29 August 2014

trend report: zara aw14

Summer nearly ended this past weekend in Montana. Temperatures dropped into the 40s, and parkas and beanies were dusted off for warmth. Seriously, I even had to drink a hot cocoa. With that, I finally caught the fall bug. The cooler weather felt refreshing and a nice welcome to the hot summer (although the rain could have stayed in Seattle--thank you very much). Inspired by the prospect of the autumn solstice just around the corner, I finally ventured into the world of fall fashion. ZARA is really hitting the mark this upcoming season if you ask me: grays and creams, browns and greens, plaids and knits. The perfect wardrobe to transition back into the short days and frigid Montana winters! 

To get you inspired, here are a few of my favorites from ZARA AW14.











Are you looking forward to fall?



27 August 2014

midi stripes



 
 





I love this skirt. It's one of my most favorite pieces to play dress up with. As the summer winds down, it's fun to incorporate a few fall pieces into an outfit. This look definitely bridges that gap with the long-sleeve shirt and midi skirt, but the sandals help keep it light and bright. I felt pretty stellar in this look for a simple work day. The bold stripes of the skirt really shine with simple accessories! And also, judging by the photos, I feel like Tyra would be proud of my tiny booty tooch!

Shirt: Zara (old) | Skirt: Forever 21 (old) | Sandals: Target (old) | Bag: Urban Outfitters (old)


25 August 2014

green inspiration












This outfit is a perfect example of shopping my closet. I was recently inspired by this fresh number from one of my current favorite bloggers, Margaret Zhang of Shine By Three. The combination of green, black, brown, and white instantly jumped out to me. As I was getting dressed, I kept this pairing in my head and did a bit of re-envisioning with my current wardrobe. I love this green shirt, but I apparently forgot that I had it (does that ever happen to you?!). It's a bit more vibrant than Margaret's green shirt, but I'm holding onto summer as long as I can so a pop of green is good in my book! Instead of going full black on the bottom, I opted to pair it with this graphic black and white skirt for an artistic edgy vibe, and then kept it a bit casual with my favorite summer sandals. I brought in the brown with my bag and pulled the look together with gold jewelry. The look felt new and refreshing, and the perfect boost in my summer closet!

Blouse: Nordstrom (old) | Skirt: Zara (old) | Sandals: Target (old) | Bag: Banana Republic (old) | Necklace: betsy & iya | Bronze ring: Tiffany Kunz | Silver ring: betsy & iya