“My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage." - Aunt Frances” ― Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic
I don't know if it's because I'm a September baby, but Fall is my absolute favorite season. There is something so magical about it, that it just warms my very heart. Growing up, I obsessed over a few films; The Addams Family, The Craft, Practical Magic, and of course Hocus Pocus (I did play 'Light as a Feather Stiff as Board' multiple time and yes, Halloween, is my favorite holiday too). Needless to say these films/characters have influenced my fashion.
From gothic to whimsical clothing, to the beautiful arrangement of orange and black, it is my happy place. My favorite thing about this season, is I get to play a little more with my outfit choices. For me, it's all about the layers, accessories, and pairing basic neutrals with warm tones. I tend to wear an eclectic assortment of pieces, and it is usually something along the lines of boho-rock 'n' roll-tom boy-gypsy-whimsy. You follow? lol
There are many stores that showcase these pieces, but the one store that always does it justice in their look books is, Free People(go to their website HERE). That store is my "spirit animal".
Things I look for/ collect for - this season
-Wide Brim Hats & Vintage Fedora Style Hats, it's my modern day witches hat. ;)
-Boots (all kinds- booties, middie, over the knee- high/low/flat heel) distressed, with and without metal embellishments.
-Belle Sleeved Song Dress & Baby Doll Dress
- Belle Bottoms
- High Waisted Shorts
- Plaid Button Down & Plaid Crop Tops
- Over Sized Knits & Crop Knits
- Cotton Gauze Scarves
-Outerwear: Jackets, Vests, Kimonos ect.
- Stocking & Over the Knee Socks
- Gypsy, Moroccan, & Turkish Inspired Jewelry (Especially when crystals and feathers are paired just right with silver.)
-Leather /Faux Leather
A Closer Look At Some STAPLES
Today I recreated my look with a floral printed song dress, over the knee black suede flats that can slouch or fold over with grey over the knee boots. Then paired with a grey wide brim hat, turkish inspired necklace, and a berry pout.
Where I got it:
Boots: Calvin Klein
Knee High Socks: Urban Outfitters
Hat: Market Miami
Necklace: Market Miami
Pout: Black Dahlia by, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. For more pout options, check out my last post on " Bold Fall Lips", HERE
Stores/Brands I recommend hunting for this look for a great range of affordable prices:
~Free People, Urban Outfitters, Gypsy Warrior, Brandy Mellville, Forever 21, Zara, Steve Madden, HnM, Lucky Brand, TJMAXX, Marshalls, Nikki's Beachhouse, MarketMiami.
I hope you all get inspired to bring a little magic to your wardrobe. Be bold, be brave, be daring but most importantly, have fun, and remember... "Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck, and fall in love whenever you can." , Sally Owens
-Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic
*photo credit: 4B- Kelly