Stepping into Fall

Pacific Palisades, CA

October is one of my favorite months!  It’s not too hot, not too cold, and everyone is bursting with excitement for the new season!  The clothing options are way more plentiful. You can comfortably wear everything from vests, to coats, blazers, jackets, booties, sweaters and more!  I have to say, although I LOVE the year round sunshine and glorious perfect weather in LA (cue the eye roll now lol) I DO miss layering, and pulling out some of my more cold weather friendly pieces!

Honestly,  I just do not feel very inspired to dress up in LA (especially in my ultra casual beach town Venice), and I actually feel silly wearing things I used to wear in NYC in October – like a great Burberry trench, over the knee suede boots, or a cashmere turtleneck.  But, that’s why my NYC trip is coming at the PERFECT time and I cannot wait to rock all of my beautiful fall clothes that have been feeling very ignored for over a year now!

I scored this stunning Club Monaco tweed coat at the Shopbop Sale and am SO happy with it.

It’s actually a coat that I could wear in LA on a chillier day and not feel ridiculous.  It’s more like a long blazer – and just a tiny bit thicker than a normal blazer – so it makes that perfect in between “car coat” shall we say that will be versatile and classic for years to come.  If you’re in between sizes, I recommend sizing down in this coat unless you’re planning on layering a super chunky sweater or turtleneck underneath.  I got a size small, but it’s definitely a little roomy…and I could have done an XS especially since I’ll probably only be wearing a tank or t-shirt underneath it here.

For my NYC trip it will be better though size wise since I’ll wear a sweater…if it cools down!  Apparently there’s a heat wave in NYC right now?!  Either way I’m bringing my coats!

By the way I am having a NYC closet sale and meet up while I’m there – exact date TBD, but it will be at an apartment on the Upper East Side on a weekday after work hours 6-8PM so hopefully everyone can make it :)  I cannot wait to meet some of you and reconnect with so many of you next week!  Be sure to sign up for my Closet Sale invite here where I will send out the address and details in the coming days!

Club Monaco coat (if between sizes, size down)  |  Mother jeans
Theory tank c/o  |  Valentino pumps (similar, similar)  |  Meli Melo bag c/o
Sonix sunglasses (also love these)  |  Missoma necklace

Jen Kay photography

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