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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) ? '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'); Bomber/Military JacketsThis Banana Republic green jacket from last year is my most worn lightweight jacket. It’s soooooo cute on. I wear it with jeans, a bodysuit and sneakers or booties throughout the year. Banana no longer makes it, but I found this one which is similar and looks really cozy. Other casual green jackets I love; this one, this one, this one and this 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'); Leather JacketsMy most worn leather jacket is 6 years old from Banana Republic. They make a similar version which is still available here. I also really love this leather jacket which looks closer to the one I have. This is a great option for under $100 which I’ve seen in stores. If you’re willing to splurge, Iro makes the softest, most buttery leather jackets. I love it in this mustard color. !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'); 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) ? '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'); Casual JacketsLast, but not least, some cute + casual jackets for running around town or throwing on for any occasion… In terms of fleece zip ups, how cute is this one? And this one is under $15. OBSESSED with this leather + cream sherpa jacket. This Isabel Marant printed sweater is really fun. !function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 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My Favorite Jewelry

TGIF! This short week flew by and I can’t believe it’s already the weekend. Thomas and I don’t have a ton of plans besides prepping for our trip to Scottsdale next week! I’m really excited to see my dad after months of not seeing him, plus it will be nice to get a change of scenery. We haven’t left the east coast in 7 months! This blog post was a long time coming and I’m going superrrrr into detail on all of my favorite jewelry pieces and brands. If you can’t already tell, I’m a huge fan of gold jewelry, and never wear silver. I love the way gold jewelry looks on and think it’s the perfect mix of timeless and trendy. Here are some of my go-to pieces! My Favorite Jewelry Cartier Love Bracelet I’ll start with my investment jewelry pieces first. My absolute favorite piece of jewelry is my Cartier Love bracelet. I bought it for myself 6 years ago in Paris after going through a difficult breakup. I think of it as a symbol of “self love” and it’s often the only piece of jewelry I wear. It’s a splurge, but something you’ll have forever. I also love the ring version that comes with a tiny diamond (you can also get it without) – so pretty. A lot of people like to layer their Love bracelet with a Juste un Clou bracelet, but it’s not my favorite. It’s just a bit too harsh/trendy. Vintage Rolex Day-Date Watch I rarely wear watches anymore, but if I do, it’s this vintage Rolex. I wore a very similar Michael Kors version for over a decade before upgrading. This is another super similar style. A Rolex is beyond classic and will never go out of style. The one I have is actually a men’s watch with a 36mm face. In my opinion, it looks much cooler than a small faced women’s watch. Lee Brevard charm earrings I always get asked about the earrings I wear because I rarely (as in maybe 5 times a year) take them off! I’ve been wearing these Lee Brevard charm earrings since high school – they’re the best! You can mix and match the charms and metals. My ears are double pierced so I have 2 different sets of charms. I have the 18K gold hoops with these charms and these charms. What’s great about them is they never rust, don’t irritate your ear, and look really elegant on. They make the perfect gift too! Julie Vos hoop earrings On the rare occasion I do change my earrings, they are for a fun pair of gold hoops. I own a ton of Julie Vos pieces (she’s based in NYC) and makes super high quality, affordable fashion jewelry. The exact pair of hoops I have are from years ago, and she no longer carries them, but she’s got a ton of other options here on her site. Missoma gold coin necklaces I wear several different gold necklaces, but many of them come from Missoma. Their collection is gorgeous and I own about 10 of their pieces. The Lucy Williams coin collection is the one that I can’t get enough of. I typically layer this necklace, this one, and/or this one together. Awe Inspired Goddess necklace This goddess gold charm necklace is one of go-to pieces as well. I always get compliments on it. The brand has a ton of other pretty necklaces as well! Brinker and Eliza chunky gold necklaces This CT based mother daughter duo designs such unique pieces. They’re all insanely affordable, yet look way more expensive than they are! I have this gold chain necklace, and this one from their collection. Fleuri dainty pearl necklace Fleuri jewelry is so dainty and elegant. I literally want one of everything from their site. I wear this pearl necklace a ton! Vintage Chanel chain I got this one-of-a-kind vintage Chanel chain years ago from What Goes Around Comes Around and love to wear it on vacation. WGACA has the best vintage jewels – have fun stalking their selection! Heather Gardner Lariat This lariat is soooo sexy and subtle on. Heather is based in Malibu, and all of her lariats are to die for. She really has an eye for crafting bohemian chic pieces. Jill Golden collar necklace This simple, chic gold collar necklace is beautiful worn alone or layered with a lariat or dainty gold necklace. I love wearing it on date nights, for special occasions, or even just with a silk cami and blazer if I want a more modern look. Jennifer Zeuner gold link ring I’ve had this gold link ring for years. She slightly updated the links over the years, but it still looks almost identical to mine. I recently had it re-plated in 14K gold at a local jeweler, because I wash my hands with it on. I used to take my rings off when I washed my hands, but would always leave them behind, so now I keep them on! Omi Woods signet ring This Black owned business has the most stunning gold jewelry! I just bought this signet ring from them a few weeks ago and am so happy with it. Gold bubble ring I picked up a thick gold bubble style ring at a small boutique in Venice years ago, but I can’t remember what brand it was! This one from Baublebar looks identical and is a fraction of the price. I love the way they layered the two rings in the photo. I’m tempted to order them to have as a backup when I travel! Aurelie Bidermann etched ring The ring in this photo is from Aurelie Bidermann years ago and is sadly sold out, but I highly recommend checking out her line. Everything is stunning and well made. Jewelry Wish List There you have it! My most worn, favorite jewelry pieces. TBH I’m not a huge fan of diamonds (I know shocking right haha!) except for an engagement ring of course!!! I just don’t see myself ever rocking a diamond tennis bracelet or diamond studs. I don’t know – it’s just never been my style! And I really love simple, well made gold jewelry pieces. In terms of wish list jewelry items, the only other piece of everyday jewelry that I’m coveting is a Van Cleef and Arpels Alhambra mother of pearl necklace, ring or bracelet. I think I’d wear the necklace way more than the bracelet, but hey, if someone wanted to get me both I’d be fine with that ;) What are some of your favorite jewelry brands or designers? Would love to know what’s in your collection! Urban Outfitters jewelry stand (also comes in silver)
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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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