Favorite Closet Additions of 2018

I am trying to spend money as little as possible right now because I am in graduate school and on a very tight budget, however I have made a few purchases this year that I am very excited about and have been wearing on repeat. Here are my favorite items of clothing that I purchased in 2018. I am not including any accessories but am including one pair of shoes that I absolutely love.

Patagonia hoodie: This is hands down my favorite item from 2018. I wear it everywhere! It is so comfortable and the quality is amazing. I also love supporting Patagonia because they have an amazing mission and story!

Leather hooded jacket: This is probably my second favorite purchase from the whole year. It is so comfortable and easy to pair with just about anything (I wore it in my Living in Utah post for an outfit idea). I have never owned a leather jacket and was not sure how I felt about them but this one is absolutely perfect. The gold hardware and hood really drew me in!

Houndstooth skirt: This has been a very popular item with a lot of bloggers and I could not resist those perfect fall colors. I love how people had been styling it and was so pleasantly surprised by how comfortable and flattering it is!

Leopard booties: This were more of a fall thing since it is pretty snowy in Utah right not so I have been sticking to snow boots. But these from Sezane were they perfect way to bring that leopard trend to a classic I wear all the time (heeled booties).

Wunder leggings: I actually ended up getting two pairs one black and one grey and they are so amazing for everyday wear. My black ones are also great for yoga and lighter work outs.

Zella joggers: I got some grey Zella joggers at the Nordstrom sale this year and they have become my go to for loungewear/sweatpants. I will also go ahead and give a shout out to Zella leggings because they are just as good as some Lululemon pairs and way cheaper.

Cashmere white pearl sweater: White sweaters are great because they can be worn pretty much year round. This one is so soft and was definitely a splurge but worth it. I am also a big fan of this Free People sweater, I wore it basically all August and September!

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Erin

A Perfect Fall Color

Fall is coming way quicker this year with all this cool weather. As I am starting to pull out all my fall clothing I have been thinking about those perfect fall colors. I will be doing a post on fall trends next week but the colors that come with fall are my favorite! Burnt oranges, browns, olive, mustard yellow and maroon (also blush is still in this year!). This maroon jacket is actually one I got last fall but never really got around to wearing it. I found it again and I am super excited to wear it because it is such a perfect color and it is very comfortable. Also this slip dress from H&M is the most comfortable and soft piece of clothing I have ever put on. I got it for the material and realized after that slip dress have been a big trend this year.

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Blazer similar (also this ASOS biker jacket is the same color and so so cute), Dress H&M, Booties similar, Bag Nordstrom, Necklace gift, Pearls vintage

Erin

Around the Web

Although it was hard to pare it down I rounded up those article/things etc… that have been open on my browser all week. I also signed up for The Skimm which has been an amazing way to get my daily dose of news! Enjoy!

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The Skimm: So I am probably pretty late to the game on this one but I recently discovered The Skimm and it has been such an incredible way for me to always stay updated on current news. I always found it pretty daunting and hard to find the important parts of whats going on in the world. It is definitely subjective but the daily email has really helped me keep up. It just makes the whole news thing super easy!

Lace dress from Nordstrom: I desperately wish I had a fall wedding to go to this year. I fell in love with this dress but just don’t have a good excuse to buy it right now! It is so pretty though and would be perfect for a fall wedding or any event in the coming months.

Bullet Journaling: I always wish I could journal more. It is almost always I time thing, I don’t feel like I have the time during the day to do a full on journal entry for myself. When I do get to it though it helps me sort through things so much. I am hoping that bullet journaling will be an easier way to go about this. I am psyched to try it out! Throughout the day I do the whole jotting down quick notes to myself about a variety of things but I am hoping the intentionality of bullet journaling helps to organize my thoughts a little.

DACA: Yes this is one of those things that is all over the news right now. This article lays out what is currently happening with DACA and gives the lowdown on some DACA replacements that could give those effected by the removal of DACA some protection. For those of you who don’t know DACA is the executive order placed by Obama which allows illegal immigrants brought over as children to work and study in the US and it protects them from deportation.

Guide to September’s Fashion Magazines: This is an article on Man Repeller that lays out all of the September fashion magazine issues. It was super helpful for me because it highlights what that issue covers and makes choosing much easier (I never have time to read everything I want!).

Erin

A Perfect Scarf & Transitioning Into Fall

The weather has been such a fall tease. I love it though because have been able to wear my sweaters and scarves a bunch. I always struggle a little with the transition from summer to fall because temperatures tend to vary a ton during the day. This makes dressing in the morning much more difficult. I started a Pinterest board dedicated to summer to fall style transition and it has really got those creative juices flowing.

I chose this outfit because it was pretty chilly in the morning and in the building I work (hence the scarf). This scarf is so incredibly soft and I have it in two different color patterns, both are perfect for fall. I knew it would be hot later though so I chose a t-shirt. These shoes are great for this transition because they leave some room for air and do not require socks which tends to make me much warmer.

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Scarf Nordstrom, Tote Kate Spade, Shoes Sole Society, T-shirt similar, Jeans Just Black

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All the Pretty Houses

First of all this has is one of the best finds! Seriously it is so worth checking out those vintage/thrift shops in small towns, there are some real hidden gems. This hat is vintage Nordstrom and I absolutely love it. It will be a perfect derby hat and it is great for just hanging out in the sun. My goal has definitely been to visit all the thrift shops and find those great items.

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