Falling into Fall

Tomorrow is the first day of fall. Waah. I love the beginning of fall, but hate the way it ends. All bitter and cold with winter-like weather creeping in. If only I can live in a land of eternal summer all year round! Sigh.

Wrap cardigan, gifted to me similar here, silk top c/o Mott & Bow, black skinny jeans c/o Mott & bow, blue turquoise disk dangle earrings, Target, black wedge sandals, similar, here. Tortoiseshell cat ear sunglasses, Betsey Johnson. Don’t give a damn attitude, earned it.

Time to start transitioning our summer clothes into fall appropriate attire. Today I am adding a wrap poncho. Wrap cardigan? Wrap? Not sure what this is. This wrap thingamabob. (Yes. I think that’s a word. My dad uses it all the time. Haha.) This was given to me by someone who wasn’t quite sure how to wear it. Well. Neither am I sure how to style it, but I thought I’d give it a go.

I chose to wrap the cardigan wrap thingy around my waist and tied it in the back.

Is it weird in the back? And do I care? No. I do not care.

This is what it looks like un-wrapped around my waist. It’s long, the sides hang down. It’s fun, but really, how did the maker intend for this to be worn? I really want to know.

Conclusion of the weird wrap cardigan thingamajig: It’s soft and warm and weird shaped, but I like it. Still don’t know if I’m wearing it ‘properly’. Still don’t care. I think I’ll play around with this one a bit more as autumn overtakes us.

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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The importance of having good basics in any wardrobe

Defining good basic wardrobe staples is different for every person. For me, a good basic ‘feel good’ pair of comfortable jeans is a must. Along with jean shorts. For tops, solid colored camis, tees, long sleeve tees & sweaters for layering. Dresses, skirts and pants in solid colors or subtle patterns would also be considered ‘basics’. Basics are crucial to any wardrobe for dressing up or down in, or layering with other items.

Today I’ve teamed up with Mott & Bow to share some of their basics. First time customers to Mott & Bow can save 15% here. Code works at checkout.

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Silk cami, c/o Mott & Bow, black skinny jeans, c/o Mott & Bow, black wedge sandals, old, Goodwill, tortoise shell cat ear sunglasses, Marshall’s, blue abalone shell earrings, old, Target.

If you have not tried jeans from Mott & Bow, let me tell you, they are comfortable. They are stretchy denim! Yep, you know me and stretchy pants from this post hereStretchy pants are super comfortable and these jeans are no exception. The jeans fit like a glove and move with you so you’re not feeling super stiff and immobile in them. Yes, please! I just need to make sure I never throw them in the dryer and shrink them.

This cami is real silk people. Real. Silk. I’ve looked up some tips on how to care for silk and found a great article on  Mott & Bow. I will probably not eat spaghetti in this top like, ever, but if I do, I now have some great tips for cleaning it.

Basic wardrobe items are important because they are base for any capsule wardrobe. They are perfect to take when traveling as they are easy to mix and match with other items for different looks without having to pack a lot. They can consist of more casual items to more dressy items but are mostly known for their wardrobe versatility. Wearing just basics will give you a clean, simple, classy look.

I can’t wait to start mixing and matching these with other items in my wardrobe!

~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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