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The Five x Five Wardrobe Staples for Fall

I asked on Instagram last week what Fall Fashion content you all wanted to see from this space and four things tied for first place. All the next fashion posts will tackle your requests so we’re building the foundation here with first things first: the Fall Wardrobe 5×5. Five different variations of the five pieces that make for a foolproof closet once the temperatures begin to dip. These are the workhorses that you’ll rotate all fall long year after year. 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites

It’s here! I look forward to this Sale every year because it’s the only time you can save significantly on new season items before they jump up to their regular price. It’s brilliant and while it can be chaotic and there are lot’s of things to comb through, I’ve done the work for you and selected my favorite items from the Sale. My top tips are to shop shoes, activewear and denim first or solely because these items sell FAST, oftentimes without a restock in the popular colorways and sizes. To be honest, last year’s sale wasn’t my favorite but this one is g o o o o d. 4 o’s good. Lets get to it!

The Summer White Dress Edit

In honor of my baby sister getting married tomorrow, I’ve created a white dress round up for the warm weather seasons. If you catch me in summer, odds are I’m in a white dress.. I don’t care where I’m going, what the activity is or what the weather like–a white dress is always the answer. I wear one under a denim jacket more often than not, but don’t sleep on the trench coat option for a rainy day or the leather jacket to toughen up the most feminine of frocks on chilly summer nights. Here are my top picks at every price point:

Groomsman Gift Ideas

Want to know my most pinned photo of all time? O’s groomsmen gifts to his friends on our wedding day. It’s a head scratcher, for sure, but those are the facts. Since our wedding day 8 years ago, it has consistently gotten pinned at least 100 times a month which leads me to believe one thing: folks are curious about this whole genre. O gifted his groomsmen a watch, cufflinks and a pair of superhero socks to be worn on that day because he’s fancy like that (and he was still playing football at that time so…you know, disposable income looked a little different.) Here are the items I advise friends to gift on their big day:

White Top + Denim



There are about 10 items I’d call wardrobe essentials. They change depending on your job, the seasons and your location. Two items on that list that never change no matter who or where you are a great pair of jeans and a white top.

The Travel Items I’ve Got My Eye On

Keeping in the theme of travel this week, I’m one week out from a quick weekend trip with the kids and less than one month out from moving back to Dallas from our little stint in Memphis. Needless to say, I’ve been evaluating our suitcases and accessories pretty heavily to make sure everything is as practical and efficient as it should be. While I feel I’ve got our travel system down to a science, there’s always room for improvement! After much research, these are the things that made the list: