I love autumn! The leaves and the trees, the clothes I get to wear. Apple and cinnamon chai tea. Even the release from summer's crazy heat.
Do you love it, too? I normally get pretty excited to see what's in the stores and catalogs each fall season. But since this is turning out to be an extended time of all dressed up and nowhere to go, I'm feeling much less excited this time around.
On the other hand, we do occasionally get to leave the house, even if it's just for errands. And autumn accessories are an affordable to still have fun with fall.
Buying fun autumn masks might be one way to lean into the curve as this dreadful pandemic rages on, this fall. And if you have decided to buy fewer new clothes, getting creative with your masks is an alternative way to do some fall shopping.
I found all of these on Etsy, and at the time this post was written, they were all in stock. Here are the links where you can find them.
Aren't they delightful? I wouldn't mind having a few of these myself...
Pumpkin and Plaid
Orange and Fall
Autumn Leaves Print
Autumn Fall Foliage
Autumn/Winter Themed Mask
Marigold and Plaid
Autumn Face Masks with Ties
And this one below is the one I ordered. I think I got the last one!
In addition to autumn jewelry, scarves and other accessories in autumn colors, you can find lots of them in colorful prints with fall motifs. And for those of you who can't wear warmer colors, you can try silver or other versions.
No links this time, but Etsy and Amazon seem like good resources for fairly inexpensive autumn accessories. Which ones did you like best?
See you tomorrow!
It's just about the time we'll start to see the familiar colors of fall. The turning of the leaves, and those same colors in our stores, or catalogs. I love those colors, and am always excited to wear them!
But what if those colors are not your best? Stay tuned for suggestions about what to wear, instead.
Some women dive headfirst into wearing autumn color, no matter what their coloring would indicate is best.
But if you're trying to stay in your own color palette's lane, what is available for you to choose from the fall offerings? Here are some ideas...
(1) Wear the deeper colors in your own color palette - the purples, the emerald greens or deep reds. Many of the stores and catalogs will have those colors available, as well.
(2) Wear your own versions of brown or green or burgundy, or other fall colors. You'll find many different versions of the fall colors, themselves - some lighter, some deeper, some more muted, and maybe even brighter ones.
(3) Wear little bits of the fall colors if any of them happen to be your favorites. Wear a couple of your neutral, deeper colors and add a fall color in a ring, or socks, or a floral scarf tied to your purse, when you head out for an errand.
What are your favorite colors to wear in the fall?
See you tomorrow!
At the beginning of the five-day fall fashion challenge, each participant was asked to raise their hand and solemnly swear - okay, not really, but promise - that they would not buy anything until the challenge was over. No matter how inspired you feel, don't jump the gun!
And even though I am one of the image consultants in the group, I decided to do the challenge, too, for fun. So mentally, I made the same promise. And then, this happened...
Dreaming of Olive
So, olive is the suggested fall trend color for y color type to focus on, and I already have olive in my fall capsule wardrobe. Several times over.
But I don't have an olive duster. So as I went through my current wardrobe, and the color palette I have in mind for fall, I realized that I wouldn't need to buy much. Maybe an olive cardigan, and an ivory top with thicker fabric than the one I have for summer.
And having decided that, I got a little itchy. I knew I could wait.
But I also knew I would be going to Wal-Mart to shop for groceries.
And it wouldn't hurt just to have a peek at what they have t offer, right? On the other hand, let me be honest! Their inventory turns over faster than I ever expect.
I have gone back more than once, only to find that the top/cardi/whatever was gone. So the truth is, I knew that if I found it and it fit, I would probably buy it.
And sure enough, they did have an olive jacket. But it was not a duster; it was a zip-up hoodie. Still, I decided to try it on. And I picked one more item I thought might work.
But Here's What I Bought, Instead
Y'all, I wandered all over the store, trying to find a mirror! The dressing rooms were off limits, but I wasn't going to just buy it and hope for the best.
So I tried to remember where else they had mirrors. The shoe department? Nope, that one was gone.
Finally, I found one - guess where - on the mirror aisle! I'll know where to look first, next time, right?
The verdict - the hoodie jacket was too boxy/bulky, and I just didn't like it. But the other thing I chose was a straight up winner! I felt like it fit me as if it was made for me.
And so, it came home with me!
What was it? And animal print cardigan duster. Love it!
And, as you can see, it will go with all of my other fall color palette colors: olive, burnt orange, dark brown and ivory.
But I did break my promise. Want to know why? Unlike the other participants, I know what's coming.
And I know it will fit right in with what comes at the end of the challenge.
Still not too late to join!
See you tomorrow!
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