Fall Farmer’s Market

The Green City Market in Lincoln Park is one of my favorite Wednesday and Saturday morning rituals, especially this time of year! (If you’re in Chicago, hurry and make it out one last time before the season ends on 10/31 and the market moves indoors.)

I’ve been making a big effort to get outside as much as possible this week. The fall weather has been incredible in Chicago thus far, and unfortunately we all know what’s looming on the other side. I’m trying to soak up as much sunshine and fresh air as I can by walking to all of my meetings and appointments, taking advantage of farmers markets, walking along the lake front, and making it a point to venture up to Lincoln Park on the weekends.

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Gingham & Green

My fall uniform is pretty simple… I pile on the preppy layers and mix all of the plaid prints. When I saw this green wool blazer, I bought it instantly. Green is my absolute favorite color to wear and I’ve been sporting this jacket on r-e-p-e-a-t. Seriously, the amount of times I’ve worn it is embarrassing.

Here, I paired it with the plaid button-front shirt from the Bows & Sequins collection. I love the way the two look together! And because one plaid print is never enough, I tossed on my cashmere buffalo check scarf before I was out the door. (Side note: This cashmere scarf is one of the softest things I own. And it’s navy. And it’s plaid. And it’s probably my most favorite scarf ever. Highly recommend!)

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Cape for a Cause

It’s hard to believe that October is over half-way over, and kind of depressing, too! I love October and with the clothing line launch this past weekend, most of my month (and the last few months) has been dedicated to that. I’m dedicating these last few weeks of October to crossing everything off my fall bucket list — eating pumpkin flavored everything, going apple picking, going to a football game, etc.

Another reason I love October is the fact that it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Outside of the cute pink products, it’s a cause that is close to the heart and I’m always looking for ways to support. Talbots created a limited-edition capsule collection with 20% of the October net sales to be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to assist in their mission to promote early detection and education.

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