Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fall Details

French Connection Fall Floral Skirt

I have said it before and I will say it again, dressing for early fall is hard. September and October are probably the worst months, for me personally, when it comes to figuring out what to wear. The temperatures this week are in the low 90's, but it's OCTOBER!!! I know, welcome to Texas.

Anyway, I have slowly started to learn how to incorporate pieces that are appropriate for the season without feeling as though I am sitting in a sauna. Yes, I love the summer months, but I also want to embrace the current season...especially when it comes to clothing. I am over tank tops and shorts.

I picked out a French Connection pencil skirt, ankle strap heels and tote with tweed accents several months ago when I attended a conference. All three pieces have rescued me from my seasonal slump. They have the perfect amount of style, texture, color and pattern character to say, "Hey, Fall, you ARE actually here". The best part? They can slide perfectly into the winter and spring categories too. 

Right now, French Connection is offering 25% off all full priced items right now. Use the code PSWW14 at checkout.

Anyone else itching to pull out all your scarves, riding boots, sweaters, jackets and everything else that can be layered? I know it will be here sooner than later, but patience has never been my strong suit.

Floral Pencil Skirt Outfit Idea for Work
French Connection Tweed Accent Tote Bag
Work Wear Outfit Idea
Black French Connection ankle strap heels
Wallis Blouse c/o (option here and here) // French Connection Floral Pencil Skirt c/o // French Connection Ankle Strap Heels c/o (go a 1/2 size larger than your normal size) // French Connection Tote c/o // Forever 21 Pave Bracelet (old: love this one)

SHOP THE LOOK


On a completely random note, did anyone see Gone Girl this weekend? We were running crazy and didn't have the chance, but I am keeping my fingers crossed we can catch it this weekend. My mom and sister went yesterday. They said it's soooooo good and just like the book. Dying to go...maybe I will just hit a matinee by myself today. Ha! There goes my impatient brain getting the best of me again.


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Shanna

51 comments:

Rebecca said...

Tell me about it - it's been a challenge dressing up at this time of the year! But you did a great job with this ensemble - the skirt is so lovely & those shoes are killer! Why don't you share this look at the TREND SPIN-FOOTWEAR linkup I'm co-hosting with Laura & Erin this week - hope to see your pretty face there!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Marta C said...

Our weather has been kinda crazy too. Love this Franch Connection look, that floral pencil skirt is so pretty on you! Love how you styled this look!!
Marta, xo
www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

Bogi RedReticule said...

You look simply stunning! I love the simple cut of your blouse and the bold, yet super elegant print skirt. Very pretty and ladylike.
Red Reticule

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

I want to see Gone Girl too I heard it's really good. I love this tote, this whole outfit is perfect.

xo
PinkSole

Whitney and Blaire said...

Shanna! That skirt is so gorgeous! I am loving the darker florals for fall. Such a great way to carry on the trend. Those shoes are fabulous as well!
xo, Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod

Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife} said...

Ugh! As much as I say I'd love a warmer climate, I think I'd cry if it was 90 degrees in October. I do like my seasons. :-) You're doing a great job of dressing for the in-between. Love that skirt.

Taramixandmatch said...

That skirt and bag are total perfection, and I'm loving your hair!

Katie {The Mishaps and Mayhem of a Solitary Life} said...

Great look!! I need that bag in my life!! :)

Susan Jeffries said...

I am jealous of your temperatures! It is pretty cool here already. This look is very classic and pretty. I love a great pencil skirt. I have never heard of French Connection, so thanks for the introduction. We saw Gone Girl this weekend - very good(: Susan

Doused In Pink said...

I'm going to see Gone Girl this weekend and can't wait! I love how you styled your pretty skirt with those killer heels!

Jill
www.dousedinpink.com

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

GREAT look!!!!!!

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Your skirt is lovely, nice simple pairing with the white blouse.

Princess Audu

Victoria Mason said...

Gorgeous! Love those shoes so much and the dark florals! So fresh for fall!!

Have a great week, Shanna!

L,
Vicky
Come link up at Whatcha Wearing Wednesday!
TheMummyChronicles.com

Sarah Tucker said...

Shanna, I love your hair! I know you think it too dark, but you look gorgeous!!

And I agree, dressing for "fall" is so freaking hard! Miss you!!

Alissa said...

This time of the year is so hard to dress for! I swear today it is summer and tomorrow it will be fall in Kansas.

Shannon Jenkins said...

You look amazing! Absolutely love that skirt and those sandals are so perfect!

<3 Shannon
upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

NC gave us a little tease last week with a taste of fall. This week the mornings are fall, and the afternoons are summer. And with Gone Girl...I was so scared by the first part of the book, I couldn't even handle the whole thing (and I'm thinking probably not the movie either). My friend saw it, though, and said it was really well done and did the book justice...I'm sure you'll love it if you liked the book!

Cynthia Yang said...

I agree that fall is hard to dress for. It's freezing in the mornings and then you wonder why you dressed so warmly by midday. I've been eyeing dark colored floral skirts and this one looks amazing on you. I'm definitely hopping over to FC to take a look. Love those shoes! I'm a big fan of block heels. Have a great week! ~Cynthia

Emily Mitchell said...

We are having the same problem in the panhandle of Florida! Great skirt!

Emily
Waltzmetoheaven.blogspot.com

Angela Amores said...

I love your purse and skirt. Your purse is definitely on my shopping list. I love the price point as well. So perfect. I feel your pain on trying to figure out what to wear when it's in the 90's here as well. :)
xo,
Angela
www.peettyinherpearls.com

Kimberly said...

The blurred floral print of this skirt is so pretty and I am in love with that bag!!

www.pennypincherfashion.com

The Real Arnolds said...

You can do no wrong! I love this outfit. Totally classy and beautiful. I always love getting some work inspiration. September and October are hard months to dress for. It was 90 degrees here yesterday!

xo, Amy Ann
The Real Arnolds

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I saw Gone Girl last night, I absolutely loved it. Three big differences in the book and movie that I could see, but none were harmful to the movie.

Love your skirt!

Veronica Vargas said...

You look so well put together..! Love it..! I agree, dressing for the transition into Fall can be a bit tricky at times! So happy to be linking up.

Jasmin daily said...

Loving this whole look but seriously digging that skirt. You look gorgeous!

xo, Jasmin
www.jasmindaily.com

Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said...

I would definitely say the hot weather would make dressing for fall hard. It's just started to cool down a bit here, but is still 75 ish in the afternoon. I'll take the warm while I can! You look great here, I adore this skirt!

Danielle Arsenault said...

I can't believe how hot it is there!!!! I can see why you are struggling, but this outfit is totally adorable - I cannot get enough of those shoes!!
xoxo Danielle
www.fortheloveofleopard.com

Helene in Between said...

I saw the movie! it was really good, surprisingly good!!

Sarah said...

You are welcome to come stay with us so you can get your fill of chilly weather...it is not even that cold yet and I hate it already!

icing213 said...

You look very chic and pretty in this outfit! Great colors for all as well!

Zhuo

http://staybeautifulforyou.blogspot.com

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

I can't decide which I love more -- the shoes or the bag! Beautiful outfit!!

Kaitlin Goodall said...

Looooove that bag!!! SO cute.

Kaitlin
www.littlegoodiesblog.blogspot.com

Kacie Ellis said...

I totally feel you on this one! It's been in the 90's here in NorCal (it was even over 100 yesterday where my family lives) and I am so over the heat! I don't even want to get dressed because I am so over shorts and tanks and all I want to wear is Fall clothes. This is such a difficult time to get dressed! Maybe I just need to steal this outfit from you because it's appropriate for the heat but still looks like Fall! Love it!

P.S. I want to see Gone Girl too! But I'm afraid I'll be too scared. lol.

http://www.kaciesklosetblog.com/

E Mamakli said...

Even here in the NW it's tricky in Sept/October. Rainy season is unpredictable. Right now it's still in the mid 70's I constantly find myself taking off layers lol. Love French Connection and you look amazing in your outfit-beautiful skirt!!
I've read Gone Girl. I loved the story had mixed feelings for the ending. The movie I won't miss though. Can't hear what you think of it as it sounds like you may see it before me :)) Have a wonderful rest of the wee Shanna! XOXO, Elif

Darcy said...

Love your bag! It is hard to dress here right now, too! It is currently 70 degrees here... and I want to bust out my fall pieces so badly! I know it will be cold forever once it turns cold, so I am trying to not be too impatient haha!
www.amemoryofus.com

Yvonne Huang said...

I love this look on you, but most likely because I am an abuser of the pencil skirt. Whenever I can't figure out what to wear, I go straight for a pencil skirt. I literally have one in every color, and in a multitude of fabrics. Thicker ones for winter, and thinner, breathable ones for the summer.

Dear Sunny Vintage

Brooke Anderson said...

I saw Gone Girl! Your mom and sister are right, it was so good and just like the book, you have to see it soon! You always have great outfits, this one is no exception, the colors in the skirt give it a fall vibe while keeping you cool.

Brooke
www.pumpsandpushups.com

Getup and Go said...

I can't believe its still 90 degrees there still! You're doing great incorporating fall into your outfit! Its super cute! xx Danielle

www.getup-goblog.blogspot.com

Linda Cassidy said...

I so adore all of the pieces in this outfit, and September/October are hard months here as well, you do not want to give up summer ( although fall fashions are calling) Coulr be freezing in the morning and hot in the afternoon ( not as hot as there LOL).
I have been dressing fall like all week and now planning a Pool event for the weekend for Thanksgiving, talk about conflicted. It is a great outfit though

Caroline said...

Can I please just copy & paste this whole outfit into the work wardrobe I'm trying to accumulate for next year? It is all kinds of perfection!!

Setarra said...

I guess I should read the book before I go to see Gone Girl? Decisions, decisions haha. I'm so behind on book reading! Love your floral skirt!

Nikki said...

I totally know how you feel about dressing right now. Ughh it is so frustrating. It is almost mid October and it was in the high 80s today. I make my fall transition a super slow one!
Also, if only you lived closer, I would totally go see Gone Girl with you!! I am dying to see it, and I know my husband won't want to go. So I may be in the theater alone too. I have heard it is SO good.

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

Becky said...

I'm loving your new hair color!!!

Lindsay Truax said...

Cute skirt! Love your hair!

pinkandnavystripes.com

Kayla MKOY said...

Those shoes!!!!! So gorgeous. You look so pretty ma'am, and I'm still loving the new hair!

Zelle B. said...

Love love love that skirt! And those shoes are fab, too!
xo Southern Style

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

OMG those shoes!!! I'm so obsessed! And I hear you about having a hard time figuring out what to wear! Although it's not anywhere near the 90s here in Boston, it's much colder in the mornings and evenings and somewhat warm throughout the day - so layers have been key for me lately! I love this outfit!

PSLily Boutique said...

Love the skirt! :)

xx,
Lily
pslilyboutique.com

katherine lou said...

This outfit is so perfect! Love this!

OccasionallyAJ said...

One of my favorites, by far! Love the print and those heels. Great for September in Texas!!

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

Ashleigh said...

A great bag and heels!
-ASh
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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