Whether you have big Halloween plans to hit an over-the-top costume party, pass out candy in bunny ears, or simply catch up on your annual Hocus Pocus viewing, it’s always fun to get into the Halloween spirit. Plus, who doesn’t love an excuse to dress up? I also love an adorably chic Halloween look that can go from day-to-night without requiring an elaborate “costume”. Cue the spikes, skulls, black nail polish, and a great big bag of candy corn, of course.
This past weekend we took Scarlett to her first ever pumpkin patch. She was totally impressed, as in, she slept the whole time. But her Daddy and I were ridiculously excited to kick off our Fall with a visit to a pumpkin patch … even if it was in 86 degree Miami weather. Sometimes, despite the odds, you’ve just got to rock a blanket cape, for the sake of a trend. And play in a pumpkin patch.
I was so excited when I spotted this blanket cape/poncho at Sears. The look is right on trend and this cape has it all – unbelievably soft and cozy fabric, sleek styling (love the fringe), even the toggles are chic. I paired the cape with a sleeved dress, leggings and boots. I have to mention here that Sears’ seamless leggings are possibly the best leggings I have ever tried (and I have tried oh so many!) The leggings are soft, form-fitting, and super flattering (they’re also ridiculously comfy – a plus for this new mama.) Did I mention their leggings are also only $7.99 a pair? So good.
Fall is the season to layer, and the blanket cape (or blanket coat or poncho) is the perfect layering piece to get you through to Winter. The Burberry version made it’s debut during the Fall 2014 runway in February and has since been spotted on the uber fashionable likes of Olivia Palermo, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cara Delevingne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Suki Waterhouse, and more. The blanket cape is simultaneously chic and oh-so-cozy, making it a winner in every good fashion girl’s book. Plus, as most serious fashion trends go, the blanket cape comes in a whole range of prices (not just the covetable Burberry version), so you can snag a trendy piece without breaking the bank.
Shopbop has launched another amazing Friends & Family sale (and just in time for Fall!) Today kicks off their F&F 25% off sale and you’re going to want to race on over there to scoop up Fall and Winter necessities (and just plain ‘ol “wants”) before the discount ends in just three short days! Be sure to use code FAMILY25 to get your 25% discount.
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When Shopbop‘s Friends & Family sales come around, I tend to stock up on fashion essentials – especially great accessories. The 25% off really makes a great handbag splurge all the more attainable. (By the way, I saw this Tory Burch chain crossbody in Nordstrom last weekend and about-near-fainted … it’s stunning in person, and at the very top of my wishlist. It’s also a part of the Shopbop F&F sale … uh oh.)
In the Fall and Winter, I’m also a big fan of adding a great new coat to my collection (finally adding a down coat to my collection this season for all of our upcoming travels) and boots (want every over-the-knee pair ever made.) The Shopbop sale is the perfect place to shop those cold-weather essentials.
I love Fall – especially early Fall, when the air just starts to turn crisp and your hair never frizzes (at least everywhere but Miami). Since we’ll be traveling quite a bit this Fall for hubby’s residency interviews, I thought I’d round up a few of my favorite mid-weight coats, toppers and statement coats (before it gets really cold and I hop back on a plane to sunny South Florida.)
You know the type, warm, but not heavily lined, bulky, or Michelin-Man-esque; the kind of coat that makes a statement, by looking effortless over a t-shirt and jeans … the “it” girl coat.