Thursday, September 28, 2017

Falling for Florals

Shop: Chicory Lane Boutique top // Madewell jeans // Statement earrings (similar) //
Sam Edelman suede lace-up heels // Tory Burch bag (sold out, similar here)

It finally feels like fall! I've been enjoying the best two weeks back in Illinois before officially starting my job in D.C. I've been seeing lots of friends and family and of course ran out of outfits after the first week. Luckily, Chicory Lane Boutique sent me the cutest fall pieces to refresh my wardrobe like this floral ruffle top! I have always been a fan of fall florals because they can be the perfect way to transition from late summer to early fall. I styled this top with my Madewell cropped flare jeans (they are high-waisted and SO comfy!), but on a slightly warmer day I would wear a denim or suede mini. Chicory Lane also has other adorable styles for the season like this plaid ruffle top and this olive green floral cold-shoulder top. My wishlist is growing and what makes this boutique even better is their prices are actually reasonable — think $15-$50 range. Stay tuned for my next post featuring Chicory Lane's burnt orange romper and tassel bracelet

Click to shop more fall florals:xo, Annabeth

Monday, September 25, 2017

My Favorite Parts About Fall

1. The desserts! 

I have no problem admitting I love pumpkin spice everything — like this cupcake I enjoyed last fall. (Not to mention I am guilty of ordering the Starbucks pumpkin bread all year long.) I also can't get enough candy corn and apple cider.

2. The changing leaves (and boot weather of course) 

There is no prettier time of year and I can't wait for those crisp fall days when it is just chilly enough to wear a sweater, jeans and boots. This will also be my first fall in D.C. and I'm looking forward to experiencing it in a new place and hopefully hiking and making it to some wineries in Virginia!

3. Visiting the apple orchard and pumpkin patch

There is nothing more quintessentially fall than a trip to the apple orchard! This year, I will head to the nearest place to pick up mums and pumpkins to decorate the balcony of my apartment. And I will probably wear this sweater when I do — burnt orange is consistently one of my favorite hues of the season each year. 

4. Outfit planning

Summer has always been my favorite season, but even I can admit that the outfits can get a bit repetitive and simplistic as you are trying to stay cool. Fall is such a great time to experiment with fashion and layering. I am also drawn to colors during this time of year that I would normally avoid like deep hues of green, red and orange. And chillier temperatures mean I am breaking out ALL of the suede in my closet. The material exudes luxury and coziness at the same time. I'm loving this embroidered burgundy dress I found at Zara recently as well as these suede caramel-colored mules from Steve Madden. 

Click to shop more fall faves:

xo, Annabeth