Alright, I’ll admit that this coat won me over when the description said it was schoolgirl inspired. I’m always down for a uniform look. The toggles above the bust create a nice flare when you leave them clasped with the zipper open. I’m impressed that this coat is 45% wool. Good job, F21.
I compiled other duffle coats I had my eye on (all under $200) in a nifty little Mavatar collection:
I struggle with pencil skirts. They’re either too tight around the middle or too long if I try to size up. I prefer the mini pencil skirts, such as this one from BR. I have short legs, so I don’t feel guilty about wearing my skirt above the knee if I am covered on top. If it’s ever an issue, it’s nothing tights can’t fix.
I’ve seen other bloggers clutching to their bright summer wardrobe, but I am embracing the dark colors. Maybe it’s because Halloween is just a little over a month away, or that I have been obsessively listening to Babymetal, but I would toss all the color in my wardrobe and just wear black every day if I could. It’s mysterious.
If I can’t wear pants or leggings, I can wear dark colors. I’ve always liked wearing jewel tones because they compliment my skin color and are the next best thing to black. Fall means maroons and plums, and I am not hesitating to add them into my current summer wardrobe as a transition.
This dress is an old favorite. I was so excited when I bought it because I had recently lost 70 pounds and had always dreamed of fitting into a Hollister dress, as sad as that sounds. My teenage brain was convinced that only skinny pretty girls shopped at stores like Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch, but here I am.
Also, if there is a fan club for Revlon Matte Balms, sign me up. These things are heaven sent for lip-licking girls such as myself. “Sultry” is a muted deep rose and oh so creamy and pigmented. I need one in an eggplant shade. Get on it, Revlon.
It’s dreary today so I thought I would dress appropriately for a mini lookbook for anyone that doesn’t plan on wearing rainbow colors on crack this spring. I can appreciate a bright pink dress with flowers any day, but there’s something alluring about wearing minimal color and simple pieces.
Sticking with the minimalism theme, I used these accessories in all three looks. A statement necklace and a pair of black wedges are suitable for all seasons, and are extremely versatile.
This is a very cool palette, and the fabrics of each piece are lightweight. It gets extremely hot in the summer, so the last thing you want is an arm full of bracelets and anything other than one layer of clothing resting against your body.
How do you dress for your climate? Do you like a minimal wardrobe or do you enjoy dressing up your looks?
Have a fantastic Monday (ha) and thank you for reading.