Checkered Cape Poncho


This past weekend I was in Chicago visiting my (adorable) 9 week old niece, Claire. We were planning on doing a phot-oshoot, but it ended up raining. However, I have the below photos from the previous weekend in the Catskills! It was a perfect, gorgeous fall weekend there. Every autumn, my friends Steve, Nic, and Helene travel there for a fall foliage weekend. We hike, carve pumpkins, eat at Betty’s diner, and relax. Steve’s dad is a vet, and this year we got to see some teeny tiny baby piglets and a two-day old calf. The weather was perfect for me to wear my new checkered cape poncho (that’s a mouthful!). This cape poncho is so easy to wear and you can throw it over anything- I sometimes wear it over yoga pants! It immediately makes you look pulled together and elegant. I paired it with white skinny jeans that I have gotten so much use out of, and I wear white jeans well after Labor Day. These riding boots were on my wish list for years. They are Steve Madden “Rex” boots, and I fell in love with them because of the exposed red zipper. A tall pair of  riding style boots are a closet staple for fall weather.

Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage and the polished autumn look!

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Checkered Cape Poncho (similar here)
White Denim
Red Exposed Zipper Riding Boots

Fall Wish List

The ONLY reason I can tolerate summer coming to an end is the start of fall fashion. Fall, especially the start of fall, is super fun to dress for. Below are some of my favorite fall wish list items, including a gray felt hat, a Maje leather motorcycle jacket (I actually splurged on this one and I think a leather jacket is a closet staple!), a warm cape (my favorite to spice up any outfit), lace up flats (arguably fall’s hottest trend), and a pair of classic riding boots with an exposed red zipper at the back that I bought online last night (I have been crushing on this style of boot since I was a senior in college)!

All links to shop my picks are at the bottom of this post. Happy almost fall!



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Rag & Bone Dunaway Felt Hat
Maje leather jacket
Leon Max Camel Cape
Topshop Ghillie Lace Up Flats
Steve Madden Rex Riding Boots