2009-11-17

Fall Fashion

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Shirt? Ralph Lauren, thrifted
Vest? thrifted
Jeans? Seven 4 all Mankind, Winners
Boots? thrifted
Belt? Michael Kors, Winners
Bag? Claudia Firenze, Winners
Sunglasses? Joe (from Linda)


After much personal scientific research, I have concluded that the fall is the most fashionable season of the year. Summer is fun for dresses and open-toes but it's also sweaty and your hair drops. Boo to that. Winter is fun because we can drink lots of mulled wine and call it being festive (oops, that has nothing to do with fashion) but it's cold. Bigger boo to that. Spring.... is fine but autumn still kicks its a$$ too. In the autumn, everyone has this look like, 'oh ya, I'm so chic, check my layering...'. Cosy scarves, long leather gloves and fuzzy vests elude to the cold weather but let's be honest, it's not really cold yet. When it's really cold and wintery, you'll forget what your toes feel like and your kids (or some one's kids at least) will be writing 'Wash Me!' on the back of your jacket in the layer of salt that has settled over all your outerwear.

Someone commented a while back that she's interested to see how will I style it up in the cold months. Well, I'm curious too. It's no secret my favourite winter outfit is my fuzzy blanket, but having this blog will force me to put some effort in. What am I gonna do when winter really hits? No clue. But until then, I plan to enjoy this beautiful autumn we're having in my favourite fall pieces.

Some notes...
Yes, my most avid followers, I wear this plaid and faux fur combo a lot. I love this vest a lot but it's cut small, so it's actually harder to layer than it looks.
Yes, my shirt could have used an iron. But my schedule clearly said 'brunch', not
'iron' and the schedule trumps all.
Yes, these glasses are cool. Too bad I left them on the table and now they are broken... Matt is blaming the cats. Sorry Lin.
Yes, I got these sweet, leather and comfy booties at a church sale in Holland for 1 euro. High fives all around!

25 comments :

Julia said...

I love the vest! You are correct, fall is best; like you, I've wondered how I can keep my winter look interesting. Luckily I'll be traveling, so I'll have a reason to make an effort; new photo locations! You look darling in a plaid, & your hair is radiant. I love how midwestern your look is here. Reminds me of Iowa, my favorite place in the world!

xx

Nadine said...

I love autumn! Totally my favourite season in so many ways. (The best reason is that the ozone hole is out of the way so you can go outside in the sun and not get burnt.) Here in NZ we're supposed to be having spring, but it is the lousiest coldest wettest spring ever.

Dylana said...

That vest is superb! Love these pictures!

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Linda said...

They broke??!!??? Ugh those things were soo soo uncomfortable, always gave me a headache. Your cats are jerks.

Amy said...

Fall is definately the best season for dressing fashionably. Who cares if you wear this combo a lot? You rock it!

briannelee said...

I love this look! Love the plaid shirt and furry vest.

Sher said...

OMG LOVE that vest on you! Perfectly paired with that plaid shirt!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

the plaid is awesome and those shoes are to die!

Sal said...

Oh, I COMPLETELY agree. I think of fall as the season for fashion, and it's definitely my favorite time to play with my wardrobe.

That vest is such an amazing thrift score!

Robin said...

First off, congratulations on looking so fit in tight, light wash skinny jeans. Not an easy feat.

Second, I'm pretty sure plaid means never having to say, "I should have ironed this."

Ravinia said...

it's a really cool look! I'll be following you!

Yep fall is best season for fashion! As colors turn more and more into the colors outside... I like spring as well, as there is more color and nice knits (like the fall)...
Best, Ravinia

Sadie's Wardrobe said...

Fall is 100% my favourite season! Not too cold, not too hot, and lots of pretty red leaves around!
I love your outfit here, especially the plaid/fur combo!

xxx

Amy said...

How adorable are you?! Love it! And I agree, I wish that Fall could last all year with the occasionally hot days there for fun. Not a fan of winter AT ALL.

Hugs,
Amy

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Posh said...

Adore the combination of the blouse with the fur, great look!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
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K said...

I love the vest over the plaid shirt! What a great look. I agree, fall is the best, and it's hard to know what to wear in winter because once it's so cold that you need a jacket just to sit inside, it's hard to be chic. Lucky me! I get your blog to help inspire my winter wardrobe!

Eyeliah said...

hehe, I like your outfit disclaimer.

D said...

i never get tired of the faux fur/plaid combo!

MARISA said...

i like the fur with the plaid...you pull it off awesome

Wanderlusting said...

I love Summer fashion heading into Summer...but as soon as Fall nears, I am 100% into fall and I agree, it is the most varied and experimental time for clothes. All that layering!

Taylor Sterling said...

beautiful fur! Love the outfit!

Chelsea said...

you're adorable and hilarious. love that fur, and the booties, and the plaid, and fall!

Moomby said...

amazing vest! it looks great on you!

Tori said...

Yay! Plaid and fur! Haha this IS similiar to my outfit! I like your outfit as well.

La Mimi said...

Hi darling,
I totally agree with you, fall is the most fashionable season and quite beautiful too:)
By the way, thx for your comment on such a sensitive subject. I wrote something in regards to your comment. Here is the link if u wanna c it: http://style.la-mimi.com/dress-your-body/to-wear-or-not-to-wear-fur-and-leather/comment-page-1/#comment-6243

Dominika said...

LOVE this outfit! you look great! <3