Tuesday, August 23, 2016

An Un-Glorious Fall Transitional Outfit.

 I will be honest with you, I don't quite like this outfit. I debated about whether to post it today. It sounded good on paper, didn't come out that great once I put it on. The colors are perfect to transition into Fall with the darker greens and blues: olive and teal. Plus I have on cut-out booties as well as several on trend 70s elements like a Bucket Skirt and a Bell Sleeve Paisley Top. But, I have actually gotten rid of this silk blouse from Banana Republic (practically vintage now, since it is at least 10 years old). I felt, while it still did fit, I prefer my blouses much more loose now and longer like a tunic. I am debating whether to keep the skirt. I love the color and that style and it is made of very nice corduroy, so I think I will give it another couple of shots.
 ...However, when you keep a style journal of what you wear daily, despite being a lot 'in the public eye, like we are as fashion bloggers, I still think it is OK to show that you are human and post your not-so-great outfits every now and then. After all, we can all learn from fashion mistakes - the people wearing the outfits and the others who get to 'critique' them. So here I am, in my unglorious outfit which despite not being the best or a favorite, it is still perfect to transition into Fall. And lately we have had a cool day or two so that is what I wore.

Gold+Mustard+Pink+Olive Paisley, Bell-Sleeve, Silk Blouse: Banana Republic (Old) (gorgeous OTS option, Steal, love this), (similar, on Sale), (similar, my Favorite, huge Splurge).
Bright Teal Corduroy, Midi Bucket Skirt: Paris Blues (Old) (zippered-front option, Steal, love this), (similar, Great Deal), (similar, huge Splurge).
Silver-tone Dangly Earrings with Floating Lavender Ombre Flowers: Mervyn's California (Old) (similar, om Sale), (sterling silver option, Great Deal).
Black, Oval-Shaped, Plastic Frame Sunglasses w/ Silver Studs off the sides: Lord & Taylor (similar, Steal, love these), (similar ombre version. Great Deal, my Favorite), (similar, Splurge).
Gold-tone Dainty "Knox Bar" Necklace: Gorjana, borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (identical), (similar, Steal), (similar w/ initial, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Splurge).
"Vivienne" Bar Lariat, Gold-Tone Dainty Necklace: Gorjana. borrowed via Rocksbox (New) (identical), (similar, Steal), (very similar, Splurge).
Light Pink Snakeskin Bangle w/ Crystal Pave Clasp: White House Black Market.
2 Turquoise Crystal Bracelets w/ mini Rectange Beads: Express (similar, Steal, love this), (similar, my Favorite), (similar, Splurge).
Multi-Stranded Turquoise Necklace w/ tiny Beads (worn as a Bracelet): Express.
Gold/Amber Mini Beaded, Stretchy Bracelet: Express (part of a bundle).
Orange Faux Leather Bag w/ Asymmetric Locket Pocket on the front: The Limited (similar, Huge Steal), (similar, Great Deal, love this), (similar, Splurge).
Olive, Faux Suede, Open-side Booties: Charlotte Russe (New) (similar, Steal, love these), (similar, on Sale, my Favorite), (peep-toe option, Splurge, love these).

A new Thursday Moda linkup will be live tomorrow at 8.00 PM Central with a co-host whose blog I love.

Also linking with Ana Luiza and Michelle for their "Start Off Stylish" Linkup.
Lastly, linking with the ladies of "The Blended Blog".


  1. This is such a pretty color combo for fall! Your skirt is so cute!

    Doused In Pink

  2. I think this is a great look Ada! I love the color and pattern of your blouse, and I definitely think you should keep it. Great booties too!

    xx, Elise

  3. HI Ada as much as I like these pieces individually I am not sure about putting them together - specially the skirt because you have such a nice figure and I think it does not work for you but against you. Hugs.

  4. I think this is a cute outfit! I like the boots with the skirt.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  5. I like that you showed an outfit you aren't crazy about. I always get nervous to do that!

  6. I love the colors your paired here and think you should keep the skirt! xo, biana BlovedBoston

  7. I really love the look Ada! So glad you decided to share. Love the color and I do agree that this look transitions perfectly into fall. Keep the skirt!


  8. I think it's pretty! I love the color combinations.

    pumps and push-ups

  9. Love the skirt it is really cute! :)

  10. Love the skirt it is really cute! :)

  11. Your skirt is adorable...it's perfectly chic.

  12. I actually don't think it's a bad outfit! But you must feel comfortable in it! And sometimes an outfit looks totally different in our heads than in reality, and I think then we are taken aback by that. Plus, we are often our own worst critics... I guess the blouse is gone, but definitely give the skirt another chance! :-)

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  13. I would never look at this and think it's a bad outfit! But sometimes I feel the same way after I see the outfits in my photos!!

  14. A fabulous casual look Ada. Love those earrings ! Thank you for hosting x

  15. Shouldn't you be transitioning to spring? Just asking?


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