Putting It Into Neutral


Cariuma OCA Low Nude Premium Leather Sneaker Womens
Cariuma OCA Low Nude Premium Leather Sneaker Women


Well, the weather is slowing starting to change for the season, and I’m breaking out a couple of my new favorite pieces for Fall.  A sweater dress is such an easy, transitional piece as you can wear it with sneakers or flats in warmer weather, and move to over-the-knee boots or booties as colder weather approaches.  This year, I picked up a neutral dress from Banana Republic on sale that I couldn’t wait to wear. The cute sleeve detail and color make it the perfect piece to wear with cream, black, and other neutrals.


As we’re not totally in boot weather, I opted for my new favorite pair of sneakers courtesy of Cariuma.  If you haven’t heard of Cariuma before, they are an ethical sneaker company born our of Brazil.  The leather has a premium and buttery feel, and the wide range of colors will have you wanting more than one pair. For my first pair, I chose a nude leather in their classic OCA silhouette that is sure to go with every outfit! I can’t wait to wear these on-set when I go to LA. for work next month.  In addition to this outfit, I see myself wearing these with all black, jeans and comfy sweaters.


Lastly, I finished this look with my new beige Chanel bag to keep my outfit all neutral. While I love all of these items paired together, you’ll see me wearing each with a variety of pieces all Fall long!


Dress: Banana Republic.  Sneakers: Cariuma.  Coat: Sold Out (Similar Options: 1, 2, 3)


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New Bag – Classic Chanel


Well, I told myself I wasn’t going to another bag this year, but I had to break my own rule when I saw this beauty in Ireland.


My Chanel count has risen to 3, but I’m excited because each bag is a unique style and color. My previous Chanel bags were the “Boy” and a “Kelly,” but I always had my eye on the classic silhouette. The “mini” size always appealed to me as cute and functional – just large enough to hold keys, a lipstick, a card case, and phone. That’s all you need right?! In terms of color, I already had a black and white bag, so beige seemed like the next obvious choice. I love that this shade is neutral, but still unique and luxe. Being a classic, I wanted to make sure it was something I wouldn’t tire of, and I would have for years to come!


Bag: Chanel.


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