However, sometimes dressing for this weather can be tricky, because my mind is already on all the warm cosy items, but it is still too warm to wear it. On the other hand, any summer clothes definitely feel out of place now. So I just stick with lightweight items but in more fall-is colors and adding blazers and merino sweaters. I always complain that we don;t have a long 'blazer wearing' season, so I am trying to keep in mind that 'now is the time!'.
Here is what I have been wearing in the last two weeks or so:
Silk indigo skirt (also worn here, here and here) is a perfect transitional skirt, lightweight but definitely in fall hues. It is a very striking print (one of my all time favorites), so when I wear it, I usually keep everything else super neutral.
I am wearing J.Crew short sleeved boy shirt from last year, black Valentinas and black messenger bag from Banana Republic. My necklace is also from J.Crew, you cannot see it in the pictures but it has black stones mixed with crystals and it ties in the back, I love to wear it with white button downs.
here) but I switched my anchor belt for the brown leather one, as I felt it was more appropriate for the fall. Then I threw on a blazer and voila, I have transitioned.
Wearing Madewell Charade blazer (reviewed here) and Madewell silk dot skirt (reviewed here) with J.Crew perfect t-shirt, belt and Bandolino navy pumps. My purse is from Kate Spade.
One of my recent J.Crew purchases was Liberty print shirt in D'Anjo print. I have wanted this shirt from the moment I tried it in (review here). I just love the print and the cut is great. I just could not stomach the full price but I finally relented with 25% off plus 8% ShooatHome rebate and my 5% reward program bringing it below $100 which, to me, is still pricey, but reasonable for a Liberty print I love. I decided that even if it goes on sale eventually, I will not feel too bad about what I paid, since I expect to wear it a lot.
Throwing on a blazer again. This is Madewell Academy wool blazer (reviewed here). I love this blazer and the shrunken schoolboy fit of it is much better on me than the J.Crew Schoolboy that I don;t care for. What I also love about this blazer is that it is soft and thinner wool, more like the suiting jackets than the outerwear kind of blazer. I also does not have a bulk in the shoulders and I can actually wear it under a coat, while wearing most of J.Crew blazers under coats feels externally uncomfortable.
Also wearing Pilcro Stet jeans from Anthro (reviewed here), J.Crew Valentinas in pink and BR necklace.
If you read my other peplum post, you have already seen a picture of this top. It is Ann Taylor's Ponte Peplum top. I like it a lot and I got it with the 30% off they were running for some time. The ponte fabric is thinner that some of the other ponte I tried, but it is a plus in my book, since I think it drapes better. It runs big so go with your smaller size. I love the color.
I also managed to wear my J.Crew No2 pencil skirt in wool herringbone (review here) , not exactly transitional piece, but I think it works here because of the color. I am wearing J.Crew belt and necklace and Joan & David very old pumps.
Foulard capris (review here) are another perfect transitional item. I am also wearing Tippi cardigan in navy (review here) and perfect shirt in white. My shoes look like Valentinas but they are from Bandolino. They are more comfortable because they are padded and they were under $30. This outfit is rather predictable and a bit 'patriotic' but I felt good in it and totally work appropriate.
I think the classic colors offset the crazy pants factor. They actually don't feel like crazy pants to me, but I have to remember I live in the Crewland where bedazzling is the new black. Most of my coworkers would never venture there.
I wasn't planning to wear blue in all my outfits, but blue IS my favorite color, so it just happened naturally. But it did prompted me to try a different color story for the next week, a color I usually don;t wear too much...
That's all folks!
Which outfit is your favorite, do tell!
Can you guess which color I picked for the next week?
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