Ah, early fall, that wonderful time of year when the morning and evenings are freezing and the days are summer hot blazing leaving us all to wonder "What Do We Wear?". My usual formula is to wear fall colors in summer fabrics and lots of easy layers.
Today's look I wore to church and then out to lunch. This is a summer skirt I bought last year from CJBanks. The first time I wore it in THIS POST it was a hot summer day. Now I styled it for a cooler, early autumn day by wearing it with a black tee shirt and black moto jacket.
Here are the two looks side by side: same skirt, different tee. The white tee combined with the white sun hat and striped bag created a lovely summer outfit. I took the same skirt and combined it with a black tee and a black jacket, and now I have a fall look. This is one reason I love skirts over dresses: their versatility! You can create so many more different looks with skirts than you can with dresses.
Even though I saw so many gals wearing their tall boots at church already, I'm not ready to cover up my toes quite yet. Once I pull those tall boots out, I know it will be months before I see my toes again, so I'm in no hurry. But, I did choose black open-toe wedges to go with my theme of summer clothes/fall colors.
This red skirt has the prettiest eyelet hem.
Because the dress is so "prim and proper", I wanted to make it a little edgy to create a counter-balance. In addition to the moto jacket, I wore edgy a edgy silver necklace and bracelet. I kept the black color theme going by carrying a black tote.
Everything I am wearing in this post. My moto jacket especially is super old. I picked it up on clearance at Forever 21 for only $15.00 in 2013. I can't believe how much use out of it I have gotten and how long I've had it. So much for "fast fashion" haha!
Speaking of "Fast Fashion" I have been reading a lot about "minimalism" lately. Someday soon I'm going to do a blog post expressing my thoughts about it. But for now lets just say, I never started fashion blogging to sell anyone anything. I've rarely accepted sponsor posts even though my inbox is filled with requests daily. I started fashion blogging because I so rarely see normal, older women like me in advertisements. It's as if we are invisible and we don't wear or buy clothes. I don't know about you, but I don't just want to see what young girls are wearing, I want to see what older women are wearing too. I want to inspire you to shop your own closets and if you do buy anything new, be a wise shopper and shop with discretion taking advantage of sales and coupons! So I work hard to not just show newly purchased items in my fashion posts, but to also post older pieces re-worked into new outfits.
Have a Great Day! Amy
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