Fall Ready :: Statement rose & Casual blush

by wendy

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:: Statement Rose ::

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I’m super excited for fall.  It’s my absolute favorite season of the year.  It’s brisk and nippy, but still leaves room for creative pairings and experimentation.  Over the last three months, I’ve added a handful of fall items (these flat boots and this houndstooth coat) and have kept pairing ideas in mind as I waited for the temperature to drop.  It doesn’t look like LA and I are on the same page.  With this current heatwave, fall dressing seems like a galaxy far, far away.  But I figure it’ll be fun to put a few fall outfits on the page and revisit them when LA gives us permission to wear jackets and coats.

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I think rose is such a timeless color.  Delicate and feminine, this pink hue is quite versatile.  I adore this cocoon coat.  The oversized collar and relaxed silhouette makes it easy to pair with casual pieces and serves as a great canvas to add bold details for a more stylized look.  Inspired by Marissa Webb’s Fall 2014 collection, I added leather details to the coat for a statement rose look.  After I saw her show, I experimented by adding leather sleeves to everything!  And it works!  Old casual gray sweater?  Add leather sleeves and wham!  Oversized blazer from many moons ago?  Leather sleeves and instant gorgeousness!  It’s truly amazing how this particular detail has such a strong transformative quality (and it doubles as arm warmers under tops and coats)!

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:: Casual Rose ::

And now for a weekend look… Paired with distressed boyfriend jeans and fun booties, this coat truly lives up to its comfy cocoon nature.

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I hope you enjoy the photography and outfits.  If you’re experiencing cold weather right now, I hope this entry was helpful.  And if you’re caught in a heatwave, kindly consider bookmarking this entry if you like the styling.

As always, thank you so much for reading!

:: Statement Rose outfit ::

 Calvin Klein coat, Ganni sweater dress (old, similar here), Gianvito Rossi boots (similar here), Rebecca Minkoff clutch, Marissa Webb leather sleeves (similar here)

:: Casual Rose outfit ::

 Calvin Klein coat, Alice + Olivia top (old, similar here), J Brand jeans (old, similar here), Proenza Schouler clutch, Gianvito Rossi booties, Karen Walker sunglasses