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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!

Deck (Yourself) in Bling and Baubles

Everly Eyelet Pumps (30% off with code GIFTNOW) | Bonnie Drops | Beaded Cloud Clutch | Jeweled Cuff (30% off now with code GIFTNOW)Pink Spinel Claw StudsResin Hexagon Ring | Soirée Pouch (now 20% off) | Twilight Drusy Ring (last one!  20% off)Hanging Garden Earrings | Coral Red Asymmetrical Pump

If you’re anything like me, you’ll probably be recycling something from your closet to wear to holiday parties this year.  But what better way to take an old frock for a new spin than with some punchy, blingy new accessories?  If the Duchess of Cambridge can do it, so can we.  These are my favorite picks to reinvent any old black dress or “holiday go-to” you may have hanging in the back of your closet…  I’m ESPECIALLY foaming at the mouth over the coral J.Crew Eyelet Pumps in the top left hand corner.  Eh, mah GAH.  I can’t decide if they look like my grandmother crocheted them, or if I just saw them traipsing down the runway in Paris.  Maybe a little of both.

Have a great week!!