Labor Day always signals the end of Summer and beginning of Fall. Growing up on the West Coast, it meant that school was about to begin, so it's always signaled the start of something new to me. I'm so excited to start new Fall traditions with my son as he gets older. It's my favorite season here in the South -- it's gorgeous and the weather, so crisp, a stark contrast to the icky stickyness of Summer. I'm anxious for cooler days and the gorgeous colors, hot coffee and cardigans. I've put together a few "picks for her" for Fall 2014:
1. There is a reason these are called Favorite Skinny Jeans, most of which has to do with the fact that they're only $7.80! When I worked at Forever 21 I owned a pair of these and they're actually quite comfortable. Hang dry and they last longer. Perfect price point for distressing without guilt. // 2. I am loving heathered gray for Fall! This Marled V-neck Double Zip Vent Tunic Sweater from Express (Orig. $69.90) is super cute. It would look great with said skinny jeans or over leggings, my staple basically year around. // 3. I ADORE this Twist-Front Longline Sweater and at only $27.80 it's an absolute steal (even if it is F21 quality). I wish there were darker colors but I think this would look awesome with a statement necklace and/or bold lip shade. // 4. This Chiffon-Paneled Sheath Dress (F21; $27.80) would be great for dinner or church. // 5. I love simple rings and this Catbird 14k Gold Classic Heart Ring from J.Crew has my eye! ($96.00) // 6. I don't know when I became my mother, but Birkenstocks have decidedly made a comeback and I'm diggin' 'em. I like the metallic ones but am loving the Birkenstock Arizona White (Zappos; $89.95) the most. They look super comfortable (now, the true priority in life) and somehow not as bulky as I remember them. // 7. I've always loved a bold lip but last Fall was the first time I really started wearing darker shades of lipstick, myself. This 'Guy Bourdin - Cinematic' Lipstick (Limited Edition) from Nordstrom is the perfect berry tone! It looks like it's currently OOS but I'd love to hear what your favorite lipstick is that might be a similar shade. // 8. You should always own a quality pair of jeans! I personally don't feel comfortable spending $100+ on them, though, and I love how Express denim fits me. These Mid Rise Jean Leggings look comfortable and cute at $79.90. // 9. These days I'm living in t-shirts. Graphic tees are my fave. and these Thug Life Shirts have my name written all over them! Okay, maybe not my name.. but some seriously funny quotes. I had the hardest time even narrowing it down to two for this list! // 10. Lastly, are these New Balance Classics WL402 in purple and white from Zappos ($64.95). Swoon. These are my favorite shade of my favorite color and they have to be mine.