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Autumn means one thing in particular for fashion–layering! It’s the one time a year that outfits can be incredibly versatile because the weather can switch in the blink of an eye. One minute the sun in shining and the next, you feel like cuddling up to a bonfire in scarves, boots, and vests.
This season, Miss Me is offering great layering pieces like this boho fringe vest, perfect for layering during the brisk season. As for the tee, I was loving the mix between “preppy” stripes and the toughness of leather to offset a girly vibe. I wanted to try something new and mix preppy with boho to create a print and texture mix. Fringe gets a wearable and casual update by being paired with this season’s basics. P.S.-I’m loving bootcut jeans lately! With a pear shape like mine, balancing the hips out is of utter importance!
Today, Nate and I decided to spend the day exploring our little town and found a winery that specializes in blueberry wine from local fruit farms. We drove all the way out to the outskirts of town and found that the information we found online was for the past season! Instead of being open on Sundays, they only open 3 days a week in the fall. Wah, wah.
I guess we’ll have to find another day to enjoy fun fruity wine and steaks at the cafe later this week. On a good note, we did find a cool orange grove where the fruit was ripening and falling as we walked through. I’d never actually been in an orange grove. I come from an area where grapes take precedence over literally ever other fruit–so finding citrus was really interesting for me!
Earlier today, Molly and I went to various florists in search of the perfect sunflower for our lanai. We ended up finding three and then this gorgeous bouquet that I just had to get because it reminded me of all the beautiful autumn leaves changing in the north as we speak.
Not going to lie here–I miss fall. A LOT. Don’t tell my northern friends. The only bad thing about living here in Florida is that I miss out on the beauty that is autumn–from falling leaves to fancy gem tones–the season is perfect. I’m really missing the cooler temps that would allow me to layer and sport scarves and booties. Until I scrounge up enough money to make the trip home– I’ll be stuck fantasizing about fall and living vicariously through others.
But, in the spirit of the season, I decided to put together a fairly Florida-friendly version of fall layering. My universally favorite topper–the cargo vest–comes in pretty handy for layering over anything from lace to buffalo check. This summer-esque lacy top takes on a whole new identity when paired with fall’s gem tones like burgundy and hunter green.
To liven up the combo, I added a touch of leopard print with these flats and some tortoise accessories. How are you getting into the “fall frame of mind”?
p.s.–I had to share my newest find “Studdly” designs by the wonderful Maggie Antalek. Her rugged boho-meets-feminine pieces speak to me and I thought you might like to check them out as well!
Ahh, New York Fashion week. The week we all put our regular lives aside to gawk at the ready-to-wear fashion amazement that will dictate our trends for the upcoming season. Taking a cue from my favorite designer Kate Spade, I decided that my outfit for NYFW this year would include a ladylike silhouette, paired with a tough-yet-trendy leather & herringbone jacket; perfect for fall.
I have to say my jaw dropped when I found this little black dress from Kate Spade complete with embellished jeweled neckline at my local TJ Maxx. I had no idea they carried my very favorite designer. With a neckline like this, I didn’t even need a statement necklace.
I’m not one to normally wear all black, so in true personal fashion, I had to grab a punch of color to set it off. I knew I had to have these beautiful lime green snakeskin beauties when I found them (in the clearance section no less!) for $39…WHAT?!
What were your favorite shows this year?
I was definitely diggin’ Kate Spade’s more relaxed wear complete with tons of fun abstract floral prints and of course my favorite–STRIPES! The garden-esque colors made me smile. Take a look yourself!
Even in Florida, we like to “pretend” it’s becoming fall–although the temperatures still won’t quit! At an average of 90-100 degrees in the afternoon, it’s tough to get into the feel of autumn in all of its glory. Lately, I can’t stop thinking about that perfect time of evening when you have to wear a scarf because it’s a little chilly, Halloween parties, haunted hayrides, corn mazes, riding boots, and all the beautiful layering of new fall pieces!
Well, until the temps start to cool down–I’m going to have to keep dreaming. In the mean time, my idea of transitioning from summer to fall will include minor wardrobe adjustments such as the ones seen here. I like the idea of switching sandals out for cute embellished booties like these boho beauties.
In addition to warmer footwear, longer sleeves and warmer fabric in dresses is important. Subtle fall accessories like floral headbands in cooler tones and scarves help to transition dresses from summer to the cooler months.
Miss Me has a great selection of dresses that will transition perfectly from summer to fall. I’m loving their tunic styles right now because as the temps continue to get cooler, all you have to do is add leggings or tight jeans to pair with boots and you’re all set!
Although people may think that the “bohemian” style is exclusive to summer, I like to wear mine in fall as well, with a slight adjustment to the fall palette. Jewel tones like navy, amber, and hunter green seem to take center stage as the leaves start to fall. With pops of brighter color, these jewel tones seem to come alive. This is, by far, my favorite season!
My second look is a little bit more casual, with the perfect-fitting jeans. A kimono is another one of those perfect topper pieces that work well to replace a cardigan or a blazer. Paired with a graphic tee, it takes a casual look from traditional to modern and bohemian.
Kimonos have been a summer time staple for me this year so I only thought it appropriate to wear one as we say “farewell” to hotter temps and all the beauty that is summer.
It’s so easy to just throw on one of these kimonos over top of a simple graphic tee and a pair of worn-in jeans. I’m starting to delve more into the bootcut/flare jeans. I’m kinda over the skinny jean look when I see the difference in photos. It’s amazing how a wider cute jean can make legs look smaller and more shapely. These Miss Me jeans do just that and are so soft to the touch.
In order to bring out some color, I grabbed this small cornflower blue Michael Kors clutch.