I've been making a conscious effort to take more photos of my outfits lately (though it's getting harder now that it gets dark so early), and I figured I'd share some with you! Some of the items in the photos are from past seasons, but I'll link what I can at the bottom of this post. If you're looking for inspiration, make sure you also check out the "My Closet" and "My Style" sections of the site - where I link my favorite things and share outfit photos. Happy outfit making!
PS- Thank you to my supportive boyfriend, Adam, for being the source of all these smiles as the man behind the camera!
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How is it already November?! Too crazy. We are in the heart of fall right now and I'm trying to soak up the last bits of decent weather before winter arrives here in NYC -- although sadly it's basically dark out when I leave work at 4:45 these days. But I'm still trying to get in lots of cute fall outfits while I can. I feel like nothing really says fall like corduroy and the color burgundy, and I recently found a pair of overalls from Gap that combines them both! They have a cropped leg and are a bit more form-fitting than the black pair I've featured on the blog before HERE, and they look cute with so many different outfits (For size reference, I'm wearing an XS. Size up for a more relaxed fit). For this look, I styled them over a chunky striped Madewell sweater I've been loving this season, and finished it off with a tan leather bag and some fall-colored Vans. The sweater kept me warm enough that I didn't even need a jacket -- and anyone who knows me knows that I wait as long as possible before giving in to wearing a coat each year. What can I say? I don't like covering up my outfits ;)
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I have been a little MIA on the blogging front lately because I've been so busy at my regular job that the last thing I want to do is stare at the computer for even longer when I get home (haha). I can't believe today is only Tuesday. Phew! I have been posting a lot of fall goodness on my Instagram, so if you haven't already, give me a follow @abby.formella. Are you too busy to browse online? I did the work for you and picked out my favorite new fall finds available now! Click the links below to shop. : )
American Eagle Corduroy Trucker Jacket
I love corduroy for fall and this jacket is perfect!! It's a great weight for the cool but not cold weather we are having -- just keep adding layers as you need them! I love the oversized fit. It looks cool but will also fit over warm sweaters and hoodies. The jacket comes in a few colors but this one is my favorite! PS - the reviews say that it runs large, so size down if you want a tighter fit.
$79.95, American Eagle
LOFT Chambray Peplum Top
This top is the perfect layering piece for fall. Wear it under a cozy cardigan or jacket and pair with black skinny jeans/trousers and some booties and you've got an easy, comfy business casual work outfit that can take you from day to night! The peplum detail makes it extra feminine and flattering, and the v-neck is pretty but still work appropriate.
Madewell Cardiff Striped Crewneck Sweater in Coziest Yarn
Okay, you all know I constantly profess my love for Madewell, and they are killing it once again with their assortment this fall. How fun is this sweater?! The colors will brighten up your cool weather wardrobe while still looking seasonally appropriate, and the bell sleeves are just too cute! Shut up and take my money, Madewell!
Anthropologie Cozy Blanket Scarf
When it comes to scarves, I like them big enough to double as blankets. I love being able to drape them over my lap while at work and use them as makeshift pillows during travel. That's why I think this scarf is just so perfect! The fringe detail is super fun and special, and the size will keep your neck cozy and warm from the cold. So many great colors to choose from too! They'll brighten up your dark outerwear.
Gap Plaid Zip-Front Mini Skirt
I love this skirt to wear to work this fall and winter! It will look so chic paired with a simple black sweater, tights and boots. The zip detail makes it extra special, and the price is great!
Carly Jean Los Angeles "Hollyn" 3/4 Sleeve Dress
Carly Jean Los Angeles is one of my favorite online shops. Their fabrics are soo soft, it's crazy! I love this dress for fall because it looks flattering and could easily be dressed up or down. Wear it with booties to work and with sneakers on the weekends. It could also look cute layered under a denim jacket or chunky cardigan as the temperatures drop.
$58.00, Carly Jean Los Angeles
Now that it's official, I'll wish you all a Happy Fall! Temperatures are starting to drop in NYC already so I'm slowly transitioning my closet over to my cold weather wardrobe. Fall dressing can be tricky because it can go from warm to cool pretty quickly and randomly, so it's all about the layers and versatile pieces these next two months. For this reason, I'm sharing with you a little now and later outfit that can be worn now (when it's still on the warmer side) and later (when it starts to get chilly). The best part is that it's super affordable, so you can save money for those booties and sweaters you've been eyeing. Happy layering season! XOXO
This outfit is perfect for the weather right now. It looks fall-ish and cute, but you won't be too hot. I wore this exact outfit to work on casual Friday last week and got so many compliments! The Universal Thread Floral Wrap Top pairs perfectly with a pair of high-waisted jeans (so flattering), and some slip-on suede mules are perfect to wear when it's no longer sandal weather but too hot for booties. A brown leather satchel ties the whole look together.
To make the same outfit work when the temperatures drop, just add a field jacket (I chose a rust color that complements the shirt - it's from a few years ago, but I found a similar option available now) and throw on a hat. I'm wearing a felt hat my dad gave me for Christmas a few years back, but a beanie would look super cute too! You could also switch up your shoes for boots or sneakers if you need a bit more coverage. A perfect fall outfit for a great price! Check out the links below to shop the pieces.
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When I'm shopping for clothes, I try to choose quality over a low price, but every once in a while I find an inexpensive gem I can't pass up! I've been loving Target's new Universal Thread collection -- it reminds me of a lower-priced version of Madewell, classic and comfortable clothes and great fitting jeans -- so when I spotted this olive green romper during a recent shopping trip I had to try it on. I ended up loving it! The quality is surprisingly good and it's so comfy. I wore it all day last weekend and felt great! I kept my accessories pretty simple but did throw on a dramatic pair of sunglasses. Safari chic! It definitely runs big (I'm wearing an XS), but the drawstring can be tightened to bring in the waist. It also comes in plus size! Click the link below to shop!
Maxi skirts are comfy and breezy, and perfect for people who want to look cute and feminine but would rather not show a ton of leg! I love them for summer! And don't be afraid of them if you're on the shorter side... as long as you find one that hits you at the right length (tons of stores offer petite/short options), maxi skirts look great on all heights.
I'm all about embracing and wearing what flatters your body type, and I've realized that I really don't like the way my torso looks when I tuck my shirts into maxis. It's just not a flattering look on me. So, I wear them with crop tops instead. I like crop tops that are long enough so that only a sliver of skin shows. It's subtle and not too in-your-face, and you won't feel self-conscious after eating a few tacos or having a few beers (just keeping it real haha)! I found this black one at Zara. I love the way the fitted crop top pairs with the flowy, feminine maxi. I finished the look off with a cute pair of Vans low-top sneakers to keep it cool and casual. I'm a big fan of pairing sneakers with a more feminine outfit - it instantly makes you look more relaxed and effortless. The maxi in the photos above is an oldie but goodie from LOFT a few years ago. But click the photos below to shop my favorite maxi skirt styles available now. XOXO
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My name is Abby Formella and I'm a 26 year-old working girl living in the lovely borough of Brooklyn, New York.