Pre-fall favorites

Pre-fall favorites: sweater vest, pendant necklace, black ankle boots, black denim β€” Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

J.Crew sleeveless tunic sweater / Soko 'Hewa' pendant necklace / Moorea Seal cat stud earrings / Madewell pocket jean vest / Madewell high rise skinny jeans / Steve Madden 'Pistol' booties / Kate Spade 'Cameron Street Dody' crossbody bag

I am reeeaaal sick of my summer wardrobe right now. I'm seriously struggling to come up with cute outfits to finish off the season. I just keep rewearing outfits to get me through these next few weeks. Anyone else in the same boat?

Here's a collection of items I've got my eyes on as we approach fall. It's about this time of the summer that I'm itching to wear more transitional pieces, but I can't unless I want to sweat profusely, and that's not cute. ;) Regardless, I'm hoping to add some (or all) of these beauties to help take my wardrobe up a notch when the temperatures finally drop.

I've always been kind of confused by the whole sleeveless-sweater trend. When is it ever warm enough for a sweater yet cool enough that you wouldn't want the sleeves? Still, I keep seeing them pop up, and I think they look cool layered over other tops. I've got this sleeveless sweater from J.Crew on my wish list, though I'm having trouble deciding between the ivory and the navy. The ivory would definitely look cool with the high rise skinny jeans from Madewell. I decided recently that I wanted a pair of black denim, and this pair has excellent reviews. I'd normally go for a pair without distressing, but I like the edge that it adds, and the denim part of my wardrobe could use a little variety.

I've had the pocket jean vest from Madewell on my list since it came out in the spring. I'm still waiting for a good promo so I can snatch it up! The cropped style is perfect for layering with dresses and skirts (and high rise denim if I so dare). While I love my black Sam Edelman 'Petty' boots and wear them nonstop in the cooler months, I sometimes wish I had a pair with a higher heel, and I love these Steve Madden 'Pistol' booties. Not only are they the perfect height, but I'm a big fan of the Chelsea-style details.

I'm really feeling the delicate accessories recently, and especially delicate pendant necklaces. This pendant necklace from Soko is gorgeous! I also love how the brand works with women in Kenya to make the necklaces and connect them to the rest of the world. How cool is that?! This necklace is also available at my favorite eco-friendly retailer, Amour Vert. I also have total heart-eyes for the delicate cat studs from Moorea Seal, and I wish so badly that the gold colorway wasn't out of stock. They're perfect for me! Finally, this crossbody bag by Kate Spade is a stunner. I love my current black crossbody bag, but I'm thinking I'll be ready for an upgrade pretty soon.

What's on your pre-fall shopping list?

More items worth noting: a cropped trench coat from Banana Republic (similar to my Ellen Tracy trench coat), straight cropped jeans by DL1961 (intrigued by this style), black leather riding boots by Frye (still so in love with these!), and a pendant necklace from Madewell (can't resist the pendants).