my everyday style: boss (babe) boots with Everlane!

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When Everlane offered to gift me their new "boss boot" that just released last week I was thrilled.  You know I love all things Everlane... their effortless pieces, their transparent and sustainable manufacturing and always fair prices make them a clear favorite for me.  I do have to admit that I giggled to myself at the name, the "boss boot" huh!?!? Well the minute I tried them on - I was like, yep, boss boot.  These babies aren't messing around.  The pointy toe is a little dressier than other boots I own and I love the low heel... since I don't tend to wear a lot of high heels. They are extremely comfortable and I am always easily swayed by black suede (they are also available in black leather, brown leather and a gorgeous taupe suede too).  I always love pieces that give a very pulled-together look to an outfit with minimal effort.  These boots are exactly that.

If you are looking for more great high end shoes at fair prices, you should see their loafers (love!), I'm obsessed with these mules and I just snagged these classic sandals for an upcoming trip south.

Black jeans (I'm obsessed with this under $50 pair) and a blue denim jacket are always a go-to for me (I've already worn something similar here on the blog this fall!) - and really it's such a no-brainer.  You can basically throw any top or lightweight sweater underneath and you are set to go.  Easy peasy.  I'm so in love with this camel colored sweater... I went up a size up to get some more drape and room in it.  I find that I prefer a looser fit lately and depend on a little half tuck to still give my waist some definition. This camel color is so versatile, I can already tell it's going to get lots of wear this fall and winter.   And being cashmere, it should last for several years to come as well.

Outfit Details:
Boots - courtesy of Everlane
Similar Denim Jacket (mine is super old)
Jeans (the best under $50 jeans EVER!)

10 fall must haves!

When it comes to building my fall and winter wardrobes I find that I easily get overwhelmed! I want it all or I never know if a trend is for me or not.  Or I will question if I will be able to get enough wear out of the pieces I do buy.  Maybe you have the same issues or frustrations?

Today I thought I would pull together my absolute top ten pieces I will be wear this fall... and include options at a number of price points as well. If you are looking to shop on a budget or to splurge on one or two particular pieces, I've got just what you are looking for.  This fall I am drawn to very casual and comfortable pieces... the first thing I seem to think about is: is this soft to wear? Items like flannel plaid tops, capes, perfectly worn sweatshirts and laid back denim are top on my list to have this fall.  The more I can mix and match the pieces I buy this fall, the better.  Sweaters and plaid tops can be worn beneath vests, jackets or capes or worn on their own with sneakers for day time or loafers if I am wanting to feel more pulled together. I've been on the hunt for the "perfect" fall bag and I love this neutral option.  Some of the items here you may already own or you may look at this list and instantly see the pieces you need/want for this season.   I hope this pared down list is helpful for your fall planning!

plaid shirt (shown) or save or splurge
loafers (shown) or save or splurge
cape (shown) or save or splurge
vest (shown) or save or splurge
sweatshirt (shown) or save or splurge
sneakers (shown) or save or splurge
nude handbag (shown) or save or splurge

my everyday style: cozy in a cape!

Is this plaid topper a shawl? A cape? A poncho? An oversized scarf? A ruana (which I have NO idea how to pronounce)? Whatever it is, I like it.  And since getting it in the mail about a week ago I have worn it three times, so I think it's a winner indeed. Also, it's crazy soft and under $40. I don't think you can ask much more of a plaid thingy-dingy like this, can you?  We will just call it a cape for illustration purposes today.

So far I've paired the cape with this grey t-shirt that is ALSO crazy soft. I'm noticing a trend in my soft-ness cravings this fall. And I've added it for an extra cool and gloomy day layered over another sweater... which was also a big win in my book.  Then on my instagram stories last week I was showing how to wear the cape as a scarf too... so that when it's too cold for just a cape, this piece won't sit unused in my closet.  While I love softness and a good price, I also really, really love versatility too!

Outfit Details:
Cape (under $40!)