The reality is I purchased this sweater because I needed to meet the minimum requirement for shipping and threw in something from my favorites with the notion that I’d return said item. That never happened. The second I put this sweater on by A New Day I didn’t want to take it off, and was pleasantly surprised by the fit.
One can never go wrong with a trench coat – especially when it’s from Target. I picked this coat up last year for my trip to Canada and it was my go-to outerwear for the entire trip. Since then I have continued to wear it for the fall and into the early winter (before it gets too cold).
If there is any styling lesson that I have learned in the past few years, it is simply to style a look with what you already have in your closet. And the amount of times I have surprised myself with an entirely new look with items I already have is… usually every photo session.
Plaid pants for Fall? Groundbreaking. Zara had these stretchy plaid pants out last year and I picked up 2 pairs – a red pair and this pair. They fit perfectly and I can even dress these pants up for an office look too. I love a good item that can be worn in a multitude of ways – it makes it worth the cost!
I love flared pants – sue me! Express dress pants have always fit me so well and I love that this style accentuates my shape. I styled it to be more casual and edgy since that is my typical go-to look. It is also something that I’d absolutely wear out with friends this fall since outdoor dining is year-round now in NYC.
The fall weather calls for some fall colors, and the best I got here is green. I wanted to style an edgy look for fall that was from items I already had in my closet, and this jacket being one of those items. I picked this green waterfall jacket with leather sleeves from Dynamite about five years ago and it has been a go-to item for me at the beginning of fall. This time around instead of wearing it with jeans I went with my Amazon mini faux leather skirt.
Mental health shaming is a real thing, maybe you’ve been lucky enough to not experience it. Maybe you have and it made you even more closed off then you already were. For years I have been experiencing it from my family, friends, and sometimes even at the workplace. How do you explain to someone the reason you are having a moment is because of your mental illness without feeling some type of shame?
“Why is she acting like that?”
“Can’t she just get over it and have fun?”
“Stop being so sensitive and learn to toughen up”
“You are freaking out over what?”
“What do you mean you are too tired to go?”
“Some people have it worse than you, maybe you should think about that”
“Why don’t you ask your doctor for medication? It seems like you could really use it”
We’re 6 months into this pandemic and it has taken a serious toll on our mental health. Personally, my mental health has been on a roller coaster that wasn’t approved by Six Flags or Coney Island to be built. So what’s to come?
The answer: no one knows.
September weather brings the ending of hot August sun and the beginnings of the cooler fall weather. But we all know that it starts out with those in-between season feelings: cooler mornings and hot afternoons. The fashion rule “don’t wear white after labor day” doesn’t apply in this case. I love wearing my two favorite colors throughout the year and these shorts allow me to wear both.