It’s a shame that I want to welcome November in with warm coat clothed arms and mitten covered hands, but I can’t because it’s still 70 degrees outside. Regardless of that, I refuse to go back to wearing shorts. My fall aesthetic is in full swing and while I won’t go full force with it, I won’t let the temperature stop me from wearing my tights and knitwear. For that reason, I decided to pair one of my summer favorite, this lightweight, open back F21 dress, with colored tights and a chunky cardigan. It’s warm enough to keep me from suffering in the freezing classroom but not so warm that I won’t be able to survive the actual outdoors.
I’ve got floral fever. Last time you guys saw me, I was embracing the wonderful lifestyle of Flower Power Forever and today I can assure you that nothing has changed. It’s been a bit rainy and gloomy so I decided to opt for a nice oversized sweater with this simple zipper detailing, but at the end of the day I am a creature of habit. I said yes to those floral print pants and I feel no shame from it. Continue on my fellow floral lovers. Continue on in your greatness. ✿ ❀ ✿ ❀
Floral on floral on floral on floral. I’m super excited for fall, but it’s still fairly warm outside in the southern United States, so I decided to momentarily embrace those vibes while I still can and pair together this ensemble. I’m no stranger to floral print and floral print amplified in my outfit is always a plus. In that spirit I paired this somewhat ornately illustrated floral print blouse with my antique style floral print overall dress. I skipped accessories this time around because the top and skirt make enough of a statement on their own for now, but who knows. I may revisit this look again and go floral print Xtreme.
This morning I had planned to stay in bed watching YouTube videos of people eating burgers from various fast food restaurants and telling the camera which is their favorite. I love a good burger, but I tend to love a good outing a bit more, so when I received a call from a friend asking if I wanted to hit up Michaels with her I was like, “✅✨🔥” (translation: “That sounds like a great time”). I got completely ready in a record breaking 15 minutes and went for that very simply but also mildly cool aesthetic. Rather than trying to fool around with prints I paired this basic black tank dress from F21 with a fringe necklace for statement and color. Then, because I’m overeager for fall, I added on this basic black cardigan from CATO Fashion.
I rarely ever have reason to create nighttime outfits, but if you follow me on instagram then you know that last night was a very special occasion. I went to go see The Phantom of the Opera last night with some friends and it both reaffirmed my awe of people who can sing opera and set designers. I decided to go for a fall influenced look with the brown, black, and deep purple color palate, spiced up with the dramatic sleeve of the top and I am all around quite pleased with the way it turned out. I can’t wait to get further into fall so I can play around with even more looks!
It still be over 70 degrees outside where I live, but it is officially fall! Celebrate with a pumpkin spice latte, your favorite cozy sweater, and the glory of 10 of Forever 21’s raddest fall-ready coats and jackets!
Which is your favorite?
Yesterday when I was picking out my outfit I came across my trusty old American flag sweater and experienced what I like to call the ‘autumn blues’. The autumn blues are that feeling you get when you realize all of those awesome fall things that you’re missing out on because the weather isn’t appropriate enough for you to enjoy them. These awesome fall things include, but are not exclusive to, vanilla chai tea, chunky scarves, knit tights, peacoats, muted tones of everything, pumpkin spice lattes, and the amazing comfort of sweaters. So, when I picked up that sweater I had a vision of wearing it with a nice pair of shortalls, a black scarf, and some black tights right before my A/C kicked on reminding me that summer is still going strong and leaving me with a case of the autumn blues.
Of course, I wasn’t going to let that hold me back and if I couldn’t have autumn, I figured I might as well enjoy a piece from my autumn collection and wear this delightfully bright sweater. The nearly neon green is just the right kind of fun for the summer and the looser knit has kept me from experiencing too many problems with the heat. Most importantly, I’m getting that refreshing touch of fall in my outfit and that’s enough to keep me going until it gets cool again.
Are any of you guys experiencing the autumn blues and, also, what’s you’re favorite thing about fall?
If you don’t live somewhere on the non-northern hemisphere (or perhaps it’s more of a vertical split in the planet that determines weather), like, for example, Australia, then you’ve probably realized that autumn is on its way. Unfortunately for me, it seems to be taking a leisurely stroll to my neighborhood when it could have just sped over in its Ferrari. So, until autumn does actually hit its destination, I’ll have to resign myself to making Polyvore sets of all the outfit ideas I’d like to try when the tree leaves get crispy.
Fun Sweater + Shorts + Cool LeggingsSweater: Happy Family Clothing via etsy.com for $28; Plaid Shirt: Full Tilt via tillys.com for $27; Shorts: Ksubi via net-a-porter.com for $200; Baroque Print Leggings: Miss Selfridge via missselfridge.com for $35; Ankle Booties: Crush via republic.co.uk for $49; Bag: TALLY WEiJL via tallyweijl.com for $26
Oversized Sweater + Edgy Mini + Colored TightsSweater: sheinside.com for $48; Edgy Mini: H&M via hm.com for $13; Tights: Topshop via shop.nordstrom.com for $8 (sold out); Moccasins: Minnetonka via madwell.com for $40; Backpack: ASOS via asos.com for $76; Necklace: sheinside.com for $14
Vintage Sweater + Girly Mini + Combat BootsVintage Sweater: udobuy.com for $42; Lace Mini: Miso via republic.co.uk for $41; Tights: Hobbs via houseoffraser.co.uk for $16; Combat Boots: Soda via myhotshoes.com for $30; Skinny Belt: us.topshop.com for $32; Bag: Laconic Fashion via sammydress.com for $23
Sorry if you live in the koala’s native country, in which the sentiments of this post are slightly irrelevant. If it makes you feel better, you still get to brag about your geographical superiority. Being a country and a continent at the same time totally triumphs over every other country or continent’s feats. Though it does make me wonder what it must be like to be New Zealand. I don’t think most Americans even know what a Zealandia is…curse you World Geography (which you can probably tell I did poorly in)!