I can’t believe it’s October already! You wouldn’t have any idea based on the dreary warm rain we’ve had in New York lately, but I’ve still been out trying to enjoy the fall as much as possible. Currently I’m craving chunky knits, faux furs, and cashmere everything. My current October goals are finding a perfect mustard yellow dress that can transition between seasons and perfecting an autumn themed smokey eye.
Fall is by far my favorite season for dressing. I absolutely love the deep, rich colors, layering jackets over sweaters over tops, and gold and brown hued accessories. But, let’s be honest, shopping for every season can get awfully expensive. I think if we all had it our way, we’d have a new wardrobe on point with every trend per season, but since that isn’t possible, I always love to pick up a few key pieces that I can work into the clothes I already own. I’m absolutely swooning over this oxblood peplum top from Topshop and these heels from LC Lauren Conrad (wouldn’t they be great with a pair of tweed socks?).
Everything on this list is less than $50, and let’s be honest, you can’t really beat that.
Oxblood is the color of the season, and why shouldn’t it be? The rich, dark tones make it feel wealthy and luxurious, and it’s relation to brown allows it to be a near neutral that can be worn with both light and dark colors alike. I love this color in rich fabrics like leathers, velvets, and chiffons, and think it would be perfect paired with a chunky knit sweater and a dash of leopard print. What about you? How do you feel about the oxblood trend?
The good news is I didn’t buy any clothes, so the decision to not shop before I get “back into fighting shape” hasn’t been lifted.
The bad news is that I work in the same building as Charm & Chain, and they were having a delightful little sample sale one floor down from me. But that ring! Those bangles! The price! Can you really blame me?
*Sorry for the blurry iPhone pic. My lack of sleep during the last night of vacation is definitely having an effect today!
Things have gotten pretty heavy here the past couple of days. I’m sorry about that, I’ve been dealing with a lot of inner turmoil and stress and a lot of potential big changes to my life that aren’t exactly pleasant. Currently focusing on taking things one day at a time!
Anyhoo! With each passing day I literally cannot wait for fall. I keep thinking about getting my fall clothes out from the suitcase under my bed, and how excited I am to break out the layers. Fall, can you get here soon please? Whenever the weather takes a dip, I generally tend to ramp up the accessories in my life- scarves, gloves, hats, you name it and I want it all.
I absolutely adore Clara Bow. She had an awful upbringing in Brooklyn tenements, but managed to fight through it all and become the “it” girl of the 1920s. At the height of her fame, she starred in It, the story of a salesgirl named Betty Lou with plenty of sex appeal who pursues a handsome playboy. Betty Lou epitomizes the 1920s flapper sensibility, and no one was better to play her than Bow.
Bow was known for not only being an amazing actress, but also her huge personality and knack for controversy. Her signature mess of curls, bow shaped mouth, and killer body made her a Hollywood favorite, and a classic beauty that will never be forgotten.
Another lovely mirror pic. I put this together on Sunday when I went to the Met with my friend Kelsi. We checked out the Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations exhibit, then walked around, and enjoyed perfect weather on the Upper East Side. Have you seen the exhibit yet? It’s breathtaking!
I’m loving this combo of print and bright colors. And after buying and returning what seems like a million pairs (it was 3) of nude heels, I finally found these bad boys on 6pm.com for $20! The heel to platform ratio is perfect, the toe is just round enough, and they’re actually comfortable, I’m in love!
What do you think, would you put prints and brights together, or is it too trendy?