Some Kind of Wonderful

When I was in college I dated a drummer.  He was completely adorable with a scruffy face, the sweetest eyes, and this incredible dark curly hair against his light features.  He was incredibly talented and college-Malori was totally smitten.  In the freezing Chicago winters I used to love cuddling up with him and his various vintage flannel shirts.  One night when we were hanging out I thought it would be hilarious to wear my flannel.  Of course, my version of flannel was pretty different than his.  When I showed up at his apartment I told him I dressed up as him for the night then laughed at my own joke for way too long.

Plaid
Plaid

sunglasses: ray ban // top: forever 21 // jeans: united colors of benetton // boots: zara

Plaid

I must say, I really enjoyed wearing my flannel for the night and have since brought it into my wardrobe on a regular basis.  Paired with these boots it takes on a biker-esque look and is deceivingly comfortable.  These thigh-high boots are toned down over jeans but still pack a pretty bad-ass punch visually.  This is one of my all-time favorite looks.
Plaid

photography c/o Ashley Guzman Photography

Fall Trends: Teacher Knows Best

As soon as I put on this outfit all the ladies who were styling me told me I looked like a teacher.  I felt like a really stylish teacher, but I can’t say I would have looked out of place at the head of a classroom.  One of my favorite parts of this experience was wearing outfits I never would have put together on my own yet feeling totally comfortable in them.  These pants by Sanctuary are incredibly comfortable and this top was so delicate and beautiful.

Art Effect Fall Trends

earrings: Art Effect $18 // blouse: Waverly Grey $205 // jeans: Sanctuary $139

The fall trend in this is found in the mustard color of my pants.  Apparently it’s all the rage and I love it!  If you have fair skin like I do it’s sometimes tough to pull off mustard but pairing it with a bright top solved that problem right away.

Fall Trends: Art Effect Chicago

We paired it with these sweet red earrings and I posed with a globe because, why not?  This was definitely one of my favorite looks!  How do you feel about mustard this fall?  I really thought it was a trend I couldn’t wear but I’m excited to see that if I find the right pieces it will absolutely work for me!

Remember, you can get all of these looks at Art Effect in Chicago.  If you aren’t local, check out their website.  You will not be disappointed.