September 29, 2017

Friday Finds No. 22

Happy Friday friends! I have a very exciting couple weeks coming up, including a trip to Florida and a long weekend in my favorite city, so I was extra excited for the arrival of this Friday! With the weather here in New England lately, a week in Florida won't feel all that different from home, but I am still so excited for some much needed R&R and family time. It is the first vacation my family has taken together in quite a while, so I am thrilled to be spending a week in a beautiful place with my favorite people. Be sure to follow along over on Instagram - I'll be taking you along for the ride!

And now, for my finds from the week.. enjoy!

Don't Regret Your Twenties // I always love when I stumble across these. There is a multitude of similarly written articles talking about a similar theme of not letting your twenties go to waste. They're always an easy read and leave me feeling reinvigorated to make the absolute most of your twenties, and honestly of your life.

Talking Ambition with Reese Witherspoon // This article is everything. I read it, and then read it again, and I think again. It is that good and it is that inspiring. So much so that I think I want to get a hard copy of it and frame it on my wall. The message that Reese so perfectly shares is one that every woman should hear - and honestly guys too. Her words are motivational and so inspiring.

GG Fall Bucket List // I love a good seasonal bucket list and this one is no exception. It's got all the festive and fun fall to-dos and more! Checks it out and be sure to make your own all bucket list - you can't check out mine here!

Shopbop Sale // If you weren't already aware, Shopbop is having one of their biggest sales of the year and today is the last day!! They're offering 20% off orders under $500 and 25% off orders over $500. This is such a good opportunity to stock up on some new wardrobe staples for fall - check them out before the sale ends tonight!

xo. G 

September 26, 2017

Fall Favorites: Velvet

Well we officially made it to fall, and in my opinion that means goodbye to any an all summertime clothing! I've been ready for weeks to transition my wardrobe over to fall and now I'm going for it. There are styles, colors, and fabrics that are often fall staples and that year after year make a comeback, and then there are those more trendy styles. I am loving the fall trends of 2017, so much so that I decided to make a little mini-series here on Faith & Fancy to highlight them. Over the next few weeks, I'll be rounding up some of my favorites from each trend to share with you all. First up, velvet!

Velvet is such a beautiful and luxe fabric that I have always loved incorporating into my wardrobe here and there. If I'm being honest, I often associate it more with Christmas and New Years, but I am thrilled to be seeing it pop up into the scene a little bit sooner! When done the right way it is elegant, feminine and adds just the right amount of depth to any outfit. Although it is trending right now, it is by no means a 'trendy' fabric, and I think it is a style that everyone can get on board with!

Are you incorporating velvet into you fall style this year? If so, I'd love to hear how! Leave a message in the comments below and stayed tuned to see which trend for fall I'm highlighting next. 

xo. G

September 22, 2017

Fall Bucket List

Happy Friday friends and happy first day of fall! As sad as I am to see summer come to a close, the arrival of fall makes saying goodbye a little bit easier. Today marks the official first day of fall - yay! - and I thought it would be fun to share what I have on my to-do list this fall. For those, of you in the New England area, you know that the weather doesn’t seem to want to let go of summer either. As much as I love the warm weather, I am definitely ready for some cooler fall temps around here! I’m hoping that day is right around the corner and I can enjoy some of the activities on my list in some more seasonal weather.

September 08, 2017

A Farewell to Summer & Trusting the Seasons of Your Life

Well here we are, the weekend after Labor Day - one week closer to fall and one week further from the end of summer. This time of year, a brief transitional period between the end of what we know as summer and the official beginning Fall, is always bittersweet. While it is of course exciting that Fall is just around the corner, I can't help but always feel a bit sad when summer says adieu. It stems from moving on from the wonderful memories made, and I'm sure I can speak for many when I say that endings are just not my thing, regardless of how much finality they carry. Twenty-three years of life and the end of summer is just as bittersweet now as it was as a kid trading in bathing suits for back-packs. At this point I've accepted that it likely always will be, and that's okay. But I've also come to accept that the seasons will always change - we are never stuck in one, nor do we get to stay in the good ones for ever. Such is life. 

September 07, 2017

J.Crew Fall New Arrivals

I took a stroll through J.Crew last week, and was so impressed with just about all of their new arrivals for fall. If I'm being honest, over the summer I was (do I dare say) disappointed with some of their line. It wasn't awful by any means, but it just wasn't the J. Crew I know and love. This fall line however, is amazing. J.Crew you've redeemed yourself.

I want to share it all with you, which isn't possible, so instead I've rounded up a few pieces that I am absolutely loving. You know the ones that you see and just know you need..? Yeah, these are them for me. I don't think my (or your!) fall wardrobe will be complete without them! Check out my favorites below, and be sure to take a look at all the new fall arrivals here. Enjoy!

What are some of your favorites from above? Leave a comment below to let me know, I'd love to hear!

xo. G