Well, today is the day.
If you need me, you can find me curled up somewhere in a corner and bawling my head off.
My one and only baby goes to kindergarten today. Where in the world has the time gone?
I tell you this, I will be counting the minutes until 3:00, and then I have plans for us to come right home and just snuggle for at least 30 minutes.
I hope he complies.
Well, I’ve already started pinning some fall images on Pinterest (follow me HERE) because I am more than ready to break out my jeans, my leggings, and my Frye boots!
Here’s what my Style Inspiration board looks like right now.
Also, you can see my Pinterest Told Me To board now on my right sidebar!
Considering the heat index was 106 this weekend, I’m going to have to hold off for a bit before I start recreating all the pins…but I’m definitely going to be pinning away and getting ready.
While searching Pinterest for fall inspiration, I kept seeing the famous Madewell transport tote pop up over and over again in pictures.
Madewell tote is beautiful, and if you’ve been reading here for awhile
you know I LOVE pairing cognac with pretty much anything.
So this cognac tote is pretty much perfection in my book.
tote for fall…..
If you can afford the Madewell tote (it’s $168) and you love the look, I think it
would be totally worth the splurge. But if you don’t want to spend that
much on a bag, I have an alternative for you that I found online at
When I first started writing this post last week, I hadn’t seen it in person,
but I knew it had great reviews.
Madewell tote HERE.
*You can get the cognac one by either ordering the black or the olive. And I actually think the oxblood would work too for the cognac look too, even though the second color is described as “tan”.
They both have cognac as an option.
The Madewell tote is obviously higher quality, but for $48, this Nordstrom look-a-like is a really great substitute.
Here’s another picture of the look alike tote that gives you a good idea of it’s size.
Click HERE for the tote.
For $48, I thought it did a great job giving the look of the Madewell tote!
(shirt and necklace sold out, sorry!) 🙁
Click HERE for this $80 foldover bag.
The 5 Star review says it looks like a $300 bag in person!
Now look at me showing the tote above. When holding the Madewell tote, my outfit is now screaming for cognac footwear!
Here are some well-priced cognac footwear options…
ugg tall riding boots HERE
bp cognac flats HERE
OH MY GOODNESS! The flats went 33% off this morning and are only $33.47!
I’ve tried these on before, and they are super cute (love the detail!) and very comfortable!
bp cognac booties HERE ($99 and 293 5 STAR REVIEWS!)
cognac tall riding boots HERE
Now before you leave, I want to look more closely at one of the outfits in the first Pinterest collage.
THIS OUTFIT IS SOOOOO FALL!
The basic pieces are so simple and it is so dang cute!
|Click HERE for the original source!|
Want to get the look for yourself? I have some affordable choices for you in the collage below.
All items from Nordstrom and Piperlime.
necklace HERE (only $18)
striped tee (actually NAVY and white) HERE
perfect plus sized black and white striped tee HERE
cuffed jeans HERE
cognac tote HERE / bp cognac booties HERE
Simple. Easy. And it screams fall.
That’s it for today girls!
See you back here on Wednesday for another installment of Closet Confessions!
This p.s. was added Monday night at 7:00 p.m. after I received an e-mail about a LOFT FLASH SALE where you get $50 off if you spend $100! It lasts until Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m.
(And it sounds like if you use your LOFT card you will actually get $60 off!)
military jacket with buttons HERE
camo field jacket HERE
twill moto jacket HERE
military green jacket HERE
And some things that I’ve tried on in the last couple of weeks and loved…
Okay…my graphic is a little misleading. From reading the details on the sale, it should really say $50 OFF your $100 purchase. I’m not sure if you buy $200 worth of merchandise if you get $100 off or not. Please leave a comment if you order and find out!
sweatshirt dress with lace detailing HERE
For size reference, I was wearing an x-small, but I’m thinking a small might have been better.
lace tipped sweatshirt tee HERE
For size reference, I was wearing a small.
floral shirt dress HERE
For size reference, I was wearing a small.
I LOVED ALL ITEMS!!!!!