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Closet Staples

Cardi / Jeans / Boots / Bag / Necklace’s 1 and 2
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Purchasing an item at full price and before season is something I almost never do.  However, when I saw this cardi on Emily Gemma from The Sweetest Thing I knew it would be a staple in my closet.  The arms are wide and long (I’m 5’9″ for reference) which makes it a perfect transition “jacket” for me!  The winters in NC are so mild that a warm cardi like this is all I need until January.  Right now I am wearing it on cooler days and over a tank so I don’t get too hot.  Hands down my favorite Fall purchase this year!
I posted about this bag here.  It is the perfect weekday/work bag!  It holds everything and is what I imagine an LV Never Full is like!  Since school has started back I like to read during my lunch break to stay on top of my studies.  This bag holds my makeup case, Wallet, Small Umbrella, Sunglass Case, Text Book, and has room for anything else I may need.  I also love that it is reversible!  I can use it as a black bag when dressing up or with the print (like here) for more casual looks.  I know it will easily hold my laptop and perfect for traveling! 
Quick Life Update – Things are going well.  Once I accepted my current situation I found myself happier and more relaxed.  School has started back so I am slowly getting into the swing of things.  Next up are some career decisions and to update my 10 year plan for the next 10 years!
I love stacking my watch with bracelets!  Boho Betty has an amazing selection that won’t break the bank.  Like the wrap bracelet I am wearing here.  It’s so fun to wear and goes with so many things.
I actually wore this to work earlier this week.  Bonus to my job.  Deep down I am a jeans and tee shirt kinda girl.  Give me a cute bootie and fun cardi or jacket and I am happy.  Leggings are all right and all but jeans are more comfortable to me.  These Free People jeans were a necessity earlier this year when I was in Aspen and I couldn’t get over how comfortable and inexpensive they are.  I will be adding a dark wash to my collection for this fall.
photography by Sharon Bui
What is your go to item for Fall?