All black everything with a side of chic to go, please. Can I kindly request the entire French press pitcher as well? And next time, can you please do my French braid? It’s just kind of difficult to DIY while simultaneously drinking coffee and working.
It’s so surprising how quickly fall passes – there is a sudden explosion of color, followed by a lot of raking and mulching of leaves. This is my first Minnesota autumn that I’m not preparing for classes (or the one I spent scrambling to figure out post-graduation life and that subsequent move to San Francisco), and although time is whizzing by this year, these fleeting moments are much happier and I feel so much more at peace with my post-collegiate, #getitgirl life… ya feel me?
Outfit details while shopping to make a difference:
|What I Wore||Where I Bought It||Eco-Chic Qualities|
|Black trench coat||H&M, last year; mega chic J.Crew option here||Wear Another Year, Large Brand on a Sustainable Path|
|Black faux leather skinny pants||H&M, last year||Vegan Leather, Wear Another Year, Large Brand on a Sustainable Path|
|Oversized white button-up||H&M||Large Brand on a Sustainable Path|
|White scarf||Zara, old; similar Nordstrom option here||Wear Another Year, Large Brand on a Sustainable Path|
|Black wedge booties||Cole Haan via Piperlime, last year; love these from Stella McCartney||Wear Another Year, Large Brand on a Sustainable Path|
|Oversized round sunglasses||Target, very old||Wear Another Year|
|Full-finger ring||H&M; cool ASOS option here||Large Brand on a Sustainable Path|
|Wide sterling silver ring||Independent artisan at the Minnesota State Fair||Independent Retailer, Handmade, Made in the USA|
|Black faux leather handbag||Zara, last season; pretty ASOS option here||Vegan Leather, Wear Another Year, Large Brand on a Sustainable Path|
|Pearl and CZ earrings||Banana Republic; amazing Lulu Frost here||Large Brand on a Sustainable Path|
|Warm lip color||Mineral Fusion, sheer moisture lip tint in “Blush” via Whole Foods||Cruelty-Free Beauty, Large Brand on a Sustainable Path|
|Deep burgundy nail polish||Mineral Fusion nail lacquer in “Garnet” via Whole Foods||Cruelty-Free Beauty, Large Brand on a Sustainable Path|
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I don’t feel I have “arrived,” and I don’t know what that will even mean for me, since I am a special kind of free bird that wants to break flight records but also have a nest to return to every day. I do know that I am well on my way to wherever I am going, and I wake up elated to be building my brick road, one caffeinated brush of career mortar at a time.
Sending plenty of #getitgirl vibes over to your trenches!