Knit-Knacks

Alas! Fall is here and nothing says Autumn like knits & booties. Now, I usually don't do knits. I'm very chesty and feel they makes the girls look super huge and round. There's nothing wrong with that, per se, but it makes me feel a little self-conscious. However, this grey beauty by Mango has swayed my thoughts a bit.  

On to the Fit:

I scored these amazing Chinese Laundry, cut-out booites at T.J. Maxx and have been living in them ever since. They go with everything and are so comfortable. I feel when you have such an oversized/slouchy sweater like this one you should definitely stick to more structured accessories. For example a structured bag, it really cleans up and polishes the look.  This combination is so cozy and warm and very inviting. Dont you wanna talk to me? Just playiiiinnn...

I love pairing shades of grey and brown. Again, my younger self would have never thought the two shades complimented each other, but that is why you live and you learn. I look back sometimes and shake my head at that girl. What was she thinking?! 

As I continue to blog and try pieces that "i'd never wear" or  thought I "couldn't wear" because they aren't flattering for my body type, I'm learning to TRY THINGS ON FIRST. I'm hard-headed, I hate trying on clothes believe it or not, but my size varies depending on fabric and cut. So yes, I have too. We all have too. At least, before we rule certain styles out of our life forever. 

Zae's Fall checklist: (To Start)

  • Knits that Flatter 
  • Basic tops for under those knits!
  • Cut-out booties
  • Boyfriend Jeans 
  • Structured Satchel/Tote
  • Color is great- but start off with neutrals! Then explore. ;)
  • SOCKS! (Go crazy with color)
  • Leather Jacket (Because DUH!)
  • COFFEE (Again, because duh)

 

See No Mani :(

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Switch up the look of your booties with some cute socks! With the holidays right around the corner, they will be the perfect stocking stuffer!

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Rebel

Hey Loves!

Welcome back! Karina and I hit the streets of Chelsea again and found this awesome "Rebel" piece. This piece immediately stood out to me because of the colors obviously and... well, keep reading. 

I grew up in a Puerto Rican household and I am extremely proud of my background and my family.  We were never super sophisticated but my father was pretty strict and old school. He was that dad that when you asked to go to the "library" (aka possibly meet a boy)  with your friend, he'd make you stand there for like five minutes before he even acknowledged the question. Dad wasn't stupid, no matter how much I thought I was getting away with.  I think he allowed me to go to one party in High School and he basically chaperoned. Not really....but he did drop me off at like 7pm and pick me up at around 9:30pm.  In hindsight,  I was always grateful for my upbringing & that he was so aware and protective, even if my 16 year old self resented it. I did have some daring moments, I cut class a bunch of times. Okay, maybe like 3 times, but hey my dad scared the shit out of me and I thank him for that! I did go through my "rebellious" phase but I was out of High School and it didn't last too long. Thank you daddy for your rigidness, it definitely helped shape the woman I am today. Besides, kids get away with far too much these days! Love you daddy!

ON TO THE 'FIT:

I decided to include this tiny pumpkin colored bag into my ensemble. Not a usual shade you'd see incorporated into my outfits, however I felt it really worked with the neutrals throughout the entire look. These pants are also a print that I NEVER thought I'd see myself  in. I got these pants last fall from Old Navy and I actually love them. They are a nude color w. the snake print in gray and they are very easy to pair and add some texture to your looks. I usually like a longer top with these pants but I decided to play with texture and shapes.  A boxy crop top goes a long way and is the perfect way to layer, so make sure you have one this fall!

Ciao for Now :-*

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