oversized cardigan





sweater: Zara // top: Old Navy // jeans: Armani Exchange // sneakers: Vince // bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs 

I think this oversized cardigan is quickly turning into my go-to sweater for fall. It’s warm, an ideal neutral color and easy to layer. With the weather turning chilly and extra rainy these past few weeks, my wardrobe has transitioned into heavier knits, booties, and coats. Time to pack away those sandals until next June…

v-neck sweater





sweater: Vince // pants: Daryl K (similar here) // boots: 3.1 Phillip Lim // shades: Marc by Marc Jacobs // bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim

A black sweater was on my fall shopping list this year. I wanted something simple, chic, and versatile. And I just found it! This v-neck wool and cashmere knit is just want I had in mind, and it has a draped silk back with a center pleat.

patterns and leather





sweater: Rinascimento //leather jacket: ASOS // shades: Marc by Marc Jacobs // boots: 3.1 Phillip Lim // lip: Marc by Marc Jacobs – Saboteur 

I don’t wear too many patterns, but I love these black and white polka dots. They’re classic and add a fun pop to my look. I’ve also been sporting this leather jacket quite a bit these past few days. It’s officially time for sweaters and boots. What are some of your favorite fall trends happening this season?

black and neutrals





leather Jacket: ASOS // shirt: H&M (similar here) // jeans: Armani Exchange // scarf: Zara // boots: 3.1 Phillip Lim 

All black with a few neutrals, leather, and a big scarf is my fall uniform. Throw in some knits here and there and you basically have it! Scarves are my go-to accessory, especially when they are the same size as a small blanket. Not only do they provide layers of warmth, but they add so much texture and interest to any look.

Turkish potato / kompir





A popular street food in Istanbul is kompir – giant baked potato filled with everything imaginable. You’ll find kompir stands all over the city, offering toppings such as hot dogs, pickles, cabbage, corn, roasted red peppers, peas… On our recent trip this summer, I certainly enjoyed a potato or two, or three! My favorite combination was roasted red pepper, corn, and bulgur. So, with the crisp fall weather here to stay, I decided to create this yummy comfort food at home!

Step 1:
Preheat oven to 425°. Pierce each russet potato with a sharp knife about 10 times in approximately 1-inch intervals.

Step 2: 
Rub the outside of the (clean) potato with extra virgin olive oil. Then, roll the potato in coarse sea salt before baking. This adds a great savory flavor to the skin.

Step 3: 
Place potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 1 hour. If you have a convection oven, use it. Or, rotate potatoes after 30 minutes.

Step 4:
When the potatoes have finished baking, carefully slice and blend in butter and cheese. Blend together until a mashed potato consistency is created and add toppings. Mine include: hot couscous salad, tabouli salad and steamed corn.