

One of my favorite ways to layer in the fall: a printed blouse + a warm cardigan. The possibilities are endless.

Love the cardigan!
AG distressed jeans // Lucky wedge booties (color is "sesame") // Celine bag, similar here

This was one of my favorite outfits from my Colorado trip. I love, love, love the plaid scarf, and these booties are my most comfortable pair - perfect for walking around downtown all day.

Blanket scarf inspo
Lucky wedge booties (color is "sesame") // J.Crew earringsbracelet

Our favorite coffee place was a little shop called Peaches. We went almost every day!


Love the Tory Burch handbag

This poncho is so so comfortable and cozy. It is a true poncho so it doesn't have arm holes... slip on a long sleeve tee underneath and you're good to go.

Perfect fall outfit - love the poncho!
white long sleeve tee // Stuart Weitzman boots, similar here for less than $200 

My favorite view of all time... powdered sugar donuts and the Colorado mountains.

Celine mini luggage handbag
Celine handbag, size "mini" (not available online), similar here

Another look for exploring!

need this blanket scarf
Lucky wedge booties (color is "sesame") // J.Crew earringsbracelet
YSL lipstick in "trompe l'oeil" // David Yurman link bracelet

I wore this in Charlotte one day last week. I love the pink color of this cardigan - it would also be really cute over a dress!

Pink cardigan looks really cozy!
white long sleeve tee // Stuart Weitzman boots, similar here for less than $200 

Another cozy cardigan... I can't get enough of them. This outfit was perfect for a day of torrential downpours (I stayed inside all day!).

similar booties // Celine bag, similar here

Hunter boots... another rainy day accessory. 

Hunter boots (mine are "pillar box" red) // similar t-shirt dress (can't find online) // blanket scarf

Outfit planning in my apartment... P.S. My new shelves are from Ikea! They took me three hours to build, haha.

faux fur vest
gingham button-up shirt // faux fur vest

Yesterday's outfit... obsessed with this black vest for a change-up from my other faux furs.

black faux fur vest // gingham shirt // monogram necklace // Donald Pliner boots
Tory Burch Perry tote, more colors here
Topshop biker knee leggings // David Yurman link braceletcuff bracelet

Now for the fun part, my Apsen recommendations! Even though my mom and I were there for a short amount of time (less than a week), we packed SO much into our schedule. If you're planning a trip there, or if you have any recommendations to add, let me know in the comments or feel free to email me with questions!

 We stayed at Hotel Aspen during our trip. It was incredibly affordable, a smaller hotel with neat, clean rooms. The employees were so nice and helpful and offered hiking recommendations as well as lunch/dinner recommendations. It's located downtown and was walking distance from all of the shops and restaurants. They also served a full breakfast every morning.
Coffee and Treats:
Ajax Donuts at the popcorn wagon: This little wagon parks downtown and serves hot mini donuts throughout the day. We tried the powered sugar and powdered cinnamons sugar donuts, but I want to go back to get the "maple" or "nutella" flavored donuts. Yum!
Peaches Corner Cafe: My mom and I went here every day for coffee - really cute little coffee shop that also offers green smoothies, treats and healthy lunch. My favorite item was the "Aspen Extreme" coffee, it had espresso and coconut in it!
Paradise Bakery: The Aspen location is the original one. They have amazing fresh cookies and gelato. I had the birthday cake gelato, and they put a cookie in every cup.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory: Amazing, amazing chocolate.
Ajax Tavern: Great place for dinner... you must try the parmesan truffle fries. The mac'n'cheese was amazing, as well!
Brunelleschi's Pizza: Best pizza ever. My mom and I split a caesar salad and the capresse pizza, it was the perfect amount for both of us.
Su Casa Aspen: Really amazing mexican food. The salsa was the freshest I've ever had! The fajita salad is incredible.
J Bar at Hotel Jerome. Great cocktails!
Maroon Bells: We took a bus from Aspen Highlands up to Maroon Bells. It is supposedly the most photographed mountain peaks in all of North America... words can't even describe how beautiful it is!  You have the option to hike once you arrive at Maroon Bells (there are several trails) or it is not a far walk to the lake if you just want to sit and enjoy the view.
Indpendence Pass: If you have time, take a drive on Independence Pass - the elevation goes up to 12,095 feet and has one of the most amazing views you can see by car.
Shopping: Aspen has some really great high-end shops. I only bought something at J.Crew, but other shops downtown included Gucci, Dior, Prada and Louis Vuitton.



  1. Love this!! All your outfits are on top!


  2. Loving that faux fur vest! You are really embracing the new fall season with all these adorable outfits! I am loving your suggestions for Aspen, I will definitely have to check out your suggestions next time I am in town!

    Xoxo, Amy J.
    Bowlines and Lace

  3. So many cute outfits! Love everything:P

    Shall We Sasa

  4. gosh! I just love all of this! You are rocking those chunky sweaters and thanks so much for sharing your fur vest, it's so hard to find the perfect fit!

    Sara Kate Styling

  5. Your outfits are all so warm and cozy! Love them all!

    xx, Diane || http://www.dizined.com

  6. I really love your Autumn/Winter outfits, and it's definitely something I struggle with not falling into a rut and wearing the same thing throughout the season! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  7. so many great outfits


  8. You have an amazing collection of scarves!

    xoxoBella | http://xoxobella.com

  9. So many cute outfits and great Aspen recommendations! Looks like you and your mom had a great time.

    xo, Mae | Mae Amor

  10. Tons of great outfit details! I like your style very much!


  11. The second to last outfit would be perfect for a rainy day and I love the Stewart Weizman over the knee boots!


  12. How fun! Aspen looks like a fun city to escape to for a fall retreat! Love your fur vest options and serious sweater envy!

    Darling Down South
    Find me at : instagram

  13. Great post! I would love to go to aspen, and I LOVE that pink cardigan!


    http://trendkeeper.me .. Scarves!

  14. I am in love with that scarf!!


  15. Love all of your Aspen looks! Your photos made me want to go back there!

    xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

  16. Your stylistic choices are amazingly on point. I immensely enjoyed viewing this <3


  17. I love those Stuart Weitzman boots!!! Need!



  18. All of your outfits are amazing and look extremely cozy! As an aspiring fashion blogger, I appreciate all of the inspiration! :)

    Here's The Skinny

  19. I love all of these looks! I had never really been interested in going to Aspen but after seeing your posts, I think I need to reconsider that!

  20. All of your outfits are fabulous, love them all!! :-) I have never been to Aspen but I would love to go some day. Those places that you mentioned sound so nice too. Thank you for sharing and I hope that you are having a great day week so far! :-)

  21. I always love your fall and winter outfits , I started to follow you last year around this time and I missed these pictures
    The color palette

  22. Well, now I need to book a trip to aspen! Looks to quaint and cute :)

    Emily at Style Cubby

  23. Love every outfit! Looks like your trip was a ball! xo


  24. Fabulous outfits! So effortlessly chic and stylish for Fall! The Tory Burch Marsala bag is gorgeous!

    Ellie at MapleSyrupandTeacups.blogspot.com

  25. Great post! I'm seriously obsessed with every single one of these outfits :)


  26. I would love to visit Aspen!

    Her Heartland Soul

  27. After seeing the pictures from your trip & hearing your recommendations, I am definitely adding Aspen to my travel bucket list :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  28. LOVE all of these outfits! You are a pro at layering.
    Unique Geek

  29. Love the fur vest and plaid combos! Glad you had a wonderful trip! <3


  30. Great compilation! You are so stylish, I love all your stuff.


  31. i love the Stuart Weitzman OTK boots. I'm totally getting them! <3

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  32. I love these looks on you Cait - and the fact that we have the same Missguided vest! I fell in love with it at first sight too! Gx


  33. You have the fall look nailed down! I love all of these looks. Especially the over-the-knee boots. Gorgeous!

    xx Kathryn

  34. Loved all the ensembles..and the red hunter boots are to die for.

    x https://ahsknaka.wordpress.com/