fall fashion

Essentials for Fall 2012

In the past Fall has always been a struggle to me. When I first moved to San Francisco, I could not comprehend that summers were overcast. I continued to wear flip flops and shorts even though I was freezing, when Fall rolled around I clung to whatever I could of the summer I never had. Nine years later I have come to love Fall in San Francisco. It feels right to be bundled up. However my years of resisting the cold has left me with no real pieces for fall. Essentials like a coat or shoes. What is wrong with me?

I’m on the hunt for some real quality pieces that I will have for years. I’ve had my eye out for  a new coat and a solid pair of boots, something that could take a real beating. Maybe actual shoes? I’m totally guilty of wearing flip flops while it’s raining in the dead of winter. I also love fall, because you can get away with lighter scarves. I also love to stock up on rings because necklaces are hidden by scarves and earring get stuck in my hair.

Coats: Orla Kiely Boucle Coat/ Camel Military Coat/ Antipodium Vallance Coat  

Scarves: Terrain Khaki Flower Scarf/ Dorothy Perkins Burgundy Owl Scarf/ TopShop Polka Dot Snood

Rings: ModCloth You Ferned it Ring/ TopShop Flying Bird Ring/  House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Pave Ring

Shoes: Frye Melissa Button Boot/ Isabella Flat in Nude/ Dorothy Perkins Tan Lace Up Brouges

Fall Fashion Wish List

You are never too old for back to school shopping. This fall I really want to get back to the basics.  Skinnies with boots and flats and interchangeable tops. Also hunter green is everywhere and I can’t get enough of it. This season I want to focus on getting classics. The perfect boots, the perfect trench etc.

I’m on day 45 of my goal not to shop for 60 days and I’m not as anxious to go shopping as I thought I’d be.  Not shopping has made me take a look at the clothes that I do have and appreciate them more. I appreciate the things that I splurged on that have lasted or is the perfect fit. This makes me want to hold off for better crafted pieces, so my itch to go shopping has turned into a more calculated effort to earn the nicer pieces I will have for years.

Items (clockwise from top left):

Middleton Fitted Dress/ H&M Forest Green Mohair Sweater/ H&M Floral Print Blouse/ Modcloth Fern By Heart Dress/ Madewell Denim Boyshirt/ Khaki Trench Coat/ Archive Leather Boot/ Levi’s Demi Curve Skinny Jean in Black/ Hollister & co. Skinny Jeans/ Vera Wang Lavender Lara Flat/ Zara Leather Court Shoe/ Amy Green Drape Collar Jacket/


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