Bold For Fall

Tobi Cutout Sweater | Shades of Sarah
It seems like I’ve been posting a lot of outfits with black lately (I had to go all the way to mid-summer to find an outfit without black), but I really love how black can keep an otherwise colorful outfit grounded. This cool Tobi cutout sweater is basically a perfect match with this pashmina a friend gave me last year. Adding my cognac ankle boots and the matching side of my reversible tote is another fun contrast with my black jeans (a closet staple for me if there ever was one).

Tobi Cutout Sweater | Shades of Sarah
I know that the cold shoulder trend is everywhere these days, but I can’t get past how impractical it seems. These flirty cutouts are a cool alternative (pro tip: try wearing with a racerback bra). Plus, with the days getting grayer and grayer, I can’t resist bold colors and prints — that being said, this sweater looks more blue than purple in real life. I kept the bright theme going with this berry matte lipstick (the e.lf. Cosmetics obsession is real). I definitely recommend turning to bold hues to boost your mood and change up your wardrobe this fall.

~ Sarah

Photos by Lola

Sweater: c/o Tobi
Jeans: Old Navy
Ankle Boots: Kohl’s (similar)
Scarf: gift
Lips: e.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Matte Color in berry sorbet

Cardigan Crush

Patterned Tobi Cardigan for Fall | Shades of SarahHi Autumn, nice to see you again… at least for now. As far as I’m concerned, ankle boot and cardigan season is more enjoyable than peacoat and riding boot season. Speaking of cardigans, after seeing these swingy, print cardigans around for a couple years, I finally have one in my closet thanks to Tobi.

Patterned Tobi Cardigan for Fall | Shades of SarahFall is my busiest season for my social calendar, between homecoming, cider festivals, apple picking and other classic fall activities. This means that I need want comfy and cute clothes that works for all of the above. So good thing this “school crush” cardigan goes with everything.

Patterned Tobi Cardigan for Fall | Shades of SarahMy first instinct is always to keep things simple. Black jeans and ankle boots (these are new and so comfy!) to go with the cardigan, and then a maroon sweater for some warmth and a seasonal pop of color. I couldn’t resist adding a wine colored lipstick either. And of course, a pendant necklace, my necklace style of choice.

Patterned Tobi Cardigan for Fall | Shades of SarahAnyone else crushing on cardigans this fall? Or is there another trend you’re totally digging?

~ Sarah

P.S. Thanks for the photos, Chrystina! Visit her blog for all your party planning needs.

Cardigan: c/o Tobi
Top: LOFT (similar under $50)
Jeans: Old Navy
Ankle Boots: Kohl’s
Necklace: Borrowed from Chrystina
Lips: e.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Matte Color in wine


Flyers Business Casual

Since Nick has seasons tickets to the Philadelphia Flyers, I find myself to going to the occasional hockey game right after work. I get to work and the games on public transit, so I don’t usually pack a change of clothes. Instead, I dress up my sports tees with ponte pants, a blazer and ankle boots.

Flyers Business Casual

Oh, and in case you were wondering just how casual my workplace is, when I wore this, a manager asked why I was dressed so fancy. I actually don’t like looking too dressed up at sporting events, so I keep the accessories simple (my usual m.o., to be honest). Earrings, a ring and a fun cuff are all I need.

Wild Lilies Jewelry Star Bangle

I love, love star accessories, so when I saw this cuff from Wild Lilies Jewelry, I had to have it. The cuff doesn’t seem to be in stock anymore, but if you’re looking for star-shaped jewelry, I love these studs. If you have a cuff on your holiday wish list, I recommend this edgy stone one (it’s on sale!). If you missed Wild Lilies’ Black Friday/Small Business Saturday sale, don’t worry — their prices are affordable all season long.

~ Sarah

ETA: Use code CYBERMONDAY for 20% off everything at Wild Lilies Jewelry through midnight, Nov. 30th

Blazer: Kohl’s (similar)
Tee: Flyers team store (similar)
Ponte leggings: Kohl’s
Cuff: c/o Wild Lilies Jewelry
Ankle boots: c/o DUO (similar)