“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
― Henry David Thoreau
The season that sneaks in around the edges of August in the form of a cool breeze during the summer nights or the occasional brisk morning when out walking the pup. It lingers like an old friend during back to school season and the inevitable prep for Halloween. I always anticipate autumn weeks in advance. Florida isn’t known for it’s cool climate and those brisk autumn days are so few. It’s the time I can finally wear layers of scarves and sweaters, boots and over the knee socks, dresses and tights. It’s the time for pumpkin patches and as many outdoor activities (movies in the park, bonfires and smores!) sans bugs that we can cram into the few weeks we have it. Emma and I love to make apple cobblers, autumn stews and enjoy many cups of tea with all the windows thrown open in the house.
Autumn is in full swing, my daughter and I are all set for adventure this season. She’s old enough to remember hay rides and hunting for pumpkins, Halloween movie nights and creating our costumes. I also cannot resist making room in my closet for new autumn pieces. I’ve narrowed down my shopping list to these staples: fall floral prints, oxfords, collared tops, layered jackets, and chunky knit sweaters. I’ve seen a slow change in my own personal style since Emma came into my life. As much as I love a good trend, I really love and appreciate classic pieces that withstand the ever evolving state of fashion each year. Which does explain my current taste for vintage floral patterns and embroidered pieces. Oxfords, whether flat or heeled offer great counter balance to so much feminine print, while cable knit sweaters are often a necessity. I cannot resist pairing my vintage and embellished Peter Pan collars with cozy sweaters for a nerdy meets vintage look. I’ve already acquired a few pieces from my autumn shopping list and am sharing some of my favorites in this post as well!
What’s that? More florals you ask? Bring it on! I am really digging the embellished shoe trend for fall, especially floral embroidered boots. It’s a great way to add some texture and pop to your cozy sweaters, jeans and dresses.
Featured below are some of my favourite styles from all over the internet and what to pair with them.
It’s no secret Target is changing it’s direction and introducing a new look to it’s stores. It started with the new kids line Cat & Jack last year and I have slowly watched their apparel and home goods move towards more timeless and chic pieces. Their latest line, A New Day launches on Target.com August 27th in stores September. I simply cannot wait! It promises to be “For the millennial woman who is passionate about her style, this is a brand that delivers current fashion and reinvented classics, interpreted for real life. The brand is focused on quality and fit, making it versatile for any occasion.”
It’s no secret I eat, sleep and breathe my UK fashion. River Island’s latest fall drop has all the cool weather vibes and I am ready for some trend worthy fashion! From laceup everything to textures a plenty, bring on the Autumn edits.
It’s all about spotlighting a title from your shelf or eReader and seeing what other readers think about it. Have you read it? Should I read it or put it back on the shelf? It’s a way to dust off those older books that have been sitting on our TBR and decide if they’re worth reading or just need to be removed from the list!
Keep reading below to check out my latest TBR and share your thoughts.
It’s been a while since I’ve talked about the books I’ve been reading on here. I recently kicked my reading slump and couldn’t pass up the chance to participate in WWW Wednesday. WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Jump below to see what I am currently reading, what I recently finish reading and what I am reading next!
I have been on a HUGE ModCloth kick lately. It’s the impending change in season. I love the start of a new school year, the cooler nights, and the plethora of hot new releases in the fantasy and scifi genre of books. Autumn is my jam. Give me all the plaids and a palette filled with navy, golds, and wine. ModCloth has such a great mix of modern meets vintage and quirky that I just want it all.
For today’s Top 10 Tuesday I had to share my top 10 pieces I am currently crushing on for autumn! It is officially that season to transition with our clothes. From easy cute peplum jackets to printed midi dresses – shop them all and don’t feel guilty because it’s all under $100!
ModCloth is also hosting a pop-up sale. Grab 25% off EVERYTHING and free shipping for orders over $50! See site for more details. What are some of your favourite pieces for fall? Tell me in the comments below.
As you know, I cannot resist a a great sale. ModCloth’s Sale on Sale event is almost at an end! ModCloth is a huge online retailer with quite the niche market. I love their quirky and fun vintage inspired pieces! As well as the bold prints on dresses and A-Line skirts. It certainly brings a modern flair to a classic silhouette. Keep reading to check out some of my favourite sale finds and receive 20% off your first order!