First things first, congratulations are in order! Our Art Director, Maia McDonald, made an exciting announcement this week. It’s official… Team Rue is getting a pretty cute addition and we’re counting the weeks until we get to meet the adorable bundle of joy. Maia, we’re SO happy for you!!

It’s no secret we’ve got a bit of a style crush on this supermodel (remember this?), so it’s obvious we can’t get over Miranda Kerr’s feature on The Coveteur. Her Manhattan home (more specifically- the closet!) is just as fabulous as you’d imagine.

We’re loving florals for fall, and this pair of wide legged trousers we spotted on Liz of Sequins & Stripes totally fit the bill. They’d be perfect dressed down with a denim top, yet super fabulous if you’re up for dancing ’til dawn. Très chic!

One of our favorite design bloggers, Kirsten Grove, has partnered up with Skill Share to teach an exciting new class. You’ll be able to learn to style your home using color, pattern, and texture- and if you remember Kirsten’s office, you know she’s a pro!!

One of the best things about autumn is the food! We’re currently craving this Roasted Mushroom and Cauliflower Soup from Kitchen Confidante. It’s wholesome, hearty, and healthy- and the perfect dish for a chilly Friday night.

And if you’re craving a little retail therapy this weekend, find solace in the fact that J.Crew is offering an additional 40% off final sale items. Just use code EXTRA40 at checkout. Happy shopping!!

Image originally appeared as part of Catherine the Great in our September 2013 issue here.