what are my non-negotiables for fall? blue jeans, boots and a sweater. it’s a style recipe that can be created and recreated in multiple ways. add a blazer, add a jacket or add a poncho for your third layer then you’re battling the elements in style. no one ever knows what sort of weather fall will deliver on any given day. it’s a fickle season much like spring. one day it’s sunny with blue skies then next it’s overcast with rain and more rain. but i shan’t complain since Georgia has delivered the most spectacular weather the past few weeks even if raindrops are the current forecast. how’s it been in your neck of the woods?
the home projects continue as we ramp up for the holidays. the downstairs renovation is underway while i’m hauling out Thanksgiving dishes. i cannot believe October is coming to an end. Halloween is this Sunday! the trick and treaters will be out in full force. it’s always fun to see the creative costumes in play. one of my friends is a MUA and she always has the BEST costumes complete with spooky makeup. follow JennySueMakeup on Instagram for some inspiration.
what’s better than sweater weather? nuthin! and i mean nuthin. give me all the turtlenecks, crewnecks, polos, and v-necks. it’s the time of year to slip into one of my non-negotiables for fall. another non-negotiables for fall are boots. kneehigh boots are always on trend. booties too. i still love over the knee boots but this year i am loving the high shaft bootie that’s perfect for cropped denim and pants that continue in popularity. these suede boots are from Ann Taylor are seriously stylish. honestly, if you are looking for reasonably priced footwear Ann Taylor has you covered. and they still offer great sales whereas many retailers have cut back slashing prices. how cute are these cropped blue jeans from Banana Republic? if you want to test the trend waters with a new pant silhouette an easy route is with a pair of blue jeans. it won’t break the bank. add a cashmere turtleneck (another non-negotiables for fall) and you have a classic yet fashion forward outfit that’s as easy as 1.2.3. to put together. if the weather is on the chilly side a poncho is just the ticket!
denim | sweater | boots | poncho
denim | sweater | boots | poncho
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She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
Give me my blue sweater, my blue jeans, my blue suede boots and my white quilted jacket and I’m in my element. I don’t own a poncho right now but I like them. They just take up too much room in my closet.
there’s something about blue. such a beautiful and calm color.
Beth, just a thank you for your blog! It brightens my day and gives me a new zest for dressing myself. I have introduced my 86 year old mother who lives in South Africa to your blog this morning and she subscribed 😁. Thanks for your hard work and effort to make all this possible for us gals! 🌸🤗
awww, that is so sweet! i so appreciate you being here!
Thanks for your common sense of fashion. Love my jeans & sweater with several choices for next layer…poncho, blazer, down vest, colored denim jackets! Question: belt or no belt? Also how tall are socks to be worn with “booties”? (Should they show, or not?) Fall has finally arrived this week in the MidWest!🍁
so many choices! i always love to throw a belt on with any outfit but sometimes i opt not to. i really just go with what i’m feeling that day. and socks? well, i think it’s fun to show them off sometimes especially when they have a fun pattern or print. enjoy these beautiful days!
I just can’t get into the short length jeans. I am tall and they look like high water pants on me. I love the look, but give me full length jeans.
style is always about personal preference. plenty of full length styles to choose from.
I just received the gray and cream ruana from Banana Republic and I just love it. Is so soft. So glad I ordered it. Couldn’t resist it and you showed another way to wear it on today’s post. I can hardly wait to wear it. Thanks Beth, you always look so pulled together. That’s why you are my favorite post to read.
it’s a beautiful poncho! i know you will find lots of reasons to wear it. enjoy!
Like the look and to see it w/o the ruana as well as with it. I wonder what it would look like with black or charcoal jeans, perhaps slimmer ones? The sweater is a really nice neutral!
i styled the ruana a few weeks ago with dark rinse jeans. here’s a link:https://www.styleatacertainage.com/featured/fall-wardrobe-essential-the-poncho/
Hello Beth, love your site! I’m trying something different this fall and just buying a few basic pieces. What do you think about a camel pea coat from llbean. I live in north Georgia so not terribly cold. Thank you!
Thanks, Debra! camel is a classic color choice as well as Pea Coats. I think you’ll be quite pleased with your choice!
Hi Beth from Down Under….yet again we are approaching summer as you enjoy the Fall. Love the outfit you are wearing! Thank you for a great daily blog – I appreciate your hard work and enjoy every thing you write about. What happened to the Pixie cut? I see you have grown it out- probably warmer for winter lol. If only we could pick the “gray” colour of our hair – there are so many varieties but I love your even colour. Thankyou from Meg Down Under
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