Outfits

Lightweight Fall Jackets

The air is getting crisp and cool here in Connecticut so I’ve been slowly swapping out my summer wardrobe for my fall one. I’m pulling out all of my lightweight coats, trenches, leather jackets, blazers and bomber jackets to layer over dresses and tops. Fall is definitely one of my favorite seasons to dress for! I wanted to share the lightweight fall jackets I’ve worn over the years, as well as a few new ones I have my eye on. Lightweight Fall JacketsTrench CoatsWhen it comes to lightweight jackets in the fall, the first kind that comes to mind is a trench coat. I’ve had the classic Burberry Kensington trench for years. While I do love it, it’s extremely pricey and stiff which has made me wear it less and less over the years. I’ve been reaching for this draped Theory trench season after season, and can’t recommend it enough. FYI it runs big, so size down. It’s available in tan, black and cream. This is an almost identical option with more sizes in stock! A few other draped trenches I’m coveting are this olive green one, this white one and this chic black one. !function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 'http' : 'https'; if(!d.getElementById(id)) { e = d.createElement(s); e.id = id; e.src = p + '://widgets.rewardstyle.com/js/shopthepost.js'; d.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.__stp === 'object') if(d.readyState === 'complete') { window.__stp.init(); } }(document, 'script', 'shopthepost-script'); BlazersYou know I love a good blazer. I recently started investing in Veronica Beard blazers and all I can say is WOW. Probably my favorite blazer brand ever. The quality is excellent, the material is beautiful and you can tell they take a lot of time when it comes to creating the silhouette. Two other brands I love for quality blazers are L’Agence and ALC. In terms of affordable, more casual blazers – you can’t go wrong with Mango or Topshop. !function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 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'http' : 'https'; if(!d.getElementById(id)) { e = d.createElement(s); e.id = id; e.src = p + '://widgets.rewardstyle.com/js/shopthepost.js'; d.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.__stp === 'object') if(d.readyState === 'complete') { window.__stp.init(); } }(document, 'script', 'shopthepost-script'); Lightweight CoatsThe best lightweight coats tends to sell out fast, so I’m sharing a few that I’ve seen fully stocked here… You can never go wrong with a Theory coat. They last for years and look so amazing on. Keep in mind that you’ll need to size down for all of their coats though. This rich camel cashmere coat is going to go FAST, I just ordered mine! I always get so many compliments on this Mackage coat – it runs big as well. I haven’t tried this camel coat on, but love the look. Same goes for this camel one, and this camel one! !function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 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Best Fall Boots

When I asked you on Stories what blog post topics you wanted me to cover next, the majority of you said all things FALL (outfits, decor, recipes!) Today I am going to start with fall outfits with a specific focus on fall footwear. Best Fall Boots Fall footwear is the best, isn’t it?! Suede booties, over the knee boots, moto boots – yes please! My favorite fall shoes are; these Joie booties (so comfortable, I own them in 2 colors), these Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots (legit best boots ever – the brown is on MAJ sale here), PS this is the heeled version of the over the knee boots, a pair of white leather booties, and these Rag & Bone Newbury booties (which have held up for 10 years after I resoled them!!!) Fall Boot Wish List A few boots I have my eye on for this fall are these J.Crew suede over the knee boots in black and brown, these brown leather heeled boots, these super affordable tan moto boots, and these waterproof moto rain boots (love that they don’t look like a clunky rain boot.) I do own the classic Hunter rain boots, but TBH I’ve only worn them 3 times in the last decade. They’re just wayyyy too clunky and heavy for me. I even have the fleece insert for winter, but they’re still not warm enough, so I always just wear my Sperry insulated duck shoes. Least Worn Pair of Fall Boots My least worn pair of fall shoes are surprisingly these Isabel Marant booties. They’re gorgeous and look great on all of the models, but for some reason, I just haven’t reached for them in years. They run VERY narrow (and I have wide feet) so I haven’t had a chance to break them in, but I am hoping to really commit and try this season. I feel like they would look great with a cropped skinny jean. Originally, I had wanted to style them with a flowy floral Zimmermann type of dress, but they just hit at the wrong part of my ankle so they really don’t elongate/flatter unless you’re over 5’8″. Anyways, TBD if I end up finally wearing them – will keep you posted! Most Worn Pair of Fall Boots If I had to pick one pair of shoes to invest in for the fall, they would be these brown suede Joie booties. They do have a heel, but they’re extremely comfortable and SO flattering on. They’re a great date night shoe because they can be dressed up. They look just as good with dresses as they do with jeans. 100% a must in my book! FYI for all outfit details, please check my fall outfit section here where you will find all brands linked!
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Taking Care of Your Pup

It makes me so happy to hear how many of you have adopted dogs in the last few months! Dogs are truly the greatest companions and rescuing Charlie 3 years ago was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I shared a blog post last year on how to take care of a dog. Packed full of tips and details on his food, treats, toys, training, etc! Today, I’m so excited to talk about something that I was only made aware of a few months ago, and is SO important to look out for in our pups; osteoarthritis (OA.) Osteoarthritis in Dogs What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is a painful condition caused by the wear and tear of cartilage and joints that can have physical and emotional effects on your pup. Around 37% of dogs of all ages, sizes and breeds get it1! How To Detect Osteoarthritis Signs to look out for are; limping, decreased activity or exercise, stiffness or decreased movement of joints, sadness, and also a drop in energy level. Dogs can often hide signs of pain so it can be hard to recognize when they have OA. Zoetis Petcare offers a simple OA canine checklist that I personally took for Charlie and it really helps breakdown all of the symptoms and behavioral changes you should look out for in your pup. While OA can’t be cured, it can be treated, so I highly recommend going through this simple checklist and talking to your vet about it. A Healthy Dog = Happy Dog A healthy dog is a happy dog! There’s nothing worse than knowing – or not knowing that your pet is in pain or suffering. This quick checklist and a chat with your vet is a great way to get peace of mind and make sure they are always feeling their best. Seeing Charlie happy, comfortable, energetic, and relaxed is the most important thing. I love when his tail wags and his tongue hangs out waiting for a treat or a bite of my food! It melts my heart :) PS for those asking Charlie is a Dachshund Terrier rescued from Vanderpump Dogs in LA. 1 Wright, A., Amodie, D., Cernicchiaro, N., Lascelles, B. and Pavlock, A., 2019. PVM1 DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT RATES OF OSTEOARTHRITIS IN DOGS USING A HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT(HRA) OR HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS IN GENERAL VETERINARY PRACTICE. Value in Health, 22, p.S387.
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Paisley Pants

Paisley Pants I’ve been gravitating towards light, chic pants like this for summer days and nights.  These pants are even more GORGEOUS in person and feel like silk.  They’re the perfect shade of navy blue, and have such a pretty paisley print on the bottom.  They run true to size (wearing a small here.)  The waistband is elastic making them easy to throw on and move around in.  I didn’t have to hem the bottom (I’m a little over 5’6”) and usually pair them with a gold or tan strappy sandal.  They would also look great with a heel or wedge especially if you’re under 5’6”! Paisley Jumpsuit Can we talk about how cute the jumpsuit version is?!  It just got marked on sale for under $18!  Both paisley printed pieces are from the Scoop collection at Walmart Fashion.  I own several pieces from the Scoop collection at Walmart Fashion and love that they’re all flattering and don’t get super wrinkled (yay for low maintenance clothing!) Easy Button Down This short sleeve button down is from the Time and Tru collection at Walmart Fashion.  You may remember the white dress I wore a few weeks ago was from there.  I honestly really love this collection – it’s full of great basics to round out your wardrobe.  This boyfriend T-shirt with a pocket is so cute and under $10 and this short sleeve henley is still a favorite of mine.
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