Monday, November 21, 2016

Dress Over Pants--Autumn Edition










vest-Mango(similar here), dress-Zara(similar here), pants-Uniqlo, sneakers-LOGO by Lori Goldstein via QVC, watch-Wenger

I was a late arrival to the "dress-over-pants" party, but once I tried it out earlier this year, it's been a fun and functional outfitting go-to, as seen here, here, and here. My approach has been to pair shorter, tunic-like dresses with straight, cropped trousers. For this autumn version, I've donned a leaf-motif dress with black bottoms, and an oversized sweater vest. Loving the pocket options with the vest and pants, and the color combinations of teal, grey, and black feel so fresh for this time of year. Plus, these tweedy sneakers are a mom-on-the-go's dream! Fun and functional all around! 


Friday, November 18, 2016

Hearts on My Scarf








That's right, these are hearts ♥♥♥ not just dots! 






vest-J.Crew(similar here), sweatshirt/shirt-Gap(similar here and here), pants-Uniqlo(similarish here), loafers-G. H. Bass, scarf-Gifted, ring-Jewel Mint(similar here over on Poshmark)


Yes, I featured this vest in yesterday's post. It's such a versatile layering piece and perfect for this time of year. Here, I've paired it with this heart-printed scarf (a gift from my Mother), which nicely mirrors the bird motif on the pants. A hint of stripe from the undershirt can be seen in the closeup shot, for another fall-fantastic print-mixing look!   

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Western World Outfit





Click on this pic for a close up of the pendant that oddly enough resembles the maze map in Westworld!!!!






vest-J.Crew(similar here), dress-Le Tote, boots-Lifestride via DSW, necklace-Gifted

Yes the pendant on this necklace is very similar to the maze map in the HBO show Westworld and in keeping with that theme is this plaid dress. I added a preppy-esque vest and equestrian-inspired boots to complete this autumnal ensemble. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Ruffles Away!











blazer-Gap(similar here), shirt-Target(similarish here), cardi-J.Crew Factory(similar here), leggings-Forever 21, boots-Nine West(similar here)

This houndstooth-printed, ruffle bib shirt represents my mid-twenties style. Back then I was trying to be very business formal in my outfitting, going for the whole "dress for the job you want, not the job you have." Then I went to grad school for poetry and realized my creativity shouldn't just be restricted to the page, so I chucked a lot of my boring office pants and shirts, but kept this piece because it had a fun pattern. 

With shorter hair I feel that certain girly styles aren't seamlessly part of my wheelhouse, like there's a discordant feel to the overall ensemble when I don stereotypical feminine pieces. I'm not saying I CAN'T wear frilly frocks etc, but that there's a visual disconnect. By point is, this ruffly blouse would be something I usually shy away from in my current style, but the print and the colors DO speak to my present aesthetic. It comes down to a matter of styling, so instead of grey wide-legged trousers an red pumps(how I wore it in the past) it's boots, leather leggings, and over-sized toppers to bring this shirt into my edgy and androgynous mold. A true outfitter makes garments her own with styling, attitude, and thoughtfulness. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Migration Shirt














shirt/pants-Uniqlo(similar here and here), blazer-J.Crew(similar here), loafers-G. H. Bass, necklace-Lucky Feather

I think it's safe to say that I am a big supporter of seasonally-appro novelty prints (seen here and here). And, this "migration" shirt is so freakin' on point for November I can barely stand myself in these photos! Yep, those are geese in flight on this button-down and the somber colors are reminiscent of flocks flying in early evening headed south. Poetry in motion, people!

The rest of this outfit plays on the color/shades of the shirt and brings in another season pattern--plaid!