pretty things no. 27

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Happy Saturday! As I mention below, fall outfits tend to have a 70s vibe that I love. At least that’s the case when I’m styling them. For this edition of Pretty Things, I put together some pieces that give me vintage, fall vibes.

A feminine, silk blouse always has a place in your wardrobe and I love this one because it comes in such a beautiful, fall color. Pair it with white jeans or the blue Goldsign pair I feature in this post.

I got my first teddy coat last year and seriously wore it all winter because it was the most cozy, warm thing in my closet. This year, the teddy trend is still going strong, so check out this jacket from Off White.

I think a pair of slides in a subtle yet autumnal shade can be a really good piece to step up your looks. This pair from Mansur Gavriel is tanned with vegetables in Italy, which kind of ties it together with fall even more, don’t you think?

I’ve been so into Goldsign jeans lately. There’s something so classic about them that I love very much. This pair looks like something you might see in a 70s inspired look or on Audrey Hepburn.

Fall outfits, for me, inevitably end up having a bit of a 70s vibe don’t you think? These Chloe sunglasses are such a great way to add some vintage vibes to your outfit.

Another thing I’ve been loving lately is anything shearling. I recently got a shearling bag that I’ve been carrying around constantly because it makes any outfit look autumnal. This bag from Maison Margiela is definitely a splurge, but good for taking inspiration!

how to style espadrilles for fall

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If you read any list of summer fashion essentials, you’re bound to come across the suggestion of espadrilles. Wouldn’t you agree? But, I love my espadrilles so much, I don’t want to put them away at the end of the season! Plus, living in the South, there isn’t really a practical reason to stop wearing them during autumn and winter anyway.

So keep those espadrilles out as long as it’s warm enough to wear them! If you want to incorporate them into outfits that look and feel like fall, I have a couple suggestions below.

Look #1: Dark wash jeans, cowl-neck sweater, hat, shearling bag

I love these dark wash jeans from the brand Goldsign because they’re classic but they’re not the typical skinny jeans you see everywhere. They’re straight legged and slightly cropped for a bit of a Parisian look. Pair it with a cozy, cowl-neck sweater and a shearling back to make those espadrilles feel undeniably autumnal. In fact, a shearling bag can make just about any outfit feel appropriate for fall.

Look #2: Beige blazer, white tee, gold necklace, black skirt, straw bag

Look #3: Rough hem jeans, suede bag, striped tee

For a look that works for the office or the weekend, pair a white tee and black skirt with a beige blazer then top it off with espadrilles and a straw bag. For more casual scenarios, you can take off the blazer all together or swap it for a denim jacket or kimono. I love the neutral vibes here.

For an easy weekend look, try out the stereotypical French girl combination of a Breton sweater, straight leg jeans, and espadrilles. To add a little fall flair and texture, try a suede bag.

Look #4: Floral dress, gold coin necklace, earth tone bag

I love this look because it takes a lot of summer dressing principles, like a floral boho dress and espadrilles, but makes it look super autumnal. Just choosing a darker floral will automatically get you there, but I also suggest trying an earth toned bag and a darker lip color to really celebrate fall.

cozy loungewear to keep you warm

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Happy Friday! Are you guys ready for the weekend? I’ve been working on a lot of projects this week, seemingly from sunrise to sunset, so I know that I’m ready to have a chill day this weekend spent primarily in cozy loungewear with the stack of books that I’m in the middle of reading.

Somehow, I’ve found myself in the middle of three books at the same time so I really need to deal with that! I’m also thinking about making some homemade cinnamon rolls and watching a movie if I can. What are your plans for the weekend?

Hopefully, they involve some cozy loungewear like the options below!

the holiday gift guide

Can you believe it’s that time already?! I feel like some people start holiday shopping as early as the summer up to September/October, but it’s definitely in full swing by November. I love getting dressed in a cozy vest and jeans, buying a hot chocolate or caramel apple cider from Starbucks, then walking around my favorite shopping streets and areas. I swear, the process of shopping for the gifts is half the fun.

Because I’m not all about the consumerist culture of the holidays, I think I’ll only be sharing one holiday gift guide this year. Everything on this page is sectioned into categories by price and are all under $150. My gift giving philosophy is to give people special things that they may have had their eye on, but never actually bought for themselves. There are certain things like this for me that come to mind such as silk pillowcases and certain accessories. I’d love to have them, but always have something else come first. Those kinds of things make perfect gifts!

So, get your cup of hot chocolate and happy shopping!

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A monogram mug for sipping hot chocolate. A special ornament to add a personal touch to their tree. Seasonal pancake mixes for cozy mornings. A shea butter lotion with vintage-inspired packaging. Coconut body oil for the harsh winter weather. A natural sea wool sponge to exfoliate the skin. A jade roller for cozy self-care nights. A vanilla bean cacao candle for all the happy vibes. A baking set so they’ll make you treats. A chic apron with pockets full of extracts and spices. A gorgeous desk calendar for the year ahead. A Kiva gift card so that they can give back.

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Aesop hand soap to step up their bathroom counter game. Caudalie’s Instant Detox mask for the best pampering routine. Handcrafted Mullein & Sparrow bath salts to support artisans. A set of Herbivore products because one isn’t enough. A cute clay hut for burning incense. A minimalist KeepCup to keep her drink warm on her commute. A set of question cards meant to increase emotional intelligence. A throw blanket to keep cozy on the couch. The What Do You Meme? game because why not? A cookbook that teaches how to perfect the pizza. An essential oil diffuser for natural home fragrance. A pair of Komono sunglasses she’ll wear all year round. A monogram necklace to wear on its own or as a layering piece. A beautiful vanity set for her bathroom counter. The perfect holiday candle from Draper James. A book that teaches how to incorporate crystals into your life.

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A sleek, self-cleaning water bottle for the gym and daily use. A fluffy white robe to wear all winter long. A gorgeous juicer for making that perfect green juice at home. A handcrafted teapot for brewing cozy, warming teas. The Mason Pearson brush that her hair deserves. The cutest Draper James bag to carry all the things. The sculptural earrings that are basically wearable art. An electric tea kettle from Smeg, the vintage chic kitchen brand. The gold bakeware set every passionate baker needs. A splurgeworthy Byredo candle. A pair of Koolaburra boots to keep her feet warm. A six or twelve month subscription to Book of the Month club, so they’ll have something to read all year long.

I hope this helped you guys find a good gift for someone in your life! Let me know in the comments what gifts you have your eye on for yourself, too.

pretty things no. 26

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Moving out of spooky October and into cozy November, I wanted to share a few pieces that I think add a chic, autumnal twist to your wardrobe but that also make a statement.

Like I mentioned in the graphic, the western trend is in full force and it’s totally one I can get behind because it’s actually quite classic, especially in American fashion. It’s super easy to incorporate into a fall wardrobe, too! With boots being a staple for fall, you can swap out your suede knee-highs for a great pair of worn-in cowboy boots. If you’re in the South, you can easily find a good pair in thrift stores and if you’re in New York, head straight to L-Train Vintage in Bushwick.

Two classic pieces: a turtleneck sweater and a striped men’s shirt. The brand Sacai did us a solid and combined the two into one, statement-making piece. I love the idea of this sweater paired with white or dark wash blue jeans with a pair of boots or white sneakers.

I don’t think there’s any color more autumnal than ochre, that golden yellow/mustard shade. A super easy way to incorporate fall into your wardrobe, especially if you live in a warmer climate, is with accessories and this Mansur Gavriel bag totally fits the bill.

This soft pink gown is one of the prettiest pieces I’ve seen in a long time. It reminds me of Gwyneth Paltrow’s famous pink Ralph Lauren dress at the Oscars. But the neckline and silhouette has a very regal vibe that makes me think Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly.

Meghan Markle has been known for wearing bold sunglasses, especially from a brand I love called Illesteva. Like I said before, accessories are an easy way to build up your fall vibe. This pair from Illesteva are super unique, but come in a warm, fall-friendly color.

To add texture to your outfit, check out these Cult Gaia bamboo earrings. The'y’d be the perfect addition to a chunky white turtleneck or even a crisp black button down and black jeans.