if you recall, last week we went behind the scenes on one of our photo shoots at the botanical gardens. well, here is one of the posts with that setting in the background. it’s the perfect backdrop for my classic toggle coat. can you see the leopard sweater peeking out from underneath? this was one of my new fall purchases that i scooped from JCrew’s shelves lickity-split once my eyes caught sight of it. it’s one of those versatile items that goes with everything – skirts, trousers, denim, even leather leggings that i chose to complete today’s ootd. it’s fun to mix up your look with on trend items and tried-and-true wardrobe staples. a pair of leopard heels would look terrific with this outfit if i were headed out for cocktails, but since we were trudging through the park i settled on my leopard flats. remember, just changing the height of your shoes can completely transform your look. for those of you in the bay area don’t forget to stop by and say hello. the day has finally arrived for my shopping party with Talbots. i’ve taken the liberty to feature some of their holiday collection to get your creative juices flowing. stay tuned later this week for an update, and photos!