September is in full swing. Can’t even believe October is around the corner. I am so happy to be writing about my first fall look of the year! (Even though the weather is still 80 degrees here in NYC.) I love FALL more than the average pumpkin spice latte drinking girl should. I mean who doesn’t? Layering for fall is where it’s at: Adding scarves, sweaters, cardigans, long sleeved tees…The whole sha-bang. It’s my favorite. Want to know what goes hand in hand with the Autumn season?
Oh yes. My prayers were answered. I have FINALLY found the most perfect form fitting, shape hugging, bootylicious, stretchy flared jeans. Sweet baby Jesus, it took me years to find the perfect pair. I love the wash, the shape and the pockets on these pair and you will never believe that I paid under $30 for them. I had to get them altered because they were originally made for a giant but other than that, they fit like a dream. Free People was a having a sale on sale and that’s when I snagged these beauties. I’ve linked similar flared denim below. Get them now while they’re hot hot hot.
Once you go to Brooklyn, it’s hard to leave. It’s rich in culture, rich in history but most importantly, rich in community. I love the sense of friendship and “I got your back” vibes that I get when I walk the streets of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
Pause. Hold the phone. I starting writing this before our vehicle was broken into and before we paid $350 to get the broken window repaired on it. So far, Brooklyn holds bad memories and I really hope something magical happens to change my mind about it. We’ve only been in NYC one week and if I can be completely transparent with you, it’s been one of the worst weeks of my life. I heard it would take a little (or a lot) of transition and that you would be “initiated” into the city but gosh.. can you give a girl a break? Too many personal things have happened along with some financial hits in just one week and it’s too much for this girl to handle. The only thing that’s keeping me from going absolutely insane is the fact that I’m a mommy to an attention soaking puppy and a wife to a very hardworking, loving husband. They keep me going when I don’t have the will to.
Perfectly perfect in every way. This effortlessly shaped dress is the definition of perfection. This dress, embroidered with a hint of crochet trim, reminds me of a dress that I had when I was a little girl. My great grandma made it for me from scratch and I wore it proud on my 5th birthday. It’s amazing to me what a simple stitch or silhouette does to your senses. I feel calm, beautiful and powerful in a stunning dress like this one. Especially when it reminds me of my childhood and how far I’ve come.
Hold on tight to the things that bring out the inner child in you.
Shapeless dresses have and always been my kind of thing. The more maternity looking, the better. There’s such a stigma if what you’re wearing is “too flow-y” or “like a tent.” Women automatically think that they look pregnant. I don’t know about you but when I see someone in a gorgeous swing dress, I’m not thinking maternity, I’m thinking DAMN GIRL! WERK! The more flow-y the better in my book. I strive for comfort more than anything and a dress like this provides that and so much more.