Chenille–The Fabric of the Season

Sweater || Jeans || Boots, similar || Hoop Earrings || Stud Earrings, similar || Sunglasses || Handbag

There’s a million reasons why I am excited that Fall is finally here.  We got three different sized white pumpkins yesterday and have them on the island in our kitchen now, so that’s one!  && we made our favorite turkey chili on Thursday night, which was so yum.  But sweater season being here probably takes the cake!

Ethan and I went to the movies on Friday night and I wore this number [obsessed is an understatement] with black jeans and sneakers and it was super cozy.  We saw Home Again and I had a glass of pinot nior.  Such a perfect feel good kind of night.  And last night we had an engagement party and I wore this sweater in white as a dress with some black over-the-knee boots.  It felt so nice to finally have a true Fall weekend!

Those are not the only sweaters I am dyyying over right now.  The sweater in these pics is nothing short of amazing in person.  I love how simple and basic the cut of it is in comparison to how dramatic and lux the material is.  It’s chenille–need I say more?!  Definitely my favorite of the season!  If you don’t own anything similar then you are seriously missing out so jump on board.  Now! 🙂 [wearing a small]

Here is a short clip for you all to watch–we did this mini video this time around because I think it gives you a better view of the sweater.  Do you all like this feature added in?  If so we can do more!  And you can see all our other YouTube videos here.  && I would LOVE for you to subscribe to the Weekend Wishing channel!  🙂

You all know Nordstrom is my go-to for sweaters.  This one is from there and the price point will shock you.  It also comes in two other color ways.  Here are a few more of my chenille favorites:

Before I hop off here I have to mention my newest little handbag.  I got this in right before we went to Chicago last weekend and have been loving it.  It’s such a great mini bag.  I love the structure of it and the guitar strap is so on trend.  I was so relieved to see that my vlog camera fit inside.  Win!

I hope you all are having a fab Sunday.  Happy, happy, happy first day of OCTOBER! Yay!

Oversized Sweater & Shopbop Sale Picks

This is pretty much going to be my uniform once the temps drop.  An oversized sweater, leather leggings, embellished sneakers, larger than life sunnies and a catch-all bag.  DONE.

I love this sweater more in person than I did online and that’s saying something because I was immediately obsessed.  The texture and size makes it perfectly chic.  I am ordering a second color–and I’m thinking I am going for the navy.  I don’t have many navy options in my closet and I love the idea of pairing it with black for a Winter look. The best part?  It is not itchy at all!!! [wearing a small]

Sweater also found here || Leather Leggings, similar || Sneakers [tts & 50% off!] || Sunglasses || Handbag, similar option found here || Fur Pom Pom, similar

&& I cannot leave you all hanging on the maj sale that is going on–the Shopbop has started!  Shopbop houses one of the best mix of brands and they rarely do site-wide sales so when they do it makes for a great time to do a little shopping and grab something for the new season.  Think about buying pieces that will be staples.. straight leg jeans, lux sweaters, faux fur jackets, trendy sneakers, moto jackets.  Key items that you can build outfits around time and time again.  Here are my picks for you all to browse and get inspiration from:

Ok, let me know what you all buy!  && haaaaaappy Friday Eve!!


The Scarf of my Dreams

Scarf || Graphic Tee [wearing an xs] || Leggings, similar || Jacket [wearing xs] || Sneakers [tts, wearing 7.5]|| Sunglasses || Socks

We spent this past weekend in Chicago and while we did get up and snap these pics one morning, I certainly did not sport this outfit for long–it was HOT!  I was really glad that we scheduled our boat tour early Saturday morning at 9am before the heat of the day.  Which, by the way, if you are in the city then I highly recommend!  We did the architecture river tour and the guide told us such interesting tidbits about the buildings without being the least bit boring and there was a full bar, air conditioning and bathrooms on the lower deck.  A view and a mimosa was the perfect start to the day!

But in contrast to the last few days, it is going to cool off soon [thankfully the forecast confirms this] & I cannot wait to pull out some of the layering pieces I have been collecting.  One of which is definitely this new grey, textured Rebecca Minkoff scarf from Nordstrom.  I have been stalking their accessories section of the site daily–seriouslyyy– because I know they have good options every year (think trend and quality combined) and I am beyond ready for Fall & Winter goodies!

It is no secret that I think a wrap like this is the perfect thing to have in anyones closet.  && once I saw the texture on this one I could not pass it up.  I love the shade of grey and how many different ways you can tie it. Plus–the material isn’t itchy, which is key!

Here are a few other options from Rebecca Minkoff..  I love each one!  It will be hard not to order a couple more of these, that’s for sure.

Below you can see how I’ll wear this piece: draped around my neck, over my shoulders as a wrap or wrapped up tightly for warmth.

Last night was our first night home with the animals after being away and I have to tell you, it was a good feeling to be back on the couch cuddled up with them watching Gossip Girl as I wrote this post.  We ordered pizza for dinner and skipped the workout.  Not bad for a Monday!  Hopefully I can get back on track today but I am always a firm believer to easing back into work after a great weekend away.  Hope you all are having a good week!

In Collaboration with Nordstrom