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Fall With Mark & Graham

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Well dolls, Fall is officially here! And not only does that mean the re-emergence of pumpkin spice, it means Fall fashion! I’m talking about boots, chunky sweaters, and my favorite…the accessories! This year I’m proud to have partnered with Mark & Graham to showcase some of my favorite looks from their Fall collection, and how I style them for the season. 

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We all know I’m handbag obsessed, so I’ll start there. To me, Fall is all about luxe fabrics, prints and colors. One of the pieces that really stood out to me was this calf-hair tote in a fun and stylish leopard print.  Hand-crafted in Florence, you can tell the amazing quality and have a touch of luxury without breaking the bank. While the print pairs beautifully with autumnal colors, I can’t wait to wear this one year-round as my every-day bag. The tote is amazing for my day-time looks, but I also love the statement clutch for the evening. Everything I love about the tote – the quality of leather details and hide, my embossed monogram, but in a smaller and elegant package! I recently wore this look to my Anniversary dinner and got so many compliments! 

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They say good things come in small packages and I have to agree! Sometimes you don’t want a full tote, but a transitional bag that can take you from day to evening.  Enter the collection of gorgeous crossbodies that keep you hands-free and stylish. I love this navy suede equestrian bag that is a take on the classic saddle bag but with gorgeous braiding details. While it comes with a matching crossbody strap (the navy suede is gorgeous), I opted for a mix-n-match strap for a little extra flair! And you can’t have a roundup of purses without mentioning a classic black bag.  In my case, I got two! The first is an Essential Italian crossbody that you can use with or without a strap (pictured below without), the second is a camera-bag style with a classic silhouette and in the most buttery soft leather. Don’t even get me started on the fun shadow-print monogram! You’ll see me rocking this beauty all the time!

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And yes, the bags are truly showstoppers – but Mark and Graham’s accessories don’t stop there.  With the cooler temperatures already upon us, I was so excited to see the expanded collection of scarves in new color-ways and patterns. I opted for the windowpane scarf in ivory/charcoal with a subtle, tonal ivory monogram. I think the neutral color palette will pair well with any Fall/Winter look and will be a must-have as I gear up for holiday travel. As I mention travel, I can’t forget to show you dolls the essentials I got to keep me organized on the go. First up are the jewelry cases to keep my baubles safe and in order. I already received the smaller version as the most incredible gift, but  I was so excited to upgrade to the medium size that holds more and is perfect for organizing even when at home. Lastly, one of the products I’m most excited about – these stylish packing cubes! No longer will I be rifling through my suitcase for a particular outfit or pair of shoes. This 6-piece set includes four packing cubes (multiple sizes), one shoe bag, and one laundry bag to keep dirty clothes separate. I also love how it makes unpacking easier, since you can simply unzip and transfer to a drawer at your destination, and you’re all set. Of course, travel looks a little different this year, but I can’t wait to use these for my upcoming babymoon and holiday plans. 

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And as you probably noticed, all of the above items are beautifully monogrammed as you’ve come to expect with the professionals at Mark & Graham.  No matter if you’re treating yourself to a new piece for the Fall, or stocking up on gifts for the upcoming season, you can ensure every piece is hand-crafted to personalized perfection! Now that you’ve seen some of my favorite pieces, I can’t wait to hear which items you’re loving! Here’s to kicking off Fall in the most stylish way possible! xo

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Thank you to Mark & Graham for sponsoring this post! 

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It’s A Girl!

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Jason and I are so thrilled to announce that we’re expecting a little baby girl! Words can’t describe how excited (and a little terrified) I am to have a little version of me running around. At least I know she will one-day appreciate my extensive purse collection! In all seriousness, I had a feeling it was going to be a girl based on the intense morning sickness and my fair share of aches and pains early-on. Don’t they say that girls tend to be more difficult pregnancies? I know it’s all worth it, and Jason and I are counting down the weeks until we meet our little girl.  In the meantime, I’m trying to savor the moment, especially with all of the wonderful help from MY mom.  She’s such an amazing girl mom, and I can’t wait to see her spend time and pass on her strength and wisdom to our little one.  

I keep thinking of all the times when I was difficult in my teens and my mom said “Just wait, one day you’re going to have a daughter just like you.” I guess we’ll see if she’s right! Another hunch it was going to be a girl was the fact that Jason has just always seemed like a total girl-dad to me. What a mush! Before December, I’m trying to coordinate a white-nursery (too much pink isn’t my vibe) and create a new guest space in the house. Of course, the fun part has been creating our registry and picking out outfits. A special moment for me was visiting the baby store in Jacksonville, FL where my parents bought my baby clothes. Of course, my mom kept many of my baby things, but it was so nice to pick out a couple of outfits at the same boutique, just for Baby O!We haven’t decided on a name yet (we have a front-runner we’re still testing out), but I’ll keep all of you updated as things progress! In the meantime, have a glass of champagne for me and the baby!

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Where I Shop

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Every person gets into their own shopping routine. There are definite stores they frequent, whether in-person or online for different shopping habits. We can all become creatures of habit, going back to the places that suit our styles. Recently, I’ve been getting questions about my go-to apparel stores, so I thought I would share in case it inspires you to try somewhere new! And feel free to let me know if there is somewhere new I should check out too!

Zara

Cos

Saks

Saks Off Fifth

TJ Maxx

Intermix

Neiman Marcus

H&M 

Mango 

The Real Real

Nordstrom

J.Crew

Anthropologie

Shopbop (for browsing)