Cottage Strolls

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Wallet on a Chain: Prada | Sweater: Wilfred Free | Shades: Ray-Ban | Jeans: American Eagle | Boots: Sam Edelman

So after a bit of blogging hiatus, I finally have a fashion post from a recent, beautiful fall day. I love this look because it resembles an easy style that I constantly return to as the weather cools down.

In fact, there is nothing in this outfit that I can’t re-wear on almost a daily basis. I love everything from my black Sam Edelman booties, which were a part of my post on Investment Shoes Under $150, to my tried-and-trusted black Ray-Ban aviators. To be honest, there isn’t anything in this look that I wouldn’t give a glowing recommendation for.

How is your fall fashion season going?

The Downtown Field Jacket

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Downtown Field Jacket: J. Crew | Leggings: Lululemon |
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Linen Tee: Gap | Hat: FlexFit | Shoes: Nike

I’ve centered this casual look around my J. Crew Downtown Field Jacket because it is such a staple in my fall wardrobe. It’s been built to be versatile and to withstand a beating. This is not something I worry about throwing into the backseat of my car, or shoving into an over-filled suitcase. It’s made to last.

Something I especially love about the jacket is all the pockets. There is literally enough pockets for anything you might want to carry – so much so that I rarely carry a handbag if I’m using this jacket. I just throw my card case into one pocket, my phone into another, a couple lip products in another, and I’m good to go.

I’ve also paired the jacket with one of my favorite linen tees from Gap (see me wearing it in gray here), as well as my Lululemon Wunder Unders (my go-to ‘leggings’), and this gray FlexFit cap that helps elevate such a casual look — while also hiding some un-kept hair!

Finally, I’m wearing my gold Ray-Ban aviators that I purchased recently. I’ve had an all-black pair for a while (see them styled here). I loved the style and shape so much I decided to go for them in another color. I’m a total gold hardware girl, so these were obviously perfect for me.

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Sam Edelman Booties & American Eagle Denim

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Handbag: Saint Laurent | Booties: Sam Edelman | Denim: American Eagle | Top: American Eagle | Watch: Burberry (updated version)

So, after how much I loved the location of my previous shoot (see it here), I decided to use this backyard landscape again for this more fall-inspired look.

I know it’s still a bit early to be dressing for fall (even though it’s already September). And trust me, I’m not ready to say goodbye to the sunshine yet, either.

But, unfortunately, the cold weather is coming, so we might as well prepare for it.

I love that this look is full of transitional pieces, like the American Eagle blouse that is short-sleeve, so it’s still appropriate for warm weather, yet, it’s made of a knit material that will also work as the weather cools down. The Sam Edelman Petty booties are also great because they’ll keep you warm, even as it starts to cool down at night, but they’re not a full-length boot that’ll be too hot in the early-fall weather.

I’ve also paired the look with black jeans that are also from American Eagle and my Saint Laurent shopping tote, which is a favorite of mine. I’ve had a lot of people ask me about the Saint Laurent tote, and I’ll probably do a full review of it in the future. But, for now, all I can say is it’s a great, versatile black tote that could be a great staple in anyone’s wardrobe.

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Pintuck Shirtdress & Lace Up Sandals

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Shirtdress: Gap | Bag: Gucci Soho | Shoes: Vince Camuto | Watch: Burberry (updated version) | Sunglasses: Prada

Contrary to what these photos may lead you to believe, I do not strut around forests in high heels! This is actually right behind my boyfriend’s house. He has a lot of fields and forests on his family’s property, and we’ve always loved taking strolls through them throughout our (almost) six years together. On this day, however, we used the backyard as a gorgeous backdrop for this date-night outfit.

The look is styled to be casual enough that there isn’t much to think about, but elevated enough that you won’t worry about being under-dressed. The shirtdress is rather casual, and I’ve worn it running errands or to lunch with friends, but the heels and the clutch dress it up quite well for this evening look.

If you want to go more casual, swap the heels for flats and add an oversized tote, and then this outfit will last you throughout the whole day.

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Nike Roshes & Linen Tees

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Tote: Saint Laurent | Shoes: Nike | Pants: Lululemon | Linen Tee: Gap |
Watch: Burberry (updated version) | Shades: Ray-Ban | Hat: FlexFit

Whether I’m running errands, or sitting in a car for hours on end, this is my go-to casual outfit. From the Nike Roshes that can be walked in for hours, to the Lululemon Wunder Unders that never get uncomfortable, to my all-time favorite Gap linen tee, everything in this outfit is designed for comfort and wearability.

I’ve also paired this casual look with a baseball cap, something that is perfect when you don’t want to mess with your hair, but also a way to elevate a simple outfit. And finally, I’m wearing my Saint Laurent shopping tote, which is great as both a carry-all tote when I’ll need a lot of things with me, but also works just as well with just the necessities on a day of errands.

Saint Laurent tote, RayBans, Gray Cap & Gap Linen Tee