{ auburn }

{ vintage yves saint laurent sunnies from ebay, self-designed necklace, gifted tory burch blouse, dedegumo watch, gifted bulgari bracelet, vintage bag, zara skirt, christian louboutin shoes }

it’s officially that time of year when we’re straddling seasons: summer brights suddenly feel silly, but it’s not yet cool enough for full-on fall layers. so i’ve got a little of everything in here: lace-up sandals, meet color-blocked skirt (black and navy, every new york girl’s favorite combo!), meet autumn-auburn blouse. plus a bag passed down from my great-grandmother ~ for me, the best part.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05506584020887579178 Vintage Market Place

    Great combo
    I love it all especially the bag and necklace

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05257885604287956397 Mary Ann

    Ooo, I love that rich colored blouse, and the necklace looks like it's made from chandelier crystals!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02851190361492654596 Susie

    i love your necklace oh so much!

    xx susie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05942764320600245819 Julie Khuu

    Classic 9to5 look with a glamourous twist…love that little necklace and that vintage satchel?! Amazing you still have it after all these years! Gorgeous colors Kel!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13376869039628742626 Angie

    you just NAILED fall right on the forehead! i love how you paired a pencil skirt with a fabulous sheen top. rustic orange and navy are so hot with your tousled hair!

    angie of pandaphilia fashion

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01353501242369600411 Tanya Dempsey

    Love the way you tied the top. Unexpected and fab. xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00922493231790791173 La Petite Olga

    Great mix of colors and this necklace is amazing!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • https://profiles.google.com/116522940964390792074 Mey Feng

    amazing pictures, In love with the look <3


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04116371115891172846 Mary

    Hello happy day.
    Great combo is so cute.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09509612874147350162 Iben

    I love the skirt, such a great pencil!

    xoxo Despite color

  • Jen

    I am in love with this outfit!
    -Chic(k) Style Blog

  • http://bit.ly/cassiebay cc

    perfect fall look

    chic look
    chic site

    thank you


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01747474738167689451 Lesedi
  • http://www.phoandchips.com Bridg

    oh i love this look! The colours look amazing together, and that blouse is stunning! : ) great post!

    B xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17888979805310137254 La Boheme

    Oh yay, what a fabulous combo! The bag is perfect, plus it has such meaning. xoxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05665923494721652626 Gawgus things…

    Such a gorgeous outfit! Love the colour of the shirt :) xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02236026638447219394 Michelle

    That shirt has such a rich tone to it. The 2 color combos work well together and this outfit looks great for the office. I'm loving it! :) cute little clutch to go with it…..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08813269203887879585 TripsTreasures

    I never wear black with navy, but on the skirt it looks great, should try it.

    Love the blouse, such an amazing fall color

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16078272346038833027 Kota Behemota

    classics in gorgeous tones. love the necklace. you really did it fab!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09839231110857821335 Boho-Chica

    Amazing outfit! Love the colour combination.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15157331294725300872 jas

    love the outfit! what great combinations. those shoes and sunnies r amazing


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00044194964746750941 Vintage Paper Designs

    Great combination. Love the necklace.


  • http://gigidiaries.com Katrina

    I am in love with your look…its so elegant and effortless! Bravo!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02743070799388126410 Giada

    You're stunning!! I love the blouse!



  • http://www.letiziabarcelona.com letizia

    that bag !
    gorgeous look, very "mad men" and fifties, I like that!

    ☆ Letizia


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01914278218458248705 Malena

    Your style is amazing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12692391820521018259 Emy

    You look absolutely gorgeous!! I'm in love:)


  • http://www.easyandchic.blogspot.com easy and chic

    Très chic!!!!! E

  • http://www.realtyverticals.com Gurgaon Property

    I like your jewel and your dress is to good.

  • http://camilleillustration.blogspot.com/ Camille
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    This outfit is so autumn perfect. The rusty orange hue is beautiful and rich, the vintage purse is darling, and I can't get enough of that colorblocked skirt!

    ♥, Jamie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05884853406461445362 SoapyMermaid

    tres "dadame" and very beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13786996877956402455 Tulips & Tulle

    Very classic, looks great!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16303518167151306057 Elle

    I love that Louboutin!! :)

    xx Elle from http://talonsetbonbons.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04833874587061441389 Lisa Griffin

    This is such a very ladylike combo but you make it look fun and chic!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06478261456089588472 Emily

    I love this so much! The bag is amazing and so well looked after. Blue and browns together always look great.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16263377842988295961 ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR

    Such a lady-like ensemble doll, love the colors :)

    XoXO-Kelli K

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15376356878120105071 Gina Michele

    Wow- love this! The color of that blouse is fantastic on you!

    ♥ Gina Michele

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05226243830970581304 monkeyshines ♥
  • http://www.offthecuffwithmel.blogspot.com Off the Cuff

    I love the shirt — color is something I definitely need to incorporate into my wardrobe! The bug necklace is awesome — are you selling this on your site. I'll have to go check. And, as always…you look beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15784130387081540515 Lace and Tulle

    I love this sophisticated look and your necklace!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02116258930954122989 Polly

    I love this! Especially the skirt, I've been looking for one similar for agesss.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01788633999036424863 MARLEY SIMONE

    The pencil skirt and laced up shoes got me! Swooning!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18200704591621471005 briannelee

    Love the color of that blouse!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05405880104279212511 Lauren and Marika

    amazing outfit! such a wonderful combination :) xx
    Golden White Décor

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11273792815781471892 Sugar with Spikes

    Love everything ! Great Outfit! U look so classy!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04588215135554425458 CK

    Loving the Zara color-blocked skirt. Grandma's hand me downs are always the best part of an outfit.



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03238589979626981020 Neris / Fashion Fractions

    love the color of the blouse and the shoes! stunning look!


    Fashion Fractions

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13021578565150329311 fashionmix

    great outfit <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17307750287416918321 Closet Fashionista

    This outfit is perfection! I love it :D

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03636469387388076513 Leah

    This look is extremely sexy yet still sophisticated! You look hot.

    xo L.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02814977122831120258 Snazzy Dollface


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02641524108306861481 FashionFlirt

    wow love your outfit! The necklace is stunning, good job! xxx

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14841674716381885256 NICOLE

    such great colors! love love love the auburn. so looking forward to wearing auburn and burgundy lol

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11695227203099106617 Julia

    Those heels are gorgeous and I love the color of your bluose!

    xo Julia

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00207083711507978637 Eugenia Woods

    Lovely! I really adore that blouse!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14018563090154607266 Sing

    Gorgeous blouse.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10742697015152576035 Bravoe Runway

    That blouse is gorgeous, the colour looks beautiful on you and those Louboutins are a knock-out! Your great grandmother's bag is amazing, still in fantastic shape!

  • http://www.thestylemaponline.com/ Emily

    such a cool necklace!


  • http://www.cositabella.com Nikki

    This is a great example of how to rock a transitional look — you pull it off so well! I love the richness of colours with the lighter accessories.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06127812251811714658 Mad For Fashion…For Less

    What a gergous outfit and beautiful necklace. Great post and thank you so much for sharing.

  • http://www.paperdolltheory.com kelly @ paper doll theory

    that blouse is fantastic! i love how you styled the entire outfit and the contrast of colors w/ the background. beautiful!



  • http://beancakes.wordpress.com/ kristina@beancakes ★

    absolutely gorgeous you are! love these fabulous fall colors that you are donning!
    xo ~ kristina

  • http://blondieesquire.wordpress.com/ blondieesquire

    I love everything about this! Especially the necklace. You look so chic!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07455905476556522397 Miyan

    love this outfit, especially the black/ navy pencil skirt. going to have to get my hands on one of those…

    and a pass-me-down bag, nothing better.



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04750934444442772717 Caitie

    love the colors here!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06841237588940938787 Lydia

    LOVE your necklace.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18234007927388076913 Inhale | Fashion and Beauty

    very elegant…LOVE the shoes! :D

    twitter: @inhale_fandb

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05052792977181531741 La Petite Marmoset

    I think I like "season straddling" combos the best– forces us to be creative! Lovely blouse btw :)

    La Petite Marmoset

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09606827280456842787 Audrey

    feminine, simple, chic….love it! http://www.casualglamorous.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04657422824565425948 MrJeffery

    love the necklace & top!

  • http://www.paperdolltheory.com kat @ paper doll theory

    oh yes yes yes. love this color combo, how very fall! the navy skirt is so lovely. everything is so sophisticated, with your own special touch in your necklace


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13678937953382560659 Jody-Ann

    Burnt orange silk top = LOVE

    A Girl's Next Best Friend

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03652580342472050070 DelbaMé

    This is one of my favorite outfits of yours! I loveee these colors. And such a gorgeous necklace!!!


  • http://ourfavoritestyle.blogspot.com/ Raque

    Love the color comb that you are wearing!!! Your blog is one of my favorites.

    Raque from

  • Anonymous

    The necklace is inspired by an Amanda Pearl Chandelier Crystal necklace, perhaps? ;-)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11296441207544268955 The Pantry Drawer

    great color! i love it, esp mixed with the navy! the necklace is fantastic too!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03231787161844874561 Supal

    omg i LOVE this outfit. This is something I WOULD wear, especially to work :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12347329353442093349 Michelle Lee

    perfect fall outfit :)


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    Very stilish and glamorous outfit. I love the bag and the shoes!
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  • Vanessa

    I LOVE (I mean, love) everything about this look! I even love the forest green garage door!!
    xo- Vanessa (the gal)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09853814408617902006 Clara Turbay

    You look really great, perfect!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14069400289454012514 DNA (designers+artists)

    Love this fall color palette.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00407465570268289693 mandy

    such a beautiful transition from summer to fall. so elegant. totally inspired.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16599904887688070005 Marie

    orange and blue are my fall colors too!

    Just waiting for fall to reach San Francisco now…

    Dirty Pink Cardigan


  • http://mylazydays.net/ Sumi

    I love the rust colored blouse and the handbag! Especially I love the fact that it's a family heirloom!


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  • http://teresasglobaladventures.wordpress.com/ Teresa

    Love the colour combination!! Agree that if anything has been in your family for that long it makes it extra special.


  • http://raspberry-rouge.com Raspberry & Rouge

    Gorgeous combo of colours! So chic! Happy friday!

    XO Rebecca


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14591657337467586703 Miu

    I love your necklace!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05071065455569880286 Audrey

    Love your style! It's a little bit retro and very awesome)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14619953390847121652 Chessa!

    I adore this outfit. it's so sophisticated and classic but also so modern. I have inherited so many little things from my grandmothers and great grandmothers. I treasure them! and it's funny bc I first read your post yesterday and then I was over in soho last night running an errand and I saw a bag in the window of armani exchange that bears a striking resemblance! same shape, color, similar clasp even! but nothing can beat the history and sentiment of yours pictured here. I carried a tiny sequins clutch at my wedding that my grandmother wore to hers and everyone needed to know where I found it…it was my something old and so special.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02304375090972188646 Louisa

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love the auburn colors for fall.

    xo Louisa

  • https://profiles.google.com/117756913616846137479 sew freak

    I love the colours of your outfit! http://www.sewfreak.blogspot.com

  • http://stylishinsights.com/ stylishinsights.com

    you are always feminine! always sooo stylish!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06358552130699971254 dinamita.paquita

    that shoes are amazing!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00684699262257213006 mariajustjernov

    the shoes are great!

    Maria Jernov


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01825417149457632393 Danielle Celeste Couture

    I love skit. I think I'm going to make one I love it so much. I love your blog.

    Love from Oregon USA,

    pink and blue

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10192170206390101284 Molliee

    I definitely agree on the straddling seasons thing – its still almost 100 here in LA!

  • http://anorexicescapades.com/ anorexicescapades.com

    That necklace is amazing!!!!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03429968469338580701 Cristiana Nunes

    These colours go so perfectly together!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17246616555311280161 annie markantonatou

    so chic outfit! love the necklace!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01115886819598010241 Sandra

    G L A M O R O U S ! Omg , stunning :)

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10984814517644880812 Jel

    love the color of that blouse. this seems like a very office appropriate look. something i would have worn to my old desk job.

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    I really like ur blog. U got one new reader :).
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  • http://www.bambisarmoire.com Tosh

    Love this! You r so fab dear! You've got some serious style swagger :-)




  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08473398317237221093 Ly

    The color of your top is amazing! Another great outfit.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02692154365553881657 Kate
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12277161930587845217 Life’s a shoe

    beautiful outfit!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06194815834035143031 Katie

    i love the autumn-auburn combination. i think blues & browns together look so flattering (also when worn with a red lipstick :)

    Katie x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05527245032781554278 Bridget

    Gorgeous outfit!
    Bridget xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05885043239932664720 Ishara

    I love that rich colored blouse, and the necklace. So pretty!! Looks immensely stylish and elegant. Brilliant designs and complete collection of fashionable women’s accessories. There is, of course, certain elegance in discretion, but sometimes more is more…. blues & browns together look so flattering…
    J Brand Jeans

  • http://lovejaney.wordpress.com/ lovejaney

    love the look, the green really makes it pop!!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10763502611276173511 Ylenia

    this is really great look, I love the colour combination.
    and nice to see the skirt's lenght: so feminine and elegant.

    well done babe

    Love, Ylenia | Longuette

  • Anonymous

    Your look is perfection!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09738501737847432349 Natalya’s Closet

    I love your bronze top and those heels are to die for! v

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12844633966617597521 Lola Finn

    Wow! This outfit is so glamorous an hot!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02539245978094428088 Hippie Fruit

    Loving these colors !!! & that necklace is so special !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11185772252144093415 Amy Joy

    Love your necklace!

  • http://dallasmonroe.com/blog-2/ DM

    I'm obviously dreaming, but I'd love to have those shoes on my feet… right about now. lol…

  • http://www.justagirl05.com elena

    My gosh! You have to include that necklace in your shop! It is to die for! LOVE the outfit, as always you look AMAZING. ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06681284541885288937 pinkmate

    love this outfit! quite sophisticated!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14450972908032011681 Tina Z

    It is definitely an Auburn-themed outfit! Whether you intended the title as a double entendre, I don't know, but it works since orange and navy = Auburn colors.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13310623910225011791 miss twinkletoes

    I have always loved those shoes – and once almost bought them – now I am definitley rethinking that choice – need to find them!

    great pics!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14441338787660747184 Rebecca Jane

    The colour of that blouse is so spot on for fall. Love it.

  • http://rufflesandtruffles.com Katie

    I absolutely love this color combination: so perfect for fall!

  • WOAH..

    That necklace should be titled, "Silence of the Lambs". Wild!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17036807717966103019 Jen Umm

    Great combo of colours and that necklace… love it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12025154181960595571 Ykinnaird01

    this outfit is Purrr-fection!

  • Anonymous

    I really love this outfit, total sophistication! I would like to feature your look in my blog if you don't mind in the near future at http://modestlyfab.blogspot.com/

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