I must admit, it’s hard not to think about Fall clothes when the weather this summer has been soo cool. When the temperature barely reaches 70 on a late July day, it’s difficult not to crave cozy sweaters, boots and scarves, bonfires, and pumpkin spice lattes. But we must resist! It’s not fall yet!! And after this past winter, I am not eagerly waiting for this cooler weather to stay a while. Needless to say, I hope we have a more normal August, but unfortunately it’s not looking very promising. So, I put together this Polyvore set of what I’ll probably be wearing in the next month to transition from summer to fall weather (and probably with a little bit of resistance).
‘Tis the Wedding Season!! So, what to wear!? Er on the side of classic and you can’t go wrong. I found this Dolce and Gabbana dress that’s full of color and perfect to wear to a lovely June wedding. Make it pop even more with some bright colored accessories…bright colored accessories are always a good way to brighten up any classic silhouette-especially the sleeveless sheath dress.
Don’t forget to tuck away your favorite lip wear in your clutch either. ;) I’ve found that Sugar Lips works really well at hydrating for a long period of time…and it smells nice and fresh too.
Aren’t these blue velvet booties amazing!? I came across them while browsing Polyvore and couldn’t not use them in a set. Too bad they’re a fine chunk of change. :[ But alas, I will just swoon over them.
The other things I included are stuff I’m into right now. A pair of destroyed black denim-adds a little toughness to an outfit… a classic black leather band watch-never goes out of style… a cool white quartz ring-catches your eye! Rounded sunglasses and red lips-no fails… ombre hair (which I just had done! Finally, after wanting to for more than a year!) and a navy striped tee-so versatile!
Oh, and of course a classic quilted Chanel bag. No explanation necessary for that. ;)
$280 – julesb.co.uk
$1,390 – mytheresa.com
I know, I know…in my last post I said I wasn’t ready for fall yet even with this consistent cool weather happening. That is still true! I’m not 100% ready for Fall yet because it really doesn’t feel like we’ve had much of a summer weather-wise. I’m kind of hoping for a couple more weeks of true August warmth before it’s permanently cool until next April.
But I guess this cooler weather is creeping into my thinking because I’m finding myself searching Fall fashion, colors, and boots. So I might as well embrace the ‘fall thinking’ effect of this cool weather and start some early preperation for Fall fashion. After all, Fall is my favorite season for fashion…it just seems like all the good stuff is autumn oriented.
One thing I look up every season are the seasonal colors predicted by Pantone. It’s a good tool as a way to spot color trends but also good to use as a guideline for wardrobe building. You can see which colors you like and would like to incorporate into your closet for the season, and also which colors coordinate well. It’s really no surprise that ‘oxblood’ is a color trend for this Fall season, it seems to be a tried and true Autumn color. On the Pantone Color Report, they’re calling this color ‘Samba’.
I thought these oxblood colored flats and booties by Miu Miu were a perfect way to incorporate this color into a fun Fall ensemble.
Meet my latest sewing project. This 20’s inspired hat. This was actually the first time I tried my sewing hand at any kind of millinery, and I quite enjoyed it. :) The 20’s is probably one of my favorite decades of fashion. It was really a turning point for women in fashion history. Hemlines shortened (fun fact: hemlines trends vary depending on economic health), as did hair, waistlines dropped, and women threw away their corsets and went shopping in their husband’s closets (Thanks to Mademoiselle Coco Chanel). Women were discovering themselves. They were discovering their personal styles.
As a tribute to 20’s fashion, I sort of revolved my outfit around my 20’s inspired hat. Worn with vintage mink coat, embroidered/sequined tank (Express), pink pleated tulle skirt (used to be a dress), silver mesh clutch, and necklace (Anthropologie).
What’s your favorite fashion decade? :)
Classic. Those two interlocking C’s. You can never go wrong with Chanel, am I right? There isn’t a piece of clothing in the world that couldn’t be enhanced for the better with a little Chanel. I got this Chanel bag maybe 5 years ago, and haven’t debuted it yet. Yeah, I know…that sounds like a crime, I can hear you all yelping out ‘WHY’?! But I’m that kind of person who -in reality- would like to have these beautiful fashion things stored away in a glass case instead of risking the chance of staining, ruining, or losing said fashion thing. Yes, I know I need to get over this little phobia. For what is the point, if not to wear it until threads start ripping at the seams?? Maybe I should make this a New Year’s Stylution.
Worn with H&M sweater and leggings with faux leather knee detail; wedge booties from DSW a couple years ago.
Faux pearl earrings from Dillard’s; BCBG stud belt.
Apologies for the fuzzy pictures…I’ve been having some camera issues lately, so I’m now in the market for one. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated :)
Look out for more of this bag in the future. ;)