So I had a few new pictures taken and I wanted to share them with you before I put them up and took down the pictures of me pregnant last year. 🙂
Just a quick little photo shoot with my friend. Believe it or not, I’m very uncomfortable having my picture taken. But she does such a great job, it’s hard not to have fun anyway! Thank you girl!
A Little Bit Gypsy
Photos by Melanie Kirkpatrick
Sorry for the delay! I thought I had already gotten this post out but I guess not. Here’s my last fall fashion- Victorian/steampunk.
I’m not talking wearing corsets and fingergloves, but some touches of the steampunk/Victorian look into your wardrobe. It seems this style comes and goes about every ten years. A few sure-fire additions are: a small pleated skirt and any feminine lace up boot.
I’m also into greys and navys this year. Do your closet a favor and buy more of these neutrals this season. Give the creams and blacks a rest.
And there are my five fall fashion looks. I hope you found at least one look that you’re thinking about incorporating into your closet this fall!
Have you seen any Target commercial this fall? Buffalo check (the big square check pattern) is everywhere. And it isn’t just on clothing…it’s everywhere for the home too!
Speaking of Target, I’m SERIOUSLY loving their Mossimo jeans lately. It’s pretty much all I wear. They are affordable ($28- yes!), stretchy and comfortable and…they have low back pockets. Which for you JLo blessed girls like me means they equal flattering!
I know this year’s burning question is, are skinny jeans out? Well, according to New York they are. But out here in the sticks, it’s going to take some time to trickle down. I see the flares coming back for the younger set. What cut do I buy? Straight. I love them. They are more forgiving than the skinny and I can still wear them with my boots and booties. Roll ’em up and they are great capris. And when I get a stain on them, I don’t feel the need to freak out. Don’t forget to watch for sales where they are buy one, get one 50% off!
How to wear the buffalo check without feeling like a lumberjack? I recommend jewelry. It’ll add some instant femininity. Unless you really are working. Then you should probably just throw on a ball cap. 🙂
What’s the surest way to having a wardrobe that gives you a big old yawn? Having no prints in your closet. Yes, solids are staples and put the focus on you. But let’s spice things up a bit. I challenge you to buy three new pieces this fall that all have prints. I bet they become your favorites!
This outfit features a tribal print. I’m mixing a little bit of Native American/Boho and Indian style here. What does that get me? Gypsy. I’m pretty sure there are no rules for what qualifies in this genre but don’t forget the western influence. Think of it like modern country, ya, just like your house.
I styled this outfit with my new hat, the Panama, a sun catcher necklace and a tasseled bootie. If you don’t have a neutral bootie, I’m not sure what you’re waiting for.
However you style your gypsy gear, it should set you free. 🙂
As promised, this week I’m taking a break from the fixer upper and focusing on fall fashion!
I’ll give you my five top trends for fall, starting today with fringe. It is perhaps my favorite fall trend as I think this fall I have officially gone gypsy. I may never come back.
What I love about the gypsy style is that it combines two of my favorite styles, boho and country. And it tacks on just a hint of glam (read- lots of fun accessories). This style isn’t for the faint of heart, it takes courage!
You can find fringe on just about anything this season, from shirts to bags to boots. I recommend using one standout piece.
I also really love the smaller trends in this outfit- the feathers, the arrowhead and the bucket bag.