I have been so excited for the arrival of October as it signifies the return of one of my favorite fall pieces: ponchos (and capes)! Although I’ll always love classic outerwear pieces such as a faux fur coat or a plaid blazer, there’s something about a poncho that I simply adore. So many new styles are hitting the stores, but my most recent obsession has been this one by Marks & Spencer. The mixed plaid and herringbone design is perfect for adding color and texture to your fall and winter outfits.
I have always considered ponchos to be an essential in my wardrobe, but I realize the unique and shapeless silhouette can be tricky to style especially for a date night. So today, I wanted to share a few tips on how to dress up a poncho in a chic and elevated way.
As I’ve mentioned before, one of the first things I always buy first for fall during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is boots! (This year was no exception as I stocked up on both ankle boots and knee boots.) And recently after going through my OTK boots from last year, I’ve realized that I need to retire a few pairs… But with so many styles out there, how do you know you’re picking out the best option? I’m helping you out by breaking boots down in three categories while showing you all my favorite styles at different price points in today’s Fall Boot Guide!
Lately, I can’t stop talking about fall and all my favorite trends (here), but with the season officially kicking off on Saturday, I thought it’d be the perfect time to celebrate by sharing the best fall hero pieces to shop now. With the right hero pieces, you’ll have an endless array of outfits to wear from cool mornings at the office to weekend trips at the mountains. I’m excited to be partnering with Marks & Spencer again to share the exact fall hero pieces you’ll need and wear throughout the season. You guys know I’m all about versatility so take note because these pieces could translate into staples for building up a strong cold weather wardrobe.
The humidity in the south has been so painful and seems to show no signs of cooling down anytime soon. As I walk from place to place in the city, heated and exhausted, my mind cannot help but wander to a few weeks ahead when autumn is in full force. It is one of my favorite seasons, especially when it comes to fashion. And while fashion has the tendency to come and go, this year’s fall trends have strong staying power! They are full of so many vintage but fresh influences which I cannot wait to wear. So if you’re in need of key transitional pieces to make the switch from summer to fall easier, I’ve partnered with Marks & Spencer to share the fall trends I’m super obsessed with right now.
Last month, I got to be a part of a DREAM trip with Lilly Pulitzer to celebrate their new “Lilly Pulitzer Cottage” at White Elephant Nantucket! Ever since visiting the island for a quick day trip two summers ago, I’ve been dying to get back to it’s beautiful hydrangea-filled yards and charming homes. Along with Jen from Style Charade, Brittany from Loverly Grey and Jenn from Haute Off the Rack, we were able to experience the best of Nantucket, and I’m here to spill all the details in today’s post! If you’re planning an upcoming trip or hope to get there one day, keep reading for my Nantucket travel guide!
Where is Nantucket and How to Get There:
Nantucket is an island right off the eastern peninsula of Massachusetts known as Cape Cod. There are two ways to get there: take a high-speed ferry (about an hour ride from Hyannis port) or fly directly into the very small airport (on a very small plane) directly onto the island. What they say is true y’all – sometimes the best places to visit are the ones that take a little longer to get to!