All’s I could think when I put on this outfit was how Parisian it made me feel. However, those pleasant Parisian thoughts were immediately interrupted with an “As if!”, because knee-high socks, total “Clueless” move. While this isn’t the outfit you’ll see me reaching for on the regular (this outfit is more my daily speed), that doesn’t mean I don’t like to have fun with my style. I’ve been lusting after Paris something fierce so clearly those dreams manifested in the form of this outfit. I’m not sure how the gingham print ended up in there, but there it is. And the knee-high sock trend everyone is rocking as of late? Puhhhh-lease. I’ve got those knee-highs on lockdown. I’ve been rocking them since camp in the 5th grade (I think I even got a few of the boys to pull their soccer socks up to their knees….I’m just such a trendsetter, what can I say?!). In the words of Mr. RC, I look like a “Clueless Parisian schoolgirl.” As if…..
P.S. You can see how else I styled knee-highs, as well as 2 other ways to wear tights, here.
Vintage Jacket // Target Gingham Shirt (borrowed from the hubs, similar here) // H&M Skirt // Kushyfoot Knee-Highs c/o // Giuseppe Zanotti // Chanel Bag
I have a confession to make: I am the biggest bargain shopper you might ever meet (ok, besides my Mom). I am constantly on the hunt for the latest and greatest deal, I refuse to pay full price for basically anything (there’s always a discount code or coupon somewhere), I may or may not have a panic attack anytime I have to spend more than $20 on an item, and I am probably the only girl who freaks out when her husband buys her nice things (and just so we’re clear, by freak out, I mean “Why did you spend so much money?” freak out, not “I’m so excited!” freak out). All that being said, I love nice things, whether it be designer bags, good denim or a well-made shoe. To find these items at lower price points (because you know I’m not paying full price!), I’ve always been a big consignment store shopper. But trust me when I say, not all consignment stores are created equal (some should probably consider a name change to “Junk Store”). Suffice to say, when I find a good secondhand shop, I quickly become a loyal customer. Crossroads Trading Company is one such shop. I may or may not frequent both (yes, both) NYC locations on a regular (read: weekly) basis. I love the deals I can find on designer shoes, high-end denim, and other brand name items, and I also love that I can sell back some of my clothes that I no longer use (hello more money to shop with!). If you’ve been reading RC for any amount of time I’m sure you’ve even seen some of the fabulous items I’ve picked up for amazing prices. Another reason I love Crossroads? They have locations all over the country. Translation: When you and your two blogging besties live nowhere near each other, you can still go shopping “together” at the same store. Grace, Luci and I all had so much fun shopping at our different Crossroads stores, texting each other pictures of what we got, discussing all the good deals we found, and planning how we would style the pieces for this month’s 3×3 style post. Until we can shop together in person (really soon!!), this is the perfect solution. Hop on over to Grace’s blog and Luci’s blog to see what pieces they scored and how they styled them and keep scrolling to see how I styled the Current/Elliott jeans and plaid scarf that I picked up.
Forever 21 Jacket // American Apparel Shirt // Current/Elliott Jeans via Crossroads Trading Co. c/o // SOREL Boots c/o // Louis Vuitton Bag // Plaid Scarf c/o Crossroads Trading Co.
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It’s no secret that I’m a fan of fall. It’s full of pumpkins, apples, colorful leaves and of course fall fashion. Give me some flannel, leather and cute boots any day! The only downside to dressing for fall weather can be making an outfit pop when you’re all bundled up and buried in layers. I was in one such dressing rut not too long ago when I stumbled upon these SOREL boots that literally stopped me dead in my tracks (or should I say, my internet browsing?). With all the pictures, colors and shopping online it takes a lot to really make me look at something, but boy, did these boots make me look! Once I saw those beauties there was no turning back. I literally didn’t stop saying “OMG! Those boots!” for 2 days, until my poor sweet husband was like “Enough! Can you just get the boots already?” Well, you don’t have to ask me twice… Now these beautiful boots (that are perfect glammed up for the city streets or dressed down for casual outdoor weekends) and I will happily be stomping our way through fall.
Since I know dressing for cooler temps can be a bit of a challenge, here are a few of my tips on dressing for fall-
- Textures- One of the fun things about fall dressing is the different textures you can incorporate into an outfit. Everything from buttery leather to soft flannels and chunky knits. In my outfit I included flannel as well as several leather elements- the belt, the vintage jacket, and these beautiful SOREL boots that have not only a nice leather texture but also bold gold details (score for another type of texture!).
- Details- When you’re going to be bundled up in layers, making your outfit pop comes down to the details. Pick pieces that are bold and remember to focus on the things that aren’t going to be buried under a jacket and two sweaters (i.e. sunglasses, scarves & hats). The one place that will always stand out (and therefore should always include some fun details) is your feet. Fall is all about the boots so find ones that are well made, bold, beautiful and functional. Of course, it doesn’t hurt if they have a bit of shine to them too, like my SOREL boots. I love these boots not only because they are comfortable and functional (they are waterproof), but they are just loaded with beautiful details. They have multiple colors, several different textures (metal, rubber and leather), and the gaiter is detachable, meaning you basically have two boots with two different looks in one.
- Layers- Layer on everything from t-shirts to flannels to scarves, sweaters, jackets, belts, and necklaces. You can even layer socks and tights with boots. In my opinion, the more layers, the better. As you can see in my outfit I layer a flannel shirt with a belt and leather jacket.
- Creativity- Last but not least, remember to be creative with your looks. Don’t be afraid to mix within the same color family. For example, I am wearing several different shades of brown in my outfit, everything from caramel to auburn to chestnut, a little burgundy, and some lighter tan shades. Also think outside the box when it comes to picking pieces. I actually borrowed this flannel shirt from my husband, something that I do quite frequently once cooler temps hit. While the larger pieces might seem a bit bulky on their own, they pair nicely with lots of layers for the fall.
Speaking of fall style, I’d love to know some of your favorite pieces to wear during the Autumn season. Bonus, if you share your back to campus fall look with #SORELstyleContest on Instagram or Twitter, you could win a trip to New York for teenVOGUES’s Fashion University, or one of ten $250 shopping sprees and SOREL boots.
This post was sponsored by SOREL through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about SOREL, all opinions are my own.