a Taylored Approach
It's hard to believe it's already October and when the sun goes down I'm feeling that Fall chill but during the day, the city is hanging onto Indian Summer. And while a few of my favorite things lately have nothing to do with the change in season or harvest-y colors, it's Autumn via Tay's Approach and I'm sharing what's making my heart happy as I get ready to take on month #10.
1. Mini Pumpkins
I've never been a fan of pumpkins, Halloween or orange but as soon as I came across little white ones and a muted tangerine guy, I decided it was necessary to pair alongside some Sunday blooms. A medley of sunflowers, pink petals and raffia sticks is enough to capture the essence of the season. I love the unexpected duo of the white pumpkin and champagne plate on my coffee table.
2. A Pink Felt Letterboard
Ok I know. More things that are pink. This weekend between Sushi dates and watching the Blue Angels get in formation, it was time for a bit of redecorating and changing up the office space. I saw this Three Potato Four letter board on Pinterest with the words "Know your worth. Then add tax." I loved it and knew it would be a chic addition to the Taylored Approach office space with a list of my favorite things and words for inspiration. When I need a mental checklist or a quote to pick me up, I can change it depending my mood. Of course, the Flamingo snow globe is still going strong. It's going to take something pretty major to knock her out of desk first place.
You guessed it, the second temps drop in the city is when Tay steps up the leather and fur wardrobe. I don't know what it is but when I'm layered in fuzzy goodness, I feel like a boss, even if it's on a Sunday when I'm already in jammies. It's sort of become my signature. Like sequins in summer. The coyote fur has become an accent in my office space with my ghost chair. She fits in well and gets me in the zone. If you see a girl who looks like a small animal on the 30x, you've guessed it, me. TC.
4. This knit pearl sweater
I am no prepster by any means and the idea of a cardigan usually makes my skin crawl but when I spotted this gem at Zara, it was the perfect way to mix a little embellishment and patriotic prep without feeling like I was in a J Crew ad. The possibilities are endless with this creamy knit and I'm feeling a vision with a few #ootd ideas. 1) Athleisure with my adidas logoed legging + sneaks or 2) Gap high waisted ripped skinnies and my Gucci red loafers. The perfect mix of polish with a little bit of edge. Stay tuned for her debut.
5. A New Book
I am really good at starting books, never finishing them but always seem to gravitate toward ones that somehow relate to growing your career, being a boss or a tale of a designer's life. I find it inspiring and enriching but realize I might need a little fantasy in my life. I recently picked up In the Name of Gucci, well because it will look great with my book collection but more so, Gucci is legendary, especially lately. Instead of blasting the latest Chainsmoker/Kygo song I am obsessed with, it's time to look bookworm worthy on the bus.
In true Tay fashion, the Fall love list will continue to grow. Hope your weekend has been full of Fleet Week fun, cute cocktails or if you aren't a city resident, something fall-ish to get you into the seasonal spirit.
Until next time, I'll leave you with my favorite snap from le weekend and my soon to be frequent sunset stoop.