60’S & 70’S SPUNK

I’ve decided, in honor of Fashion Month, to dedicate this week on Extraordinary to finding the best (and affordable!) pieces for this upcoming Fall based off of this Springs FF14 Runway shows and the SS15 runways this month. One of the big prevailing trends for Fall and Spring is a modern take on the 60’s & 70’s. From the feminine shapes, to the pungent colors, to the high necks mixed with short hems, I’m loving it all. Especially the mixture of yellow and tan: nothing says 70’s fox quite like it. A more modern take on the palette would be to mix this adorable ASOS yellow midi skirt with this H&M tan turtleneck for comfort and polish beyond compare, or if you’re a little timid and don’t want to dive head first in the combo go for this neutral floral Topshop skirt instead. And for my neon daredevil’s out there, mixing this Kate Spade yellow dress (less expensive style here) with this ASOS baby blue coat and belted at the natural waist will not only create a spunky look, but also a smaller waist (win!). The possibilities are really endless though: the 60’s and 70’s were all about experimenting and breaking tradition, so don’t be afraid to test the limits and have a little fun.

*(It wouldn’t let me put the picture in but it’s absolutely GORGEOUS!)


Once Fall pieces start hitting the stores (um, didn’t Summer just start?) I can’t help but start my “back to Fall” list of clothing. Here, I’ve put together my list of favorite “Wear it Now & Wear it Later” pieces that can easily transition from Summer to Fall. Depending on how you decide to wear and layer the pieces is really all that matters, and many of these pieces can stand up season to season with just a couple other elements changing around them. This romper for example, would alone be perfect for a warm summer day, but would also look just as adorable with some booties and a warm jacket over the top when cooler weather hits. So, even if it’s still hot out, it’s never too early the start preparing for the Fall weather that’s right around the corner.

What pieces are you looking to wear for Fall?


Aviator Sunglasses (old, similar here) / Express Faux Leather Jacket (and one I’m coveting here!) / Boyfriend Denim Shorts (old, similar here) / Michael Stars Black and White Stripe Tee Shirt / Layering Rings / Lip Color / White Converse Shoes
Let’s face it; in the Summer, we often have to store our favorite Fall jackets away until it’s abrupt re-arrival in mid September. I know, it’s illogical (and downright uncomfortable ) to break out your thickest fur jacket or heavy duty trench coat, but who’s to say we can’t break some of them out a little early? I’m talking about those simple layering jackets hanging out in your closet waiting for a little loving. Those jackets are perfect for cloudy or unpredictable summer days! Yes, your light trench coats, favorite staple blazers, and one I can’t seem to be able to take off: the perfect (faux) leather jacket. This Express jacket (I call it my “LBJ”) in particular not only goes with everything, but also gets complements left and right. I have yet to find an outfit it doesn’t go with and a person who isn’t infatuated with it. In fact, I’m even looking into purchasing a another one for it’s quality and versatility. Quilting may play a minor role in that too, because, I mean, quilting – I just can’t get enough. 
Shop some of my favorite leather jackets here:

What jackets are you thinking of breaking out early? Any particular way you plan to style it? Let me know in the comments!