Fall/Autumn Style

Hello Yellow

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Sweater:  J.Crew Factory cashmere cardigan {similar here and here}
Blouse:  c/o Ricki’s {also seen in the last post – its been getting a lot of wear recently}
Pants:  J.Crew Minnie in bi-stretch wool
Hat:  Club Monaco {very similar}
Sunglasses:  Aldo
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini Karissa {simliar}
Purse:  Pour la Victoire

Our carbon monoxide alarm went off at 4 am on Monday morning.  This was the first time the alarm had gone off (we’ve had the CO units for about 2 years), and our digital readout was showing ~250 ppm (bad!).  Fortunately, the alarm did it’s job & we quickly left the house (although not before opening most of the doors and windows – which, in retrospect, we shouldn’t have spent time doing).  The local fire department came to investigate & a few hours later we were allowed back inside.  Our wood stove was the likely source of the carbon monoxide & we have negative house pressure issues that are not helping the situation.  An HVAC tech is coming by today to look at the problems & hopefully propose a solution.  Even though this ended well for us, I can’t stress the importance of a CO alarm.   If we did not have a functioning alarm, we all would have continued to sleep through the rising CO levels (very dangerous!).

 

Fall {Faux} Fur

A Closet Full of Clothes blog - Ricki's Outfit

A Closet Full of Clothes blog - Ricki's faux fur vest

 A Closet Full of Clothes blog - Ricki's tunic blouse

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A Closet Full of Clothes blog - Ricki's leggings

When a representative from Ricki’s asked me if I would like to test drive a few pieces from their fall collection, I quickly jumped at the opportunity to pick out a new autumn look.  After a full-store (and website!) browse, along with helpful recommendations from the sales staff, I decided on a vest/tunic/leggings  look.  This is a slight departure from my everyday style because at the moment, my leggings tend to be reserved for work-out and lounge attire (this is a ridiculous mental block as I have no problem wearing slim-fit pants, which are essentially just thicker leggings…).

Vest:  c/o Ricki’s  {I have actually been wanting a nice faux fur vest for a few seasons now, but I was unable to find something at a decent price point that didn’t look inherently cheap.  This vest is incredibly soft and is of much better quality than the other options I considered in the past}
Blouse:  c/o Ricki’s
Leggings:  c/o Ricki’s  {they keep their shape quite well!}
Necklace:  c/o Ricki’s
Bracelets:  both c/o Ricki’s (here and here)
Purse:  Le Chateau {old}
Boots:  Enzo Angiolini {simliar}
Sunglasses:  Aldo

PS: I’m giving away a $50 gift card to Ricki’s – check back early next week for details!

Anomaly

A Closet Full of Clothes... J.Crew Puffer down vest winter style

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 A Closet Full of Clothes... Lululemon Studio Pant and Hunter Original Tall Boots in Matte Navy

Today we awoke to this…
The dogs were stoked… I wasn’t so sure.  Fortunately, it will melt before the end of the day 🙂

Vest:  J.Crew Factory (a few years old…similar here and here)
Sweater:  Gap (nearly identical 2014 version)
Scarf:  Zara (recent)
Sunglasses:  Aldo
Pants:  Lululemon Studio Pant (love love love!)
Boots:  Hunter Original Tall Boots (also here and here)

 

Fall colors – beige and burgundy

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Coat:  J.Crew Metro Coat {it seems they aren’t offering this style anymore – very similar to the J.Crew Lady Day Coat – other similar styles here and here}
Sweater:  J.Crew Factory Cashmere V-neck Sweater {take an extra 25% off with code EXTRA25}
Pants:  Club Monaco Tasha Faux Leather Legging {take an extra 40% off with code 40MORE – ends today!}
Scarf:  Zara
Purse:   Pour la Victoire Haven
Shoes:  J.Crew Harper Patent Flats {take 25% off full price styles with code TGIFALL – ends today!  Similar styles here and here}

I finally managed to got out and take some outfit photos.  So sorry for the month-long hiatus,  Unfortunately, when life gets busy, the blog gets put to the side 😦

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5 Fall Trends Worth Trying

1.  YELLOW
A pop of yellow is a great way to add interest to fall outfits.

Yellow Fall Styles

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2.  LEATHER DETAILS
For the less-adventurous (myself included), leather detailing is a great way to incorporate the leather trend without committing to a full-on leather look.

Leather Accents

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3.  SIMPLE UNDERSTATED JEWELRY
While I love a great bib necklace and full-out arm parties, I have recently been drawn to more delicate jewelry pieces. Thin banded rings, no-fuss necklaces, and dainty bracelets are all on my shopping list for fall.

Delicate Jewelry

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4.  CHUNKY CARDIGANS
A great way to embrace the cooler weather.  Consider belting your chunky cardigan for a more figure-flattering look

Chunky Cardigans

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5.  COLORFUL OUTERWEAR
A great way to brighten up your wardrobe!

Wool Coats

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Burgundy & Black

A Closet Full of Clothes - J.Crew Factory Wool Trouser Wide-leg Pant in Burgundy

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A Closet Full of Clothes - Mexx draped cross front wrap top and J.Crew Factory burgundy work wear trouser

Top:  Mexx {similar 1 – 2 – 3 – 4}
Pants:  J.Crew Factory Wool Flannel Wide-leg Trouser {I love the unexpected color of these wool pants}
Shoes:  Rachel Roy Ronney {also here}
Purse:  Le Chateau {similar 123}
Necklace:  Gorjana
Bangles:  Thrifted
Midi/knuckle rings:  Ardene

What a week!  I meant to have these photos up by Wednesday, but here we are on Friday morning and I am just managing to now carve out a little blog time.  For better, or for worse, my week has been incredibly work-busy (as opposed to the more-fun vacation-busy!).

Weekend walk

A Closet Full of Clothes... oversize zara scarf and hunter boots

A Closet Full of Clothes... skinny jeans and hunter boots

A Closet Full of Clothes... draped open cardigan and blanket scarf

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One of my favorite daily routines – taking Scooter and Georgie for a walk 🙂

Sweater:  Alfred Sung {from the now-defunct Zellers – similar here, here and here}
Scarf:  Zara
Tee:  J.Crew Factory
Pants:  Gap {circa 2011 – similar here}
Boots:  Hunter Original Tall Rain Boot  {also available here and here} {fun fact – I won these as part of a charity “wellie tossing” contest – I had the furthest throw in the adult female category!}
Sunglasses:  Armani Exchange