Archives for October 2013

Multiple Uses for Crop Tops

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Forever 21 crop top (here in solid, and last styled), ASOS dress (this season’s), Madewell flats, Tory Burch sunnies, Target bag, Revlon gloss

Welcome to my take on Fall weather when it is 85 degrees outside. San Francisco had quite the heat wave this weekend and with all of my Summer pieces generally packed away, I had to improvise. Going with red and berry tones is always a good call so I mixed and matched my favorite items.

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I have been getting a ton of wear out of crop tops only because i’ve recently discovered using them as a sort of shrug. I tie them over maxi dresses, for extra covered over tops and under shirts for an extra layer. For $7 this little top has given me quite a few styling options.

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And again, berry lipstick! I’m in love. Oh and these earrings from months ago are still a favorite.

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And one last moody face for your Tuesday. I’m getting good at those.

J.Crew Fluted Skirt Review

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Ann Taylor blazer (old, similar), J.Crew skirt, Cole Haan heels, Revlon lipstick, Prada sunnies

Let’s start off by saying that this skirt is mini. Like, definitely shorter than most things I would wear, but i’m in love with it. You saw in my Fall haul that I ordered it during J.Crew’s 25% off sale and couldn’t be happier with the fit. For reference, I ended up ordering a size 12 instead of my usual 10 because I knew the shape would sit lower on my hips and I wanted to avoid any tightness. I’m wearing it here with bare legs and a blazer (can we talk about how warm it has been in the bay area? Crazytown) but can’t wait to pair it with leggings and boots for cooler months.

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Also, i’m entirely obsessed with dark lips and this Revlon lip color that was on mega sale at Walgreens.

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I wanted to get some photos without the jacket so you could see the true fit. For starters, the skirt fits off the rack with no alterations (miracle). It makes my tummy area feel so slim and I love the seaming around the skirt that feels like it really holds you in. The skirt is a crepe, thick material with a hook and zip back.

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The fluted seam hits right above my hip’s widest part and then flares, which, I thought would be unflattering but I actually am loving. It is a mini length and does tend to ride up a tad when walking because of the silk-like lining. Because I will be wearing this with tights I personally don’t see this as an issue, but should be noted.

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Overall, I love the skirt and when it’s on sale, it’s even better. I envision wearing this with longer length sweaters, belted for definition, creating a faux-drop waist look.

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And, have a great week!

Banana Republic Sloan Ankle Pant

Banana Republic Sloan Pant

 

Every once in a while I come across a clothing item that has made quite a stir in the fit-blogger community. When Jean posted about her petite experiences with the Banana Republic Sloan pant, and I saw the plethora of positive reviews on the BR website, I knew I had to order them. I have the forrest green color on the left coming my way but if the fit is great, i’ll be putting in for a navy and cranberry pair soon enough. Have any of you tried the Sloan?

Three Prints for Fall

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LOFT jacket (similar), Piperlime sweater, BDG jeans, Adam Tucker shoes, Prada sunglasses

Remember when I mixed three prints in a Summer inspired outfit? Well, I took the challenge on for this season and I don’t know if an outfit could get more Fall inspired than this. A vampy lip and about every cold-weather pattern you can imagine come together. I loved combining so many color schemes but somehow making the outfit feel cohesive. Black was the common thread pulling everything together and minimal accessories kept it from feeling too busy.

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In other news, i’m still looking for the perfect pair of high waist flare or bootcut jeans for Fall. I think this outfit would have been killer with a pair in a dark wash. So, if you have any leads, please help a girl out!

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Finally, i’m seriously loving this necklace that was sent my way by an old friend Heather Ross who has her own jewelry line. I’ve worn it with countless outfits and adore that it ties everything together without being too busy.

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Thanks for reading and happy hump day!

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