Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Five

Alright, I'll be the first to admit it, I've been slacking. I don't even have a good excuse, other than that it was awfully dreary all week which forced me to be very tired and unproductive. But, have no fear, I have a post scheduled for the beginning of next week and plan on taking some pictures this weekend. So be on the lookout for a comeback in full force. 

Last night, we had our annual work dodgeball tournament, which was a ton of fun, as always. Nothing like a little dodgeball to get some aggression out :) We didn't win, but team Snoop Dodgey Dodge (team name thanks to yours truly) had fun. Per usual, I cannot wait for the weekend, most of which will be spent trying to think of the winning costume for our work Halloween contest. Any and all ideas welcome! 

Maybe it's just me, but I feel like I haven't had a good fall wardrobe redo in a long time. It's been a real struggle getting ready in the mornings with these colder temperatures. The fact that I usually refuse to believe it's actually getting cold out and therefore don't buy appropriate clothing, may contribute to that problem just a little. Today's Friday Five will be dedicated to my fall wishlist, some of which will be arriving on my doorstep shortly! 

J.Crew Pea Coat. All throughout my college glory days, coats were a huge necessity in the arctic temperatures and wind tunnels of Storrs, CT. But more times than not, we would (stupidly) brave the cold in minimal clothing in hopes of not ruining your beloved coat - usually some type of North Face - or forgetting it at the bar (obviously out of excitement to go to bed and wake up for class in the morning). For the record, while I do have still have my (now ratty) North Face, I also have some battered and well loved winter pea coats. This year it's time to clean out and revamp my collection, and I'm thinking of starting with this beauty. Here's hoping my linebacker shoulders will fit into it! 

Tommy Hilfiger Boots. I literally wore holes through my old cognac tall winter boots (which I loved so much and are no longer made). I've always loved the two-toned color block boots and when I found these on for 50% off I was immediately sold. I know I will absolutely get my money's worth out of these and will have them for a few seasons. Can't go wrong with a classic brown boot. 

Old Navy Smoking Slippers.  I went into Old Navy the other day just to look around and get out of the office during lunch, actually not anticipating any purchases... until I saw these smoking slippers. Not only did the red and embroidered tassels catch my eye, but so did the bright orange clearance sticker. Score! P.S. They are having their 20th Birthday Sale and have some great fall staples for even better prices. Check it out! I spotted this great dark royal blue bag that I know I will be eyeing for a while. It's not online yet, but I'll keep be on the lookout for you guys. 

Plaid Scarf. Call me basic, but I'm loving the plaid trend this fall. I also happen to love oversized scarves. Put the two together, and I'm apparently overjoyed with love. I've been seeing these scarves around fellow bloggers' necks and recently found out they sell them at Target! I need to get there soon and pick one up before they are sold out. This one just screams "holiday season" to me. 

Wrap Bracelet. BaubleBar does it again. I am seriously lacking in the bracelet department and this little guy was their $10 special last week. $10 + free shipping. It would be silly to not indulge. Right?

Do you have any fall staples in your closet? Have a great weekend! 
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  1. Such beautiful picks - especially those Tommy boots! Bookmarking those. ;) Xo, Alison

  2. Love love these items! Have a great weekend!


    1. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great weekend as well!

  3. Haha #1 made me laugh about still having your ratty Northface from college because I totally do too and used to do the same thing in college. I really like that J Crew peacoat! You should def get it :) Also, I am very basic too and loving the plaid scarf trend.

    xo, carli
    Puppies and Polka Dots

    1. Haha so embarrassing but it's so true. Have a great weekend!

  4. Love those loafers!!

  5. I'm new to your blog and I'm loving it :) These picks are great, exactly what I would pick too :) Great post!


  6. smoking slippers are like my faovrite shoe right now, so cute!