I believe it is equally as important to spend time celebrating your valued friendships as it is being thankful for your family around the holidays. Sometimes friends wind up being your closer family than your blood relatives, and there is an amazing feeling knowing that they picked you, and weren’t just stuck with you!
My friend-family grew up in the perfect FRIENDS era, so naturally Friendsgiving is a must every year. I try to go with a casual, but put together look which fits in perfectly with our group’s ambiance. In my opinion, you can never go wrong with jeans and a blazer to try to balance that line. I love the current animal sweater craze, but adding a blazer adds just the right amount of sophistication for a sit-down dinner. I have a huge weakness for elbow patches, so I am beyond excited to wear this outfit to celebrate my amazing friendships.
Blazer: Zara (old; similar here and here, totally craving this and this one) | Sweater: Ann Taylor (also love this and this one) | Jeans: 7 For All Mankind (old, similar here) | Boots: Bandolino | Belt: Lucky Brand (old, similar here)
This past weekend brought around the most perfect fall weather anyone could ask for. I love a casual weekend look that can go from brunch to a walk through the park (and crunching leaves!) without an outfit change. I’m hoping it wasn’t the last weekend I could rely on my favorite quilted vest to display my favorite sweater details (like these suede elbow patches), but I’m afraid it may have been. This week I resolve to go on a hunt for warmer clothes, but not without mourning my fall favorites a bit first!
Sweater: BP | Vest: Banana Republic | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Boots: Urban Outfitters | Bag: Cole Haan
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall” F. Scott Fitzgerald
In traditional “back to school” mindset, everything starts over in the fall. Now that it feels like autumn is finally here, I can finally start to break out all of the layers I have been waiting to wear for months now.
A quilted vest is definitely one of my staples for New England autumns. I love how it can add an extra layer of warmth while simultaneously showing off the layer underneath in a way a jacket cannot. For my fun and playful weekend look, I kept the colors simple and consistent throughout by staying with my sweater’s theme of navy and green throughout. I added these bold green earrings and simple navy wrap bracelet along with the navy vest to tie everything together in the cool color scheme. The thick heel on these booties is perfect because it adds a heel without sacrificing comfort or walkability. I love how this bag connects with both the brown watch and shoes as well as the navy in the top layers, I feel it ties up the outfit together nicely but still keeps it casual for a day of fun fall activities! Anyone have any fun plans for the weekend? Would love to hear about them!
Outfit details // Sweater : Banana Republic | Vest: Banana Republic | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Boots: Lucky Brand | Watch: Fossil | Earrings: Pim + Larkin | Bracelet: Chan Luu | Ring: Lucky Brand | Purse: Tommy Hilfiger
Until next time!