I have been living in this graphic tee for weeks now and I can up with five different ways to style a graphic tee to get some good use out of it. I tend to gravitate to pairing it with joggers or faux leather leggings, but I added in a few other options if it’s still warm where you live. I can’t wait to pair it with a camel coat or blazer as well.
Fall is here and I’m excited to start wearing fall booties, coats, combat boots, and sweaters! This year I will actually be able to wear fall clothes in the fall. Crazy concept…I know. But in years past I’m usually sweating through the California heat just to try and pull off a sweater.
Here are four fall outfits I’ve worn in the past with exact or similar pieces linked to help you recreate the look:
I might not need an arsenal of winter coats living in Southern California, but I do love stocking up on a handful of cozy sweaters and sweatshirts around this time of year. I just keep getting blown away at the women’s clothing from Walmart, and their sweater section is no different. This season I purchased along cardigan, a distressed sweatshirt, a leopard sweatshirt, and a leopard sweaterfrom Walmart (with their next day delivery, game changer) and I was impressed with every single one of them. At such a great price point, you can pick up a handful of basic sweaters to get you through the season. Today I styled one my my sweatshirts with the duster cardigan, but the sweatshirt is super cute on it’s own, and the cardigan would look darling paired with a shirtdress as well.
I also rounded up ten sweaters for you from walmart.com that are all cute and under $30. Hint- check out their entire Scoop lineof clothing. Everything I’ve ever tried from that line is so impressive. Also, mycognac bagfrom this post just went on sale for $23!
This LONG RIBBED DUSTER is fully stocked in my favorite brown color for fall and just $18!
I’m wearing this LONG DUSTER SWEATER in today’s post and now I need to get it in grey and black.
You’ve need me wear this LEOPARD SWEATSHIRT on instagram this whole month and you wiped out all the sizes in this colorway! But I found it in a really cute oatmeal plaid and it’s worth the purchase because its so soft and easy to wear.
This GREY DISTRESSED SWEATSHIRT I talked about on my insta stories a while back is still available in Med and Large. I wear it at least twice a week.
Only a few more sized left in this LEOPARD SWEATER I’m wearing on my Instagram here. Its so soft and only $20!
You know I’m a sucker for chartreuse, how cute is this CHARTREUSE V NECK SWEATER. Again- under $30 but looks much more expensive.
I’m a sucker for anything chartreuse, and I fell in love with this beautiful satin blouse. The images really do the true color of this top justice. The sleeves also have a small extra strip of fabric that give the illusion of shoulder pads and I love the silhouette it creates with these high waisted paper bag trousers. Add a cognac heel (or bootie, or pointed flat..just keep it cognac) and you’re good to go. I rounded up some great similar options at all price points below…
AN UNEXPECTED FALL COLOR COMBO – 40% OFF A VERSATILE FALL DRESS
After a few weeks of travel it’s nice to be home! Today I wanted to share this beautiful dress – its currently 40% off and comes in some great colors. I also love it in navy and would style the navy exactly the same way. One of the beauties about a cognac belt/shoe combo is that they go with so many different colors.
Today I linked this look and a few other dresses that would also pair well with cognac. It’s my favorite color to wear for fall because it’s so versatile!
PURPLE DRESS(40% off! wearing size S, could have sized down to XS. I recommend sizing down)
How great is this new dressI grabbed for fall? The drape and fit of it is spot on and I love the gold x black x geometric pattern. The fabric looks and feels like silk but without the price tag. This great new fall arrival is under $40.
TEN NEW PIECES I’M LOVING FOR FALL RIGHT NOW
I recently picked up this dark brown wool hat for the fall. Don’t let the strings on the hat throw you off, I just removed them (they look a bit safari to me). But the color and shape of this one is just right.
Starting out with a classic all black look always give you a great clean palette to work with. I love throwing on an oversized chunky cardigan to cozy up the look a bit. A little detail with a statement ring, and criss cross detail on my top adds some visual interest, and a low messy bun keeps the look from being too put together. I’m always drawn to looks with a slightly “undone” element to them. It keeps things interesting.
This year I am drawn to all things comfy! The relaxed look is a huge trend, and I could’t be happier about it. Here are a few items to add to your 2017 wardrobe that will keep you warm, comfy, and just happen to be exactly in style…
SWEATSHIRTS: Right now I am literally wearing an old sweatshirt I got 9 years ago. For some reason I just can’t part with sweatshirts! But I just ordered this one in a beautiful rust color and I can’t wait to get it in the mail. It also comes in a few different shades of light pink. This one is neutral and long and fitted, which is a great way to keep a sweatshirt from looking frumpy. This oversized look is also a good option, and it works because it is a lighter weight fabric with a really good drape. I also love the look of sweatshirts under jackets like I paired in this instagram.
SNEAKERS: They. Are. Everywhere. Especially these ones. They are sleek and slim, not too chunky like tennis shoes. And they pair well with jeans, dresses, joggers, etc. I just ordered this blush pair and I am so obsessed! I’m thinking about pairing them with my hoodie, but it might be too matchy match with all that pink happening. I love that sneakers are well designed and on point now. They are the perfect momiform necessity!
JOGGERS: Obsessed. I love joggers so much. I have this pair and I would have them on right this hot second if they weren’t currently in the wash. They are super soft and are easily paired with sneakers or heels. I wore these on a road trip a few months ago and they were so comfy! I have my eye on this olive pair. They are more of a typical sweatpants material, and I love that olive shade.
CARDIGANS: I have been living in oversized cardigans (see this blog post, or on my instagram here, here, and here). They are warm and easy to throw on. I love a good grey or olive one because they go with everything!
NUDE MATTE LIPS: If you follow me on instagram or have seen my instagram stories, you know I’m so in love with these matte lip spreads. They come in so many pretty nude colors and don’t dry out my lips! The shade “infamous” is my current favorite. I’m wearing it in this blog post.
I love all the colors this time of year, but sometimes it can get a little overwhelming when deciding how to pair fall neutrals with those classic fall colors. So I wanted to share a few simple ways to add some of the most common fall colors into your looks this season.
Decide what fall neutrals work best for you. Everyone has a color or two that just naturally works best with their skin tone and hair color. For me, I love using grey as my fall neutral because it really highlights the blonde in my hair, and it doesn’t wash me out (my skin isn’t extremely tan this time of year). Women with darker hair tend to look really great in nudes and creams because there is more of a contrast between between darker hair and lighter clothing.
Start with your neutral pieces. Your neutrals will make up the majority of your look, so picking quality neutrals is important. I always start with the “bottoms” (pants, skirt, dress) I want to wear, and then I decide what colors work best with that piece. I tend to look for neutrals in my tops and booties because it gives you more options for wearing them again and again with multiple outfits. I do have my share of bold, colorful shoes and tops, but starting with neutrals this time of year allows you to be more intentional about adding fall colors to your look.
Add a pop of color. This is the fun part. This is where you get to find bold statement pieces that incorporate your favorite fall colors. I loved this rust colored cardigan right away because I knew it would stand out against my neutrals. The key here is not overdoing the fall colors in one look. You want to think about layering pieces (like tops, sweaters, and jackets) and accessories (like booties, bags, and scarves) as a means to incorporating the prettiest colors of fall. If you love maroon for fall, for example, one way you could tie it into your look is with a scarf that has a maroon color scheme, and wear that over a cream colored sweater. The best part about adding pops of color, rather than making your whole look decked in fall colors, is you can incorporate all the colors you want throughout the season by simply adding a different colorful piece to each look you wear.
Happy Monday! I can’t believe Halloween is right around the corner. I am just putting the finishing touches on our Halloween costumes. I say it every year, but it’s my secret favorite holiday. You can make it as extravagant or as low key as you want, and I love any excuse to get to dress up! It’s been a few years since I’ve had the energy to do a family theme, but this year I’m going for it. I can’t wait to share it with you!
Today I teamed up with Nordstrom for this cozy neutral fall look. This scarf was a no-brainer for me. It’s $25 and the color pallet is right up my alley. I am also in love with these cute mules. I’ve seen mules start to pop up everywhere. I like the pointed toe on these ones, and the pretty ivory leather. They also come in leopard! This style of mule boot is really similar, under $100, and has a lot more color options. And this pair is under $80 and have fun fringe and a chunky heel on them.
For weeks I’ve been watching with envy as girls all over the country have started busting out their wool jackets, cozy sweaters, and scarves. It’s just now starting too cool off over here in California, but I’ve been wracking my brain for ways I can dress for fall when it is still warm out. I got a lot of outfit inspiration while I was at NYFW a few weeks ago. It’s funny because we are there to see shows with Spring 2017 collections, while wearing (mostly) fall looks, but the weather hadn’t quite changed to fall yet. One thing I noticed while scoping out all of the great fashion was the pairing of sweater dresses and neckerchiefs. My goodness I love this trend. I decided this is the perfect pairing to get away with dressing like it is fall when it is warm outside. I found this sweater dress at Zappos, and the super soft sweater material of this dress along with the rust color is an easy nod to fall attire. And a shorter dress and pushed up sleeves keep my from sweating to death. While this dress would look great with a necklace, adding an on trend neckerchief mimics the look of a warm scarf without the unneeded warmth. This combo makes it a little easier to get in the fall mood on my side of the country.
Have you had a chance to sign up for the new Zappos Rewards yet? My goodness, it’s convenient. I ordered these boots in 2 different sizes, and because I am with Zappos Rewards, I got their free-1-day-shipping (it has made me such a shipping snob. “wait..this takes 3 days to ship?! TOO LONG!” 😉 ). I found that the pair 1/2 size bigger than my normal size fit best, and I just realized with their rewards program that I can get free UPS pick-up for my return. It’s this busy momma’s saving grace!
Every time fall rolls around, I move my light pinks and blush tops and accessories to the back of my closet, and reach for deeper plum and burgundy colors. But if there is one thing I have learned about fashion over the years, it’s that you can pretty much get away with wearing any shade during any season…as long as it is done right. Today I’m sharing the trick of how to get away with wearing light blush tones and pastels all through fall…
This full pleated striped midi skirt works great for fall because it has a deep plum color in addition to the blush. It’s a feminine and unexpected color pallet for fall, and I paired it with this burgundy top to bring out the deeper colors. It actually reminded me a lot of this outfit I wore back in February, where I played up the blush tones a bit more since it was closer to the spring (this same skirt is now available in black, which would be great for fall!). So my advice is to pick a statement piece to wear regardless of the color/season- and then match your accessories and additional pieces to reflect the current season. That way you can wear the pieces you love all year round, just by changing up how they are styled!