Queue warm colors for the Fall

Porter Magazine, Net-A-Porter. Dog Hair, Boris.

Porter Magazine, Net-A-Porter. Dog Hair, Boris.

So maybe I'm a little early to the punch, summer isn't over at all, fall isn't here at all. I've still one trip to the beach to attend and so on, but it's August and August means I can start to think about fall colors and changing leaves. Apparently, I'm not alone. Everyone is gearing up for Fashion todos per the usual. 

I'm no fashionista or fashion guru, hardly an enthusiast, but my personal style is sort of in line with the industry regardless. After getting together this outfit, heading to lunch, coming back and enjoying the few extra minutes of relaxation with Porter magazine I turned to their fall inspired spread.

Queue warm colors for the fall. 

I'm a fan of the oranges, yellows, and blues as of late. It's how my living room (studio apartment living room equals right half of bedroom) however, it's how my living room is decorated. It makes me feel at home: warm, cozy, and comfortable. On top of having my blue jean button up cover-up as a blue, I have the navy and orange polka dotted doll dress. Brown tights, that I consider to be Van Dyke Brown (photography reference). And then my thrifty Adrienne Vittadini loafers, yet again. 

I want a new pair of loafers, I wear these much too often because I love them much too much, but I've committed to thrifting for the better part of the last two years and I'd like to make it the only way that I shop (help). The older I get, the poorer I am, the more I realize I like quality clothes or thrift clothes, but not the brand new in-between. The clothes that dissolve after a total of four times wearing it, clothes that are unethically made and/or have stolen most of their designs from small name designers all over the U.S. I just can't get on board with that. I've dreamt of being a designer, but also I am a bit of an emotionally driven person. And stealing from the smaller named designers is an asshole move.

Long winded rant: Mass produced poorly made clothes for the sake of immediate revenue, regardless of whether the clothes are ripping off a human being that worked hard to come up with the design that has been stolen down to the T - NO, NO THANKS. I'd not like your clothes, Zara, etc. I'll thrift it, support local, or oh forbid, go without! 

Much love,

Kristen

Dog hair - Boris, and Couch - West Elm. 

Dog hair - Boris, and Couch - West Elm.