As summer starts winding down and the kids get ready to go back to school, I start itching to break out my fall clothes. Alas, it is 95 degrees here in Philly today, and fall seems pretty far off at the moment, but I’m teaming up with Nordstrom to share a fun transition look for when those cooler days arrive.
I actually think the fall transition season is my favorite time of year. I like it when the temperates are still mild enough that you don’t need a coat but not so warm that you break a sweat walking to the car. Plus the kids will be back to school, and I’ll get my house back during the day. (Wait. Does that sound bad? Just keeping it real.)
This Splendid Knit Poncho is one of my favorite purchases from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It’s the perfect transition piece because it’s lightweight and breathable for those warmer fall days, and when it gets colder, you can layer a long sleeve tee or a turtleneck underneath it.
Funny thing, I overlooked this poncho when I first saw it on the rack at the store, but then I saw another fashion blogger style it and mention the fabulous drape, and that reminded me about the one I got during LAST year’s #NSale that I loved so much.
I’m so glad she caused me to reconsider because this poncho is my new favorite. She was right on about the drape and the softness. By the way, that’s the key to a poncho being flattering and not overwhelming you — especially if you are petite.
I think I actually like this one better than last year’s because this one can be worn alone, and that one couldn’t, so I didn’t get as much wear out of it as I was hoping. For size reference, I’m wearing the M/L. I didn’t want to run the risk of it being too short, and I like my ponchos to fit generously.
This poncho has so many styling possibilities. I can see it with skinny jeans and ballet flats or ankle boots, and it would be equally cute with bootcut jeans and platform sandals. I can’t wait to try it with my new Aubergine skinnies, but for this post, I decided to style this poncho with black leggings and tall grey suede boots.
Let’s just discuss these boots for a minute. These are UGGs and they are actually water resistant! I’m a huge fan of suede, but let’s face it, you can’t usually wear it when it’s yucky outside. But these are water resistant, making them that much more versatile.
Plus, they are so cozy and warm inside. They have a memory foam-cushioned AND shearling-lined footbed so they’re super soft and they will keep your feet toasty warm all winter long.
They also come in black, chestnut, and a pretty latte color. I chose grey because I tend to wear cooler color tones, especially in the winter months, but I’ve seen other bloggers style the chestnut, and they’re gorgeous too, and of course you can’t go wrong with black. I think blondes always look great in lighter colored shoes, so that latte color would be so nice on someone with lighter coloring.
These boots have a 2 3/4″ heel, which is perfect in my opinion. They give you a nice boost in height but they’re still comfortable to walk in.
I carried this Rebecca Minkoff Dog Clip Leather & Suede Saddle Bag in Port because I liked the contrast of the deep red against the grey and black. This bag is such a cute addition to a fall wardrobe. It’s also available in a more subtle Whiskey color.
For jewelry, I kept it simple with some of my classic silver pieces. The necklace isn’t available online, but these Y Necklaces are trending right now, and this one by Kendra Scott would be perfect on this outfit.
I’m wearing these Ponte Knit Moto Leggings, which I also picked up at the #NSale. These are so thick, they’re almost pants, especially if you don’t size down. The website indicates that they have a generous fit, but I didn’t notice that when I tried them on in the store. Now that I’ve worn them, I can say they do run a bit large, and you may want to size down if you like a snug fit.
This outfit will be perfect when the weather starts to turn. I’d totally wear this to an event at my kids’ school this fall or to meet my hubby for lunch. We often have lunch dates when the kids are in school because the evenings and weekends get so busy and we don’t like leaving them alone for too long.
How about you? Are you ready for fall temperatures, or are you wanting to hold onto summer a little bit longer? I wasn’t really ready for the change of seasons until the temperatures soared up into the 90s this week and the humidity practically chokes me when I walk out the front door. Now I’m hankering for fall!
Splendid Knit Poncho // Vince Camuto Ponte Knit Moto Leggings // UGG Ava Suede Boots // Rebecca Minkoff Dog Clip Leather & Suede Saddle Bag in Port // similar necklace here and here // similar sunnies
Did you notice that I forgot my earrings? Oooops! I don’t think I’ve ever done that! I would probably wear my diamond studs or silver hoops with this outfit.
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