Fall Mood Board // ’70s Inspiration

Happy Wednesday! With summer almost over, I can’t help but start thinking of fall. More specifically, what I’m going to wear this fall. The trend I’m loving for the upcoming season is a vintage, ’70s vibe. Corduroy, plaid, and bright colors are what it’s all about. And, of course, denim.

The three colors that are going to be huge this season are mustard yellow, lavender, and a bright green. Like I said, bright colors are taking over. Usually I stick with a neutral palette, but I’m excited to spice things up. I’m especially in love with lavender for fall (I already own two lavender colored tops!).

Another trend I’m excited to see more of is leopard print! I’ve had an obsession lately, and it looks like it will carry over to this season. From shoes, skirts, or belts, you really can’t go wrong!

Anyway, I hope this mood board inspires you for fall like it does me! And to shop the items above, just hover over the images!

xo,

Carey

My Top Picks From the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Woohoo it’s a party — the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open for early access to cardholders! For your shopping convenience I’m creating a guide with all of my favorites from the sale, broken down by category. Happy shopping! (Hover over and click on the images to shop directly).

The white booties aren’t linking on the image, so to shop, click here!

xo,

Carey

Faux Fur Jacket

Faux Fur Jacket

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Jacket | Shirt (similar) | Skirt (similar) | Tights | Booties | Bag | Lipstick in “Ruby Woo”

Without a doubt, faux fur has captured every fashion girl’s heart this season. I can’t walk down the street, let alone scroll through my Instagram feed without seeing a faux fur coat or jacket.

The best way to wear this trend is to let your jacket do the talking — pair it with a simple outfit underneath like the one I wore above. I added my favorite button down top to a burgundy corduroy skirt for a subtly chic look. And of course, since December in London is absolutely freezing, I threw on a pair of tights underneath. A lot of people don’t like tights, but I’m a huge fan (could be the ballet dancer in me) and I love the way black tights with black booties elongate your legs. Especially as a short girl, anything that gives me some extra length is good!

Keeping with the glam factor the faux fur jacket brings to this look, I had to top the outfit off with a red lip. I’ve shared this one on the blog a few times, but I’m obsessed with my MAC red lipstick in Ruby Woo. It’s part of their retro matte collection and even though I usually opt for glossier lipsticks, I really love the matte finish on this one.

That’s all I have for this week, see you next Wednesday!

xo,

Carey

Oversized Sweater

Oversized Sweater

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Sweater | Jeans (similar) | Flats | Bag| Earrings | Necklace (similar) | Lipstick in “Creme D’nude”

Oversized sweater + cropped denim = enough said. When fall rolls around, my go to outfit is always an oversized, comfy sweater paired with jeans. It’s chic, looking like you actually tried, when in reality you just threw on two basic pieces and went with it. What I love about this sweater is the fun, furry pockets! I am obsessed with the fur trend right now, and this is just a small way to incorporate it. (Disclaimer on the sweater: based off of the model wearing it, it’s not supposed to be oversized, but if you have a small frame like me then that’s the fit you’ll end up with).

When it comes to jeans, I have been loving a cropped fit. I bought this pair from Express towards the end of summer, and I’m still obsessed. Again with #shortgirlprobs, the cropped denim wasn’t actually cropped on me, so I had to take mine to the tailor.

To keep the look casual, but chic, I threw on my favorite velvet flats that you’ve probably seen me wear a million times, plus my usual gold accessories (i.e. watch, initial necklace, and hoop earrings).

This is the perfect look for a casual weekend, or dinner with friends. It may be simple, but the sweater is just unique enough to stand out. I’m also loving this beaded, turquoise sweater from H&M as well as this beaded one from TopShop. Small embellishments are the key to taking your sweater from average to ahhmazing. 

That’s it for this week’s post. Is there anything you want to see in the next couple weeks? More outfit posts, holiday gift guides, etc.? Let me know in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

Check Pants + Camel Coat

Check Pants + Camel Coat

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Pants | Sweater |Coat| Booties | Bag | Lipstick in “Creme D’nude”

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: this season is all about plaid. Now that the weather is getting cooler, I can’t run around the city in just my plaid blazer any longer. Solution: find a new way to incorporate the pattern. And I did just that with these adorable pants!

I must admit, I generally don’t wear pants that aren’t either jeans or leggings (with some exceptions to palazzo pants in the summer). So wearing a trouser-style pant of my own accord is a new feeling! Although I could definitely wear these pants to work, I like that they could be dressed down with a sweater and booties for the weekend.

What I really love about the plaid trend this season is that it’s a nice change from your typical plaid flannel patterns. This pattern has a preppier, 1970s vibe that’s a little classier than buffalo plaid.

If plaid trousers still aren’t your thing, the pattern can be incorporated in so many ways. Try throwing on a plaid check coat, or a fun mini skirt instead! If I have convinced you on the plaid trouser front, I’m loving this option from H&M and this option from Nordstrom.

Thanks for reading! Let me know what you think in the comments, and happy Wednesday!

xo,

Carey

How to Wear Over the Knee Boots

How to Wear Over the Knee Boots

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Sweater | Skirt | Similar Boots | Bag | Earrings | Lipstick in “Ruby Woo”

Reasons I love fall: leaves changing color, pumpkin spice everything, Halloween, and OVER THE KNEE BOOTS!! I generally prefer warm weather over cold, but as soon as it even starts to get chilly out, I’m excited to break out my OTK boots. Luckily for me, London weather cools off a little earlier than North Carolina or even Maryland.

One of my favorite ways to wear over the knee boots is with a short skirt of dress. I get to wear them a little longer while keeping my legs warm. On the topic of my skirt, is anyone else loving that patent leather is back?! The subtle sheen of the skirt instantly elevates the look (it’s a little more of a high fashion look than if I wore one of my go-to denim skirts).

I paired my skirt and boots with my new cozy sweater from H&M. If you’re looking for comfy sweaters that aren’t too expensive, this is the place to shop. Every time I walk in (because there are 5 million stores in London) I’m instantly hit with sweater lust. Anyway, there is something so chic about a bulky sweater paired with a mini skirt and over the knee boots. It looks put together, but not like you tried too hard.

One last note: I recently went to the MAC store to find a new red lipstick for fall and came out with the one pictured above. I am in LOVE! It’s a deep red, but still bright and not purplish like many fall lipsticks. The ladies at MAC always pick out the best lipsticks for me, so if you ever need help definitely ask them.

Thanks for reading, let me know what you thought in the comments!

xo,

Carey

 

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