Monday, October 22, 2012

Not summer, but not exactly fall

I know I am constantly complaining about school, but I one hundred percent blame my lack of posts on the overload of essays I have had to write lately. I have zero time for anything not political science or anthropology related and my job as head graphic designer at the school paper has really taken a toll on my free time. This saturday, I finally carved out some "fun time" and headed downtown for a yummy dinner with my girlfriends (post cocktail hour, of course).

It is now that unfortunate, funny in between summer and fall time here in Florida. This means putting an outfit together that has the essence of autumn, but is still warm weather friendly. There is a fine line during this time of year when it comes to fashion. You cannot exactly break out the boots and pants just yet, but sundresses and sandals are beginning to become a bit too passe.  
My go-to look for this seasonal enigma is always a light sweater paired with a darker color scheme. Whether it be a sweater top, such as the one worn here, or a light cardigan, at least you won't be looking spring-break-ready as the months begin to transition into winter. It is also important that no matter how hot it gets, you do not dare to wear pastels. That would be like wearing a Christmas sweater  in the summer, just because you are chilly. It IS fall after all, whether it feels like it or not; so if you must wear a tank top, at least make it a black one. Now, I maybe suffering with what-to-wear conundrums at the moment, but when December rolls in and all you northerners are forced to cover up your gorgeous ensembles with winter coats, I will be prancing around in a light jacket and scarf. I'll take my awkward Florida October weather over that any day!

Top by BCBGeneration
Shorts by BCBG Max Azria
Wedges by Simply Vera Wang
Bag by Rebecca Minkoff
"Bestie" bracelet by BCBGeneration
Watch by MICHAEL Michael Kors

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Field of dreams

Mid-term week has finally come to a head. Despite the constant stress of papers, exams and an overwhelming class schedule, I have finally managed to take some time out for myself. Post Starbucks visit, my roommate and I decided to talk a refreshing walk around town and ended up finding ourselves in this gorgeous little park. 
If you are accustomed to browsing my posts, you will know how dear rompers are to my heart. Living in Florida, no matter what the season (sans maybe December through February) I pretty much live in these simple yet terrific one pieces. Obviously October is no exception.
One could easily have just slipped into a college tee and shorts while bumming around town, but when pieces like this romper make chic so attainable, why would anyone choose to compromise?

Romper by Rachel Rachel Roy
Bag by Marc by Marc Jacobs
Watch by Michael Kors
Bracelet by BCBGeneration
Shoes by Elle