Fall Fashion, Fashion, Modest, Modest & Modern, Sophisticated, Winter Fashion

Thoughts & Booties

I have never been much of a boot type of a gal, but when I saw these Rag & Bone Harrow Leather Booties on two blogs that I love to follow, (Brooklyn Blonde and Wendy’s Lookbook), I had a change of heart. However, my wallet did not. At $495 a pair, there was no way I would ever be able to get these beauties on my feet, let alone a permanent residence in my closet. So I admired them online, and on Helena’s and Wendy’s blog and bid them adieu.

A couple months ago, it just so happened that I was window-shopping in the city, and found these very similar pair of booties at Forever 21.


At a more affordable $36.60 I found the last size six and excitedly stood in line, while thinking of all the outfits that I could create with them. It also got me thinking, of how many other fashionistas must go through this dilemma. That there is an item that you covet, but do not have the means to or even that want to splurge on. In my personal research in fashion, there are two philosophies: that good fashion should only be for the elite, and the other that fashion should be accessible to all. I have always agreed with the all-for-one mentality, and it is this ideal that has given me the drive to purse a career in fashion design. Not only for the need of modest clothes, but for need of affordable clothing that is beautiful and high in quality.

 This then led me to thinking, that maybe I can do a post every now and then of finding items that are similar (note: not knockoffs or fake, that’s illegal) of items and styles that are trending today.

 What do you all think? Let me know, and even if no one replies I will probably do it anyways.

 Till next time, happy fashioning lovelies!


Fall Fashion, Fashion, Modest, Modest & Modern, Sophisticated, Weekday Fashion, Weekend Fashion Styles







Fall. My most favorite time of the year. The leaves start to change colors, the birds start to migrate, and I get to pull out my warmer color items. It also means I can get back to my warm coffee drinks. Yum! My favorite fall accessories are scarfs and cardigans. It is much easier to find modest apparel, and layering becomes a breeze. I also love this time of the year because it means the holidays are right around the corner. Good food, lots of family-time and all of the beautiful decorations. It also means that my wedding date is coming closer! Thats right! I am getting married! As we get closer to the big day, the post will be catered to wedding (but still fashion) related topics!

This outfit is a first for me. I have never worn anything with animal print before! Now that I think of it, it is actually a double first. It is also the first time I styled a skirt on the blog! When I saw this skirt, it was just to cute to pass up. Maxi skirts are so versatile; they can be causal or dressed up, and they will always be modest! I love how I can wear my tights underneath and stay warmer as it gets cooler. However, I did notice in these photos, that the skirt is  a lot more see-through than I anticipated. It is an easy fix, all I have to do is sew in a longer lining.

I also love the colors in this skirt, it allows me to incorporate a lot of other warmer colors, such as olive, burgundy, and gold. I look forward to paring it with sweaters, peplum tops, and blazers!

With all this talk about Fall, what do you love about this season and what are your favorite Fall accessories?

Thanks for reading!

~ Outfit ~

~ Maxi  Skirt: Forever 21 ~ Blouse: Old, but similar here and love this one ~ Shoes: Madewell (the black leather ones seem to be unavailable, but these are suede, and these are just adorable)~ Bag: Rebecca Minkoff “Mini Affair” in Rose Gold (I found mine on Amazon for cheaper, so look for deals!) ~ Accessories: Madwell, Anne Klein, F21, and my lovely engagement ring! ~