Adventures in Dressmaking: This weekend's inspiration: Finally, fall fashion

Friday, October 5, 2012

This weekend's inspiration: Finally, fall fashion

After weeks of focusing on the house... I've finally had some time to dig into my fall magazines--and after the past month of still-summery weather (in the 80's earlier this week!) I may have had sufficient summer time--I've been in denial that cold weather is coming. So with that, and the insane busy-ness of the new house and getting ready for the housewarming party... I had way too many fall fashion magazines piled up! I wasn't crazy about the September issues of my Lucky, InStyle, and PeopleStyleWatch, but after the October issues, I had a good list of fall/winter fashion ideas and lots of inspiration!!  So, this week's weekend inspiration is about fashion, not home dec for a change!

Of course, my inspiration was in the paper magazines... but I'll do my best to recreate my concepts online. ;) I get inspired when I shop to make or thrift similar looks, so most of these I plan to get the thrifty way or DIY!

Fall fashion inspiration!!:
  • Great elegant blazers for more casual wear--maybe in colors, maybe not...


  • Full-skirted midi skirts with natural waists (DIY!) Would be pretty in fall colors!
  • Baseball tee
  • Raglan sleeve sweater or sweatshirt
  • A loose sheer blouse or two in pretty colors--all kinds of options...
  • Chunky oatmeal or fisherman's sweater
  • Colored cords--burgundy? Or is that too last year?
  • Slightly waist-defined shift dress. Several in Lucky mag that I can't find online. Will definitely DIY!!!
  • Motorcycle jacket--would love a colored one! So cute over girly dresses.
  • *Tasteful* print jeans (DIY!) I want dark denim, I think, but a little pattern like this...
  • Pointy-toed pumps (Some of my fave style bloggers wear them so well!) 
  • Monogram necklace
  • Perfect cute and interesting stud earrings!
So what did I miss??  Have you made a fall wardrobe wishlist yet? What's inspiring you this time of year??!

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  1. Blazers and girly baseball ts are on my fall list too!

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  2. I make review of my clothes right now, so hope to have some list for fall and winter%)

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  3. Yay for cool weather and cute clothes! Can't wait to see some fall DIY soon :)

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  4. I am so loving Oregon fall right now! The weather has been so amazing!.

    I am totally making a wish list for this fall.. I am loving polka dots, scarves, and am loving that punch of coral. Coral is such a happy color- Don't you think?

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    1. Yes! I'm loving the dry, warm weather too! Coral is great--we went apple picking with friends yesterday and three of us coincidentally wore coral tops, and my husband wore a navy/orange-ey coral plaid! Haha!

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  5. Dear Lord those patterned pants are gorgeous!!! And Kendi is my favorite fashionista to read--Good luck with the fall fashions! I'm excited to see how your DIY patterned pants turn out :D

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    1. Me too, love Kendi! Yes, I don't have pants in mind yet but do hope I get to the stenciling project soon... ;)

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  6. 'Love baseball T's1 -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  7. Love all the looks, especially the blazer and yellow pants. Come by and visit me at the-wardrobe-stylist.blogspot.com. I'm a new follower of your blog.

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  8. So cute... I love all of the above looks. I'm actually a huge fan of Fall clothing. I love layers. I really dig the pair of booties in that first pic. So cute.

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    1. They are cute, but aren't booties sort of hard to wear? Kendi rocks them though!

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  9. Love these and pinning them! thanks for the fall inspiration and love your blog (and tutorial for tufting) So glad I landed here! :)

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  10. I am loving dark wash patterned jeans, too. I just bought a pair with tiny polka dots. I'm in love! Now I need a lined blazer :)

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