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Ruffles + Wool

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Warm coats are a necessity for the cold winters we experience in the Midwest, so this fall I bought a couple fun wool coats that are more on the dressy side to wear for work. I said "goodbye" to the days of my long black parka that I lived in throughout college (that parka was my lifeline), and said hello to some more unique options to mix things up. This coat from T Tahari is a nice refresh for my wardrobe with it's various accents; who doesn't love ruffles and gold zippers? I opted for a turtleneck sweater (stock up on these this season - they are making a huge debut in the fashion world!) under my jacket, since a winter scarf would be too bulky and over the top with the ruffle detailing. I challenge all of you to try to escape the long black parka habit, and try something new - standing out from the crowd is never a bad thing!

Wool Coat: T Tahari

Sweater: Gap

Leggings: See You Monday Los Angeles

Boots: impo (found at DSW)

Bag: Michael Kors

Bold Patterns

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Bold patterns are definitely a growing trend of the moment. Not only is this sleeveless turtleneck sweater from Ann Taylor Loft perfect for transition weather, but it also captures this trend in a slightly more subtle way, increasing the sweater's versatility in where it can be worn, ranging from work to family gatherings. I chose to pair it with black liquid leggings and booties to dress it up a bit, but for a more casual look, options include layering a fitted denim shirt underneath or wearing with destructed skinny jeans. Since this sweater is meant to be worn oversized though, go with fitted layering pieces to complete the outfit for a well-balanced look.

Sweater: Ann Taylor Loft

Leggings: See You Monday Los Angeles

Booties: Vince Camuto

Watch: Michael Kors

Capes + Plaid

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This fall, I've been all about capes and plaid. I just can't get enough of them. This particular cape is great for transition weather, since it has the soft and cozy feel of a blanket without being too thick and warm. It easily drapes over your shoulders and provides an effortlessly cool look, especially with the eye-catching mix of colors that was utilized. Pair it with riding boots for Saturday morning errands, or with black jeggings and suede fringe booties for a more casual look. The possibilities are endless! 

Cape: H&M

Leggings: See You Monday Los Angeles

Shoes: Vince Camuto

Necklace: Bangles & Bags

Watch: Citizen

Indian Summer

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This fall, I've been showing some major love for my cozy oversize sweaters. But when we experienced an Indian summer last week with temperatures hitting the low 70's, I was elated for the chance to get one more use out of a few of my fall dresses. I love the midi hemline of this dress, which is perfect for the workplace while still showing a little skin (although a little pale - how have I lost all of my tan already?!). Add to that the fact that this dress incorporates the oh so popular color of the year, marsala, and we have a great combo. It was a little chilly in the morning, so I threw on this fitted leather jacket from Express. It worked to wear it open and show the neckline of the dress, or wear it partially zipped to accentuate my waist. If you live in a warmer part of the country, throw an unbuttoned sheer blouse over the top and tie it up at the waist for a fun and flirty take on this versatile dress. 

Dress: Ann Taylor Loft

Jacket: Express

Shoes: I.N.C.

Bag: Michael Kors

Watch: Michael Kors

Sunglasses: Tommy Hilfiger