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Indian Summer//Coated Leather Skirt

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Faux Leather A-line Skirt
Faux Leather A-line Skirt
Faux Leather A-line Skirt
Faux Leather A-line Skirt
Kimono Sweater
Faux Leather A-line Skirt
Faux Leather A-line Skirt
Faux Leather A-line Skirt
Faux Leather A-line Skirt

I don't know about you, but I've been LOVING this Indian summer! Sixty five degrees in November? I'll take it. I'll also take being able to wear skirts and dresses (with no tights!!) a few more times before I revert to my winter wardrobe of oversize sweaters and leggings.

I decided to pair this coated leather skirt with a sheer top and kimono sweater. The sheer top dresses up the look a bit, while the kimono sweater helps to keep the combination appropriate for Fall. This skirt is extremely versatile though, and can be outfitted for any season. To make this a more casual look, swap out the sheer top and shooties for a basic black long sleeve tee and some casual slip on sneakers (like these!). When it starts to get a little colder and your bare legs can't handle it anymore, slip on some tights and OTK boots, and finish off the look with a chunky turtleneck sweater. Looks like I have another outfit to put together for your guys :). Happy shopping Loves! xoxo

Kimono Sweater: H&M

Top: Forever 21

Skirt: Michael Kors

Shoes: Vince Camuto

Bag: Michael Kors

Sunnies: Marilyn Monroe Eyewear

A Taste of Boho Chic

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If you're looking to tap into the boho chic side of your style personality, this outfit is for you. By combining a floppy wool hat and sheer cardigan with more updated pieces like high waisted skinny jeans and leather shooties, I was able to incorporate this trend into my outfit without it being over the top. The 70's inspired boho trend is a great look to experiment with, but keep in mind that balance is key to achieving this look (we don't want to look like we just stepped off the set of That 70's Show, although if Ashton Kutcher was there I may have a change of heart). Other ways to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe include bell sleeve tops and dresses, peasant tops, anything with fringe accents, and suede statement pieces (i.e. a suede vest). 

Cardigan: Forever 21

Tank: Lulu's

Jeans: New York & Company

Hat: Forever 21

Shoes: Vince Camuto

Capes + Plaid

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This fall, I've been all about capes and plaid. I just can't get enough of them. This particular cape is great for transition weather, since it has the soft and cozy feel of a blanket without being too thick and warm. It easily drapes over your shoulders and provides an effortlessly cool look, especially with the eye-catching mix of colors that was utilized. Pair it with riding boots for Saturday morning errands, or with black jeggings and suede fringe booties for a more casual look. The possibilities are endless! 

Cape: H&M

Leggings: See You Monday Los Angeles

Shoes: Vince Camuto

Necklace: Bangles & Bags

Watch: Citizen

Indian Summer

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This fall, I've been showing some major love for my cozy oversize sweaters. But when we experienced an Indian summer last week with temperatures hitting the low 70's, I was elated for the chance to get one more use out of a few of my fall dresses. I love the midi hemline of this dress, which is perfect for the workplace while still showing a little skin (although a little pale - how have I lost all of my tan already?!). Add to that the fact that this dress incorporates the oh so popular color of the year, marsala, and we have a great combo. It was a little chilly in the morning, so I threw on this fitted leather jacket from Express. It worked to wear it open and show the neckline of the dress, or wear it partially zipped to accentuate my waist. If you live in a warmer part of the country, throw an unbuttoned sheer blouse over the top and tie it up at the waist for a fun and flirty take on this versatile dress. 

Dress: Ann Taylor Loft

Jacket: Express

Shoes: I.N.C.

Bag: Michael Kors

Watch: Michael Kors

Sunglasses: Tommy Hilfiger

"The New Black"

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Screen tees. Eyelash sweaters. Acid wash denim. All of these are appearing on the fashion scene in a huge way, and what's more fun than wearing these three trends together? This outfit is perfect for a casual Friday at the office, or Saturday morning brunch with friends, both of which make the week just a little bit better. Graphic tees have been around forever, but what really caught my eye with this one is that the saying has actual meaning. We should be more thankful for the good things in life, whether it's family and friends, crisp fall weather, or acid wash denim making a comeback. Find a pair with a little destruction (also huge this year), and don't forget to cuff the bottoms - I found these at Express, and they are one of the comfiest pairs of jeans I own. Throw on an eyelash sweater in a jewel tone color (they are unbelievably soft), and you're set to go. Not feeling a cardigan? Switch it out for a white blazer to class it up a bit, or go without a third piece and make the screen tee the main event.

Sweater: H&M

Screen Tee: Loyal Army

Jeans: Express

Shoes: Vince Camuto

Mixing Prints: A "Do"

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My new mantra when creating outfits is "just try it." Like so many other aspects of life, trying something new can take you somewhere great, whether it is a love for an activity or hobby you previously didn't know existed, or an outfit combined of pieces you never would have thought to put together. Mixing prints, or wearing black and navy, was considered taboo at one point in the past. Well, not anymore. The key to making this work though is using two prints that are very different from one another; when the prints are too similar, it will start to look sloppy. Polka dots are another great option that would effortlessly pair with this gorgeous midi skirt from H&M.  Now go off and take an adventure through your closet! It may just end with you doubling your outfit options. 

Top: H&M

Skirt: H&M

Shoes: Vince Camuto

Clutch: DSW