Fall Layering: Military Jacket and Bright Pants

My go to layering piece this fall has been my military jacket. It adds structure to simple outfits like this one that I wore to Trax Farms over the weekend for pumpkin shopping. It also helps me transition from those 75-degree sunny days to 60-degree chilly nights. I was happy to have my jacket when we visited with friends at an outdoor bar patio later that night. My other favorite feature about this jacket is that it pairs well with just about anything including bright pants like these that can help you keep things fresh well into fall. What’s your go-to layering piece this fall?

Details: Old Navy Jacket / Gap pants / Zara top / Target scarf and flats / Charleston market earrings / Hunter Wellington boots / Michael Kors watch

Casual Friday Maxi Dress

OK. Let’s be real. This dress is more of an attempt to be comfortable on Casual Friday than it is an attempt to be fashionable. It’s that decision you make as you are staring at your closet on Friday morning wondering if you should wear pants or not. Clearly not pants in the form of a dress or skirt wins, especially in the summer. I did make some effort to be edgy by pairing it with this awesome military-style jacket. I like the mix of dressy and tough. The jacket lends itself to this kind of styling with its puckered shoulders and peplum waist. This isn’t the first time I’ve stretched this jacket’s use. Here I am wearing this jacket with a silk shirt to work.

Do you like mixing structured and feminine pieces?

Details:
H&M Consignment Jacket
Forever 21 Maxi Dress
Old Navy Shoes
Ray Ban Wayfarers
Riley Necklace

Military Jacket Over Work Outfit

Just as summer was winding down I scored this military jacket for $15 at Avalon. With military being such a big trend for fall I snatched it up. For a long time I toyed with the idea of wearing it over a work outfit. After seeing Skyfall this weekend, the latest installment of Danial Craig as James Bond, I pulled the trigger. I think I was inspired by Naomi Harris as Eve Moneypenny. Her MI6 office attire felt sophisticated but modern. For the purposes of my workday, this jacket toughens up the ruffles and satin of this blouse, and accentuates the jewel tone.

DETAILS: J.Crew blouse and H&M jacket via Avalon // H&M skirt // Franco Sarto Boots via Nordstrom // J.Crew necklace.

Over the weekend: Inglorious Basterds

So I finally saw it. I have never had to cover my eyes so much. Quentin Tarantino really dished out some gorey scenes and the dark humor that he is known for. I was inspired by the military wears and 40s styles. Diane Kruger had an especially stunning wardrobe.



Jacket Forever 21 $37.80
Shoes Endless $110.22
Fedora Urban Outfitters $38