Fall Must-Haves List

Hi Friends!  It’s already Thursday, September 15th, and that means only ONE WEEK until it’s officially FALL!  #itsabouttime

I keep thinking if I wear booties, make enough soups for dinner, or light enough fall scented candles the cooler weather will begin to show up.  Unfortunately, here in Texas it’s just not happening yet.  Let’s just say I’m not holding my breath.  But this girl is oh, so ready for some cooler temperatures.

I think there are some things every girl should have in her closet for that one fabulous day when the weather is cool and fall FINALLY does arrive.  🙂

The first thing we all need is a pair of cute booties

Fringe Booties (ON SALE-come in three colors)
Lucky Brand Booties (Lots of colors available-if you’re looking for a lower heel, these are for you!)
Toms Perforated Booties (50% off-great price!)
Jessica Simpson Bootie (These were a birthday gift and I LOVE them.  They come in two colors.)

The next thing that’s important is a good pair of jeans.  I’m talking a pair of jeans you feel like a million bucks in.  That pair you’re always gonna grab if they’re clean?  That’s the kind of pair we need.  🙂
AG Jeans (Great deal right now!-This brand is my favorite.  My super frugal husband who doesn’t like to spend much on his clothes MIGHT have tried a pair of AG jeans on last year and bought himself TWO pair he was that impressed.  HUGE endorsement right there, girls!)

In the fall, a go-to look is always simple tee, paired with jeans, and booties.  There are so many ways you can dress it up or down.  I rounded up a few of my favorites.
Lush Tee (Certain colors are on BIG sale-includes olive, perfect for fall!)
Caslon Tee (All the great basic colors)
Z Supply Tee (I have both a small and an extra small.  The small requires a cami underneath because it’s so low.  The extra small doesn’t.  This comes in camo, but I wouldn’t recommend the camo.  After one wash, the camo is pretty see-through.

The last necessity is a fabulous accessory

I’m totally calling a jacket and a vest an accessory up there, but you know what I’m sayin…right?  Pair the vest with a necklace or the scarf with a jacket and voila!  Instant cute fall outfit!

Maybe if we all dress the part, eventually the weather will start to agree with us.  🙂

What’s your favorite fall go-to item?

Happy One Week to FALL!

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  1. 9.15.16
    Kimm said:

    I don't think fall will ever come to FL….I'm so ready to say goodbye to the 90 degree temps !!!

    • 9.15.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Me too!!! Where is that crisp fall air?

    • 9.15.16
      Aja said:

      It's actually hotter in TX than it is in Central FL! We've had lots of rain. Still very humid though, but I've been wearing jeans and booties! I'm too cold for shorts.

  2. 9.15.16
    Sarah Shaneyfelt said:

    I feel like getting to wear a scarf instantly makes my outfit look like it's ready for fall! It could be 75 degrees out at the end of September, but you better believe I'm wearing a scarf haha! The things we do for fashion, right?!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

    • 9.15.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I agree! A scarf just seals the deal. 🙂

  3. 9.15.16
    a little bit of emily said:

    I love all your must-haves! You can't beat a pair of booties, jeans and a simple t shirt. I just got a military jacket this summer during the Nordstrom sale and I cannot wait to wear it!

    • 9.15.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Ooh! How cute!

  4. 9.15.16
    Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said:

    Super cute, girl – this is all my jam. Ohhhh, fall, where are you?!? I honestly don't remember being this hot ever in Houston and then I heard on the radio yesterday that we've set a record for the warmest August and September EVER here. #nowonder My other fall must-haves are a great plaid shirt and a puffer vest. As soon as there is a slight breeze and a hint of the 70s, I'm breaking mine out.

    • 9.15.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Me too-I love a vest!!

  5. 9.15.16
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    I LOVE your booties! When I saw them on Jeni I thought that they were SUPER expensive, but they are totally affordable!!!!

    • 9.15.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I've had them a while but where's the fall weather??? And when I saw Jeni in them remembered! Ha!

  6. 9.15.16
    Anonymous said:

    Yes ma'am! Fall is almost here! Bring it on!!

    • 9.15.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      #itsabouttime 🙂

  7. 9.15.16
    Shelly @ The Queen in Between said:

    yes to all this!

  8. 9.15.16
    Britt Hensley said:

    In Tennessee, we are also struggling with the hot temps. (67th day in the 90s & we are expecting a record-high today). Hopefully though cooler temps will be here, so I can enjoy styling my new monogrammed blanket scarf & Booties! 🙂 thanks for sharing.

  9. 9.15.16
    Elizabeth said:

    This just makes me smile! I cannot wait for cooler weather but down here in Houston it might be awhile 🙄

  10. 9.15.16
    Megan @ Letting In The Light Blog said:

    Jeans + tee + scarf is pretty much my fall wardrobe. And I may have bought not one, but two camo tees this week. Allegedly. One was v-neck and one round. So both obviously fall staples 🙂

  11. 9.15.16
    Lauren Boswell said:

    Girl we are here in VA and it's still 90 degrees in the afternoons, but our mornings fake dorm Fall into our day! Haha

  12. 9.15.16
    JULIE said:

    Do you have a favorite jean that is not a skinny? My body does not do well in skinny jeans. Just wondering.

  13. 9.15.16
    Kristina @ Ms.Modify said:

    I could just add all of those to my closet! I actually just bought those Lucky booties and can't wait to wear them!

  14. 9.15.16
    Lindsay's Sweet World said:

    Love your list! I had all of these on my fall staples post the other day, too, except for the basic tee… that's such a good one to add! You can pair it with anything!

  15. 9.15.16
    Jenny said:

    I never know when to officially start wearing boots, so I just went and bought a couple pair of flats, to help me transition. The weather can be so crazy that one day I'm wanting flip flops and the next boots… so I figured I'd meet in the middle with flats. 🙂

  16. 9.15.16
    Jaclyn Johnson said:

    Hi Erika! I wanted to know, do you think the Toms booties run true to size? I just ordered my first pair and I wanted to be sure I ordered the right size, which was my usual size. Thanks from one shopper to another 🙂 – Jackie

  17. 9.16.16
    Anonymous said:

    Hey there! Such great fall finds, I am off to shop the jeans now! The basic tee, jeans and booties are such great staples, so classic! Happy nearly weekend!

  18. 9.16.16
    Megan said:

    Agree with all of these things!!!

  19. 9.17.16
    Marybeth said:

    I defiantly wore skinnies, tee, scarf, and booties yesterday, even though it was 85 degrees-I just couldn't wait any longer! But it came up a big thunderstorm in the afternoon and cooled things off a lot, so I felt justified! Ha!

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