suede-y lady

now that we are in the crux of fall layering, playing with different textures and materials (hello suede + silk) is one of my favorite ways to make a basic outfit more interesting. first, a little inspiration…

alexa chung suede skirt

lowland boot

suede-y lady

here are a few of my favorite suede pieces for fall…

#1 suede eyelet top (wear it to work with a turtleneck underneath)

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#2 sigerson morrison strappy flats

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#3 ralph lauren boxy tote (while i doubt id go for such a bright color, itd be so fun to mix it up)

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#4 faux suede leggings

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#5 suede tie shift dress by lover

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#6 rumba cherry band watchScreen Shot 2015-10-26 at 7.34.23 PM

#7 intermix suede shorts (d.i.e. with these paired with the sweater from the last post)

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#8 minnetonka double fringe booties

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#9 bcbg drapey suede vest

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#10 the ever covetable SW lowland boots (pictured above, dying for the olive colored)

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#11 blank denim suede moto jacket

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which piece is your fave?! better question– CAL/LARS/crew– does anyone even read this anymore??

d.g.a.f.

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occasionally i fall in love with something so fashionably fab, before i even bring it home, i know every straight man in my life will hate it. boyfriend jeans, loud prints, fur vests, peplum tops, neon, extra baggy sweaters and maxi dresses are a few that have made this list…

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these little gems, otherwise known as a man repeller, baffle the male species and typically aren’t the most “figure flattering” silhouettes, requiring a thick skin and some serious confidence to pull it off. however, they always double check the fashion forward box, making me a happy happy happy girl. such is the case with this isabel marant esque sweater– so fluffy its almost ugly, cozy warm and completely chic. wear it with a suede skirt, some new fall polish, and a whole lot of sass. ps you can get one today for 40% off!

wear it with…

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  1. banana republic fringe sweater
  2. suede zara skirt
  3. jil sander beanie
  4. rebecca minkoff bar studs
  5. tom boy no more by essie
  6. sam edelman joey boots

hoodrat stuff

hi friends! i’ve missed ya! apparently when i wrote the last post here, i was unknowingly telling a big fat lie (eek!). i promised to get back to blogging more frequently…but truth be told, while fall is always my favorite season, the city this year has been one for the books. with such gorgeous weather, i’ve been running around every nonworking minute having as much fun as i did this summer or more. weekends have been filled with brunches/dinners (here, here and here to name a few), an oyster fest, moon taxi and zac brown concerts, lots of football, not enough runs on the west side highway, strolling around the village in the sunshine, and even a chapelle show (the. funniest. man. EVER). whew. im aware of just how ridiculous this list is—my life right now sounds TOUGH— but somebodys got to do it…

leave it to girlfriends for a kick in the pants when you need one. you can all thank CAL for the serious guilt trip this weekend on the state of the bloggerooski. i had been missing it, but the lure of doing hoodrat stuff with my friends won. Now I’m baaaack so keep your credit cards handy and tune in for exciting things to come!

first matter of business–ever since i saw morgan stewart (can we be friends?!) wearing a pair of black nike high tops paired with a leather jacket, i decided they needed a place in my closet. since moving here ive given away most of my high heels but my sneaker game has substantially expanded. high tops used to remind me of either a) an NBA baller or b) baby bop from barney; leave it to a few street style starts to take them to a whole new level and make me change my tune.

high tops 2high tops 1

chic high tops    high tops 3

a few of my favorite pairs:

#1 basic nike blazers— the shoe that inspired it all

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#2 joie devon sneakers

Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 10.47.35 PM#3 classic vans hi low (at $55, you can’t beat the price–see them on me here)

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#4 the golden goose slide that rock my world– think these are similar to the ones gigi hadid is wearing above

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#5 dreamy isabel marant wedges, with an unsurprising celebrity cult following

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ill be wearing mine with leggings and skinnies, a giant cozy sweater and (possibly) a soon-to-be purchased vince cocoon coat. that’s all i got for today CPs. HOO missed me??!