Fall Fashion Staples (+ what I’ll be lurking for Black Friday)

(and Cyber Monday!)

Hi friends! How are you? Hope you’re enjoying the morning. Thank you again for all of the beautiful birthday wishes and for making my birthday weekend even brighter. I’m so thankful for all of you. 

Remember back when I did a Fall Capsule Wardrobe? It was the first time I really streamlined my closet and enjoyed the simplicity of having fewer items of high quality. (It really was time to bid adieu to my ridiculous collection of souvenir t-shirts.) I rotated through my favorite pieces for the season, and many of those original items still live in my closet. I gravitated away from the capsules wardrobe thing – let’s be real, I just like shopping too much – but still tend to focus on a higher amount of classic pieces with some of the fun, trendier items mixed in.

I thought I’d share some of the things I’m loving the most this fall and winter!

fall fashion


I’ve never been a huge shoe person – give me all the handbags and jeans – but really love the shoes that are in style this season. I wear my casual grey slip-ons all the time and managed to find the perfect brown booties. 


Booties. I’ve worn these so many times already. They give me a little bit of height (<— always appreciated) and are very comfortable.

Leopard flats. These are surprisingly neutral and the price is awesome.

Pointy lace-up flats. 40% off right now!


Hunter boots (I have a red pair and picked out a classic black pair for my b-day)

Vince Camuto brown booties


Embellished jeans (Anthro has a cute pair here)

Destroyed jeans

Classic dark wash jeans (on sale right now!)

destroyed jeans


Classic white v-neck

Black v-neck sweater

Simple sweater dress

Super soft plaid flannel

Choker top

Grey drape sweater

Fall cozy sweater


Moto jacket. The fit on this one is very tailored and flattering.

Cargo jacket

Camo print jacket <— on sale!

Patagonia everyday jacket

Since Black Friday is around the corner, I’m determined to crush all of our family gifts then and Cyber Monday. I did this last year, scored some awesome deals, and felt wayyyy less stressed out than usual. (I used to be the person frantically sprinting around the mall on Christmas Eve.) Since we’ll be in Georgia for the holidays, this will also give me the chance to wrap everything and get it shipped on time. 

I’ll be sharing my annual gift guides over the next few weeks, but here are some of the things I’ll be scoping out:

Dyson cordless vacuum (I’ve been wanting one for a couple of years now. ’Tis time.)

Amazon Fire Kids (We have an iPad for the girls that they’re allowed to use on road trips. Since Liv is getting older and wants to watch different shows than P while we travel, I figured they could each have their own.)

– Omaha Steaks and Harry & David (LOVE giving these as gifts and they usually have awesome freebies and discount codes over the holidays)

Sephora gift sets! The VIB sale is happening now, so I’ll likely stock up on my favorite Tarte products (this brush set is bananas) and gift sets for friends/family.

Weighted blankets. 

Instant Pots! I’m obsessed with mine and can think of a couple of ladies in the family who need one, too. I’m sure Amazon will have an amazing deal.

– Stocking stuffers for the kiddos, like LEGO’s, little dolls, sunglasses, mittens, and necklaces.

Old Navy! Their flash sales are always ridiculous, and they have great outerwear for the kiddos, tees, leggings, and pajamas.

– A dressy watch for the Pilot. He usually wears his tactical watch, but it would be nice to get him a silver one for when he’s all fancypants.

I’m excited to keep brainstorming over the next week. My favorite part of the season by far is spending time with those we love, but I definitely enjoy picking out little treats and gifts over the holiday season.

I’d love to hear what you’ll be lurking on Black Friday/Cyber Monday!

What are some of the things in your constant closet rotation right now?



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  1. Brittany on November 14, 2017 at 11:59 am

    I recently purchased the Dyson cordless vacuum a few weeks ago, and I’m in love. With 4 dogs plus a messy husband it’s a must. Keep an eye on the Bed Bath and Beyond Website. Dyson was running a promotion for 100 off that recently ended plus I was able to use a 20% off coupon. I paid about $320.

    • Fitnessista on November 14, 2017 at 6:16 pm

      ok it’s happening! i’ll keep an eye on their website- thank you!

  2. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on November 14, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Ditto on the Dyson! I got mine as a Christmas present and it’s the best household gadget I’ve ever owned.

    • Fitnessista on November 14, 2017 at 6:16 pm

      ok i need it

  3. Charuta on November 14, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    How do those jeans fit? I’m eyeballing those embellished Joe jeans for some time now. But dropping close to $300 bucks on a jean which is a passing trend, seems a bit too indulgent 😛 😛

    • Fitnessista on November 14, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      they fit so so well. i love the way joe’s fit! i think the style will still be *in* for at least the next year. embellished stuff hasn’t really moved or changed in the past couple of years. it was a high price for me, too, but i wear them all the time

      • Charuta on November 14, 2017 at 6:41 pm

        Hmm…this comment goes a long way in enabling me !! ha ha, thanks! I also snagged the Loft sweater dress, they have a 60% off on sale prices 😀

        • Fitnessista on November 15, 2017 at 9:41 am

          ahhh that is an amazing deal!

          • Charuta on November 20, 2017 at 3:06 pm

            This comment might be unwelcome coz of TMI..but HAD to share it ..the Joe jean went 40% off on Nordstrom on the weekend & I snagged one! #shoppingvictories 😀

          • Fitnessista on November 20, 2017 at 11:44 pm

            WINNING. that is awesome!

  4. Anne on November 14, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    The Dyson Cordless will change your life!! I got one about 6 months ago and its the best! My house is cleaner than its ever been and its so nice to grab it for a kitchen floor mess (a lifesaver when I dropped and entire bag of flour!).

    • Fitnessista on November 14, 2017 at 6:18 pm

      that’s exactly why i need it! it would be so easy to use that after meals instead of lugging the regular vacuum cleaner out each time we have a spill or kitchen catastrophe

  5. Janice O'Kane on November 14, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    I finally caved and bought a pair of Steve Madden slip-ons. I’ve been eyeing them since you first showed them a while back. For whatever reason today was the day I decided to head to DSW – LOVE! And now, I’m seriously thinking about the cordless Dyson based on all of these super positive comments!

    • Fitnessista on November 15, 2017 at 9:41 am

      yay, so happy you like the slip-ons! wearing mine right now 🙂

  6. averie @ averie cooks on November 14, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    I have that exact vaccum. I’ve had it for a year, I gave my other dyson with a cord to my neighbor, and don’t regret it at all! The cordless vac is amazing, so light, no cord, and I have 2 long haired white cats and nonstop food blogger crumbs and I vac every day but I am done in 10 mins. GET IT.

    I also have that Rails flannel and a million Madewell t’s. And Vince Camuto is one of the only brands of shoes that are stylish and fit my huge feet! Great minds 🙂

    • Fitnessista on November 15, 2017 at 9:41 am

      ok that seals the deal. i need it!!
      and great minds for sure! the good stuff 🙂

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