Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A Harvest of Color

It's time for Ahead of the Curve's collective blog post.  This month we're embracing the beautiful hues of autumn.  Traditionally these aren't colors I've worn, a long time ago someone told me fall colors weren't for me and I think I avoided them without even realizing it.  I decided the time has come to change that! Once again I fell in love and couldn't limit myself to just one outfit.  Please join me as I round up some of my favorite outfits this fall.


Modcloth dress, Jessica London cardigan, Klog shoes.

Jessica London jacket, Liz Claiborne sueded skirt, Isabella's Journey bag, Klog shoes.


Jessica London jacket, Lane Bryant sweater, Diane Gilman ponte knit pants, Klog shoes.
Perfect fall colors.  Bag and scarf via eBay.

Cato jacket, Laura Ashley sweater, ponte pants from Macy's, scarf from etsy, Klog shoes.


Jessica London sweater, Diane Gilman ponte pants, vintage bag, Klog shoes.

Scarf from The Pyramid Collection.

Modcloth dress, Torrid jacket, Betsey Johnson bag, Dansko shoes.


Vintage hat found at a little antique shop.


Modcloth dress, Jessica London cardigan, Klog shoes.

Really, this dress could not be more perfect for this month's theme!

Old Navy sweater, Diane Gilman ponte pants, Payless boots. 
Isabella's Journey bag.
My littlest man, he even took a few of these pictures.  He was more patient than his father!


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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Twinkling in Tweed

Like houndstooth, I have never really worn tweed before this month's Ahead of the Curve collective post. I wanted to really explore my options and push myself out of my comfort zone.  Since I'm very allergic to wool I did face somewhat limited options as tweed is often in wool or a wool blend.

This tweed jacket is actually part of a suit I ordered from eBay. Unlike my houndstooth suit I posted about yesterday I had less success with this one. Despite it being a size bigger than I normally wear the skirt was at least two sizes too small and the jacket is a little too big. I know straight sizes also have to deal with sizing inconsistencies but it seems so pervasive in plus sizes.
 
The green shirt is Jessica London from One Stop Plus, Torrid jeggings, and Payless wide calf boots.

The butterfly necklace is new to my collection, purchased from eBay.

Torrid lace trimmed tank and ponte knit pants, Croc shoes.
 
I'm really starting to love playing with colors and layers.

I know I'm late to the party but I'm really liking infinity scarfs, especially in bright accent colors.

This tweed Lane Bryant skirt was also bought off eBay and also runs small and has no stretch. 

The cropped denim jacket is from One Stop Plus and the shoes are by Klogs.
 
Tweed is really a full texture to play with.

Green sweater from Lane Bryant, Torrid tank, Klogs shoes, and The Sak bag.

I'm finding I really like adding vintage pins from my collection in a cluster, I think it makes them even that much more interesting.
 
When I first went looking for wool free tweed I came across the sweater by CJ Banks.  While it's not a true tweed it's certainly tweed inspired.

Torrid jeggings, Old Navy shirt, and Klogs shoes.

This sweater has a lot of fun colors I can play with in future wearings.
 
So maybe you don't want to commit to trying a new pattern or color in a big wardrobe piece?  Try a new scarf!
 
Lane Bryant faux suede skirt, George ribbed sweater.

Dockers tweed scarf.

Tweed clutch by Isabella's Journey.

Or maybe we just accent an outfit in tweed?

Faux snake skin leather skirt, Denim and Co. ivory twinset, and the belt came with another dress.

I took the tweed rosette from the Isabella's Journey clutch and pinned it inside of a knit flower made for me by a friend.
 
With this outfit I decided to see what would happen if I mixed up several different patterns and textures but all in the same tones.
 
Terry Lewis gold suede jacket, Calvin Klein striped top, Dockers tweed scarf, and Torrid ponte pants.

Croc animal print shoes, Isabella's Journey chenille tweed bag.

How fun is the handle detail on this Isabella's Journey bag?  Sticking with neutral color palette it really gives you a lot of leeway to play with patterns and textures.
 
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