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Denim + Denim

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, autumn is my favorite season to style outfits. I love the way that layers can add both warmth and personality to a look. Denim on denim may feel tricky when you are playing around with various shades of blue, but when you break it up with a faded black for example, it makes things fairly fool-proof.

I’ve shared this Able jacket before as it’s gotten a ton of wear. It has an oversized yet flattering fit with just a touch of distressing. And these Levi jeans in the wedgie fit (I know, catchy name) continue to be a favorite. And I promise, no wedgie, just a flattering rear ;) This particular style offers two lengths, so if you are in the 5’7″ or above range, you may want to go with the longer length as I did here.

Finally, these sneakers. The corduroy with a touch of sparkle in the perfect fall shade….not to mention they are comfy! A high-top look with a low-top feel in a great neutral shade. They will be my fall go-to, for sure!

jacket / jeans / sweater (see similar below) / sunglasses / sneakers / bracelets (code Lovely20 for 20% off)

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JCrew 40% off Sale

JCrew is currently having their fall event, offering 40% off of most of the site with code GOBIG. Not only that, but should you be a JCrew cardholder, you get an extra 20% off of your purchase through the month of October. This is the time that I take advantage of these discounts and start stocking my (and my family’s) fall wardrobe.

JCrew is one retailer that I tend to turn to for those classic closet staples. Their sweaters (and sweater jackets) are always a go-to for me. Not to mention their coats, which are my all-time favorites. I still have one or two in my closet from around the time I started having children….and my oldest is currently twelve! One of those is a mint green color that is close to retirement, so when I laid my eyes on this one, I was hopeful it would become a replacement. We shall see! Their flannel shirts are another favorite of mine and I also own a top very similar to this one with the tie neck that I wear time and time again. I also grabbed a few things for the kids. The girls especially were excited to see this leopard coat and quite literally screamed with excitement! The sale runs through the weekend if you’re looking to take advantage of this great discount.

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Fields of Sunflowers

We’ve been doing our best to not only take advantage of the beautiful fall weather lately, but also making sure to get out and explore the fall events that are happening all around us. A friend of ours owns a farm, Rooted Farmstead, and she’s basically a Joanna Gaines in the making. She pulled together the most fabulous fall market full of local vendors amidst a field of sunflowers that made the most gorgeous backdrop. I love being around creative people that have an eye to make anything beautiful, they are such an inspiration to me!

Despite threatening rain, I wore these mules and made it out unscathed! I’m glad because they paired perfectly with this midi dress. I love the feminine style of it that works well alone or layered under a jacket or cardigan as well. It would be a great choice for family photos too! You’ve seen me in this Able jacket before and I just adore the fit. Relaxed but done in a flattering way with a great cut to it. If you like the distressed look, you can’t go wrong with this one!

dress / jacket / sunglasses / mules