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6 Perfect Work Staples for Fall

So listen – I’m no OP and I’m no Julia from Gal Meets Glam – I wear my Cougar sweatpants to get coffee in the morning, not my couture…  aaaaaand my budget is a little more Target Chic than Chanel.  That said… I do have pretty discerning taste when it comes to what I put in my closet.  I love a good staple (they’re so hard to find!), and I try not to buy anything that I don’t really need or don’t absolutely love. Ye know – that whole quality trumps quantity thing.  Everything on this list I have either tried on or own, so I can vouch for all of ’em.  Here are my favorite hardworking pieces for work this Fall:

1 – Faux Leather Skirt in Aubergine, ZARA, $59.90 (There’s nothing that feels or looks “faux” about this.  It is buttery and flattering and delicious.)

2 – Vintage Brass Bar Monogram Bangle, BIXBY & BALL, $34 (Karrie bought this on one of our last spins through Bixby, and now I think I must have it – looks great layered with a few bangles)

3 – Mira Pump in Vapor Grey, MADEWELL, $168 (Equally stunning in Bright Flame)

4 – Striped A-Line Dress, TOPSHOP, $135 (look at the fun detail at the waist)

5 – Shawled Sweater Coat, ANTHROPOLOGIE, $198 (This is so flattering & cozy on!! More of a sweater than a coat, so it’s perfect for Fall, and for Winter in a warmer climate.  Also comes in ivory and in black, but I loved moss.)

6 – Reversible Leather Tote, NORDSTROM, $48 (I like it best in color: black/hematite)

Happy Shopping!

A Wee Birthday Wishlist

I turn 29 for, oh, the 5th time next week, and so – in the spirit of a giddy 4th grader – I thought I’d round up a list of just a *few* little things I’ve been drooling over… just in case Santa or the Easter Bunny or my Fairy Godmother is listening. Can you tell I’m gearing up for warmer weather??

1 – Auntie Oti Color Napkin Set: equally as gorgeous as they are über relaxed and effortless.  Perfect for dining al fresco.

2 – Illesteva Milan Round Sunglasses: updated 90’s cool.  I’ll take it.

3 – Boys and Arrows & L*Space Suits from Pink & Navy Boutique:  The owner of this Anna Maria Island shop, Janae, has the best eye of anyone I’ve ever encountered.  We foam at the mouth over everything in her store.  Follow them on Instagram, and call (941) 567-4000 to order when you see something you can’t live without.

4 – Lemon Tree: All I ever wanted was one of these in my backyard.

5 – Marc by Marc Jacobs Softie Saddle Large Hobo: I died and went to heaven when I saw this last weekend at Nordstrom.  I might have to break down and buy it for myself as a Breakup / Big Life Change / Happy Birthday to Me present. #whoops

6 – Erie Basin Antique Ring: This is already sold, but a girl can (pipe) dream.

7 – John Robshaw Jammu Bolster Pillow: Karrie and I saw this while we were taking a spin around heaven – I mean, Bixby & Ball, last month… I swear, it was smiling down at me from its perch atop a dreamy shelf full of pillows.  And that grapefruit + golden olive color combo is completely unexpected and completely delightful.

Happy Shopping, kids!  Just kidding…

…not really, Mom & Dad.