Quilted Tweed Vest, Old Navy (now on sale!) | White Tee, Sonoma (comfiest thing I have ever owned.) | Leggings, HUE | Pearls, vintage [similar] | Bow Ring, Kate Spade | Bangle, Kate Spade [similar 1; 2] | Deer Purse, Monsoon/Accessorize [similar 1; 2— and do we love these stag earrings?] | Bean Boots + Socks, L.L. Bean
The drop in temperatures and first snow yesterday means one thing: Bean Boot Season has arrived.
I got a pair for my birthday last winter, and I’m truly not sure what took me so long. They are one of the best investments a New Englander can make, and I promise L.L. Bean ain’t even paying me to say that.
I’m wearing the 8″ boots here, but depending on the height you like, you can also find them in 6″, Gumshoes, or, my mother’s personal favorite, Rubber Moc (the ultimate in “duck boots”).
For added warmth or protection, splurge on Thinsulate- or Gore-Tex-lined versions.
What are your go-to weather-proof shoes for fall + winter?
… I wish! Been a few years since I’ve gotten to pick out that first-day-of-class outfit, but how I still dream about them every year as fall fashions arrive. In honor of J.Crew having the best ever twenty-five-freakin-percent-off sale, I thought I’d round up some goodies you should be taking advantage of!
[ 1 ] Horsing Around Sweatshirt, $65 (also in navy!)
[ 2 ] Quilted Excursion Vest, $120
[ 3 ] Nouveau City Scarf, $55
[ 4 ] Scallop Trim Mini, $88 (on sale!)
[ 5 ] Golden Knot Earrings, $35
[ 6 ] Golden Link Tortoise Bangle, $68
[ 7 ] Janey Patent Flats (sale! + additional colors)
[ 8 ] Quilted Edie Purse, $258 (also in black!)
What a change of color schemes this week! This danbury red is growing on me, I hate to admit.
Also on the topic of J.Crew, how sweet is this video on monogramming? Doesn’t seem so superficial anymore!
And don’t forget:: 25% off all orders over $150 in stores + online right now! Go crazy!
I’ve never really been one to play by the rules when it comes to getting dressed for the seasons, especially not with this no-white-before-Memorial-Day rule [though I will say please don't let me catch you in white shorts during the fall]. But summer is the time when it feels most appropriate to lounge about in white sundresses as much as you can!
[ Amalfi Cutwork Beach Dress, French Connection, $102 ]
[ The Jean Vest in Storm Cloud Wash, Madewell, $88 ]
[ Booze Cruise Murfee Scarf, Lilly Pulitzer, $88 ]
[ Nappa Leather Starfish Sandal, C. Wonder, $138 ]
I’m hopping on this denim vest trend, and I love the idea of giving the white even more color with an additional scarf. How do you dress up your white?
Lauren Puffer Vest, Lilly Pulitzer // Gingham Shirt, Vineyard Vines // Jeans, American Eagle // Starfish Headband, Vineyard Vines // Bracelets, Lilly Pulitzer; Kiel James Patrick, Alex & Ani // Desert Boots, Wild Diva [similar]
Pink puffer vest strikes again! Bright pinks like this and cheery blue gingham like this are the only things getting me through this horrid winter (ie. the only days it’s not snowing it’s raining with 40 mph wind instead). I’m looking forward to spring more than I can express in words, so right now I’ll let the vibrant colors and picnic-ready patterns do the talking…!
I’m not much of a skier, yet all winter I’ve been itching to get away up North and spend a weekend in a cozy ski town. Bundling up by the fire in a snowy lodge? That is one great think New England winters have to offer as severance pay…!
[ Lauren Puffer Vest, Lilly Pulitzer, $188 ]
[ Hastelow Lounge Leggings, Jack Wills, $49.50 ]
[ A Good Ternion Bag, ModCloth, $33 ]
[ All The Trimmings Hinged Bangle, Kate Spade, $78 ]
[ Bean Boots, L.L.Bean, $119 ]
Have you been skiing yet this winter?
Lauren Puff Vest, Lilly Pulitzer // Murfee Scarf, Lilly Pulitzer [similar] // White Tee, Sonoma // Jeans, American Eagle // Purse, H&M [similar 1; 2] // Tennis shoes, City Sneaks [similar]
All I really wanted for Christmas was a puffer vest– to wear by itself in the chilly parts of fall and spring, and to layer underneath fleeces in the bitter winter. I let Santa pick the color though, and couldn’t be more excited about the salmon pink! Just the pop of fun I need to keep me smiling through the freezing months ahead…
The best part? The adorable In The Beginning
print that lines in, with scenes from Lilly P’s own story :)
There is something so perfectly autumnal about cozying up around a big bonfire with hot chocolate and s’mores. My friends used to treck out to the quiet suburban areas of Cambridge from downtown Boston numerous times a year for these, but there is no better time to host them than fall.
Eugenia Kim Textural Turban, Anthropologie, $28
Plaid Lace Back Shirt, Full Tilt, $27
Excursion Quilted Vest, J.Crew, $110
Elson Straight Leg Jeans, Citizens of Humanity, $178
Essex Boot, Sperry, $250
Bow So Basic Bag, ModCloth, $55