For me, this time of year is always filled with anticipation. As the summer draws to a close (still in denial even though I technically don’t have a “summer” anymore) we’re left in this strange in between… football, fire-side hangouts and the holidays are right ahead, but just out of reach.
Even though it’s not here yet, I hope you don’t mind if I bring some fall-inspired looks to the blog in the coming weeks! We’ve still got plenty of time to bust out the sundresses and tank tops, but consider this a little “sneak peek” into fall fashion this year. And, I should add, each time you see me “bundled up” in one of these “sneak peeks”… rest assured, underneath those forced candid shots is an incredibly overheated, probably unlawfully sweaty Kate.
Let’s start out with one of my favorite color combinations for transitioning from summer to fall… white and caramel!
I snatched up this cashmere (!!!) cardigan at quite the discount during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and can already tell you that it’s seen it’s fair share of wear during early, chilly mornings at my apartment. (Am I the only one who cranks the AC at night?) The fab thing about this cardigan is it comes in four colors as well as petite sizes! Definitely a piece worth splurging on, as it will be your favorite go-to this fall.
Another piece I’m loving in this ensemble? These fun, cut-out booties! At first, I was skeptical… cut outs? In booties? What? They were too cute and different to say no to, and the second they shipped to my door I knew I’d made a great decision! They are the perfect bootie to take you from summer to fall. They’re also really elongating – always a plus for us short girls.
This cozy ensemble is quite the transition from my week by the sea, but I have to say that I’m not hating it! Before I sign off, I’d love to hear how you feel about seeing a few fall looks in the coming weeks. Yay? Nay? Any other ideas or recommendations for what you’d like to see around here? As always, I’m all ears!
Love from Texas,
Photography by Katie Thiebaud