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favorite fall jacket round up {workwear wednesday}

I have to admit, I have a lot of fall jackets in my closet. And I love all of them like family (not really). Jackets are so versatile, easily thrown on to add a pop of elegance to a work outfit as well keeping us worm in our cold, cold offices. I love wearing jackets during fall and winter.  Unfortunately, I’ve got a severe ear infection so I feel extra blah. And the weather’s been really humid and rainy, so I don’t have new photos for today’s workwear wednesday. But I’ve got a round up of previous outfits featuring some of my favorite jackets.

Don’t forget to head on over to Justine’s blog to see what favorite fall jacket she’s showing off this week.

Leather jacket: I mean who doesn’t love a leather jacket? I plan on getting lots more wear out of this jacket in the upcoming months. [Outfit details: leather jacket – Halogen // Nordstrom, top – LOFT, Pants – NYDJ skinnies // thrifted, shoes – J. Crew Cece ballet flats // consignment find]

Army green jacket #1: This is your regular old gap army-style jacket. I love the comfort of this jacket. [outfit details: jacket – Gap (RED) army-style jacket // thrifted, top – Banana Republic // thrifted, pants – NYDJ grey jeggings – ThredUp, shoes – Lands End ballet flats // thrifted]

Army green jacket #2 (with embellihments): See a theme here? I really like this olive/army green. [Outfit details: top – New Directions chevron tunic // thrifted, Jacket – DG by Diane Gilman olive green jacket // thrifted, jeans – NYDJ jeggings // Marshalls, shoes: MIA grey wedge boots // thrifted]

What is your favorite fall jacket?


workwear wednesday: convertible dress for fall

Hi friends, it’s no surprise that I really like convertible dresses and so of course when Henkaa tweeted me about their fall contest, I was in. Plus hubby took the pictures of me outside (please excuse our janky deck, it really needs some work) when the trees in our backyard were in full color-changing splendor.

The nice thing about convertible dresses is that you can also wear them as skirts, which is what I did for this outfit that I wore to work last week. I love the Henkaa fabric, it’s super smooth and luxurious and was fun and comfortable to wear the dress as a skirt!

Don’t forget to check out my #workwearwednesday buddy Justine’s (formerly of the TheTwoCentChick) newly branded blog – The Thrifty Girl’s Guide
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Well that’s all friends, hope you’re all enjoying the lovely fall weather!


Outfit Details:
Top: The Limited, from a few years ago – was about $20
Jacket: Gap jean jacket, consignment store – used credit
Skirt: Henkaa Sakura convertible dress worn as skirt – bought from Henkaa store in Canada a few years back
Shoes: Cowboy boots – gift from mom
Bag: Vintage Coach, thrifted – $18

hello, fall

I can’t believe it’s almost fall here in NC. It has been a strange summer – much cooler than usual (but still just as humid and rainy). I am really excited about fall though – the beautiful fall colors, the cooler weather, apples, pumpkins, and of course – long sleeves, scarves, and boots.

Here’s what I wore the other day: a long-sleeved blouse, my leopard scarf, skinny jeans, and my favorite booties.

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I hope you are all enjoying the late summer/early fall weather. What’s your favorite thing about fall???

Outfit Deets:
Top: Thrifted, $3.59
Scarf: Thrifted, $1.99
Skinny Jeans: thrifted, $3.59
Booties: Franco Sarto, ideel (ideeli)

thrift style thursdays – shorts for fall

Hi dearies,

Today I am linking up with Zhenya of BeingZhenya and Martyna of Spoolish to bring you a Thrift Style Thursday post – the “how to style shorts for fall” edition.

thrift style thursdays - shorts for fallFirst let me start by saying that I am not a shorts person. I don’t like them.  I have chubby, stubby legs and I don’t like showing too much of them. I don’t think they look good on me. I have 1 pair of khaki shorts (for when it’s super hot in the summer) and 1 pair of black bermuda short and I hardly ever wear either.

But when I was invited to join the Thrift Style Thursday linkup by Zhenya and Martyna, I couldn’t say no. Plus, I really wanted to think outside of my fashion comfort zone and try something new.

So, there’s the result…how to style shorts for fall. Here’s the fashion formula I was going for. I think this look can really work for any body style and budget. Curvy gals like me shouldn’t necessarily avoid shorts.

1. black or dark colored shorts +
2. Tights or fishnets (for added warmth) +
3. Loose blouse +
4. Jacket or blazer +
5. Heels or a pair of comfy booties (here I show you both, but I only wore the booties to work)
= Super cute chic look for fall (for the office, school, dinner, etc)

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What do you think of this look? I hope you like it and I’d love to see my readers’ takes on wearing shorts for fall. Please share!


Outfit Details:
Jacket: Old Vivienne Vivienne Tam crop blazer, ideeli clearance for about $15
Shorts: Really Old Mossimo bermuda shorts from Target, couldn’t have cost more than $20 [I did cuff them a little bit so they don’t look so long]
Tights: Extra large fishnets, free sample from work
Shoes: Heels: Old LC Lauren Conrad from Kohls, Booties: Remington from JustFab (new)
Top: The Limited chevron blouse, clearance $11
Bag: Vintage Coach Willis, thrifted $26
Jewelry: Necklace from Egypt, bangles all thrifted for about $2 each
Cat: Ulysses, priceless

still on my wishlist

Ever since Target launched the Liberty of London collection several years ago, I’ve been in love with the brand and their unique, quirky prints. Interestingly enough, I find out that my mom used to own some of their fabric back in the 70s when she lived in London.

This Liberty of London Dr. Martens boot has been on my wishlist since April. I still LOVE it and can’t get it out of my head. I’m obsessed with the Strawberry Thief print. The collection boasts other boots as well as satchels but these are my favorites. At $130, they’re pretty pricey but my other Dr. Martens boots I got when I was 16 and they’re still kicking (I’m almost 28 years old). So, I know they will last.

I don’t really wear boots much anymore (I used to wear cowboy boots all the time), but this fall I’ve been rediscovering the joy of wearing boots and having warm toes, so these babies would have a happy home in my closet.

Dr. Martens/Liberty London 1460 Boot in Strawberry Thief
Dr. Martens/Liberty London 1460 Boot in Strawberry Thief

What do you think of these boots? Are they worth the price? Is the print too weird? Please let me know what you think.