When in Rain

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Photographed by Andrea Dyrhaug

(Wellies: Hunter, Shirt: Loft, Jeans: J.Crew, Scarf: Madewell (Similar), Necklace: J.Crew (Similar), Watch: Michael Kors, Bangles: J.Crew (Similar), Rings: Old Navy)

A rainy night can’t keep a happy hour at bay. We recently braved some chilly temperatures and layered up with some fall favorites in order to have the happiest of hours in Hopkins. Right now is all about the transitional clothing, trying to leave the summer behind without welcoming fall too soon can be a challenge. I really try to mix pieces from both seasons in one outfit to get a transitional look.  Pairing a light blouse or t-shit  with a scarf gives a fall feeling but with a brighter finish. Dresses with booties or a skirt with a long sleeve shirt and a jean jacket are great ways to get through the early fall season.

With rain in the forecast, there is a short season for wellies and now is the time! I try to take advantage of this whenever I can. Now is also the perfect time of year to wear flats, sandals are about to be packed away and boots seem too aggressive. My favorite flats right now are printed, quilted, studded and pointed!

Wonderful Wishing

Here’s to a holiday wishlist full of wonderful things!

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I feel like throughout the year I go about my business and suddenly Christmas is here again. I seem to always forget to think of ideas early, write them down and try not to purchase them myself! I’m all about instant gratification, much like the rest of my generation, and sometimes it is difficult to think of things that I wouldn’t buy myself and would make life better. Yes, sometimes it’s nice to get something that you just don’t want to spend your own money one but it’s hard to think of those ideas when someone puts you on the spot.

Next year my goal is to try to think of things early, write them down and avoid purchasing things myself. This will ensure the magic of the holiday remains year after year.

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(Handbag: Fossil, Boots: Hunter, Swimming Suit: J.Crew, Necklace: J.Crew, Coat: Zara)

This year I want: a beaded fringe necklace, one floral swimming suit, a plaid cargo jacket, my first pair of Hunter boots and a leopard leather Fossil bag, just to name a few!

What’s on your holiday wishlist this season?