Thursday, August 26, 2010

my outfit: fall preview (more!)

This past weekend I spent a rainy morning raiding my closet and getting excited about fall... I played "dress up" big time to get a feel for what I already had in my closet for fall before I got TOO excited about buying more for fall. I think the 30/30 Challenge has made me more disciplined (success!). My fall shopping list seems about a mile long... not good. I wanted to dig into what I had first to make sure it didn't get shoved to the back of the closet with the new. This week I'll show you all my fun "existing" fall looks - then hopefully in the coming weeks I'll mix in some new as well!

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The fall outfits continue...

Is there anything better than a cardi/cami combo? I think not... there are a million variations and it's a great way to work your summer pieces into fall and beyond. I just loved this outfit... it was comfortable and easy to wear. I definitely want to stock up on some more cardi's this fall to make outfits like these continue to be a go-to in my wardrobe.



As I mentioned above... I spent a whole morning putting together all of the outfits I featured here this week. It really does help to carve out some time and really go through clothes, trying them on and mixing and matching them. When you are not in the "what am I going to wear... I have two minutes to decide" flurry that often happens in the mornings it can give you a fresh perspective on what you own. I felt like I got re-acquinted with my fall clothes and tried combinations that I wouldn't have thought of otherwise. This is a perfect example. It's two pieces that I have had in my closet for a while, but never paired them.



This camisole/top is one I got after I had my second babe... it was just flowy enough to hide the jelly belly post-pregnancy when I went back to work. It works well with a blazer too. I hadn't worn it in a while, but I just love the pattern!

Details:
Jeans, F21
Top, Old Navy
Cardigan, Target
Necklace, Estate Sale
Wedges, Target


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19 comments:

Dobbygirl said...

Super, super cute! Top is great!

annie said...

Love, love, love that top! And that necklace is the perfect accessory!

Maria said...

looks really great on you, the pattern on the top is awesome and happy!

MerciBlahBlah said...

Love the top, and I NEEEEEED that necklace. Dope dope dope.
Merci,
Shannan

Linda Rose said...

Love it! you look beautiful!

fiercebeautyandfashion said...

Great outfit! I love the cool print of the top an the necklace compliments it quite nicely! :)

btw: I hope you're pushing through your blogger burnout! I'm kind of going through the same thing so know you're not alone!

-MJ_Beauty

Jackie said...

Love the pattern on that top! I'm a big fan of the tank/cardi combo too. And that necklace is one of my faves of yours-great Estate Sale score!

dear kate said...

GORGEOUS! i too love the pattern on this top. i love the black cardiagan against it, too!
katie

sincerelysamantha.com said...

I love that blouse!! You have such a knack for putting together outfits with the perfect mix of flirty fun and classy simplicity. I'm a new follower of your blog and I love it so far!

-Samantha
http://sincerelysamantha.com

Fia said...

Fabulous cami! Pairing it with the nice blue jeans was so spot on.

Molly said...

Can't decide which I love more the cami or that necklace!!!
Great look.

PS~Erin said...

Very cute! Love that top.

Angeline said...

That top is just gorgeous! I love the print and colors. And that necklace is great. The way you pair jewelry with your outfits is really inspirational to me, since my jewelry usage is extremely sub-par.

milk tea + polkadots said...

I love that top too! It makes the outfit. Love it! Darn...it's not in stores now. :( I'm always looking for a nice patterned top. My wardrobe is so chock full of solid colors. booooring!

karen★ said...

favorite of the fall preview! it looks awesome on you & i am in COMPLETE AGREEMENT about the cardi/cami combo. it is my "uniform" for fall; perfect for every occasion. (i need this exact look...i will work on finding something close to it for the fall.)

p.s. did i mention you look so great in those jeans!?

Lisa said...

Really cute outfit! I especially love the necklace. Vintage jewelry is my favorite thing to collect. I have a similar post on my blog entitled "Looking Forward to Fall Fashions". The post shows an outfit consisting of a transitional dress, cardigan, and a necklace I bought at a tag sale. Check it out at http://hipfashionstylist.blogspot.com

laura fay said...

The print on that top is gorgeous! Cardigans are definitely a wardrobe staple that no one should be without! Looks fantastic with your necklace, too.

:) Laura

Elizabeth @claritychaos said...

Love this outfit. I need to find me some nude/brown-family heels or wedges for the fall.

Kendi Lea said...

That is the cutest top -- I was not expecting Old Navy when I scrolled down. You look so adorable as always. :)


 

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