FALL READY / Skinny cargo jeans, black leather details, and animal print

fall outfit olive skinnies black leather top
kate spade animal print purse bag
jbrand skinny jeans
christian louboutin CL black patent pumps classic
fall textured outfit jacket cape
Burberry jacket (last worn here; similar contrast-sleeve jackets under $150 here and here) / 
Rachel Rachel Roy tank (worn more playfully with a skirt in this entry) / 
J. Brand 'Brix' cargo skinny jeans (last on blog in this entry; on sale for <$150 here and in grey for $130 here) / 
Kate Spade bag (similar black+animal print options here, here, and this one under $80) / Christian Louboutin 'decolette' pumps


FALL FLORALS / Dark floral print blazer with touches of pink

dark florals fall trends 2013 printed blazer
I hope you had a lovely weekend!  If you are in Northern California, were you surprised by the rainstorm we got Saturday morning?  I couldn't believe how hard it was coming down.  The rain and wind from that morning brought down a few branches of our neighbor's tree and we looked out to see the floor glittered with fuchsia blossoms, pretty yet quite messy.  Riding on the talk of blossoms, I always thought this floral print blazer was more of a fall piece due to the darker color palette of the pattern and was surprised it was a s/s '13 item.  However I did manage to work it into my spring/summer wardrobe by wearing it with white denim and blush and then with bright bold orange and now I am transitioning it into my fall wardrobe.


ANIMAL INSTINCT / Leopard print blouse and leather pencil skirt

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burberry moto jacket contrast sleeves
leather sleeve contrast jacket tweed burberry
chanel black caviar classic flap handbag bag
burberry peplum jacket
sigerson morrison keiko sandals studded shoes
fall trends 2013 what to wear
Burberry jacket (worn first in one of my earlier blog entries. Similar contrast-sleeve jackets under $150 here and here) /
H&M top (old, love this print in peplum here, here, and under $60 here) / French Connection faux leather skirt /
Talbots necklace (other gold bar necklace options here, here, and under $5 here) and Guess bangle /
Sigerson Morrison 'Keiko' heels (on sale for <$150!) / Chanel small/medium classic flap

Did anyone shop the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collection that was released on Sunday?  Thanks to my dear friend Kim who alerted me of the release online, we virtually shopped together and picked up a couple of the handbags as well as a few pieces of clothing.  I stayed up so late/early checking out the collection online that I couldn't even get myself out of bed in the morning to actually see the collection in stores.  We're both on our toes to see if we have another Missoni debacle on our hands (er feet?).  If you shopped the collection either online or in person I am curious and would love to hear your thoughts!

I am a day late, as I tend to be, but I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Take care and have a good day.


RAINBOW SHERBET / Orange bandage dress with fuchsia accessories

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I know I'm not the only one who always, and I mean always, has food on her mind, right?  As a kid whenever my parents took my sister and I to Baskin Robbins it was always a coin toss between jamocha almond fudge or rainbow sherbet.  Rainbow sherbet if I was in the mood for something tart and jamocha almond fudge to give me that little taste of coffee at a young age.  When I was putting together this outfit I immediately thought of the colors in rainbow sherbet (as oppose to the colors of a beautiful desert sunset) and got a strong yearning for that one scoop of childhood delight.  This outfit will have to fill that void until this weekend when I may just pop into Baskin Robbins to get not one but both flavors! 


BLUE CANVAS / Chambray, blue stripes, cobalt pumps, and a pop of red

striped mini skirt chambray outfit how to wear for fall
Did you have a good Labor Day weekend? I woke up to my alarm this morning thinking (and hoping) it was Monday but alas, had to scramble out of bed and get ready for work. I had a nice long weekend with my sister and my cousin eating, exploring, and jumping to the beat. What did you guys do?