"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
Audrey Hepburn

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Stepping out of the box

I am fairly predictable when it comes to fashion. My style is pretty girly and very rarely do I incorporate any other elements of style into my look. Yet, I often find myself lusting after more bold looks in magazines. So this fall, I am determined to step outside my self-imposed style box and become more creative with my wardrobe choices. I have seen many bloggers whose looks still maintain a girly vibe, but with a bit of edginess mixed in and I really like it! Thus, this portion of my wish list contains items that I wouldn't typically pick out for myself, but have always eyed longingly when others pull off the look.

3. The military-inspired look is very hot for fall, yet I tend to just flip on by those pages in the magazines assuming I could never pull off the edgy items. But after seeing one of my friends whose style is similar to mine fabulously wear a military jacket, I have vowed to try to add a military-esque item to my closet this fall and rock it!
This Ann Taylor Loft jacket is my favorite so far and the girly/egdy vibe of this look really inspires me. 

4. Despite my obsession with boots (as noted yesterday), one style I have stayed away from in the past is the lace up bootie/heel. I don't have a good explanation for why, but it has just never been a style I was attracted to. But last weekend I found a pair at the Bloomie's Outlet that I LOVED and have been considering purchasing ever since. Again, I like the idea of diversifying my wardrobe and this is definitely a look that I do not have in my closet currently.
I love the rustic/woodsman feel of this BCBGmaxazria heel. 
5. Ever since I came home from Paris I have been tossing around the idea of purchasing a motorcycle jacket. It seemed like every European woman owned one and women with all different fashion styles were rocking the look. I have held off as I wasn't sure what I would wear one with, but with jackets as chic as this, I am not sure how much longer I will be able to resist.
Love everything about this Caslon faux leather jacket!
6. I never, ever thought I would find myself wanting a pair of clogs! I remember when they were all the rage in 7th grade, and I thought they were hideous. But I am slowly starting to come on board with the 70s inspired heeled clogs that have found their way back in style this season.
I think with the right sweater dress these Vince Camuto cover clogs could be beautiful!
Riding on the success of last year's fashion resolution (to wear dresses/skirts more, and jeans less) I am determined to follow through with my goal of expanding my fashion horizons. Now I want to hear what new trends you ladies will be trying to work into your fall wardrobe. Is there a style you have always wanted to try? Let me hear from you!


(All images from polyvore.com)


  1. We're definitely going in the same direction! I bought a boy's sweater today at J. Crew to go for a bit of an oversized look. (Purple, but still in the right direction, am I right?)

    xoxo Hannah

  2. Definitely in the right direction! And the sweater looks fabulous, by the way!


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