My biannual seasonal clothing switch is a big undertaking. I iron everything as I take it out, set aside items that need alterations, and even put a few things in the yard sale box. Normally, by switch time, I'm so tired of my last-season clothes that the sight of my next-season ones is thrilling. So I was bummed to walk into my lovely closet two weeks ago, after everything was folded and hung, and realize that I wasn't very excited about it. My cardigans and pullovers seemed so boring. Also, I love the dark skinny jeans/tall boots/cute scarf look as much as everyone else, but I'm already asking myself, "Is this all there is?" How am I supposed to feel special and cute for a social event if my only option is the same combo I wear whenever I'm not at work? First-world problems, for sure.
After way too much shopping and pinning, I've identified a few courses of action:
|Elle by Kohl's|
Mustard on everything. :) As a Fall, I'm loving the mustard trend. I basically want this entire outfit, and think I can approximate it pretty cheaply (I already have the boots!). The below dress, from Forever 21, is similar, on clearance for $13, and would make a great foundation piece. Forever 21 sure loves its miniskirts, but due to my aforementioned short legs, I sometimes luck out.
And now, some general inspiration:
These "looks" are from The Limited - I've loved most of their stuff over the past few years. Too bad it's all so expensive. I love the lavender leather jacket! The orange look is kind of 70's, but again, I'm a Fall and the colors of the 70's flatter me. :)
I have no idea where this picture is from, but I love everything about the outfit. The extreme girliness is perfectly tempered by the boots. I really need to attempt a DIY ruffle scarf.