Kate’s Fall Favorites


These chilly fall temps snuck up on me quickly so I’ve been retreating indoors for Netflix binges and T-Swift jam sessions. Check out what I’ve been reading, watching and listening to as of late.

Reading: The Defying Decade by psychologist D. Meg Jay

Typically, I don’t buy into the self-help, kumbaya books that flood the shelves at bookstores. I’ve repeatedly heard phenomenal things about this book so, I bought in. Growing up in a society that promotes barista occupations, musical festival lifestyles, and tiny-home housing, this book is nothing short of a reality check. Dr. Jay makes a riveting argument to making the most out of your 20’s.

Watching: Stranger Things
This series packs suspense, humor, romance, and horror-all within 55 minute episodes. Sci-Fi has never been so fab.

Listening: “Ready for It” by Taylor Swift.
Rest assured, this one is not about Kayne.


We’ve got all of our fingers on the pulse here at Skirt, so each week we’re rounding up a few of the news stories we can’t stop chatting about.

Coach is prepped for a rebrand at the end of the month:
“Coach Inc. is changing its name to Tapestry to better incorporate all of the brands it owns, which includes Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman.”

Is Nordstrom Local the future for brick & mortar retailers?
“Nordstrom has officially opened its first store without inventory, testing a new format for the department store chain called Nordstrom Local.”

Your favorite millennial-driven skincare line is breaking into the perfume biz:
“Glossier recently launched a body wash and lotion, hit the three-year mark, and began business in the UK. The beloved beauty brand isn’t slowing down, though, and will now set its sight on turning the fragrance industry on it’s head.”

Delta is making a serious case for booking that holiday trip:
“Delta is now serving complimentary Prosecco to all passengers on international flights.”

Skirt Triks: Building The Perfect Cheese Plate

I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m totally obsessed with any and all types of cheese! Whenever I host a book club, girls’ night in, or family gathering, my go-to appetizer is always a cheese plate. Easy to assemble and packed with an assortment of textures and flavors, a mix of different cheeses, meats, and fruits is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. While the options are endless, here are a few of my go-to ingredients for building a delectable and totally Instagram-worthy cheese platter:

Photo via: Apartment 34

A good rule is to have something hard, something soft, something goat, and something cow while offering a combination of aged, crumbly, and creamy cheeses. Since cheese is best served at room temperature, make sure to let your platter sit for about 30 minutes before serving.

Sturdy chips and crackers, toasted bread, or baguette slices are all good options. You’ll want to offer at least two choices.

Salami, Prosciutto, or other cured meats are staples of a good cheese plate. Mix spicy meats, like hot Soppressata, with mild ones or add rich flavors, such as Capicola for a variety of tastes.

Add some color and bit of sweetness with fresh grapes or berries, dried apricots, or a side of jam or honey.

For some crunch and salt, include nuts like almonds or cashews.

Once you have the perfect combination selected, carefully arrange everything on a pretty serving platter and enjoy

Meg’s Fall Wish List

As the days start to shorten and the temperatures drop, my list of fall must-haves gets longer and longer. It is the perfect time to refresh your beauty routine, wardrobe and home décor.

rag & bone Margot Bootie
I have a slight obsession with booties and have zero self-control when it comes to buying a new pair. This rust color is the perfect accent to my typical all black wardrobe.

Gray Malin Tray
The beach is my happy place, and I love absolutely everything by Gray Malin. Put the two together, and it is a no brainer — I have to have it! This gorgeous tray displayed on my coffee table is the perfect way to escape the cold weather and dream of the beach.

Cuyana Cashmere Scarf
A Cuyana cashmere scarf has been on my list for quite some time. It is a timeless piece that will never go out of style and I know will be a staple in my wardrobe. I think this may be the year I finally move it from my cart to my closet!

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream
My skin gets crazy dry the minute the weather starts to get cold. People swear by this cream, and I am anxious to try it this fall.

What are you wishing for this fall?

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