The weatherman signaled that we might finally get a cold front the next couple of days and I can’t wait! Our A/C went out on Sunday, which shouldn’t be a big deal in October, but since it is still 88 degrees here in the Lone Star State, its not ideal. Plus, I’m ready to be able to wear fall boots without having a heat stroke. On that note, I want to spend at least part of the weekend (between a Circus-themed party for the cutest one-year-old ever and a Halloween party) snuggled up with the Husband and some Irish coffees. My favorite lounge gear is vintage pajamas (I have no idea why they are called “vintage” since they aren’t used, but I’ll go with it). The preppy, menswear tops allow you to feel stylish while being comfortable. My mom gave me the J.Crew version for Christmas last year, and for the first time ever I didn’t mind the dreaded Christmas morning photo ops.
Get in my closet!! I have been lusting after some leather pants for about 2 months now. I’m going to make it happen this week. These are perfect for a night out in a low key place like Fort Worth. I can go casual on top and party on bottom. Love it. I’m leaning towards these jeans from J.Brand that were featured on A Piece of Toast, but if you’ve purchased any this year send me the brands you like and that you think fit well.
Red & Turquoise – A lady at work was wearing the cutest linen suit with a teal blouse and slim red belt earlier this summer and since then I’ve been seeing these colors in all kinds of blogs and magazines. I like it more as wearable fashion, but there are some great interiors too.
Tangerine may be the color of the year, but coral is giving it a run for its money.
Some of my favorite blogs highlighting their love for the super summer color:
Coveted Style of the Week: Ahoy!
Everywhere I turn I’m seeing sailor-savvy fashion. A girl today at work is wearing it, my best friend Callie just got cute maritime shoes for her birthday, I just pinned the most awesome striped flats and the blogs I follow have all featured something nautically note-worthy in the last month. It appears I need to purchase some stripes and get ready for boat season.
- An awesome metallic rain jacket from J. Crew over at Bourbon & Pearls.
- Even an entire nursery designed as “First Little Mate” at Lay Baby Lay.
- The ever stylish Atlantic Pacific featured the cutest striped dress and red shoes.
- And Inspired Design found sea-inspired style from head to toe.
I’m about to start naming this segment “Kelsey” after my cute little co-worker who keeps wearing things I envy (she was the leather skirt lady of my previous post). Her latest: subtle and basic leopard accents that add just the right amount of punch for the glorious corporate world we work in. I had a pair of leopard calf-hair pumps that I absolutely wore into the ground (I think the cobbler laughed at me when I finally took them in for rehab), and I’ve had a hole in my wardrobe ever since.
Kelsey has a shirt very similar to this one from Mod Cloth which she often pairs with a great red pencil skirt…
…and she also sports some cute little flats with the tiniest bit of a heel to them, sort of like these from J.Crew that I am dying to have:
But, I think I’ve decided that my first leopard purchase will be a scarf like this little gem I saw on Pinterest. This is obviously a purchase I need to make pre-Italy. They love their scarves in Europe. (We’ll see if the Husband agrees).
A co-worker of mine has this awesome leather skirt that she wears to work and it looks so fun, but still professional. I thought I found a similar one at Buffalo Exchange recently, and got really excited, but of course it didn’t fit, so I’m still on the quest for the perfect leather pencil skirt. The same look has popped up on Inspired Design a couple of times:
Since I’ve put myself on a tight clothes budget (which is not easy my friends), I will probably invest in a synthetic leather skirt (it sounds better than pleather) like this one from Zara (that is of course sold out) first. I apologize in advance to my friends that are adamantly against the “synthetics”.