To keep some sense of normalcy around here, I try my best to get dressed daily. Somedays I do the most, some the least, but my goal is always to transform out of what I wore to sleep and try to pull myself together a little bit. I love fall, and my fall fashion needs a little reboot based on the pandemic circumstances we are in.
What I’ve discovered is that I lack some of the essential basics like good quality t-shirts, sweatshirts, leggings, sweatpants and loungewear. Since my family is planning to be in the house for the remainder of the year, I would like to get rid of some of my old things to make way for new comfy fall fashion.
Here is a round-up of some looks I’ll be rocking this fall and winter. I’ve affiliate linked all of the items for your shopping pleasure, in the event you need to freshen up your fall wardrobe as well.
One of the things I hear a lot of when it comes to my clothing style is that I always look put together, even when I’m not trying. I attribute that to the fact that I love to build/layer on classic pieces. These Target dresses are the perfect affordable pieces for spring.
By themselves these pieces often look boring or bland if you will, but they create a clean slate to layer upon that gives off a simple yet put together look with minimal effort.
I plan to do better with providing resources for building a classic wardrobe that can span various seasons, doesn’t cost a lot, and will have you looking effortlessly put together.
We’ll start with these Target dresses. I plan on adding all of these to my spring wardrobe. I work from home so I don’t have the need to “dress” up per se, but these dresses can certainly be worn to work by layering with a blazer/cardigan/jean jacket, heels/boots/sandals/mules, tights and accessories
The beauty in all of these dresses is if you click through to the page, all of them come in a variety of colors. You can never go wrong with black, but adding a little color can move the intent from casual to a more structured look.
I figured my first segment of my new fashion series will highlight Target. I get most of my clothes there, I find their clothing affordable, and of good quality. If Target isn’t your jam, these are classic staple shift dresses that you can pick up at Gap, Old Navy, J.Crew and a plethora of other places. The idea is that the shape, and colors create the palette for you to create a base that can be accessorized to be as simple or edgy as you like! (These are affiliate links… if you click, and purchase any of these items I make a few coins!)
Trench coats are the perfect wardrobe staple to help transition your wardrobe from summer to fall. Light enough to keep you warm on a brisk day, and stylish enough to instantly make you look put together.
A few years ago, I got lucky and came across a Ralph Lauren women’s trench coat at the Goodwill for about $6.99. Hands down it is still one of my favorite classic wardrobe pieces. Your local Goodwill and/or consignment shop is a great option for snagging this wardrobe staple, but if you would rather buy one, here are a few great options I found on Amazon for under $50. These are all Amazon affiliate links.
This one comes in a variety of colors to include: black, indigo, and red. Pricing ranges from $45.99 – $49.99 depending on color.
It’s that time of year again. The time where I start thinking about all of the things I accomplished along with the things I didn’t. It’s funny how the things you didn’t accomplish always seem to overshadow the things you did, except I’m quieting that foolishness.
I did a lot this year, and learned more about myself. The slide to 40 is really showing itself, and my “effs” to give are dwindling down to nothing. That’s a great thing in the event you were wondering.
One of the things I’ve known, but am currently embracing with the fervor of a toddler hanging on to their favorite toy, is I’m all over the place. I have no intention on attempting to fix that “flaw” about myself, it just comes with the many layers of me.
Not to mention I have this thing of being into things one minute and dismissive of them the next.
I’m complex, we’re all complex. The beauty comes in embracing that. I would like to make this online space something spectacular. Truth is I know I have the ability. Consistency is something I need to focus on in the new year. The problem is one minute I’m hot, the next I’m cold, maybe that’s why I love a good layer when it comes to fashion.
For now? I’m loving me as I am, in all of my inconsistency.
With that comes the realization that if I want to meet some of my goals I’ll need to change a few things in the new year. I know this and I’ll do it when I’m ready…or not.
Layers work for me, in clothing and life. I need the freedom to put things on and take them off as needed. I’ll continue to build a life I love that allows for my flaws and inconsistency.
Speaking of inconsistency, I’m back into thrifting again. Years ago I did regular thrift hauls on Youtube. I’d love to build this component back into my content to show that looking and feeling good doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. I’ve shared some of my favorite thrifted jewelry finds, mixed prints, and tips on how to accomplish a high/low wardrobe with thrifted pieces.
Honestly, I’m struggling to find the time to devote to the things I love, but I’ll never go out without a fight. There’s a way without sacrificing my sleep and sanity. I’ll let you know how when I figure it out. Until then, I encourage you do to what you can, with what you have, when you feel up to it…at least with the things you have the liberty to do so on.
I promise, it makes life more enjoyable.
Vest: Talbots-thrifted | White Oxford: Brooks Brothers-thrifted | Denim Shirt: Guess-thrifted | Jeans: Gap | Shoes: Gap (similar) | Necklace: TJ Maxx | Bracelet: Thrifted
….and if you want to see what I found on a recent trip to the Goodwill. Here’s my latest thrift haul.