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Typical Francesca, naming blog posts after her favorite Niall Horan songs. Naming blog posts like this is hard. What else am I supposed to call this? Grey Turtleneck & Mom Jeans? Cashmere & Jeans So High Waisted That They More Than Cover My Bellybutton? I Tried to Crunch Every Single One of Those Leaves?

All jokes aside, I was going to talk about more important things in this blog post today. I have a few blog posts drafted that I've started, but I'm not quite ready to finish or share yet. Do you guys ever do that where there are topics you really want to talk about but then you second guess yourself about posting them on the interwebs?

Sometimes I struggle with wanting to share my life and subsequently end up oversharing in areas where I'd prefer more privacy. I'm a fairly private person in general and definitely distinctly remember one of my friends and old roommates announcing one day that despite living together, she didn't really know a whole lot about me. Really, it was nothing personal. I'm just a private person, that's all.

So, in the spirit of being a little more private, I've had to table a few blog posts until I figure out how to talk about them without announcing "let's get personal, personal!" to the tune of Olivia Newton John's 1961 hit song "Physical." Shit happens, life goes on, so now you guys get to deal with my rambling in the midst of all of these mega-autumnal photos.

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I would say everything about this outfit is my standard fall uniform, aside from maybe the patent stiletto pointed toe heels. I bought these jeans and heels on the same day at the store I used to work at though, specifically to be worn together. I've always admired the look every time I saw it on another blogger and thought it was do-able for myself. Which, you know, it is when I feel like swapping out my boots for heels. This is, as you could guess, rare. But that doesn't mean my original vision shouldn't get some love from time to time!

I love the way that a simple pair of nude heels can spice up a look. It makes a pair of dumpy (okay, dumpy is like...mega negative, but come on, look at how mom-ish those mom jeans are) jeans a little more...sophisticated. Okay, not sophisticated, but it just makes them look a little less like trash, just with a simple shoe choice.

If you're a new reader, you might not know how deep my love for turtlenecks run. I even have a "going out" top that has a minor mock-neck/turtleneck thing going on (it's also a halter top with a completely open back, so that kind of evens it out). That's how intense my love for turtlenecks is. I have too many for one girl's collection and I'm always eager to add more. I just think they look good on me and I like that I can hide in the neckline if I need to escape.

I am a total advocate for turtlenecks during the autumn, winter, and even spring months (I live in the Northeast, winter is 9 months long). You can find cute turtlenecks that don't like they should be worn solely during the Christmas season by your grandma or that one aunt that always wears straight legged red corduroy pants and wears a tacky holiday vest from Bon-Ton on top.

Sweater: Athleta | Jeans: BDG | Shoes: Kate Spade| Sunglasses: Miu Miu | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Where do you guys stand on turtlenecks? Totally kidding! (Or am I?)


  1. This is such a classy look for Fall! I love the turtleneck sweater and your pumps! :)

    xo, Chloe //


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