Living Martha's Vineyard Style

Easy Weekend Wear for Fall

September 14, 2018

Sunflower season is upon us and it always reminds me of fall on Martha’s Vineyard.   We had our wedding celebration here on Island 5 years ago at the start of October and our rehearsal dinner celebration was full of bright, glorious sunflowers, red checkered table cloths and apple cider cocktails.   I will see if I can find us that recipe because it was delicious and so suitable and warming.

We are busy prepping the house for Will’s parents who arrive tomorrow.  Fresh flowers are all over the house!  But, this post is really about what an incredible fit this blazer is, and how much I covet a well-fitting blazer because they last season after season. I still have my favorites from high school and my mother can hold onto a good one for 20 years (keep re-lining it) BUT I would like to quickly say two things first:  (1) these are my new favorite jeans and I will explain why in a moment (2) I know that I need to start wearing new shoes, and maybe a new bag, I packed so terribly for this trip and am looking forward to sliding into my trusty loafers and boots, alas they are at home, which is currently off limits for far more important reasons (hurricane). 

Now that we have this out of the way, let’s quickly talk about these jeans because I feel like they are a fantastic discovery and I’d like to tell everybody about them.   I need a high waist.  I have a big bum and a smaller tummy and if I wear low waisted jeans my underwear always hang out.  I have relied on Citizens since I was in high school.   I have been looking for a slim fit, high-waist but not too tight on the ankle pair, with NO holes and these are truly perfect, so comfortable, slimming and secure.   Those of you who follow our style posts know that I love a pair of rippy jeans but I prefer a clean cut, neater pair for fall and winter wear…a bit more elegant ;).  I also feel like jeans are a staple that you don’t need many pairs of and if they make you feel great, then they’re worth it.

This jacket is the prettiest shade of deep olive green, and fits like a glove (I am wearing a 6).   It’s perfect for weekend wear, work, layering up with cashmere scarves and sweaters and turtle necks and white button downs — an all in all fantastic piece which feels simultaneously smart and sexy — a win win!   Last, I love wearing an outfit like this on the weekend which makes me feel feminine and put together, especially when strolling polished charming streets exploring, picking up flowers, coffee and treats.

3 Comments

  • Reply Sarah | all in the details September 14, 2018 at 8:00 am

    I’ve seriously been on the hunt for jeans for well over a year now–thanks for sharing your favorite pair!!! That blazer looks amazing too. I invested in a beautiful one about five years ago and it’s just perfect.

    Sarah | all in the details
    http://www.allindetailsblog.com

  • Reply Christa L Sagmoe September 15, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Love the look! I’m working on adding more blazers to my wardrobe and this one is the perfect color for Fall!

    Christa | theavidpen
    https://theavidpen.com

  • Reply Inna Pishtoy September 19, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    This is such a cute outfit, I absolutely love the blazer!

    http://innapishtoy.com/

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