Weekend Reading- Fall Fashion Roundup (and some picks for Home too!)

Hello and Happy Long Weekend All! Woo Hoo! I am so excited to get things done and done this weekend, however the rain has put a damper on some of my outdoor plans.  Sigh. In the interim, I am  planning out the fun upcoming events we have happening at our house (so I am not back on my heels, per the usual).  My daughter and I both have October birthdays, and hubs and I are headed to Nantucket in September.

We are looking forward to all of these celebrations, so I definitely need to address the current lack of wardrobe options.  Enter in the Labor Day sales, no longer just for appliances!  Below are some of my fav “add to cart” items, along with links to a myriad of deals to be had!  If you are like me you get excited, add to cart, and then obsessively mull over items before finally checking out at the stroke of midnight so as not to miss “the deal.”  OK, maybe that is just me….Nevertheless it is time for some fall updates and the siren song of coupon codes in my email box is calling to me so away.we.go!

First up, clothing: I am feeling a little meh about some of the newer styles and trends, so I am planning on stocking up on the classics, specifically blazers, because when paired with jeans, completes my fall uniform. One can never have enough blazers (IMHO):

J.crew factory navy womens blazer

Also loving these d’Orsay animal print flats!

d'Orsay animal print flats

And this versatile gingham women’s button down looks so fresh with white jeans…which YES! can and should be worn after Labor Day!


vineyard vines buttondown

Deals around the web:

J.Crew Factory, up to 50%off + additional 20% with code SALEAWAY

J.Crew, 40% off purchase with code BIGSALE

Banana Republic, 40% almost everything (no code required and P.S. if you use Ebates * its 8% cash back!)

Ann Taylor, 40% off with code LONGWEEKEND

Nordstrom, up to 40% off, no code needed

Next up, home decor: As I ponder fall decorating in 80+degree heat, here are some fun finds I sourced from around the web, including this adorable ceramic pumpkin:

ceramic pumpkin tax

I thought these pinecone topiaries were great and can be used right through the holidays. They come in two different sizes, 15″ 3/4 and 19″ 3/4 tall, and if you prefer, the collection also has a pinecone wreath and garland available.

pinecone topiary Ballard designs

And here is a desk accessory for pencils and pens, but I think it would be an amazing vase for fall flowers. You could group several on a table, or use on its own for a nightstand arrangement, and psssst its’ only $7.99.

gold pencil cup


Deals for your Digs:

Ballard Designs, up to 30% off

Pottery Barn, up to 30% off, use code SAVEMORE

World Market, 10% off and free ship, use code FALLSAVE10

Target, up to 30% on most home decor, plus extra 15% on most furniture and bedding (coupon codes in cart)

Happy Shopping All!



*I have no affiliation with Ebates, but do use it and enjoy the savings! If you are interested in signing up I provided a link to which I will receive a referral bonus:) If you create an account and link to yours you can get referrals also. Extra shopping money! Bonus!



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What I am Loving…

Hi All! Give yourself a high-five- you made it to FRIDAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!! Woo hoo! What’s on tap this weekend? Well hubs and I are celebrating our 17th wedding anniversary with a quiet 24 hours to ourselves.  I booked a couples massage, scoped out some restaurants and previewed an art fair I am thinking of perusing.  Also planning to take kiddos to a movie this weekend and get some overdue yard work done.  It is supposed to be sunny and gorgeous all weekend…cannot wait!

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So lately I have been feeling totally blech about my style, or rather “overall lack of pulled togetherness.”  Perhaps this is because we have NO (and this is not an exaggeration) local shopping options, or perhaps it is because I have happily slipped into the Summer mode called “hair-on-top-of-head”.  Regardless, I am feeling the tug of a Fall rebirth to my style.  I always look forward to the doorstop edition of the Fall Vogue, and although I am not rushing a Summer that is already moving too fast…here are some fun Fallish pieces I am loving, including my go-to fav, blazers.

From Banana some classic accessories:

Fun take on a classic accessory
Fun take on a classic accessory


Love this and bonus...On Sale!
Love this ring and bonus..it is On Sale!


For my new biz cards...when I finish them, lol
For my newly designed biz cards

This classic ensemble from J. Crew:


and this well priced blazer (love the elbow patches) from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:


and back to a cozy option…

So cozy casual

and a fun August 2017-December 2018 planner from Kate Spade:


and I am excited to try a new lip gloss…never mind that I have several in a similar shade in the bottom of my purse…


and speaking of bags….loving the strap on this one!


And there you have it…Happy Friday and have an amazing weekend All!  Take a deep breath and enjoy some time to be still….



P.S. You can find the “be still” downloadable print on Etsy here.

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