Trend Tuesday: Fall Layering Lessons

After my mea culpa yesterday about trying to be a better blogger, I realized I’ll be gone at the end of the month. So that kind of puts a damper on things…I’ll do my best to try and get internet service in order to finish Trend Tuesday, but I am starting to worry it’ll be a little like my old shenanigans where you get the post weeks later (in a different month with a different trend). So I guess I’m giving you a head’s up? Blame my vacation, not me. I guess you can blame me too.

Regardless, has anyone noticed how cold it has gotten? Yes, yes, I know it’s mid-September but I wasn’t expecting it to go from 90 degrees to low 70s. I at least expected an 80-degree/high 70-degree cushion. I guess that was too much to ask for. Looks like I’ll be breaking out the tights sooner rather than later. Because of the drop in temperature – and I realize that once we’re well into winter we’ll be WISHING for 60-degree days – I’ve been breaking out the sweaters.

As I mentioned in my last post, I love, love, LOVE this dress, but the material is definitely on the lighter side. Already I’ve had to wear it with a blazer, and this time around I’m wearing it with a chunky fall sweater. I suspect that tights and another form of jacket will be making appearances at later dates.

Anyway, let’s get down to business.

 

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Back to school.

Sweater: CAbi. Boots: Steve Madden (need to be replaced). Sunglasses: Alexander McQueen. Bag: Longchamp. Earrings: JoJo Loves You. Necklace: J. Crew.

Yes, yes, it’s back to school season and already I’m spending all weekend in the library. And I’ve only had one week of classes so far. It’s a long way from May 2015. First off, I am well aware that I need new boots. These probably should have been tossed years ago but unfortunately the only brown boots I really love are $428 Fryes. I’ll admit it – I have a champagne taste on a PBR budget. Always have, and always will. While I think of how many side jobs I’d have to take to bu them, let’s talk about the rest of the outfit.

I am completely in love with this sweater from CAbi. I’ve been noticing a trend of zippers on the sides of sweaters and I think it’s a totally cute idea for layering, particularly if you want to show off the shirt/dress/whatever underneath.

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As shown here.

Seriously, nothing screams fall like sweaters and I’m totally in love with this plus the boots. I feel like it’s impossible to escape the cold. Either I’m freezing in my office, in the classroom or outside. Sweaters and boots can help, but I’ve been missing summer heat.

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Boots and sweaters: the essentials.

Thanks to the preppiness of the tweed print, I wanted to go the extra mile with a statement necklace. Even though I was in school this past weekend (and showed up in yoga pants and a tank top the day before), it can be really fun to get dressed up. I’ll probably wear this exact outfit to class in the near future, so I guess consider it a sneak preview.

In the meantime, I give this outfit a 9/10. I loved the comfort and it was perfect for school. While it may be a little on the dressier side, I’m a fan of dressing up for certain occasions. It might not be what everyone wears to spend a day in a library, but I feel like a typical Boston student during fall semester.

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