Oct 7, 2011
Fall Must Haves!
There's been some changes going on in my life, the biggest one being starting t+j Designs and basically spending every single minute of the day working on it, thinking about it and discussing it with my family. Also, finances have changed a bit since you probably know that starting a business is basically an investment that you hope pays off in the end. I've had to cut back on my spending but I'm okay with that because following my dreams of starting my own business is way more important to me than just having a bunch of stuff. With that said, I'm still a shopper at heart however I'm much more aware of what I buy now in the sense of "only buy what you truly want" (and also, what fits in my budget) rather than before where I'd just buy it because I thought it was cute and the price was good. I'm cost conscious but also still would buy quality over quantity so keeping all of this in mind, I took a look in my closet, noted the things that I do have and things that I don't have and decided to put together a visual "Fall Must Have" list so that when I went shopping, I would be able to keep on track with the things that I would like added to my wardrobe rather than just buying stuff and end up having 4 more striped cardigan (trust me, I don't need anymore of those!) in my closet.
Seattle weather has pretty much skipped fall and is basically in winter mode so anything to help keep me warm is a must. This anorak with the fur lined hood seems like a great coat to help keep the wind and rain out, something that is definitely needed. You probably know that I love blazers and am really loving brightly colored ones. I have a pink one that I wear a lot and I've been looking for another bright color to add to my wardrobe. Love the shape of this red one and it seems like a perfect blazer to wear to all the meetings that I've been going to. I have a fur vest that I adore but it's a bit long so I'm loving the length of this one. Fur vests really do keep you quite warm and I've found that it's nice to slip on when you are wearing something with bulky sleeves that don't fit into any of your jackets.
OK, admittedly I have a lot of blouses already but they are such a staple in my wardrobe that I am making room for a few more. I'm really love the ones that you can tie at the neck but also look great just on it's own too. I love these kind of blouses for work and I think having the pattern or texture brings just a bit more personality into your outfit.blue and red skinny jeans are still getting a lot of play but I wanted some that were work appropriate as well so I love both of these from ASOS. The J Brands are a great color of pink which I've been wanting to replace my pink Zara jeans for ill fit. I tried theses ASOS ones as well but did not like the fit either.
One of my favorite outfits in the fall is a pretty dress with tights and great shoes. I especially love long sleeved dresses. I'm not sure about the fit of the Old Navy dress but adore the color and the style. I may have to go in store to hunt it down but it's such a great price so I may just risk it with ordering it online. The ASOS dress is so calling my name! I love the lace print and the color. It's like my perfect fall dress! The YSL pumps need no explanation. I may just save my entire budget for those bad boys! As much as I love them, I don't own any black booties because I can't find booties that don't cut my legs off at a bad spot. Having short legs and muscular calves, I have to be careful that I don't wear booties that cut me off at the ankle so theses House of Harlow ones are perfect as they look like they cut off right before the ankle. I will definitely be trying them out!
P.S. I'm sharing my tips on how to wear striped tops and my top picks so check it out here!