Back to School: Pearls and Plaid

Back to School: Pearls and Plaid

Another staple piece for the fall: plaid (though no neon plaid please). Stick to warm colors, always. I’ve noticed the pearls and plaid trend sweeping across Pinterest, and decided to try it myself. Here is my inspiration: http://www.thepinkpeonies.com/2012/02/knitplaidequestrian.html

Not quite the same, but I tried! I hope this is of some inspiration.

Details:
Top – Kohl’s
Skirt – Gap
Boots – Nicole
Necklaces – Unknown/Forever 21

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Back to School Outfit #1

Back to School Outfit #1

Here is my first outfit from my back to school collection! I decided to jump right into fall colors – my favorite color scheme to work with. I just love the earthy, warm tones of fall.
I decided to layer this outfit because September weather is a little unpredictable since the temperature tends to change from morning to night. So, I layered a cardigan with a jean jacket. To make the look more stylish, I wore my striped pencil skirt from Forever 21, riding boots, and leg warmers. Leg warmers are a great accessory to have; they look great with boots, yet they are actually functional. Hope you liked the look; stay tuned for the rest of my back to school outfits!

Details:
Jacket – Forever 21
Cardigan – BDG.
Necklace – Forever 21
Skirt – Forever 21
Leg Warmers – Unknown
Riding Boots – Nicole

Dinner Date Outfit

Dinner Date Outfit

I have a dinner date with the Natester tonight. I can’t seem to make these last couple hours go by faster, so I decided to do a little OOTD post for fun. We agreed to be formal, but I didn’t want to be over the top. I consider this outfit very business casual actually. It’s great for those occasions that are right on the borderline of casual and formal; it’s the perfect transition.

The black pencil skirt I am wearing is the main component of this outfit – it can dress anything up. On top I am wearing a sheer navy blue top with small lime green polka dots (underneath is a black tank top). And my shoes: short heels are essential for completing the semi-formal look. Dressy but not fancy.

On my wrist I am wearing this antique-looking watch that my grandpa got for me at a garage sale. It’s a little cracked, but I think it just adds a little character. I am also wearing my Pandora bracelet (with two charms). On my nails is Lightning by L.A. Colors.

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Casual Summer Night Out

This was probably the most difficult of the shoots to perform. The lighting was horrid, but I did what I could with the yellow glare. Overall, I think it adds to the “summer nights” effect I was going for.

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Black seems to be a color people avoid wearing during the summer, as it is believed to be more of a winter hue. Lies! Black is always flattering, no matter what. Pair it up with silver sandals to make the look less dull. When deciding on jewelry, I follow the rule that black goes with silver, and white/beige goes with gold. Of course with a rule there are always exceptions. Also, look for beading around the collar – I find that detailing near the neck has a much more significant impact than details elsewhere.

The second outfit here consists of a lovely pink polka-dot skirt. Loud patterned skirts are an easy way to put an outfit together. Choose a statement skirt, like the one above, and pick out your top and skirt according to the skirt’s theme. Need a purpose for wearing all those basic tank tops you have lying around? Tuck them into a playful skirt for a flirty look. With the shoes, go for a color opposite the color of the skirt on the color wheel. For example, Charlie went with green/teal sandals to contrast the pink skirt. You can never go wrong with the color wheel. Trust it.

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Here are two last outfits. Who says you have to wear some sort of dress/skirt on a night out? Maybe you just want to be comfortable, or it’s a little windy. White shorts are essential! In my opinion, they create a beachy, summertime feel that cannot be recreated say in the fall, or spring. Paired up with a bright solid top, they create the ultimate fun, casual summer outfit. Next is the pencil skirt. Not as comfortable but resistant against wind for sure! Again, I find black fitting for summer nights, but now this black pencil skirt is paired with a tribal tank top. I absolutely love the tribal trend going on right now. It just has summer written all over it. I can’t describe it in any other way.

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