One of this season's hottest color trends is red. It was trend that first gained momentum at the start of spring and has shown no signs of stopping. I shared some tips at the start of summer on how to select the best shade of red for your skin-tone, so I won't touch upon that today; if you're interested, feel free to check out that post here.
A couple of weeks ago, I shared why I love wearing white in the fall and today I'm, yet again, bringing to you an outfit that includes rich fall tones with white as the canvas for the reasons I mentioned in that post. I don't know if you remember me sharing how I hated and could not tolerate the sight of mustard yellow when I was pregnant with Aviah. It would literally make me nauseous just looking at it, so I only wore this sweater once and my mustard Zara jacket I love so much a hand full of times, before those feelings kicked in. Isn't that weird?! Lol! I honestly love the color, it reminds me of fall and I think it works well during the spring season, too, making today's outfit a great transitional outfit for both seasons.
On Monday, I shared my new found love for balloon sleeved sweaters, today, I'm sharing my love for OTS shoulder sweaters. I'm loving the fact that many of the s/s 17 trends are still going strong, but are modified for fall pieces. I've actually had this tunic sweater for years, yet this is the first time I'm wearing it as an OTS. It's a cowl neck, so it allows for me to wear it in different ways, so if you have cowl necks that are longer, give it a try! It's a great way to get more use out of your clothing and feel as though you've purchased an entirely new and trendy piece. Though OTS are more classy and timeless in my opinion.
First, I'd like to thank all of you who wished me a Happy Birthday on Friday! We had a wonderful time celebrating this past weekend. My mom came up from Brooklyn and spent the weekend with us. We ordered from one of our favorite Italian restaurants and my mom brought a Parisian dessert from one of the bakeries in NYC.
On Monday, I talked about the utility jacket, but a denim jacket is just as versatile, if not more because it's denim and works with anything as a pair of jeans would. Just as you would add a dresser black blouse with a pair of jeans for a combination that's both dressed up, yet casual, you can do the same with a denim jacket and basic LBD. Also, a light weight scarf is also a perfect addition for more added warmth in the mornings and can be used as a wrap or even a poncho, if you were to wear a waist belt, if it begins to heat up more throughout the day and the denim is too heavy.
You know my love for fall runs deep, it's one of my favorite seasons. You also know that I have an obsession with outerwear and one of the perfect jackets for the season is a utility jacket. They usually go with any casual outfit, since they're often in an earthy natural color, like olive or military green, similar to mine. The one I'm wearing has leather contrasts on the sleeve, for an edgier take, but you can of course opt for styles that don't have it. I actually love this camo one, especially since camo is trending huge this fall season, which we talked about in this post.
You know the saying, "no white after Labor Day?" Well, we've come a long way since then and as I'm sure you've noticed, most people don't pay mind to this "rule" anymore and rightfully so because it's such a great neutral and alternative for your classic denim when you want to switch things up a bit, add a refreshing touch to your outfit, as well as enhance those beautifully saturated fall-time colors we all begin wearing this time of year; this is why I love it so much.
Happy Thursday and happy first day of fall, my dear friends!
Fall is one of my favorite seasons, so I'm very excited that it's officially begun and I will no longer get the side eye for talking about it, haha. Today, I'm sharing a variety of ways you can create fall-ready outfits, from the archives, centered around one particular color that exudes the season, burgundy; let's get started!
Continuing on with my Fall Essentials, today we're talking about felt hats, the glamorous way to keep warm and cute come fall. There was a time I was hesitant in wearing them because I felt they looked a bit over the top leading others to think, "who the heck does she think she is?" as I walked down the street. I've never had such a reaction, so it was all in my head and I'm glad I decided to forgo that insecurity and embrace them because they're ridiculously cute and fabulous! Here's why I love them...
I hope you all had a great week and are ready for the weekend!
Depending on where you work, you may have a dress down day, which will most likely be on a Friday. On days like this, you want to aim for an outfit that's both casual and comfortable, yet still professional and the easiest way to do achieve this is to add a blazer. You may have noticed that I tend to add one to simple tops and tanks because it really helps to add a dressier and more polished touch to an outfit.