Top: c/o ModDeals ($10); Skirt: c/o ModDeals ($10); Heels: Michael Kors; Bracelet, ring: Gorjana, Melinda Maria c/o Rocks Box*
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I got a bit serious in yesterday's post about instagram-envy and the way we perceive our lives in comparison to others, so today, I'm going to veer in the other direction of the non-serious (yet seriously awesome) things I'm wearing in today's post.
To start - my skirt and top were, combined, $20. Which is absolutely mad. They are two of my new favorite pieces for fall - a heather grey tulip skirt and a very soft, sheer rose blouse. When fall comes knocking (and it has only knocked in the dark, windy hours of the night and in the tips of the leaves on our maples), I like to be swathed in layers of soft, light fabrics. Once the cable knits and woolens work their way into winter, my body feels heavy and laden down with fabric. Warm, but weighty. Fall is a time to sport sheer long sleeves in coffee shops with hot tea and bundle on the couch in knits and cozy, light flannel pajamas.
My shoes are my newest and only quality shoe addition to my work wardrobe this winter. I talked a bit about how mine were disintegrating and recommended some options from Nordstrom the other day. I ended up going for the pair I expected to buy - my Michael Kors nude pumps, but in black. I've found that for work heels, you've got to splurge, otherwise you're faced with disintegration and discomfort. My last pair was an Anne Klein suede, modest heel and it lasted me about a year in the miserable Northwest weather (suede is rough around these parts, though). For the spring, I found those Michael Kors nude pumps on a crazy sale for only $25 at Macy's. This year, it was time to reinvest and my and I went by the old standby "if it ain't broke..." motto. I am already loving how sharp they look with a sheath dress for work.
Finally, my jewelry. I think you all know I am a big fan of subscription boxes. I had a stint with Le Tote that I was obsessed with (subscription box for a curated selection of clothing) and that led to a few purchases and a ton of awesome outfits. I've also checked out some monthly surprise subscription boxes, some local subscription boxes, you name it. That type of currently-trendy service appeals to the "I love presents" side of me and the "omg mail!" part of me. It's a great way to explore pieces (you're basically renting them) and to revitalize your wardrobe. Rocks Box recently reached out to me to offer me a free trial of their curated jewelry subscription box and I was thrilled to get started. For one - their jewelry is higher quality than your standard costume jewelry. Think Gorjana, House of Harlow, Loren Hope, CC Skye - the pretty stuff (with pave! Hooray!). I am absolutely obsessed with these two pieces from this month's three-piece box and don't really want to return them... ever. If you're interested in joining, you can get a month free of Rocks Box here.