9.27.2016

The Metallic Bomber Jacket

I have long been a fan of metallics, so I am always excited when they trend because that means there will be a greater variety of options available.  This fall, metallics are back in a big way, and while gold is the number one metal this season, silver isn't far behind. 
Jacket:  Eloquii (Available here)
I heard a rumor that a silver bomber jacket was going to be available on Eloquii, so I excitedly stalked Eloquii's site for a couple weeks until it finally appeared!!!  I have already talked about the bomber jacket trend, and the thought of one in silver sounded positively amazing!
Dress:  ASOS Curve
In my head, I envisioned a silver quilted bomber, so I was surprised when I saw this sporty number.  Once I adjusted to the image I had created in my head, I realized I was totally in love with this piece.  A metallic bomber jacket in this sporty fabrication is so unexpected, which is part of its allure.  I am not really one for athletic wear, but I love the idea of adding sporty elements to my look in a more sophisticated or fun way.
Sneakers:  Juicy Couture Kids (old)
This silver jacket does just that!  Here, I paired the bomber with a flirty dress and sneakers for a mix of elements.  The dress ties in the back, but I decided to wrap the tie around my neck and create an on-trend choker.
I am already thinking about what else to pair with this dress - definitely a maxi dress, for starters.
Glasses:  Valentino
How would you style this bomber?  Are you a fan of wearing metallics?

For the dress in another look, see here.

9.26.2016

Manic Monday: Bohemian Florals

During a recent Shop Your Closet post, I featured one of my favorite trends for fall - bomber jackets.  That post featuring a floral bomber jacket from Who What Wear x Target also incorporated another of my favorite fall trends - florals!  Today, I'm focusing on the fall floral trend with a slightly quirky mixed print look by pairing two different florals with a polka dot trench.
Trench:  Who What Wear x Target (Available here)
The subdued colors of this look give it a sophisticated feel, and the black background color of each piece keeps the mixing of multiple prints from feeling garish.
Blouse:  Who What Wear x Target (Available here)
Skirt:  Who What Wear x Target (Available here)
I finished the look with my buckled, open-toe booties and a faux croc-embossed bag. 

I usually go for looks with a little more minimalist feel, but I really love this look!  Fall is all about prints and embellishment, and it's high on the details.  Sophisticated bohemian looks are having a serious moment, so if you have ever had a desire to dress like an Olsen twin (and yes, I actually have), this is the season to give it a try!

Bag:  The Limited
Boots:  New Look
Sunglasses:  Tory Burch
Earrings:  Torrid
Do you like the dark floral trend?  How would you style this blouse?
For the pleated skirt in another look, see here.

9.21.2016

Wild Card Wednesday: Dressing Down the LBD

My husband and I recently had a movie date to see Bad Moms, and I went with this comfortable knit look.
Dress:  ASOS
The dress is so comfortable, and the lightweight knit bomber jacket was the perfect cover-up.  It was still warm outside, so I didn't want to dress too warm - the jacket was just right.
Jacket:  Boohoo Plus (Available here)
Clutch:  The Limited
Plus, I really love how the jacket and booties give this LBD a decidedly more casual vibe.
Booties:  life+style by Sonoma
Glasses:  Valentino
Bracelet:  The Limited
My husband loved this look, and so did I.  Oh, and we both really loved the movie too!  :-)
For the dress in other looks, see here and here.
See the jacket in another look here.

9.19.2016

Manic Monday: Soft Layers

Fall style usually means lots of dark colors and no shortage of black.  While it definitely still means all of those things, fall style can also include pastels and soft neutrals. Paired with everything from black to olive to unexpected lemon yellow, blush pink is a big color this fall. 
Dress:  Who What Wear x Target (Available here)

Trench:  Boohoo (Available here)
Booties:  Revel x Target (Available here)
The olive midi dress and taupe boots are soft neutrals that both really pop against the blush pink trench.  
Clutch:  The Limited
The belted dress, while soft, has a bit of structure and is streamlined, while the soft trench adds a relaxed, unstructured touch.  

I have definitely found my new work uniform in the form of dresses with soft duster jackets and trenches.
Do you like wearing softer neutrals and colors in the fall or do you stick with darker colors?