If you’re like me, you’re not ready to part ways with your favorite pieces from summer just yet! I wore a bodysuit last week, an off the shoulder mini dress with cutouts the week before… obviously I’m having some separation anxiety. This outfit is no exception.
These wide leg pants have gotten me through two summers and I just figured out I don’t have to pack them away just yet! Cue the “ah ha!” By pairing them with this cropped sweater I’m getting just a little bit more wearability out of them. It helps that it has been a super warm October so far, but still.
I usually wear these Billabong pants with a crop top of sorts during the summer but I love the cozy feel the sweater gives this look. SO lesson to be learned here; if you have pieces from your summer wardrobe that you are in love with, don’t pack them away yet! Mix and match with your fall favorites and you’ll be able to wear them just a bit longer!
It’s going to be in the 80’s this week… it’s mid October… I’m confused. I don’t know how to dress. BUT while the warm weather is here I’m going to take advantage of it by wearing my favorite bodysuit at least one more time.
The last time I wore this bodysuit it was the middle of the summer and my boyfriend and I were grabbing some rooftop cocktails. I paired it with an envelope skirt and heels, and I kind of thought this was just a summer piece and I wouldn’t really be able to wear it much after that, ya know? Threw these jeans on with it on a whim and I must say… I’m diggin it. The hat is a great fall accessory, and if the temperature decides to drop a little bit I’ll throw on my favorite moto jacket to top it off.
So I used to think that you needed the perfectly perky fake boobs to be able to wear plunging bodysuits… I wouldn’t even try them on, honestly. BUT I loved the way they looked on everyone else and I was like F IT! I’m gettin one. And now I’m obsessed! Of course I always wish I had the big fake boobs that hold themselves up, but whatever. Be comfortable in your own skin and you can wear whatever you want, right?
I am a sucker for the fall hues; burn oranges, chocolate browns, neutrals… they are all so very easy on the eyes. At least for me, anyway. I’m usually in head to toe black about 9 months out of the year, summer included, but these few months I love to pepper in a little of these earthy colors throughout my wardrobe.
Fun fact about this moto jacket… I had a similar one from Hollister that I LOVED! It was my go-to jacket for pretty much every outfit, but the fact that it was faux leather meant it didn’t have a long shelf life. It started to crack and peel a few months ago and my mom made me throw it away, haha! She was embarrassed for me… so I was on the hunt for a similar style that I could fall just as in love with and I found it within minutes during a trip to South Moon Under. The belt around the bottom is an added bonus as well, it makes me feel just a touch more badass. It fits like a glove, it’s comfortable and warm. Well worth the seriously low price tag of just $128! *steal*
I’m in love with these pants! I didn’t think I would be because they’re so different from anything I’ve ever worn, but they’re comfortable and they’re fun. They feel like a skirt but they’re pants so you don’t have to worry about any Marilyn Monroe moments. All in all, my fall wardrobe is growing on me this year. I thought I would miss the bare skin and laid-back approach to my summer style but you may just have a changed woman on your hands.
I’m not over the off the shoulder look yet. I get that it’s a more spring and summer appropriate style, but throw on a leather jacket and some high boots and you’ve got yourself a fall look right here. Luckily, it’s been warm enough lately for me to wear this little striped dress as is!
With the acceptation of Hurricane Matthew’s overflow of rain the past few days, it had been relatively nice out around here. During the day it’s nice and warm in the sun, the perfect weather for this dress. I picked this dress because of the color, first. I really don’t own a whole lot of gray. It’s either black, or white. There has been no in-between. I wanted to try something different. And of course, I love the off the shoulder trend and I own nothing with bell sleeves! So it’s a win-win all around.
This choker gives me liiiiiiiiiiiife. I literally try to wear it as often as possible. I love that it’s more bold than any other choker I own, it’s so fun. I’ve started wearing Schiap from NARS on the reg again. It was my summer color last year, but I tried to wear less lipstick this summer (honestly it’s a pain in the butt to keep up with hah) but I forgot how much I loved this shade. Much like this choker I’m trying to work this lipstick into every outfit these days.
A couple weeks ago (yes, a couple… I am so bad at blogging right now! Yikes!) I showed you guys how I styled this full skirt from Closet London for a day time look. Today I’ll show you guys how to switch it up for a night on the town by just swapping out a few pieces.
CLOSET LONDON SKIRT C/O || FRANCESCA’S CROP TOP (old!) || CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN HEELS (so old!) || DANIRISI BAG C/O
I switched out my lace up sandals for some sky high platforms, changed into a crop top, and added a bag with a little more attitude to bring this skirt from day to night. This is the last post from me with light hair! Gasp. I must say though… everyone seems to like me with darker locks. It feels a little bit more… “me.” Like throwback Rachel, if you will. You’ll see. :]
Remember my beloved pockets? Seriously. I love them. I’m a little bit sad that the blog posts are going to feature more layers soon. As in like…. the next thing I post. WAH. I love fall but it’s been a pretty cold one already, right?
Remember my post on Monday talking about smarter shopping? One of my favorite things to do is invest in pieces with versatility and wearability. What I mean is, they can easily be worn from day to night, dressed up or down, with just a few key changes. This full skirt from Closet London may not look like a day time pieces at first, but paired with a simple tank top and sandals it’s an easy look to pull off.
Again, this is a great item to wear to work! My office is more on the casual side so I’d probably wear it this way, if you have more of a fancy schmancy office environment you could opt for a crisp button up or blouse. And you may want to throw on a cropped leather jacket now that the weather is starting to cool off.
Side note! This skirt also has pockets! Holler. Pockets just make life easier, don’t they? So next week I’ll be showing you guys how I change this look up from office appropriate to out on the town. Check back!
With my new career I’ve started changing the way I shop. I have to be smarter about what I spend money on and make sure it has a lot of wearability. This little red dress from Closet London stuck out to me because it’s wearable for a variety of different occasions. I can wear this to the office, weddings, holiday parties… pretty much anything!
CLOSET LONDON DRESS C/O || JESSICA SIMPSON HEELS || MOLLY & ZOEY BAG || CHANEL SHADES
This dress is so soft! It’s not one of those fits-like-a-glove dresses, which I’m actually pretty happy about. Sometimes I really need a break from sucking in all the time, hah!
The ties around the shoulder actually tie, which is lovely because it makes them adjustable! Also, it has pockets. Which is a win in my book. I am a firm believer that everything should have pockets. This dress is going to be perfect to get me through the next few months! I’ll be wearing it A LOT.
I have one place where I typically stop when I need a dress or outfit for a special occasion/night out. South Moon Under, duh. As if you couldn’t tell from previous blog posts! ;] I’ll be attending a small private shopping party there next week to stock up on some fall essentials, and I can’t wait to browse their new arrivals! I have a few weddings coming up this season and they have started to expand on their special occasion dresses and this one is PER-FECT for these events!
I was torn between a few different styles, but I loved the subtle cutout on this dress. It’s a little bit edgy without being overly sexy, ya know? The sequin detail is so swoon-worthy as well! Everything about this dress, I love.
So I’m torn between wearing this dress, or a long gown I bought from Shein (for literally less than $30 hiioo!!) to the wedding next month. It’s October, so I feel like I could totally get away with a floor length dress… but you just never know how fancy the event is going to be or what the brides maids are going to be wearing! So I just don’t know… this SMU dress might just be the perfect stress reliever!
Guys…. this dress is hands down one of the most comfortable I have ever owned! It fits so well, it’s super flattering, and it’s SO. DAMN. COMFORTABLE. Are you sold yet? Because you should be.
Side note… this is my last post with blonde hair!!! ::tears:: So many tears, haha. I absolutely loved being blonde…. it was my jam. My hair on the other hand? Not so in love with it. My hair took a serious beating over the past few years in my epic journey to becoming a blonde. It basically got to the point where it would just break off. I decided as fun as being blonde was I needed to give my hair a break and let it get healthy again. I’m now on a journey to go dark again. I’m the most fickle person EVER when it comes to my hair… seriously. But looking at these pictures makes me super sad… I’ll miss my blonde alter ego!
Anyway, back to the dress. It’s perfect for fall! The neutral tone totally compliments the season, the knit material makes it perfect for cooler temperatures. Throw on over the knee boots and a mini leather jacket when it gets cold and you’re good to go. The dress comes with a nude slip to wear underneath because being knit it’s obviously a little bit on the see-through side. Although the slip tends to ride up A LOT over my butt. I was already pretty well endowed back there, but my boyfriend who is a personal trainer has been kicking my ass hardcore at the gym the past few weeks and squats and lunges are basically his favorite thing in the world. I’m not complaining, your butt could always use the help… but my clothes are starting to fit a little tighter, haha. I would assume the slip doesn’t fall so short on everyone.
Let’s talk about this choker too! It gives me life. I love the choker trend but most right now are on the delicate side… which I also really like, however, it’s fun to go bold every now and then! I wore this to work last week with a bold plum lip to match and I got so many weird looks… I guess a bold lip & statement choker early in the morning are a bit much for some people (LAME).
Labor Day weekend is usually a pretty exciting time of the year for me. It’s a long weekend which includes either a short trip, celebrating my best friend’s birthday, quality time with my family, boyfriend, and sometimes if I’m lucky… all of the above! Then, immediately following, the beach quiets down, everyone goes back home for the rest of the year, and my town belongs to the locals once again. I love this time of year. ;] This year I spent part of the weekend at Laurita winery for my best friend, Justine’s, 20…..(something) birthday, haha. I knew this floral wrap dress from Make Me Chic would be the absolute best thing to wear for the occasion!
The winery was absolutely perfect! We were supposed to get hit by Hurricane Hermine over the weekend, which apparently ended up being the Hurricane of Sunshine because the weather could not have been more beautiful. After a quick and delicious wine tasting, we grabbed a few bottles of our favorites and headed outside to enjoy the view and warm weather. Frolicking through the vineyard was a must. Lucky for me, Justine’s boyfriend Dave and her cousin Amanda are both photographers, it was a great opportunity to get a few shots of the dress in action. I had actually worn it the week before with my girls on the boardwalk and then to dinner with my boyfriend so I have a TON of pictures of this dress, haha.
One thing I must mention about this dress, which is probably a no-brainer for everyone else but it was a palm to forehead moment for me… it’s a wrap dress… if there’s even a slight breeze, hello underwear! When my boyfriend and I were walking to dinner my dress flew open… hah. Luckily there was no one around (at least that I could see!) but I had to awkwardly hold onto my dress the whole walk. Next time I wear this I might throw a slip on underneath, just to be safe! Now enjoy some pictures of me and my girls being silly!
I wasn’t lying when I said I had a whole bunch of pictures in this dress! Anyway, it’s comfortable and affordable, and definitely wearable! I can throw this on for dinner and drinks or wear it to the office. What more could you ask for?