Can you believe it’s the end of September? I certainly can’t. With October just a day away, I’m loving the fall light as the sun goes down and the cool crisp air that has me wrapping scarves around my neck. Fall is by far my favorite season.
This weekend we’re taking it easy – spending our Friday night tucked away at home cooking, lounging around the house during the day on Saturday and then ending the weekend by celebrating a wedding and a birthday. I’ll also be going through my closet – the office attire at the new job is fancier than my current job, so I’ll be brainstorming outfit ideas and seeing what I need to add into my wardrobe.
When I came across this dining area I was in awe – the chairs, the tulip table, the exposed beams . . . let’s be honest the list could go on and on. This is going to the top of my inspiration folder for our future home.
Fall is in full swing and although we’ve been having some abnormally warms temperatures here in San Francisco I’m bracing myself for the rain that’s forecasted for next week. Time to bring on the cozy layers! These two ensembles are going to be my source of inspiration when getting dressed in the morning – they are spot on.
I’m craving new knits – although I have stacks of beautiful sweaters I always try to get a few special ones every fall. because you end up wearing them year round around here. This Vanessa Bruno sweater would be perfect with skinny black jeans and my Dries booties. Can you tell I’m already convincing myself to get it?
This is one of my very favorite homes I had to bring back. When I stumbled across a photo of it again I had to go back and look at the whole thing – it’s just stunning!
What are you loving this week?
Photos: 1. French by Design 2. Elle.com 3. Vanessa Bruno 4. Aura Australia
A big thank you to the lovely Joslyn for doing this outfit blog swap
with me – it was so much fun collaborating. Be sure to pop on over to Simple Lovely to check out my outfit
– I’m all about wardrobe staples right now!
And don’t worry, I think we’ll be doing these a little more regularly!
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Both Caitlin and I have recently lamented the sartorial challenges this time of year presents. We’re over our summer clothes, but with warm days still the norm (at least here in Texas), pulling out the sweaters and blazers just isn’t realistic yet. Enter transition dressing . . . or, more specifically, enter the transition dress.
My good friend Sharon turned me on to this dress. She has a “fancy” job (she’s the director of advertising for a well-known beverage company) that has her regularly traveling to NYC and LA, eating in fab restaurants and working on set with the likes of say, Fergie. She also has two young daughters, so it’s safe to say she’s a major multi-tasker, and she happens to have transition dressing down-pat. At a recent playdate/breakfast at her house, she told me about this dress that she’s been living in.
Apparently the entire advertising department at her company owns it in multiple colors…they’re dressing it down with flats for days on set and up with heels and a great necklace for dinners out… bare legs on warm days and tights + a scarf in cooler environs. You get the idea. And here’s the kicker, ready?? It’s from Talbots . . . and it’s majorly on sale. I bought one in navy and one in black pretty much immediately after she told me about it.
I’ve worn the navy one more times than I’d like to admit. Pretty much anytime I’m having a fashion conundrum, I reach for it. It’s easy but makes me feel instantly pulled together, which is pretty much the ultimate in terms of what we expect from our clothing, yes?
Photos by Joslyn
Let’s be honest, all of us dream about living in a loft at some point in our lives with sky high ceilings, open space, and big lofty windows. Well, Mrs. E is going to be living that dream for all of us in a little over a month. As we began talking about her decor inspiration I came across so many different directions we could take the space – either stick with neutrals for a super clean and sleek look, or go a little more colorful and modern. There are really so many different styles she look at for inspiration. So, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite loft spaces to see which you adore the most. I can’t wait to hear what you all think.
ps. Don’t forget to enter this giveaway a tote set made from vintage linens with two small drawn string bags by Headwest Design. Enter HERE!
Photos: 1. Willow & Frank 2. Lonny Magazine 3. where the lovely things are 4 + 5. delikatissen 6. Mod Nest