Yesterday I cleaned out my bedroom closet and drawers of clothes I didn’t wear this summer, and put them in a bag to go to a free swap next week. Today I figured I’d go to the mall *just to look* at the fall colors and fashions to get ideas, then shop from my attic, later purchasing a few pieces to update the fall look for this year. Well, I found these cute items (shirt, jeans, and shoes) today and bought them before they were sold out!
A fall color that does well with my skin tone is burgundy, and burgundy is plentiful in the fall palate this year, as are gray, camel, black, pine green, navy, brown, and taupe. I was surprised to see light pinks and other dusty muted tones for fall as well.
A popular look this fall is big shirts. For my strawberry shaped figure, light flowing fabrics that drape over curves work well, and I like that this one is shaped to give an elongated look.
The shirt and jeans I got at Macy’s. Shirt is scoop neck, 3/4 sleeve, swing top style that is longer in the front and back and goes up at the sides, lengthening the leg while hiding the tummy. Color is merlot (burgundy basically), fabric is 95% Rayon, 5% Spandex, label says JM Collection.
Jeans are straight leg, mid-rise, slim through the hip and thigh Levi’s! I’m impressed with these pants – they are comfortable on my waistline, the right length without hemming for my 5’2 height (30×30), have a bit of stretch, are soft to the touch, and are a classic dark blue jean with taupe trim stitching. Color is dark blue, fabric is 72% cotton, 20% polyester, 7% modal, 1% elastane.
The shoes were a surprise. I’m always on the lookout for comfortable, classic shoes with a low heel that I can wear my orthotics in, and that tie or velcro so I can get a custom fit. These are a go-with-everything taupe color. Many of my current shoes are (were) black, so to get something classic and a fresh color, with a low heel that doesn’t look like a tennis shoe, was a score for me. I’ll be able to wear these with jeans, skirts, slacks, and more all through the year except maybe in the heat of summer and the cold of long walks in the winter. Picked these up at The Shoe Mill, brand Josef Seibel (known as ‘the European comfort shoe’) style Sienna 03, color taupe. See a close up of the shoes here.
I think the taupe shoes go great with this 100% silk knit taupe sweater. It has a slight v-neck and small buttons, but I like wearing it open like a cardigan. Found this several years ago at a free swap, brand Banana Republic.
The accessories include a navy blue infinity scarf I created by cutting a 12 inch band of fabric off the bottom of a navy modal skirt and wrapping it three times around my neck, silver earrings I got from Fred Meyer, and a necklace I picked up at a free swap.
Why is it when you go looking for a particular item it’s hard to find…but when are just window shopping for ideas you score good stuff?