Fall Fashion Haul

 

Hello Everyone!

Is anyone else just soooo ready for fall?! I have been planning for this fall season since June, & have gathered quite a few new pieces to my wardrobe. Ok, maybe I went a little overboard, but can you blame me? Fall is by far my favorite season of the year, & the most fun in terms of fashion. Chunky sweaters with mini skirts, light blouses with corduroys, layering up with jackets, vests, & scarves…there are just so many things to get excited about.

This year, I’ve tried to step out of my comfort zone in terms of colors & patterns. Some recent stand-outs in this category include these two pairs of patterned heels (1 / 2), this bold sweater, & my new favorite coat. I feel very prepared for the season, & so inspired to mix & match these pieces with my current wardrobe to create new looks. Now, if only the weather would cooperate with my wardrobe…bring on the cooler temps!

 

I know you guys have seen me wear my Celine dupe sunnies literally all summer, so I bought another pair in a different shade to mix it up a little.

I’ve never been much of a hat person, but when I saw this wool beret, I felt all the Parisian vibes & had to have it.

I found a white floral blouse from Forever 21 (similar here), & bought it in a size XL for a more flowy, billowy look.

The fall tones from these items are giving me all the feels: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

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How To Transition With Ease

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Season transitions can really put a damper on your decision as to what to wear in the mornings. Do I wear a sweater? Shorts? Boots? Sandals? Will I get too cold in this? Will I burn up if I wear this? Seeing as though I have been asking myself the same sorts of questions, I decided to dig deep (into my wardrobe) & put together a collection of actually useful transition pieces your wardrobe needs. I’ll show you how I wear them now, while it’s still warm outside, then I’ll tell you how to make the same outfit work for cooler weather. Hopefully, allowing you to transition from summer to fall with ease.

The Long-Sleeve Dress

Dress (similar here) / Collar / Shoes (similar here & budget friendly here) / Bag (similar here)

A piece like this is essential to your transition wardrobe because of its versatility. I found this dress at Zara last season & quickly fell in love with the cut & the delicate feminine details on display. With its dainty nude polka dots & ruffled sleeves, I feel right at home in this dress. That is definitely an important feeling to have when finding a transition piece, since you want it to be something you will want to wear often. The one touch I added to this dress was a collar. The pop of white with the velvet black tie added a touch of preppiness to this look which is perfect for fall.

For warmer weather, I chose to wear this dress with bare legs, a white bag, & these Chanel vibes, black capped toe shoes. As the weather gets colder & colder, I can add a pair of sheer black tights or even black fishnets to this dress to cover my bare legs, & trade these shoes for a pair of ankle boots. My very favorite pair of booties to wear with this dress are my navy velvet ones (sold out, similar here) I found at H&M last season. Before heading out the door, I can easily throw on my favorite moto jacket, trench coat, or pink over coat, & I’m ready to take on the crisp fall air.

The Velvet Midi

Midi Skirt / Ruffled Top / Heels / Bag

When finding transition pieces, pay attention to the color, pattern, & most importantly, the texture of the garment. This skirt is an ideal transition piece with its burnt orange color & velvet texture. I love making a piece thats color & texture screams fall, work for warmer days. Also, the small detailing of the ties on either side of the skirt, make this a very special piece. It’s good to make sure transition pieces are versatile, without being plain. Find items with details to personalize your look.

For now, I’ve paired this skirt with a grey top with mega ruffled sleeves (LOVE!), gingham slingback heels, & my nude Chloé Drew dupe crossbody. As the weather continues to change, I can see myself wearing this skirt with a chunky white or cream knit sweater, or even a black turtleneck. I can’t wait to finish this look with my new long black check coat over top.

The Throw-On Sweater

Sweater (SO similar here) / T-shirt / Jeans / Mules

Ok, so this is not so much a “before & after” item, but rather a “pop this over anything & everything” item. I wore this outfit on tour last weekend to the Outer Banks, & I was able to transition from the chilly mornings & evenings to the warm afternoon with ease. Wearing my current fav jeans with a casual slogan tee & embroidered mules, I popped this fall-toned, mustard sweater over top for extra warmth.

Details. What makes this sweater unique? The amazing twist back detailing transforms this sweater from plain to wow. I can picture myself wearing this over a black shirt dress, or with a black button front midi. The mustard color helps transition any look into a fall look. Also, I can’t wait to wear this to a bonfire this season. Doesn’t this look like the perfect bonfire sweater?!

The Sleeveless Sweater Dress

Sweater dress (similar here) / Heels / Clutch (similar here) / Sunnies

I have had this sweater dress for a couple of years now, so I can confidently tell you how useful this piece is for the transition season. A dress like this one gives major fall vibes, making it fun to wear even on warmer days. If you’re like me, & fall is your favorite season, an item like this is essential to not only your wardrobe, but also your happiness. This dress is perfect to throw on when all you want to do is cozy up under a blanket with a PSL, but you have to leave the house & it’s still warm outside.

For now, I wear it on it’s own, with a pair of leopard chunky heels, a nude clutch, & a pair of cat eye sunnies. Later, I layer it up with a white or black long-sleeve underneath, & a good pair of booties with a structured burgundy bag. I also love dressing it down with a pair of converse and a moto jacket. This dress is so easy to throw on & instantly look put together.


I hope you enjoyed this post & that it helps you make the transition from summer to fall with ease. xx

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Fall Tag

 
What is your favorite thing about fall?
I absolutely love sweaters and candles. Hands down my very favorite things about fall.
(Oh, and October is my birthday month!)
I just purchased my fall candles from Bath and Body works. I got Leaves, Sweater Weather, Marshmallow Fireside, and Pumpkin Pecan Waffles. They all smell so good and I highly recommend them.What is your favorite fall lip product?
I have two favorite lipsticks that I love, but always hold out on wearing them until Fall: Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in Divine Wine and Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick in Berry Haute.  The great thing about both of these products is that they are under $5 each!

What is your favorite fall hairstyle?
I love to let my natural curls take over, especially this time of year! On extra cold days, I like to wear my hair in a side braid with a cozy hat, like this one. You also know I love the look of a Parisian wool beret!
What is your favorite fall color?
Can I choose gold?! Yes. Gold + burgundy + blush + camel = my fall heaven.
What is your favorite fall scent?
I love the warm smells of cloves, tobacco, and cinnamon!
I also have this over the stove recipe a friend of mine shared that transforms my entire house into a fall time dream!
What is your favorite fall fashion trend?
Fall dresses! I’m obsessed with wrap dresses as well as sweater dresses! (Find 50 under $50 here!)
What is your favorite fall Starbucks drink?
PSL!!! Duh! But I will say, I wish Starbucks had a Maple latte. If they did, my loyalty would change.

*They do have a maple pecan latte this year…a little too sweet if you ask me.*

RVA friends: This harvest latte is bomb!

 
What is your favorite fall nail polish?
I love a super dark burgundy nail in the fall, and Bordeaux by Essie is so perfect.

What is your favorite fall accessory?

I love over the knee boots and a skirt, or cozy slippers while I’m curled up by the fire.

What are you being for Halloween?

This is the big question. I need your help! What should I be for Halloween?

Jasmine?

Taylor Swift?

Vintage Circus Performer?

Leave your vote down below!

 

Now I tag ALL OF YOU!
Share what your favorite things about this enchanting season are!
Comment below or post these questions with your answers on your blog! xx

 

Want more fall inspo?!:

Looking for a new fall drink to try?

How to make your entire house smell like fall.

The DIY craft you’ll actually put on display!

Need help curating your fall wardrobe?

You need these cold weather skincare heroes!

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