Thursday, September 08, 2011

Easing into Fall

As the weather gets cooler, I start to have conflicting emotions: the love of fall and the dread of winter. So, while I love fall clothes and am so excited to wear them, I still can't help wanting to hold onto summer. I could write I a few thousand words about it, but I thought I would just post some representative pictures instead.

I stopped at Old Navy yesterday to pick up some socks and long sleeved shirts for Luke (I love the baby waffle knits!), and snagged this sweater for myself. I have nothing else like it. I love the color combination - it probably wouldn't have occurred to me to put them together. I make a point to try on things that I don't think I that I will like, but that might surprise me, and this time, it really paid off. I think it will look great with jeans or white pants, or even dressed up with black pants for work.

Summer shoes, summer skirt, shades...and a fall colored sweater. Perfect. Since the sweater is fairly tight, I opted for a loss fitting skirt to balance things out. I have found this to be a good general guideline, since wearing tight pieces on the top and bottom may send the wrong message, and loose on both can tend to look dumpy.

Sunglasses: Kate Spade
Earrings: Francesca's
Sweater: Old Navy
Skirt: Old Navy (old)
Shoes: Target


  1. Wow Laura. I've never seen you wear anything like that before! Bravo. I think this look could also work with tights and black booties.

  2. Oh, good idea! I have black shorts I could layer over the tights too. I haven't found black booties yet, though...

  3. Jean just posted with that sweater today!