Houndstooth Coat

These photos are from last fall in NYC, but I never got around to sharing the full outfit details! This coat is beyond timeless – you can’t go wrong with houndstooth for fall. I mixed the houndstooth print with all black and brown pieces. I loveeee the combo of black + brown together – it’s often an overlooked combination! Houndstooth Coats For FallA subtle houndstooth print coat is chic and effortless for fall. This one from Abercrombie is classic and under $250. Mango also has a ton of great houndstooth print coats like this one, this one and this one. Not to mention, their coat selection in general is ON POINT this season – can we talk about this one?! Suede BootsI picked up these Sergio Rossi brown suede boots in Paris years ago, and they’ve been such a versatile staple piece in my fall wardrobe. This pair from J.Crew is almost identical. If you’re worried about taking care of the suede, this leather pair is really similar. Leather SkirtsThis skirt is an oldie but a goodie. I love having a few leather skirts on rotation in my closet. I have a short version, a pencil skirt, and a wrap pencil skirt version. This short faux leather skirt for under $50 is a steal! If skirts aren’t your favorite, then a cool vegan leather trouser is a great option.
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Currently Coveting

This week’s currently coveting features a few old favorites and new ones. They are all staples in my wardrobe and classic pieces that you will have for years to come. I love that they can all be worn together or mixed in with existing pieces in your wardrobe. These L’Agence jeans run true to size, but if you’re in between, you could size down since they have a lot of stretch. They also come in black, white and a dark denim color. They would look great with this simple, neutral wrap sweater. This beige skirt is gorgeous and on major sale. It would look beautiful with a bodysuit, turtleneck, blouse, or v-neck sweater. Wear sandals or booties with it to complete the look. I can’t believe how luxe this coat is for the price! This is an absolute MUST in your fall wardrobe. If you don’t already own a plaid blazer, this is one classic. I love that it’s a longer cut – more flattering that way! For shoes, these booties are my favorite – I’ve raved about them before! They run TTS. And these slingbacks are a close Chanel dupe. Can you believe they’re under $75? Shop each piece below and enjoy your weekend!
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Best Leather Jackets

A leather jacket is one of my wardrobe essentials. I rarely travel without one because it always acts as the perfect layering piece. I’ve owned a fair share of leather jackets over the years, and wanted to share which ones I still reach for and love. Best Leather JacketsBanana Republic Leather JacketI wore a Banana Republic leather moto jacket about 6 years ago when I was hosting an event for them at their Soho store, and it’s been my favorite ever since. It’s the softest, most buttery leather, and the cool moto belt detail instantly makes any outfit better. 9 out of 10 times this is the jacket I reach for. While they no longer make the same style with the moto belt, they make this one minus the belt. This AllSaints one and this AQUA one are nearly identical! Iro Leather JacketThis is another jacket I’ve had for 6+ years that still looks brand new. The leather is gorgeous…you definitely get what you pay for! I will say, that if you’re willing to splurge on it, you will not be disappointed. I have it in black, mustard yellow, and beige (this is a great dupe.) They’re all super versatile and cut in the most flattering way. Their jackets are more slim fit, but the leather does have some stretch. I typically wear a size small or 2, and in Iro I like their jackets in a size 36 or 38. Joie Leather JacketI’ve had this Joie jacket for almost a decade and it’s a classic. The leather and cut is a bit stiffer (but not stiff!) then my other 2 leather jackets, but it has a really pretty sheen to it. This is a great style for someone who is a bit more feminine. It looks perfect with a floral dress, or jeans and a T. Affordable Leather JacketsYou don’t really need more than 3 good leather jackets. I like having 2 black leather jackets to rotate, and 1-2 neutral leather jackets. The neutral leather jackets are ideal to wear in the fall and spring. I am really impressed with this under $100 BLANKNYC faux leather jacket. I’ve seen it in stores and tried it on – and it looks like it could be well over $500. I love the gold details – it really makes it look luxe. They typically restock sizes throughout the season, so be sure to keep checking back! This AllSaints leather jacket is a great Iro dupe for a fraction of the price. I love the buttery leather and subtle details. OBSESSED with it in this tan color which is currently 20% off! For Abercrombie, this leather jacket may seem a bit pricey, but I’m impressed with their leather quality. And this vegan leather trench from them is to die for!
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Home Office Inspo

Since so many of us are now working from home, I wanted to give you a little inspo on how to make your office feel both functional and cozy. These photos are from all of my home offices over the years! Which one is your favorite? :) Home Office Inspo Desks I’ve had this CB2 lucite desk for 4+ years. It’s such a great piece, and I would highly recommend it to anyone. It also comes in a smaller version which I’ve used as a bar cart, console, and most recently vanity, but it would be great as a desk in a smaller space. It does scratch easily, but honestly, I don’t mind the scratches. The best thing to do to protect it from scratches, would be to put a little mat or rubber padding underneath your computer if you’re really worried about it. Other than that, I LOVE how much light it brings into a room. It’s not clunky, and it really allows for other decorative pieces in the room to shine. I also owned this white Bungalow 5 desk (pricey, but sooooo beautiful) and currently have my eye on this black desk for something different. Desk Chairs I hate the look of a conventional “office” rolling chair. Although it’s comfortable it totally ruins the vibe!!! My office chairs have all been upholstered and comfortable, but also visually appealing. My large white upholstered chair is from Ballard Designs, my beige chair was from Restoration Hardware, and my white bamboo chair was from Bungalow 5. Rugs A rug instantly warms up a space. You can never go wrong with a natural jute rug – this one is my favorite. You can layer a cool zebra rug over it, or even a shearling rug. A 100% real sheepskin rug under my desk is a MUST for me now because it actually activates your blood circulation! It’s so cozy and keeps my feet warm the entire time I’m working. Other rugs I love are vintage Turkish ones from Etsy. Storage With the lucite desk, obviously there aren’t any drawers! I’ve gotten creative with storage over the years, and kept old designer shoe boxes for papers and trinkets. I also like to utilize simple Ikea Billy bookcases (they have a model that comes with doors too, which is great!) For thicker paperwork, I use dresser drawers, or store things outside of my office if they’re not being used 24/7. Accessories I like to keep the accessories on my desk to a bare minimum now. I’ve really edited and paired down over the years and find that I work best with way less clutter and stuff around me. You can’t go wrong with this lucite tray for loose papers. I also love all of Aerin’s trays – talk about a perfect Christmas or birthday gift for someone! This one is my FAVE! In terms of planners, I now keep everything digital. I do like to write out to-do notes though, and regularly order notepads and stationary from this cute Etsy shop. A few fashion coffee table books are always fun to have out, and of course a pretty vase for flowers. I linked several other desks, chairs, and accessories below!
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