Pastel for Fall

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Fall and winter clothing doesn’t always have to be heavy or bold colored. Sometimes, it’s nice to have a soft shade that’s just as season appropriate but manages to feel fresh–that’s why I love this skirt. Soft yellow, navy, black dots on a lilac background makes it a piece that will carry into spring, but for now paired with a soft turtleneck it’s completely fall!

Hope that your Friday and your weekend are amazing! XO RA

Details:

Sweater: old, similar here
Skirt: Jcrew
Shoes: Oscar de la Renta, old, similar here

Texture of the Season: Velvet

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Winter is coming.
Sorry, I don’t even watch the show, but that was too easy. And it’s true–winter is coming, and along with it party season. Which often means we all scramble for items to get us not only through the day, but into the night, to parties and events, and the whole time we want to look (and feel) festive. Often when you think of velvet (or when I do) the image of little girls’ dresses and ribbons can pop up–and while those are great, those aren’t always the look you’re going for. The good news, internet friends? This isn’t your little girl’s velvet. While this time of year usually has offerings of the texture this year I feel like there are so many options–blazers, pants, shoes, dresses–and it’s great. It’s an easy way to feel and look dressed up and festive, while remaining a tad traditional and if nothing else–you’re a joy to touch!
Shop some of my picks below!

Happy Thursday! XO RA

Pictured above: Vintage dress and cape, Valentino dress old.
My picks:
Dresses:
Love this one and this one
Blazers:
This one is on discount and love this cropped one
Pants:
Love these flares and these wide legs
Shoes:
Love these oxfords and am in love with these heels

High Drama

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I keep saying that layering is the secret of life–and internet friends, it’s true. While this silk skirt is just as great with a t-shirt, sweater, or button down–and this strapless tunic looks amazing over everything from a pencil skirt to jeans–layered together they created a perfect high impact outfit for a friend’s pre-holiday party. And the shoes–while old (and basic black pumps or sandals would also look great!) I love the drama that the petal in the back adds!

Happy Wednesday! XO RA

Details:

Skirt:Lee Matthews
Top:C/Meo Collective
Shoes: old, similar here

Fall Grey

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While I think grey is a year-round color, I am loving these fall offerings of the shade! Wool that’s easy, cropped and soft pairs well with a heather sweatshirt that’s dressy enough for the pant. And the heels on those shoes! They’re enough to get you through Monday, or whatever comes your way!

Happy Monday! XO RA

Details:

Pant:Jcrew
Top:Jcrew
Shoes:Zara

Power Pink

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Amazing trousers are always a great investment–dressed down, up, classic or fun, they can truly be a workhorse in your wardrobe. And these pink wool ones are making my Friday. Classically cut but in a pop of color it’s the perfect pant for fall.

Hope you’re having an amazing Friday! XO RA

Details:

Pants:Jcrew
Shirt: Equipment
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, old, similar here

Transitions: Summer Clothes

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There comes a time when we have to let go of things–old letters, old trends, and the dreaded time when we have to put our summer clothes away. Not that I complain about buying new sweaters (or sweater weather). But there are times when you want to hang on–or like me live in an area where the seasons aren’t so delineated– what’s a fashion lover to do?

I’ve said it a thousands times, and am beginning to think it is the secret to life–layer. This summer off the shoulder tops were everywhere, I lived in this one, and quite frankly didn’t want to stop now that the temps are dipping. My solution? A turtleneck under! It kept me warm and yet kept the integrity of the look!

 

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I’ve used this with countless things–sundresses, lace skirts, tank tops. And I’m loving it! What’s your secret for weathering summery clothes in winter? I’d love to know!

 

Happy Thursday! XO RA

LadyLike

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There’s something about a full skirt that just makes you feel like a lady–or more specifically a certain kind of lady. What I love about this ladylike number is that it is so classic, but the cutout gives it an edge. Because who doesn’t want to be a lady with an edge?

Happy Wednesday! XO RA

Details:

Dress: Asos also in black
Shoes: Anthropologie, old, similar here

 

New Fave

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There’s nothing like a new favorite outfit to get you through Monday. While it’s no secret that I love a good jumpsuit (who doesn’t!), this one goes above and beyond. It’s just loose enough to be forgiving, the self-tie belt gives a couple different tying options and the pattern makes sure it is anything but boring. I’ve dressed it up, worn it with flats, and it’s official –we’re in love.

Hope you have something fab to get you through Monday too! XO RA

 

Details:

Jumpsuit: MIH Jeans
Shoes: Jessica Buurman

Fall Basics

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There’s something so comforting about fall basics: a great trench, rain boots, paper thin turtle necks. This week the air has turned just a bit crisp and it’s finally beginning to feel like fall! There seemed no better time to pull out the basics–made just a little bit special with the addition of overalls–and go exploring. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!! XO RA

Details:

Trench:Zara
Overalls: Zara
Boots: Target
Turtleneck: Target

Hint of Drama

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One of my favorite outfit tips is to take something basic–like all black–and make it pop. And tops like this Solace London one make it easy. Even though it’s a crop–high waisted pants keep it classy, and these Sophia Webster shoes just make everything better! These pieces also go great separately, and add the same amount of drama. You may never look at black the same way again!

Happy Wednesday! XO RA

Details:

Top:Solace London (hint: they can run a little small, you might want to size up)
Pants: Zara, old, similar here
Shoes: Sophia Webster