Earlier this week, I decided to take a trip to the mall to do some “denim research” at Nordstrom. Stay tuned for a full run-down!! (It’s a tough job, y’all!!!) It was a beautiful fall day, not too cool, but not too warm either. I wanted to wear something cute but comfortable enough to walk around in and easy to change in and out of.
My Emma skinnies have been my go-to jeans this fall. They fit like skin, and the ankle-length style is so easy to wear with ballet flats. I wear them almost every day, and I’m not even exaggerating. I picked them up when DL1961 had them on sale for 40% off a few weeks ago. Unfortunately they’re back up to full price for the time being, but always watch for sales. I never pay full price for my denim.
The short-sleeved poncho is great for these mild fall days. I love ivory with denim. The poncho came from Stitch Fix, so I can’t link to it, but this one is similar, and here’s another with some great fringe detail.
I wanted to wear my Kiki ankle boots from The Walking Company, and I even put them on and took a selfie for Instagram.
But after I wore them around for a few minutes, I knew that I was going to regret trying to walk the mall in them, so I switched into my Felicia flats. Don’t get me wrong; they’re great boots, but I knew I’d be more comfortable in ballet flats. Plus, the flats were much easier to take off and on in the dressing rooms.
As you can see, I also switched bags and ditched the chevron necklace. I didn’t intend to ditch the necklace; I just forgot to put it back on after I changed back to my clothes at the mall. Any-Who.
This snakeskin satchel is lightweight and large enough to hold everything I could possibly need for a day at the mall. It’s a Stella & Dot bag that’s unfortunately been discontinued, but this one at Kohl’s is similar. I find myself carrying it a lot in the fall. It goes so well with nude and brown shoes.
To keep the neutral theme of the outfit, I layered on some gold and ivory bracelets and wore these white and gold Isla Drop Earrings. Even my sunnies work into the tones of this outfit! It’s such a simple outfit, but the poncho keeps it on trend, and the various textures add interest.
Outfit Details: Cream Poncho via Stitch Fix (sorta similar) | Emma Skinnies in Blaze | Felicia Flats in Classic Nude Leather (budget option) | animal print tote (similar) | Silpada chevron plunge necklace (shown in Instagram photo) | Kate Spade Laurie Sunnies