Thursday, September 22, 2011

Watch me turn into a pumpkin

Yay! It's FALL! :) (I've always liked the word "fall." Maybe it's because, every year without fail, I fall in love with this season. And the leaves also fall off the trees. ;) The only thing I don't like about this time of year is how quickly it flies by. I feel like each season is over before I am able to fully drink it in. (Except for maybe winter. This is New England.) Before you know it, Christmas will be upon us.

In the meantime, I love the fact that one of my favorite colors - a yummy, burnt orange - becomes suddenly vogue, and I get an instant seasonal boost just from wearing it. This outfit came about when I found (well, my sis Lydia really deserves the credit) this amazing skirt at Savers (during that crazy, annoying 50% off sale that comes like three times a year). It's in very dancer-ish, and so flow-y and drape-y and perfect. :)

The awesome thing about this skirt is its versatility. It has an nice stretchy waistband that can be folded down, unrolled so that it stands up and makes the shirt/skirt combo look more like a dress (see 1st pic), or paired with a belt (see 2nd pic, above). I can't wait to try it out with different blouses and come up with even more options.

What I'm Wearing
  • Top by IZ Byer CaliforniaKohl's
  • Skirt by Lapis - thrifted
  • Heels by Mootsies Tootsies Collection - thrifted
  • Belt - Kohl's
  • Sunglasses by Candies - Kohl's
  • Earrings by Touchstone Crystal - gift
  • Necklace - made by me
  • Bracelet - hand-me-down

The sad news is, the bottom heel of one of my shoes broke off (and was lost) at a wedding I attended last weekend. (Fortunately, it was at the end of the day, although I walked around Whole Foods afterwards with a limp. ;) The good news is that summer is over and the shoes wouldn't be worn much more this year. And now that I am working part time as a supernanny ("Just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down!") I'll have more pennies to save, and can search for an awesome replacement pair next spring. :) 

Anyway, I hope everyone is falling for fall. I've got just one more week to be twenty-two before the clock strikes midnight and I turn into a pumpkin. (Who would have guessed that that's what happens to you on your twenty-third birthday?)

Have a lovely weekend...

-Amanda xo


Audrey said...

Gorgeous outfit! It looks lovely on you.

Sarah said...

Cute! I love it♥

Rissi said...

ME! I LOVE atumn! The fact that it is actually here is just awesome. =)

Cool skirt, Amanda - and the fall colors are just beautiful; so happy to be able to dig them out of the closet... and get new stuff, too. ;D

KaHolly said...

Very sweet, Amanda! And an early Happy Birthday to you.

heavenly princess said...

Gorgeous fall outfit!

Teresa said...

You look adorable. Happy birthday when it comes! :)

The Sesquipedalitist said...

Love this outfit! Just happened upon your blog - you have marvelous fashion sense. I could never pull off orange, but you totally do and look amazing in it!

Amanda Flynn said...

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments! It's so much fun to check in her and see the things you are saying – you are all too nice! :)

The Sesquipedalitist - Why, thank you! It's only because orange works with my skin tone (I'm an "autumn," out of the four season palettes). I don't do so well in jewel tones or purple. ;)

Meg said...

Dear Amanda,

I've loved your blog for a very long time. As fall/winter approaches I'm trying to revamp my wardrobe in cost-effective and fashionable ways. But I'm not so savvy on what sorts of everyday winter clothes are fashionable...since most of us can't afford the designer styles that are easy to look up, I would love if you could post about how to remain cozy and fashionable during the winter for ordinary prices. You're so good at that sort of stuff!

Amanda Flynn said...

Meg - Aww, thank you so much for your comment. I really appreciate that you read the blog! Unfortunately, due to the insane busyness of my schedule right now, I'm not sure if I'll be getting many fall fashion posts up (but we'll see! ;). There's tons of great stuff in the archives, though. I recommend you check out the posts under the "Fall Fashion" tag. Be sure to click "Older Posts" for more!