10.20.2011

Falltacular Window Shopping Spree...

Hello lovelies!!

So I took the puppy out this morning and, surprise surprise, IT WAS FALL! I know! Crazy how it happens just like that... Too bad it will be back into the 80s down here after this weekend. But for now, I shall wear my boots and maybe even a sweater for the lovely breezey weather. Now- I should note that my "sweater weather" is mid 60s... Have I offended anyone my saying that? Hey! I take what I can get!

I know by this time of year where a lot of you are, it's starting to get down right cold. When you've lived in Florida your entire life, 50 degrees is peacoat and scarf weather! That's winter though.

Today, we celebrate Fall!

Even though leaves don't change colors down here, there is still a certain something that changes in the air. I'm sure there are scientific reasons and cold fronts and all that, but it goes beyond those things. I'm talking about that feeling you get just being outside around this time of year. As we head into the warm/fuzzies time that is the Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year's trifecta, (I suppose we could lump Halloween in there but what the hell would we call that? A quadfecta? I made that up... don't google it.) the world in general gets a little cozier. We start spending more time in coffee shops and appreciating nature without complaining about it being too hot. There's something about wearing sweaters and the drop in temperature that makes everyone want to hug. Is that ridiculous? I honestly believe there's a drastic rise in hugging at this time of year. I love it.

 Am I alone in noticing these things? Do you think a certain something changes when we hit this point of the year?

Any hoot- for today's window shopping spree, I've put together a comfy cozy fall outfit. 


Nothing too extravagant, just the kind of thing you'd want to be wearing to walk around outside and take in all the loveliness! Possibly with (but not limited to) a pumpkin spice latte in hand. I'll be honest, I could have a pumpkin spice latte in hand doing anything at this time of year.



1. New dark blue jeans- Call me crazy but I always have and always will love Gap jeans. It's so frustrating for me to shop for jeans because of my curvacious Cuban hips, but I find their jeans tend to fit me rather nicely! And I LOVE dark denim in the fall!
2. J. Crew silky emerald top- Most importantly, it looks delicious!! And I love adding pops of jewel tones with my neutrals this time of year. And how adorable are the little buttons at the cuffs? Silly that I'd fall for a little detail like that but I love it.
3. Grandpa looking sweater- From Anthropologie... I am too short to pull off these long sweaters- but I wear them any way. It's like walking around all day with a blanket. I approve! 
4. Blowfish kicking booty boots- Really just to show people "even though I'm feeling cuddly in this Fall weather, I can still throw down if need be!" And I really just love the boot situation going on in fashion world.
5. Yet ANOTHER fossil handbag- Are you sick of my fossil bag obsession yet? I realize I include them slightly too often, but I want one. Santa better be reading my blog... He'll have more a heads up when he gets my Christmas list that includes 3 different sized Fossil bags and a matching wallet. Such overkill. I don't care.
6. One of those La Mer watches that I want in every color- This is just one of MANY of these watches I want. They come in every color and you can even custom design one! Wrap watches have my heart right now.

So... can I wear this right now? Today would be a good day for this outfit! Despite the whole hangin out on my couch still looking for my voice thing... Whoops!

Have you added any new fall type goodness to your wardrobe? New boots/sweaters/ bags? I'm always looking for new stores and websites to look for stuff on- where do you guys like to shop for this sort of thing?

Happy Thursday everybody! Don't worry- Your week is almost over. I, however, am back to work tomorrow! Oh the joys of my backwards weeks!

18 comments:

Ashley said...

cute clothes! perfect for fall:)

Chelsea said...

I love this entire outfit! I'll definitely have to check those watches out because I am also obsessed with wrap watches! The emerald top is a beauty :)

Superficial Sanctuary said...

Ahhh jewel tones for fall, in love! I have on a shirt right now that looks pretty spot on tothat top (mine is a cheaper F21 version!) but is in a rusty rose shade. It's a great go-to top to complete a fall look....small buttons included (NOT silly to love little details, either!)

And yes, it IS getting downright cold where I live, but just another excuse to buy more sweaters!

Lip Gloss and Flip Flops said...

I love the emerald top! Perfect for Fall :)

Kate said...

The weather was much colder up here today as well. And I'm with you on Gap jeans... love them!

TefMarie said...

Ohmystars, what a fabulous outfit! Here in Knoxville, it went from 82 on Tuesday to 50 on Wednesday. Needless to say I love the cold weather, and the leaves are gorgeous!

I'm glad you broke out your sweater. Just 'own' your fall outfits and rock 'em out, even when it's 80.

p.s. Had my first hot cocoa of the season yesterday and it was delicious.

stephanie said...

haha yes. love it. pumpkin spice latte - last year at this time i would have stared at you blankly {ok, or the computer screen} but now that i have discovered soy pumpkin spice lattes, the game has changed.

also your boot comment? #4, i believe? ABSOLUTELY. i want a pair of boots like that so bad. my mom told me to put it on my christmas list and i was like "YOU ARE MISSING THE POINT, I NEED THEM FOR THE FALL!"

Crystal said...

The Blowfish boots are awesome!

Poekitten said...

Love #3, the sweater! I love comfy sweaters like that too:) Like you, I 'm short but I wear them anyway!

I came by from Weekend Wander.

TexaGermaFinlaNadian said...

I'm absolutely loving your blog and your writing. Too funny lady. So glad I hopped over from FTLOB. Hope you have a great start to the weekend, and a great start to hug season ;)

TexaGermaFinlaNadian

BeaderBubbe said...

Following through Weekend Wander...have a great weekend and stop by my blog....

Lisa said...

What a great outfit! I love, love, love the cardigan! I'm your newest follower from the Weekend Wander blog hop!

Bye,
Lisa
Life Full of Laughter

TriGirl said...

Stopping by from Weekend Wander. Hmm, yeah, the slight chill in hot climates. Today was cold, windy and rainy all day. Tomorrow? Windy, rainy and cold. Day before yesterday? Rainy, windy and cold. I've had a chill for 3 days now. BUT, I used to live where there was snow close to 6 months of the year, so this is better :) I think.

mmbear said...

Stopping by from the blog hop (although late) and following you thru GFC and Facebook. I would love a follow back when you get the chance. Thanks so much for your help and have a great week!

Mary@http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com

P! said...

Okay, I need to go shopping NOW!! I am wild over this whole post! I am a crazy fall fanatic and this post just makes me feel all warm inside... and, yes, oddly huggable, too haha! That outfit is drool-worthy, and obviously, I need to get out the check card and do a little shopping myself!

My sister-in-law and her hubby all live in Florida and it's amazing to go visit- being poolside in January?! Sign me up!!

I am your newest follower and cannot wait to read more! Feel free to stop on by my blog and say hello. :)

-Paula @ Life's Little Lessons

Ashley said...

hey girl:) I would email you but i need your address...:) hope all is well and hope you still link up with MMM
xoxoxo
ash

KEAZY said...

Looks like a great outfit. I am a sweater guy so I love the fall. Favorite time of year. Great post. Love your blog

Amanda @ New Adventures said...

Love that outfit! PERFECT for fall- I love cozy sweaters, layers, and boots!