NEW IN MY CLOSET & WHATS COMING TO ITALY

Fall is Just about here so It has been out with the old and in with the new for my closet,

I have been tough on closet updates – getting rid of things and donating a lot.  I mean piles of clothes.  Piles! What do I do with my things…….I am really fond of Woman to Woman Mentoring is located here in my hometown and I really believe in the whole program.  I’d love for you to check out their site and if you have things to donate consider their program.  I really am a big advocate for women and women getting the chance to make life improvements, helping mothers, young and single especially and I have donated so many things to this cause.  Restaurant gift cards, tee shirts, wine books as well as a much loved FENDI black patent handbag to their main fundraiser “clutch for a cause” a coach bag, workwear attire and shoes.  Some with tags on, never worn or worn only one time.  Sweaters, skirts, dresses you name it – it went.  The other spot that has my things would be Plato’s Closet.  You get a quick turnaround of cash in hand – not the best return on investment but quickly done outta closet on to the next task.  Geared more towards younger generation so only a few of my things were accepted.  My never worn Loft Jacket and White House Black Market stuff outta age range. (ouch)

With this type of clean, comes some fun.  Below you will see what I purchased for my wardrobe.  I aspire to have a more organized approach with complete office/dinner/and date looks.   I work from home most days – yoga wear is the norm.  (that’s a whole different blog post, right?) so I am focusing on neutrals and will be using these things on our trip to ITALY in less than a month.  So stuff needs to travel well, be comfy, warm and cooooooool!  This is the beginning of what is coming with me!

The dress you see above is in black and the check top in Navy (my color the past for years for clothes and home decor) My inspo was this look here as you see below.  I can wear the pieces together as she did so well below yet will also be great as separates for a date night of white truffles in Alba and the check button up with jeans for sight seeing.  loriannmd, urablankslate, blankslate, frederik, dmv, nyfw, what to pack, italy trip, travel, blogger, blogger, tumi, nordstrom, shop style collective, I love the red but felt I’d get more wear from the dark one and have my black booties as well.  I think a good dupe!  I recently saved and treated myself to luxury Dior booties and with a more budget friendly version for this trip I bought the ones above more of that “sock boot” everyone is wearing this fall.  Next is this inspo pic white shirt and jeans…..easy right?  I will trade out the tie laces in the shirt above(BTW – for a fantastic price) that I got with some black silk ribbon or maybe even my DIOR ribbon that came in my boot box if it fits!  The green moss boots are so nice and a great change of pace.  This is an easy outfit to take from day to night anywhere.  I am also getting the black backpack for this trip.  I can put my smaller Gucci inside maybe or just have something a bit easier than lugging a tote for my camera, snack, note pads, bandaids etc. Topping with the black trench coat.  I will have layers for weather changes along the way.  It’s classic and a no brainer and Need a new one B – A – D – bad.
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I think I am making good progress will have my black FREDDY Leggin’s (best in the world for your butt!  I swear) and of course and a faux wet look black leggings that I can dress up or down mostly I’m sure I will be walking around in the new black NIKE Air Max tennis shoes.  The leggings will go with most of the tops I’m bringing along so that makes it easy.
I’m off today to get a few more mini travel sizes pieces of my favorite makeup & skin care samples also to get Abe’s dog sitter finalized.  Call me crazy but I WILL BE FACE TIMING my pup!  Take some more photos at the restaurant for new hometown publication and enjoying this great fall weather.  Maybe get on that bike of mine again – need my 10k steps too.  Didn’t make it yesterday only 8500. Ugggggggg
Comment below and let me know what you think I need to pack for this first lifetime trip to Northern Italy!  I’d love to get some more advice.  I want to have it all finalized middle of next week.  I think I’ll take photos of have I can mix and match outfits and bring along so I don’t get overwhelmed – doing the same for Mike as well.

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