Trend Alert- Mad for Plaid

I’m beyond excited that fall has finally arrived. The last couple days have been so comfortable…it is so nice to get a break from that terrible humidity. One thing I love most about the fall weather is the fashion. Warm colors, layered looks, and fun prints…it doesn’t get much better than that.

This autumn you will find that plaid is super popular. Wear it in a skirt, a coat, or in your accessories…no matter how you fashion it you’ll look amazing and totally on trend. Here are some of my favorite plaid looks-

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Brisk-Taker Wool Mini Skirt available at ModCloth- $59

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Hooded Plaid Sweater Coat available at Anthropologie- $188

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Rustic Plaid Flannel Dress available at Kate Spade New York- $248

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Plaid Cocoon Trouser Pants available at Urban Outfitters- $79

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Check Corduroy Pinafore Dress available at Topshop- $75

How do you plan on wearing plaid this fall?

There's No Place Like Home

Anytime I wear gingham and my pink sparkle booties someone feels the need to say I look like Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. I don't get it...but whatever. So I thought I'd throw Rocko in and make him be my Toto. Isn't he adorable?

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gingham dress- Kate Spade, pink sparkle booties- ASOS

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It wasn't until after I got home with this dress that I realized I already have a black and white gingham dress. I guess I know what I like! And one can never have too many black and white dresses...right?

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I'm always about finding the best deals. Maybe I'm cheap...or just like saving money. But there is no better feeling than getting something on super sale. I stopped by Lord and Taylor this week as I knew they were having huge sales. You may have seen my purchases in my Instastory earlier this week. This adorable Kate Spade dress was originally $228 and I got it for only $57! It is not on their website...but I know the L&T in midtown Manhattan definitely has it (or at least they did as of Wednesday). So stop by if you are the city. Or check your local L&T as their stock in the store is often different than what is online (pro tip!). If you can't find it there it is also on sale on Kate Spade's website, although at not as big of a discount.

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Hope you all have a happy Saturday!

Gift Guide: The Wannabe Chef

We all know someone that loves to cook. Why not treat them with great gifts they can use and enjoy in the kitchen. Hey, if they are happy in the kitchen maybe they'll make you something extra delicious. That's always what I aim for anyway!

Deco Dot Tea Kettle by Kate Spade New York- $50

Not only is this tea kettle adorable (I can't get enough of polka-dots) but on the whistle it is engraved with: whistle while you work. I mean how cute it that? Then again, when is something by Kate Spade not cute? NEVER!

Sweet Cupcake Hostess Apron available at Stone Flower- $29.95

One thing every cook needs is an apron. What is even better than a regular old apron? One as cute as this! Cooking should be all about having fun in the kitchen...starting with your apron.

Set of 5 Baker Nesting Bowls available at Crate & Barrel- $39.95

We actually have bowls similar to this. Ours too are from Crate & Barrel and have lasted us for just shy of a decade...and we use them all the time. When the ones that we have finally break we most certainly will buy another set like this from Crate & Barrel. They hold up!

Le Creuset Signature Cast-Iron Round Dutch Oven, 3 1/2 Quart available at Williams-Sonoma- currently on sale for $169.95

If you cook a lot and don't own a Dutch oven you are seriously missing out. From soup to bread, you can use this for just about anything! And at a price like this you better get one while you can.

Gift Guide: The Fashionista

Holiday shopping for someone that is into fashion is so fun, but can also be quite challenging because they always seem to already have the latest trends and cool finds. This gift guide was made to show you items that the most stylish will love!

Taxi Clutch available at Kate Spade New York (online only)- $398

Shut the Front Dior Tee available at T+J Designs- $32

Handler Chic Shit Chelsea Booties available at Modern Vice- $450

Gray Drape Collar Blanket Coat available at Express- currently on sale $114

Classic Back Seam Tights available at Urban Outfitters- $14 (2 for $20)

Mad for Plaid

If you don't have some red plaid in your wardrobe you might want to add some in now. Not quite grunge...and not quite lumberjack. I've been seeing this look everywhere lately and I love it!!!

Reason Woodsman Plaid Pompom Hat available at Urban Outfitters- $28

Double Faced Plaid Shirt available at Joe Fresh- $29

Mount Plaid Duffle Coat available at Coach- $995

Helene Berman Checked Waistcoat with Fringed Hem available at ASOS- on sale for $144

Julia Street Plaid Small Annabella available at Kate Spade New York- on sale $47

How do you wear your red plaid?