Last week, Vermont was all chilly mornings and crisp, orange leaves. I successfully swapped out my summer clothes for my cold weather ones in my closet, and was mentally preparing myself for 8 long months of hibernation. I even met a friend for maple rooibos tea lattes on Sunday afternoon - that's how prepared for fall I was! My shorts are packed up, my scarves are all ready to grab at a moment's notice, and I'm prepared to watch my summer tan fade. Today was a balmy 68 degrees though, and tomorrow could get as hot as 80 here in Burlington?! This whole climate change situation is insane, and since I'm mentally prepared for light jacket weather, I'm going to stick to my guns and rock some cozy outerwear tomorrow, no matter how warm it gets.
It has been straight-up cold the past few mornings here in Burlington, and the chilly temps have me scrambling to pull together my fall/early winter wardrobe. We moved this summer, and in the chaos of storing and moving different things, I put away a lot of my warmer jackets, sweaters, and scarves somewhere, and I'm still trying to figure out exactly where that somewhere is. The basement? Under the bed? My dad's garage? I know that they're safe and sound in a plastic bin somewhere, but I really need to figure out where that somewhere is, fast.
So while I'm having a hard time tracking down the cold weather clothing I already own, I have no problem filling their void with a few new options. I snagged a new H&M parka online and stocked up on Carhartt beanies in the men's section of Sierra Trading post, and now I'm feeling a sudden urge to buy a pair of Uggs.
I didn't have the funds to buy a pair the first time they were cool (hi, 2005), but their latest attempt at It Girl branding has me ready to spring for a pair this time around. Alexa Chung recently art directed Ugg's new fall campaign, and she recruited some of her fabulous friends to wear the brand's iconic furry boots in it. The Vermonter in me is saying, yes, they're practical and warm! and the shopper in me is like, they're cool, you need them. So I guess that means I'm buying a pair - I'm thinking of something water repellent, black, and just a little basic.
Screw January. September = a fresh start. Who needs a New Year's Resolution when you can buy all new office or school supplies and experience the same exact feelings of inspiration and motivation? TV shows are littered with Target commercials about buying new jeans and fresh notebooks, but as a young professional, this feeling of rebirth can extend to revamping my office space, too. I'm planning on hitting up Homegoods today with the intentions of buying some new organizational supplies for my desk at my new job, and this tour of The Man Repeller's new digs are the perfect inspiration for what I want to find there - stylish, fun, and comfortable, with stacks of books and plenty of Instagramable vignettes. It feels young, but not too young - it has millennial written all over it, but not in a bad way. You know what I mean?
As part of my fall wardrobe revamp, I've been shopping for some new jewelry to add something new to my otherwise neutral wardrobe of striped shirts, button downs, and sweaters. I discovered Mod + Jo on Instagram, and their use of natural materials and on trend styling makes it a perfect score for Fall 2016. Chokers? Check. Tassel earrings? Check! Most pieces are under fifty bucks, too, so while they aren't as cheap as the options at H&M right now, they're a much better investment. See some of my favorite picks below.