You Need This Top.

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Cozy Waffle Top / Hudson Jeans (Loving these, these, these and these!) / Coach Loafers c/o (Newer styles here, here and here) / Louis Vuitton Tote (Buy here, herehere, here, here or here) / Similar SunglassesDaniel Wellington Watch c/o / Nearly Identical Necklace / Monica Vinader Bracelet c/o (Also love this one)

Over the last few weeks, I’ve realized the importance of owning some really comfortable clothing as a new mom. And now that fall is finally (kind of) upon us, owning some comfortable and relatively warm clothing is important, too.

Hello, best top ever.

These are a few of my Favorite Fall Things

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Guys, I’m so excited about fall. Last fall was the best of my life: the weather was insanely perfect and lasted well into December, we took a bunch of incredible trips, and we found out we were pregnant. This year, though, I’m pretty sure we’re going to top all of that. We have more excursions planned, layers are going to be my post-baby body’s best friend, and Emma is actually with us!

Because I’m so excited about the change of seasons, I thought I’d dedicate today’s post to the “fall things” I’m most excited about:

On Loving Emma

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As someone who writes on a regular and somewhat professional basis, I experience major anxiety when writing about topics that are truly important to me. A post about fall vests? An awesome sale? Adopting a new look? Quick and easy writing. But writing a post on the love I have for my newborn daughter is a bit more challenging. That love is indescribable, after all, and that poses a problem. How, exactly, does one put it into words? And how does one do it as perfectly as possible, with eloquence, organization and meaning?

The Best Vests

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Vest (Old, but LOVE this one! Similar here, here, here, and here.) / Sole Society Pumps c/o / J.Crew Shirt (Old, but I just ordered this shirt! And I love this one and this one!) and Jeans (Similar here and here) / Louis Vuitton Tote (Buy here, herehere, here, here or here) / Daniel Wellington Watch c/o / Similar Sunglasses

I have to tell you: Getting dressed in the morning with an infant in tow is a bit of a challenge. Simply put, you only have so much time before the baby wakes up! (And it’s not significant, unless you get up at the crack of dawn.) But if I’m being honest here, I’m to blame for a lot of that challenge. If I’d actually unpacked and organized the master bedroom before Emma was born (instead of just throwing everything into drawers and closets and calling it a day), I’d probably be having a much easier time with it. My wardrobe is just so disorganized. I tell myself every day that I’m going to fix the problem, but then life happens.

Embracing Other Styles

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Reversible tote bag (Larger version, medium version) / Necklace / Sunglasses / First military jacket / Second military jacket (Which do you like better?! I couldn’t decide, so I kept them both, haha!) / Peplum top / Leopard heels (Similar here and here. And love the lace-up version! And swoon: I need this clutch!)

Oh my goodness. I had a very upsetting thing happen to me last night.

Fall-Ready

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Charming Charlie dress, bag, bracelet and ring c/o / Lands’ End booties c/o / Daniel Wellington watch c/o

Can we believe that summer ends this week? I know. I’m not sure how I feel about it. Half of me is terribly sad, as this past summer was the best of my life, and I adore summer. I also don’t want to wish it away, as winter is a bit rough here. But the other half of me is loving all things fall: the pumpkin coffee, the layers, the boots, the colors, the crisp air, the decor, the James Taylor and Van Morrison… All of it.

Make a Wish

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Look One: North by South Apparel “The Patriot” T-Shirt in navy / J.Crew Jeans / Coach Bag / Club Monaco Pumps c/o / Daniel Wellington Watch c/o / Similar Sunglasses / Similar Necklace

Look Two“The 1789” T-Shirt in white / Madewell Tote (Also here) / Tieks Flats c/o / C.Wonder Tortoise Bracelet (Old, similar) / J.Crew Jeans

Because I didn’t announce my pregnancy until late in the game, I never told you guys this. But at our 20-week anatomy scan (the big one), we had a scare: our doctor found something called an “echogenic intracardiac focus” on Emma’s heart. In short, an EIF can mean absolutely nothing or it can be a “soft indicator” for chromosomal abnormalities. And there’s really no way to tell for sure until the baby is born.