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Fashion Friday – stripes and green!

Happy Friday everyone!  Made it to the weekend.  Tonight we watched our first football game of the season (go UTES!) and I can’t even tell you how excited it made me!  The soothing sounds of the crowd cheering had me reaching for our pumpkin spice candle and pulling out every fake pumpkin we own.  We have a busy weekend ahead, but I’m going to make some time to start decorating even if I have to stay up until 2:00 a.m. to do it!  Speaking of all things Fall, I bought a vest I’m in love with and can’t wait to wear this season!
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It’s Banana Republic’s Quilted Field Vest in Seaweed and the second I saw it I knew it was coming home with me.  Plus it’s 40% off right now!  Everything is at Banana!
black and white striped shirt
Such a great fit (true to size) and really slimming.  I love that it’s thin, but quilted so it will be warm for upcoming chilly Fall days!   I tried it on with my favorite staple striped top because I am really loving the army green/striped combo lately.  I know this is no surprise since about everything I’ve shared lately is black and white striped or army green!  I promise to get out of this rut in my next Fashion post.  Maybe.
When I said I couldn’t wait to wear my new vest I meant it!  Chilly Fall days aren’t happening around here at the moment so I just paired it with one of my favorite v-neck t’s (also from Banana) so I wouldn’t sweat to death!  Not quite as cute, but I got my Fall fix.  Especially since I’ve been breaking in my Ashton Leather Wedge Ankle Booties.  Really love these.  Comfortable and perfect for every day running around.  (Jeans I’m wearing – AG ‘Stilt’ Cigarette Leg Jeans)
banana republic vest
Graphic tees are another fun top to wear under vests.  Hurry and cool off weather!  I’m so anxious to break out all of my warm clothes.  This is the only time of year I don’t love living in San Diego.  Last year we were swimming on Thanksgiving Day and it just wasn’t right!  I always love our city again when February rolls around, but in the Fall I just want to wear a turtleneck or a scarf!  Is that so much to ask!?  ;)
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Apparently I’m not the only one in love with this army green color.  It’s everywhere this Fall!  I’m going to order and try on this trench dress while it’s on sale.
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And I almost put these fun cargo pants in my on-line cart…
Until I decided they are too similar to my Jolt Utility Jogger Pants.  I’ve been wearing these pants about three times a week!  SO comfy and they go with a lot of different tops.  I’ve also been living in my favorite new sandals and this fun striped tee I found at Target.  I told you.  Out of this rut next time.  :)
me and my girls
Like everything else in Banana my Heathered Faux Wrap Dress is on sale!  When I shared this in a past Fashion Friday post I got a lot of questions about my girls dresses.  They are from Children’s Place but are several years old.  I always buy things big for my kids but these dresses have lasted and fit longer than most of their clothes have.  If I ever run into anything similar I’ll share it on the blog. :)  (You can find the shoes I’m wearing in this picture here but I also just discovered shoes that are almost identical but cost less here!)
black jolt pants
K.  At least with this outfit my stripes aren’t black and white.  Ha!  This top I’ve had forever.  I always wear it with my favorite Jolt drawstring pants I’ve also had forever (on sale for $22!).  I have them in black but they also come in olive green if you wan to be in an olive green rut with me.  :)  Love all of BP’s layered pendant necklaces!
I was so happy to hear from several of you that you bought and love the Reversible bag I shared in my Friday Favorites post last week!  The day I wore my new Banana Republic vest I had this bag with me and I got SO many compliments!  Great combo.  I also took my new favorite Fall bag to church last Sunday and it was perfect to hold all of Kole’s coloring books and snacks and everything I needed.  But I was wearing a navy dress and it made me want to order the navy one too!  Did any of you get navy?  Do you want to convince me I need to have it?  Wouldn’t take much.  :)
black striped target shirt
Btw.. this cute Chevron necklace is on sale for $8 right now!

And do you love my photo bomber?
(Fashion Friday from 2012)

He’s been in business for 5 years.

Some things never change.


Get out your pumpkin spice candle and enjoy the weekend!

xoxo, Erin
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20 thoughts on “Fashion Friday – stripes and green!

  1. Hi Erin –
    Thanks for all the great ideas. I’m loving that vest – looks warm but not bulky. Definitely have to check out the sale at Banana Republic. And I’m TRYING to order that bag from Nordstroms… Problem is I keep changing the color in my online bag!! Right now I have the gray one in there but I love the cognac and the navy too. Ugh – decisions!! Lol. Quick question for you – is your iPhone the 6 or 6plus? I’m getting a new phone and I’m SO torn! Interested to hear your opinion.

    1. Kim I get it! I took forever deciding which color of bag to get and like I said I might be going back for one more! :) My phone is the 6 and I love it. My husband has the 6plus and it’s too big for me. It doesn’t fit in my back pocket (I always slip my phone in my back pocket) and it’s too big to type on one handed. You can do it, but it’s awkward. But my husband loves it! It does hold a charge longer and he does a lot of work on his phone so it’s nice to be able to see things bigger. Totally depends on what you’re looking for! But the 6 has my vote. :) xo

  2. You look fabulous in everything you wear, Erin, even when you wear a “photobomber.” :) I appreciate your taking the time to photograph and then post about where to find what you are sharing. And I have to say, I completely get what you are saying about wanting to wear the fall/warmer clothes. That season just doesn’t last too long in Southern CA does it? :) I used to want to wear turtlenecks and cowl necks (dating myself there) when I was growing up. Then I realized, A they were too hot most of the time and B, my neck is way too short to wear them without them swallowing up my chin! Ha, ha!

  3. Thanks for the tip on the chevron necklace from Nordstrom! I just ordered the gold for myself and the silver one for a gift. Hooray!

  4. That army green is everywhere and I love it. I love the vest and I may be ordering the cargo pants. I am so over summer for the first time. I can’t wait to start wearing warm clothes. I was burning Sweater Weather tonight from Bath And Body Works and it was cool enough to have the windows open after dinner tonight. It felt so good to get fresh air instead of the air conditioner. There is hope.

    Have a great weekend Erin

  5. Hi Erin! Cute outfits. Where did you find your black and white striped shirt? And random question but how tall are you? I’m 5’2″ so just looking for height reference with regards to outfits you post:). Thanks so much!!!

    1. Thanks Angela! That top is from Nordstrom last year and I would have shared a link but I couldn’t find it on-line even though I still see it in the store all the time. I’m 5’3! So things will probably fit us pretty similar. GO shorties. ;) xo

  6. I never comment but I do read your blog religiously and am in love with your home! I loved that bag so much I bought it and I have gotten so many compliments! I am using it for work but I am going to get a 2nd one for the kids swimming/ dance/ library trips etc. Its so sturdy! Thanks for the great find! I had been eyeing one in Target but this is MUCH nicer!

    1. YEA!! This comment made me SO happy Jessica! First of all, thank you for your kind words about my blog and home. So happy you like both! :) And I know right!? Isn’t it the perfect bag!? I’ve received a lot of compliments on it too and it just holds everything! I was debating getting one more and now that I know you are too I’m pulling the trigger and ordering another one. So thanks from my husband on that one.. ha ha.. ;) xo

  7. So I think you should put together some outfit boards for us with links to where to purchase. Love all your trendy yet affordable outfits!! I just want more!!

    1. You are the sweetest Becky! Thank you! I wish I had more time to do that! Right now it’s all I can do to get out 2-3 Fashion Fridays a week. Ha! But I have some cute stuff coming up soon! :) xo

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