who thinks the first day of fall is one of the best days of the year? (praise hands emoticon)

third only to christmas and my birthday, naturally.

let's everyone bust out the boots, the blanket scarves, and the utility jackets and layer layer layer - fall...i love thee. 

i love that it gets dark earlier at night and stays dark in the mornings. i love the super crisp mornings that catch your breath when the air hits your face. i love pumpkin bread and pumpkin soup and apple cider and chili and really anything warm and hearty. 

what i'm saying is - fall is the sh*t. <----- (i never say this. really. only in blogland, apparently.)

and you know who else loves fall? my gal, kelsey who so wonderfully is guest posting here today. she visits us from the peacock roost and she's basically the cutest. she has great style (i'm ordering one of her suggestions today...striped dress, thank you), but she's also super generous with a WONDERFUL giveaway! 
hello gold necklace...i want you.

so, let's all read about our new best friend, kelsey and learn all about her top 10 fall essentials. then take a minute to get entered to win that necklace!
Hi!  I'm Kelsey, the lifestyle blogger behind The Peacock Roost!  I'm so excited to be guest blogging here today!  I love reading Karli's blog & am so happy about getting to connect with some of her readers!

Since today is officially the first day of fall (!!!), I decided it was the perfect day to share my Top 10 Fall Closet Essentials with you! I'm really focusing on cleaning out my closet for the fall & only adding items that I love and will wear a lot during the fall & winter season.  I compiled this list to keep me on track & hopefully help you find great fall items too!  I decided to do the list in a splurge vs. steal format so you can pick which price point best fits your budget. 

See my top 5 below and then visit my blog to see 6-10!  Also, don't forget to enter the fun giveaway below to win one of my favorite fall essentials!

1. Blanket Scarf

Zara Blanket Scarf
Splurge: Zara Tartan Plaid Blanket Scarf found here.
ShopbellaC Blanket Scarf
Steal: ShopbellaC Holiday Blanket Scarf found here.

I found a blanket scarf similar to both of these at a local boutique the other day & I can't wait to pair it with leggings & booties!

2. Long Pendant Necklace

Stella & Dot Rebel Pendant
Splurge: Rebel Pendant necklace found here.

BP Chevron Necklace Nordstrom
Steal: BP Chevron Necklace found here.

I love easy accessories!  Simple long necklaces are perfect for fall because you can throw them on with any top or sweater to complete your look. 

3. Rain Boots

Red Hunter Rain Boots
Splurge: Hunter Rain Boots found here.
Target Rain Boots
Steal: Target Rain Boots found here.

Rain boots are so fun & comfy!  I currently own Target rain boots similar to those above but I've heard such great things about Hunters!

4.  Plaid Tunic

ShopbellaC plaid tunic
Splurge: ShopbellaC Vail Lumberjack Plaid Flannel found here.
Target Plaid Tunic
Steal: Target Plaid Flannel found here.

I own the Target plaid tunic and LOVE it!  Be looking for it in an outfit post to come soon! A plaid tunic is perfection with leggings & booties in the fall.

5. Oversized Cardigan

Barefoot Dreams Cardigan Nordstrom
Splurge: Barefoot Dreams Cardigan found here.
Bobeau Cardigan Nordstrom
Steal: Bobeau Handkerchief Hem Cardigan found here.

When the cold fall & winter nights start arriving, there is nothing better than a good cardigan to keep you warm and cozy!  I bought two of the Barefoot Dreams cardigans in the Nordstrom Anniversary sale & cannot wait to wear them!

See essentials 6-10 here!  Thanks for having me Karli!
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See more of my fall inspiration by checking out my fall pinterest boards!
Follow Kelsey Mann Peacock's board Fall & Winter Style on Pinterest. Follow Kelsey Mann Peacock's board Fall Recipes on Pinterest. Follow Kelsey Mann Peacock's board Fall on Pinterest.

yay to kelsey for such a fun, fall-inspired post...and a killer giveaway! don't be shy about showing our gal some love! 

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