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inspiration board: colors and textures


I'm procrastinating going into work on my day off (lots of work to do in preparation for seasonal sales), so it seemed like a great time to share the pins that are inspiring me this month. Click here to visit my Pinterest account and access original image sources.

What I'm loving this month:


  • Peaches, tans, and coral pinks
  • Clogs and clunky shoes
  • Casual, simple outfits
  • Menswear inspired silhouettes
  • Bobs - I'm growing my hair out again

Making inspiration boards is a useful exercise for me because it helps me narrow down what I'm attracted to. I can then shop my closet and put looks together from what I already own instead of feeling like I have to purchase new things. With Black Friday in the near future, this sort of exercise is especially important. There's so much temptation out there!

inspiration board: November

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This month is the first month of consistent cold in Charlottesville, but there's still enough variation that it's worthwhile to consider wearing light layers rather than heavy, constricting garments. I've been really into black recently, but I always try to brighten it up with color or something light, like gray stripes or a denim jacket.

As it so happens, I am now the proud owner of a secondhand "jean" jacket that's actually made of a thick, stretchy cotton blend. It's a lot more comfortable than standard denim and I plan to wear it as the last layering piece over a top and sweater to keep the wind out. I also used up the rest of my birthday ebay gift card on a secondhand pair of knee high boots. The ones I bought are brown, but they have a similar silhouette to the ones above. I'll wear them soon for an outfit post.

One of these things is not like the other: sooo, I can't really wear sandals in this weather, but I scooped up some lovely Made in Italy sandals at the J. Crew Warehouse (read my thoughts on the ethics of the sale here) sale a few weeks ago and I'm daydreaming about wearing them. I guess I'll be spending the next 5 or 6 months gazing at them longingly as I put on my boots each morning.

I'm still after the perfect pair of frames, but I'll have to wait a few more months since I don't have eye insurance.

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