Friday Tune

Well guys, it’s officially ACL weekend!  This year, for the first time in 3 years, we won’t be attending this fabulous festival that’s right in our backyard. We made this very hard decision early on as we’ve seen most of the bands fairly recently.  So we’ll be doing it a bit differently this weekend….rather than rocking out to bands all day, we’ll go to the after shows.  Tonight, we’re going to see one of my faves, Father John Misty.  Seriously, if you haven’t checked out his tunes, it’s a MUST.  I absolutely can’t wait for the show tonight.

Happy Friday and Happy ACL!

Art inspires fashion…

Since buying our new home, I’ve become more obsessed with art and I’m always on the search for new artists.  We painted almost the entire interior of our home white thinking it would be a base for future gallery of fabulous art.  As I’ve been exploring more artists and look at some of the pieces I admire, I’ve found they match up with many of the fashion looks I love most.  Art inspires fashion and fashion can inspire art.

Artist Lesley GraingerPrinted skirt cotton blend dress by Milly.  Acid Yellow Wedge from Anthropology.

Artist Shoa Malik. Outfit by Lauren Moffatt.  Bracelet paired w/ stripe via Pinterest.

Artist Claire Desjardins. Dress via ASOS.

Add to the old

Fall has finally arrived and here in Texas we can finally feel it and smell it in the air.  I absolutely love the change of seasons.  Specifically from winter to spring and then from summer to fall.  It means it’s time to get out the boxed up clothes and shoes/boots to see what new outfits can be created.

Over the weekend I started changing out my closet.  I love it b/c it feels somewhat like I have a new wardrobe although it’s all my old pieces…just haven’t seen them in a while and let me tell you…I was more than happy to see all the cardigans, jackets, scarves, boots, etc.  I’m ready to bring on the fall clothes in full force!  To help spruce up my old wears, these pieces will soon be added to my closet to help funk up some old looks….

Blazer

A blazer is always an easy peasy way to add a bit of color and pizazz to a simple look.  I’ve been on a search for a blazer for while now and finally settled on this orange/redish gathered sleeve blazer from Zara.

Metallic

Yes, go for the gold…that’s metallic gold with a metallic gold jean.  You can dress it up or down (even throw a chambray shirt on with them)…regardless of what you choose, metallic is a great way to spice up the closet. This fab jean is from Michael Kors and I’m completely obsessed.

Funky Tights/Bold Patterns/Pops of Color

The beginning of the fall season I always look for a dress or two with bold prints but that are also versatile.  Here are two great options from Madewell. I chose the black & white Chapterbook Dress on the right and HAD TO HAVE both pairs of tights. Pair any print dress with a funky print tight and add a pop of color in the shoe and you have one groovy outfit.  Oh, and I can also pair my orange blazer over this to add even more color.  Gotta love clothes with versatility!

Boots

Finally (and dare I say most importantly), adding a new boot to your closet is another great way to take old pieces and turn them new.  I typically have a very difficult time making a decision on boots for the season but this year it was clear.  Once I saw the 80%20 Rina Ankle Boot boot from Urban Outfitters and the Hartland Vegan Boot from Free People, it was a no brainer for me.  These are two great boots that will add that perfect touch to my old wears.