Saturday, November 22, 2014

falling for plaid

Finding fall weather and fall colors around Southern California is rather difficult, however, if you decide to drive through Barstow, California 4 times within 6 days, you'll notice a little patch of yellow trees between there and Victorville. Clearly I had to stop and snap some of these shots (because I know when I lived in Ohio, relating to fashion surrounded palm trees in November just made me angry).

This plaid dress is the perfect fall staple. I'm a dress girl, always will be, so I need something thicker and a little more seasonal for these coming months. The pretty little embroidered details give it just the right feminine touch. 

Pairing socks with combat boots is also a new favorite seasonal styling trick, I think I started doing this after I saw my best friend wearing it so well. I love when I can pull ideas from people that don't necessarily call themselves "fashionistas", it's just true personal style that seems really organic.

What's your fall staple piece?

Dress: Conversation Pieces (get free shipping with the code STYLESARAH)
Socks & Bag: Forever 21
Hat: Brandy Melville
Boots: Yellow Box

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

flowy floral dress

My looks have been corresponding directly with my attitude lately - just go with the flow. Sometimes you lack direction and just need to coast along for a little while, so that's what I'm doing. I found this Forever 21 dress online and HAD to have it for layering during the LA winter months.
I layered the long dress with the long cardigan to elongate everything on my body since I'm so short. 

How do you feel about florals into the fall seasons?

Dress & Sweater: Forever 21
Bag: H&M
Boots: Yellow Box

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

fall feelings

Those fall feelings.... most people love fall, and I do too, but there's something about the chilly air and early evenings that leave a pit in my stomach. I can't shake it... but usually I'm distracted by fall-like plans or I'm busy concentrating on layering of new autumn finds and old summer pieces.

I'm loving my new neighborhood in LA, I recently moved and feel like I'm finding myself more and more these days. There's no charming shops or bakeries, no popular bars or sightseeing spots nearby, but it is reasonably close to every one of those things while still enjoying some peace (aside from the horrific parking situation).

I'm putting a bandaid over these empty fall feelings by wearing over the knee socks and pulling some scarves that I pulled out of old boxes. How are you dealing with your growing pains? Do you enjoy the chill that comes with the continuing seasons?

Dress, shoes, and socks: Forever 21
Earrings: Vintage