[Outfit Details: Jacket: J.Crew, Sweater: Banana Republic; Shirt: F21 (old); Jeans: Madewell; Boots: LL Bean]
This fall I made a list. Have a dinner party, check. Pick apples and make glorious things with them, check. Make a shopping list and stick to it, CHECK. At the top of my list was a lightweight jacket that was utilitarian and weather saavy (guys, this jacket is waterproof with a hood).
As always, I fell in love on the J.Crew website. I’ve found that sticking to a plan for my purchases this season has expanded the versatility of my closet even though I’m adding a smaller amount of items. I’m abiding by the mantra of “fewer, better things.”
Are you all sticking to a list this season? Having any luck? Of course there are always a few finds the come your way that are too good to pass up on, but I’m really digging this more intentional approach to building my closet.
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It’s been a while since I’ve done a round up of interesting posts from around the web, but I’ve been quietly collecting some gems which I’m excited to share with you all below!
Churro bites. if anyone knows me they know that this is one of my FAVORITE street desserts, that is surprisingly hard to find.
Lovely LC’s home photos. She may be taking a bit of heat for having “basic” style but I’m loving the mood of her new home.
Lena finally has a book out and everyone is grabbing one. Her ideas on being proud of your own life and yourself are obviously making me want to join suit and get myself a copy.
A man’s take on boyfriend jeans.
Career tips from real women.
Jenna (we LOVE you!) shares how to roll the perfect sleeve.
Dear Denim Lovers (yes it deserves an upper case “D”),
Wanted to share a quick note on a super thoughtful and beneficial program that Madewell is offering through October 6th. Right now if you bring in a pair of old jeans (they don’t even have to be Madewell brand), you’ll receive $20 off your purchase of a new pair on the spot.
This clearly accomplishes two things that you should care about:
1. If you haven’t cleaned out your closet yet (for shame) this gives you a valid reason to retire an old pair and rebuild your wardrobe with something fresh and fitting, mostly because Madewell jeans are awesome.
2. More importantly your old denim will be donated to Blue Jeans Go Green, which creates insulation for new homes being built for those in need.
Please participate if you’ve been wanting to rebulk up your denim wardrobe. I bought this pair earlier, and it feels so good to make some good with a simple pair of jeans. Find out more about the Madewell offer, and Blue Jeans Go Green, and let me know what pair you end up with.
I would never claim to be a print lover, but there is a small section of my closet completely dedicated to animal prints. I’m not sure what it is that draws me to the leopard, but sometimes you just go with your gut no?
This little dress from Zara is proving to be super functional – wearing it now with bare legs and flats or sandals, but in a few months (dear Jesus, let it be not weeks) I can see this with black tights and booties. Anything that works with both black and brown accessories is a winner in my book. Also shout out to J.Crew for the amazing Kiki flat, I have somehow acquired two pairs in the last month and am super impressed with the heel support and great leather. There are a ton of styles on J.Crew now over on sale as well.
What prints are a staple in your closet? Let me know in the comment box below.
It’s taboo for a style blogger to admit a total lack of excitement for fall, layering, and a removal of citrus-colored clothing once Labor Day passes. But that was totally me this month. All it took were a few images … Continue reading
[Outfit Details: it seems like my entire wardrobe … ]
I know I’ve been slacking entirely for the past two months on outfit posts.
I know this is supposed to be a style blog.
So to make it up, I’ve been taking every present moment (alone) in my office elevator to document my outfits. Yes I know this is slightly embarrassing, but that’s basically the life of a blogger, so time to OWN IT.
Highlights include: the start of layering season (!!), debut of the Superga sneakers (on Steeped on style at least), and me carrying an array of personal items.
Hope you enjoy this casual approach – I’ll be back to regular outfit posts soon! XX
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