21 October 2021

Fall Hosting essentials: What to Wear and What to Bring! 🍁

Sweater | Mother denim | Cheese board | Glasses

Fall hosting essentials: What to wear and what to bring!🍁

Special Anthropologie finds, just for you

Lately, I’ve been hearing from many of you asking what to wear for your upcoming festivities: happy hour, girlfriends over for wine, date night, hosting friends at home, holiday parties, the list goes on and on. Even I’m trying to figure out my outfits (!!), and since doing “blog research” is part of my job, I have a few ideas for you! Today’s post is about what to wear to a fun event or on a night out (or in), a few ideas on hostess gifts, and some special home and tabletop finds for easy entertaining.

Let me just say this: I LOVE Anthropologie! We’re lucky to have a big beautiful store right here in Portland — I’d say I go at least once a week to see what’s new. They kind of have it all: stylish dresses that are perfect for fall events, cool home accessories that are ideal for entertaining, and the BEST gift ideas! Their new fall apparel collections incorporate everything you need to wear to any event: sweaters, denim, pretty tops and dresses, shoes and jewelry. And remember, creating inviting spaces is easy if you have a few things that make all the difference, like great décor, tabletop, hosting and dining items. Anthropologie has great selections of these that are all cost effective, simple and festive!

I hope you find a few things that will inspire you to prepare for a happy fall season!


Cozy sweaters

for a night out … or staying in

Sweater | Denim | Similar sandals | Wine glass | Cheese board




Your favorite denim

Anthropologie has the best selection of denim





Pretty tops

perfect for every event you might be attending

Blue wrap top | Coated denim | Similar sandals



Sparkly shoes

think pretty embellishments and bright colors – they’ll go with any outfit



Pretty dresses

many amazing options in all size ranges

Anthropologie dress | Wine glass | Cheese board



Jewelry that makes a difference

reasonably priced and pretty — perfect for yourself or as a gift



Home inspo

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Anthropologie has the best candles, and this one smells so good!

I’ve been eyeing this agate cheese board — ideal for charcuterie or fruit, or to give as a hostess gift

A festive cocktail shaker is perfect for entertaining

Anthropologie has the best books! Love this one, this one and this one — all appreciated as gifts!



Hostess Gifts

simple gifts everyone will love




Cozy Throws

pretty and soft, even my husband loves them



Tabletop finds

it’s the small details that make a difference

Blue wrap top | Coated denim | Soup tureen | Platter | Gravy boat | Serving set



Susie’s hosting tip

fresh herbs add the perfect touch of green to a board or an appetizer!

Wine glass | Cheese board | Lidded bowl


Thank you to Anthropologie for sponsoring this post, and thank you for reading! xx