I had a dear friend ask me how to update the traditional suit. Tired of blazers, wide-leg trousers and heels... she was looking for a twist on the modern day suit. I did a little research and found that there are small things you can do to tweak the suit to give it a hip feel and still look professional. The first picture shows a blazer worn open with a more casual unbuttoned blouse. A styling tip as simple as rolling up the sleeves and leaving a blouse a bit open gives more of a relaxed feel instead of feeling stuffy. The wide leg trouser pant has been replaced with a slimmer straight leg. This look creates clean lines. Notice the skinny belt and how they tied it under instead of using the belt loops, another great styling trick. Lastly when you are sick of pants, dress it up with a tailored dress. Remember to belt it and don't forget to bring the great accessories. Don't be afraid to pop some colors into your grey suit, add some fun yellow earrings. Spice up your button down blouse with layers of chains to give the office look a bit of an edge. Lastly this season's biggest look for fall is the tie up bootie. This darling shoe is comfortable and can be worn with skinny jeans and a tunic for casual Fridays! Hope this helps for all the ladies workin the 9-5 that need a refresh from the drab suit!
I have always loved the fall, so three years ago I decided to make up a holiday called "Fall Day". I try to always make Fall Day within the first two weeks of October. Each year I get excited about this holiday and think of new ways to expand upon it. This year I tried to make Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte from scratch. A bit tricky but tasted yummy. Fall day always includes a trip to the pumpkin patch and a run through the corn maze. My traditional dinner is creamy butternut squash pasta. I decorate the house with squash, pumpkins and gourds. I am always thinking of new harvest decor and stumbled upon some great ideas from Martha Stewart.
I hope I have not lost you forever, I have been on a honeymoon hiatus. There are loads of pictures to share from the wedding and stories to tell but for now I will leave you with a bit of inspiration for fall. My favorite holiday with a crispness in the air and the colors of leaves starting to change I am enchanted by the seasons changing.