fall essentials: baseball, beanies and brims.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; fall 2013 accessories; what hats to wear for fall; J.Crew Calf Hair Leopard Baseball Cap; Forever 21 Desert Camo Baseball Cap; Madewell FairEnd Flannel Baseball Cap; Michael Kors Black and White Striped Slouchie Beanie; Michael Stars Mesa Triangle Knit Slouch Hat; Banana Republic Rib-Knit Beanie; ModCloth Cran Central Station Hat; Guess Black Studded Wide-Brim Hat; Michael Stars Tied and Trimmed Wide Brim Hat

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had an unrequited love for hats.  I want so badly to add more of them to my wardrobe, but find that the right headgear is hard to come by.  Well, after recently stumbling upon the perfect baseball cap, my quest for a few new hats has been reignited for the season.  Check out a few that top my list and let me know which one is your favorite!

SHOP
1. J.Crew Calf Hair Leopard Baseball Cap
2. Forever 21 Desert Camo Baseball Cap
3. Madewell FairEnd Flannel Baseball Cap
4. Michael Kors Black and White Striped Slouchie Beanie
5. Michael Stars Mesa Triangle Knit Slouch Hat
6. Banana Republic Rib-Knit Beanie
7. ModCloth Cran Central Station Hat
8. Guess Black Studded Wide-Brim Hat
9. Michael Stars Tied and Trimmed Wide Brim Hat

last hurrah.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a summer dress for fall; Gap military utility jacket; coral floral summer dress; J.Crew cognac brown belt; Gigi Saddle Taylor Tote; Sam Edelman Sophia black and brown wedge; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny cuff

I can’t believe I’m admitting this, but I’m starting to switch my wardrobe from summer to fall.  The first things to go into hibernation: bright pastels and overtly spring-ish floral prints.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a summer dress for fall; Gap military utility jacket; coral floral summer dress; J.Crew cognac brown belt; Gigi Saddle Taylor Tote; Sam Edelman Sophia black and brown wedge; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny cuff

While I was saying farewell to a few of my seasonal faves, I found this coral dress that I hadn’t worn since last June.  I couldn’t bear the thought of waiting another year to wear it again, so I mixed it in with a few of my fall staples for one last floral hurrah.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a summer dress for fall; Gap military utility jacket; coral floral summer dress; J.Crew cognac brown belt; Gigi Saddle Taylor Tote; Sam Edelman Sophia black and brown wedge; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny cuff

Wanna give your summer frock a little bit more longevity?  There’s nothing a military jacket, tortoise/leopard jewelry, and one amazing cognac tote bag can’t fix!

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a summer dress for fall; Gap military utility jacket; coral floral summer dress; J.Crew cognac brown belt; Gigi Saddle Taylor Tote; Sam Edelman Sophia black and brown wedge; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny cuffSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a summer dress for fall; Gap military utility jacket; coral floral summer dress; J.Crew cognac brown belt; Gigi Saddle Taylor Tote; Sam Edelman Sophia black and brown wedge; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny cuffSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall outfit photo; how to wear a summer dress for fall; Gap military utility jacket; coral floral summer dress; J.Crew cognac brown belt; Gigi Saddle Taylor Tote; Sam Edelman Sophia black and brown wedge; C. Wonder leopard calf hair skinny cuff

WEAR
Jacket: Gap (similar here and here)
Dress: Full Tilt (similar)
Necklace: C. Wonder (similar here and here)
Bracelet: C. Wonder (similar)
Belt: J.Crew
Bag: Gigi New York (c/o)
Shoes: Sam Edelman (on sale!)

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James Colvin

fall essentials: the backpack.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; fall shopping essentials; Madewell Transport Rucksack; Modcloth Keep Chic and Carry On Backpack; Modcloth Weekday Woodsy Backpack; Modcloth Geometric Genius Backpack; Topman Dunlop Stone Backpack; Tory Burch Pierson Backpack

It’s been a over a year since I’ve graduated school, but I can’t but help but feel that “back to school” shift every fall.  Back to business, if you will.  So to usher in the new season, I’m bringing you a few of my favorite fall essentials — starting with the backpack of course.

My days of lugging around textbooks is long over, but I’m on the hunt for a chic little backpack to bring with me on weekend adventures.  Check out a few of my favorite picks for the season!

SHOP
1. Tory Burch Pierson Backpack — $365
2. Modcloth Keep Chic and Carry On Backpack — $59.99
3. Topman Dunlop Stone Backpack — $50
4. Modcloth Weekday Woodsy Backpack — $69.99
5. Madewell Transport Rucksack — $248
6. Modcloth Geometric Genius Backpack — $39.99