Outfits

Apple Picking

Thomas and I went apple picking the other day and let me tell you, the place we went to was SO darn cute and quintessential New England. The spot was called Silverman’s Farm – and they had the most picturesque shop, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, and apple orchard. We picked up a ton of apples and brought them home to make yummy apple-tinis and apple cider donuts. Apple PickingApple Picking OutfitI wore this pinstripe Topshop coat I bought last year and a simple white T-shirt bodysuit from Abercrombie. (And I can’t say enough good things about their bodysuits!) I paired them with my fave L’Agence jeans, and Joie booties, which just got marked down to $100. So talk about a steal!!! Next time I’ll ditch the heeled booties because they discontinued the tram service up to the orchard, and it was quite a hike LOL. Good workout though… Coats Under $200If you’re in the market for fun coats under $200, I also recommend checking out Mango, Abercrombie, and Topshop at Nordstrom. Also really LOVE this taupe wrap coat from Cole Haan that just got marked down for under $200.
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Fall Staple Pieces

If I were to create a fall capsule collection, every item I’m wearing here would be included in it. A black wrap coat, a cashmere beanie, a chunky turtleneck, brown boots, classic blue jeans, black sunnies, and a brown leather bag are all staples. These items can be mixed and matched to create countless outfits, and will remain in your wardrobe for years to come. Fall Staple PiecesBlack Wrap CoatI bought this black cashmere coat (sadly now sold out, similar here!) in London 6 years ago and it still looks brand new. It’s incredibly warm, elegant and hands down my favorite black coat. It’s from a brand called Joseph. They make the BEST coats (honestly up there with Max Mara.) My sister has this look alike Cole Haan coat that just went on sale for under $300 and I can attest it’s beautiful in person! Brown BootsThere are SO many great brown boots on the market right now…and they’re all super affordable. I’ve seen these faux leather ones in person, and you’d never believe they’re under $70. These ones are really chic, and you can never go wrong with this pair. Blue JeansI’ve had these Grlfrnd blue jeans forever and wear them with everything. They fit so well, and make your butt look amazinggggg – trust me. They run true to size, and have the perfect amount of stretch. If you’re in between sizes, you could size down (if you like a tighter fit.) Cashmere BeanieYou won’t need another beanie after you order this one. It’s the BEST shape, size, 100% cashmere and a MUST in my fall and winter wardrobe. It’s so warm and stylish. Chunky TurtleneckThis turtleneck is an oldie from J.Crew, but I’m really loving Jenni Kayne’s cashmere turtlenecks this season. Her sweaters are pricey, but great quality. This lighter cropped turtleneck is cute and under $60. Brown Leather BagsThis bag is a vintage Hermes Kelly I got from Vestiaire years ago. It’s definitely an investment, but timeless. A few brown leather bags that I love and can be worn year round are…this Staud one, this Tory Burch one, this Mark Cross box bag, and this Aerin weekender.
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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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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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