Monday, September 3, 2012

Fall Look Book: Part I

I have been researching the internet, magazines, people on the street (in a totally non creepy way) to see what is in, and what is a must have for this fall.

There are probably some things that I know I will have in my fall wardrobe but may not be on the "it" list in the fashion world. Who cares. Make your wardrobe y our own!

Ok...here goes. First things first:

1. Ikat. I am in love with ikat. I think its such an authentic print that can add to any outfit. You can get an ikat print skirt, shirt, or something as simple as a scarf. My fave is a scarf...check it out...





You can find a scarf similar to that at American Eagle, only $24.95! Purchase it here. Pair this scarf with a basic t shirt, skinnies and flats or throw it on with a T and cardi and you've got a great look!

2. Although this really isn't anything new, you MUST have a basic blazer. I have several in different colors, from black, tan, navy blue, to  striped. Its something that can be casual AND dressy. I love to throw it over a dress for a work meeting, but then wear it with a pair of jeggings and heels or flats over a print top or fitted T for a quick weekend outfit.

Seriously, I wear the shit out of them and love every minute of it. Its sort of my go-to outfit when all else fails!

This is also something that you may want to invest in. It can be worn so much and so many different ways (and for several seasons), you will get your money's worth. I always think you should have a few expensive pieces in your closet that you know you will wear and wear and wear. They will last that much longer.

Express Blazer $98.00

You might be thinking this is too business like or too dressy. Don't worry. Take away the button up and the dress pants and you have a diverse piece! Here is another look of an outfit that I put together at Polyvore. See how casual but cute it can be? I know I paired flats with it (pregnancy mind/brain) but throw on a pair of heels and the whole look is changed!




3. Brown riding boots. A must. I know, like the blazer, this is something that is a must every fall. But seriously, brown riding boots are timeless. They are comfortably chic. The ones I wear just about all the time are from Target. They don't have them anymore but the pair below are similar...

Target Mossimo Karie Flat Boot, $34.99

Chinese Laundy New Capture, $119.00 at Zappos

My absolute dream pair...Tory Birch Amanda Riding Boot

4. Leather. Yes, leather. Don't  freak out though because leather can come in all different forms. I'll give you a few options just in case your aren't the type of person that would want to go all out.

1. Emily D Vegan Leather Leggings, Urban Outfitters, $68.00
2. This shirt.....oh this shirt! I. Want. Now. Nicole Richie for Macy's. Not available yet, but coming soon! Its perfect for those of you that don't want leather overload. Its a basic lace tee with leather sleeves. Amazeballs.

Want to keep it basic? Classic leather pump. Purchase this Aldo Wagaman Pump here for $80.00

This is a less expensive option for your leather fix. Payless, on sale for $24.99


This last item is just my own personal lust. I guess you could say its on my wish list. Can't wait to call one my very own....ladies and gents. ladies.....the leather peplum. I found a gorgeous one at Urban Outfitters.  



I am excited for this top for many reasons. Mainly, to pair it with a pencil skirt or some skinnies. Yes, please!!
 
5. Oxblood. Or, burgundy. But for some reason I like saying oxblood way better :) I mean, who wouldn't want a little oxblood in their wardrobe, right? I think it makes me sound tough...."Yeah thats right I wear oxblood.." Ok maybe not, but anyway....it is an "it" color this fall.
 
When you reach for your standard beige or navy in your closet- rethink your outfit. Try the burgundy.
 
I am loving this top...its so casual AND it has the perfect leather pocket detail. Two must haves in one!
 
Cords are another thing I have been seeing a lot of. I love how fall-ish they look. Like the color but not too, too much? Try shoes or an accessory. It is such a dark, saturated shade that maybe it isn't for everyone!
 
Lastly.....
Just purchased this color at Target for the fall. Essie, Skirting the Issue. Again, not ready to wear a lot of burgundy? Try something as simple as painting your nails.
 
 


How to Wear Fall Must Haves



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Now I am bringing out the former teacher in me...let's review, students!! This fall...you gotta get:
 
1. Ikat
2. Blazer
3. Brown riding boots
4. Leather
5. Oxblood/Burgundy

Don't be afraid to use your creativity and use what you already have in your closet to add to these five suggestions. Plus, these items are pretty basic and universal so you should be able to find them at all price points.
 

Stay tuned for my Fall Look Book Part II. Lots of more must haves for the upcoming season!!

21 comments:

  1. Love all of these looks! Can't wait to bust out my fall gear!

    New follower from YOLO Mondays! Hope you'll follow back :)

    Samantha
    hooahandhiccups.blogspot.com

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    1. Me either....I'm sooooo ready for fall!!! Thanks for following!!M

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  2. Saw your blog on Austin Family Diaries and you've got a new follower :)

    And I'm with you on all your fall fashion finds! Brown riding boots are my go to staple for the fall, now if it would only cool down so I could wear them!

    Brittaney @ www.thekrazylife.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and following!! Headed over your way now!!

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  3. I love all of the must haves! I used to never wear blazers unless I was interviewing somewhere b/c they always felt too big and square. Since I'm petite it looked like I was 6 playing dress up in my mom's closet. Then I found a perfect navy blazer at H&M for less than $40. The sleeves can even be rolled up to 3/4 length. I have the perfect outfit planned for it (blazer with white cropped jeans, tan tank, and brown round-toe wedges) but it's too stinking hot in my classroom to wear it yet. Miss you at the Mill!

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    1. Ooooo that sounds like a cute outfit. Why am I not surprised your classroom is too hot. I'm sure it will be like that all year. I miss it there too...even the hot classrooms and obnoxious students!!

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  4. I need to go purchase that Essie burgundy nail polish right away! That is a great color for fall and winter months. I also love the leather and how it can give us women an edgy look ha!

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  5. LOVE all these looks! Where can the burgundy top with leather pocket be purchased?!

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    1. Aaahhhh I forgot to include the link to Polyvore...my bad! Here is where you can purchase the shirt...its only $29!!

      http://us.dorothyperkins.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=34072&storeId=13065&productId=6472074&langId=-1&_$ja=tsid:34094|prd:Hy3bqNL2jtQ&cmpid=aff_ls_us&siteID=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-g9NaxX3U5XHQcpdUI6VeEQ

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  6. So excited Fall is almost here!

    New follower, found you on the GFC blog hop! Hope you can stop by and check out my blog Housewife on a Mission :)

    http://megansutliff.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for following!! :) I'm heading over your way now!!!

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  7. I've been looking for new riding boots too!!

    New follower via the GFC blog hop. :) Stop by and say hello.

    Rachel
    http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com

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    1. Riding boots are the cure for everything!! Thanks for following..following back!!

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  8. Oxblood is my new favorite! It goes well with my dark hair. And I'm so ready to buy new riding boots! Thanks for the looks, they inspired me to branch out!

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    1. Funny you say that...I am blonde (not naturally), and oxblood/burgundy is always one of those colors that makes me want to dye my hair like dark, dark brown!!

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  9. where can I find the burgundy pants? I went to target and theirs are more purple-ish in color!!

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    1. JCrew! They are a little pricey, but the quality is great. I also checked at Target today and I did fine a pair of burgundy. They are Mossimo, Skinny Premium Denim and only $27.99! Found them online too!!

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  10. I must learn from you, master!! After 5 years of NO new clothes, two pregnancies, and 2 major suguries, I finally get to go nuts and buy new clothes soon! I am so out of touch, I have been learning on pinterest, and now, from you! Love boots, and love burgundy. I need to learn how to wear scarves...

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    1. Oh my you are too kind! :) That is so fun though....good for you!! Just get a few basic pieces and some accessories and you will be good to go!! And have fun!! I ish I had an excuse to go nuts shopping!!! Thanks for all the nice comments :)

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  11. In LOVE with those boots!!! I can't wait to buy a few pair for the fall season!

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