Black and Gray Casual Fall Outfit

Black and Gray Casual Fall Outfit

Happy Sunday! I can’t believe this is the last weekend in August! September is right around the corner and cool weather will soon be coming too. I have never been a big fan of fall because it always meant anxiously returning to school. But, now that I am older I look forward to apple picking, riding boots, and crisp mornings. Even though it’s still humid and in the 90s here, I couldn’t resist going through recent purchases and my favorite fall pieces from last year. This black and gray casual fall outfit is perfect for any day of the week.

Black and Gray Casual Fall Outfit

Black and Gray Casual Fall Outfit

Black and Gray Casual Fall Outfit

Black and Gray Casual Fall Outfit

Black and Gray Casual Fall Outfit

I picked up this side slit turtleneck tunic by Madison & Berkeley during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. It’s super soft, comes in four different colors, and can be worn with leggings since it covers my butt! Perfect sweater for transitioning into fall.

I wear these dark wash jeans all the time from Loft. Since I am tall, finding jeans that are long enough even after I wash them is always a struggle. Not only does Loft have Petite, Regular, and Tall lengths… the styles come in Modern and Curvy fit. Curvy gives a little bit more stretch in the hip area, which is perfect! 🙂 I’ve linked the exact pair, Curvy Skinny Jeans in Dark Indigo Wash here. If the current price is out of your budget, Loft frequently has at least 40% off sales so check the website or store often.

Ivanka Trump Black Booties

Black Booties

These Ivanka Trump black booties were a staple in my wardrobe last year. The worn toe and heel added dimension with the leather and buckles. I will definitely be wearing them again – they go great with skinny jeans or dresses and skirts with tights. There are similar black suede booties linked here since the ones I have pictured are no longer available. I love these Tandem Booties by BP because they come in 5 different colors. The brown suede is definitely on my wish list! 🙂

Fall Accessories

Fall Accessories

Gold has made a comeback in my closet. I used to only wear silver pieces but I love the contrast gold provides to a neutral outfit. Bangles from Kate Spade are my favorite and these studs from Francesca’s Collections go with any outfit, similar linked here. I splurged on this YSL lipstick and it’s a gorgeous color in nude beige that’s extremely smooth and lightweight. It doesn’t weigh down my lips!

Thanks for reading and have a great rest of your weekend!

xoxo Kaitlin

Homemade Ice Cream and Baby Cows

Hornstra Farms

Homemade ice cream and baby cows are a win for me! I always think about what it would be like to live on a farm. Growing up I rode horses and spent my summers mucking stalls, grooming horses, and riding. Definitely one of my happy places 🙂 That’s one of the great things about living or being close to the burbs, acres of land and animals are never too far.

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Favorite Summer Maxi Dress

Favorite Summer Maxi Dress

Hi there! I hope everyone is having a great week so far. Today was my “Monday” since I took a long weekend and it was tough to get up this morning! My husband kept trying to get me out of bed and ready for work but I wanted to just relax under the covers. The weather today and this past weekend was gorgeous – blue sky, bright sun, and cool breeze. On Sunday we went to Hornstra Farms, which I’ll recap in a future post, and I wore my favorite summer maxi dress!

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Autumn Is In The Air

Autumn Is in the Air

Growing up candles were rarely ever burning at home. My mom always stressed that candles were dangerous and we may all go up in flames if one was lit. Granted, my mom does burn candles occasionally now that we are older! So candles were only used on special occasions like during Christmas dinner. When I moved out I knew I had to start my candle collection. My husband and I enjoy candles the most during the fall and winter because it makes everything feel warm and cozy. We even started making our own! 🙂 I received an email from Bath & Body Works that they were having a sale on all 3-wick candles. On Saturday I headed over to the mall and picked up a few fall candles I can’t wait to burn. Now I really feel like autumn is in the air!

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Perfect Ogunquit Summer Friday

Perfect Ogunquit Summer Friday

Every year my mom and I say we are going to make a summer day trip somewhere “different” but never do. Work weeks are hectic and the weekends are filled with competing priorities. But we finally made the decision to just do it and head to Ogunquit, Maine. Let me tell you, I am so glad we did! The day was the perfect Ogunquit summer Friday!

High Tide & cramped Beachgoers

We left early in the morning and the drive took less than 2 hours. Our first stop was the beach and as you can tell from previous posts, it’s one of my happy places. But the tide was coming in so we only stayed for a few minutes because it was so high there was barely any room to move! Beachgoers were literally on top of each other! Instead, my mom and I decided to take a walk to Perkins Cove and reminisce about the vacations we used to take to Ogunquit years ago as a family. We walked past the hotels we stayed in and chatted about “Dolly The Trolley” that travels around town.

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