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wardrobe updates - fall-winter gals

I did a few outfit sets under $100 for the season change over at And Then We Saved. Check it out!




Forever classics - LO CONCEPTS

I’ve tried on a lot of different looks in my life.  Tomboy, punk, prep, super girly, something I call “OC sorority girl” (I wasn’t one), super boyish, and everything in between.  I know that style is ever-evolving, but only now am I starting to pick things out that I can envision wearing forever.  Here’s a little curation of things I have or want now–and for the foreseeable future.

SKINNY JEAN – In a dark wash and perfect fit, please.

NEUTRAL HEEL – Must be totally walkable.  And danceable.

SILK SHIRT – Walks the line of casual and sleek.  Very grown-up, either way.

LEATHER JACKET – The real deal, as soon as I can afford it.

FLANNEL SHIRT – Versatile, cozy, classic.

BLAZER – Can pull anything together.

CROPPED TROUSER – Suited up or as a separate.

STRIPED TEE – It just doesn’t get any simpler than this.

BIKER BOOT – Like chic, comfortable armor.

WINTER COAT – Be cool when you’re cold.

BEANIE – Never underestimate its power over bad hair days.

L B D – Backless is a sexy bonus.




Grunge appeal - LO CONCEPTS

I was kind of tickled to see checkered Vans show up in Madewell’s new fall looks, and it got me longing for olives and plaids and a mess of black eyeliner.  Some things just never go away, and those skater shoes have a special place in my youth and heart.  Here are a few updated takes on grunge appeal, wearable even for grown-ups.  I want to rock all of this with a great 90s swoosh.

These sweats couldn’t be cooler. ($325) // A slouchy beanie in the perfect dirty olive shade. ($22) // Checkered slip-ons = classic. ($47) // Love that this muscle tee is a little bit ironic. ($21) // Flannel goes luxurious. ($395) // So does a jean jacket. ($385) // Smudgy crayon eyeliner in the darkest black. ($24) // A snapback hat, best worn backwards. ($32) // These trousers have a sleeker British punk vibe. ($80)




Madewell - Fall 2013

It looks like Madewell styled these fall looks just for me!  Love the tomboy mix and super-messy hair.

Madewell - Fall 2013


Madewell - Fall 2013

Oh hey, boots of my dreams.

Madewell - Fall 2013





Lately, I’ve been really jealous of the way guys can dress.  A tee, jeans, and sneakers can be effortlessly cool, classic, and attractive, as long as they’re the right tee, jeans, and sneakers.  It simplifies everything.  The focus of style is on finding the perfect and perfectly-fitting basics, not “dressing up.”  A guy friend was recently doing some major shopping and I found myself wanting a feminized version (or not) of almost everything he picked out.  Now I love a gorgeous dress every now and then, but there’s something so appealing and refreshing about simple staples.  When I look to fall wardrobes, all I want are clean, somewhat boyish pieces: a cozy sweatshirt, soft tee, dark denim–and a bold swipe of lipstick.

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