3 Fall Essentials in 2017

As much as I want to hold on to summer, fall is all around – almost like Christmas. I’m begging the sun gods to hold on a little longer so I can enjoy smooth days at the beach until October. But it’s been pretty chilly the past few days. Which has made my closet choices a bit more fall-y. The two trips I took to Lisbon (seen here and here), were a whirlwind. But I took a few hours each time to browse through the fall collections in person. Ultimately, it resulted in me buying a few key pieces and fall essentials I was coveting – and apparently will be wearing right now.

#1 The Leather Jacket

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This feels like a duh moment. But it’s not. I’ve had a leather jacket for years (seen here, here and here), but wasn’t too keen on the shape and sort of faux leather. Two years ago, I tossed it on the side. And this summer, felt like it was the perfect time to replace it. As an important item on the fall essentials list, I hunted down the perfect leather jacket. Many stores were perused until Zara (another duh!) had the one. I’ll be wearing it tirelessly for the next few months.

Similar leather jacket options:


#2 The High Waisted Pants

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High waisted pants were one of the biggest finds, back in 2009, for me. I’ve had a pair of khaki, dark blue or high waisted jeans ever since. Recently, I got an even higher pair from Mango. When I saw them hanging, thought the fit would be all wrong. But turns out, they are perfect. Especially with cropped tops and a jacket hanging on your back.

Currently coveting:


#3 The Stacked Golden Jewelry

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I’ve been wearing lots and lots of jewelry. Case in point. Stacked necklaces. Golden hoops. Oversized earrings. Silver hoops. You name it. The only thing I still haven’t mastered is the hand. My husband gave me an engagement ring last Christmas, which I wear with a diamond band that belonged to my grandmother. I don’t often wear either. Hands are not my forté. Anything else, I’m game.

My favorite pieces: