Tag Archives: Fall Fashion

October Outfits and New Coat November

20 outfit posts later October is over & the holidays are around the corner!While October was full of fall fashion excitement most of the leaves have fallen off the trees and the temperature is steadily dropping. November is here which means it’s time to get serious about bundling up. Enter my insane impressive collection of coats. I’ve been meaning to catalog my coat/outerwear collection for sometime now and November 1st seems like the perfect time to start.

Starting today I’ll be wearing and sharing a different coat each day for the whole month of November (yes I really have that many coats… possibly more). Not only do I think this exercise will help me get a handle on the size and scope of my collection but I’m hoping it will kick start a major closet purge.

So without further ado here is coat #1 (a current favorite) black, Guess moto jacket from Wilson’s Leather (last seen here)

What wardrobe items do you collect?

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Perfect Print for Fall

Sunnies, Tank, & Necklace: Charlotte Russe, Cardigan: Land’s End (via Savers), Skirt: Downtown Threads, Jessica Simpson Booties: MarshallsAs a maxi skirt this tribal print piece was virtually unwearable. It’s done in a deceivingly heavy fabric so wearing it as maxi skirt was like being rolled up in a stale burrito wrapper (not that I know what that’s actually like, but you get the idea). Enter my wonderful tailor Christine. She removed almost two feet of fabric (which I’m saving for a DIY project) and gave this skirt a whole new life.

I tried to offset the skirt’s bold print by pairing it with classic pieces in camel and navy and simple but chic accessories (like my Jessica Simpson peeptoes). Unfortunately, and I hate to say it, this may be the last time you’ll be peeping my peeptoes (or toes) for quite a while; there’s been talk of snow flurries.

What are you sad to pack away for the season? What pieces are you looking forward to wearing well into winter?

Carol Brady vs Canadian Tuxedo

Vintage Cardigan: Downtown Threads*, Denim Button-up: Walmart, Belt: Goodwill, Jeans: H&M, Oxford Wedges: Forever 21I suppose I should have figured out what this pipe was for before I decided to sit on it, but I was more concerned with not being seen taking pictures of myself. I fell in love with this cardigan as soon as I saw it at Downtown Threads. The print just screamed Carol Brady; and who doesn’t want to look like Florence Henderson in her prime.

I decided to play up the 70’s look and went for a denim on denim base. I’ve really been drawn to 70’s inspired silhouettes this fall, I like how they’re fun but classic and chic. These high waisted jeans from H&M were one of my favorite purchases for fall, I was unsure about them originally but the more I style them the more I love them.

What has inspired your style lately?  

Penny Lane

Sunnies: Gifted,  Jacket: Vintage (via Downtown Threads), Sweater: Gap, Belt: Target, Jeans: Charlotte Ruse, Booties: Jeffery CampbellI’ve wanted this coat since I saw Kate Hudson as Penny Lane in Almost Famous. A few weeks ago I got a call from Carolyn at Downtown Threads telling me to get to the store ASAP because she’d found my dream coat. When I finally made it to the store and Carolyn pulled this suede beauty out my heart almost stopped. It was the coat I’d always wanted and it fit me like a glove!

The jacket is 100% suede and I love that you can flip the collar up for a more dramatic (and warmer) look. The collar itself is shearling, it’s so dense that your fingers disappear into the fleece when you touch it. I love how the coat is nipped in at the waist so you can be warm and cozy without looking or feeling bulky. I couldn’t believe the jacket’s pristine condition after Carolyn told me that she found it in a storage unit!

It may have taken me a few years to track it down but now that I finally have my perfect ‘Penny Lane’ coat I can say it was definitely worth the wait.

What pieces are you still searching for? What piece in your closet took you the longest to track down?

Like an Onion

Caitlin Necklace: Gifted, Green Necklace: F21, Ring: Charlotte Ruse, Vest: Gifted, Waffle Print Thermal: ?, Tank: H&M (via Clothes Exchange), Skinny Cargos: Levi’s, Belt: Goodwill, Heels: TargetThis outfit is like an onion. I started with a summer staple and ended with a faux fur favorite. I’ve been relying on layers to keep warm during chilly morning walks to work and cool while I’m running around the office during the day. Whenever I put an outfit together I always assume that I’ll remove all my layers so I try to make sure that the each individual layer can pull the outfit together.

I wasn’t sure at first but I actually like how my layers fall at different angles, it breaks the look up and makes the muted colors more interesting.

What layers have you been experimenting with? How do you add interest to outfits?

Wore Out’s Look of the Week

It’s Friday again and I couldn’t be happier! This weekend D and I were careful not to make any plans. We wanted to enjoy some down time with each other and get a few things done around the house before the winter weather really sets in. One plan we did make, pumpkin carving! I’m so excited because this year we live in a much more residential area and we’re going to get lots of trick or treaters!

I’m not the only one with pumpkin carving plans. Not only is this Floridian a pumpkin carving enthusiast but her sartorial style and love of vintage make her Wore Out’s Look of the Week…

Steffy of Steffy’s Pros and Cons!Not many Floridian’s can pull off fall fashion so effortlessly but Steffy’s casual chic approach to cooler temperatures hits all the right notes.

Steffy was one of the first bloggers I started to follow after I launched Wore Out and her style and effortless looks constantly inspire me to get outside my comfort zone.

The color/print of Steffy’s sweater really pop but my eye is drawn to her perfectly selected accessories. The Diane Keton-esqe felt topper, neutral wedges and great leather bag Steffy selected tie everything together perfectly while keeping with the fall theme.

The thing that I find most inspiring about Steffy’s Pros and Cons is her imagination when it comes to putting outfits together. She has a way of transforming thrifted pieces into perfectly put together on trend looks. Steffy’s online store, Tea and Tulips, is full of quality pieces she’s thrifted and the perfect way to steal a bit of her effortless style. I love how Steffy styles each piece she lists, so you the shopper can be inspired by her killer style.

So do yourself a favor pop on by Steffy’s blog and then head over to her store and shop her closet. Don’t worry, you can thank me later.

What are your weekend plans? What do you think of Steffy’s fall look?

Cargo Colors

Blazer: Silence + Noise (via Urban Outfitters), Tee: Target, Cargos: Levi’s, Boots: Blowfish, Skull Ring: Vending Machine, Silver Rings: H&M/GiftedThough I’ve worn these skinny cargo pants a few times I’m still trying to figure them out. I usually wear them with heels (seen here) in an attempt to balance out their utilitarian feel but I kind of like them with these Blowfish boots. My favorite part of this outfit though is the skull ring that I got out of a Price Chopper vending machine late night for 50 cents. Against all odds it fits and makes me feel exponentially more badass, what else could a girl want?

Would you style skinny cargo pants with heels or boots? What accessory makes you feel your best? 

Inspiration in Unlikely Places

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You never know where inspiration will strike. While D was searching for the perfect nymph fly I was doing some browsing of my own. Here are some of my favorites for this season.

What inspired you this weekend?

Boots and Bootcut Jeans

Slouchy Knit Hat: UO, Sunnies: Zinnia, Short Trench: Forever 21, Sweater: J.Crew (via Goodwill), Grey Tee: H&M, Jeans: Charlotte Ruse, Boots: Steve Madden

Some days it’s all about being warm and cozy and today is one of those days. I wanted to keep things simple and as no fuss as possible so I went with jeans and a tee. The trench coat and slight heel on the cowboy boot help to pull the look together and give it a more polished feel without sacrificing comfort in any way. To keep things fun (and my ears warm) I added a pop of color with a slouchy knit hat. You’ll be seeing more outfit posts with hats as the temperatures continue to cool off here in Burlington.

By adding my purple hat and well loved cowboy boots I was able to put my personal stamp on an outfit as generic as jeans and a tee. Fashion is all about making things your own and even staple looks are an opportunity to play around and express yourself.

What do you wear when you just want to feel comfortable? What personal touches do you add to jeans and tee?

About these pants…

Sunnies: Downtown Threads, Blazer: Saver’s, Tank & Necklace Target,  Blouse: From my mom, Jeans: H&M, Heels: Steve Madden (via T.J Maxx)I spent months searching for the perfect pair of dark wash, high-waisted flares and while D and I were in Montreal I found these at H&M. I thought they were the perfect pair of flares for me… but now that I have them I’m not so sure. They’re trickier to style than I thought and I’m not quite sure they’re flattering.

While I’m undecided about the silhouette the pants are cutting, I’m a big fan of the layers on top. I’ve been playing around with layering shirts and blazers with different lengths a lot since the temps started cooling off.  I liked how the teal blouse from my mom looked cuffed over the little boy’s blazer I scored for a dollar at Saver’s.

What layers and silhouettes are you playing around with this fall?