Atlanta weather was overcast and chilly this weekend. I was finally able to pull out some cozy sweaters and scarves. It’s a romantic type of chill. It makes you want to drink hot cider by the fire. I actually have a few friends who blamed the weather on the fact that they’ve already began decorating for Christmas. Fall fashion, in my opinion, is the most fun to put together. Something as simple as a knitted sweater can be glamorous with the right accessories and details. I bought this white sweater (available in yellow here) at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale back in July. I fell in love with the back and knew that I could do something special with it… and it was less than $50! Not familiar with the #Nsale? Each Summer, Nordstorm hosts a sale that lasts a few weeks, card holders have early access (which is awesome because many items sell out fast). These are all new pieces from the Fall collections, available for a discounted price during the first few weeks of their release (kind of backwards, right?). It is awesome. This crossover cz ring in rose gold (see below) was another #Nsale find, and is still available here. I went nuts.
The crisscross back and long flared sleeves make this otherwise simple, oversized sweater something unique. I added a crochet front bralette from Victoria’s Secret, a grey wool hat with felt flower applique, which I found at Target many years ago, but here it is on eBay for $12.99, and pointed toe “ginger booties” by Nicole Miller (available here via Poshmark). So, look for an ordinary piece and add to it… a classic Fall staple can become something special.
purple/gray druzy cuff came from a local jeweler (similar styles here); gold chain from Woo Skincare + Cosmetics (not available online but they often cary a small collection of accessories in addition to their designer cosmetics and skincare products.
It stays pretty hot for a while in Georgia, but Fall is here regardless. We’re officially past Labor Day and on to football season, pumpkin spice season, and New York Fashion Week! Vogue, Elle, and the “important” fashion resources have released their September issues, and later this week New York City will be transformed into a fashion mecca. This is the stuff that dreams are made of and this D-List blogger is on her way, even if there’s standing room only.
What’s hot? We shall see… I believe that street wear this week is just as important and influential as what will be on the runways. After all, city streets are the real runways. I expect to see a lot of reminders from last year… Suede, flannel, throw backs to the 90s… but also many 80s references, broad shoulder suits, lots of distressed denim (pants and jackets), bell-sleeves, furs, velvet, booties, mixed prints, jewel-tone florals, and the official color for Fall 2017… red. I’m excited about that one.
Here is my interpretation of a perfect transitional outfit for this early Fall heat. Kimonos are nothing new, they have been in store windows all year, I just love the deep blue in this vintage inspired floral print, available at Dress Up Boutique. And it’ so light and cool. I paired it with dark denim Hudson Jeans, a stappy suede heel by Vince Camuto, and necklace by Stella & Dot, then I’m off to NY faster than you can say “PSL”.