Fall is halfway through and although we are enjoying an 80 degree spell here in sunny Socal, I still like to get into the spirit of Autumnal fashion. Fall fashion is the most versatile for Southern Californians especially when we are prone to Indian Summers. The dichotamy of boots with shorts and scarves with tanks is all a part of how we transition our closets with the seasons for us West Coast Wives. Even in the winter the mild shift in climate means much of my wardrobe will be just a rerun of my fall favorites.
My first fave goes to (drumroll please)..... Mustard, Goldenrod, Ochre, Yellow, whatever this color is I am LOVING IT.
This color pairs well with so much. I love it with denim, black, grey, navy, white, etc. Style inspiration Olivia Palermo in above photo is rocking the color on her gorgeous coat and tying it all in with the drool worthy Chloe Drew bag (I would cut her for that bag). Since I'm in heavy saving mode for the holidays, instead of racing to Nordstrom's and purchasing every mustard accent piece I could find, I dug through my closet and found my one Mustard/Ochre piece that has made heavy rotation.
- Sweater- Purchased from Zara a few seasons back, similar here
- Boyfriend Jeans- Seven for All Mankind Josefina Fit
- Shoes- Banana Republic Leopard Wedges
- Handbag- Chloe Marcie Crossbody in Green
- Bracelet- Bullets&Bangles
My next Fall must wear is the Over the Knee boot. This look went from street walking Pretty Woman to Urban Chic Socialite:
The over the knee boot has been making a comeback this season and I'm loving the new take on the trend. I have always struggled with the Over the Knee boot. There is a dangerous tipping point where your daytime brunch outfit can go from stylish to "where dis ho goin'?" really quick. We've seen the stiletto, lace up, studded, dominatrix styles in past seasons but this fall the over the knee trend now has swayed to a more down town, city girl, socialite chic. Isabel Marant can do no wrong with her two boots pictured above. And Olivia Palermo makes another cameo styling the Stuart Weitzmann Highland's that fellow blogger Jeanie swooned over here. Olivia styles it with a simple clutch and a fabulous shift (I would punch her in the neck for that dress!). Both Isabel Marant's and Mr. Weitzmann's OTK masterpieces come way to close to the value of the repairs I need on my CRV, so I once again threw my wallet out of reach and dug through my closet. I ended up finding these more "down to earth" comfy Over the Knee boots.
- Boots- Dolce Vita similar here
- Dress- Lulu's Navy striped dress similar here
- Handbag- Louis Vuitton Artsy MM
- Bracelet - Bullets & Bangles
Well that's it for now. I apologize for the quality of my images. I am currently learning how to use a DSLR camera (don't even know what that means), so hopefully you will see the quality of photography evolve but then again I may just resort back to selfies with my Iphone. I'll be back with some more fall favorites before the season is over. CIAO!