Styling a basic tee for fall

Continuing on last weeks theme this week – styling a basic tee for fall. With motivation from tees compliments of Mott and Bow. (All opinions are my own.) This look is definitely an early fall look, as I’ll be ditching the shorts altogether when the weather gets really cold. But, as most of us realize by now, motivation is hard to find this year, so take it from wherever you can and just go with it.

Mott & Bow fitted crew tee shirt, c/o; jean shorts, old; Navy blue duster cardigan, a gift; Sole Society gray combat boots, gifted, more boots here. Cat ear Betsey Johnson sunglasses, Marshall’s, old; Hair scrunchie, Marshall’s; Interlocking circle necklace and earrings, Kohl’s, old.

So, we tried to take off on a little adventure to the gorge last weekend. We didn’t just try, off we went. Only to get out there and discover a lot of the parking lots were closed to most of the falls. Some had signs saying it was due to the fires. We weren’t sure if it was the current fires over in Clackamas County or the Big Fire that swept through the gorge a couple of years ago.

However, we did get out at Latourell Falls, and you can go to the falls, but the other hiking paths are closed. Bridal veil falls was open, but overflow parking was closed so we couldn’t find anywhere to park. Multnomah Falls parking lot off the Columbia Historic Highway was closed, however, you can still park at the one off the freeway. Horsetail Falls parking lot was closed. I was starting to get so bummed, I dubbed this The Year Of No Fun Whatsoever.

And also, don’t go chasing waterfalls. Really. Don’t. They’re all closed. Technically, if you can see them without going on any hiking trails, they’re still there for you to see as you drive by. But that’s it. Keep your arms and legs in the vehicle at all times. It’s not safe to get out and look around this year. There’s Covid and murder hornets and fires with lots of ash out there.

As it’s rained a bit more this past week, maybe you can go hike to them at this time. But now you’ll probably slide off the trails. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…

The good news is, my Mott  & Bow tee was not only comfy, but also good for an ‘attempting to have an adventure’  sort of look. I paired it with a long duster cardigan – they’re coming back! – and combat boots for an attempt to be warm in the shade and cool in the sunshine. Exactly what the changing season calls for.

As usual, thank you for stopping by. May your week be filled with sunshine – but no raging fires.

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How to style a basic tee two ways

This post is all about the basic tee and how to style one.

T-shirts are foundational pieces that can be worn alone or layered up for cooler weather. As we transition away from summer, it’s important to have different layers for different types of weather, even same day weather changes.

Look 1:

Navy tee, c/o Mott & Bow, here. Denim jacket, old; olive jeans, Kohl’s, old; Kate Spade New York handbag, gifted to me, old; feather earrings, Kohl’s; Suede sneakers, Ross, old.

A typical fall morning is cool, so you’re likely to be wearing pants or capris. A light jacket is a good idea most mornings. It’s also time to start pulling out your closed toe shoes like these blue suede sneakers.

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Look 2:

As afternoon comes on, you may want to change things up for a cooler outfit. Ditch the jacket and closed toe shoes. Knot up the tee. Add a hat if it’s sunny.

Knotted tee, c/o Mott and Bow, here. Patterned jean shorts, Kohl’s; rose gold purse, Ross, old. White laser cute wedge sandals, Ross, last year; Wish you were here sunhat, Marshall’s, old.

Weather is a fickle thing in the fall time. And in Oregon, for that matter.

This tee was from Mott & Bow. It is really good quality soft, silky cotton for an affordable price. It’s so comfortable, I could sleep in it. (And have!)

Thank you to any and all who sent prayers our way for the fires in Oregon. I am happy to say we finally got rain, which helped clear all the smoke from the sky so we can breath non hazardous air again.

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