These plaid pants. These damn plaid pants. Sixteen-year-old me would want them in every color. I’m thirty-one now, do I really think I can pull these off? Yes.
My most favorite time of year has arrived: fall. Mostly because by this time I am very much over the hot, humid, sticky weather in New York. Once the cool air finally decides to stay we can all get excited to wear all of these new fall trends. Could I decide on which ones I loved the most? HA! You should know me better by now that I’ve chosen a handful of trends that I am in love with and those that I believe are worth investing in.
So while I try to figure out which trend I am going to wear first, let’s jump into what the trends are…
I absolutely live for the month of October, Halloween is by far one of my favorite holidays. These pop-up museums and events have been happening for some time now in New York City, have I gone to any one of them? No. Why? Because I get “Yeah we should go!” and then it never happens. Finally, I was able to convince some amazing people that it was a great idea to go to the Nightmare Machine in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. And let me tell you this, IT DID. NOT. DISAPPOINT! And of course, I dressed up for the occasion…
Fall weather had been slow to approach here in NYC – so I decided to take a leap and splurge on some new items. Lately, I’ve been feeling as if my style is evolving into a new chapter. The esthetic remains the same of what I have always loved – graphic tees, jeans, converse, anything and everything athleisure. For some reason, I feel as if it has gone to a somewhat more mature level. So without any more babbles… let’s jump into what I did purchase.
My daily wear is pretty casual. I prefer comfort over anything, this Target jacket I found is perfect for feeling comfortable and looking presentable. Finding a jacket that can be worn 100 different ways means I am getting my moneys worth, and I am all about having an item in my closet that gives me options. Continue reading “Casual Fall”
Faux fur coats are my favorite, who doesn’t want to feel like they are wrapped up in a blanket while you are walking the cold streets, dodging puddles of unknown liquids and weaving throughout the crowded sidewalks of NYC. I spotted this beautiful faux fur jacket in H&M while on my lunch break, initially I walked away due to this very inconsistent weather happening. But I couldn’t get it out of my mind.. I had to have it! I loved that I could dress this look up or dress it down. Today I went a little of both, mostly because it was nearly 70 when I shot this look. Continue reading “Fall Faux Fur Coat”
I cannot believe almost thanksgiving is a week away! The reality of a thanksgiving outfit is you want to be comfortable spending time with family around the dinner table for nonstop eating. I used to immediately regret wearing pants that are too tight after a turkey day meal when I was younger, so once I was able to buy my own clothes I planned my attire properly. Stretchy fabric and material that “gives” (pun intended) was a necessity, I wanted to enjoy my day of feasting and being grateful with my family.
Yesterday’s look is a good place to start:
My most recent post brings in the leopard trend to this look. Don’t let the jeans deceive you as they are stretchy & very comfortable. Take off the leather jacket and you have a comfortable and stylish look for Thanksgiving Day.
Above are some more of my looks that could be potential thanksgiving day looks. All of these looks can be found in my recent blog posts.
Never forget to consider a dress…which stretches. Although I am wearing a sleeveless dress in one of my suggestions you can incorporate a long sleeve dress like this one here from Express or Nordstrom rack option here.
My Joggers would have to be my top pick for a thanksgiving outfit. An altenerate way to style this look is by adding a black sweater over the tank or even a plain black tee. Recently I wore this look to work, and paired it with my peep toe ankle booties from my green vest look. It was definitely an option for my own Turkey Day look…
Another suggestion would be to wear a tunic, last year I wore a sweater tunic from Dynamite and leggings with a leather side panel. Not only was I comfortable but the outfit looked dressier than expected.
Below are some more options that you can use for your turkey day look:
- Express fitted crew neck sweater
- Express cold shoulder sweater
- Free people off the shoulder sweater
- Free people baby doll sweater dress
- Dynamite Mixed Fabric Shirt
- Dynamite Sweater with mesh insert
- Dynamite Sweater Tunic
- Dynamite High Rise Leggings (Comes in multiple colors)
- Express Faux Suede ankle zip leggings
- Full tilt Dusty Floral Dress
- Taylor & Rose Floral Dress
- Blu Pepper Cowl Neck Sweater Dress
- American Eagle soft cardigan
- Amazon Blanket Scarf
- Amazon Lace Up Sweater Dress
- Amazon Lace Up High Low Sweater
- Forever 21 Geo-Pattern Faux Fur Vest
- Forever 21 Oversized Faux Fur Pink Coat
- Charlotte Russe Faux Fur Vest
All of these options can be easily mixed and matched with each other. Also don’t be afraid to search on Amazon… recently I had been looking for a Lace Up Sweater and was shocked to see the difference in prices for these. They are extremely popular among many bloggers I follow & they look so cozy. All about comfort on this blog!
I know included some Pink items as well but don’t forget pink was a popular color on the fall/winter 16 runways. Personally I think it’s a nice trend to experiment with, it’s also very different from the typical fall colors.
I will be posting my Thanksgiving look next Thursday live from the feast at my home! Stay tuned for my look!
Leopard. Ah, one of the many fall trends. Fun fact: I’ve had this scarf for many years now. I believe that a little animal print added into your wardrobe is a good thing, but in moderation of course. We don’t want to end up like Scary Spice now.
These American Eagle booties I got on sale LAST black friday, my cousin was wearing them and of course having to do everything that my older cousins do – I JUST HAD TO HAVE THEM. Luckily she shares my sense of style and my knack for sales. These were a definite score and I got a lot of use out of them, currently sliding into season 2 with these booties.
I also decided that there was a lack of light in my photos so I went where there was light…
- Express One Eleven Sweater in Army Green (last season) : Similar Express sweater here
- Express mid-rise legging jeans
- Forever 21 Cropped Leather Jacket (closet archives) : Leather Jacket Option 1 or Leather Jacket Option 2
- Leopard Scarf (closet archives) : Amazon Option 1 or Amazon Option 2
- AE Buckle Heeled Booties
And this wouldn’t be a Jaclyn Hill inspired look without some hoop earrings, am I right girl?
- Dynamite Hoop Earrings (sold out) : Charming Charlie Hoop Earrings but we know our girl Jaclyn gets her hoops from Claire’s
- MAC Cosmetics Viva La Glam 1 Matte Red
I’d like to dedicate this blog post to my good friend Nicole, this post is for you my leopard print lover!! ❤️
What I love about fall is wearing cozy sweaters. I found this sweater recently in Express and could not get over how comfortable it is. Despite it being distressed, you know by now that I tend to love to buy destroyed items, I just had to have it. What it truly reminded me of is one of my favorite singers from my teenage angst years. Kurt Cobain.
Now that I’ve slightly relived my teenage years lets get to where you can wear this sweater…
I’ve worn this sweater to work (casual work attire is appropriate in my office) and I was truly comfortable and warm all day. I tend to freeze in my office but with this sweater there was no need.
I paired it with new Express jeans I purchased, these are in the short version of the jean styles. Yes, I am a shrimp so we need to do what is necessary to purchase bottoms that fit appropriately. For a different look I decided to roll up the bottom of my jeans, this only required 2 rolls instead of the regular 5. #shortgirlproblems
For my footwear I decided to go with my trusty slip on sneakers. I’ve raved about these before and I wasn’t lying to you when I said I get a lot of use out of them. These are easy to slip on when your running fashionably late and need to get out of the door.
Now go out there & rock that “grunge look”