Fearless Fashion: Falling in Love With Fall (And Myself) All Over Again2:00 PM
Fall is one of my favorite seasons. It represents change and transition to me. It's a great season to recharge and reflect, in preparation of Spring, which to me represents renewal.
The summer was tough for me with my brother passing away on May 30 so I spent much of the summer, just trying to deal with my grief and trying to be somewhat upbeat. The love affair that I was having with myself came to a halt and honestly, it was hard to just leave the house.
With the arrival of Fall, it was a welcome change that made me happy and hopeful for the future. My grief and pain still remain but fashion has a way of lifting your spirits, especially if you are wearing something you love. Even if it's a pair of jeans and sneakers. When you wear something you love, it shows. For me, Fall days = Happy days.
I love wearing jackets, boots and denim and Fall is all about that. I love leopard print everything and to me, Fall is the perfect season for leopard print, even though leopard print pieces are one of those fashion staples that are seasonless.
I attended a luncheon for OneStopPlus on my birthday, of all days (August 19) and attendees were asked to take part in a style challenge. All we had to do was go to the racks of clothes that OSP set up and create an outfit. Of course, I gravitated to the leopard print wrap dress and then saw a denim moto jacket that I thought would look perfect with it. After the challenge, OSP surprised us by saying they would send us the outfit we created. YES! I didn't own a leopard print dress so I was so happy. Happy birthday to me!
This outfit screams Fall to me. I love denim and I love moto jackets so I was excited to now own a denim moto jacket. I have never been a fan of wrap dresses but this one is a faux wrap so I don't stress about it coming undone and me having an "accident". You tie a wrap dress wrong and you're in trouble.
I wanted to go simple with accessories since the dress can stand on its own. So I just paired the dress and jacket with some black boots (also from OSP), some simple hoop earrings, my usual everyday bracelets and my Thick Chick necklace.