The fact that I’m already writing a blog post about what I’m wearing for the Fall of 2018 is mind blowing (imagine mind blown emoji here). I feel like New Years was just yesterday! But we can freak out about time getting away from us later…onto the fashion!
I’ve been watching the fall and winter trends roll in through my Instagram and Pinterest feed and while they’re super flattering on all those gorgeous supermodels, I can’t really see myself wearing any of them. I look ridiculous in biker shorts, lime green will never look good on me, and I really don’t have enough attitude to pull of the famous leopard print frenzy. So here’s what you’ll most likely catch me rocking this fall/winter season!
A plaid, tweed trench coat more specifically. I actually found this gem at my local thrift store at the end of last winter and since I live in Texas I wasn’t left with much time to wear it out! This coat is probably my favorite thing to wear come the colder months because it’s super flattering to my shape and gives me an old school vibe. It also reminds me a lot of the timeless Chanel pieces that I see on the runway. While the pattern is a little busy for my usual taste, it’s actually fairly easy to style with the rest of my fall/winter wardrobe as I mainly keep my layering pieces pretty neutral in color. Find yourself a nice trench and it will be the only coat you’ll need to stay warm and cute all winter long.
So here’s a little secret about me. I have baby wrists. Normally I don’t bother trying to wear bracelets or watches because I usually spend the entire day pushing them up just to stay on. However, when JORD offered to gift me with one of their beautiful wooden watches, I couldn’t say no! I wanted something that I could dress up or down and that would match my vintage, classic vibe, and the Cassia style was just that. Not too big or flashy but most definitely makes a statement. I chose the Cassia style in Walnut and Rose because it matched my neutral tone wardrobe perfectly. JORD not only offers timeless pieces but also a sense of peace that you can shop and accessorize sustainably. While browsing their site, it was nice to see exactly where the materials for my watch came from. It was also nice to discover that all the watches are treated naturally with tung oil which means it’s great for the environment and perfectly safe for you to wear against your skin for hours.
With that being said, I’m super excited to announce that I will be hosting my very first giveaway (ever) with JORD! Just for being here, you have the chance to win $100 to shop your very own watch 🙂 I won’t make you jump through hoops to enter, all you have to do is enter your email here and you’re in! Giveaway runs until November 25th, 2018 and the winner will be chosen randomly and win a $100 of discount code for any of their watches!! All other contestants will receive a 10% code!
Ms. Badu herself warned us about carrying too much baggage and to pack light. I’m pretty sure she knows what she’s talking about so I’m going to take her word this season when it comes to switching over my summer bags to match my fall and winter wardrobe. I used to be one of those big bag girls when it came to my winter bag but honestly who has the time for all that shoulder and back pain. My dear friend Analisa, founder of Marloe Handmade, was so kind to gift me with one of her genuine leather backpacks to style ! I nearly cried when I opened her sweet surprise as I had been eyeing her bags for months and it is also the very first genuine leather good I’ve ever owned. I love that Analisa creates these minimal and chic bags responsibly by recycling scraps from larger bags to make card holders or wallets and keeps her business waste free! All of her materials are purchased from trusted suppliers and she supports slow fashion by only releasing new colors/styles once or twice a year. I love this idea as it should teach us to get full use out of our fashion items and to only invest in quality goods that will last. I’m super excited to have my little backpack as it is the perfect size to carry all the things I NEED (and also the 50 cameras I always have on me). Check out Marloe here!
Thank you and big virtual hugs to you Analisa for being such a great friend and amazing boss lady! Your hard work and kindness encourages me to keep pushin’.
Minimal Midi Dresses
If we’re besties on Instagram or in person, you’ve most likely already seen me in my Pretty Woman Midi Dress..or at least that’s what my mama calls it. I was actually drawn to this little brown polka dot dress because I remember my mother owning one very similar to it when I was a tot..it gave me all the good nostalgic fuzzy feels. I admit I bought this dress on impulse because of that reason- it reminded me of mama. For those of you that may be curious I purchased the dress from Anthropologie and I didn’t do my research on the brand on whether or not it was fair trade or sustainable. Considering how big the URBN brand is, I highly doubt it 🙁 While this midi may not match the ethics of the rest of my closet, I can say that this is a piece that I will have for a very long time. It’s the perfect amount of thickness to wear during the summer months and to layer under my coats in the upcoming colder months. Midi dresses aren’t being switched out this season but actually are some of the main pieces I saw on trend for this fall/winter.
Mystical & Minimal Gold
I have zero issues with admitting that I just may be addicted to Mejuri. I am proudly a part of The Fine Crew and support the way they’re changing the jewelry industry. Their gorgeous yet minimal pieces fit any style and are accessible for us ladies to purchase for ourselves! Who has the time to bug a man for anything anymore? My favorite piece from Mejuri as of lately is their Star Necklace from the Tarot Collection. This cute little piece is dainty yet has just enough detail and is perfecting for layering! You can shop the new collection here!
Man this was a long one wasn’t it? But we all know I update once a month (sometimes less frequent) so I have to get it all out at once! Don’t forget to enter my giveaway with JORD so you can add a new watch to your looks this fall. Let me know what Fall/Winter fashion you’re loving this season to inspire me!