Crisp Fall day

…and I’m loving it! 

and then I went back to the car for the blazer. A liiiitlleeee cold.

Blazer: H&M (recent)  (other great Fall blazers here and here

Sweater: Old Navy (no longer available online)

Scarf: J.Crew (no longer available online?) (similar here) (other cute options here and here)

Vest in first pic: Old Navy (2011) (similar option here and here)

Jeans: Forever21 (best $10.80 spent) (buy here)

Boots: Sam Edelman (2010) (other options here, here, here, here and here)

Bag and Belt: Target (buy the belt here) (cute bag option)

It’s 52 degrees outside and I’m actually happy. What’s wrong with me!?!

Before we left for a walk I went to the basement and a minute later was asked by Mr. “who are you talking to?”.  No, no-one lives in the basement, except a variety of bugs.

  I was talking to my boots. Yep, my boots! 

There were all alone, boxed up for months, and I was happy to see them again. SO happy! 

They are probably the reason that this girl is happy with 52 degrees outside. 

Happy Fall!!!


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  1. 9.23.12
    gl0ssy said:

    Love that J Crew scarf!

  2. 9.23.12
    Franziska said:

    Those boots are the reason I feel in love with boots. They are adorable.

  3. 9.23.12
    anne said:

    SO EXCITED for it to be boot season. Still 70* here in MA, but we are getting closer each night it stays cooler.

  4. 9.23.12
    Anonymous said:

    I talk to my purses and name them. Totally normal right? Love that scarf, kicking myself for not buying it when I saw

  5. 9.23.12
    Katie said:

    Love this outfit! I can't wait to get my fall clothes out either!

  6. 9.23.12
    A J said:

    I just bought that J.Crew scarf! So excited to wear it. And I'm lusting after your blazer….SOO happy that fall weather is here!

  7. 9.23.12
    Veronika said:

    love your outfit! great pattern mixing ๐Ÿ™‚ I am so sad because I bought that scarf last month and haven't been able to wear it because it is still too hot here! can't wait for cooler temps!

  8. 9.23.12
    Anonymous said:

    Um I can't blame you AT ALL! All summer I keep thinking "wish I could wear my boots today… but I would look silly and crazy wearing boots in July…"But seriously, I feel like any fall outfit looks better with boots. I have a pair of Steve Madden riding boots that I am obsessed with. I got them for Christmas last year and since then, I didn't wear any other shoes all winter. I couldn't help it. They were too cute NOT to wear! Now… I need a black pair ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. 9.23.12
    Anonymous said:

    It is still 100 degrees today where I live! I'm so jealous of your weather! Always love your outfits. After seeing those boots last year on you, I received them for Christmas but they were the wrong size and I am too short. They are still in the box….I really must sell them:(

  10. 9.23.12
    Sandra said:

    You look so ready for fall! Loving every item in this outfit, especially the blazer and the boots. Got that touch of equestrian too!

  11. 9.23.12
    Audrey @ Putting Me Together said:

    Haha I love that you were talking to your boots. I'm very jealous of your fall weather!

  12. 9.23.12
    TaraMixandMatch said:

    This is such a gorgeous outfit, loving the double dots!

  13. 9.23.12
    Angela Marie said:

    Soooo in love with this outfit! It is still a bit too hot here but I'll definitely be trying a similar look once its cooler. I love the polka dots on dots! Amazing :)Angela @ the Lovely Cup

  14. 9.23.12
    Skylette from Sequins&Stilettos said:

    Yay, we're scarf twins. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love how your paired it with the ON polka dot sweater though – great layering! And Lilly, I will forever lust after those Sam Edleman boots!

  15. 9.23.12
    jillian said:

    supercute!!i love all of your polka dots and i cannot wait to bust out my boots!!xoxo, jillian

  16. 9.24.12
    24andNeverBeenKissed said:


  17. 9.24.12
    Jayne Wilson said:

    I love all the polka dots!!! I have polka dot tights that I just think are to die for!

  18. 9.24.12
    Anonymous said:

    Love your outfit. Great jacket. I got to wear my boots (finally) the last few days. Its made me a happier person.Agi:)

  19. 9.24.12 said:

    I wore a pair of my favorite boots this week too! I can't wait to pull them all out in full force, it is the best part of the season!

  20. 9.24.12
    Heather said:

    I love this look so much! The first post you created that featured the Old Navy sweater inspired me to buy it. It's just too cute, and looks very smart with that blazer.Also, what type of camera does your hubby use to take the photos featured on your blog? The photo quality is really great. I know having a dedicated photographer helps, but I would love to check the camera out myself.

    • 9.25.12
      Lilly said:

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ We use Canon t3i with 50mm 1.8 lens most of the time.

  21. 9.24.12
    gigiofca said:

    The scarf looks awesome on you ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. 9.24.12
    Life's a shoe said:

    pretty pictures! loving all the dots!

  23. 9.24.12
    Gina said:

    This is such a darling outfit. Perfect, in fact! You look amazing, Lilly!! I completely understand the dialogue with your boots, and thanks for sharing that little story. Very cute!XO, Gina

  24. 9.24.12
    Kristen said:

    It isn't cool enough here for boots yet, but I can't wait to pull mine back out! Love this outfit!

  25. 9.24.12
    Megan Maddison said:

    I love both looks – the vest and blazer are both cute! I just purchased that scarf from J. Crew – isn't it the cutest?! I can't wait to pull my boots out too :)

  26. 9.24.12
    Meredith said:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous fall outfit! It's so perfect!

  27. 9.24.12
    fshnonmymind said:

    They're back!! Those boots are your best friend, I can totally understand you talking to them in the basement, lol.Love all of the layers of this outfit and especially the boot because they remind me of a pair I have that I can't wait to wear.

  28. 9.24.12
    Anonymous said:

    What a darling mix! Those boots are sublime and I absolutely love the blazer, so perfect.

  29. 9.24.12
    Nina Piccini said:

    I'm ready for boots too! I would have been talking to them too! love your looks – thanks for the inspiration

  30. 9.24.12
    Kacie said:

    I'd be happy to see those boots too! Love them!

  31. 9.25.12
    Anonymous said:

    Great fall outfit! I'm ready for boot weather too! It's a bit absurd how many boots I own.

  32. 9.25.12
    Beautygirl24 said:

    Those are some killer boots! This is so cute Lilly, I love the way you mix things ๐Ÿ˜‰

  33. 9.25.12
    nicolette {momnivores dilemma} said:

    Nothing's wrong with you! I feel the same way. Busted out my boots, scarf, hat, and then it shot up to 70 degrees here in Chicago by 2pm.Soon enough it will all be covered in ice.For now, we savor fall.Love that sweater. I would have bought it had it still been online. ๐Ÿ™

  34. 9.25.12
    Amber said:

    Sigh. The boots are back. Every year I love them and want them, but if I buy any more boots I think I will be looking for a house to put them in ๐Ÿ™‚ You are so cute Lilly!! Love it all!!

  35. 9.25.12
    ShameOnPretzel said:

    That blazer look is perfect. You know that, right?

  36. 9.25.12
    pretty little things said:

    loving all the polka dots here! xo

  37. 9.25.12
    Ella Pretty Blog said:

    I read this on my iPhone and hubby asked what I was laughing at – it was the thought of you talking to your boots LOL – I would do the same thing!Lovely outfit – the j.crew scarf is on my wishlist. Smart idea keeping a blazer in the car – we went out this weekend and I was FREEZING!

  38. 9.25.12
    Lilly said:

    Thank you so much ladies for your sweet comments! ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. 9.25.12
    Leslie Engle said:

    I have never purchased pants from F21. I am typically a size 2-4 in Gap, Banana Republic & J. Crew. What would be your suggestion for me ordering online from F21????

    • 9.27.12
      Jamey and Jack's Mommy said:

      I wear a 2 and I'm actually wearing my f21 jeans ($10.50!) I have on a 25. Hope that helps!

    • 9.27.12
      Lilly said:

      Hi Leslie – I wear size 26 in F21 jeans and I'm between size 0-2. And thank you Jamey for helping out ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. 9.26.12
    Delusions of Grandeur said:

    Ha ha – I would be happy if the temps never climbed above 65 degrees!!! Love this color combo, and I have been lusting after those boots since I first found your blog. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  41. 9.26.12
    Olivia Moone said:

    Love it… love it all! Looks great! following

  42. 9.27.12
    Anonymous said:

    Oh my goodness! I just followed a Pinterest link to your blog, only to realize that I've seen your face before! You have come into my J. Crew a few times! Haha! Small world! ๐Ÿ™‚ So nice to find your blog…no wonder myself and another person who works there thought you should work for us…your style is amazing. ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm sure I'll see you again sometime! My name's Allison and I'm the short *new* employee with the long blonde hair. ๐Ÿ™‚ I remember you being SO sweet when you came in. ๐Ÿ™‚ Take care and hope you don't mind me following you! I still have a lot to learn about style and putting together great outfits. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 9.27.12
      Lilly said:

      oh my, small world ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you for leaving the comment and letting me know who you are :)I while ago I came across your picture on Instagram (double collar ootd) and when I saw you the first time at J.Crew I though you looked real familiar (you're gorgeous btw). Once in a while I stop at that J.Crew, when I'm passing by (it's an hour away from where I live). I'm sure I'll see you again. You have great style (from the two times I saw you and your Insta pics). p.s. happy to have a new follower ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. 9.27.12
    Anonymous said:

    Even weirder, I've been on your blog before and didn't realize you were the same person, haha! You have really helped me appreciate what great style looks like, so thank you for sharing with all of us! ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay, done being awkward now!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. 9.28.12
    Petite Adventures said:

    Great look!

  45. 9.28.12
    Vanessa said:

    I absolutely love your blog!! I stumbled onto it from pinterest and I've been hooked all day (at work). I feel as if you should join me in a shopping spree!!

  46. 9.28.12
    Jen said:

    I love your style and I want that sweater! Just curious: what's your full time job? I'm new to your blog and picked up on the fact that you work full time. Curious what you do for a living, because you take great pics and have such a great fashion sense! ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. 9.29.12
    Dara said:

    I love that sweater, Old Navy also carried a camel with black polka dots. There aren't any left in the Quad Cities =(And your boots are fantastic!

  48. 9.29.12
    Anonymous said:

    I especially love the look with the cargo vest.