Fall Wardrobe Essentials

Fall is definitely my favorite time of year when it comes to fashion! Give me all the cozy layers, boots, and leopard accessories please. I rounded up some of my fall wardrobe essentials that I think everyone should have in their closet (and you don’t have to spend a lot on them, either!):

Oversized Cardigan

I recently received this cardigan from J.Jill and it has quickly become a favorite of mine! I sized up so that it would have an oversized feel, and I love how warm and cozy it is. It’s perfect to layer over dresses, or wear with leggings and a pair of riding boots.

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Over the Knee Boots

Last year I remember thinking that I couldn’t pull off over the knee boots because of my height, and I’m so glad that I gave them a try! I purchased these last year at Target, and luckily they have a similar pair this year which you can find here. I definitely suggest trying on a pair if you haven’t before!

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Denim Jacket

A denim jacket is a wardrobe essential for me year round, but especially in the Fall! I love pairing it with a dress and ankle boots, or with a pair of black jeans. I purchased this one a while back, but you can find a similar one here.

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Ankle boots

Ankle boots are hands down my favorite pair of shoes to wear during the Fall! I’ve accumulated quite the collection, and I’m terrified that they my feet are going to grow during my pregnancy and I won’t be able to wear them anymore. Fingers crossed that my feet stay the same size! This pair is from last year, but I found a similar pair here.

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Fall Hat

I love a good Fall hat, especially with shorter hair. They are perfect to wear when I’m not having such a great hair day, and they add a fun element to any Fall outfit! Here’s a Fall hat that I would love to add to my wardrobe this year.

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Black jeans

These are my favorite black jeans, and they are only $40! They are extremely comfortable and I really love the distressed detailing. They look great in the Fall with a pair of ankle boots and a denim jacket!

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Blanket Scarf

Blanket scarves are a must when it’s really cold outside! I really like that you can also tie them in a variety of ways, but if you’re curious on how to tie it like I did in the picture below you can check out my tutorial here.

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Riding boots

I found these riding boots at a consignment store last year, and I couldn’t pass them up since they were brand new! I really love the different textures and the navy color, and they work perfectly with a pair of jeans, leggings, or with a dress. You can find a similar pair here.

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What are your fall wardrobe essentials?

Maternity Cold Shoulder Top

I mentioned yesterday that I’ve been trying to find clothes that work well for my baby bump now, and also my post pregnancy body come December. I’m at the point in my pregnancy where I want to make sure that the pieces that I add to my wardrobe will work for both now and later so that I get more bang for my buck. Baby W will be here in just 2 more months (which is so hard to believe!), so my wallet tells me it doesn’t make sense to keep purchasing items that will only work during my pregnancy. I still really enjoy wearing fitted maternity clothes, but I’m moving away from adding more of those items to my wardrobe right now.

I’ve picked up some pieces from PinkBlush throughout my pregnancy that I absolutely love, and that’s also where I’ve been shopping lately for pieces that work well both now and later. I fell in love with this maternity cold shoulder top pictured here because of the gorgeous crochet detailing, and I love how flowy it is so I know I’ll be comfortable wearing it after I have the baby too! I also really love the color, the stripes, and the longer length of this top. It works really well here with jeans, but I think it would be perfect with a pair of black leggings and some ankle boots too. PinkBlush has a lot of pieces that aren’t necessarily just maternity pieces which I think is amazing, and they also have some maternity pieces that are nursing friendly too which I absolutely love (like this dress that I wore here)! That’s definitely what I think I’ll be stocking up on next.

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c/o Open Shoulder Maternity Top | Asos mules | c/o BaubleBar earrings | Articles of Society maternity jeans

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Tuesday’s Cravings

Here are the items on my Tuesday’s Cravings wish list this week! I’ve been searching online for fun Fall items to add to my wardrobe (and also dreaming of post pregnancy clothes), and I love all of these pictured here. This little black dress from HATCH is so cute, and while it’s a maternity dress I think that it would work really well post pregnancy too. I’m trying not to buy a lot of maternity pieces right now since I only have 9 weeks left, and instead I’m trying to buy pieces that will work for both now and later like this dress. Let me know if you have any other recommendations on clothes that work during and after pregnancy!

On a side note, I’ve been loving fun accessories lately and I think that this dress would also pair really well with this Rebecca Minkoff black bag that I can’t get enough of, and it’s under $200 too which is an added bonus! If you’ve read this blog before, you know that I have a thing for Rebecca Minkoff bags (seen here and here). Her bags are just so stunning, the quality is amazing, and she’s always running sales on her website which doesn’t hurt either (especially after Christmas)! This bag is so different than any of the other Rebecca Minkoff bags that I own which definitely means I need to add it to my closet, and the details are just so gorgeous and perfect for the Fall and Winter. I also think a good neutral bag with fun detailing is a wardrobe must have. Which is your favorite, and what are you currently craving?Tuesday's Cravings -@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

One: HATCH dress | Two: Report ankle boots | Three: Gap leopard belt | Four: Levi’s jeansFive: Saks Fifth Avenue mules | Six: A.N.A top (under $20!) | Seven: Rebecca Minkoff bag

Dinner Spots in Raleigh

I mentioned last week that Robert and I have been going on as many dates as possible before Baby W arrives in two months! There are a couple of spots that we love in Cameron Village for dinner that we have been going to quite some time, even as far back as our college days which seems like a lifetime ago. Here are our two favorite restaurants:

Cantina 18:

The first spot that we love is Cantina 18 since we are both big fans of Mexican food and crave it all the time (I last mentioned Cantina 18 here). We shared a few different vegetarian dishes including black bean and avocado nachos which was my favorite, black bean quesadilla, chickpea masala vegetarian tacos which was Robert’s favorite, and the ‘make your own salad’ with avocado and queso fresco. Everything was amazing, and Cantina 18 also makes amazing mocktails for those who are mama-to-be’s! We also really like that this restaurant has two floors of seating, two bars, a patio space, and also another space that you can rent out for private events upstairs. It’s such a big restaurant which is definitely a bonus on a busy weekend!

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Brixx Pizza:

Another spot that we love in Cameron Village is Brixx Pizza (I last mentioned Brixx here)! They have an amazing outdoor patio which is where we always like to sit whenever we go there for a date night. It has such a great atmosphere, and I love people watching while sitting outside too. We shared a few different dishes including the bruschetta, Mediterranean salad, Greek veggie pizza, and wood-roasted vegetable pizza. My favorite dish was definitely the bruschetta while Robert really loved the Greek veggie pizza. I also sipped on their blackberry iced tea which was really refreshing, and the perfect drink to have while sitting on the patio!

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We had a great time at both of these restaurants and definitely recommend them for a date night or for a girls night!

Photos by GloryRoze Photography

Thanks to Cameron Village for sponsoring this post.