short metallic flared skirt - blush flared skirt - pink pleated skirt - no basis in reality
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STYLE | short metallic flared skirt

Gloomy weather is pretty much my least favorite element of winter. There’s nothing worse than days and days of mist or rain, with no glimmer of sunlight or break in the dense, cold clouds. The shop stays chilly all day, and makes it hard to stay motivated to work on anything. All I want to do is cuddle up on my couch with a magazine, a cup of hot tea, cozy socks and some chill music. One positive – the clouds outside open up new photoshoot possibilities, with everything evenly lit and no harsh shadows. I went around the corner to this cool historic apartment building with my photographer friend Lindsay and shot some pics of my outfit.

short metallic flared skirt - blush flared skirt - pink pleated skirt - no basis in reality

necklace | tank | skirt (similar) | crossbody bag (similar)

This skirt is from a designer based in Rome, Italy called DAZE, so I don’t have a link to the exact skirt, but I’m on the hunt for something similar. It has a unique fit – slim on the waist, then almost straight out to either side. The metallic sheen from the silk makes the color look like both copper and blush.

short metallic flared skirt - blush flared skirt - pink pleated skirt - no basis in reality

necklace | tank | skirt (similar) | crossbody bag (similar) | stone bobby pin

With flats, this is a sweet daytime look, and with strappy shoes, it’s a perfect skirt for going out! Here are a few shoe picks that I love ::

short metallic flared skirt - blush flared skirt - pink pleated skirt - no basis in reality

necklace | tank | skirt (similar) | crossbody bag (similar) | stone bobby pin

short metallic flared skirt - blush flared skirt - pink pleated skirt - no basis in reality

necklace | tank | skirt (similar) | stone bobby pin

This bobby pin seriously ups my hair game with the copper color and stone! This one is from Lazuli Handcrafted, but here are a few other options ::

A black tank is such a versatile piece to always have at least a million of in your closet. A few that I like besides this LA Made style are – this Blue Life V-neck cami, a cami with a built-in bra for you blessed ladies from shopbop, and (on sale!!) an tank by T by Alexander Wang.

short metallic flared skirt - blush flared skirt - pink pleated skirt - no basis in reality

necklace | tank | skirt (similar) | crossbody bag (similar) | stone bobby pin

I’ve found a few similar skirts that I think will be just as cute as this DAZE skirt. One from Revolve with an interesting asymmetrical look. A slightly longer version with broad side slits from MINKPINK. Sequins on a blush skirt from Free People. A super metallic from Urban Outfitters. And, a cool pleated version from Lord & Taylor.

short metallic flared skirt - blush flared skirt - pink pleated skirt - no basis in reality

necklace | tank | skirt (similar) | stone bobby pin

But seriously though, I am going to go crazy if this weather keeps up. I’m in need of a tropical vacation where it’s warm, sunny, balmy, and I don’t have to wear anything but a swimsuit and cover-up. Goals! I drew myself a little Gucci garden to try to cheer up, with bugs, flowers and garden snakes, but I have a feeling I’m going to need a major vacation from this winter weather soon.

fall transitional outfits - transitional fall dressing - wardrobe staples for fall - no basis in reality
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STYLE | fall transitional outfits

The first week of October offered Flagstaff some of the most gorgeous fall weather I’ve ever experienced. It’s been sunny and brisk, so fall transitional outfits have been key. Walking around in the sun warms you up, but the second you’re in the shade or the sun drops in the sky it can feel pretty cold. Everyone I know has been trying to make the most of it, hiking to the best spots to see the leaves change and biking around town during the day. This past weekend really began the turn of the season with rain, cool temperatures and a grey sky on Saturday, which means I can start wearing my sweaters and boots on a regular basis. Autumn has definitely arrived and it’s time to start rotating out my wardrobe.

fall transitional outfits - transitional fall dressing - wardrobe staples for fall - no basis in reality

booties (similar) | jeans | poncho | earrings | hat (available soon) | watch (similar)

I honestly need a huge clear out of my wardrobe at the moment. Summer crop tops are mixed in with long sleeves and wool pieces. It’s time to put them away for the winter so that I can see all of my fall and winter garments more clearly. This outfit is one of my favorite for those transitional days of early fall because it incorporates some of my favorite essential fall pieces.

fall transitional outfits - transitional fall dressing - wardrobe staples for fall - no basis in reality

jeans | poncho | earrings | hat (available soon) | watch (similar)

This grey poncho is a piece I have never owned before, but is perfect for fall transitional outfits because of the shorter sleeves. The grey color and the cute front pockets called out to me when I spotted it. This is the sort of piece you could also probably wear over a long sleeve towards the end of fall, as it makes for such a warm and cozy layering piece. With the weather not being overly cool yet, I could get away with having my arms uncovered, but I know that a black, long sleeve shirt in winter will be my layering option.

fall transitional outfits - transitional fall dressing - wardrobe staples for fall - no basis in reality

jeans | poncho | earrings | hat (available soon) | watch (similar)

Black jeans are a staple I buy every fall. If you can find a pair that fit you wonderfully, flatter your figure and are of the perfect length for your ankles, you’ve found a winner. I find that you can wear so many fall pieces with black jeans that it makes them my most worn pants each year. These are the Paige Hoxton Ultra Skinny Jeans in Black Shadow. Paige Denim has become one of my favorite brands to wear. They’re made in the US and are so soft, with a slight stretch, and will never get baggy on you with wearing and washing.

fall transitional outfits - transitional fall dressing - wardrobe staples for fall - no basis in reality

jeans | poncho | earrings | hat (available soon) | watch (similar)

It is needless to say that the color of this Lack of Color hat screams fall with the deep black color. I love a hat anytime of year because of the intensity of the Arizona sun, but especially in the colder months when it helps to have something on your head for warmth!

fall transitional outfits - transitional fall dressing - wardrobe staples for fall - no basis in reality

booties (similar) | jeans | poncho | earrings | hat (available soon) | watch (similar)

The black booties are definitely a piece I will wear consistently over the next few months until I have to transition fully into warm boots. Black leather booties have been something I have worn for the past four or five years pretty consistently. I feel like they elongate the leg and create a flattering silhouette for my ankles and feet, and they always make me fell taller and more confident. These are so comfortable for standing in all night and look great with both jeans and a dress!