Fall/Back To School Lookbook

Summer time is dreadfully coming to a close, and although that means less time swimming, more time schooling, and no time to ourselves, it also means new fashion trends!! So it’s really not so bad. 

I wanted to make a huge look book for you readers, and although I asked a few people to get involved, I sadly received a lack of participants. Nevertheless, I’m more than happy to present to you the looks I came up with, in collaboration with one of the cutest girls I have ever met. 

Autumn (isn’t her name so appropriate for this post?) is an adorable young woman going into her senior year of high school. She’s a cutie, and I really loved working with her. Be ready to see her smile and firey red hair in upcoming posts. 

Look at her glowing. She said that she doesn’t usually wear yellow, but decided she wanted to try something new. This dress is absolutely stunning, and can easily transition from work day to fun afternoon. 

Her styling skills are inpressive. She paired this bright feminine dress with these super masculine Doc Marten’s, with yellow stitching. A subtle but effective way to bring an outfit together. 

Denim is always a staple, but even more so for school this year I think. Wearing a lightweight shirt like this is the perfect way to stay compliant with school dresscodes. Y’all know I love a good button up. 

This next one may be my favorite of Autumn’s collection. 

She wore the same denim shirt, but in a different way, tucking it into her black jeans. This is the perfect example of why skirts like these are so great for the school season. It’s easy to create different looks using virtually the same pieces. 

Aren’t these jeans the cutest? This outfit is so simple, but elegant. Sometimes less is more. Autumn said this outfit was really comfortable, and easy to put together. It’s so easy to see her confidencein this look. 

Maroon, maroon, maroon. Is it really Fall without maroon? It just isn’t. Again Autumn shows us the art of simplicity and chic. 

The lace and the maroon combination could not scream October any louder. This shirt was made for pumpkin season. Easy to style for back to school because it could be worn as is over pants or a skirt, and layered under a cardigan or jacket. 

Last but not least, we have the comfy outfit. Autumn said she chose to do an outfit like this one because you don’t always feel like dressing up everyday. But wait:

A little detail in the back for some extra interest. There’s always a way to cozy but stylish at the same time. 

Being comfy and cozy is always a priority during the school year. Leggings, an oversized sweatshirt, and some tennis shoes is the ideal Monday look. 

Now, because Autumn is in high school, she is in school longer and more days than I am. She always has to abide by a dress code, which I do not. So my looks have a tad bit more freedom, but overall, I was going for the same things. Comfortable looks I wouldn’t mind sitting around in all day, and wouldn’t be too hard to put together in the morning. 

Sweater season is back and y’all know I’m ready. I ventured deep onto the abyss of my closet and found this beautiful pearl. 

I paired this soft F21 sweater with my chic H&M shorts. And I also grabbed this book that DEFINITELY read and didn’t just use as a prop. 

I’m all about the tucked in look for every season, because I usually go for oversized everything. When it comes to fall, I traditionally wear sweaters, but don’t tuck them in. This year I wanted to try something new. I really like the concept, as you can tell with my next outfit. 

4 syllables: Com-fort-a-ble. Easy way to look poor and like a business woman at the same time. Confuse them with your style. 

I’m in love with this silhouette. The A line skirt simply can’t be beat, and the soft sweater. This outfit was out of my traditional comfort zone, but once on I felt better than I had all summer. I’m so ready for fall. 

Beige and orange are quickly becoming my favorite colors to wear. It was red and black, but now I’m evolving. I see myself in many versions of these colors in the upcoming months. 

Next though, may be my favorite of my own outfits. 

Maroon, we meet again!!! Simply can’t stray away from maroon. Here, you see me behind the counter at the Jo’s NTCC location. I think I was looking at the rain, and remembering that I left my umbrella in my car. 

This picture was taken before the previous one, when I was blissfully happy. This shirt, you’ve seen before in my 2020Ave haul. I’ve mentioned that haul like 20000 times, so you KNOW their products are soo good. 

I tied this shirt into a rose knot just to add a little flavor. I like to do this when the outfit just needs something extra, and the shirt is long enough. It’s also a good way to create a cropped silhouette without cutting the shirt or tucking it in (because you don’t want to do that everyday like I tend to).

And these pants are actually maternity pants. Can you believe that? Thank the Gods of thrifting for this find. These little cargo Capri pants have saved my life on multiple occasions. Get yourself a pair for those cold classrooms, but lingering hot days. 

That’s it this week folks. I know it’s pretty late, but finding help for this post put me in the gutter more times than not. I hope some of these looks inspire you this season. Have fun! Peace, 

Emma Katy

2020AVE (Try-On) Haul 

(This post is unsponsered. Just wanted to share a little something about a brand I love)

For this post, I wanted to share a few things with you from a store I recently discovered. The store is called 2020 Ave. It’s kind of like Forever 21, which is my all time fav, but instead every piece of clothing has just a little something extra. 

The first item listed above is the oversized Navy Bomber jacket. It’s very comfortable and keeps me cozy all day. 

It has little zipper details on the sleeves. It has pockets that I can actually use, and it fits wonderfully. Everytime I wear this I feel like Cool Girl by Tove Lo is playing in the back ground. 

Get this item: http://www.2020ave.com/products/oversized-longline-bomber-jacket?variant=31710671751

This next shirt is one of the comfiest pieces of clothing I own. It’s a long sleeve shirt, but everything about this shirt is loose. So I don’t feel suffocated all day long. It’s a high low style shirt, and it has a long slit down the middle in the back. 

It has a cute collar design, and a nice ribbed material. The colors in this shirt are absolutely gorgeous. It’s a nice burgundy color that fills the design, but there’s a subtle hint of yellow or gold woven in the thread that I cannot get over. It’s beautiful.

Get this item: http://www.2020ave.com/products/let-loose-flowy-top?variant=29053585991

This next top is made especially for your aesthetic. I’m not kidding. It’s stunning. The material itself is soft, flowy, and beautiful. The design of the painted grid looks as though it was done by hand, which as an artist, I personally adore. 

It has little slits on the side to flow, and compliment your body. I love the shape of this shirt, as in the neck line and it’s length. It could go with any pair of pants, it could be tucked into a skirt, as is or layered. It’s one of those items that can be worn twice in the same week and nobody could tell. 

Get this item (Currently On Sale): 

Painted Grid Sleeveless Top

Everyone knows that velvet is trending like crazy this year. I’ve seen velvet pants, velvet jackets, velvet crop tops, EVERYTHING. Especially crushed velvet is on the rise. This dress is not bodycon, which is good with me. It can be worn formally, which I really like. 

You can see the color better in this picture, which is a blue/grey. It’s an open back design, and super flattering. This dress is definitely a 10/10.

Get this item: http://www.2020ave.com/products/the-strappy-velvet-dress

Okay, so if you know me, you know that all my dresses usually don’t pass dress codes. So while looking at all the beautiful dresses on their website, I decided to take a jump and get a longer length dress. 

I’m gonna take a moment to rage about this dress. It’s a slip dress, which right off to the bat is a win. The design on this dress is so stunning. It’s a floral, almost watercolor print. I’m in love. 

I actually love the length. This dress can be worn in the winter, the summer, any time. It would fit right in at the museum or the beach. I love this dress, and I see a lookbook featuring it soon. 

Get it NOW ( Currently On Sale!!) : 

Floral Print Midi Dress

Alright, ove the knee high boots. Everybody loves the old knee high boots. Following right on into the trends, I already got velvet so now it was time for suede. These boots are a soft suede nude material and fit wonderfully on me. The heel is chunky, so they’re easy to walk in. 

Look at that fit. It doesn’t get any better than that. These can be worn over jeans, over tights, over thigh high socks, or by themselves. 

Get these shoes: 

Chunky Heel Suede Over-the-Knee Boots

This store has been good to me. I love everything I got, it’s all affordable, and the shipping was awesome. I got everything in 2 days. How awesome is that? Not to mention my order was over $50, so I didn’t even have to pay for shipping. It was free! 

(This post is not sponsored)

Mommy’s Boyfriend’s Jeans

Distressed jeans have been the go to style for jeans for the past year or so, but no one can deny old trends are making a comeback. You can see references to the 90’s, 80’s, and even 70’s if you know what you’re looking for. The vintage style is so in right now, and I finally decided to invest in some mom/boyfriend jeans. 

I have never owned a pair of jeans like this, and oh my goodness how freeing it can be. These are extremely distressed mom jeans and I ordered in a size medium when I think I should have gotten a small. But oversized is the whole point right? So since these pants are so big, to keep the outfit balanced I decided to wear a tight sweater tucked in. 

Even though these are described as mom jeans, I think they’re a cross between mom and boyfriend jeans. How ironic that my mom actually hates these jeans. There are important differences between the mom jeans and boyfriend jeans.

Mom jeans: usually high waisted (most flattering) with a form fitting waist, loose pant, and tightened at the ankle. The automatic indication of a mom jean is the light wash. These go best with cropped anything. 

Boyfriend jeans: any rise of these can work depending on your unique beautiful body, baggy, and medium to dark wash color. These style jeans go best with slim fitting tops or hoodies, (like the ones we steal from our bf anyways) 

Shop this look: 

Jeans: http://www.forever21.com/Mobile/Product/Product.aspx?br=F21&category=bottom_jeans&productid=2000196319
Sweater: (thrifted but similar) 
 https://www.etsy.com/listing/83166763/new-vintage-knit-top-1970s-striped-poor?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_c-clothing-womens_clothing-tops_and_tees&utm_custom1=2c84e5ff-bc00-446e-9962-dcba277a3f95&gclid=Cj0KEQjw4rbABRD_gfPA2-uQqroBEiQA58MNdEeQeXu1fEfUzsauPH-sHwPt6s9-KjTpk9G_swF2VQEaApE18P8HAQ

Honestly, I like these baggy pants as alternative to skinny jeans. This look above gives me 80’s vibes but you can easily use these jeans to create a grungy or casual look. Recently I’ve been seeing these type of pants styled with heels which is so cute and different, but I don’t think I have the guts for that yet. I’m also thinking about layering a simple color or fishnet tights underneath, which totally brings me back to 8th grade. Have fun with these jeans, this fall season is all about being comfy!