fashion friday : how to layer for fall

in most places autumn can be a tricky time of year to dress for. a lot of times it will be cold in the morning, warm in the afternoon and chilly in the evenings. the best thing to do is layer your outfits in a way that lets you adjust for the changing temperatures. plus, layers just look cool. duh!



if you have a dress from the warmer months that you're just not ready to part with just yet, don't even worry. you can always layer a blazer over it and pair it with some booties for fall! i love the subtle colors of this outfit.

crop top it

throw on a crop top over your favorite summer dress to make it fall appropriate. or put a crop over a collared blouse for a really interesting look. 


i have a recent developed love for vests. i wear them all the time these days. they are just so versatile and make your outfit look so much more polished and put together! wear a flowy vest over your favorite tee or blouse and if it gets too hot you can always shed a layer.

collared shirts

i think we've probably all worn this sweater-over-collared-shirt combo before, but if not maybe this is just the inspiration you were looking for. one idea maybe you haven't tried is layering this look over a fitted skirt. the look on the left is so cute.

lightweight scarves

a scarf looks good layered over so many different outfits! this dress would be super boring without the pop of color and texture this scarf adds. wear them over dresses or combined with your favorite cardigan and jeans. the options are endless!

all images via pinterest, kendi everyday and little blonde book.




fall's must-have accessory


yep, leopard went from being trendy to a staple in everyone's closet in a matter of a few years. and i'm ok with that! i say every girl needs to invest in a leopard clutch for the upcoming fall and winter seasons. you'll get a ton of use out of it and it'll go with damn near everything. 

leopard + chambray + pencil skirt

great for a night out or even a work day. 

plaid button up + statement necklace + leopard clutch

image via prosecco & plaid

my goodness i just love mixed patterns. especially leopard print and plaid, there's just something so perfect about it. plus, plaid is quintessential autumn attire.

jumper + leopard clutch

yes, please. i know it's past labor day and there's an age old rule about not wearing white pants. there's also an age old saying that rules were made to be broken! ammiright?!

flowy blouse + wide leg trousers + leopard clutch

see above comment.

blazer + tee + leather mini + leopard clutch

in my last post i believe i said something about every girl needs a leather mini in her closet. case in point, ladies. 

blazer + tee + ripped jeans + leopard clutch

comfy casual all the way. actually maybe the blazer makes it dressy casual? is that a thing?

fur + leopard clutch

ok, so i guess this is more late fall because typically it's not cold enough for fur, but i couldn't leave this beauty out of the mix. 

comfy sweater + leopard clutch + red lip

image via color me courtney

just perfect. and her blog is insanely adorable.

jean jacket + stripes + leopard clutch

stripes and leopard print go together like sprinkles and frosting.

flowy blouse + strappy heels + leopard clutch

this is a great combination of colors. i love all the neutrals and the way the ripped jeans give the outfit an edge.

all images are found via pinterest unless otherwise noted.

well everyone, i hope you guys like fall as much as me because for the next two months i'll be posting non-stop autumn related things i'm pretty sure. i hope you all had a fantastic weekend! 






fashion friday : 10 flawless black & white outfit combos


the older i get the more i appreciate the classics and black paired with white is about as classic as it gets.  fall is on the way and that means it's time to pull out some layering pieces, neutral colors and fun coats. (not really for southern california where it's just like one long neverending summer, but hey i can pretend.) fall is my favorite season and i'm sure sad to miss out on that crisp air and those vibrant leaves this year. major sad face over here.

ok, these are just perfect. for work i could totally see someone wearing the esemble on the left and the outfit on the right is so versatile you could wear it for basically anything. ok, maybe a liiiiittle dressy for hitting up the grocery store, but you know.

uhmm...why can't i mix three different patterns in one outfit and not look like a crazy person? i mean, she really nailed it with the outfit on the left. it's so interesting with the layering and pattern combos. it'd be great for work, a date or even a night out at an art show or something. the outfit on the right is easy breezy and works well for a casual workplace or grabbing a drink with friends. i think every girl needs a black leather mini in her closet.

black jumpsuit + cream blazer, yes. and that clutch! either of these outfits would be so great for day to evening outfits. you don't even have to change after work for your date unless you just really want to. 

ripped jeans, i love you. forever. especially when you're so flawlessy styled. i don't know about you, but give me either outfit and i'm as happy as a clam. (where did that saying come from are we supposed to know if clams are happy?)

ok, if these don't make you want to run out and buy a cream wool coat for winter i don't know what would. these outfits really show it's all about mixing and matching what you have because the coats themselves are very similar, but one outfit is super girly-chic while the other is a little more tom-boy-meets-NYC-business-woman.


and that's it for today everyone. thanks for reading!