Fall Hues

Happy Monday, friends! It is FINALLY starting to feel like fall in Philly, and I couldn’t be more excited about it.

I think of myself as a summer girl through and through, but whenever fall rolls around, I realize that God knew what he was doing when he created seasons. They all have their enchanting qualities (except maybe spring — I’m still trying to like spring, ha!)

The colors in today’s outfit couldn’t be more appropriate for fall. This sweater is like being wrapped up in a pumpkin spice latte! It’s currently 50% off at J.Crew, bringing it down to just $38, but sizes are starting to get depleted. If you want one, don’t wait around! It also comes in ivory and a really pretty “hthr latte” that I almost chose because it’s more in my typical color palette. It runs true to size for J.Crew. I’m wearing a small, for reference. If in doubt, size down.

This sweater has a loose oversized fit without being too voluminous, and I just love the color for fall. I wore it with my favorite blue jeans, cognac ankle boots, and a plaid scarf in an array of gorgeous fall hues.

I thought these cognac booties were a great color with this scarf and sweater combo. Ecco Shoes sent them to me to test out.

I often get requests for ankle boots with a lower heel, and these are amazingly comfortable. They even have arch support. Plus the leather is gorgeous. Even better, they’re 25% off at Shoes.com with code FRIENDSANDFAM, which brings them down to $134.96! For this brand and their quality and timeless style, that’s an amazing price. They’re true to size.

I usually go for jewel tones over earth tones, so I really like how this scarf combines both. It’s a great way to wear fall colors when you have a cool skintone, and I also like how it repeats the blue from the jeans and brings all the colors of the outfit together.

I thought the moss green bag was a nice compliment to the color palette in the outfit. I’m not wearing green in any of my other pieces, but as Clinton and Stacy used to say: It doesn’t have to match; it has to go. It’s really pretty with the pumpkin colored sweater and cognac boots.

Because these boots have a higher shaft, I tucked my jeans inside, but my jeans aren’t quite skinny enough in the ankles so when I started walking around, they were sticking out a bit at the top.

This would be a good opportunity to wear socks over my jeans and allow them to peek out over the top of the booties, but I don’t have the right socks for that. Wearing them that way can chop up the leg, but it also adds interest, and if the shades of color are all in the same general level of color, it can work and look really cute.

FYI, the non-distressed version of these AG raw hem ankle jeans from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is on sale! They just went 33% off, and they’re back ordered for about 2 weeks. I wear those jeans or these at least 4 days a week. AG denim is pricey, but if you wear jeans a lot, you’ll get your money’s worth. They’re super comfortable and incredibly flattering. Fit-wise, the Nordstrom pair seems to run slightly smaller than most AG, but not a whole size smaller. If you tend to run in between two sizes in premium denim, you may want to go with your larger size for these. I have the Shopbop pair (and all my other AG jeans) in a 28, and this #NSale pair in a 29. The 29s are still a little bigger than the 28s, but I tried the 28s and couldn’t wear them. If in doubt, order both and return the ones that don’t fit so you don’t miss the sale.

I’ll have to experiment when I wear these boots in the future because my skinny ankle jeans all have the same 10″ leg opening. I tried cuffing them, but that really shortened the line of the leg and threw my proportions off. I wish I’d tried them with my cropped jeans; they might work better. If you like straight leg or bootcut jeans, you can just wear them over the top of the bootie and they’ll work just fine.

Other than that minor issue, I love this outfit! It will also be really pretty with a utility jacket or my camel reefer coat on top. I wish I’d thought to bring one of those with me to this photo shoot.

sweater // jeans (AG on salebudget option) // booties c/o Ecco Shoes // scarf // similar bag

photo credit: Alison Cornell

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