fall fashion

A look back: Fall favorites

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Hi everybody! Happy Thursday!

A quick roundup of some fall favorite outfits today. Do you have a favorite? I’m always curious to know :)

Outfit details here:
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Simple staples: Sapphire blouse & sturdy pumps

Hi everybody!

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There is something elegant about a clean, simple outfit. I love the creative challenge of designing outfits with complementary layers or accessorizing a simple outfit to make it pop. But there is something so powerful in a look that both creates an effortless vibe, while remaining flattering and chic.

I try to fill my closet with pieces that make me feel comfortable, confident, and that I know I can style multiple ways. It usually makes getting dressed in the morning easy and quick, which keeps fashion fun for me and maximizes sleeping time. Priorities. You get it. But every once in a while I get a styling block. It’s like writer’s block, but less existential. For those of you that can relate, this type of outfit is my secret coping mechanism. Ignore the frills, forget the accessories, and choose a couple of pieces that fit you well.

What are your fall back strategies for tough mornings? And what do you think – does the simple thing work?

Outfit:

Top: J. Crew (old, similar here)
Bottoms: Banana Republic
Shoes: Cole Haan
Accessories: J. Crew belt (old, similar here), Bauble bar earrings (old, similar here), Cape cod bracelet

Photography: Yuchen Feng

Outerwear to work: Peplum jacket & maroon dress

Hi everybody!

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Today I want to talk outerwear. Specifically work-appropriate outerwear. There’s nothing quite like showing up for an interview, a lunch with a mentor, or a visit to a client site with a North Face fleece covering the polished outfit you put together that morning. I get it. We’ve all been there. And I truly love me some activewear. But just think of the potential first impressions you could be making. It’s called opportunity cost, people.

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As they say, winter is coming, and that means its time to get a presentable, flattering (and preferably warm) coat you can wear to work-related events. You’ll look and feel great both inside those heated buildings, as well as when you grab your coat to head outside. And you’ll thank me when the compliments start coming your way.

In case you need a bit more inspiration, here are few pieces I’ve been eyeing recently. What do you think?

1. Banana Republic Draped Wool Coat
2. Piperlime Wool Moto Jacket
3. Rebecca Minkoff Finley Coat
4. Club Monaco Lana Calf Hair Coat
5. Cole Haan Duffle Coat
6. Mackage Zandra Coat

Thank you so much for reading, and happy hunting!

Outfit:

Dress: Madewell (0ld)
Jacket: ASOS (similar here)
Shoes: Cole Haan Juliana pumps
Accessories: Ralph by Ralph Lauren sunglasses, Francesca’s necklace (old), Bauble bar earrings (old, similar here), Cape Cod bracelet, J. Crew tights

Photography: Chenglin Yuan