The Go-To

leopard bootsScarfhigh collarLightNeutrals9to5chicRippedAll blackWhen temperatures drop in Boston, I find myself sticking to the basic jeans + sweater formula. A simple formula doesn’t have to be boring, though!

Style tips: layer up with a crisp button-down, add a playful shoe, tie a scarf on it, go minimal in one color palette or add texture…

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Home Inspiration: Bookish

Bookcase_BrickBookcase_Full LibraryBookcase_Cozy Living RoomBookcase_Built InBookcase_reading nookBookcase_StaircaseEver since I was a little girl, approximately around the age I saw Beauty & The Beast for the first time, I’ve dreamt of having a library in my home. We have an empty wall in our living room that is begging for books, so today I’m sharing a little inspiration for what [may be] my next project!

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Suit Up Ladies

I think one of the sexiest things a woman can wear is a suit – when I see a perfectly cut suit with an androgynous vibe and covered-up sex appeal… I die. I am particularly swooning over short-suits for Spring (a trend that is still in motion from last year), which can easily be dressed up or down (note street style with Converse below). Plus, I love the various colors, prints, and textures that make an updated, modern suit for women… Scroll through this post for a little suit-inspiration for Spring:

Natuka Karkash

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DVF, Spring 2013

DVF, Spring 2013

Krystal Bick, This Time Tomorrow blog

Krystal Bick, via This Time Tomorrow

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana, via Pinterest

Michael Kors, Spring 2013

Michael Kors, Spring 2013

karlie kloss

Karlie Kloss, via The Trend Diaries

Chiara, The Blonde Salad

Chiara Ferragni, via The Trend Diaries

Street Style, Short Suit

 

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Marc by Marc Jacobs, Spring 2013

Marc by Marc Jacobs, Spring 2013

Julianne Hough, Coral Suit

Julianne Hough, via Pinterest (follow me)

Currently Craving: Fisherman’s Sweaters and Skirts

I wore a fisherman sweater/skirt combo last week, and unfortunately, didn’t snap a pic. However, I’ve been thinking about my ensemble ever since (yes, I do pat myself on the back for an outfit well done)… And luckily, I just got 27 pounds of laundry done, so I can totally recreate it ASAP. Until then, here is some inspiration from some other lovely sources.

via Shopbop
found on Pinterest
found on Pinterest

And… A fisherman sweater and skirt ensemble in none other than OXBLOOD, courtesy of Blair of Atlantic-Pacific:

One thing to note – if you take on this look, be sure to wear contrasting textures, like in the examples above. A leather, silk, or even lace skirt works best to balance out the chunky knit. Another tip – if you are afraid of losing your shape, add a belt, tuck the sweater into the front, or look for a high-low sweater hem (see example numero uno).

I took it to Polyvore for some more great ways to wear this look:

Michael Kors Fisherman Sweater, Girl by Band of Outsiders Skirt, Linea Pelle Crossbody bag, Seychelles Booties, Raoul Skirt, Maison Martin Margiela bangles, Jil Sander Brogues, Moschino Cheap & Chic Skirt, Alexander Wang Booties, Alexander McQueen Scarf.

What do you think – Have I convinced you this will be a go-to combo for Fall?