I've been making a conscious effort to take more photos of my outfits lately (though it's getting harder now that it gets dark so early), and I figured I'd share some with you! Some of the items in the photos are from past seasons, but I'll link what I can at the bottom of this post. If you're looking for inspiration, make sure you also check out the "My Closet" and "My Style" sections of the site - where I link my favorite things and share outfit photos. Happy outfit making!
PS- Thank you to my supportive boyfriend, Adam, for being the source of all these smiles as the man behind the camera!
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'Tis the season to be shopping... fa la la la la la la la la!
Okay guys... it is officially December, which means we are all scrambling to think of thoughtful presents for everyone on our list! Some people are easier than others, so I thought I'd compile a little collection of ideas to get your gift-giving juices flowing. Happy shopping, and remember to take some time to breathe and enjoy what you have this holiday season!
An "Adventure Blanket" from Tribe + True
This place has my favorite outdoor blankets! They are absolutely gorgeous and such amazing quality (handwoven by Mexican artisans). I gifted this fish style to my boyfriend a few years ago and we use it constantly for picnics and concerts in the park. It's a piece that will last for years and years -- perfect for the outdoorsy hipster, camping fanatic, or picnic lover in your life.
Blankets range in price from $50-$70, click HERE to shop
An electric toothbrush from Quip
I have been wanting to switch to an electric toothbrush for a while now and I've heard amazing things about Quip! It helps you brush for the recommended amount of time and vibrates to remind you when to switch sides of your mouth. Plus, you get fresh brush heads delivered every three months. Also, it's just super sleek and cute! This is a great gift for the person who appreciates product design and fun gadgets, or that someone who is super into oral hygiene.
From $25, click HERE to shop.
A "Hygge" Necessities Kit
Hygge is a relatively new/trendy term in the US lately, but it's basically the Danish word for coziness, comfort and contentment with loved ones. To give the gift of hygge, just put together a gift basket with everything they'll need to enjoy winter hibernation.... cozy socks, The Hygge board game, a delicious scented candle, fancy tea or cocoa (and a cute mug to enjoy it in), a warm fleece blanket, and The Little Book of Hygge. It's a no brainer everyone will love!
An essential oil diffuser and starter oils from Rocky Mountain Oils
There's something so cozy in the wintertime about turning on your diffuser full of relaxing oils and then curling up in bed with a book or movie. Essential oil diffusers make your home smell good (without the worry or smoke of a candle) and they are so calming! Gift someone a diffuser (like this) and a selection of oils to get them started. I'd recommend Lavender, Grapefruit, Sacred Immune Strength, and Eucalyptus as starter oils!
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How is it already November?! Too crazy. We are in the heart of fall right now and I'm trying to soak up the last bits of decent weather before winter arrives here in NYC -- although sadly it's basically dark out when I leave work at 4:45 these days. But I'm still trying to get in lots of cute fall outfits while I can. I feel like nothing really says fall like corduroy and the color burgundy, and I recently found a pair of overalls from Gap that combines them both! They have a cropped leg and are a bit more form-fitting than the black pair I've featured on the blog before HERE, and they look cute with so many different outfits (For size reference, I'm wearing an XS. Size up for a more relaxed fit). For this look, I styled them over a chunky striped Madewell sweater I've been loving this season, and finished it off with a tan leather bag and some fall-colored Vans. The sweater kept me warm enough that I didn't even need a jacket -- and anyone who knows me knows that I wait as long as possible before giving in to wearing a coat each year. What can I say? I don't like covering up my outfits ;)
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I have been a little MIA on the blogging front lately because I've been so busy at my regular job that the last thing I want to do is stare at the computer for even longer when I get home (haha). I can't believe today is only Tuesday. Phew! I have been posting a lot of fall goodness on my Instagram, so if you haven't already, give me a follow @abby.formella. Are you too busy to browse online? I did the work for you and picked out my favorite new fall finds available now! Click the links below to shop. : )
American Eagle Corduroy Trucker Jacket
I love corduroy for fall and this jacket is perfect!! It's a great weight for the cool but not cold weather we are having -- just keep adding layers as you need them! I love the oversized fit. It looks cool but will also fit over warm sweaters and hoodies. The jacket comes in a few colors but this one is my favorite! PS - the reviews say that it runs large, so size down if you want a tighter fit.
$79.95, American Eagle
LOFT Chambray Peplum Top
This top is the perfect layering piece for fall. Wear it under a cozy cardigan or jacket and pair with black skinny jeans/trousers and some booties and you've got an easy, comfy business casual work outfit that can take you from day to night! The peplum detail makes it extra feminine and flattering, and the v-neck is pretty but still work appropriate.
Madewell Cardiff Striped Crewneck Sweater in Coziest Yarn
Okay, you all know I constantly profess my love for Madewell, and they are killing it once again with their assortment this fall. How fun is this sweater?! The colors will brighten up your cool weather wardrobe while still looking seasonally appropriate, and the bell sleeves are just too cute! Shut up and take my money, Madewell!
Anthropologie Cozy Blanket Scarf
When it comes to scarves, I like them big enough to double as blankets. I love being able to drape them over my lap while at work and use them as makeshift pillows during travel. That's why I think this scarf is just so perfect! The fringe detail is super fun and special, and the size will keep your neck cozy and warm from the cold. So many great colors to choose from too! They'll brighten up your dark outerwear.
Gap Plaid Zip-Front Mini Skirt
I love this skirt to wear to work this fall and winter! It will look so chic paired with a simple black sweater, tights and boots. The zip detail makes it extra special, and the price is great!
Carly Jean Los Angeles "Hollyn" 3/4 Sleeve Dress
Carly Jean Los Angeles is one of my favorite online shops. Their fabrics are soo soft, it's crazy! I love this dress for fall because it looks flattering and could easily be dressed up or down. Wear it with booties to work and with sneakers on the weekends. It could also look cute layered under a denim jacket or chunky cardigan as the temperatures drop.
$58.00, Carly Jean Los Angeles
Now that it's official, I'll wish you all a Happy Fall! Temperatures are starting to drop in NYC already so I'm slowly transitioning my closet over to my cold weather wardrobe. Fall dressing can be tricky because it can go from warm to cool pretty quickly and randomly, so it's all about the layers and versatile pieces these next two months. For this reason, I'm sharing with you a little now and later outfit that can be worn now (when it's still on the warmer side) and later (when it starts to get chilly). The best part is that it's super affordable, so you can save money for those booties and sweaters you've been eyeing. Happy layering season! XOXO
This outfit is perfect for the weather right now. It looks fall-ish and cute, but you won't be too hot. I wore this exact outfit to work on casual Friday last week and got so many compliments! The Universal Thread Floral Wrap Top pairs perfectly with a pair of high-waisted jeans (so flattering), and some slip-on suede mules are perfect to wear when it's no longer sandal weather but too hot for booties. A brown leather satchel ties the whole look together.
To make the same outfit work when the temperatures drop, just add a field jacket (I chose a rust color that complements the shirt - it's from a few years ago, but I found a similar option available now) and throw on a hat. I'm wearing a felt hat my dad gave me for Christmas a few years back, but a beanie would look super cute too! You could also switch up your shoes for boots or sneakers if you need a bit more coverage. A perfect fall outfit for a great price! Check out the links below to shop the pieces.
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I'm still in denial that summer is ending. I don't want to talk about it! I actually do enjoy fall weather, but I just hate knowing it will be followed by months of darkness and cold (I'm not really a winter fan). But the truth is, September is basically here and the early fall fashions are starting to show up in stores and online. So, for this Friday Fix, I'm sharing some of my favorite pieces I've seen lately that will help your wardrobe transition from summer to fall. Happy shopping (and make sure to make the most of these last weeks of summer)!
Eisenhower Slouchy Denim Jacket
I just really love the color of this jacket. It's so perfect for fall! The denim fabric will be the perfect weight for those days when you want to throw on another layer but you don't want to feel too warm. And the color/style kind of reminds me of an elevated version of a Carhartt jacket (which I love!!). I could picture wearing this thrown over a dress with booties for work, or paired with a t-shirt and jeans with sneakers on the weekends. For a similar and more affordable option, click HERE.
Available at Free People, $98
Patch Pocket Pullover Sweater in Walton Stripe
Madewell, you've done it again! This sweater is perfect. The color combination is everything I've ever wanted for fall, and I love the little patch pocket detail on the bottom. I picked this sweater up during a recent Madewell Insiders sale and I am so happy with it. The material is soft but not too heavy, and the fit is flattering. Wear it with a denim skirt for work or with some boyfriend jeans on the weekends.
Available at Madewell, $75
Via Spiga Ureila Mule
I am a big fan of the mule trend that's been happening lately, and this pair from Via Spiga is super chic. Mules are perfect for when it's still too warm for boots, but you're sick of wearing your sandals. And this pair will look just as good with a dress at work as it will with some jeans and a sweater.
Available at DSW, $79.99
Isabella Sinclair Dickens Plaid Dress
One of the easiest ways to transition into fall is to bring some plaid into your wardrobe. I LOVE this dress so much! It can be worn alone or under a denim jacket with sneakers for now, and then layered under a cardigan with some tights and booties when the weather gets chilly. The length is perfect for work, but it's also fun enough to wear to a party. While the price is a bit steep, the dress is so versatile that you'll get your money's worth.
Available at Anthropologie, $168
Who What Wear Seamed Asymmetrical Hem Slip Skirt
I had to throw this skirt in here because it's so fun, and I've seen lots of stylish ladies on Instagram wear it so well. If you have a special event or party coming up this fall, this skirt could be a great thing to wear. Just pair it with a sleek and simple black top/cami and heels. But I've really loved seeing it dressed down, with fun sneakers and a simple tee, for weekends.
Available at Target, $29.99
Button Denim Skirt
Last but not least, a good denim skirt is a timeless piece that is great for moving from summer to fall. You can pair it with t-shirts or tanks for now and then transition to sweaters (like the Madewell one I shared above) when the temperatures start to drop. This one from LOFT is great because it has a lot of fun details, and the length is work appropriate.
Available at LOFT, $59.50
My name is Abby Formella and I'm a 26 year-old working girl living in the lovely borough of Brooklyn, New York.