Don’t get me wrong, I love Los Angeles but I really miss the seasons, especially fall. It’s by far my favorite. Particularly because it’s the best season to get dressed for; layering sweaters with dresses, fuzzy leg warmers and booties, fun tights, cool hats… anything goes! I’m really into this outfit and I want to share it with you all, but I’d also like to preface: I’m not one to do fashion posts often. Mostly because I’m more of a “buy one or two really nice, well-made things every couple months” type gal, not so much a “buy a dozen rando pieces from H&M for the month” type gal. I’m not hating on H&M, but fast fashion (inexpensive clothes that are made quickly and in massive quantities to catch trends) is a making a pretty upsetting environmental impact. If that interests you (and even if it doesn’t) you can (should) read more about it here, or here. THAT BEING SAID, I LOVE clothes and fashion and it’s no secret I always strive to dress well. And I’m all about finding a good deal (this hat was $6 from Walmart). Moral of the story is, I’m a big advocate for shopping on occasion for quality pieces that you love and can see yourself having forever (or at least for a longtime) rather than frequent, impulsive shopping.
So, I just bought this adorable taupe suede skirt from Nordstrom and I’m digging it. A couple months ago I realized I lacked staples in my closet so I bought this Zara top (in various colors) and it has served me SO well. It looks chic on it’s own but it’s also perfect to wear under spaghetti strap dresses and jumpers! My boots are Steve Madden and I find the loose look for thigh high boots is often super flattering on my legs. I got this backpack for free with a Victoria’s Secret purchase a couple years ago and as mentioned earlier, my hat is from Walmart. I’m shameless, can you tell? But seriously! This entire outfit has me feeling like a Spice Girl and I’m really happy about it. I think fashion is more about throwing together cool pieces to curate a rad outfit rather than buying something that’s “brand new” and “trendy” for the sole purpose of owning the label. Obviously, everything in moderation. But I pride myself on being transparent; I won’t be the golden standard of fashion bloggers but, on occasion, I will show you what I have and what I love.
SHOP THE LOOK:
Shirt is Zara, Cropped Funnel Neck T-Shirt.
Also, this area is called Tujunga Village and it’s really cute and cozy. If any of you live in LA, specifically the valley, go visit (& checkout Aroma Cafe). Thanks for reading and for putting up with my little rant. Links to clothes above 🙂
Happy shopping (on occasion.. ahahah)
PS – If you’re interested in the idea of quality > quantity in regards to the fashion world, listen to Yvon Chouinard’s interview on NPR’s How I Built This Podcast. He’s the founder of Patagonia and he discusses how one piece of clothing should be meant to last you a lifetime + how he strives to live by that idea with Patagonia. It really inspired me! You can listen here.