It finally feels like fall is in full swing, doesn’t it? The leaves in Chicago are turning bright yellow and it’s so stunning… It makes driving around running errands so much more enjoyable! It’s also finally gotten to the point where leaving the house with layers is essential… It’s chilly in the morning and evening, but can be pretty warm on a sunny afternoon. Fall at it’s finest, really. Let’s hope it sticks around for a little while longer!
I picked up this pleated skirt in Paris and I can’t stop wearing it. Even though the metallic olive/khaki color doesn’t seem like it would pair with much, it’s surprisingly such a great neutral. For a day of meetings last Monday, I paired the skirt with a white cableknit sweater, an oversized leather belt, and a classic navy blue handbag. I almost put on a pair of plain pumps, but remembered these rose gold glitter beauties had just come in the mail…. I love how they add just a little more pizazz to the outfit! And again, the rose gold is so surprisingly versatile… Goes with just about everything!
This past weekend was my very first time in Napa and I’m already dying to plan another trip back! The few days leading up to the trip made it that much more special… It was a whirlwind (a very stressful one) to say the least! The cliff notes version: I got home from a month in Europe on Tuesday night, only had Wednesday to catch up on everything (I was supposed to shoot 6 projects and it was pouring rain all day), and then was supposed to fly out to San Francisco on Thursday morning. My flight was delayed over NINE HOURS and I spent all day Thursday at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, missing all of my meetings and plans in SF. Finally got to San Francisco around 9:30pm (17 hours after leaving my apartment in Chicago) and I was in a mood to say the least! We were heading up to Napa on Friday morning and naturally, the forecast was saying 100% chance of rain all day, every day while we were there. I couldn’t help but think, “I should have just stayed home!”
I’m finally back in Chicago for a few weeks before I’m traveling again and it’s time to play catchup in a big way. Lots of content to write, way too many emails to sift through, plenty of shoots to plan, and a good amount of meetings to take, too. It’s going to be go, go, go for a bit! When I’m getting dressed for a day of meetings, I still rely on the versatile pieces that got me through when I worked in a more traditional “9 to 5” role. Classic blazers, silky blouses, dark-rinse jeans, a goes-with-everything tote, and pointed toe pumps!
It’s my first time in San Francisco this weekend… Crazy, right? I’ll be in Napa most of the weekend (can’t wait!), but unfortunately a 9-hour flight delay made me miss the one day I had to explore the city. Saving Merritt’s San Francisco City Guide for next time!
Today is the last day to score big in Shopbop’s sale!
Speaking of sales… Express is doing a site-wide 40% off promotion! A few things I’ve been loving lately… These blush pink sunglasses, this pleated skirt, these Dior lookalikes, this midi skirt, this scarf (and this one!), this lace color-blocked dress, this fit & flare dress, this easy trapeze dress, this sheer bodysuit, this strapless top (with a white shirt underneath!), and this pretty blouse.