As the Carpenters–who continue to be my favourite brother/sister duo–once said, “rainy days and Mondays always get me down”. Especially in December, when stepping outside for more than 5 minutes is a form of self-harm. What makes these days a little more bright is dressing in street swag and some gold jewelry. It doesn’t make too much sense, but strangely enough, my dismal day turned bubbly and beaming. Or maybe it was due to the 4 cups of coffee I just consumed combined with my little boy giggling up a storm. Yea, it’s definitely that; nothing like baby laughs to part the clouds.
The classic trench coat never goes out of style, however, updating this iconic fall jacket can be done with an awesome overall pattern. I strayed away from the khaki, and donned a revamped trench with the use of tartan. I combined it with a vintage cross-bag from my parents closet, doc martens, and chunky necklace. The once straightforward trench has turned edgy with a splash of grunge.
Trench: Xander Vintage
Bag: Parents Closet
Boots: Doc Martens
Houndstooth is everywhere this season! I’ve pasted the current trend to my body via H&M dress, and kept warm this chilly Autumn with a bohemian shawl. It’s like wearing a fashionable blanket; it’s awesome. I was having a bad hair day, so I put it in a fat dutch braid, and it looks like I spent a fine amount of time on it. That’s why I love braids–it takes 10 seconds and a half, and you can immediately salvage a horrid head of hair.
Shawl: Accessory St
Knee-highs: Forever 21
Boots: Madeline Stuart