My 3 Go-To Outfit Formulas For Fall

Wednesday, November 15

I don't know about you, but the number one reason I read any blogs is for some real-time advice on getting dressed in the morning. More than just pretty pictures (THOUGH, I enjoy a gorgeous styled theme-y post, trust & believe) I look for outfits that I can easily re-create with pieces I have in my own closet. Because more often that not (yikes!) I find myself rushing out the door, frantically trying to assemble a look that will keep me comfortable, work together cohesively, and just maybe, look stylish? 

Having pre-set formulas ready in my mind makes getting dressed in the morning SO much easier. With no guess-work, I know that one of these outfits (or a variation) will have me feeling put-together and walking out the door in 5 minutes, flat. 
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These are the combinations I have found myself reaching for time and time again over the last few months.

Click through my exact items for plenty of similar options to shop for each piece! 
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A short-sleeve sweater top is THE transitional piece that everybody needs to have in their closet. They're perfect for early Fall, when you're dying to wear a sweater, but the temperature is still jumping into the 80's mid-day. Plus they're a fuzzy, cozy option for the early morning chill, and a seriously chic upgrade from a t-shirt. I have a sweater top in black, tan, and gray, so literally any time I would wear a neutral t-shirt, I can swap in a sweater instead! 

The shoes & jeans that you pick are irrelevant- though I love a trainer to downplay any "twinset" vibes, and a trendy girlfriend jean to keep me from looking like an 80's secretary on my lunch break. Full outfit here! 
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oversized denim jacket + tee + black jeans

This is, to me, the quintessential "cool girl" uniform of the moment. Vintage (or, "vintage", also ok) denim jacket, ripped black jeans: a blank canvas for so. many. looks! With a little bit of layering (or a long-sleeve t-shirt?) this can easily take you into true Fall and Winter as well. 

I like to style mine with plenty of funky pins, a quirky graphic tee (mine is so random/stolen from my brother but i LOVE that Michael Jackson option!) and maybe a pair of flats or oxfords that don't quite go; just to make sure I have a little personality showing. Full outfit here (one of my all-time favorites!)
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oversized sweater + structured leggings + booties
Three pieces that couldn't be easier to pull together. Works best on a freezing day where you can't get out of bed, a Monday when you don't want to wear real pants, or the day after you went a liiitle too hard last night and want to live inside a giant sweater. 

I purchased my giant red sweater recently (still available!) at H&M with this exact combination in mind! I say "structured leggings" (see: Ponte knit) because that makes it feel more like a "look", instead of, a sloppy alternative to pajamas. You'll definitely want the added height from booties to balance out a big chunky sweater, and I can't recommend the Rag & Bone Harrow booties highly enough! They are pricey, but gorgeous, and worth every penny! --> Full Outfit! <-- 


There you have what I'm living in and living FOR during Fall 2017. 

What are your fail-proof combinations for Autumn? I would looove to get a few more in to my rotation. Share with me in the comments! 


all photos by Miles Price

Weekend Update: Britney & LPFC

Friday, November 10


Once a year or so, a weekend comes along that takes you until about the next weekend to recover from. Though honestly, it's been a busy week both personally and professionally (and some professional-meets-personal) sooo I'm still not quite there and I want to sleep all weekend!

So originally, after debating back and forth all year if I should go to the show or not, my sister was supposed to meet me for a quick > 24 hours, just to see the show and then get out of Vegas as soon as possible (not my steez.) Well, spoiler alert, she was able to run the New York Marathon, that Sunday and therefore, couldn't go to the show.

Not to be deterred from seeing Britney, I asked around a little bit. I was literally sending a text that was like "heyyy do you want to go to Vegas for about 18 hours?" This actually worked out perfectly (I love it when this happensss!) Stephanie agreed to go and then spend the weekend with her best friend, Julie (who I also know from high school and hadn't seen in about as long!) Bingo!

So I got to Vegas Friday afternoon, all hyped up on Britney - self-titled, and was immediately overstimulated and overwhelmed and reminded of just how weird Las Vegas really is. Mind you- I had not been since my 21st birthday trip (I don't think this post has the pics, but, still the mems) but that's a different story. And I say all this and I am totally planning a trip back to hang with Steph & Julie (and her friend Gurpreet) and maybe, finally see Celine Dion and/or Backstreet Boys!?

After a whirlwind afternoon of pre-show insanity (including an expedition to the Spanx store and packaging lamb shanks TO GO to eat cold in my room after the show, yes, really) it was truly, finally time for **the show**. I'm seriously kicking around an entire blog post in my brain that's called "What Britney Spears Means to Me." But in the meantime I'll just say, in the year 2017, I have become what I'm calling "a late-in-life Spearsophile" and while it was honestly not the best vocal concerto I have ever been to, it was a really FUN show and not disappointing to see her perform in person. And then we went out and saw Martin Garrix :D

And then I was sssooo proud of myself for being an adult and going to bed and getting up bright eyed and bushy tailed to fly to NYC (Vegas - 1, Priya - 1.) After flying across the country, I had just enough time to get two slices of that NY za and tuck Carina in before she said "go be friends!" to me and Michael. And so, minutes after meeting her new boyfriend, I was accompanying him to his best friend's wife's birthday outing (just in time to make a toast! SERIOUSLY. Life is fun.)

The marathon was incredible- truly an operational feat with 60,000 runners, 120 countries represented, and the most amazing fans lining the entire course (I say that like I was running. I was not.) Aided by Taylor Swift Inspired signs and Little Peanut Fan Club t-shirts, Carina ran her personal best AND qualified for Boston! I was so proud of her!!!

And then, we hugged goodbye and Carina said "sorry we didn't get to hang out this weekend." But I did make a new buddy who is seriously in contention for boyfriend of the year.

Now I love a crazy weekend (see: 36 Hours In...), but this one was wild even for me. But I'm really super thankful to be able to make trips like this, and have friends that will cater to my crazy whims and meet me AND fly me out to cheer them on :) sorry that is post is INSANE too, but, accurate vibe for last weekend!

The Red Sweater

Wednesday, November 8

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| sweater: H&M | sunnies: Primark {similar} | lipstick: Maybelline Colorsensational in Rubylicious | earrings: Zara {similar} | leggings: Zara {similar} | tote: gift (Nordstrom - still available & in more colors!) |
booties: Rag & Bone |

There was no appropriate title for this post other than "RED SWEATER!" That's literally the only thing I can see in these photos (oh, and that spiderweb, we shot these on Halloween!) but I'm not mad about it! This sweater is delicious and I want to live inside of it. I don't know what your personal ethos about fast-fashion is (and whatever it is...you do you, I pass no judgement) but H&M really is THE place to get knit sweaters of all cuts, sizes, colors, and fabrics (they even carry cashmere!) I picked up a few last month. 

I think I mentioned already that I wanted one of my Fall uniforms to be oversized sweater + leggings + booties, and here we areeee! Stay tuned, because I'm getting a post together about my three outfit formulas for Fall. I would love to hear yours, if you have any?

I've wanted a pair of these exact Zara leggings since I saw them on my boss years ago. I don't know if you can tell exactly how perfect they are- ponte knit, high-waisted (with a sturdy waistband), and the moto/ribbed knee detailing makes them extra cool! I've been very awkwardly cuffing them to be the right length with booties, but I should probably be an adult and get them hemmed. I lived in these leggings all weekend, on flights from Nashville to Vegas and then Vegas to NYC- they are the standard for chic-but-still-comfortable airport attire! 

And speaking of this weekend- I will definitely be sharing pictures/tales from what was probably the most epic weekend of my life...but honestly, I'm still recovering after hitting the ground running Monday morning after a delayed flight Sunday night. I recently realized I get over-stimulated very easily, so I'm still processing! But all in good time!  

photos by Miles Price