Greetings, friends! It’s another… wait for it… rainy day here in Pennsylvania. I know, I have no reason to complain considering what people in the Carolinas are dealing with right now, but it’s getting almost comical around here. I seriously cannot remember a year that we got so much rain.
In fact, I was curious so I looked up our rain totals for the year. According to this site, 2018 is Philadelphia’s 6th most rainy year to date in the past 150 years, and it’s just a couple inches away from being the 3rd. In fact, yesterday it was 9th, and today it is 6th because we got a big storm in the night. I’ll be curious to see how it ranks when we get to the end of the year.
Nevertheless, the show must go on!
I met with Alison yesterday to shoot some more fall looks, and it only drizzled for 5 minutes, so we considered that a win. She got all the pictures back to me last night so I’m able to share this outfit today.
I was so excited to see that J.Crew brought back this rollneck sweater for this fall season. The eighties are baaaaack!
I had their striped one last year, and I wore it a ton, but it was wool and cashmere so pretty pricey. This year’s version is a cotton/nylon blend that is priced well under $100. Because it’s so popular, it’s often excluded from promotions, and I went ahead and paid full price because I wanted to get my hands on one before they start selling out.
I love the fit, it skims the body without being clingy, and the details in the knit are so pretty. It comes in a slew of gorgeous colors, but yellow is trending this fall, and I love this shade they call golden straw. It reminds me of hayrides and apple cider donuts!
Here’s that bag I was talking about in my email yesterday. I cannot believe the price tag! If I didn’t know better, I’d think it was genuine leather. All it’s missing in the smell, ha! (I am such a sucker for the smell of real leather… but with this bag, I don’t even miss it!)
Seriously, it has a really high quality look about it, and it’s unlined (which I prefer) but it does come with a zipper compartment if you’re concerned about keeping your contents secure. It’s a great everyday size too.
The tortoiseshell handles are what really make it, though. They add such a great contrast and texture, and that really ups the style quotient. I love this cognac color, but it also comes in black, if that’s your preference.
To keep the outfit on trend, I added leopard mules.
Mine are from last year, and I’m shocked at how hard it is to find similar styles to recommend. The ones I was linking to have suddenly sold out. I did find these and these, and here’s a great loafer option for those who don’t care for mules. Also don’t forget about these loafers that I styled a couple weeks ago.
My AG raw hem legging ankle jeans are several years old, but they’re still going strong! I actually got mine on Amazon because I had a gift card, but they’re currently 20% off at Bloomingdale’s with code SAVEMORE.
For jewelry, I wore this initial pendant and my double circle drop earrings, although I think I might prefer silver with this sweater to provide some contrast against the yellow. Either works, but my advice is to wear a necklace that is lightweight so it doesn’t mess up the neck of the sweater.
photo credit: Alison Cornell
Be sure to visit Cyndi to see the fall outfit she’s styling today!
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