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Black Sleeveless Contrast Panel Loneline Vest – SheInside | Striped High Collar Tee – Zara (old) | Ridley Skinny Ankle Grazer Raw Hem Denim – ASOS | Platform Blucher Shoe – Zara | Volant Sunglasses – RAEN Optics | Black Envelope Crossbody – H&M | Statement Bib Necklace – ASOS

There’s something about oversized clothes and longline coats that makes my heart swoon. I really am getting a tad obsessed. I don’t think anything feels or looks more chic and flattering than pairing an oversized top with some skinny bottoms and/or throwing on a longline coat, vest, blazer, etc on top. This is a look that I can transition from day to night which is the greatest for the upcoming Holiday Season. With family get togethers around the corner I want to look put together yet have the ability to have a little fun outdoors as well. Mixing casual pieces like the raw hem denim and long sleeve tee with a structured vest and statement necklace you can see how easy it can be to make your look casual yet sophisticated. Don’t forget to finish the look with some comfy shoes and a lightweight bag since we all know you don’t want to carry around your work bag during a Holiday Party.

Camel Tones

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Camel Knit Sweater – H&M | Camel Cocoon Coat – Zara (Similar) | Captain Lace Up Sneaker – TopShop | Volant Sunglasses – RAEN Optics | Black Clutch/Crossbody – H&M

Camel is officially my new favorite color. There’s just something about it that gets me feeling like it’s finally Fall. It does tend to blend in a little bit with my skin as my fiance has so often reminded me but nonetheless I still think it’s an extremely classic neutral that is a must have for any wardrobe. I mixed some textures and silhouettes with this look with my structured Zara cocoon coat and flowing white culottes. To make the look a little more city chic casual I threw on my TopShop sneakers. I swear I dress more for the east coast than west.

I’ve had a difficult time finding a cute clutch/crossbody combination bag that I can take out to dinner or shopping that isn’t going to weigh me down (considering all of my handbags could second as a small suitcase.) After juggling making the commitment to someone like Rebecca Minkoff, Zara, or Other Stories -OR- finding a cheap alternative I came across this handbag at H&M on sale for $10 and decided well, even if it doesn’t work out I at least didn’t spend too much. Needless to say it has worked out and I won’t feel as guilty having spent money on myself versus Christmas presents for the fam.

Raw Hem

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Ridley Skinny Ankle Grazer Jeans in Boston Wash with Raw Hem – ASOS | Chambray Button Up – Similar | Easy Does It Flat (Taupe) – Chinese Laundry ON SALE! | Banks Sunglasses – Warby Parker

Simple look for fall is going all denim. Well, denim and chambray to be precise. I’m a big fan of mixing prints and textures while maintaining the same color palette. I’m also becoming quite obsessed with ankle grazer jeans with raw hems. It’s definitely a trend I would recommend giving a try, your ankles will thank you for it! ASOS never disappoints with their jeans, for some reason they fit my body so well and considering I ordered these online it’s really saying something considering jeans are something you 90% of the time need to try on. There are a few different colors along with some distressed pairs that will fit perfectly with your wardrobe. Select the link above to shop!

Minimalism

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Stripe Oversize Shirt in Longline – Choies | LOVE21 Belted Wrap Coat Taupe – Forever21 | Platform Blucher Shoe – Zara | White Ankle Jean – Hudson (Similar) | Scout Panama Hat – Urban Outfitters

Nothing like a clean (white) slate to make you feel confident in the morning. This wrap coat has been making my outfits as of late. I’m a huge fan of oversized anything and this shirt is no exception. Not only can it second as a dress it’s shape isn’t unflattering when paired with some skinny jeans as many oversized shirts can be. On another note, these platform oxfords are also becoming a staple within my wardrobe. A few things necessary for Fall in my eyes are 1) wrap coat 2) turtleneck sweater 3) platform oxfords 4) panama hats. Forever21 has been stocking some amazing coats and sweaters for fall not to mention there is a 30% off sale going on right now! No better time to stock up for winter :)

Fall Stripes & Wrap Coat

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LOVE21 Belted Wrap Coat Taupe – Forver21 | Striped Tee – Zara | Black Pencil Skirt with Tie – Choies | Platform Blucher Shoe – Zara | Berkeley Bucket Tote Grapefuit – Harveys | Flynn Bracelet – Knotty

Fall weather has officially arrived! If only for a week I’m still happy with it. I picked up this wrap coat from Forever21 that will be a perfect fall staple and as I like to look at it, a glorified bathrobe. I was lucky enough to partner with Choies to showcase this perfect leather mini skirt. If you’re looking for a fall mini I’d recommend grabbing a faux leather piece. This one is extremely easy to wear with an elastic waistband and adds a little something extra with the tie front (I’m a sucker for leather pants with ties so why not a skirt right?). Paired the look with a simple striped tee and some platform oxfords for a bit of a Parisian vibe.

I have also partnered with Harveys to give you a sneak peak of their Winter collection! Fall and Winter aren’t just about muted tones and neutrals, a pop of color can make all of the difference. The Berkeley Bucket Tote is spacious, bright, and has a thick shoulder strap which is a big deal for me, usually because my bag weighs a good 10 pounds. I have difficulty adding in color to my wardrobe at times but accessories make the transition a lot easier. I can definitely see this bag bringing a little brightness to a city of black coats this Winter. Checkout their collection launching November 7, 2014!

Oversized Striped Shirt

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Quick little OOTD for you guys. One can never have too many button up shirts. I am in love with the oversized look of this one, I’ve already worn it as a dress with one of my black lace slips underneath but I decided to pair it with some skinny ankle grazer jeans this time around. I love how sophisticated and clean it looks, probably the 2 words I’d like to describe my style with. You can’t go wrong with oversized clothing for Fall!

Stripe Oversize Shirt in Longline – Choies | White Crop Denim – Hudson Jeans | Toe Strap Sandal – Zara

Turtle Neck Sweater Weather

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Oversized Turtleneck Sweater – Forever21 | Faux Leather Lace Up Pants – Zara (Similar) | Easy Does It Flat – Chinese Laundry | Bucket Bag – Mango (Similar)

Dressing like I’m from New York or something. “Sweater Weather” lasted about 2 hour this morning and I enjoyed every second of it. I tend to get thrown off by the overcast mornings that turn into 80 degree afternoons. Needless to say having a long turtleneck sweater isn’t always the best choice BUT I’m contemplating pairing it with my lace slip dress for some of the warmer days. I’m really pushing for Fall to come can’t you tell?

Twisted High Low

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Cowl Neck Top – H&M | Twisted High Low Skirt – Dailylook | Captain Lace Up Pumps – TopShop | Sydney Tote – Harveys | Full Wallet (storm) – Harveys

As you know, my style is kind of all over the place, lately though I’ve been really into minimalism and athleisure styled outfits. There’s something about owning simple pieces that makes it easy to get dressed in the morning. Don’t get me wrong, I love grabbing a thrifted allover print blazer to give my outfits a little flair but it definitely can take additional thought in the “getting dressed” process. When your in a rush to get out the door in the morning (waking up is hard to do) then you are looking for the easiest way to look cute, be comfortable along with work appropriate without spending an hour sifting through clothes.

This new twisted high low skirt is the perfect addition to my wardrobe. Wear it with strappy heels, ankle boots or sneakers. This skirt literally gives me half and half of what I want, a little extra comfort in a longer length yet still keeping it feminine and sexy with the shorter half. With the skirt being fitted I paired it with a boxier top half to balance it out. Can’t forget my favorite new white sneakers either (sneakers & skirts FTW).

I have the pleasure of working alongside Harveys to show off some new and already loved) pieces coming this Fall! If you don’t already know, Harveys was found by a husband and wife duo (Dana + Melanie Harvey) whom utilized some old seatbelts and repurposed them into a fun handbag. Not only are these bags eco friendly, they are also vegan, sustainable and made in the USA. The best part of these pieces are their collect-ability with many pieces made in limited quantities (also they have an amazing collaboration with Disney!). They are making huge strides with their handbags keeping up with the latest trends while staying true to their brands mission to provide handmade bags in the USA with sustainable materials. Be on the lookout for their upcoming season where you are going to find some really amazing pieces. Stay tuned for my next blog post feature for that ;)

Suspender Trousers

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Suspender Trousers – Lobby @ The Lab | Captain Lace Up Pumps – TopShop | Cropped 90s Top – ASOS (Similar)

There’s something about a pair of trousers I just can’t get enough of. Sleek and sophisticated simplicity. The tailored fit of these pair make them so incredible, not to mention I really prefer having thin straps compared to some other rather bulky ones adds some girlish figure to a rather boyish style. I grabbed this pair from one of my favorite shops at The Lab in Costa Mesa, CA called Lobby. They have a great selection of amazing pieces that are the perfect mix of monochromatic and simplistically detailed items. I’m a huge supporter of buying simple pieces (in black and white apparently) that can be mixed and matched with your current wardrobe. I have the difficult task of buying clothing that can be worn both to work, and on the weekends so mixing crop tops with tailored trousers provides a great mix.

Always have to be looking at the big picture when you’re shopping on a budget and with a few minor dress code rules. On a side note, I apologize for the lack of detail in my photos, this weekend my parents had to borrow my Camera so I have been strictly working off of my iPhone. Hoping to get back into the game this week!

White Accents

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Women’s Washed Denim Overalls – Free People | Captain Lace Up Pumps – Topshop | Cowl Neck Top – H&M | Banks Sunglasses – Warby Parker

Here’s a quick post from the weekend, unfortunately my camera was out of commission so I stuck to a few quick iPhone shots.

I have had a recent obsession with white sneakers lately as my “athleisure” clothing collection grows. While I juggled the idea of Addidas and Converse I decided to find the perfect medium with these Topshop leather sneakers. They have the perfect mix of a slender build, like Converse, and the more athletic appearance of Addidas. I paired them with my Free People overalls and my cowl neck top from H&M. I am in love with anything crisp and white along with a boxy fit and this top gave me everything and more. A little on the pricier side for H&M but you pay for what you get, and that’s quality.

I am excited to extend my fall wardrobe with turtleneck sweaters, leather skirts, and mule loafers. Just a few things on my wish list that hopefully will make an appearance here ;)