my fall 2018 wish list

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now that the cat’s out of the bag regarding my pending “retirement” from corporate life, i’m excited to delve into casual style full time. and with fall fashion starting to encroach summer collections, my mind can’t help but wander toward what’s to come. perhaps the number one item on my denim wish list is a denim skirt, particularly one with button-detailing. i envision it worn a cozy sweater and booties and maybe even tights if it weather calls for it. after seeing them styled on my friend, natalie, i’m also intrigued by adding a pair of high-waisted straight leg jeans into the mix. in addition to those two items, i also have my sights set on the following pieces to add to my fall wardrobe:


denim skirt

as i mentioned above, i have my sights set on adding a denim skirt into the mix for fall. after trying on this one from madewell earlier this week, i think i’m leaning toward a more a-line silhouette. using this photo as inspiration, i’m loving the idea of styling it with an oversized cozy knit, a bandana, and statement shoe (probably not a gladiator sandal but either a lace-up flat or mid-calf boot instead).

straight-leg jeans

with denim back in my everyday life, i’m entertaining the idea of adding a few more silhouettes into my collection -one of them being a straight-leg style. i love their casual vibe and how well they pair with more masculine details (i.e. an oxford or loafer -see below). of the ways that natalie styled them, i think i love them paired with a feminine camisole and cozy cardigan the best.

cozy sweaters

as you know from yesterday’s post, i made my first sweater purchase for the fall season and i can’t wait until the weather deems it appropriate to wear it outside of just the confines of my well-air conditioned home. despite the fact that we live in a temperate climate, i still wear sweaters for a good portion of the year (#alwayscold), so i can justify adding a couple new styles each season to get me through those cooler months. given that we’re just jumping into august, there aren’t a ton of knits out in stores quite yet, but i imagine we’ll get more options in a few weeks and into september as well.

floral/patterned tops 

now that i plan on wearing jeans at least three times a week (or more?), in addition to cozy sweaters, i’d like to bulk up my statement tops for fall. i wear this patterned blouse so much more than i thought i would when i first purchased it, so i’m convinced that a few more floral or patterned blouses would serve me well in my new more casual chapter of life. definitely ordering this puff-sleeve tee ASAP and this one looks right up my alley, no?

mustard & olive

if there are two colors i plan on incorporating into my fall wardrobe -it’s mustard yellow and olive green. oddly enough, both colors work well with my skin tone and are neutral enough to work with most of the pieces i already have. top on my list are this cute bandana (which will be the perfect pop of color with neutral outfits) and this delicate camisole which would look gorgeous with wide-leg jeans and sandals for a casual date night.


i think i’ve put “a pair of oxfords and/or loafers” on my fall/winter wish list for the past three years. masculine-inspired footwear is always something i’m intrigued by but never end up seeing to fruition. will this year be THE year i make my first purchase? tbd. but in the meantime, i love the idea of at least trying a few pairs on for size on my next visit to madewell or let’s be honest -even target which might be a better option if i’m going to remain so fair-weathered. these look like a perfect gateway shoe and at $25 it’s not a huge commitment should i tired of the trend mid-season. i’d pair them with these skinny jeans, a cashmere sweater, and a big hat (of course).

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