Tan Faux Suede Jacket and Dark Green Blouse

Shop the Look Below.  H&M Blouse  |  Levi’s Jeans  | Jacket old - similar  HERE  |  Shopbop Flats  |  Rebecca Minkoff Bag  |  Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Shop the Look Below. H&M Blouse | Levi’s Jeans | Jacket old - similar HERE | Shopbop Flats | Rebecca Minkoff Bag | Ray-Ban Sunglasses

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It’s finally feeling like fall (actually winter) here in the Bay Area and I’ve been pulling out all my favorite outerwear. I adore this color for the season and a faux suede moto style is such a chic and easy basic both for dressing up and down. I bought this specific one a couple years ago from Shopbop and, unfortunately, this exact one is sold out but I found some nearly identical styles at a great price point like this one from H&M. 

I wore it with this pretty dark green blouse and my Levi’s wedgie jeans, which are a chic base for any look. I slipped into python flats but you could add booties for colder weather, as well. If you’re looking for a good outerwear option to take you through the season, I highly recommend something faux suede and in this color—it goes with everything! I linked several faux suede styles at multiple price points below. 

I hope you’re all staying warm this season and thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler

Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

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Fall Staples Under $50

fall finds under $50

Happy October, friends! We’ve finally had some cooler weather here and I’m officially feeling inspired by all things fall! 🍁🍂How about you? I snagged several new fall staples recently and, while I was shopping, realized many of the things I found were under $50! I don’t know about you but I love having tons of reliable pieces for the season and like to save on some things, so I can splurge on others.

The top things I like to save on? Soft, comfy, live-in sweaters and fall accessories. One of my favorite places to snag affordable yet quality pieces (aka shop on a budget) is Nordstrom Rack—hands down. Why? Because they offer so many of the brands I love (and already buy at Nordstrom) at up to 70% off. High-end pieces, low-end prices. 🙌🏼No, this is not a sponsored post, I just genuinely love shopping there. Another favorite is Zappos because you can often find your favorite brands and trends (like Free People) often at a discount and I also love H&M and ASOS for fine knit sweaters and classic staples.

Below I’m rounding up some of the pieces I’ve already snagged plus a several more styles to keep you stylish on a budget this season! Happy fall shopping!

Fall Sweaters Under $50

Fall Accessories Under $50

One of my next goals is to refresh my fall/winter wardrobe with a cozy/effortless jacket or two. Let me know if you’d like to see a post on budget friendly options for this, as well. As always, thank you so much for reading!

x, Tyler

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Madewell Fall 2018 Collection - San Francisco Event

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One of the things that makes fall shopping in 90-degree summer heat a little bit easier...is when you can still wear those fall styles in the summer. And the new Madewell Fall 2018 Collection nailed it. 💯

I got to check out the new collection in-store at Madewell San Francisco Centre this weekend and not only was the collection amazing but so was the store, associates, everything. If you're a Madewell girl and you ever find yourself in SF, it's a must-go. We snacked on sweets and sipped box water and I shared my favorite fall finds + style tips with some amazing locals with already killer Madewell style. It's always so fun to see how others style the same pieces you know and love. 

The new collection has the effortless vibe you expect from Madewell with little Southwestern-like twists. I think this makes a fall line extra wearable in terms of transitioning from summer to fall. Those vibes definitely work well with shorts and sandals to finish out a hot, hot season.

One of my favorite pieces from the collection? This Highbury Sweater Tank. This is a closet must-have that can do it all. Wear it now with your favorite shorts and skirts or layer into fall with utility jackets and long sleeve styles. I cannot wait to wear this with jeans and a black moto jacket for an edgy vibe. UPDATE! This sold out real quick but I found a great DUPE!

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Here it is layered over this Madewell Surplus jacket (which is also such a must-have, wearing xxs). I am typically an XS in Madewell but went with the small in this sweater to have a bit of a relaxed fit. I was able to tuck into high-waisted denim but it looks just as perfect left untucked and still has some structure. Also comes in mustard yellow for a fall-ready spin. 

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Another instant favorite was this button-down cami in 'full bloom'. This print popped up in several styles (from tanks to tees to skirts) and I adore the almost moody-like fall floral. This is the perfect way to take floral with you into fall thanks to the deeper color and vibe. Another wear now, wear later piece. I sized up to a 4 in this. Try it with cutoff shorts now, layered under a blazer for work or cozied up with cardigans as the weather cools.

floral cami

I will always love a great relaxed sweater and give me one with a feminine yet still effortless feel—I'm all about it. This swingy ribbed pullover kind of has the perfect relaxed fit. It's definitely swingy which gives a flirty feel but it's certainly not over the top. This is another one I can see cozying up in this season, throwing on to run errands or wearing now with shorts. Basically, I can see myself living in this. I'm wearing a small. 

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I get a lot of questions about denim and let me tell you—next to my Levi's, Madewell tops the list for fit, quality and feel. I already own these 9" high-rise skinny jeans in another wash but couldn't resist snagging this updated 'Frankie' wash. These have always been pretty true to size for me but I will say: I was a true size 25 for years but have been sizing up to a 26 in most denim lately. The 25 in these still fit perfectly. I know Madewell also tends to suggest sizing down since their denim does stretch. So, if you're in between sizes, size down. To me, these stay fitted through the leg all day long and have a really great cool, comfy, easy fit. 

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This is that same sleeveless sweater in the 'Naples Yellow' which I also adore. This would be a great color to update your fall wardrobe if (like me) neutrals are typically your thing. It has a rich vibe that looks gorgeous with light and dark denim and would be so sweet tucked into a suede skirt paired with over-the-knee boots. Your holiday outfit, done. ✔️Of course, I love it worn casually.

mustard sweater olive jacket

I had a bunch of questions about these Remi Mules and with good reason. They're classic, cool, effortless and another footwear must-have. I always love this rich English Saddle tone for every season but especially for fall. These are padded and super cushiony and comfortable but do run small. I'm typically an 8 or 8.5 and snagged the 8.5 but could have almost done a 9. I'm thinking they'll mold to my feet pretty easily but do be aware!

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I ended up wearing this easy combination for the event and everyone shopping thought I worked there, so I think that's a win. Though it could have also been the fact I was standing next to my little rack and all the snacks.

I love how you could add a bandana to this look for a little bit of extra interest and wear this exact combo with booties for the fall and (California) winter season. 

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All in all, the Madewell Fall Collection is 💯and I hope you guys check it out! I'm adding more of the styles I loved below and would love to hear your thoughts! Any favorites catch your eye?

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As always, thank you for reading!

xx Tyler

Madewell Fall 2018 Collection Favorites

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Fleece Moto and Lace-Up Boots

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There's nothing like a fleece jacket to cozy up in this winter and I've been loving all the styles Nordstrom has to offer. From comfy-casual to sleek and more-structured, there's a style to suit you. This one by EVIDNT I snagged from Nordstrom might be the most unique one I've seen yet— I love the moto silhouette!

If you’re anything like me, boot season can be a struggle. I’m not sure why but I have the hardest time finding boots that are comfortable for daily wear yet still make your outfit look on point. I love a flat or low-heeled style for casual days (and I’m 5’6” so I’m not into too much added height) but sometimes find I feel frumpy in flatter styles. Someone please tell me I’m not the only one. I don’t necessarily want to be in “heels” but they really do finish off a look much more nicely. I guess because of the whole longer legs, sleeker silhouette thing.

Because of this, I’m constantly on the hunt for styles that have a bit of height for added style while still maintaining comfort. I also look for boots that come up a little bit higher on the calf so my favorite jeans can easily slip right in without having to mess with tucking, cuffing, etc. because honestly, who has time for that? 

I thought a lace-up, combat boot style would be the perfect thing to fill a void in my collection. I love the casual-cool but still slightly dressed-up vibe they can add depending on heel height. I honestly think they look great with both a flat heel or a few inches for added height.  

I snagged this pair of Rowly Boots by Dolce Vita from Nordstrom but I’m loving the plethora of lace-up styles I found at Nordstrom this season. From casual with leggings and jeans to dressy with your favorite dresses —even snow styles!— there’s a style to suit you. 

Thanks for reading! 

xx, Tyler

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More Lace-Up Styles to Love

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Round 2

How is everyone faring in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?? So far I've only snagged a new pair of booties (top left in the main image above) but I'm rounding up my next must-haves. I knew I had to snag a pair of boots, because they're my biggest staple and I know I'll get tons of wear out of them this fall and winter. And I'm honestly so obsessed with them I can't stop trying them on. Now I'm currently coveting denim and a gorgeous selection of tops. I'm loving that I can pair any of these tops with shorts and sandals now and they will definitely take me into fall. Classic and neutral staples in my book. That white top is actually chambray and I think it's kind of a must have and I'm REALLY eyeing the vest, so I'm thinking it might be coming home with me, as well.

Sale is officially open to the public starting Friday, July 17th!! 

Happy shopping!

xx

Tyler

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