Fall Dreaming Wishlist

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I realize I am a bit behind the times but I am just now thinking about how I’m going to update my wardrobe for fall. This year I really wish I could go out and completely start over with my wardrobe, but sadly that’s not really in my budget. My solution was to pick out a few inspirational items from my own wardrobe and pick some classic fall pieces that would go with them. I ordered the ruffled trench this summer after finding it on sale. It was still more than I usually spend on a single piece of clothing but I drooled over this piece all last winter. It’s a pretty decent weight for a winter coat, and Boise winters don’t get oh too crazy, so I can’t wait to wear it ALL THE TIME! The golden circle scarf I found HERE on Etsy, but I just finished crocheting my own. Mine is not perfect but I’m so excited to have finally finished it; 2 years in the making! The pants I got on super sale at H&M and was unable to find a similar pair online, but they are grey with rhinestone pattering the front. I don’t know if I would have bought them if they wern’t $7, but It’s been fun adding something unusual for me into my closet. Now, onto my wishlist:

1. Maroon Floppy Hat: This is my number one item on my winter list. I’m in the process of trying to become a hat person and I just love the versatility of a hat like this! My first idea was to pair it with my trench, and I know I could work the fall color into so many different pieces. This particular hat is a little more than I want to spend, but I have yet to find the perfect one within my price range. I want to hit under $30, have any suggestions??

2. Cat Bat Tee: I ran into this tee while browsing online and it is just too cute. I love theme T’s and am currently lacking a halloween one. I may just have to snag this up.

3. Chambray Top: I am still on the hunt for the perfect Chambray top, and I need to get into my local Old Navy and try this one on! Maybe I also need to stop being so picky.

4. Yellow Chambray Top: If you haven’t picked this up already, my favorite color is yellow. The moment I came across this top I just had to include it! It’s currently on sale and I really want to find time to head over and check it out in person. If it moderately looks good on, I’m pretty sure it’ll join my closet.

5. Wine Chunky Sweater: I want about 1,000 sweaters like this one. Chunky sweaters are just my perfect idea of what a fall wardrobe should be. I love the elbow patches on this one, and it looks like it won’t be too long on my petite frame.

6. Black Skinny Office Pants: These Madewell pants will probably never be mine, but they are my inspiration in hunting for the perfect versatile work pant. I’m a big fan of skinny jeans, and I’d love to be able to have that fit in my workwear. I know I need a good pair of black pants for an everyday work look, but I am just not a fan of the main dress pants fit. I know finding a good pair of skinnies like these would instantly boost up my work wardrobe.

7. Ponte Peplum Top: This is another work pick that I think would work great for a versatile piece to go under my blazers. I love that it’s a peplum top, but it doesn’t have a tight waistline seam or an oversize flare to it.

8. Dip Dyed Tank: Another work pick for under blazers. I’m not sure if it would be worth the investment because I’m kinda on the fence about how office appropriate this would be. Maybe as a good layering piece. I do know that it would be perfect for my summer casual pieces, but that’s still a long way off.

What’s on your fall wishlist? 

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Tie Me Up Right

Purple strapless forever 21 dress and chambray tie shirt Purple strapless forever 21 dress and chambray tie shirtI wore this for an evening of extreme drinking games with my friends. We have a great customized table under the car port at our house, and this was a comfy and warmer option for spending the night out there. Even though you can’t tell, Boise is in a desert, so it really cools off once the sun goes down. I loved how this top was still light for the warmer daytime hours, but it’s 3/4 sleeves really helped me stay warm once the sun dropped.

I’ve spent most of the year in what I see as an epic search to find the perfect Chambray top. I can’t keep track of how many I’ve tried on, but I’ve certainly tried  all of my go-to store’s versions. Most of my complaints with the ones I’ve tried on is that they aren’t fitted enough along my waist, and I’ve tried on a good few that were just way to long for my small torso. I am only 5’2. While I love this shirt, I don’t really see it as the perfect Chambray. The tie is darling, but not practical for every outfit. It also has a barely cropped fit which makes tucking the top in a bit of a problem. It’s saving grace is the snap up. I’m not sure what I love so much about snaps, but maybe it’s just the fun of popping them open and closed. Either way, I’ll keep searching for my ideal Chambray and this top will remain a great layering piece till then.

OUTFIT TIP: Chambray is really having it’s heyday right now, so go ahead and pair it with any and everything. The dress here is an old F21 one, and is very light, short, and strapless. Using the chambray to cover my shoulders helped balance out the skin being shown and added some extra warmth for the evening.

Nude colored strappy kitten wedges3/4 sleeve button and tie chambray top over purple strapless dress

[Top: Ross] [Dress: F21 via Plato’s Closet] [Shoes: DSW]