Hi guys! This year I'm figuring out my fall wardrobe by just getting dressed and seeing what I want to wear most often! A few things are already clear winners for me: jeans (of course), the sweater I knitted, and the tan cardigan you'll see below. Soon I'll try to narrow it down to declare my main pieces for the blog - maybe this weekend.
Souvenir t-shirt from our trip to the Garden of the Gods this summer. Camping with kids for the first time was a fun adventure! Next summer hopefully we'll go a few times, and we'll have a better idea of what gear we want to bring (especially a great air mattress as opposed to the one that went flat and left me sleeping on rocks this summer).
Off-white linen Oceanside pants - pattern from Blank Slate Patterns. These have served me so well since I made them! I wish I'd sewn them at the beginning of summer. I'll keep wearing them until it gets too cold for their breezy lightness.
Camper leather sneakers. I've had these for years! I think they are so weird and fun, and they're super comfortable.
Red cropped Linden sweatshirt - pattern from Grainline Studio. I originally made this long-sleeved, but the sleeve bands were too tight to push the sleeves up so I hated wearing it. I had to alter it to make it right, and now it's pretty much perfect. The fabric is a weird mystery knit from Colorado Fabrics. It was very inexpensive, but had no content or care information attached. It's certainly not a natural fiber, but it's still working for me as a short-sleeved sweatshirt.
Madewell flared jeans. I got these last year and still enjoy the wide legs and higher waist. I love that there is no whiskering! Why is that still being done to jeans?
Sallie jumpsuit - pattern from Closet Case Files. I'm trying this layered with my new favorite sweater. So far, it has not been too annoying to take off the sweater to use the restroom.
Tan cardigan from Old Navy. I love the size, weight, shape, length, and color of this sweater. I think I'm going to get a ton of use out of it this winter, and if it survives heavy use and laundering, I can imagine wearing it for years to come. That's one way to defeat fast fashion - only buy things that you love and then wear them a ton. (The other way is to avoid shopping there at all, but I could not find a similar style at a price I was willing to pay from a more ethical supplier.)
Ankle boots from Clarks. These are a couple years old. This year's version of the Spye is here, and also looks great. Mine are really comfortable and I love the fringe detail and the low heel.
Flared jeans from J. Crew Factory
Minnetonka Moccasins - these shoes just seem like fall to me. They have thunderbirds made of beads on the toes, but my kids think they are robots. That makes me like them even more (both the shoes and the kids!)
Maroon t-shirt from J. Crew Factory. I love how these fit.
Flared jeans from J. Crew Factory.
Old Airwalk lace-up shoes. These are cute ones from Clarks.