My Favorite Cozy Fall Essentials

Tomorrow is October 1, and it’s 80 degrees in Richmond today. Eighty. I am so looking forward to the cooler temperatures, adding layers, cozy bedding, and bringing out my favorite fall staples. Autumn, just get here already!

Even though it’s hot and humid outside, that doesn’t mean I can’t daydream about chunky sweaters, riding boots, blankets, and PSL!

Here are a few of my favorite things…this fall!

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clockwise from center:

wool cape // j.crew

cashmere throw // parachute

eyeshadow palette // stila

sunglasses // karen walker

white ayurvedic chai tea // teavana

nail polish // butter london

bootie // tory burch

earrings // alexis bittar

cleopatra’s body scrub // the organic pharmacy

handbag // kate spade new york

candle // aquiesse

What are your favorite fall essentials?

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Top 10 Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

It’s here! It’s here! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is July 17-August 2, and there are thousands of amazing, designer items on sale.

Here are the top ten items on my NAS Wish List. As always, lots of these items will sell out fast, so get clicking!

1. kate spade new york glitter stud earrings

Sale: $24.90 // Click here to shop!

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Shopping List: My Top 10 Spring Trends

The dogwoods are blooming, ya’ll! Spring is here in Virginia, and I couldn’t be happier. We’ve been enjoying no jackets, longer days, and leisurely walks after dinner (with our Goldendoodle, Millie, in tow, of course!)

With warmer temperatures also comes a craving for some new, cute additions to your wardrobe or vanity. Here are my top 10 spring trends I’m currently pining after!

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Style Moments | Alexis Bittar (or something like it)

This Saturday was dark and rainy, fostering an environment of gloomy nostalgia. Naturally, this inspired me to go to one of my favorite stores in Richmond, Halcyon Vintage.

I’ve been going to Halcyon since I was a little girl, as a nod to my then-obsession with the Beatles (I wanted to dress like the girls in “Hard Day’s Night,” and “Help!”) I’ve bought a range of items over the years, from 1950s cocktail dresses to delicately embellished cardigans to over-sized, leather suitcases to 1970s Diane von Furstenberg jersey dresses (see left- SCORE!). But my favorite items to peruse? The jewelry. Halcyon’s selection of vintage baubles, jewels, necklaces and Bakelite is to die for.

My latest acquisition is a pair of over-sized stud earrings that, if they’re not Alexis Bittar, they’re about as close as you can get. While Bittar earrings retail for almost $200, I got mine for $20.

Can you tell which is which? (besides the obvious discrepancy between the photographers’ cameras. You’re a dead giveaway, BlackBerry camera!)

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