One thing I’ve noticed while sifting through my wardrobe picking out outfits daily is that I definitely have a preferred color palate this fall and winter. Historically I would have been found in a lot of blue jeans and probably a navy and white striped shirt of some sort. Lately I’m noticing I have way more black and olive in my closet and I’m into it.
The amount of Nirvana ‘themed’ clothes I own is a tad alarming. I liked this tank top because it wasn’t the typical shirt you find when shopping for band tee’s, plus I was all over that floral print. And if you don’t know who ‘KURT’ is, bless your heart. Go listen to some Nirvana and thank me later.
I showed this outfit with and without all of the outwear, one because I wanted to show my new tank that I’m in love with, and two because the weather we have been having lately has been so damn weird you can literally wear this outfit with or without all the layers in the same day. When you leave the house it’s a warm 70 degrees and by the time you arrive to your destination it’s a bitter cold and windy 50. Makes zero sense to me, really, but whatever. ALSO! Don’t forget to use my code THERACHELROSS at ditto.com to get your first month free to borrow designer sunglasses. It would also make an amazing gift idea with the holidays coming up! Hint hint, wink wink, nod nod!!
I don’t know when this became a thing, but all over Monmouth County there is amazing, captivating art work being done on the sides of almost every building. Asbury is littered with different art from tiny little decals you might not even notice to giant murals decorating the sides of the tallest buildings. Long Branch started to do the same thing a couple years back, then hit a lull, and now it seems as though they’re jumping on board again. I love it. Every time I drive through town there is something new to see, much like this dope ass mural we stopped to take some pictures in front of.
HOT TOPIC TANK (similar) || FOREVER21 FLANNEL (similar here, here) || BEBE LEGGINGS || STUART WEITZMAN BOOTS || H&M JACKET || REBECCA MINKOFF BAG ℅ SOUTH MOON UNDER || RETRO SUPER FUTURE SHADES ℅ DITTO EYEWEAR
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This is the outfit I wore to that concert a few weeks back when I mentioned I had worn these boots all night with zero complaints. I normally wear them with mini dresses but throwing them on over leather leggings looks pretty phenomenal as well. I made the mistake of wearing these leggings while pregnant with Kennedy so I kind of stretched them out a bit. I think it may be time to get myself a few pair, ha.
So apparently this tank top was on sale and is no longer available, and I can’t find this flannel on Forever21’s website anymore either. womp womp. I’ve linked to similar styles above in the outfit description. Forever21 does have very similar styles available, exact colors and whatnot, however, it happens to be in the mens section. Which is fine. Flannels are usually made to fit a little looser anyway, so this is one item you can definitely shop from your guy’s closet, just choose a smaller size of course, and you’re good to go!
I am so excited to bring this post to you guys today! I’ve teamed up with some of my absolute favorite blogger babes to show you how we each style one of this season’s hottest trends; fringe! I am all over this like white on rice so after you check out my post head over to the other blogs to see how the rest of the girls style their fringe. I’ve linked to each one below.
So we were goofing around, as you probably noticed from these few pictures above, and this last shot is what happens when my mom takes my pictures and says “you should call this post ‘J. Lo ain’t got nothin on me.'” LOLLL My mom is ridic. But I mean… girl had a point. This skirt fits like a tiny little glove. It fits and flatters every curve so no matter what you’re working with, this rich velvet fabric is sure to flatter your figure. That’s another reason I loved this skirt when I first saw it. I immediately wanted to wear it for the fun print and colors, but being able to wear velvet without going overboard on the holiday spirit was a plus for me as well. It’s on trend while still being very me and will be wearable every season.
I apologize for the lack of representation in outerwear here, ha. It was no joke 75 degrees when we took these pictures. I was actually sweating. Mid November, 75 degrees in Jersey… it’s confusing but I’m into it. BUT! As it is sure to get much colder the next time I wear this skirt, I’ll either pair it with a chunky sweater or throw on a black moto jacket to stay warm.
This is the skirt you are going to want to invite to every party this year! It’s perfect as shown above with a tiny leather crop top to pull in the leather fringe, and statement heels, or a chunky knit sweater and booties. My advice is to keep everything else veeeeery simple when wearing this skirt because anything else would just appear overwhelming. I picked one statement ring, a bright clutch and heels, and kept the rest of my outfit, including my makeup, simple to balance out the overall look.
And now that you’ve seen my outfit, head to these fabulous blogs to see how they styled their favorite fringe pieces for fall!
I know, I know… it’s Monday. But I call this my See You Next Tuesday outfit because I feel like that is exactly what I look like while wearing it, ha! I love every single part of it but I feel like it’s my alter ego wearing this little number and not really me. All the fine crisp details feel super classy.
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I’ve been trying to wear these little booties as much as I possibly can before it gets too cold to show my toes. I dig them so much, the way they look like they could be two different shoes from either side is a fun little detail. They’re quite versatile, too. Win, win!
This mock turtleneck dress is so comfortable I’m looking forward to wearing it all year long! There is nothing better than a great LBD to dress up and down and change up a million different ways with the right accessories. I think this dress will be perfect for the holidays with some lace tights and sparkly accessories. Also this sleeveless trench is everything right now. I’m looking for the perfect sweater to wear under this bad boy. I’m thinking a tight black maybe slightly cropped sweater? Aaaah yes look for that look soon!
If there is one thing I do love about colder weather, it is snuggling up in some cozy layers. My house is old, and I mean ooooold, so heat is basically nonexistent in here. I live by the fire during the winter cuddled up in my favorite knits. Some comfy leggings and an oversized sweater are perfect for these days and this set would have to be my new favorite.
Going through blog posts from last year I realized something… I have like zero cute coats. I have two coats in general really; a giant puffy Northface, and a long white wool trench. I jumped at the chance to snag this black trench coat to add to my small collection. It’s so warm and roomy! I feel like I could pile on a few layers under here and wouldn’t get too bulky which is sooo important to me in the winter! I hate that!
This sweater offers that perfect layering illusion that I am so obsessed with. I’ve mentioned it before but I am SO terrible at the whole chic layering thing. I don’t know why but I cannot for the life of me get the hang of it. So I always opt for tops like this when they are available…takes all the fuss out of trying to get a look right, you know? Also! I must mention how amazing these leggings are. When shopping online it’s almost impossible to really get a feel for how something is made or the quality, which is why I usually shy away from it all together. When I put these leggings on I was pleasantly surprised at how thick and soft they were. They’re the kind of bottoms that will definitely keep you warm and cozy when it is freezing outside!
If I were a big celebrity in the pages of People Style Watch and I was in the “I really love my…” section, it would definitely be with these boots. I seriously have not been able to stop wearing them, but I’m not mad at it. I think the thing that really gets me about these beauties is how comfortable they are. I wore them to a concert last weekend, standing the entire time, and then out after and never once stopped to think to myself how uncomfortable I was. They are worth every penny guys, promise.
This dress makes me want to twirl around… which is probably why they call it the ballerina dress, I’m sure. Fun fact, this is also the first wrap dress I have ever owned. Quite shocking but now I feel like a grownup, ha. I love layering on this cozy cardigan for warmth and to add a bit of a casual vibe to the ensemble.
I went on a crazy shopping spree at Urban Outfitters last weekend and this sweater and dress were two of my favorite purchases. The cardigan has been a staple of my wardrobe every single day since I bought it, I kid you not. The dress comes in a few other prints which are deliciously boho and flawless for fall. With the amazing weather we have been having lately simply throwing on over the knee boots with my favorite mini dress has been a uniform lately. Throw on a cozy cardigan when the sun goes down and you’re good to go!
There are few things I love more than a great graphic tee or muscle tank, my closet is FILLED with them! A few weeks ago I discovered this brand, Weekend Society, and fell in love. IN LOVE guys, seriously. I browsed their site until my vision went blurry, I wanted everything. I finally landed on this adorable tank top because I loved the message; wander eternal.
FOREVER21 SLEEVELESS FLANNEL || WEEKEND SOCIETY TANK ℅ || BULLHEAD JEANS || MARMI SHOES BOOTS ℅ || DITTO EYEWEAR SHADES ℅ || ROMAN LUXE BRACELET ℅ || ROMAN & SUNSTONE NECKLACES ℅ (other favorites here & here) || MOLLY & ZOEY BAG (similar here, here, here)
Did you notice how hard I am cheesing up there in one of those pictures? Oh my goodness, ha! I was leaning on the side of this building and did not notice there was a man inside the building sitting like 2 inches away from my face. It caught me very off guard and we had a good laugh about it, haha. The picture was taken like right at the tail end of my laughing fit but there were a few before I chose to trash because they were horribly embarrassing. I do not have one of those cute candid laughing faces, that’s fo’ damn sure. ANYWAY! This shirt. I am in love. It’s super soft which I wasn’t expecting but am very pleased about, and the length is perfect for me. But with all the said my absolute favorite thing is the graphic on the front. The skeleton with a suitcase and text that reads “wander eternal” ….ummm LOVE! It’s fun and positive and reminds me a lot of my favorite quote; “not all who wander are lost.” I had a ring with that inscribed on it once… which ironically enough, I lost. womp womp.
I’m wearing my favorite boots again. I have become a boot-a-holic recently! I’m not mad at it, though, especially when they are as badass as these beauties. Two other things I’m really into right now: 1. sleeveless flannels, and 2: layering necklaces. Sleeveless flannels are so fun because you can wear them with soooo many things! I have a shorter one that I basically wear as a skirt layered under a big sweater or like this, open and layered over other pieces. I won’t be able to wear anything sleeveless much longer so I’m getting them all in while I can. And these necklaces, I adore when people make things easier for you! These necklaces were packaged together made to be worn together. It takes away all of the stress of finding different necklaces at appropriate lengths for layering, so I’m a big fan!
During the spring and summer months I am not much for the floral patterns, but when the cooler months arrive and the florals take on a deeper and darker look I cannot get enough. I spent hours browsing the Shein website and picked out like 100 different things I wanted. Their prices are insane it’s not hard to do, ha. However, I landed on this dress and a sleeveless trench you’ll see in a later post. I am quite pleased with the pieces I ordered for the price, unfortunately, it took like a year to get to me though. HAH. :[ I suppose I’ll have to place an order of about 100 different things to make it worth the wait next time.
It’s a tad misleading here but there is a crazy deep V in the neckline of this dress. It was so deep I was legit unable to even bend over the tiniest little bit without exposing everrrrrythang. Thank god for a little boob tape, amiright? I am actually quite fond of the deep V but if you’re going to delve into this trend definitely do invest in double sided tape or actual tape made to keep clothes from slipping and sliding all over. It really allows you to play with different garments and add a little fun, if you will, to your wardrobe!
I’m really into this dress because it gives you that wiggle room to dress up or down. Pairing it with these OTK boots just felt right though, ha. On the flip side I could just as easily wear this dress with lace up sandals or even open toe booties with a long cardigan to make it look a little more comfortable and wearable during the day. However, I am not putting these boots away any time soon! I have been wearing them at least once a week lately. Throwing them on over leather leggings and a long flannel has been my go-to recently… perhaps you will see that look soon!
As you may or may not have noticed, and if you haven’t you soon will, I am in love with fringe. I’ve made no secrets on my blog that I was incredibly weary of this trend coming back around. After all, I am scarred for life after seeing the most ill-fitting unflattering camel suede jackets with fringe so long you could sweep the floor with them everywhere during my adolescence. So, needless to say, I was late to this trend party, but as with all trends, you experiment and you find the right fabrics and fits that work for you. I mean, I love me some Randy Savage, but I’m not about to channel him in my wardrobe, you know? Sometimes, less is more.
I’m really into how warm it has been lately; I think September and October may be my favorite months as far as fashion goes. It’s a little cool one day so you can layer on your favorite fall essentials but then it’s like 70 degrees the next day so you can still tap into your summer favorites; like this tank top or strappy heels. I didn’t even have to throw an extra jacket in the car to go with this outfit, it’s crazy but I’m so into it.
Isn’t this skirt fun? It’s a whole lot of fringe and leather; two trends I’m really enjoying at the moment. I love when designers mix trends like these two without going overboard. It’s a win win for everyone. Speaking of fringe! I’m going to be teaming up with a few of my favorite bloggers next month to show you how we all do fringe, so be sure to keep checking back for that! You will not want to miss it, promise!