Home for the Holidays

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This week I’m excited to be sharing all of my Thanksgiving week outfits!  With lots of downtime for catching up with the family I don’t see very often, I definitely plan on lots of comfortable sweaters making an appearance next week!

Big and cozy Fair Isle sweaters are all I ever want to wear on chilly weekends, and Thanksgiving is the perfect time to start!  I am so excited to bring out my favorites again this year.  I like to belt this cardigan together for extra warmth and a more polished look.

Fun shopping story: I saw this belt in a window display and loved it so much that I had to ask the sales associate to take it off of the mannequin for me! Now I find myself wearing it virtually nonstop all year long.

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Sweater: GAP (old, love this one and this one!) | Belt: Aeropostale (old, love this one and this one!) | Jeans: 7 For All Mankind (old, similar here) | Necklace: Nadri | Boots: Aerosoles

 

xo, Caitlin

Sweater Weather

IMG_1505During the winter months, I rarely stray from my sweater-jeans-boots uniform (primarily for warmth and comfort reasons), so I’m always looking for ways I can spice up that every day ritual.

Enter these amazing Old Navy booties.  I absolutely adore burgundy in the fall and all throughout the winter, and these are comfortable enough to walk around in all day. They are also super affordable, which makes me even more in love with them if possible. The LOFT sweater is soft and comfortable, and I love how the leopard print adds an element of fun to the outfit without being too overbearing.  This is the perfect ensemble for a playful Saturday afternoon of exploring. IMG_1514IMG_1501 IMG_1502 IMG_1503 IMG_1497

Sweater: LOFT (sold out, different color here and sweater dress version here) | Jeans: GAP | Booties: Old Navy | Necklace: old, love this one and this one

xo, Caitlin

Crunch ‘n Brunch

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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!

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xo, Caitlin

A Beacon (Hill) of Hope

IMG_2188The elegant neighborhood of Beacon Hill is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Boston.  The gas lamps, cobblestone streets, and red brick sidewalks make up the most quintessential historic Boston image in the most charming way possible.  This quaint and picturesque “Old Boston” neighborhood can only be enhanced by fall’s vibrant foliage, and made for such a fun shoot location.

My favorite neighborhood deserved nothing less than a few of my favorite wardrobe pieces, including colored skinny jeans, heeled booties, a clutch, and, of course, plenty of sparkle.

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Sunglasses: Toms | Jeweled Sweater: LOFT | Skinny Jeans: J.Crew Factory | Booties: Ann Taylor | Clutch: Sperry Top-Sider

Free Fall-ing

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An autumn afternoon spent apple picking is always at the top of everyone’s To-Do list when October rolls around.  With the unseasonably warm climate, all I needed for a fun day of hiking and apple picking was my ever-versatile quilted vest thrown over a reliable flannel (nothing says fall in New England quite like a plaid flannel!) These Aerosoles boots are hands down the most comfortable pair of boots I own.  They come equipped with standard Aerosoles technology; including cushioned insoles, breathable lining, and an expandable calf fit!  They are an absolute necessity for me on any fall adventure that requires a bit of extra walking or uneven terrain.  Later this week expect to see some recipes I made from the abundance of apples I gathered today!

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Flannel shirt: Old Navy | Quilted Vest: Banana Republic | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Boots: Aerosoles | Necklaces: Bauble Bar | Ring/Earrings: Kate Spade | Bracelet: J.Crew | Watch: Urban Outfitters

xo, Caitlin

Fall Layers

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall” F. Scott Fitzgerald

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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!

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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!

xo, Caitlin

Tuesday Shoesday

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Today was a gross and rainy day in New England, but nothing a new pair of shoes couldn’t fix!

One of the main items my fall wardrobe had been missing was a crucial pair of leopard print flats that would serve as both fashionable and functional footwear for running around the city in.  After conducting a thorough internet search I found (and lusted after!) these Steve Madden ones.  But much to my dismay I had a difficult time justifying spending $80 on a pair of flats that I would likely beat up with frequent walks around the city, so I continued my search.

With a brilliant stroke of luck, I happened upon this almost identical pair at American Eagle.  They have the same pointed toe, the same strategic arch opening, and, of course, the leopard print.  The best part was, they were only $30!  The perfect price for an everyday flat.  I was tempted to buy two pairs so that I could have another when I inevitably wear down the first pair, because I don’t think I can beat that deal anywhere else!

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Summertime Returns

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Today in New England felt like anything but autumn, and it looks like this weekend will be in the low 80s as well.  I’m the first one to rejoice when the temperatures soar, and celebrated today by breaking out one of my beloved bright dresses and frolicking in the park.  Since it is technically fall, I paired it with a dark navy blazer, black purse, and some leopard flats to deter passerby’s from my obvious denial from traditional fashion rules.

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Dress: Old Navy

Blazer: Gap

Necklace: J.Crew

Belt: J.Crew

Bracelets: Chan Luu, Lemon & Line

Ring: Lucky Brand

Flats: American Eagle Outfitters