Monday, October 15, 2012

fall for the type-a.


ONE by Jachs Button Down Blouse with Detailed Pocket
www.shopbop.com; $78
I love a perfect, preppy piece come fall -- there's something about crested blazers that just embodies the season for me.  This charming little Jachs blouse is part of the Shopbop "ONE by" collection and is such a fun twist on the typical chambray button-down.  This would be chic with a super-dark pair of jeans, fabulous pencil skirt, or layered over a pretty fall dress for a bit of added visual interest.

As F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in The Great Gatsby, "Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall."  It's my favorite season for a reason: the air is cool and the leaves are pretty, plaid shirts can be seen on every corner and I get to break out my favorite boots.  This year, I'm determined to make the most of it by doing all kinds of favorite fall activities.

1. Visit an apple orchard and stock up on crisp, tasty fruit.
2. Hunt down chunky knits -- particularly scarves and cardigans -- and curl up in them 24/7.
3. Step out of the box with a dark, plummy nail color (like this one).
4. Watch back-to-school movies (think Grease and 10 Things I Hate About You).
5. Prep for the opening of one of these stores in my hometown (I'm beyond excited).
6. Master the perfect Thanksgiving pie.
7. Jump in a pile of fiery-colored leaves.
8. Decorate my apartment with spooky-not-kitschy Halloween decor.
9. Mail a package full of fall treats (like my favorite homemade caramels) to a friend.
10. Purchase a pair of flat booties.  Wear them everywhere.
 
What's  on YOUR fall to-do list?
xo Josie
Thanks to Shopbop for the photo.

13 comments:

C said...

I love your TO DO list!!!!!!!
Cant wait to do mine but I think I'll wait until december so I have a bit more time to think about them!
:)

Amy said...

Love the great gatsby quote, one of my fav books!
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Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

Ok - Love that shirt - would be so cute with a leather skirt. Clicking through to check out more of their designs.

Red Soles and Red Wine

Katie said...

There are so many gorgeous plummy fall nail colors! Youll find one you love :)

Style Dilettante said...

Everyone is talking about the Autumn season while we're about to wither in the heat again! Soooo envious! I love this chambray shirt! Oh how I long to wear long sleeves - let alone a sweater...

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Erin said...

Okay, I NEED to make a Fall to-do list! It's crazy we're already a month and a half into Fall! Love the top that you have on here-soo preppy and cute!

xx

Erin @ http://www.truffles-ruffles.com/

Beautygirl24 said...

I love your to-do list! Mine is:
Decorate pumpkins with my guy
Start curling my hair more often, use a flat iron less
Buy a pair of leatheresque leggings :)

Ashley said...

Can we talk about how happy it made me that you included the Fitzgerald quote? Perfection Josie!

Ali W. said...

YUMMM homemade caramels!!! Love your to-do list!

Brookelyn said...

Apple picking, a corn maize, and wearing warm clothes are all on my to-do list!

Audrey Allure said...

I definitely want to get new fall booties too :)

Lexi said...

I wish there were apple orchards in Florida ... or changing seasons, for that matter! Though I do still love Fall and all of the pretty pictures!
♡ Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

meg said...

So love your list!

What a great preppy shirt too!

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