Back to Fall Fashion Basics

After my no shop August and my little cheat with the Lilly Pulitzer sale I really didn't do much shopping after that.  I sort of thought I would go crazy when September 1st hit but I didn't, in fact I hadn't bought anything until last week! Now that the temperatures are finally dropping here I realized that my fall wardrobe is majorly lacking and needs a little pick me up.  See this time last year I had a 10 month old and 10lbs to lose (the whole I can't believe I had an infant last year and now almost have a 2 yr old makes me want to sob, whyyyy does it go so fast).  So I need some new things in my closet, badly.

I came up with a sort of outfit system to hopefully keep me looking cute while running around with the kids but not too over the top try hard stay at home mom.  I definitely have a momiform and I'm trying to keep it basic this year.  As much as I love trends I tend more toward easy classic looks.

Here is what I usually wear:  Jeans or leggings with a knit top.  Then I pair it with an oversized sweater, scarf, necklace, or vest.  For shoes I tend toward an easy flat, Toms, or a cute tennis shoe.
Does everyone else's #basic outfit sound like this?

Knit Tops

I loved the sleeveless version of this over the summer and the long sleeve is just as good! It is fitted but has the perfect amount of stretch to make it comfortable. 

I can never turn down a striped shirt and these Factory ones are my favorite every year! I loved the green and navy on this one so I had to have it.  

I just discovered these this year and I'm obsessed!! These are seriously the best and I was able to snag them on sale at Gap for $13!! I got one in every color. It's the perfect long sleeve knit and it's got a long torso for us tall girls. It has the right amount of stretch to and is thick enough that it lays nicely.  It also washes and dries perfectly.  If you're in the market for a basic tee this fall and winter this is it.  

Love love love these baggier tees for layering under sweaters and wraps.  These were such a staple for me this summer and I'm so happy I can wear them into the winter.  

Jeans & Leggings: 

An easy basic black legging that you can dress up or down.  I love how thick they are so you don't feel like you're just wearing yoga pants.  

You all should know my love for these by now. They're the best leggings, can't beat them and the high waist is so flattering.  Get a pair if you don't have any yet.

These are still my favorite jeans after two years! So flattering and comfortable and they don't stretch out too fast like a lot of jeans do.  

These $59 jeans are my new current favorites!! After so many good reviews I was finally convinced to try them and I'm so happy I did.  Super flattering and very comfortable! Plus they are under $100 which is such a win for me as far as jeans go.  They do run big so make sure to size down.  

Sweaters, Wraps, and Vests: 

I love these BP oversized wrap sweaters.  They're warm, cozy, and the price is always right, not too cheap but not crazy expensive either.  

This wrap gives me all sorts of heart eye emojis.  It's so soft and cozy that it makes me just want to stay in my yoga pants all day ;) It's a splurge but totally worth it in my opinion.  

This sweater vest is a fun closet addition this fall and it's only $19 which makes it easy to pick up. Layered with a black or gray long sleeve tee and some booties would be adorable.  

Another fun vest sweater vest to layer with a long sleeve tee or blouse.  I love the cream color but the black is just as good too.  

Last but certainly not least my forever favorite J.Crew Excursion Vest! I've had this vest in different colors and patterns for years.  It truly is one of the most flattering, comfy vests out there.  If you don't want to splurge for this one Factory makes one that is just as good for half the price!


Just got these booties and I'm so happy I finally did.  I was looking for an everyday bootie with a low heel that I could run around town in with the kids and these are perfect.  

These were sold out in my size but just came back in stock at Nordstrom so I'm going to give them a try!  They look like another cute casual shoe that's easy to slip on, which is the name of the game these days.  

I've had my eye on these Vince slip on shoes for the past month but couldn't get myself to splurge on them even though they're so cute, then searching Zappos last week I found these below and hit order! 

These are more than half the price of the Vince ones and the reviews are just as good.  I'm hoping they're as cute in person as they are online because I'm obsessed with them.  

I'm a Toms lover through and through so when I saw these sneakers this fall I knew I had to have them.  They're cute and more importantly super comfortable! They feel like a more comfy heavier version that the classic Toms.  


A plaid scarf, I mean can one ever have too many.  This was my first purchase this fall and I love the colors of it and I love that it's different from the blanket scarves I've been wearing in years past.  

I love  statement necklaces to pair with tees any time of year to dress up an outfit.  Right now with small kids statement necklaces work out much better than long necklaces and this BB one above and the J.Crew Factory one below are two favorites.  

Part of my momiform always includes a large tote bag for the 1000 things I need to carry for myself and the kids.  I was big bag girl before kids and I'm even worse now that I carry stuff for three people. The bigger the better in my opinion!! The Le pliage and St. Anne tote are two of my favorites that are classics you can carry any time of year.  

Do you have a basic fall uniform?  Any staple pieces that you love that would be a good addition to my closet?



  1. Your "momiform" sounds like my weekend uniform- love it! Great finds and a few pieces I will be adding to my cart asap! :)

  2. I absolutely love your classic East coast style! Those Toms sneakers are SO CUTE! I'm not sure if I could pull them off but I wish I could. I own those Hue black leggings too and I wear them all.the.time. Especially to work...basically like wearing yoga pants ; )

  3. These are perfect 'mom-iform' pieces! Stylish and functional! I'm glad you posted some shoe options because I am in the market for some comfortable, run-around-with-your-toddler shoes. I may have to get those Toms!

  4. I'm always trying to spruce up my momiform -- I think my usuals (at least while the weather is mildly cool) are leggings, a solid tee, vest, & boots or my tweed Keds. (Plus daily pearl studs + a Kendra Scott Elisa necklace.) Love seeing others' combinations to make new things work! This year is a little extra challenging since I'm four months pregnant -- constantly questioning if I should buy more basic tees or just wear and rewear what I've got foreverrrr. I tried to buy a nice pair of designer maternity jeans but they're uncomfortable AF so it's leggings everyday as for now at least. (Sigh.) Generally LOVE adding in plaid and gingham button-ups during this season but they're reaching capacity. (Even my beloved vests must be worn open to accommodate the bump & chest.) Maybe a rich hair color and curls would make me feel dressier? Or lipstick?! Does that veer into the "try-hard" category? Gee, this whole phase of womanhood is uncharted territory!!! I can only imagine how difficult it gets once I have school-age children!!

  5. How these outfits they look so comfy yet amazing :)

  6. Yep- this is basically my uniform too! I love the articles of society jeans! I just ordered a second pair!

  7. Looove it all. If it wasn't for going back to work this would be mine as well!

  8. I love the Fall momiform! It's the easiest in my opinion to look pulled together with! I need to get those Rag and Bone skinnies asap!


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