Ever since Melissa’s wedding this summer, I’ve been looking for a way to wear the eShakti dress I purchased for the occasion. It’s a lot of yellow so I wasn’t sure if I wanted to overwhelm it with color. But then again, I didn’t want it to be boring either. Enter black and orange accessories!
This outfit isn’t just delightfully fall – it is quintessentially Halloween! And considering I wore it for the week before Halloween, it was perfect 🙂 With the white and yellow on top and orange on the bottom, I felt exactly like candy corn!
Admittedly, this dress has been a small pain for me because it just does not want to iron flat. The fabric of this dress just doesn’t want to keep out the wrinkles. I don’t think it wouldn’t hinder me from getting another item from eShakti, but after ironing the white seam around the waist for the second time, I was begging the dress to lay flat. But I’m not one to give up on a dress so easily!
The mix of a black cardigan and tights with the bright orange shoes allowed for some balance between the bold colors of orange and yellow. Do I normally endorse a quirky cacophony of color? Yes. Is it always necessary? No. You can create a fun seasonal outfit without going too overboard if you mix in a universal neutral color to even out the eye-catching tones.
These bright orange heels have been a fantastic addition to my autumn-based closet. So have these new acorn earrings from ModCloth!
Keeping with fall, I now have on the Fall Fancy wrap from Jamberry. They’re a bit metallic for fall and I think I may save my next manicure with this wrap for the holidays, but they’re still pretty cute and top off an autumnal outfit with their leaf print!
I’ve been so happy with the mildly cool weather, falling leaves and vibrant colors in Minnesota lately. It’s truly breathtaking!
I decided this week to wear an outfit that matches the lovely autumn palette outside. I tried wearing a coat and scarf because it was supposed to be a bit chilly, but I ditched it quickly – a warm dress and cardigan were enough.
This outfit was based around on of my favorite new items: A mustard Amelia from Lularoe. I’ve wanted one of these babies since I tried my first dress, and now it’s mine! It’s a perfect base for any fall ensemble.
To keep the fall colors going, I chose a forest green cardigan, dark red leggings and brown accessories. Each piece of the outfit matches different leaves in the trees near my home 🙂I was a little worried about this outfit at first: There are no patterns! Would it be too boring? Thankfully it wasn’t. You don’t always need a bunch of patterns – sometimes it’s enough to just wear seasonal hues! Plus, the autumn leaves don’t have a Boston Terrier pattern and they look gorgeous anyway, right? (Although that would be super adorable and amazing…)
For brown accessories, I chose some cognac booties, tan boot socks and a brown belt with feathers.
Wanting to keep it a little interesting, I chose a bold autumnal leaf necklace and earrings that match but are oddly enough not from the same place! Serendipitous pairings are the best 🙂
And because I live in Jamberry wraps lately, I’ve been sporting these lovely Country Harvest wraps thanks to my friend Sarah!
What I Wore:
Dress: Lularoe (other colors)
Coat: ModCloth (via Stylish Surprise)
Scarf: Brickyard Buffalo
Belt: Forever 21
Necklace: ModCloth (another color)
Leggings: Old Navy
We believe you don’t have to buy a whole new wardrobe every season to create fun new looks! This week on Jackie and Marilyn, we are taking eight pieces – two tops, two bottoms, two dresses and two outerwear items – and mixing them into eight outfits. Shoes and accessories were limitless.
Brianna here, mixing up eight fall outfits! This was a challenge I have been looking forward to as I can be incredibly guilty of staring at a closet of clothing and lamenting “I have nothing to wear!” That’s just not true. To prove it, I made these eight outfits out of eight chosen items (Yes I own a lot of ModCloth ;)):
Outfit #1: All About AutumnWhen I paired the plaid dress with the burgundy cardigan, it looked so perfectly fall! I had to pair it with some burnt orange socks and tan oxfords for a classic fall look. I could see myself wearing this to pick pumpkins or some other fall activity.
Outfit #2: She Means Business
Pairing a Peter Pan collar with a blazer is totally not something I would normally do, so I was nervous to try this one. However, I think it actually works! If I had to go back, I probably would have dressed it up a bit with a belt, but adding the heels and tights made for a nice business casual outfit. I would totally wear this to the office.
Outfit #3: Cutesy Collars
I was also nervous about pairing the collar of this dress with my cardigan since the collar doesn’t lift up over the sweater, but it also worked more than I thought! I chose some patterned tights and bright shoes to balance all the neutral solids that were going on. I could see myself wearing this to the office, or for a nice tea date with girlfriends.
Outfit #4: Flowy Pairing the blazer with this A-line dress is something I would NEVER do. I just wouldn’t think of them as working together. But again I surprised myself. The collars work well together and the combo makes a nice silhouette. I chose a belt, bright heels and a statement necklace to make it more interesting (admittedly, if I could go back, I would choose a different one that matches the angle of the dress’s neckline better, but I think this one still works). New office or night out outfit? Yes please!
Outfit #5: A Cheat
I cheated a bit on this outfit because I definitely bought this skirt, top and cardigan with the intention to wear them together. But I can;t help it they pair so perfectly! With my B.A.I.T. oxford heels, it’s perfectly fall. I would wear this to the office or for a fall weekend outing.
Outfit #6: The Return of the Great Pup Detective
I did some pattern mixing with the Boston Terrier and floral prints, and I think they look great together! I grabbed some red tights and black heels for this outfit, and when I had them all together, something about it all felt sort of 1920s to me. So I added a cloche hat to finish the look. I felt like I returned to my winter look as the Great Pup Detective! I don’t think I could wear this to the office with the hat but I would definitely wear it for some kind of weekend outing.
Outfit #7: Casual but Cute
Pairing the pup blouse, cardigan and jeans was a classic Brianna-just-wants-to-be-casual look. This is definitely something I would normally wear to work, lunch with friends, grocery shopping, etc.
Outfit #8: I’m Going Out
My last outfit was pairing another Peter Pan collar with a blazer, and I definitely dig this one. Paired with my jeans and some ankle booties, this is definitely a fun office look or great for grabbing drinks with friends. If I went back, I might add a fun scarf or pick taller boots, but I think it works.
Outfit that I loved most: A Cheat (big surprise)
Outfit that I loved least: Flowy (but that doesn’t mean I didn’t love it!)
Outfit that surprised me: A tie between She Means Business and Flowy (I was convinced the blazer would look terrible with both)
Ultimately this experiment was a two-fold lesson in learning to love the closet you have and trying something you wouldn’t normally wear, because you may surprise yourself! You don’t have to buy new clothes every year just to feel like your wardrobe is updated – all you need to do is look at your closet in a new light.
I’ve seen men wearing all-denim suits from the 90s, and it’s not my favorite fashion trend of yore. However, as I was trying to find clothes to wear with my chambray skirt, I realized my chambray top would be a great fit!
The ultimate question I had was whether or not this outfit would look like a denim 90s suit. And the answer I landed on was no!
What ultimately makes the chambray-on-chambray work is that they aren’t the exact same pattern or the same colors. Same tone and theme, but not matchy-matchy. A win!
Keeping on denim theme, I chose the button beauties from A Delightful Shop to go with the outfit.
And for a hot second I thought about wearing some chambray-like flats I own, but that seemed a little too far – it was a neutral palette and begged for a little pop of bold color. Enter my mustard heels 🙂
What I Wore:
Shirt: Old Navy
Earrings: A Delightful Shop
Skirt: Forever 21
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be sitting here waiting for fall to begin.
Confession time: I wore this outfit last Friday for a friend’s birthday celebration at Betty Danger’s Country Club, washed it on Saturday and wore it again to church on Sunday. I couldn’t help it, I love it so much!
This skirt arrived just in time and was perfect for attending a country club for the 99% (the Betty Danger’s motto). The linen material and gorgeous yellow gingham pattern make it a gorgeous summer staple! New challenge for myself: Make it work for fall 🙂
The gingham material seemed like it would blend well with chambray, so I opted for a little pattern mixing, which I think works.
The skirt is a dream. I am normally skeptical of any skirt that isn’t A-line and that has some piece that draws attention right to my belly, but when I saw it on Brickyard Buffalo I had to try it. I was worried it would accentuate my belly but it actually flattens it out nicely!
The one negative is that because it is a linen material, it wrinkles a LOT. I had to iron the pleats into submission after I washed it. It worked, but it took effort. But for a darling bow skirt? I’ll do anything 🙂
I wore some wedges and a chevron pair of button earrings with the outfit to top off the fun summer look, as well as a sun hat. And so I was set to class it up with the best of them! And go grocery shopping 😉 The things I do for the love of a skirt.
What I Wore:
Shirt: Old Navy
Earrings: Brickyard Buffalo
Skirt: Brickyard Buffalo (also on Etsy!)