fall foliage

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blazer <rachel rachel roy>, dress <moulinette soeurs>, headband <zara>, shoes <pink>, clutch <banana republic>, bracelets <variety>

this dress has transcended several years. and, every year in the fall i make an effort to wear this dress for a special occasion.  it’s perfect for a fall wedding or holiday party.  the gold detailing and cascading skirt is so romantic.  i thought this embellished headband would add some extra romance! while technically it’s still autumn (some days it feels more wintry), this dress has become part of my perfect fall attire.

thrifty thrill

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blazer <h&m>, top <fei>, skirt <vintage>, booties <topshop>, necklace <from blue seven>

these are my new favorite pair of booties.  their tapestry embroidered print is unique and draws so many compliments.  they are versatile and can be dressed up or down.  they are comfortable to boot!  i bought this leather skirt at a consignment store with a redline price of $4.  it was below-the-knee in length and looked pretty frumpy.  i deconstructed the skirt, shortened it and came up with this far cuter, up-to-date version.  i struggled to find shoes to complement the skirt.  leather shoes wouldn’t quite work (too much leather).  these booties are perfect!  to top off the look, the cobalt blue blazer adds a pop of color; blue and tan make a perfect pair anyway.  for winter, tights and a fur jacket will work well with this leather skirt.  can’t wait to wear this thrifty thrill again.  talk about a good investment!

black and gold

jacket <michael stars>, tshirt <old navy>, skirt <rory beca>, booties <mea shadow>, necklace <francesca’s>, bracelets <variety>, watch <michael kors>, ring <amrita singh>

black and gold combinations are a major trend this fall and winter.  with metallic fabrics and sequins overtaking stores, this look is an easy find.  here’s a less traditional way of interpreting the black and gold trend.  looking ahead at spring trends, intricate stenciling is on the radar.  like this skirt, see-through fabric overlay with a “cut out” effect will be in full swing this spring.  i like this winter version of the spring trend.  the sequins add some luster and the skirt adds some shape.  as for the t-shirt, it’s just plain and comfortable.