Thursday, November 15, 2012

Earth, Fall and Rain.

I feel like when all else fails, most of us - if not all of us - talk about the weather. In this cleverly-titled post my "Earth" &"Fall" refer to the outfit while "Rain" refers to the actual weather. I know I know, I am SMART!! LOL From the moment I woke up today (and it was rough waking up, let me tell you) up until now that it is 4.00 PM, it has been raining non-stop. I have a small ceiling window in my office so I can definitely hear the drops and splashes. Now, the morning buss' schedules are heavy and super busy as it is, add rain on top of that and you got more people-filled busses and awful traffic, plus lots of muddy-stained shoes, boots, tights, pants, leggings or whatever else you are wearing on your feet and legs.

I am doing Fall-themed outfits this entire week, on top of the 5 posts I got for the Fall Colors Challenge. So, I figured the rest of the posts should showcase Fall Colors, Fall Layers, Cozy Outfits, Scarves, Boots and such. I think Earth & Fall are exactly what I would describe this Sweater Dress (one of my favorites in my not-so-small collection of sweater dresses) and gorgeous gifted Scarf I am wearing today. The dress' colors are definitely earthy - the light Olive Green with a Gray undertone to it. I love the Charcoal Lace Palette going down each sleeve and the cozy, cowl-neck neckline. The dress has plenty of room for my belly. The scarf was to add interest but I also wore it instead of a coat or blazer to serve me as a wrap (it is Pashmina after all) for when outside. I wore this outfit on a weekend double date with another couple. My new set of metallic bracelets match the colors of the outfit perfectly. I kept things simple with slouchy, mid-calf brown boots and soft wool, knit tights, the two of them together look seamless. What do you think of this outfit? Is it Fall-inspired? Is it cozy yet dressy enough for a fancy restaurant lunch date?

Light Olive-Green Sweater Dress, with 3/4-Sleeves & Lace Palettes on the Sleeves: Ann Taylor LOFT.
Burnt Orange, Gold & Brown, Paisly Print, Indian Pashmina Shawl w/ Fringe: Gifted to Me from a Friend.
Braided, Gold, Bronze, Silver & Pewter Bracelets: Parfois (New).
Dark Brown, Soft Knit, Sweater Tights: Golden Point.
Brown, Soft Leather, Slouchy Boots: Diba.
P.S. I am linking this up today (for the first time) with Long Distance Loving for her "My Friday's Fancies". We had to choose an outfit that was inspired by a Fall Treat. And my outfit today is not only Fall-Forward and definitely Earthy, it is also inspired by Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate.

Fashion Fall Colors Challenge 2012: PUMPKIN!!

So, I woke up to a rainy, cold, dreary, gray morning. I also woke up to a cold, runny nose, fatigue and sneezing. I hate being sick. I have a weak immune system and it's easy for me to get what ever viruses, flus and allergies are flowing around. Fortunately, they usually don't last many days and are usually light, no fever. Carrying a baby now, every time I have gotten a virus or a cold during this pregnancy, I have been extra careful and quite worried. I have only drank lots of fluids, taken lots of vitamin C and just the one (soft) over-the-counter drug that is allowed for pregnant women. Anyway...

Yesterday was the third day of the Fashion Challenge and the color was Pumpkin. (Love that name, makes it more season-appropriate.) I don't own a lot of orange/pumpkin, but I still have a few pieces. I paired my pretty sweetheart-neckline, pumpkin tee with a classic and simple black cardigan, skinny black cords & comfy flat boots. You see it's the same silouhette as yesterday's Challenge post in Wine: cardigan, tee, corduroys (skinny pants), headband and even the same earrings. It might be a boring repeat of the previous day, but I figured I was comfy and cute and when something isn't broke don't try to fix it. =)

Black Cardigan w/ Glass Crystal Buttons: Express.
Cap-Sleeve, Sweetheart-Neckline, Sexy, Orange Tee: Banana Republic.
Seamless, Stretchy, Black, Nylon Camisole: The Limited.
Brown-on-Brown, Geometric-Print, Light, Gauzy Cotton Scarf: Random Boutique in Tirana.
Black, Stretchy, Skinny Corduroy Pants: White House Black Market.
Silver Chain Necklace w/ Small, Black, Semi-Precious Stone: Fred's Jewelry.
Dangly, Silver Flower Earrings w/ Tiny Black Stone in the Middle: Borrowed from My Sister in Law.
Wide, Silver, Sparkly Headband w/ Black Plastic on the Side: Bijoux & Accessories.
Black, Leather Boots: Impo.
This was Round 3 of the Challenge for this week: Wednesday, November 14th. As you can tell out of all these colors today the color was PUMPKIN.

(Linking Up with Megan and Keely, the two Hosts of this Challenge.)