One of the best parts about Fall dressing are the rich colors, patterns, and textures. While I love the flowy bohemian vibe of Summer, Fall immediately makes me reach for more structured, classic pieces. It's around this time every year that I wish I could travel to New York City, set up shop at a cafe where I can happily people-watch, and revel in all the inspiration whisking by. Living on the west coast, there are just certain truths; mainly, it doesn't ever get that cold. And that's okay. There are some simple ways of participating in all the Fall fashion while still looking appropriate in a warmer area like California.

First, never underestimate the power of a good layering piece. Plaid blazers are huge this year, and they're a fun way to dress up an otherwise basic outfit. I got this one over the Spring from H&M, and they have a ton of options! I was just in there the other day and plaid was everywhere. This one is nice because it has the fit and feel of a cardigan, while still giving the illusion of a blazer.

Second, shoes make all the difference. I mean, enough said.

And third, use jewelry to create interest and go for pieces that really speak to you! I've become much more selective about jewelry in the last two years. Maybe it's because as a Stella & Dot stylist, I initially made the mistake of collecting too many things (I don't anymore). Maybe it's the wave of delicate everyday pieces that are so trendy right now. Or, maybe it's because I've matured and honed in on what I truly love to wear. Whatever the reason, I'm picky. I will not wear anything that's uncomfortable or heavy. When Ceceila Designs sent over a pair of their light-as-air leather earrings and stretch beaded wrap bracelet, I knew I would wear them repeatedly! I enjoy supporting small businesses headed by women with a vision. Cecelia Designs is based in Minnesota, and for every piece sold, one tree is planted in their community. You can't go wrong!

I hope you'll take a look at their site and find something you like! I love their white and gold splatter leather earrings and plan on purchasing my own pair next. 

So far, what trends are you loving this season?


  1. LOVE this look with the plaid blazer and black cami! I wish my plaid blazer would get here already so I could re-create this. :) And your jewelry is perfect!! Don't you love how light leather earrings are? It's easy to feel like you're not wearing any at all!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

    1. Yes! I have a pair from nickel and suede prior to getting these and I’m such a big fan of the leather style! Perfect for people with sensitive earlobes.

  2. This is my favorite combo with plaid blazers. I wore something similar last year and I'm pretty sure I will recreate it again soon.


    1. I think I remember that outfit! Plaid blazers are so cute no matter how you style them :)

  3. I really love your plaid blazer, and I want you to know, if you'd like to trade coasts for the fall (and winter), that is fine with me.
    Chic on the Cheap

  4. I am loving my plaid blazer for fall to! The great thing is that it is trendy but we will still love it next year too. This is such a great look on you. I want those shoes too.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style


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