November 1, 2010

ttF Fashion Staples Series Outfit #11: November Leaves

November usually means fall. But it certainly has not felt like fall in Los Angeles. It’s been in the 90s! Later this month, I’m going to Memphis, where it most certainly will feel like winter is on it’s way. So I needed staples that would work for layering. And on their own, they needed to be in seasonal colors. So I went for a palette of fall leaves with black thrown in the mix.

Hereโ€™s the breakdown of the 6 Fashion Staples Iโ€™ll be wearing at least 6 Different times for the next 30 days:

1. Twisted Pearl Necklace (Forever 21)
I love the mix of classic pearls with edgier chain and fabric. It’s an extremely versatile piece because the longer length lets you wear it as a necklace, belt, bracelet and even a headband.

2. Black Boyfriend Blazer (Theory Gabe B Blazer)
This is the eleventh month of my ttF Fashion Staples Series project. That means I’ve used 66 fashion staples! I was looking over all of them so I wouldn’t repeat any. And I was shocked to learn I never did the black boyfriend blazer. I used a tan one in March but never classic black.

3. Bronze Waist Belt (vintage)
Rich coppers and bronzes were the new metallic on the fall runway. It’s less flashy than gold and as warm as glistening apple cider. I bought this belt at Shareen Vintage during a Bloggers Cafe.

4. Chain Scarf (Sabina Les Reptile Chain Scarf)
I’ve already shown two ways to wear this scarf. ย But the possibilities are endless. The chain pattern makes it a great substitute for jewelry and the snakeskin pattern is right on point with fall’s animal print trend.

5. Ruffle Shift Dress (Forever 21)
I wore this dress during myย blogger styling contest. I got so many compliments I decided it needed to come home with me. The shift style makes it office appropriate but the ruffles make it dressy enough for a night out. And I’ve been trying to add more green into my wardrobe.

6. Leather Over the Knee Boots (Sam Edelman Sutton Over the Knee Boots)
I’ve already worn these boots twice since getting them at one of Nordstrom’s major sales. The 3 1/2-inch heel makes them totally walkable and you don’t have to worry about messing them up because the gray/taupe color is already distressed. I have smaller calves so it’s hard for me to find tall boots. But the structured leather fits well with a knee sock. And they go with everything.


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