I Fall To Pieces

Emily from Fashion By Committee

Dress (Target- I can’t find it on the website, but trust me, it’s there) | Belt (similar) | Tights | Boots (similar)

 

I have been ignoring every whiff of pumpkin spice, using blinders to avoid noticing the changing leaves, and have been treating the outdoors like my office’s overzealous AC unit, but I think it’s finally time to stop dragging my (high) heels and admit the truth: Fall is here. I know, I know… (denial is more than just a river in Africa for me).  But you guys, as a cold-blooded half reptilian person, I just love warm weather so.freaking.much. If I could live in a place where the temperature was perpetually a sunny 75 degrees, I’d be the happiest of campers (so much so, I might even consider camping! JK, that’s crazy talk).  That being said, fall does have its advantages: 1) Tights- For the comfort of not panicking if my legs are stubbly, I’ll take the 5 minute contortion act, 2) Deeper colors- The neons of summer are not exactly great for us Casper the Friendly Ghost types, but the deep, warm autumnal colors? That’s my jam. 3) I can finally swaddle myself in jackets, sweaters, and blankets with minimal teasing.

Emily from Fashion By Committee

Emily from Fashion By Committee

Emily from Fashion By Committee

Emily from Fashion By Committee

Emily from Fashion By Committee

So, bring on the changing colors and the slightly cooler temps because I’m finally ready for you, Fall.

Emily from Fashion By Committee

I’m Gonna Pop Some Tags

Jess of Fashion By CommitteeSkirt (thrifted, but similar) | Shirt (similar) | Shoes | Bag | Watch (available in 3 colors!) | Earrings

I am an inveterate online shopper. I love to fill up shopping carts of stuff I will never buy (the online version of window shopping, I think). Plus, being able to do it from the comfort of my couch, and knowing immediately whether or not something is available in my size and in my preferred color… well, that’s pretty great.

But there’s always going to be something special about walking through a store and physically being able to touch things before welcoming them into your closet. And nowhere can you touch such varied items (with such wildly fluctuating levels of “oh hellllllllll no”) than at a thrift store. I don’t go thrifting often, but I rarely regret it when I do. Case in point: the Goodwill trip the other day that brought this skirt into my life. It’s extremely similar to a J Crew Factory skirt I’ve been eyeing all season, for exactly 1/10th the price. Can’t argue with that.

Jess10 Jess8 Jess6 (1) Jess4 (1) Jess2 (1)And of course, no thrift store trip would be complete without that one item that’s so horrible you can’t even believe it exists. So here you go. A casino themed shirt… with real coins glitter glued to it. You’re welcome.

 Thrift Store Shirt