Fair Weather Fall

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Tulle Coat (Updated Version Here)// Gap Sweater// Anthropologie Pilcro Jeans// Bacio61 Boots 

Hanging on to every word of the weatherman, “Expect a cold front to sweep through many parts of the Bay Area this week…”, I promptly yanked out my thickest Vail-ready sweater and stepped out into what I was already convinced to be the promulgation of Fall. With my mind fixated on what size Pumpkin Spice Latte I was going to order (Venti because I was going to make this moment last forever), sweat began to bead on my forehead and the San Jose sun lent out a rude awakening as I realized our version of a Fall “cold front” is 48 degrees only existing between the hours for 3 to 5 am. 

Nevertheless, I committed myself to my idea of the season and wore one of my favorite Fall outfits. After a stop at Starbucks for that PSL…on ice… I headed up to San Francisco because I’d be damned if I was going to waste a good outfit on a fair weather Fall. 

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Sunday Best: Bag Brigade

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1 – Pierre Hardy Bag// 2 – Danielle Nicole Satchel// 3 – Marc by Marc Jacobs Cross-Body Satchel// 4 – Marc by Marc Jacobs Backpack// 5 – Longchamp Tote

Many of us have that one item that we consistently shop for and purchase on auto-pilot. You stock pile this item in massive quantities as if it is the one thing that will save you should the world ever come to an end. For me this item is the handbag. Ever since I was a toddler, I had some sort of bag attached to my shoulder full of 3 things I needed and about 967 things I did not. This Fall I am, yet again, on a quest to find “The Perfect Fall Bag.” Something that can fit everything from my planner to my camera and can be my best companion over the next few months of traveling and moving. After searching high and low, I’ve rounded up my top contenders!

Crown

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Somewhere along the path of maturity comes being more comfortable in your own skin. You learn what you’re good at, you become familiar with your faults, you know when to change for the better, and most importantly, you decide which characteristics you will change for no one. You are unapologetically you. 

Many with an unfortunately skewed perception have often suggested that I give the impression of a primadonna, princess-type. Funnily enough, this couldn’t be further from the truth of my no fuss, low maintenance, workaholic reality. Honestly, I relish in having the opportunity to debunk this anomaly when getting ready faster than the boys or working while others partake in their beauty treatments (which I’m not knocking because I probably would if I had the time). But, every now and then you’ve got to learn how to just laugh at yourself (or the perception thereof) and say, “Hey, if the crown fits…”
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 Forever 21 Top// Francesca’s Collections Skirt// Coach Heels// H&M Necklace
Hair: Redken All Soft Shampoo & Conditioner// Redken Argan Oil// Redken Forceful 23 Finishing Spray

Orange is the New Black

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San Francisco Giants Baseball Cap// Express Turtleneck (Similar)// H&M Crotchet Shorts// Platform Wedge Pumps (Similar)// Tobi Wildlife Clutch
One of the most important aspects of personal style is understanding what fundamental pieces work best for you and help you feel the most confident. As mentioned in this post, the weather in the bay has an odd effect on seasonal fashion choices, so building key staples into my wardrobe is a must. For me, these staples have as much to do with color as they do with their transitional capacity. In addition to my affinity towards blue, my go to colors will always be orange and black. Call it alma mater loyalty to Oklahoma State University (Go Cowboys!), call it an obsession with my favorite baseball team, the San Francisco Giants, or call it the only color that seems to be made for my skin tone, when it comes to my closet staples…Orange is the New Black!
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Sunday Best

With fashion week now in full swing, designers have given us a taste of what to expect for Spring. So far the forecast looks sunny and chocked full of deconstructed glam (BCBG), 90s hip-hop chic (Alexander Wang), and feminine elegance (Monique Lhuillier). Out of the first 3 days of shows, my favorites have been BCBG MAXAZRIA, Marissa Webb, Zimmerman, Suno, Prabal Gurung, Rebecca Taylor, Jill Stuart, and Alexander Wang…just to name a few. 

We will have to wait a few months before these collections hit stores, however, we can still rock their Fall/Winter collections that caused the same mass hysteria during February’s fashion week. Here are some of my favorites pieces from their current collections:

1. BCBG MAXAZRIA – The Riley Dress

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2. Prabal Gurung – Brocade Varsity Jacket (SALE)

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3. Jill Stuart – Freja T-Strap Pumps

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4. Alexander Wang – Blouson Dress

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5. Zimmerman – Twist Strapless Dress

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6. Suno – Knit Pencil Skirt

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7. Rebecca Taylor – Becca Pants

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8. Marissa Webb – Juliana Tweed Jacket (SALE)

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