Bringing in autumn


It’s been fall for quite a few days here, but I feel like WLB has been missing out.  Let’s get some autumn-y things up in here!


transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall

I don’t know about where you live, but we had one of our hottest days of summer yesterday. This is always a funny time of year for clothes. It’s still summer and warm weather is still going strong, and yet Labor Day is over and those darn Pumpkin Spice Lattes are already out. My plan is to continue with my normal summer pieces while adding in fall colors and planning for cooler evenings.  Here are three outfits I pulled together that I’m dying to get my hands on. My color of choice? One of Pantone’s colors for fall 2014: Cypress.



Summer to Fall

top  |  shorts (sold out)  |  jacket  |  sandals
necklace  |  watch  |  purse

Summer to Fall

top  |  jeans  |  jacket  |  sandals
necklace  |  ring  |  glasses  |  crossbody

Summer to Fallchambray  |  shorts  |  loafers
earrings  |  watch  |  necklace  |  crossbody

How do you transition your clothes from summer to fall?

The Ghost of Autumn Past

I don’t know what possessed me to do something besides laundry, homework, and dog park duties while I was home on weekends last year. I was looking back at old posts, and now I feel like an inspiration failure this year. I mean, I had a strangely high number of fall recipes and things available to you last year. Go Jenn from 2012!

Slacker 2013 Jenn has done none of this. So instead, lets recap some ideas from the past and get those creative juices rolling.

cinnamon candle

Cinnamon Candle


pumpkin cakepopspumpkin cakepops


fall wreathFall Wreath

fall cookiesfall sugar cookies


Turning work into a vacation

It’s old news that I’ve been traveling around Long Island for the past few weeks. I made a promise to myself on my birthday that I would treat this travel season more like a vacation. It isn’t quite over yet, but I’m pretty confident that I’ve been doing pretty well so far!

I’ve made a commitment to stop off at more cool places when I have free time, and I’ve tried quite a few new restaurants. Actually, my waistline would probably prefer it if I stopped doing that second one. (Spicy’s in Riverhead,NY- I’m looking at you!)

Anyway, pictures or it didn’t happen!north fork, Long IslandLobster Roll

Greenport, Long Island

north fork, Long IslandSouthampton Publick Housebirthday celebrations pumpkin picking take that, corn maze! Blue Point BrewerySpicy's, Riverhead Long Island

north fork, Long IslandHoptron Brewtique, Patchogue, NY Travel Family, Harbor Crab- Patchogue NY

And that’s been most of my fall. What have you been up to?

Doing Good: Roma Boots

I don’t know about you, but here in the northeast the weather is just starting to change to that cool, but sometimes sticky, fall weather. This  means more rainy, muddy fall days will be here before we know it! If you’re looking for a new pair of rain boots this year, you should definitely check out Roma Boots.

Much like Warby, Roma concentrates on a one-for-one attitude. For every pair of boots sold, one is donated to a child in need. As if that wasn’t enough, they also donate 10% of all sale proceeds to the Roma For All Foundation to help Romanian children “break out of their cycle of poverty and despair”.  This is a cause close to the hear of Roma’s founder, Samuel Bistrian, and if you have a few seconds, you should listen to his amazing story.

The styles are limited but they’re classic and get the job done. My favorites are the glossy navy and the matte brown.

companies doing good- roma

companies doing good- roma boots

Did I mention the fact that they also donate school supplies during their boot drop off? I love the fact that I can help promote the ideas of empowerment, education, and breaking the cycle with a boot purchase. Sure those Hunters are great, but I’d much rather give back than buy for a brand. Would you buy from a company like Roma?


And don’t forget about other companies doing good things.

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Falling Whistles
Warby Parker
147 Million Orphans
Better Life Bags