Like Mother, Like Daughter: Naturalizer “Talley”

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Naturalizer “Talley” Boot c/o / J.Crew Jeans (Mom’s wearing this pair, and I’m wearing the original version of this pair) / LOFT Sweater (Old, but we love this one!) / Julie Brown Designs Cardigan c/o / Ralph Lauren Oxford / Max & Chloe Monogrammed Necklaces / Longchamp Tote / Cinco Powell Tassel c/o / Moon and Lola Earrings c/o Tuckernuck / C.Wonder Earrings (Old, Similar here) / Kate Spade Watch (Old, newer versions here) / Kate Spade Sunglasses (Old, similar here and here)

Today, I’m partnering with my mom to celebrate Naturalizer’s “Style is Relative” campaign, which embraces the idea that the need for style–and comfort–is ageless. And that Naturalizer shoes are timeless and chic, and for all women! (Except for you, Noodle. As much as you’d love to get your little chompers on them.)

Easy Fall Looks with Lands’ End

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Lands’ Terry-Like Top, Chambray Scarf and Booties c/o / Coach Bag (It’s the “Court” bag — available soon!) / Daniel Wellington Watch c/o / Blank NYC Cords (Old, similar here)

I think it’s become pretty clear that I’ve yet to find my tub of fall clothing in our mess of a basement. ;) I tell myself every day that I’m going to go down there and attempt to locate and organize stuff, but then… I don’t, haha. It’s just so daunting. Plus there’s the issue of where to put the sweaters, puffer vests and corduroys once I actually find them. Piles on the floor? Under our twin-sized beds? Maybe it’s time to invest in a guest room dresser. Or maybe it’s time to start rebuilding! (Update on that soon, I hope!)

Overcoming Shortcomings

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Lands’ End Fisherman Sweater, Scarf and Booties c/o (Order the sweater one size up for a cozier fit; the booties are SO comfy! I’ve been wearing them every day!) / Daniel Wellington Watch c/o / Madewell Tote / Hudson Jeans (Ridiculously old, and can only wear them with long sweaters, as there’s a rip down the butt, haha! Newer styles here.) / Kate Spade Sunglasses (Old, similar here and here) and Earrings (Newer style here)

One of my biggest shortcomings is how easily I become overwhelmed and upset. Which is weird, considering I’ve always been drawn to such stressful professions. But I think only now am I starting to realize that I don’t handle pressure very well. Some people thrive under it, and create masterpieces and great change under the circumstances. Me, though? I can withstand a good amount, but then tend to operate under a cloud of doom. Everything seems crappy, and it’s ridiculously difficult to bring myself out of it.

The Home Alone House

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Barbour Jacket (HUGE: Barbour is 25 percent off right now! Snag yours before it’s too late!) / Lands’ End Sweater and Booties c/o / Louis Vuitton Tote (Available here, here and here) / Madewell Jeans (Old, newer version here) / Moon and Lola Earrings c/o Tuckernuck

25 percent off Barbour:

Because of the hurricane, I postponed my trip home to the East Coast. I was bummed about missing out on a weekend with my family, but Mitch and I had a great couple of days together. The weather was wet and chilly, so on Friday night, we got clam chowder at Fahlstrom’s Fresh Fish Market, and on Saturday morning, we bundled up, got our first pumpkin coffees of the season, and drove up to Winnetka to see all the beautiful homes. (Gasp.) I’d never been, and had always wanted to visit the Home Alone house, haha. (See what it looks like today here.) Something tells me we’ll be driving through Winnetka again in a few months to see the holiday lights!

Spartina 449

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INC Sweater Cape c/o Macy’s / LOFT Skirt c/o (Sold out, but #omg — these plaid pants!) / Spartina 449 Scalloped Bag and Bangle c/o / Brooks Brothers Bow Pumps (Old, similar here, here and here) / Kate Spade Sunglasses (Old, similar here and here) / Moon and Lola Earrings c/o

When Spartina 449 recently reached out about doing an outfit post together, I squealed. My mom and I have been big fans of the brand for a few years now, as it’s carried at our favorite boutique on the Jersey Shore: White Palm. Spartina reminds me of summers on the beach and happy times with my family, so I was beyond excited to feature this adorable scalloped bag and patterned bangle!