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Color Coordinated Brunch

I'm so happy to have had so many opportunities over the past year to meet up with other Connecticut bloggers, and I will never say no to a brunch, especially when it's at one of my favorite restaurants in New Haven, Harvest.

When the brunch was being organized, we decided to color coordinate - neutrals and pops of red, for the photos, naturally. Thankfully we had a wonderful waiter who happily snapped group photos for us. It started off as a very rainy morning, but as brunch stretched into late afternoon, the sun came out to reveal a very blustery fall day, hence the ponytail - I just couldn't deal with the wind!

These are the last of my photos featuring the fall foliage. Now it's all gone and covered under a blanket of snow. Fall is forever too short a season!

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Black Bodysuit Rene Rofe via Boscov's
Leopard Skirt Gerard Darel via ThredUP similar
Leather Moto Jacket Express similar
Black Pumps "Natalie" Naturalizer
Bucket Bag "Johnny" Danse Lente
Versailles Earrings Julie Vos similar
Ruby Crystal Talisman Ring c/o Uncommon Goods
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Nail Color "Twill Seeker" Essie




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Plaid Blazer

Blazer weather is typically a short spell, I should know, I've got far too many blazers in my closet that don't get nearly enough wear. Naturally when plaid blazers started cropping up and I wanted to get one, I knew it probably wouldn't be best to invest in anything all too expensive. I really liked this one at Macy's, but didn't feel the price was justified by the quality. After a quick browse through H&M, I found this one.

Because I'm somewhat ridiculous, rather than buying the blazer in the store, I instead went to shop H&M online, so that I could use a coupon to get 25% off the $50 price tag.

Only then I went to Target where I found another plaid blazer which looked so similar to the H&M blazer, however it had been clearanced to $25. Naturally I had to buy it, and then, took to Instagram to poll everyone as to which blazer I should keep.

I'd been leaning towards the Target blazer, just because it was cheaper, but the H&M blazer won the poll in a landslide, and what finally got me to make the decision was the sleeve length - it's a slight difference, but when you are as short as I am, that quarter of an inch actually makes quite an impact.

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Plaid Blazer H&M similar
Scalloped Cami J.Crew Factory
Cropped Bootcut Jeans Gap thrifted similar
Black Loafer Pumps Ferragamo via Roundabout similar
Bucket Bag "Johnny" Danse Lente
Gold Ball Earrings Kohl's
Gold Plated Disc Necklace Matteo via TJMaxx
Diamond Chip Ring c/o Crown Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Twill Seeker" Essie




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Thrifted Joie Jacket

This Joie jacket was mentioned in my October budget post, and thankfully the weather was good for a bit and I got to wear it! Joie is one of my favorite brands to buy secondhand. Well, I only buy Joie secondhand (or at TJMaxx) because their retail prices are far to high. However $14 for this jacket, which retailed somewhere in the $400 range is a steal.

Also worth mentioning, no I didn't buy a designer bag - I was taking photos with Caitlin and left the purse I'd planning on carrying with this outfit in the car. Rather than go back I just borrowed her cute Louis Vuitton pouch, which did happen to match perfectly. Someday I might have a designer bag of my own. I just keep telling myself I need to stop buying everything else - the $20 Target shoes, the $100 J.Crew dresses, etc., - for a year, and then I'll likely have enough to get a designer bag. Secondhand, of course. I just need to find the willpower to do it!

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Tweed Moto Jacket "Pattyn" Joie thrifted
Grey Tassel Tee H&M similar
High Rise Button Fly Jeans Gap
Silver Regan Mule c/o Vionic
Clutch Louis Vuitton (borrowed from Caitlin)
Loop Earrings Mejuri
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry





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