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Fall Essentials

For Winter and Spring, Alexa and I shared our survival kits. But for Summer and now Fall, we're sharing our must-haves!

Even though I’m all about summer, there’s something wonderful about fall too. Cozy sweaters, light jackets and my favorite – booties! It suddenly got cooler in the last week and I’ve been kind of slow to transition (read: in denial). But I’m ready now to switch out the clothes in my closet, get into fall mode and start shopping for new sweaters (I may have already started).


1 | Booties • I practically live in flats but I love a good bootie. I recently bought the Brad Lowcut Bootie from Madewell and I am in love. They’re so perfectly fall and comfy from the first wear. I also got a pair from Nordstrom during the anniversary sale and am excited to give them a try! 

2 | Sweatshirts & sweaters • Who doesn’t love crew neck sweatshirts and sweaters during the cooler months? I like mine to be a balance between slightly loose but fitted enough that I’m not drowning in it (petite problems). My favorite places to shop at right now are Jcrew, Aritzia, Loft, & Other Stories, and Abercrombie & Fitch (surprisingly!). (Pictured & on my wishlist: 1 2 3)

3 | Plaid • I feel like plaid is synonymous with fall. I’m particularly fond of ones in a maroon color (like the one pictured) or black/white. 

4 | TV shows • Fall means that my favorite TV shows are coming back!  For me that includes: This is Us, The Gifted and Grey’s Anatomy. And I suppose The Walking Dead—as much as it frustrates me, I haven’t been able to quit it! 

5 | Leather jacket • Every year I try to find the perfect leather jacket (so hard for petites!) and every year I fail or I find one I temporarily like. But I think I finally found the one! It’s another purchase I made during the Nordstrom anniversary sale and the fit was just right. It’s such a closet staple. 

6 | Candy corn popcorn from Trader Joe’s • Ok I’m one of those weirdos who actually love candy corn but I never buy them unless it’s October. Then at Trader Joe’s this past weekend I saw they were selling candy corn flavored popcorn which may sound gross but I swear it’s delicious! Consider it my new fave fall snack. 

7 | Mustard yellow • I love the color yellow pretty much all year round but mustard yellow just screams Fall to me. It’s also a great way to add a pop of color to any outfit. Right now I have mustard yellow flats, a bag, a sweatshirt and hopefully I’ll be adding a sweater to that list as well. 

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What are your fall essentials? 

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