Alright friends, September is here, and after a glorious long weekend, we are ready to welcome it with open arms! We’re pretty excited about what the rest of the year has to bring and so happy to launch into one of our favorite months!

Though it’s technically not fall, September is unofficially the start of the season. Kids {and adults!} are going back to school, last quarter numbers are being crunched, and soon enough we’ll be layering up for cooler weather {yay!}. Since now is the time to buckle down, we’re dedicating the month to getting back to basics–the things that always work, make you feel good, and are effortlessly attainable. We’re excited to kick it off with a very special Work Wear inspiration!


We spied the beautiful work of Katie Cadamatre on her blog, Sketchbook Closet. We were so impressed with her fashion illustrations that we had to team up with her for a fun collaboration. We picked out one of our ultimate street style images that represented our must-have fall basics–the pants, staple tops, timeless clutch, and power heels every woman should have in her closet–and asked Katie to sketch it out!


get your shop on: blazer // sunglasses // top // bag // pants // heels 

This outfit is perfect for pretty much anything–daytime meetings, happy hour, and a date night! Classic basics like a black blazer will work in your wardrobe season after season. Each of the above pieces are great for layering: wear the heels with skirts, the top with shorts, and pants with flats and a tank as we straddle the awkward still summer and the desire to dress for the fall season!

We hope that you get a chance to check out Katie’s blog–every post is an original sketch. She’s so talented and is thrilled to share her work with you. What do you guys think of her illustrations? Would you like to see more illustrations as a fun way to switch up fashion roundups from time to time?

original artwork for apartment 34 by Katie Cadamatre // outfit inspiration from Camille Over the Rainbow 

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  1. Such a great outfit, and I love using an illustration to change it up. I have a top like this that narrowly escapes every time I clean out my closet, but it’s such a classic, why get rid of it?

    1. I’m all about holding on to basics and classics! Some of my favorite shirts are over 10 years old!