Friday, October 2, 2015

10/2/15 Five for Friday: Biscay Bay

Today's Five for Friday features another Pantone Fall 2015 color, Biscay Bay:'s basically teal.  But, that's okay.  I like teal.  I wasn't sure about it for fall/winter, but, once again, my Five for Friday finds have changed my mind.

1. Vince Beanie: Here's the thing.  It gets real, real cold here in Western Pennsylvania during the winter and therefore I will be wearing beanies in a couple months.  I'd love it if it were a cute slouchy beanie like this one.

2. Tasha Leopard Print Scarf: I love leopard print scarves.  And I love leopard mixed with blue, or in this case, teal.  It's such a fun, unexpected pairing.

3. Gap Plaid Shirt: Plaid is so perfect for fall, and this particular plaid is fantastic.  The black and burgundy really make the teal pop.

4. ASOS Sweater in Tweed with Zip: I was all about over-sized sweaters last winter and my obsession continues.  I love the side vents and asymmetric zip on this one.  And the color is perfection.

5. Panacea Beaded Arrowhead Earrings:  So pretty.  So very, very pretty.

What about you, Reader Friends?  Will you be dipping your toe into the Biscay Bay this season?

Happy Friday, All!


Goodbye, Sunshine

I wore this outfit to say goodbye to the sunshine:

Because I'm pretty sure this is the last time I'll be able to handle bare legs or open toes until at least April, probably May.

I figured a mix of blue, olive, brown and golden raisin worked well for saying goodbye to the sun.  The mix makes me think of early fall when the skies are still blue (for the most part) and the leaves are just starting to turn:

From here on out, it's going to be tights.  Probably black tights.  And ankle boots and a bunch of black, gray and navy.  So sad.

And all the more reason to get in a nonsense color combination while I still can:

Cardigan: LOFT (similar)  Tee: LOFT
Skirt: LOFT  Belt: J.Crew  Shoes: FRYE (similar)

What about you, Reader Friends?  Have you said goodbye to sunshine yet?

Happy Friday, All!


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Printed Dress + Bright Cardigan

I have a feeling that this particular outfit formula of printed dress + bright cardigan will be one I wear quite a bit this fall:

It's easy, it's colorful and the layers are good for those fall days that start off chilly and then get warmer.

And this particular print is a delight:

It's practically upholstery, which is nice because if I outgrow it, I can make it into an awesome throw pillow.  Reduce, reuse, recycle, right?

In the meantime, however, I'll just settle for wearing it as an adorable dress:

Dress: eShakti (see similar below)
Cardigan: Modcloth  Earrings: Handmade (similar)  Flats: Old Navy (similar)

Happy Wednesday, All!


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Monday, September 28, 2015

Pleats and Stripes

Two things I have a lot of: stripes and pleated skirts.  Sometimes I like to wear them together:

And sometimes I like to wear those pleats and stripes with vests and ankle boots:

Although lately it feels as though I'm wearing this vest with everything.  And now that fall is officially here, I am definitely going to start wearing ankle boots with everything.

Like with these pleats and stripes:

Skirt: thrifted vintage (similar) (similar)  Tee: Gap
Vest: Old Navy (similar)  Earrings: handmade (similar)  Boots: Sole Society "Romy"

Happy Monday, All!


Friday, September 25, 2015

9/25/15 Five for Friday: Dried Herb

Pantone calls this color "Dried Herb" but you and I both know that it's just olive.  Whatever they call it though, it's a great color and makes for some fabulous accessories.  Olive/Dried Herb accessories are the focus of today's Five for Friday:

1. La Fiorentina Silk Scarf: The tie-dye on this scarf is lovely and silk will help keep your neck warm all winter without being too bulky.

2. House of Harlow Five Station Necklace: Station necklaces are great, graphic pieces and this piece incorporates texture as well.  Win-win.

3. Sole Society "Hollie" Boots: I don't need more boots.  I really truly don't.  But, on the other hand, I don't have any olive boots so maybe I do need more boots.  Especially two-tone boots with a walkable heel.

4. J. Crew New Balance Sneakers: I don't do the whole athleisure trend, but I'm warming to the idea of cute sneakers.  And these are very cute; I love the mix of baby pink and olive.

5. Wool Felt Panama Hat: I am seriously considering a felt hat for this winter.  I'm not usually a hat person, but I need something to keep the snow off my glasses and it may as well be this cute hat.

What about you, Reader Friends?  How do you feel about olive accessories for fall?  Would you wear any of these?

Happy Friday, All!