In case you’re new to this, today I’ll be rounding up my favorite items of the moment with more of a personal spin than your usual shopping story. These special selects are the pieces I’ve been loving not only online but IRL too. With a little help from my shopping-focused Instagram account, @trustmebuythis, where I share my own snaps of items I’m into at the moment, I get to both show and tell you what I’m really wearing every month.
So what's on the docket today? The usual mix of old favorites and new buys for the season ahead. From the blazers and bags I'm bringing back from last year to the new ones I couldn't help but add to my rotation for fall, expect a mix of basics for every style and budget. Ready to see and shop all the items I actually wore in October? Just keep scrolling to get started.
While I might have to trade out the open-toe mules in the coming months when NYC weather kicks into high gear, I don't plan on retiring my new favorite thermal by Donni or jeans from Slvrlake. They're both perfect basics.
Fun fact: Despite my *usually* simple style, I'm oddly also a sucker for anything embellished. I guess it's good that most of my outfits are pretty basic because if not, said bejeweled items would have nowhere to fit in. On that note, this Prada bag has blended seamlessly into my wardrobe and is definitely one of my favorite purchases of the year.
Remember when I talked about how much I love wearing all-black in fall? I wasn't lying! This season, I have my blazers in heavier rotation than ever before, and this oversize one from Zara is seriously a 10. It looks perfect with anything but especially my go-to jeans and Western boots. My advice is to size down though because it's truly oversize. (I'm wearing an XS for reference.)
This photo was, of course, taken way earlier in the month when wearing just a tank top outdoors was still normal, but my feelings about said top and this bag still stand. I plan to wear the top under cardigans and blazers throughout the rest of the season. As for the bag? Let me tell you! It's from & Other Stories and looks so much more expensive than its under-$150 price tag, and while this exact one is sold out online, my guess is that the below similar style is just as luxe-looking in person.
The two main takeaways from this photo are as follows: One, while I might be biased, this under-$50 leather shirt-jacket from our Who What Wear collection is seriously so good. Two, I'm wearing wedge boots for the first time in I don't know how many years, and I feel great about it because not only are they comfortable, but they actually look fashion-forward and modern, too.
Since getting these Adidas last week, I have been opting for them any time I can get away with it (which meant all weekend plus Friday). Not only are they extremely comfortable, but they're also the perfect simple-but-stylish white sneakers that have that vintage vibe and somehow look designer. At least that's what a friend told me when she saw me wearing them.
Another investment from last year that I plan on wearing for many falls to come is this Balenciaga hourglass blazer. It's the perfect alternative to a coat because it's actually pretty thick and warm and goes well with everything from jeans to trousers to skirts. Here I've paired it with Proenza Schouler boots, which I had my eyes on for a while and finally purchased. I've already worn them so much in the last few weeks and imagine they'll only become more useful when it gets colder.
If you recognize this sweater and bag from my last Trust Me, Buy This roundup, your eyes are not deceiving you. Since I have continued to wear both on repeat, I figured they were worth a re-share. This time, I styled them with one of my new favorite pairs of jeans (as you can tell, I have a lot) from J Brand's collab with Elsa Hosk. They're mid-rise, which I thought wasn't for me anymore, but the vintage-effect wash and loose fit make them feel very cool.