–California, October, 2015–
We’re still facing 90°+ days here in Florida, and to be honest I’m starting to feel a little tired of summer. My Instagram feed is beginning to fill with colorful leaves and sweaters, and I’m beginning to get anxious for my favorite fashion season, Fall.
In past seasons, I’ve picked up cheap, trendy items at the mall or in the sales section of websites. After realizing these items were not making me happy or feel comfortable in my skin, I’ve whittled and weeded out things that don’t fit my body or my lifestyle. I found that I still have some noticeable gaps in my wardrobe to fill. These days I’m shopping with a more intentional approach, carefully considering items before making a purchase, questioning how a garment is made and also determining how an item will fit in with my current possessions and its ability to stand the test of time. Below are some items I’m considering picking up this fall, both for my everyday life and also for traveling.
Full disclaimer: I just hit “purchase” on this silk tee from Elizabeth Suzann, but with the current lead time of 6-8 weeks it will be fall by the time I receive it. Short sleeves and silk aren’t usually autumn-friendly, but here in Florida I should be able to wear this for a few more months.
I actually currently have several packing cubes, but what I have is a random assortment of cubes from Ikea and Eagle Creek. I love the streamlined look of this set from Away, and they might be worth the splurge (head here to take $20 off an order of $100+ if it’s your first purchase at Away).
A travel wishlist would be incomplete without a set of travel-sized goodies from Aesop. This set would look really good in my quart bag.
I visited FashionABLE while in Nashville, and I really love the clean and modern look of their items. This scarf is one that looks perfect for when the weather starts to turn a little crisp and cool, and looks like it would be nice to bunch into a pillow on a long flight.
Ah, the leather weekender bag. As soon as I saw this bag on Cuyana’s early access page, I knew I would want it. It’s a splurge for sure, but looks like it will hold up beautifully for years to come.
For the past few autumns I’ve been drawn to burgundies, and I love the idea of a classic sweatshirt to curl up in on a long flight or to pack as pajamas. This one from Everlane ticks both boxes, and the price is right as well. (New to Everlane? Go through here for free shipping).
My laptop is an 11″ MacBook Air, and it has been quite challenging to find a beautifully crafted sleeve to hold it in (most are made for 13″ and 15″ laptops). Whenever I have trouble finding items at mainstream makers, I turn to Etsy. This looks both slim and sturdy.
Similar to the Elizabeth Suzann top, this silk dress from Cuyana looks like it would work well dressed up or down (i.e. perfect for traveling). Belted, with a sweater, layered, with tights… it looks like a closet workhorse.
I’ve mentioned before that I have a pair of waterproof Chelsea boots, but I’m really in need of a pair of slightly dressier waterproof shoes. These boots from Blondo could fit the bill, as they have enough heel to be dressy, but it’s stacked (i.e. walking-friendly), and also could be worn with jeans.
What purchases are you planning to make this fall?