Monday, August 23, 2010

my outfit: fall preview!

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!

One way I plan to infuse a new look into my existing wardrobe for fall is making new silhouettes out of existing pieces. For instance, I love the look of tucking shirts in for this fall. It's very throw-back, like the rolled pants. But it is also very feminine and a great way to show off your waist with a little higher rise jean like this pair. Not super high, just a touch.

I thought this top would get good wear this summer and it just didn't... the beads are very heavy and would have been too hot for summer days. But for summer to fall it is perfect. It also has great texture... if you love the look of texture check out my fall looks:book (hint, hint!) for some great looks that include texture.

These wide leg pants were one of the items I missed the most during the Challenge, so I was happy to get them back out again. I love how they are casual enough to wear with flats or sandals, but then easily dressed up with a pair of wedges like I did here. Very versatile and they fit great... that is why I love getting my pants hemmed. The length is always just right. Pitch perfect!

Stay tuned this week for lots more fall looks from my closet!

Top, Forever 21
Jeans, 7 for all Mankind
Wedges, Cynthia Vincent for Target
Bracelet, Charlotte Russe

Steal this look!


Maria said...

You look so pretty! that color is so flattering on you

Linda Rose said...

i love this look and i can't wait to see all the other fun fall looks you've got. my birthday is soon and i need some help determining what to ask for! he he! maybe i should look through my fall clothes as well!

thirtynothing said...

That shirt is so cute, and it looks perfect tucked in! Really liking this look.

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

I LOVE THOSE JEANS! They look great on you.

shealennon said...

I love this simple, elegant look! Finding the perfect jeans is a challenge--those look amazing. I may have to find some myself!!

Jacinta said...

That top is awesome. It's one of my favourite colours, and the beads make it awesome.

karen★ said...

the top is beautiful. it just looks so pretty and girly...something i definitely need more of this fall with so much testosterone in this house.

p.s. the jeans are so dang adorable & do look awesome on you!


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