Fall Capsule #1: Black Top + Tan Skirt – Classic


I’ve been loving these posts lately where I show two different ways to wear the same basics, but in vastly different ways, so I thought that I would continue that on Wednesdays/Thursdays for the next few weeks. It’s amazing to me how different outfits can look based on the accessories worn, which is why this capsule challenge hasn’t been that hard yet.

Today’s look features my favorite plaid scarf and my new-to-me yellow winter coat from Poshmark (for $15!). There’s just a touch of yellow in the plaid scarf, which pretty much demanded that I pair it with my new coat (ps. how gorgeous is this coat? It is definitely going to keep me smiling this winter because of how bright it is). The tan skirt and black tee provide a perfect neutral background to this pairing.

Come back to see tomorrow’s look to see how I can take classic into glam.

ps. The best thing in the world is when out-of-town friends visit and go eat cheese curds with you. Thanks for the dinner date, HH! ;)


Outfit 33

Fall Capsule #1: Plaid with a Side of Tan


Lots of brown and tan to look at in this one. I can’t get enough of this rich cognac color this fall (I’m sure some of you feel the same…or maybe have discovered its appeal years ago)!

It obviously pairs beautifully with fall shades (olive greens, dark blues, reds, and oranges), but these boots will be perfect with dark winter shades (fingers crossed they’ll be okay in a Midwest winter) and those spring pastels.

Count me in as a cognac fan!


Outfit 19

  • On Target item: Merona Favorite Shirt (exactmore patterns)
  • Necklace: Target (exact)
  • Belt: Kohls (present from MIL; similar 1, similar 2)
  • Purse: Merona, Target (my review here; super similar)
  • Skirt: Ann Taylor Loft (Fall 2013; similar options below)
  • Ankle Boots: Loft (exact)

Fall Capsule #1: So Fall, Y’all


It’s fall, y’all!

I wore this to work earlier this week and got told by multiple people that I looked “so fall.” I’m not sure if it was the color combo, the sweater/ankle boots combo, or the plaid scarf, but I will take it!

It’s fall weather (finally) here in Indiana, and I hope it is here to stay!

ps. I can’t stop wearing this scarf. Obviously.


Outfit 18

  • On Target item: Merona Red/Tan Plaid Scarf (exact – sold out online, but check the link for your local store’s stock!)
  • Sweater: Old Navy (Fall 2013; similar)
  • Trench: MICHAEL Michael Kors (scored recently at Nordstron Rack for under $100; exact)
  • Pants: Old Navy (exact – LOVE them especially b/c they come in talls!)
  • Ankle Boots: Loft (exact)

Fall Capsule #1: Graphic Sweater


Today’s fun highlights:

  • Day Off Of Work!
  • Traveling to Grand Rapids tonight to attend my very first blogging event! So excited! I made blogging business cards, because I’m a nerd.
  • This sweater is the softest thing in the world. I never want to take it off.
  • These boots = perfection (Loft did not pay me to say that, but I wish they would!)
  • Still going strong on the no clothing/shoe shopping during the fall capsule challenge. However, I have definitely been slowly decreasing my bank account with some outerwear/accessory purchases. Loop holes, my friends!
  • 15 outfits down. 59 to go! I’m actually loving the challenge, and it hasn’t even been challenging yet!
Today’s not-so-fun highlights:
  • Missing The Husband and The Puppy this weekend!
  • Going through keepsake boxes at my parents’ home…sooo many great memories…so much stuff!

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?


Outfit 15

  • On Target item: Mossimo Graphic Sweater (exact; solid colors – I want them all!)
  • Purse: Madewell (exact)
  • Trench: MICHAEL Michael Kors (scored recently at Nordstron Rack for under $100; exact)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact)
  • Ankle Boots: Loft (exact)

Oh, I See It


The Husband (with his usual commentary on my outfits) called this my “honeycomb” skirt.

I didn’t get it for the longest time. I thought the pattern was more Aztec-y, tribal, or geometric at the least.

But let me tell you…after taking these photos, editing these photos, and posting these photos…I totally see it. And now and forever more…this is my honeycomb skirt.

Buzz, buzz.


  • On Target item: Merona Sweatshirt (Spring 2013?; similar 1, similar 2)
  • Necklace: Target (exact and in pink too!)
  • Skirt: Ann Taylor Loft (Spring 2014; other geometric pattern pencil skirts below)
  • Purse: Merona, Target (exact – see my review here)
  • Shoes: Ann Taylor (Spring 2014; similar 1, similar 2)