Orange Sherbert




Jacket: JCrew (old) | Shirt: Joe Fresh | Corduroys: Madewell | Jewelry: Madewell, JCrew, Kenneth Cole watch | Bag: Steven by Steve Madden | Shoes: Nine West

Pastels are typically associated with spring, but they are becoming a more acceptable year round color family. Currently pastel pink is one of the top shades for the fall season, but since pink isn't necessarily my color, I opted for this great orange sherbert shade. Pastels go great back to grey neutrals, winter white, and even shade bands of their own color family. Step out of the box a little and see what options you can make more year round worthy.

Reading Corner: Moloka'i


Book: Moloka'i
Author: Alan Brennert
Rating: 4 out of 5


Yet another great book that I consistently passed on when browsing at the book store. It is the story of a young girl in Hawaii who becomes infected with leprosy and is forced to move away from her family to a secluded island with others that have the same malady. Though it may not seem it, it is a triumphant story following her life and how she overcomes the limitations of her disease and is still able to have a full life and achieve her dreams. A must read that is very inspiring and full of spirit!



DIY: Feather Skirt

I love the idea of a flirty feather skirt, but I could never find one that I liked in my size and for the right price. So my next DIY project formed...why not make my own?! It actually is really easy to do and requires no sewing (unless you want to be overly adventurous). Check it out!

Needs:
Black Skirt
Feather Trim of your choosing
Scissors
Measuring tape
Fabric Glue

Step 1: Find your ideal skirt (or make your own). I went to my local thrift shop and found my skirt for an amazing $4.
Step 2: Pick out your ostrich feather trim. I loved this peacock variation, but there are tons of classic or fun options out there to choose from. If you don't have a local speciality fabric store, you can buy online here or here.


Step 3: Using fabric glue, attach the trim to the skirt. Start at the bottom of the skirt and measure side hem to side hem. Cut feather trim accordingly. Apply fabric glue to the skirt and then attach the trim. Gradually move up the skirt; I placed each row about 2-3 inches apart but you can adjust based on how full you want it to look. Once the front was complete, I flipped it over and repeated the process on the back. For the amount of feather trim you need, it depends on the length of your skirt and how full you are making it. I used about 8 yards on mine.



Step 4: Style and Wear!




Ruffles





Top: See by Chloe | Jeans: Madewell | Shoes: Cosmopolitan | Jewelry: JewelMint, H&M, Madewell | Bag: Steven by Steve Madden



Olive





Cardigan: JCrew (old) | Pants: Madewell (old) | Shoes: GoJane | Jewelry: JewelMint, JCrew | Clutch: Nine West (old)

Stripe on Stripe





Jacket: Zara (old) | Tee: Zara (old) | Pants: Piper | Shoes: GoJane | Jewelry: JewelMint | Bag: Steven by Steve Madden (old)


Touch of Tweed





Jacket: Calvin Klein | Shirt: JCrew | Jeans: Gap | Purse: Philip Lim for Target | Jewelry: JCrew, JewelMint



Flirty Plaid




Dress: Gap (Old) | Legging: Express | Clutch: Zara | Jewelry: JewelMint, F21

This dress is probably one of my favorite pieces from the Gap. It is a few years old, but I never get tired of the great plaid pattern or the slouchy silhouette. Really easy to throw on and run out the door. 

More Please




Leather Tank: ASTR | Skirt: Urban Outfitters (old) | Jacket: Urban Outfitters (old) | Jewelry: JCrew

More leather? Yes, please. Always trying to find different ways to wear my favorite faux leather pieces. Even though this tank is cropped, it works well with a high waisted skirt to hide the mid-riff on a colder day.


Sheer Stripes






Sweater: Urban Outfitters | Skirt: Zara (old) | Boots: Bakers | Jewelry: JCrew, Alter'd State | Bag: Steven by Steve Madden (old)

Happy Saturday everyone! I'm obsessed with strategically placed sheerness right now. It is very alluring on all the evening gowns I have seen on the red carpet, but I decided to make it more casual with this cozy sweater and skirt combo. Lots of fun texture that is perfect for the fall season.




Ecru + Leather





Jacket: F21 (old) | Tee: Madewell (old, similar here) | Faux Leather Legging: Express | Shoes: GoJane | Jewelry: JCrew, Banana Republic

Leather, leather, leather. I am a huge fan of the trend to almost extremes. Typically I go for black because it is easier to wear and is a forgiving color. However, when I saw these ecru leggings I was intrigued and instantly wanted to try them out. Potential winter white outfit option? Maybe. :)  






Cobalt



Dress: Zara (old) | Jacket: Zara (old) | Boots: Nine West | Jewelry: JewelMint

Cobalt blue is the color of the season, which I am beyond excited about since blue is my favorite color. Its perfect pairing...black. Play with it the color a little and go further than just a basic solid. I already owned this jacket, but I love the way the texture adds interest. 

Country Comfort





Dress: Zara (old) | Cardigan: Free People (old, similar here and here) | Boots: Bakers | Jewelry: JewelMint

There is nothing I love more than a big comfy sweater when it is cool outside.

Cool Layers





Jacket: Lapis (similar here, here and here) | Sweater: Gap | Jeans: Madewell (old) | Wedge Sneakers: Target | Scarf: Gap (old) | Bag: Steven by Steve Madden (old)







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