Today I’m happy to be sharing my favorites again! I got off track this summer because I had so many other videos I wanted to share and then the Hurricane came through and I was away from home for a week but I’m back on track. In this video I’m sharing a few of the things I’ve been loving the last few months. I’ve linked everything in the description bar of the video below and like always thanks so much for watching!
I can’t believe it’s October! This is one of my favorite months for so many reasons - fall, Halloween, the first hints of the holiday season. Beyond the usual, this October is extra special because Jason and I are heading to London and this month’s mood board reflects our upcoming trip and everything else I’m looking forward to like warm neutrals, fall makeup and cozy cafes.
Today I’ve rounded up my fail-proof system for preparing my closet for a new season. You can see it all laid out below and thanks so much for watching!
It’s that time of year again! Even though I’ve been passively planning my fall capsule for the last month or so, today I’m excited to share the full plan behind my capsule this season. If you want to skip the reading and see everything in video format instead, you can watch my video here.
FALL CAPSULE INSPIRATION & GOALS
Like I do with every capsule/season change, let’s start with my inspiration and goals. These are the feelings, general looks and the vibe that I want to channel for the new season and identifying at least a few of these helps me stay on track with my closet prep and hone in on any updates I may want to make.
Effortless essentials worn in new ways | One of the things I’m looking forward to this season is making the most of what I’ve so carefully curated over the years. Now that I’m 31 I’ve amassed a nice fall wardrobe full of timeless essentials that I look forward to wearing every year and this year is no different. I’m particularly excited about reworking my existing pieces with a new silhouette or two. Specifically, I’m loving the look of higher rise denim and pants paired with slouchier knits and would love to experiment with the crop flare trend - or in my case culottes. I think they look so cute paired with ankle boots and sleek flats.
All things plaid | Plaid and fall were practically made for each other and this season I’m excited to add a few new plaid pieces into the mix. I’m particularly interested in plaid pants and a lightweight plaid coat that I can wear with my favorite monochromatic fall looks.
Skin is in | Since turning 30 I’ve been putting a stronger emphasis on skincare and really trying to find routines that I can rely on to keep my skin bright, smooth and blemish free all year long. Despite many years of working in beauty public relations and learning from some of the best dermatologists and estheticians around, I still haven’t found a fail-proof routine for my skin but this fall I’m making that a priority. I’ve already invested a great deal of time into my skin this year and plan to continue doing so throughout the fall when my skin tends to turn on me with the changing weather.
Delicate Accessories | You know how much I love statement, costume jewelry and while I still wear many of my bolder necklaces and earrings, this fall I’m all about the delicate touches. I can’t wait to wear my favorite dainty pieces in solid gold and I hope to add a few more pieces to my small fine jewelry collection.
A FEW KEY OUTFITS
Now, I want to share a few of the key outfits I hope to recreate this season. Pulling these from my Pinterest board helps me pinpoint the silhouettes I can work with and any new items I may want to add in order to recreate these. Below, I’ve outlined a few of my favorites.
Slouchy, Neutral Knits
Plaid - Worn In A Relaxed Way
Monochromatic With Different Textures
This season I’m loving most of my usual fall colors anchored by my go-to neutrals.
For my base, I’ll be sticking to black, white, grey and camel. For my accent colors I’m loving blue, navy, brown, olive green and a few pops of maroon here and there.
NEW IN -MINI FALL HAUL
Now I want to share some of the new things I’ve added to my closet for fall. These are all things I know I’ll get a lot of use out of and I can’t wait for it to get cooler enough to wear them!
Naadam Cashmere Sweater | First up is this gorgeous rust colored sweater from Naadam. This cashmere sweater is part of their newly launched $75 cashmere collection and features unisex sizing. I picked this up in their smallest size (xs) and find that it’s long in the arms but overall a very nice fit for an oversized look.
Everlane Cotton Crew | Next is the Everlane Cotton Crew in Ochre. I love these sweaters and they’re absolutely perfect for spring, fall and winter. They’re a nice medium weight cotton and lay so beautifully. They look classic but also modern and this greenish brown is perfect for fall. I have this in XXS.
Grana Cashmere Sweater | Another sweater I picked up is this light brown cashmere crew from Grana. I love Grana’s cashmere and this sweater is perfectly in line with their quality. It’s super soft, a fantastic cut and the XS fits me perfectly. If you use this link, you can get 10% off your first order.
Small Gold Hoops | In keeping with my delicate jewelry vibes this season, I picked up these small gold hoops from Stone & Strand. I love how delicate and classic these earrings are. Plus, they’re incredibly comfortable to wear and are crafted from 14k solid gold.
Plaid Coat | I love plaid and this season I’ve added a plaid coat to my wardrobe and I hope to add a pair of plaid pants.
The coat is from Zara but I picked it up on Poshmark for a steal! I had it tailored slightly to fit me perfectly and I think it’s a perfect way to try out the look without having to invest too much money yet.
I’m not positive how much wear I’ll get out of it and this is a great way for me to experiment without breaking the bank.
Faux Fur Coat & Stole | Last but not least I’ve added two faux fur items to my fall closet. First up is this faux fur stole from Asos. I got this on sale for under $20 and I think it will be perfect for my fall and winter wardrobes. I love the different neutral tones and can’t wait to wear it! Unfortunately it’s now sold out but you may be able to find it in store or restocked soon. Next is a faux fur coat by Tavik that I’ve been holding onto for a few months now. Much like the stole, I love the lighter tones in this and think they’ll go perfectly with my darker outfits this fall and winter. Plus, I think the colors suit my hair and skin color better than some of the darker ones I’ve seen.
Before I hop into a few of things that have been on my radar this week, I want to take a minute to enjoy the outfit to the left. I found this image on Tumblr recently and am completely in love with the shades of tan, white and grey. This combination would look fantastic in the fall, winter or spring and it’s making me long for a relaxed, light camel coat. How chic!
Speaking of coats, I started to fully switch over my wardrobe for fall this week and plan my packing for London! Even though it’s still in the 90’s here, it should be slightly cooler by the time we get back and I can’t wait. I also spent some time planning a new video for next week all about some of my favorite fall essentials styled in new ways and I can’t wait to share it with you! Plus, my video on Sunday signals a professional milestone that I feel so lucky to reach with all of your incredible support. I hope you like it and I’m so excited to continue improving my video style and editing in the coming weeks and months.
Also, since I’ll be heading out of town in October and won’t be able to upload for a week or so, I want to post 3 videos next week. “Old Faves, New Ways” will be on of them and putting it together has inspired me to rework some of my favorites for my trip to London. I’m also excited to share my summer favorites. Since I had so many other videos I wanted to share this summer, my monthly favorites fell to the wayside but I’ll be back on track next week with a few of the things I’ve loved this summer.
In the meantime though, here are some of the things that have been on my radar this week.
COOK WITH MIMI THORRISON | You know how much I admire Mimi Thorrison and her impeccable taste in both food and fashion, and I find this old video of her cooking style endlessly inspiring this time of year.
CUYANA WALLET | I’ve never been a big wallet person and have had the same wallet for years. That said though, it’s a long thin wallet that while beautifully made does’t quite fit into my crossbody purse so I finally picked up a new one that can fit in all my purses. I haven’t received it yet, but I’ve been so impressed by the quality of my Cuyana makeup bags that I have no doubt it will be perfect.
HALLMARK MOVIES | You know it’s almost fall (and the holiday season!!!) when Hallmark announces their holiday movies.
SHOPBOP SALE | Last but not least, the ShopBop sale is in full swing (it ends tomorrow) and is a great way to get a discount on any of your fall wishlist items that are a little on the steep side.
It’s that time again! Today I’m excited to share my fall 2018 capsule wardrobe plan and a few of the things I’ve added for this season. I also upgraded my editing techniques a bit and I hope you enjoy. Thanks so much for watching!