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October Fashion Favorites: My Top 3 Go-to Outfits


October fashion favorites

The scariest thing happens during this time of the year… midterms! Don’t let that scare you into becoming a yoga pants and giant sweatshirt zombie. Instead, let me show you a few of my favorite outfits from this month that are oh-so easy to recreate.

Check them out below, as well as – surprise, surprise - some of my other seasonal faves.

1. Skater Skirts & Cardigans

Cardigan and skater skirt outfit

I know what you’re thinking: something is different here. Yes, I’m inside! I’ve never taken pictures inside before because I prefer natural lighting, but I thought I would switch it up since the sun is in hibernation mode.

Onto the outfit: High-waisted skater skirts are flattering and romantic. I tucked mine into a lacy camisole, sweater leggings and high, camel colored boots. On top, I’m wearing an oatmeal colored cardigan that I’ve worn almost every single day since it came into my life.

This look can easily be dressed up or down with accessories, making it a versatile choice for fall.

2. Olive Jeans & Denim

Olive jeans and denim shirt

I know what you’re thinking this time: “Woah, a bedroom! I thought you lived under those trees you always take pictures in front of!” I live under those trees in the summer and migrate into this cave (see the bear?) during fall and wintertime, obviously.

I was the last person to jump on the olive jeans trend because I was under the impression green pants were difficult to match. However, olive jeans are SO easy to wear.

As you can see here, I paired them with a denim shirt, but I know what you’re thinking: what else can you wear with olive jeans besides denim? Chunky, neutral sweaters. Lightweight button up shirts. A striped shirt. Even the top and cardigan I had from my first outfit would look great.

To make the denim and olive combination look less “I’m hunting for quail” (indeed, people do that where I live), I’m wearing one of my favorite statement necklaces. On the toes are black riding boots.

3. Long Sleeved Dresses

Long sleeved dress outfit

Some people feel magical during the full moon, or when it’s Halloween night, or when they finish midterms. But for me, there is nothing more magical than a long sleeved dress (except maybe dresses with pockets).

It was love at first sight when I laid my eyes on those happy red elephants on this dress. Also, I’m a cold-natured person, so long sleeved dresses are perfect for those slightly warmer autumn days freezing buildings.

If it’s colder where you live, just add leggings and boots for a cozy yet chic autumn look.

Bonus! Seasonal Favorites

Pumpkin spice coffee and owl mug

Okay, so I couldn’t resist sharing a few items that are making my October, well, feel like October.

Like this baby white pumpkin! I have never seen an all-white pumpkin before (or is this some kind of pseudo pumpkin-squash-gourd hybrid?). And look what it’s drinking… Pumpkin Spice coffee! It would not be fall without the PS coffee. Plus, it helps you stay awake in class. It’s a win-win deal.

Also, look who flew in to deliver the coffee… an owl mug! It’s the perfect representation of all things warm, cozy, and Harry Potter fall-related.

Tell me what you think:

Which of the looks above are your favorite? Do you have any fall fashion favorites that you just want to wear over and over again? Did you survive mid-terms? Are you a fan of pumpkin spice everything? Leave a comment below!

Posted on on October 20, 2013 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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15 Responses to “October Fashion Favorites: My Top 3 Go-to Outfits”

  1. 1
    October 20th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Where in the world is your dress with the little elephants from? It is too cute!! And even more so on you! :)

  2. 2
    October 20th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Yes! where did you get that dress and the cute owl mug??!!

  3. 3
    October 20th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    I’m so going to wear green pants sometime next week! Thanks for the inspiration! <3

  4. 4
    October 20th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    I just bought a pair of olive pants that fit like a dream, and I am finding them to match SO much. Greatest ‘investment’ ever. The Pumpkin Spice Target coffee brand is so yummy!! I love this post(:

  5. 5
    October 20th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Thanks Phoebe! :) The dress is from a boutique, the brand is Everly (

    I’m happy to hear you’re enjoying olive pants, Rose! Let me know what you wear with yours.

    Nilsa, my owl mug is from Kroger. It was like a flock of owls had flown in Kroger and decorated the store. I may have also picked up some owl dishes too, whoops :)

  6. 6
    October 21st, 2013 at 12:42 am

    i absolutely love the color of your skirt! where did you get it?

  7. 7
    October 21st, 2013 at 12:57 am

    I loved this even though it’s simple, it’s also cute. I like your bedroom, too btw.

  8. 8
    October 21st, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    I love this! Thanks for sharing…always love reading your posts. :)

  9. 9
    October 21st, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Thank you!

    My skirt is from Charlotte Russe, as is my cardigan. I have been wearing this skirt nonstop! It’s not too long, not too short, and the perfect color for fall. I’m quite short, so finding a skirt that’s not an awkward length can be tricky.

  10. 10
    October 22nd, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Being short (and tall) does suck when it comes to skirts and dresses. They’re too long and conservative-looking when you’re short, and when you’re tall, they make you look like you’re trying to get the wrong kind of attention. As a side note, wouldn’t it be great to have a long-sleeved dress with pockets??

  11. 11
    October 23rd, 2013 at 4:10 am

    OMG, keurigs are a godsend, aren’t they? (mine’s pink.)
    I LOVE the cardi and skater skirt combo.
    So cute and comfy, it’s still warm where I am, so I do bare legs and flats.

    that printed dress is super cute as well!

  12. 12
    October 31st, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    I love this post! Please do go-to outfits every month!

  13. 13
    October 31st, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Paulini–True. That dress would be the BEST THING ever! If you find one, let me know.

    Carmie–thank you thank you! You’re so sweet. I love the look with flats as well. The weather here can’t make up it’s mind between hot & cold!

    Mary–I am so happy to hear that because these are actually my favorite to write. So you shall definitely be seeing them more of them in the future :)

  14. 14
    November 1st, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Love the sense of humor in your writing. Keep them coming!

  15. 15
    November 30th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Nice outfits in 1 and 2.

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