Fall Trends To Try (Before Winter Takes Over)

Posted on November 25, 2014

Fall is beloved.  We pine for it, plan for it, shop and blog for it.  It can also allow us a wider margin of options within our modest closets, and for that we are grateful.  Yet somehow in our haze of crunching leaves, crisp air, and our favorite knit, we tend to forget that too soon after Autumn comes Winter.  The trends remain, but the large (albeit fabulous) coat thrown over can slightly obscure our efforts at achieving sartorial freedom.  So while the chill is still tolerable, now is the time to indulge in the best of the Fall fashion we’ve been coveting.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve worn a few of my favorite trends of the season, including stark white shirtdresses, fall florals paired with paper-thin turtlenecks, monochromatic chunky sweater and leather skirt combo worn with suede boots for texture, and matching printed separates.

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Blouse and Skirt: both Giambattista Valli / Shoes: Christian Louboutin IMG 5978 708x1024 Fall Trends To Try (Before Winter Takes Over)

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                     A.L.C. Schoolly Top / A.L.C. Bell Skirt

ASOS BLACK Sequin Top / ASOS BLACK Sequin Embellished Midi Skirt


MIMU MAXI Skirt Leggings in ‘White Sight’

Posted on August 12, 2014

Part of what makes those special pieces in my closet so significant is there ability to transition seasonally, and an element of the unexpected.  This skirt from MIMU MAXI embodies all of these things and more.  I like to dress with an ounce of drama so the color, and length of this skirt gave me exactly what I was looking for.  While it was designed with Spring in mind, bringing out the lighter colors for Fall is on my list for the cooler season ahead, and I cannot wait to pair it with boots, for a quintessential layering effect.

I wanted to do so many things with this skirt and had a plethora of outfits in my mind, but I narrowed it down.  Ranging from rocker chic, to buttoned up in a blazer, and a sweatered ensemble I cannot wait to wear come colder times, this skirt stood up to the test of style and season.

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Modest Picks From The ASOS Sale

Posted on July 11, 2014

It’s no secret to anyone who knows me (or reads this blog) that I love ASOS.  Highly coveted pieces, such as full midi skirts, are staples among the thousands of affordable fashion offerings on the site.  With a cult-like following that includes almost every blogger on the planet and celebrities as well, the only thing that can make the ASOS shopping experience even sweeter is a sale.  A big sale.  70% off to be exact.  So here are my picks, and a few pieces that I own and love (spoiler alert: there is a lot of leather).

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1. Midi Skirt in Painted Floral Print

2. Full Jersey Midi Skirt

3. Leather Column Pencil Skirt

4. Premium Pleated Color Block Midi Skirt

5. Midi Pleated Scuba Skirt

6. Warehouse Leather Full Midi Skirt in Mint

7. Pleated Coated Midi Skirt

8. Scuba Peplum Hem Pencil Skirt in Tropical Print

9. Soft Touch Midi Skirt

10. Pleated Scuba Midi Skirt

11. Leather Midi Skirt With Pockets

12. Striped Woven Midi Skirt

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1. Crepe  Midi Dress

2. River Island Color Block Pencil Dress

3. Utility Shirt Dress

4. HIDE Astrid Leather Pinafore Dress

5. Leather Wiggle Dress

6. Vintage Floral Dress

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1. Barneys Rosie Biker Jacket with Quilted Sleeve Detail

2. Neon Rose Sequin Baseball Jacket

3. Le Mont St Michel Merino Wool Mix Shawl Collar Jacket

4. Abstract Sequin Crop Top

5. Blanket Wrap Cardigan

6. Faux Leather Panel Sweatshirt

7. Heart Patch Striped Sweater

8. Knitted Cape Cardigan


Liminal Leather

Posted on June 24, 2014

When I wore these outfits I felt somewhat confident I was portraying Spring/Summer ensembles. Loading them onto my laptop made me feel like they may belong to a cooler season, and should be worn in the Fall and Winter. Which can only mean one thing: Leather is one of those things that ultimately exists without the encumbrance of season. It can be successfully executed in any weather, any time of year. Some may drop it during the warmer months, but the almost incongruous feel it lends to Summer makes me want to wear it even more. An appropriate shoe helps ground this look and bring it back to your respective season. So swap the knits on top for something lighter, or wear this skin in a color, and it can look completely contemporary even when the temperature rises.

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Kimono: H&M / Shell: Kiki Riki / Skirt: River Island / Shoes: Jimmy Choo IMG 5469 800x981 Liminal LeatherIMG 5480 800x1014 Liminal LeatherIMG 5463 800x1002 Liminal Leather

Jacket: Lucy Paris / Skirt: H&M sim / Shoes: ConverseIMG 5446 800x1010 Liminal LeatherIMG 5449 800x1004 Liminal Leather

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1. River Island Light Pink Leather Pencil Skirt

2. Tibi ‘Pavement’ Faux Leather Midi Skirt On Sale

3. Warehouse Mint Leather Full Midi Skirt On Sale

4. Zara Snakeskin Pencil Skirt On Sale

 


Let it Rain

Posted on June 11, 2014

At the beginning of the year I waxed philosophical and posted a rainy day inspiration mélange in the hopes of lifting the gray spirit of the wet meteorological marathon we were experiencing. We are having a similar week now, and this post is not entirely on the same romantic note as the aforementioned, but simply a grateful ode to my raincoat, with whom I have grown considerably close to this week. It doesn’t seem to look like it will let up until the weekend, so to post pictures of sunshine and fluffy green grass seems futile and irksome; thus I am just going to go with it. Three consecutive days of rain is tiresome but to wear a beautiful weather-appropriate topper is the best medicine.

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1. J. Crew Factory Belted Trench Coat

2. Topshop Clear Hooded Jacket

3. Wanda Nylon Raincoat

4. RED Valentino Clear Petunia Raincoat

5. Zara Striped Parka

6. Terra New York Waterproof Hooded Cape

7. Terra New York Waterproof Translucent Trench Coat

8. Trout Rainwear Sevan Cape

9. Tibi Seal Anorak