Borderline Obsession: Early Fall Florals

Fall Floral 8

Don’t get me wrong; I want to say “It’s after Labor Day! That means it’s fall! Hoooooray!” Really, I do. I wish it were 64 degrees outside. I, too, am ready for autumn. But the fact of the matter is, it won’t be fall for a few more weeks. [I now shrivel onto the ground like a bad special effects Buffy vamp… “Weeeeeekkksss?!” Weeks.]

I may or may not have sat in a pile of scarves and sweaters, sobbing, when the weather man called for a weekend of 90+ days. Only a slight exaggeration…

If we’re lucky, the temperature will start to drop soon. Sure, it isn’t 100+, but it certainly isn’t 64. Like many other “porcelain” (read: pale, paler and palest) gals, autumn is my season. The jewel tones make me look delicate, not deathly. Until I can wrap myself in knit after knit–with the finishing touch of boots, obviously–I’ll try balancing a few of my summer staples with my fall favorites. Wedges, cut-offs, cardis and thigh-high socks… It’s seasonal, yeah?

I’m having a serious moment with autumn-appropriate florals; I normally find them too brightly printed in the spring, so I stock up on the muted options. Thinking about one of the best parts of warm weather while dressing for chillier days seems like a great compromise. I think I found my post-Labor Day/pre-autumn uniform.

Fall Floral 2

Fall Floral 3

Fall Floral 4

Fall Floral 5

Fall Floral 6

Fall Floral 1

Love ’em? Blouse, JCPenney [HERE] | Sweater, Gap [SIMILAR] | Shorts, H&M [SIMILAR] | Tote, Marc by Marc Jacobs Too Hot To Handle [HERE in current colors] | Over-The-Knee Socks, H&M [HERE] | Wedges, R2 [SIMILAR] | Flower sunglasses, JCPenney [SIMILAR] | Nail color, OPI’s Grand Canyon Sunset [HERE] | Three-dimensial flower nail art, Urban Outfitters [SIMILAR] | Watch, Anne Klein [HERE] | Studded wrap bracelet, Cara NY [SIMILAR] | Rings, necklace, earrings, bracelet and cuff, vintage

I’m waiting for you, autumn. Till then, you know where I’ll be– or rather, what I’ll be wearing.


    • September 15, 2013 / 9:30 pm

      Thank you! I’m sort of loving the socks, too… They’re way affordable, thanks to the ever addictive H&M. 😉

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