Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Reprogramming

WHAT I AM WEARING:
 Banana Republic Outlet Dress (similar) (similar) // Papaya Jacket (similar) // Forever 21 Heels (here) // Mint Sugar Boutique Necklace (here) (similar) // Sam Moon Clutch (similar) (similar) // Forever 21 Glasses (here) // Forever 21 Bracelet (here) // Stella & Dot Bracelet (similar) // T and J Designs Watch c/o (here)

Houston, we have a problem. Okay, maybe it's technically not a problem, but I just realized this is my sixth post in less than than two weeks that I have either worn or chatted about neutral colors. Where did Shanna go? For those of you that have been reading for a longer length of time know I like color....red, orange, blue, green, yellow, pink...all of the rainbow. Why all of the sudden have I gravitated toward a basic palette of black and browns? Am I playing it safe? Have I lost my luster? Am I becoming Drab Deb?

Maybe I am being dramatic here. I honestly think it boils down to my new rule of remixing for the fall. I am no longer purchasing pieces that have a summer ring to them. I am fully focused on adding items for the upcoming season which mostly consist of neutral colors. I am by no means saying that I am ready for summer to be over, but subconsciously I guess I am over it. 

Isn't it crazy how our minds shift so quickly just by what we see and read? Everywhere we turn, all things fall are in our faces. Things I pinned on Pinterest this time last year are resurfacing again. People are repinning what was posted last November and style inspirations from 2012 are popping back up in my feed. I think we all have the same thing on our brains; a new season is upon us. 

With every new season comes change. It's human nature and doesn't just entail fashion. Our taste buds crave different foods. We long for different aromas (insert pumpkin spice). Our sights are set on bonfires, football and the upcoming holidays. Think about it. How has your brain reprogrammed in a few short weeks? It's mind blowing how we change our way of thinking once September rolls around. There is just something special about the ninth month of the year. I guess it's kind of like April when we shift back to bright colors, flowers and neon pink nail polish. 

Is is just me or has your brain done a 180 degree turn in the last few days too?

P.S. If you have few seconds please vote for me in the Nordstrom YOUphoria Fashion Face-Off challenge going on now. If you live in the Houston area, mark your calendars to be at the Nordstrom Houston Galleria on September 12th at 6:30 PM for a fashion event I am co-hosting. I would love to meet you!


 **If you are linking up today, the only request is that you follow my blog with GFC or Bloglovin' and link back to it in your post. It's how weekly link ups work. Oh, and go meet some new friends! 
 
 

Linking up with the Pleated Poppy.


Shanna

61 comments:

Alice Warren said...

Neutrals are great all year long! I love the subtle pattern mixing with the shoes and purse. I agree, things that I pinned last year are popping back up again. I guess it's a good thing that I can work with what I have in my closet :)

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

prettyanddelectable.com said...

I really like the neutrals you've been showcasing recently! Those leopard print heels are so cute!

Siena in Style said...

i just lpve these leopard shoes!so chic
kisses from Milan
http://sienastyle.blogspot.it

Amy - Louise said...

I love this outfit, the jacket and shoes are adorable. I love neutrals as a staple in my wardrobe. Although winters are so long here I'm usually dying for some colour by Christmas!

TaraMixandMatch said...

Totally not boring...I love the leopard print and that jacket!

Nina Piccini said...

It's definitely not just you. I worked so hard this spring and summer to buy anything but beige white and black and that's all i want to grab lately. Which is so classically chic, yet somehow I'm lacking in my closet. queue the shopping list!

Love that white dress, it's gorge.

xo, Nina
afterthe40barfinish

Kimberly said...

LOVE this look - the jacket makes the dress look more casual & effortless and the color if perfect for fall!

www.pennypincherfashion.com

List Addict said...

I think the change of season affects us more than we realise and blogging, because it brings things in our minds to the surface, leaves a lasting viewable and time-sequential trace which enables us to see patterns. It is interesting. But just like your 'rebel' white after Labour Day outfit today, doesn't mean just because it is coming on winter over there, that you can't bring colour to your grey skies! Thanks for hosting!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

This is a great look on you! That jacket is fabulous!

Susan Jeffries said...

I wear neutrals a lot Shanna - especially during the colder months. I love that you added some fun shoes to the look. I just bought the leopard pumps from Target and I am so excited to wear them! And you have the best collection of clutches!! Happy day to you! Susan

Ashley said...

I'm exactly the same. The weather is still 100% humidity, but my brain has switched to fall. If it makes you feel any better, I LOVE the neutral colors. This outfit is gorgeous.

Charlotte said...

I'm totally on the fall train and leopard print...as you can see from my post today...is so great. Your heels are amazing!

Lulu Soler said...

Loving your bag Shanna!

xo Lulu
simplylulustyle.com

Elizabeth said...

Neutrals are great! I love your mix of different animal prints, in the same color family. Like a perfectly put-together safari. :)

Hallie Oceanside said...

I am actually headed in to work early for a quick stop at Starbucks for a pumpkin scone. I totally get this.

I love the neutral color palette, it will always be one of my favorites and it looks gorgeous on you!

Lauren said...

Just linked up! I'd love if you would share this with us at Everything Wild & Lovely Party.

http://www.laurenrebecca.com/2013/09/our-style-link-up-premiere.html

xo

The Pink Growl said...

love your look! And the shoes!!! :)

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I'm all about the fall.

As evidenced by your last few posts, neutrals have a richness all their own, and they deserve their time to shine too!

Ashley said...

Love this look! I really like this jacket paired with the dress, perfect for fall!!

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Annie said...

Loving all the neutrals Shanna! And there is definitely something so special about September :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Chelsee W said...

I just voted for you! Good luck girl!

Rebecca said...

Nothing here says drab....in fact I'm so loving the chic neutral palette you're wearing now Shanna!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Dee Kay said...

I love everything about this outfit, great transitioning outfit. I love the clutch, leopard print heels and that dress is fabulous!

Thanks so much for inspiring me today I have finally linked up for the first time Wohooo!

Dee of
Ms Dee Kay

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I'm right there with ya! I'm loving neutrals lately. I've been loving my leopard heels too. Those are obviously a neutral. Love this look!

Amy


Fashion and Beauty Finds

Shira said...

omg seriously obsessed with this outfit and need to figure out a way to replicate it! The shoes are amazing against the white dress and love everything about this!

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she.is.the.one said...

you have an amazing necklace :)

blog she.is.the.one

Everday Fashion said...

Love the jacket over the white dress! Totally chic

Always Maylee said...

I love the way you look in neutrals so bring it on! That jacket is so cute and love the leopard shoes. Gorgeous!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Helene in Between said...

I LOVE neons but I am shifting to neutrals. and i love what you're wearing today! I think I might have to copy that outfit for myself tomorrow!

Ladies in Navy said...

this is so beautiful! leopard heels are lovely
kw ladies in navy
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Taylor @ Pink Heels Pink Truck said...

I like color!! :) But definitely not afraid of wearing neutrals.

Lindsay said...

I love the neutrals! You look gorgeous as usual. And those shoe...ahhh those shoes!

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

That jacket is great for Fall. I love how you made this White Dress Fall-ready with the other pieces. Great Shoes & Clutch, Shanna.

I am showing 2 Cardigans for Fall today. I would love for you to take a look. =)

Thanks, Ada.

Melissa said...

Shanna, I don't think you look drab at all- more like fabulous! We 'do' change things up as the seasons transition. :)
Speaking of which, I just enjoyed a pumpkin spice latte this morning! Yep, fall is coming.

Melissa
thebeesknees-mel.com

Amanda Cobb said...

You definitely don't look drab! I think neutrals are great, and for me at least they're more workable as style inspiration - so keep 'em coming! :)

Callie said...

Loving your white and neutrals! You're so gorgeous!
~Callie
www.creationsbycallie.com

TheTinyHeart said...

The neutrals are so sophisticated on you! I am definitely thinking about fall clothes and new purchases, but it's still too warm to wear them (which is fine by me!).

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
So Kate Giveaway!

Rachel Lynne said...

Love this bomber jacket! Used to have one just like it and wore it all the time! That snakeskin clutch is amazing too!

Kati Nickl said...

Loving your leopard heels- gorgeous! Love that leopard print goes with everything!

xo
Kati
Glitz & Gold

Cece said...

My kinda jacket!! I voted for you. Of course. : )

Lobster Meets Peach said...

I think that neutrals can be great building blocks to anyone's wardrobe. And you look lovely as always!!!

Dhruvi said...

Love, love .... LOVE this look! You look fab, as always!

Dhruvi
Stilettos & Sequins

Niki Caron said...

Yup I've done quite the 180 with the change of seasons too! Especially fashion-wise and pumpkin spice latte-wise. :) I love the neutrals on you, they're so perfect for fall and of course, you look amazing! And thank you for finding a less expensive version of the J.Crew tassel necklace - I have been looking everywhere!

Berty Morales said...

This look I will make it my favorite fall look. You look amazing and I love that jacket. Thank you for the inspiration.

Rachel said...

I'm really not ready for summer to be over, and I'm thus far refusing to dress like it! Denial probably isn't the best way to go...

Carly said...

I have for sure made the fall shift, once school starts.....fall it is!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Ashleigh said...

Snakeskin and leopard are pretty bold, even in neutral. You look good!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Lisette said...

O.M.G. I LOVE this outfit! I could wear white and tan every single day of my life. So Hollywood ;)

P.S. I'm going to go vote for you in the Nordstrom Face-Off now. Yay!

Samm said...

Okay. I needed this. The reprogramming bit. You're so right and I so relate.

THANK YOU.

XO, Samm
www.dysfunctionaleverafter.com

Karen Curtis said...

I am still all about color! I will be mixing them more with neutral pieces though. Your shoes are awesome!

-Karen
www.yourstylistkaren.com

Lauren said...

I love how you mixed leopard & snakeskin! I'm a fan!

xoxo,
Lauren from Modern Modesty

Stesha said...

I love Shanna in neutrals but I have been noticing the lack in color. You can rock anything girl, this tan jacket is a classic for almost any season. You look fantastic as always... ps I want that necklace!!!

xxS

Nikki said...

Ohh I love this outfit!! I love that you are transitioning a white dress for fall, and it looks great with the tan and leopard. That jacket is fabulous. Even though it is going to stay ridiculously warm for at least another month, I am starting to feel a little fall-ish. Maybe because it is now September, or maybe because Labor Day is over... I don't know, but I am looking forward to it!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

lifesapartydli said...

Love the polished look of neutrals! Looking great love!

xoxo,
Paige
lifesapartydli.wordpress.com

lifesapartydli said...

Love the polished look of neutrals! Looking great love!

xoxo,
Paige
lifesapartydli.wordpress.com

FitTravelerAJ said...

At first, I was a little concerned about you being in another neutral outfit. But I quickly got over that because 1. you look amazing! 2. you're right, we are changing our programming for fall which is more of neutrals, jewel tones and darker colors. Bring on the new season!!!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Rachel said...

Hot mama! I love this jacket on you- I want to steal it!

Penniless Socialite said...

I have a problem....I can't stop buying colors. I will have nothing fall and winter appropriate...haha.
Tara
Penniless Socialite

still being [molly] said...

i definitely feel you! i'm kinda going through a similar thing - but it's hard because fashion-wise, i can't justify buying any clothes because i'm in such a weird post-pregnancy size... so who knows what is going to fit me, you know? you look gorgeous!

Janna Renee said...

I voted! Your outfit is WAY better, so you should have it in the bag ;)

The_Leather_Skirt_Blog said...

I just discovered your blog through The Stylish Housewife. What great style you have... and you're funny, too! Love it! You have a new follower.

BTW... there is nothing wrong with neutrals... they are the basics that every closet must have!

Oh... this outfit rocks!

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