For a decade, the inner workings of Washington, D.C. politics were the primary focus of my life. My job was my life. To watch all that has happened over the past nine days from the other coast has been challenging. I feel a bit like the fish that flopped out of the aquarium. I find myself looking at D.C. apartments and job listings, and thinking “I could just go, and figure the rest out later, right? Right?!”
I’ve always been too impatient to keep to a plan (February bar, March MPRE, trip to Europe, then, life changing decisions). So if you suddenly open my Instagram account one day to see me standing in front of the Capitol Building in a business suit, you’ll know that my impatience seriously got the best of me. Until then, I play with Avery, study CivPro flashcards, and hunt the Interwebs for the fashions that make me go, “Oh, wow, need that.”
Camel. Camel for days. No. not the dromedary or bactrian kinds, but the color–the rich caramel-brown that makes you think of cozy fall sweaters and crispy leaves.
Seriously, how much chic do these looks bring to a casual outfit?
If you’re hunting for a long camel cardigan, I would try this cable knit from Missguided ($34) or this long v-neck from Limited ($59). For something a bit higher up the food chain, I love (love) this drape cashmere cardigan ($131) and this LAMade Cocoon Cardi ($141). Plus-size? This long cardigan from Stylus ($50) is my pick.
If it’s a coat your after, I found this splurge-worthy Vince Camel Trench ($695). I also like this super sleek River Island coat ($188), and this affordable funnel neck coat ($88). Petite? Eliza J’s camel coat ($248) caught my eye.
I think we can all agree that having a pearl rose-colored suitcase is completely impractical. But, my Lord, is it pretty. This Rimowa Multiwheel Suitcase ($495 to $605) is probably only suited to a handful of fashion blog photo ops, but we can still admire her.
Looking for a durable clamshell suitcase? This Bric’s 21″ spinner is on deep discount from $335 to $139. It may not be a pretty blush pink, but it is a soothing, midnight navy.
I love cowlneck sweaters. Mostly because I hate turtlenecks; I can’t stand to have itchy wool suffocating me all day long. So a cowl gives me the look of a cozy, winter sweater without the discomfort.
This cowlneck tunic from Halogen ($169) comes in this delightful berry color. For an even more voluminous cowlneck, this Acne sweater ($450) is positively sublime. For something more affordable, I like this LL. Bean sweater ($79) in the smoky twilight color.
Decorating for the holidays has never been high on my to-do list. My Mother, on the other hand, look out. Her 12′ Christmas tree is legendary. It also takes three full days to put up, and two more to take down. This may or may not be why I don’t decorate much for the holidays.
I do, however, love this olive branch wreath. I typically hang a boxwood wreath on my front door, but this photo has me rethinking that plan. Add these brass bells to this wreath from One Kings Lane, and voila, copycat complete.
photo credit Shades of Blue Interiors
Maybe it’s because I love 1950s glam, but gloves are one of my favorite things about the fall. These gloves from Banana Republic ($88) mix a bit of Grace Kelly with cold-weather utility. Want to go all-in? How about an elbow length pair and a chic camel cape? Oh, I lost you. Too much, too soon, got it.
Need something a bit warmer? These Charter Club lined gloves ($44) are always a crowd pleaser. And if you need to be able to use your smartphone on your commute, try these touch-enabled gloves from Ralph Lauren ($44)
Working women are always searching for modern nail polishes shades that are still office appropriate. Because who can wear pale pink all the time? Not me, and probably not you. Essie’s Demure Vixen polish ($9) is a mix of taupe and mauve that is just stunning in person. It has just a hint of warmth that I really adore. It’s a great dupe for Deborah Lippmann’s Modern Love shade ($19), which is one of my very favorites.