Flannel Friday

Is it really even Autumn without at least one flannel shirt? Flannel shirts have taken a permanent place in both women and men’s Autumn collection of staples. They are warm, rustic, soft, and comfy – perfect for Autumn and Winter. Flannel shirts are a perfect and timeless transitional layer that you can wear in all kinds of ways.

Tie it around your waist for a nod to the 90’s which I love to do OR throw a bomber over it OR maybe even both.

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We all know how difficult it is to dress for unpredictable New England weather, the flannel shirt could be your Autumn fashion lifesaver. To change things up a bit this rustic and rugged piece can be an alternative to the classic cardigan.

Flannel shirts are easy to wear. Just throw it over your everyday outfit and you’re good to go. They are functional on your busy days and on your relaxed days keeping you toasty and stylish.

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Another bonus about flannel shirts is that they come in a variety of colors. I am sure your favorite hue is waiting for you at LL Bean, Top Shop, H&M, Forever 21, Old Navy, Urban Outfitters or American Eagle.

Like me, you may be wondering what is the difference between flannel and plaid shirts? Plaid is a pattern while flannel is a fabric. Why do people confuse the two? As tartan plaid is often found on flannel, the print and fabric were often used together and quickly became synonymous.

Do you love flannel shirts? How do you like to style them? Any other trends you’d like to see featured? Leave a comment and let’s chat!

Jessica Cobo’s Jewelry on Urbnchic

What better way to start the week than with receiving jewelry? You can find this beautiful natural stone pendant necklace on Urbnchic. This necklace is the perfect gift idea for any woman, either to give or to receive: its simplicity will surly add a unique flare to any outfit.




A joy to wear on an everyday basis, easily taking you from day to night. The metallic bar covered marquise natural stone pendant necklace is extra large size wise and is approximately 30” in length.



If you want to add this piece to your jewelry box you need to hurry because this item is on sale and sells out pretty fast.


The length of a necklace drastically affects how it looks when you wear it. Always pay attention to necklace length when you’re purchasing jewelry, and be aware of how different necklace lengths look on you.

Jewelry sizing cheat sheet


If jewelry is not what you’re looking for UrbnChic also has apparel and cozy outerwear. Owner Jessica Cobo “shares latest trends on a monthly / seasonal basis, keeping the quality of all items at its high”.

Photo Credit:  Andrew Swaine

Re-Boot for Autumn

As temperatures begin to drop, there are only so many ways you can layer the sweaters and coats you have on rotation. One way to turn things up a notch and keep things interesting is to keep an inventory of versatile boots in your closet. Here are a few pairs of boots in my closet … and maybe a few more my husband does not know about.

I am obsessed with the ankle boots and booties which have been on-trend for the past few seasons, but this year’s styles include contrasting wooden, metallic, or printed heels and amazing colors.

I am in love with the wine or burgundy color this autumn and this Unisa Ressie Bootie from Designer Shoe Warehouse is on point.


From work to weekend, these boots are an easy go-to shoe that can compliment just about anything in your closet.


A solid pair of brown or black ankle booties with a chunky heel is a must-have.


Yes, booties are the perfect footwear for all,  given they go with everything from jeans, skirts, sweater dresses and more.


I thought the over-the-knee boots would just be a passing phase when they first came out, but now I cannot imagine my closet without them. Take your boot game to new heights with flat or heeled, over-the-knee boots. I love wearing my black suede over-the-knee boots with my favorite pair of skinny jeans.



Functional and tough with a menswear twist, these military-inspired style boots can kick a casual look into high gear.  Love these black combat boots with a hint of hardware for an edgy look.


I also love wearing my  knee high brown boots which I purchased last season from Sole Society. I love pairing them with dark wash jeans and adding a splash of color to my outfit.


Depending on your style and your personal preference, a classic black or brown riding boot might just be the only boot you need. I love a classic pair of flat riding boots; they are timeless and look stylish when paired with anything from jeans to equestrian pants.



I hope these fall and winter boot ideas inspires you to give different boot styles a try. Whatever your choose one of these boots will definitely have you walking tall.

La Vida Poncho

While preparing for my recent trip to South Africa I saw this beautiful black and white poncho at H&M. I decided to buy it because I thought it would be perfect to use as a blanket on the plane. It worked out great for my trip and has since become one of my favorite trends this season.



Inspired by the traditional South American poncho, the almost blanket like piece features rich colors, luxurious fabrics and is a key piece in this season’s play with layering and proportion.



Style this versatile piece with a pair of leather pants and heels for a night out or with black denim and chic booties for a more casual look.


Ponchos rich in colors, and interesting graphic designs is a surefire way to take your autumn style up a notch without sacrificing warmth. Whatever the occasion the Ponchos got you covered.



Photo Credit:  Andrew Swaine