Happy Friday, friends! I wish you could all enjoy this fabulous fall weather we’ve been having here in the northeast. I know not everyone is as fortunate as we are right now, and my thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by Hurricane Matthew. I almost feel guilty enjoying the sunshine and moderate temperatures when I know it is so ugly in other parts of the world right now.
Here we’re having the perfect weather for open-toe booties and short sleeves with a cozy scarf for those chilly mornings. I styled this outfit around the leopard scarf that I picked up at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale back in July.
This is not one of those huge square blanket scarves; it’s more of a traditional long rectangular scarf — perfect for wrapping around your neck or throwing over your shoulders. I styled it both ways for this post. Here’s how it looks thrown around the shoulders.
When it gets colder, I’ll wear this scarf with a neutral sweater, but since it’s still reaching 70 in the afternoons, I wore a short-sleeved t-shirt. The color is called Beige Rainy Day, and I love it for this time of year when you want a neutral that isn’t a bright white.
My black skinny jeans came from Trunk Club, and I see they’re currently on sale! These jeans are fabulous. They hug your body in all the right places, and they stretch and move with you but never bag out. For black jeans under $100, check out these by Vince Camuto.
The saddle bag also came from Trunk Club. True confessions, I sent it back. I like it a lot, but I have a couple of black bags, and while this is a great size (not too big, not too small) and the saddle bag style with wide cross body strap is very on trend, I wasn’t ready to invest at this time. I did go ahead and photograph it with this outfit to show you because it’s a great bag if you’re in the market for something like this. Marc Jacobs makes a fabulous leather handbag. They last for years.
These Katleen Peep Toe Booties are such a nice transitional bootie for this in-between weather. They do run a bit big. I wish I had a half size smaller, but they’re very comfortable.
I’ve had some people ask what to wear with them in terms of socks. I don’t wear socks with these; I think that would look silly. And I won’t be wearing tights when them when it gets cold. I’m just not a fan of an open toe shoe with tights, so I’ll pack mine away when the weather gets cold for good.
If you live in a warmer climate, you may be able to get away with wearing these all winter, but here in the northeast, I’ll want more coverage than that.
My Tiger Eye Mesh Stretch Bracelet is sold out, but I love how it incorporates the black as well as the earth tones. I just wore large faux pearl studs because I find that hoops and drop earrings always interfere with my scarf and make me cranky. Ha!
If you struggle with how to mix black and brown, adding a scarf like this that incorporates both colors makes it easy. I could have worn black boots, of course, but the khaki color adds interest and creates a pleasing contrast against the black jeans.
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