Banana Republic

fall layers + heirlooms

Fall glorious fall, your golden, and red leaves are pure eye candy.  Your pumpkins and mums make everything right with the world but your wishy washy weather makes me want to throw things, specifically those pumpkins on my porch that I love so much.

The weather extremes here over the past few weeks have been totally unpredictable. I always struggle with whether to dress for the season or for the weather. My one go to look during this in between time is the all familiar concept of fall layers.

Banana Republic Sweater


When I layer and the temps heat up I either tie the sweater over my shoulders or around my waist.

Recently,I’ve been trying to get things in order around here, and in the process of clearing out unpacked boxes I am always coming up on some of my mother’s things. Things that I once planned to only store away but have decided that I am going to wear and use some of these things.

Like this bag.


Banana Republic


It’s a little worn and has some stains but I plan to take it to a leather repair shop and get it whipped back into good shape. It even has her initials on it. *I’m not crying typing this….I promise*




Banana Republic Sweaters



Banana Republic


This sweater was a total score. I got it on clearance, and clearance just happened to be an additional 30% off. Paid a whopping $13 for it.  Have you found a good deal lately?

Banana Republic Sweater

Blouse and Sweater: Banana Republic (Similar for $19) | Jeans: Express| Necklace: Thrifted| Bracelet: Macys|Shoes: Target (Similar for $13)

Oh. My son took these photos in exchange for an hour of iPad time, as he is on punishment. I didn’t direct him at all other than teaching him to focus the lens. No more tripods and remotes for me, I have an official photographer. He actually enjoyed it, unlike his Dad who gives me at max 10 shots to get it right.

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  1. The sweater looks great on you. You did great getting it for a good deal. I am glad you have a photographer who enjoys takings shots. My daughter does too. I bought her own camera.

  2. Love your entire look, and absolutely love your handbag!!! I just scored those shoes you have on for whooping $5.00 at my Target!!! Hubbie just shook his head when I brought them home, he is so over my leopard print infatuation. I said “boo, leopard is neutral ” LOL!!!

  3. This looks like a gorgeous outfit and it looks great on you. I love the sweater and the striped shirt underneath along with the pearls. Your shoes and bag are really cute too.

  4. Love the photos by your ‘personal photographer’! And, yep my own hubby is the same!
    Beautiful outfits and loving that sweater, necklace, purse, shoes – well all of it – you look marvelous as the model, too! 🙂

  5. What a bargain on that sweater. I am alway up for a bargain. I hit the good will store 2x a month. I purchased a wonderful plate there for the holidays for $3.99 plus it was 50% off…


  6. That is an AWESOME bag. It reminds me of my leather tote that I carry around everyday. Mine has my initials on it too 😉 Maybe my daughter will one day treasure it as well. So sweet.

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