Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Leather Layers

pants/boot/shirt-Zara(similar here, here, and here), turtleneck-Gap, vest-Anthropologie(similar here)

It's fall my friends and layers are de rigueur!!!  Here I'm not only layering garments, but also pattern and texture.  With the cotton of the turtleneck, poplin of the shirt, wool of the vest, and leather of the pants it's a fabric extravaganza! But with black as my base color, even with plaid and polka dot prints, this outfit isn't overwhelming, just a great example of fall-fun layers. Plus, it was super cozy to wear and quite on trend

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Mountain Meets Moto

jacket-Asos(similar here), dress-Uniqlo(similar here), scarf-American Apparel, belt-Banana Republic Factory Store(more options here), boots-Payless, rings-similar here from H&M

I AM LOVING THIS DRESS!!!! Plaid, flannel, pockets, oversized, its hitting all of my style desires for this season. In my full-blown autumn old-timey fantasies this would be my mountain woman dress that I'd wear weaving blankets, singing folk songs while brushing my daughter's hair, and roaming the woods gathering nuts.  The red moto-jacket brings the look out of the backwoods and onto the streets of Pittsburgh, hence the title post. 

Fall is such a great time, style wise to mix and match textrues, patterns, and aesthetics. So go ahead and pair flannel with leather, or lace and tweed. Have pastoral style in the same ensemble as athleisure wear, or go for a vintage and androgynous combo. Nothing is off limits! 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Quintessential Seasonal Shift

jacket-Urban Outfitters(similar here), dress-Madewell(similar here), shoes-Etienne Aigner(similar here), bracelet/necklace-Gifted(similarish here and here from Alex and Ani)

Last week we had some pretty high temps for mid-October, so I was still transitional dressing. This sleeveless, knit dress from Madewell was just the thing! The texture and color are very fall-appro, but the silhouette made the 70-degree days bearable. This lightweight jacket provided coverage in the morning, while the sleeves paired up with the dress surprisingly well. I went for earth-tone accessories, again as a nod to fall. Plus, pockets! 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

90's Bunny Print

And here's the new haircut, as promised in this post!

Look closely you can see a couple of bunnies at the bottom right.

blazer-Gap(similarish here), dress-Old Navy, boots-Nine West(similarish here), ring-French Connection

Pairing a whimsical printed (and silhouetted) dress with black tights, boots, and a blazer is very 90's in my book. And it's very on-trend at the moment, but what makes this sweet little frock all the more sweeter is that shares a print with a matching set I bought for Baby Girl:

Couldn't you just die!!!!! We didn't get a chance to photograph Little Miss wearing her bunny prints, and quite frankly we're not too keen on featuring her face on the blog just yet (if ever). So trust that we looked quite the Mommy & Baby pair in our coordinated looks. But of course, with these boots and black touches I was ever the cool mom! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Cold Weather Culottes

This first pic is giving me total Bender from Breakfast Club Realness, no? 

blazer/shirt-Gap(similar here and here). culottes-Everlane, necklace-chloe + isabel, heels/socks-Forever 21(similar here)

Yes, culottes again, this time androgyny-style with an oversized tweedy blazer, and chambray workman shirt. True, the color palette here is a bit drab, but the silhouette and details make this a fall-fabulous outfit, if I do say so myself! I've always been a sucker for dark neutrals and menswear-inspired pieces, and this look is giving me both!

On a functional note, I'm sporting my OTK sock last seen here. These socks are a great way to wear you culottes into the chillier months, and are totes more comfortable than tights.