Insta-lately + Hello Monday Linkup

It's been a little while since the last Insta round up, and I've gotten a few great new Fall pieces I want to make sure and share before they sell out!  Also, I feel like I practically need to apologize for all the olive and gray now.  I just can't help it :D

I can't get enough of this sweater or these jeans.  I've been on the hunt for a great solid dark wash ankle skinny, and never really thought of checking Banana Republic, however when I tried them on the other day I quickly realized I'd totally been missing out.  They have just the perfect amount of give, but hold their shape tremendously well.  I'm definitely tempted by a few of the other more casual washes currently available, particularly these (which look SO much cuter in person and the slits don't look dumb like on the internet lol).

Also!  This sweater already sold out once in the stripes, and it's such a bargain you definitely need to hurry and scoop it up if you love it too!

So the other week I had the worst Wednesday ever, but I had plans after work so I had to pump myself up and go straight there after work rather than speeding home to put on jammies and cuddle with Sherlock.  There was a blogger event with Naturalizer, and Caryl and I had planned to get dinner together first.  So we met up at the Nordstrom Bistro, and she presented me with a big bag for an early birthday present.  When I opened it and saw this beautiful olive Rebeca Minkoff I'd been coveting, I basically happy cried.  It was just SO thoughtful and generous of her <3 Then the Naturalizer event was super fun and I went home with these insanely comfy, beautiful fringe booties (which also come in black!). Needless to say, my Wednesday ended on a very high note :)

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Duster Hoodie + Hello Monday

So, funny story with this jacket... A couple weeks ago, I did an in-store event with Maurices.  I got to pick out an outfit from their Fall arrivals, and fell in love with a gorgeous wine faux suede moto jacket (seen in this post).  A few other bloggers were participating in the event, and when I arrived, Jana and a sales associate were already wearing that same jacket.  Great minds think alike ;) 
To switch up my look for the event, I borrowed this longer length hoodie to top off my outfit, and by the end of the night, I knew it had to be mine.  

Duster sweatshirt [exactolive option, ]  //  Striped olive tunic tee [exactsolid option]  //  My favorite leggings ever [exact]  //  Burgundy Nike Thea sneakers [exact]  //  Lo & Sons OG bag [exactfull review here]

My first order of business was to pair it with leggings and these sneakers, but I was uncertain what top to layer up.  Ultimately, I opted for this super soft olive tunic, because the combo of burgundy and olive just screams Fall.  It would also be super cute with gray, blush pink, or navy.  I'm sure I'll mix it up with all those hues.  

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What I'm (Buying and Eying) Wednesday


Happy hump day!

1) Anniversary - Today is our four year wedding anniversary, say what?!  The four years have flown by!  Since we're in the middle of moving, we don't have any big plans to celebrate, just a few small gifts to exchange.  Maybe year five will encourage something more grand ;)

2) New kicks -  Guys, I caved.  It's Shopbop's Event of the Season, which means basically everything is up to 30% off.  I snagged a pair of Golden Goose sneakers- the exact style I got is already sold out, but there are plenty more beautiful options.  I've been eyeing them for a long time and Rachelle recently got a pair and raved about them  I also got a Wildfox t-shirt, specifically the 'Roadtrip Jersey Vintage Tee' in Pearl because I was close to hitting the 30% off threshold, so it was basically $5.

3) Shopbop' Event of the Season - There are SO many more great items included in the sale.  My favorites are the new Rebecca Minkoff Florence handbags, Madewell Transport Totes (especially that burgundy suede with fringe, swoon!), Blank Denim (so much bang for your buck!) and Splendid's boots and booties.

4) Moving! - I am SO excited to officially have moved!  Our old place was dumpy and far away from my office and I just really really didn't love it.  It wasn't good for hosting get togethers either, which is one of my favorite things to do :)  We technically downsized from a house to an apartment, but it's SO much nicer and has plenty of space.  It has a walking trail, which Sherlock loves, and my commute to work is now 10 minutes instead of about 45!  I've started decorating and organizing, and I'm excited to share bits and pieces as they come together!  

5) Kendra Scott's Winter Line - There are just too many gorgeous pieces in the new winter collection!  I adore the burgundy illusion pieces- I think I will get the Berniece adjustable statement necklace with my birthday 50% discount.  I'm also seriously eyeing the Debra Choker in Hematite.  I love that it can be a long necklace to layer OR a choker and my hematite collection is severely lacking.  Finally, because I'm a pendant hoarder, I love the Beatrice necklace in burgundy too.  Sigh, so much pretty. 

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Layers + A Linkup

I'm loving some of the untraditional layers I've seen this season, in particular wearing a denim jacket under a thicker sweater.  I first noticed in Gap's marketing, and immediately wanted to copy it.  As soon as I opened the package containing this chunky knit open cardigan from Tobi, I knew it was the perfect piece to pair with my denim jacket.  

BP wine tunic [similar]  //  Denim jacket [exact, additional options]  //  Gray and white draped cardigan c/o [exact]  //  Ponte snakeskin leggings c/o Cotton & Copper [exact]  //  Reversible faux-leather tote [exact, leather options]  //  Ugg sneakers [this season's version, size up a half size]

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