"What do you mean fall is almost over?!" Essentials roundup

November 30, 2016

Last day of November, say whaaaat?!

Honestly, where has fall gone? I felt like Halloween was just yesterday, and now Thanksgiving is over!

It's officially the "most wonderful time of the year" if you're really into the holidays, but I'm just not ready to let go of my favorite fall essentials yet.

TECHNICALLY, fall doesn't end until Dec. 21, even though we go all coo coo for Christmas and claim it as winter. But am I that person singing "let it snow" the day after Thanksgiving each year? You betcha.

The good news for all of us is that plenty of top fall trends are carrying right on over to winter, so you don't have to feel strange about wearing your favs through March.

For today's post, I am talking about a few of my MUST HAVE fall essentials that I am packing up and bringing with me to the next season.

| Suede jackets |

Suede is a top trend with many items- boots, skirts, handbags, dresses, you name it. I think one of the best ways to show off suede is through a jacket. This brown suede moto jacket has zippers on the arms and an overall edgy feel. A brown or black suede jacket is a staple, but to mix things up, go for a fun color like burgundy or olive. 

Where I bought | Issac Mizrahi found at Goodwill: $6.99

| Bolo ties |

This is a trend that surprised me, but I was really excited to see it hit the scene. With the HUGE comeback of chokers, bolo ties have settled for second place, even though I find them to be just as fun. I found some new ones at Forever 21, but for a more unique piece, search for a vintage bolo tie at a thrift store or antique shop. I've also seen choker/bolo tie combo pieces- that's bold!

Where I bought | Forever 21: $6.90

| Loafers |

I really love a good pair of loafers. Sometimes I'm in the mood for something other than flats or boots. Loafers are easy to slip on, comfy, and can really dress up any outfit. This brown leather Tory Burch pair is my favorite, but I can also be spotted in leopard, suede and gold glitter pairs. 

Where I bought | Tory Burch found at Clothes Mentor resale store: $30.00

| Distressed denim |

Fun fact: I used to HATE distressed denim. When I was younger, the holes in jeans were too big, too revealing and very sloppy looking. I'm glad that denim has evolved away from "holes" and more into "distressed," which means shreds that don't necessarily go all the way through, like this pair. More styles of distress are different color washes, patches and unique stitching. I love to throw on a pair of these jeans and dress them up with other unique pieces. 

Where I bought | Belle + Sky at JCPenney: $18.00

| The "Chloe" inspired handbag |

Have you seen different bags floating around with this circle ring hardware? The style originated from designer Chloe with their handbag called Faye. Different stores are carrying similar styles for a more affordable price, like this amber colored crossbody I found at Marshalls. If you love the Chloe style but cannot spend the money, shop around for a budget-friendly dupe!

Where I bought | Marshalls: $16.99 

These pieces have been fall staples for me. They pair well together, but what I really love is how versatile they are. I can whip up many different looks with five different items, so I definitely plan to put these essentials to work throughout the winter.


It's been a big month on the blog; four new posts and lots of outfits, advice and surprises. I can't wait to finish the last month of the year up strong!

I have some really fun things coming up for December, including a big surprise, a new collaboration that I think you're going to LOVE (hint: there's something in it for you, too!) and I just bought a brand spanking new camera that should be here any day now! Which means better quality photos and FINALLY, some new vlogs as well.

A festive variety of posts will be popping up throughout the month so you can unwind after all of that holiday shopping.

Jingle all the way,

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