Wednesday, October 1, 2014

7 October Wardrobe Essentials

October

Hello! I can hardly believe that it is already October; September passed by in the blink of an eye. Like I've mentioned before, fall is my favorite season and so it should come as no surprise that October is one of my favorite months. Falling leaves, crisp air, oversize sweaters, pumpkins, Halloween...what's not to like? Below are what I consider the top 7 October wardrobe essentials. 

1. Knit sweaters in fall shades. Perfect for throwing on over a pair of leggings on a day when you don't feel like dressing up or for pairing with a cute patterned dress.

2. Oversize bag. Roomy enough for everything that you need for class/work. 

3. Velvet dress. Velvet dresses have really caught my attention this season; I love the glamorous feeling that velvet gives off. I just ordered a silver-y velvet dress from Forever 21 and can't wait to wear it. 

4. Plaid infinity scarf. I'm embracing plaids with open arms this fall. The stylish, school-girl/prep vibe that they emit has me reaching for more and more plaid pieces. Infinity scarves like the one pictured above are great for October weather. 

5. Quirky socks. Chillier weather means wearing boots more and more often so might as well pick up a few pairs of quirky socks to slip on underneath those boots. 

6. High-rise denim. I don't know what I would do without my high rise denim especially when it starts to get chillier and pants are a must. 

7. Silver statement necklace. Spice up a plain sweater with a bold necklace like the one above.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Penn Museum

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Hello! Today, I decided to venture off campus and take advantage of the gorgeous weather. In the morning, my friend, Bri, and I headed to a cute little farmer's market in Manayunk. While there, I picked up some fresh fruits and vegetables and the cutest sunflower. Later, my friend, Britt, and I headed off to explore the Penn Museum. Britt took this photo outside of the museum right before we left. Today was definitely tiring but well worth it!

For my look, I slipped into my sunflower print dress and layered my oversize burgundy sweater over top of it. I love the way the layers of the sweater look with the tiered layers of the dress. I accessorized with a classic burgundy bag. Tan flatforms completed the look. 

Burgundy sweater: Urban Outfitters
Sunflower dress: Publik c/o ShopLately
Tan flatforms: Steve Madden
Burgundy bag: Vintage Etienne Aigner

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Camouflage & Acid Wash

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Hello! It's really beginning to feel like fall and I couldn't be happier. Going outside to the gentle breeze of fall and the changing colors of leaves instantly brightens my day. Nothing makes me happier than fall does. Fall doesn't only bring about delightful weather but signals a fresh start and a chance to start anew.

For today's look, I donned my acid wash denim dress. This babydoll dress was a staple in my wardrobe this past spring/summer and I am not ready to push it into the back of my wardrobe. The acid wash pattern, breezy fit and short length of the dress make this dress absolutely irresistible in my eyes.  Instead of waiting to wear this dress, I plan on layering, layering, layering and keeping this dress in my fall wardrobe rotation for as long as possible.

I decided to combine the acid wash pattern of the dress with the camouflage print of this jacket. I love pairing different patterns together and love the way that these two prints subtly complement each other. The combination is somewhat reminiscent of the 90's and I can't get enough of it.

I slipped into a pair of opaque tights and threw on a pair of vintage loafers. This pair of vintage loafers has been hiding in my wardrobe for a while and when I spotted them on the shelf in my closet today, I knew that I had to pull them out. They are very classic and I love the almost preppy vibe that they give off. I thrifted these this summer for just $8 and they are probably one of my favorite finds of the entire summer.

Camouflage jacket: Vintage
Opaque tights: Urban Outfitters
Acid wash denim dress: Forever 21
Loafers: Vintage