All in Fashion

What I'm wearing this week. | Denim skirts and dainty scarves.

When small square neck scarves started popping up in the accessories section on some of my favorite brand's websites I was super excited. I have always LOVED wearing a neck scarf. It nods back to a different era, one that I am a big fan of, and adds a little personality to an outfit. I am also a huge fan of a higher neckline, and adding a scarf to a blouse or dress where the neckline is lower gives me that same flattering effect.

What I'm wearing this week. | Embroidered loafers and boyfriend jeans.

I love when a practical shoe comes in fashion. Gucci's current collection of Princetown loafers has fashion girls everywhere slipping into something more comfortable and has those of us who aren't down to spend more than $500 on a pair of shoes (or on just about anything, really) searching for our favorite dupes. Of all the slip-on loafers hitting the pavement right now, I have particular love for the ones with a bit of embroidery.

What I'm wearing this week. | Neutral colors and basic layers.

There is something so amazing about the perfect winter coat. Honestly, I feel instantly more "high class" once I slip into a good one. Once the weather started turning cold, I picked up this camel-colored overcoat at an Old Navy. Yes. I did just say Old Navy. Believe it or not, this isn't the first coat I have purchased from the Ole' N. It is an awesome wool blend, and just the right amount of warm. I find "looks for less" there all the time. 

What I'm wearing this week. | Velvet dresses and cozy tights.

I am all in on this velvet trend. When choosing holiday looks, and even my New Year's Even outfit, I decided to go with fun velvet dresses over sequins or sparkle. I love how the fabric hangs, and how luxurious it can look when styled properly. I have been hunting for really good velvet pieces since the weather turned cold, and I have added some serious texture to my closet over the past few months...

Bell sleeves & leather | My favorite things for fall.

Lately, I have been focusing on finding blouses I really love. I used to loath wearing pants (of any kind, really), and because of this I rarely bought tops. Over the last year, I have found myself becoming a girl who loves a good pair of jeans, and now I reach for my favorite pair far more often than I do my old favorite dresses.

Indian summer | flirty dresses & tall boots.

This weather does, however, give me the opportunity to wear some outfit combinations I never thought possible in Chattanooga's climate. A leather riding boot with a little sundress would normally be out of the question. It usually falls from very hot to very cold very quickly. Now, the red mercury sits stagnant in the 80s and I frequently have no idea what to wear.

Patches in Motion. | How I style a patched up denim jacket.

The day on Broad Street was not hot, but almost to warm for this jacket. However, I refused to let it go. Adding your own sense of personal style to your clothing and accessories with patches speaks directly to my 10-year-old soul and screams, “MORE PATCHES. PATCHES EVERYWHERE.” It reminded me of all the handbags from Wal-Mart I hand painted, and those J-Lo brand jeans that I used fabric paint to create weeping willows up the legs of. Baby, I was born this way.