Do you ever look in your closet and see that you have more neutrals than colors? Yeah. Me too. I always thought this was a problem, until I recently decided to embrace it. And what better day to test this out than a cold fall Wednesday? And so, I give to you, a neutral in color kind of day.
I'm sorry, friends! I have failed. With my excess amount of AP homework and limited amount of time, I have let this blog down. But I'm ready to pick it back up and get going! Today's outfit, along with most outfits in the months of September, October and November, was inspired by fall. You know why? Because I live in a place that has falls like this:
This + some clothes brought home from Barcelona by my parents = The makings of greatness.
Today, I woke up to one of my favorite fall-type days. So I swung open my doors and walked out onto my grand terrace. Just kidding, I wish I had a grand terrace. But the point is, it was just the right amount of foggy and just the right amount of not-too-cold. I decided to pull out one of my go-to fall pieces: the silver trench coat! Layered underneath was a teal dress worn over dark wash jeans. I slipped into some black kitten heels, added a blue scarf and finished it off with a black floppy hat.
One trend that has recently come around that I am quite fond of is flowey shirts. They allow for much more freedom (we can finally stop holding our stomachs in... not that anyone does that..) and they're flattering. Wait.. hold the phone.. shirts that aren't skin tight can be flattering?! Yes! Yes, I say! Welcome to the good life, ladies and gents.
So, today I chose one of my favorite flowey tops, some skinny jeans, and a pair of heels (yes, the same ones from this post), as well as a sequin necklace.
Recently, due to the discovery of some adorable online boutiques (and our unfortunate lack of shopping options within a 3 hour radius) I've found a new obsession: online shopping. I know, I know... the sport has been tainted by the disappointing arrival of those too-large jeans, too-short tops, and too-small shoes, but I've braved a few virtual shopping carts of the inter-web and found that, with the right information, you can find some really great additions to your wardrobe that weren't accessible before.
Here are some of the online shops I'm loving:
Modcloth- Oh. My. Word. Take retro 60's fashion and put it in a blender with lace, pearls and all things vintage and what do you have? You have a marvelous online boutique. That's what.
Another favorite? Ruche. This classy shop has everything from frocks to floral. Their bohemian-style dresses are unique and very fashionable. I have a thing for kitten heels, and this site could very well have me supplied.
Lulu's also made the list! In style and pretty affordable. I'm loving their new fall collection!
And, last but not least, this post would be incomplete without one of my all time favorites: Urban Outfitters. High fashion and bold, I simply love their oversized T's, flowey skirts and fun dresses.
So, while the experience of online browsing could never replace the thrill of REAL shopping, there is something sweetly enjoyable about putting on your favorite comfy sweats, making yourself a big cup of coffee, and opening up that laptop to visit your favorite places straight from your couch.
I am not a huge fan of wind (ha... fan.. wind..). It messes up your hair, makes dresses uncomfortable, and turns a seemingly lovely day into a hard to manage one. So, this morning I threw on my leather jacket and headed out the door to a blustery welcome! (It may have been a lazy day, too)
Side note: I have bad luck with computers. Like, "computer-getting-struck-by-lightening" bad luck. (No, seriously.. that happened). Anyway, my desktop has now decided not to turn on, so please bare with me while I use icky online editing software.
Today was rainy. And cold. And windy. Now, if it had been just those first two things, it would have been alright. But wind? No thank you. Anyways, in lieu of our stormy weather, I decided to go for a fun, stripey (add that one to the dictionary), nautical outfit. I wore a loosely fitted striped top, a dark blue key-print scarf, dark wash jeans and patent leather pumps.