October Style Sudoku: Outfits 1–5

Time flew and now it’s time to recap the first five outfits of my October style sudoku! As I did with my previous three style sudokus, I’m grouping the outfits into three posts starting with the first five outfits. Below, you’ll find all the details on what I wore on each day, the weather for that day, and my thoughts on each outfit and how well it worked for me.


OUTFIT 1 • Sunday, October 13th

October Style Sudoku: Outfit 1 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Here’s day one! We didn’t do much on this Sunday…as usual, I spent a lot of time trying to finalize my sudoku. I tried on a bunch of different options and everything that I thought was going to be included didn’t work with the other things I wanted to include. Of course.

I picked this outfit for an evening at my dad’s house. He fed us smoked pulled pork and we caught part of an NFL game and then watched a show on the Discovery Channel about the folks that live in the Frank Church Wilderness in the central Idaho mountains called River of No Return. I’m all about laying low on the weekends, and it’s good I got out of the house because I haven’t been changing out of sweats if I don’t leave, haha.

Weather: High of 62°F (17°C), dry

OUTFIT DETAILS

Uniqlo vest / exact or similar by Gap
Everlane sweatshirt / exact (on sale!)
Madewell jeans / old; similar
J.Crew flats / old; similar by Lucky Brand
Dior Lip Glow in pink / exact


OUTFIT 2 • Monday, October 14th

October Style Sudoku: Outfit 2 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I had the day off of work today…and so did Korri! We spent the day shooting all of my sudoku outfits (took just over an hour—a new record, I think!), tidying up the house, going to the grocery store, and making a Canadian Thanksgiving dinner (with tri-tip instead of turkey…ha!). We also spent most of our night in a virtual line waiting to buy tickets to Taylor Swift’s Lover Fest West shows in LA next summer. By some miracle, we were able to secure tickets to both nights! I’m so excited.

This outfit gives me all of the fall vibes—a pumpkin orange-brown sweater, olive jeans, velvet boots, and a faux leather jacket to top it all off. I should have taken a photo without the jacket to get the full effect of the colors together!

Weather: High of 65°F (18°C), dry

OUTFIT DETAILS

BlankNYC jacket / old; similar
& Other Stories sweater / exact style (limited sizes) or similar by Target
Madewell jeans / old; similar from Macy’s
Earth boots c/o / old; similar from Amazon (last seen here)
Dior Lip Glow in pink / exact


OUTFIT 3 • Tuesday, October 15th

October Style Sudoku: Outfit 3 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I was up late the night before, so the morning came quick and it was rough trying to get myself to work. At least it was already Tuesday! Plus, it helps so much knowing the outfits I can pick from. I can get ready so much faster when I know what I’m wearing already. Note to self: ALWAYS PICK OUT OUTFIT THE NIGHT BEFORE!

This outfit is a little bit of a mish-mash of colors: rusty brown, creamy white, washed black, and olive. I was really unsure about this outfit when I put together my sudoku, but honestly, I like how it all came together in these photos better than I thought I would! I felt a little bit self-conscious wearing this hat with these jeans because the jeans seem more grey in person and I’m not a huge fan of grey and brown together, but I was probably just overthinking it (as usual). I picked a hat outfit because I got a massage and my hair always gets oily from the lotion!

Weather: High of 74°C (23°C), dry

OUTFIT DETAILS

Madewell shirt / similar
Everlane jeans / exact
Earth boots c/o / old; similar (last seen here)
Phase 3 hat / old; similar from Revolve
Dior Lip Glow in pink / exact


OUTFIT 4 • Wednesday, October 16th

October Style Sudoku: Outfit 4 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Whew, today was a warm one! I wasn’t expecting a day this warm so I didn’t really have a good outfit for it, but it didn’t really matter because I was stuck inside working all day—lol. I picked one of the outfits with my faux leather jacket because I wanted to save my non-jacket outfits for the days that would require a warmer coat over top.

Out of all the outfits in my sudoku, this is one of my more casual outfits (well, all of my outfits are casual, but this one is extra casual with the combination of the sweatshirt and the distressed-hem skinny jeans). I originally thought I’d wear it on a weekend but it worked just as well for work!

Weather: High of 80°F (27°C), dry

OUTFIT DETAILS

BlankNYC jacket / old; similar
Everlane sweatshirt / exact (on sale!)
Madewell jeans / old; similar
Earth boots c/o / old; similar (last seen here)
Dior Lip Glow in pink / exact


OUTFIT 5 • Thursday, October 17th

October Style Sudoku: Outfit 5 — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

When I made my style sudoku last weekend, I saw that there were a few days of rain in the forecast…but I didn’t want to wear my rain boots for the third sudoku, so I picked a couple of pairs of shoes that could handle a little bit of rain and kept my fingers crossed! Rain was in the forecast yesterday, so I opted to wear this outfit with my old Madewell oxford shoes. Luckily, it only rained when I was inside and it dried out pretty quickly, so I didn’t have to walk through puddles!

I haven’t worn these shoes very much recently, which is one of the reasons why I wanted to include them in my sudoku. I was nervous to wear them, mostly because I thought they would rub or feel uncomfortable, but I didn’t have any issues all day! They’re still one of my favorite pairs of shoes; I love their more masculine vibe and pairing them with feminine pieces.

Weather: High of 67°F (19°C), a few light showers

OUTFIT DETAILS

Everlane sweater / old; similar by Reformation
Madewell jeans / exact
Madewell shoes / old; similar
Gorjana necklace / exact from Shopbop
Dior Lip Glow in pink / exact

Fuzzy fleece and boot season

Earth Denali Anchor boot casual fall outfit with fuzzy fleece jacket — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Earth Denali Anchor lace-up boots casual fall outfit with fleece jacket — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Uniqlo fleece jacket cozy and casual fall outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Cozy casual fall outfit with Uniqlo fleece jacket and Earth Anchor boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Earth Denali Anchor lace-up boots in light tan — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Casual fall outfit with fleece jacket and Earth lace-up boot — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

We came home from our trip to the Cook Islands at the end of September and immediately entered fuzzy fleece and boot season—the temperatures dropped and the leaves are falling closely behind, which means that it’s officially fall here. Whew! So, before I dive into my final style sudoku of the year, here’s a quick little fall outfit post featuring a couple of new-to-me items: a fuzzy fleece jacket from Uniqlo and lace-up boots courtesy of Earth.

I’ve decided that my fall style M.O. is to wear all of the soft, cozy things I possibly can. I just want to feel comforted every time I get dressed. I’m thankful that I can wear casual items to work, and this was the perfect outfit to cozy up in for a day at my desk. I absolutely love this fleece jacket, but I must admit that the color makes me nervous! I’m pretty spill-prone, so I make sure to wear it on days that I don’t plan on eating anything with red sauce or something else that could spill all over me, haha. I couldn’t commit to a top or shirt to wear under my jacket so I wore a thin Heattech tank top under my fleece jacket (it enabled me to do a quick change before lunch so I didn’t ruin my jacket!).

Other than the fleece jacket, the big star of this outfit is my new pair of boots! I’ve been collaborating with Earth for years now, and this season I selected the Denali Anchor lace-up boots as part of my collaboration. I saw them and immediately wanted to add them to my wardrobe. I love the light tan color and walkable heel. Plus, they feature side zips so you don’t have to untie/retie them every time! As usual, they’re incredibly comfortable to wear and walk in all day. Truly, my Earth shoes are the most comfortable shoes in my closet.

Unfortunately, there is limited stock of the Denali Anchor boot right now, but Earth is expecting a restock any day now! They’re popular and for good reason. ;) I took my usual size 7 and can wear a regular pair of socks, but I think a thick pair of winter socks would be too snug so I would suggest sizing up if you want to wear thick socks. Let me know if you pick up a pair yourself!


OUTFIT DETAILS

Uniqlo jacket / exact
Madewell jeans / old; similar
Earth boots c/o / exact (limited sizes) (also available from Nordstrom and Zappos)
ABLE earrings / exact
Le Specs sunglasses / exact style
Dior Lip Glow in pink / exact

Madewell Idaho

Casual fall outfit with red striped tee, demi-boot jeans, brown flats — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Madewell Northside tee in Driggs stripe fall outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Madewell Cali demi-boot jeans in Preston wash fall outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Dark red striped tee casual fall outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Madewell Driggs striped tee + Cali demi-boot jeans in Preston wash — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have caught the try-on of my recent Madewell haul in my stories. I ordered a few things with my Insiders discount and ended up keeping mostly everything (oops). I didn’t realize until afterward that this tee is named the Driggs stripe, and the jeans are called the Preston wash—both Driggs and Preston are cities in Idaho! Who knew that Madewell had such an affinity for Idaho? ;) I knew I had to wear them together in an outfit because of that.

I was immediately drawn to the dark red stripes of this tee. In person, they definitely appear more like a dark, rusty brownish-red, which is perfect for fall and winter. I’ve been on a quest to try new denim silhouettes, and I’ve also been hunting for a pair of medium to dark denim jeans that aren’t a super saturated blue. I already have a pair of Everlane’s kick crop jeans, so the silhouette of these Cali demi-boot jeans aren’t exactly brand new to me, but these do have a little bit of extra flare. I purchased these in the regular length (petite was sold out of my size at the time), but the length hits just above my ankle bone, which is perfect. They seemed to stretch a lot more with wear than my skinny styles but not enough to warrant sizing down (the waist didn’t seem to stretch, only the legs).

I think I’ll have fun styling these pieces this fall! :) And it’s definitely feeling like fall around here now—happy fall, y’all.


OUTFIT DETAILS

Madewell tee / exact (also available from Nordstrom)
Madewell jeans / exact (also available from Nordstrom)
Earth flats c/o / exact style (limited sizes) or similar by Frye (last seen here)
ABLE earrings / exact
Le Specs sunglasses / exact style
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact