look book: walking into fall

August 30, 2010


Happy Monday everyone!! Was it just me or was this kind of a weird weekend? In LA it seemed like the changing of seasons. We had this crazy heat wave last week but then both Saturday and Sunday we had hazy, cold mornings that led into sunny, but breezy afternoons. The lighting definitely screamed fall and it made me feel like I wasn't ready. It reminded me of going back to school but wanting to hold onto summer as long as I could! It led to a strange mood of missing college, friends, the Bay Area and wanting a change of my own. Coincidentally I had lunch with a friend from college and it was crazy that we hadn't seen each other since last September! She's had some amazing changes over the past couple months (she transferred with her job from D.C. to San Diego, scored an awesome raise, got an interview for TFA and a scholarship for a grad program!). I am so so happy for her and it was awesome to see her in person to share in the good news! It did make me wish, though, that I had more of a direction with what I want to do. She's so lucky that she knows what she wants and is going after it! I still feel like I have so many different interests and I don't know which one to pursue. I know I'll figure everything out..hopefully sooner rather than later though!





romper Marshalls, jacket H&M, necklace Elephantine, head wrap random tie, shoes Jeffrey Campbell, purse Coach, ring Erica Anenberg via Gilt/Hautelook

Can I just tell you all how excited I am to be wearing this beautiful necklace from Rachel's Elephantine jewelry line!? I've been a fan of her work since last year and it's such an honor to share with you this stunning piece. Rachel's handmade designs are beautiful, dainty and so unique! I love this necklace, the Akira, because of the four little diamond shapes hanging so perfectly from the chain. It's one of those pieces I can wear again and again {and I will, just you wait!}. Go check out her etsy and cartel shop...you will be blown away with loveliness!

Have a great day! And don't have a case of the Mondays!
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76 comments:

  1. I'm so excited about fall and glad you are already walking into it, Mara!

    You are so right about the LA weather this weekend compared to last...so perhaps it really will be cooler her for a fabulous fall! :)

    Congrats to your friend too...sounds as though she is on a terrific track! I found it comforting to read hat you mentioned wishing you had more in yours because that is exactly what I was pondering this weekend...I have new wants and loves, but yet am not sure what to follow exactly, but I'm sure you will figure it out, just as I hopefully will! :)

    Have a lovely week ahead and enjoy sporting that beautiful necklace! Thanks for sharing!

    Liesl :)

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  2. Love your outfit - it's so fun! And I know how you feel in regards to life paths - I am still trying to find a new course myself and while it's unsettling and scary, I do know that the right one will come eventually for me and for you, my friend!

    Also, I have an elephantine necklace too! I love it so much! Rachel is such a talent!

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  3. Mara, you are just so chic. I love how you pull off the clogs and socks and that adorable romper. And congratulations to your friend, dear! It sounds like she is one hard-working, driven girl.
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  4. you look amazing, as usual! I'm so happy to see the necklace on you... thanks SO much for supporting my shop, mara!

    hope you have a wonderful monday. xo

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  5. This is such a gorgeous pre-fall look! You totally look like a model off-duty :) Love how you paired the black socks with your tan Snick wedges...I have the same pair so I might have to try that soon! :)

    xo

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  6. I am so ready for fall right now and I adore your photos...The headband looks fantastic:)
    Have a fun Monday,sweetie
    Kisses

    Ps: I adore your necklace:)

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  7. i love your hair and shoes.
    gorgeous outfit baaabee.<3

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  8. Yes, I just said the same thing on my post. The weather is changing and this weekend was a clear change from the heatwave last week. I love fall, I can't wait for it!

    -B

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  9. LOVE those shoes something fierce, lady! I'm excited about fall attire--I mean, it's almost always fall attire appropriate in the Bay Area, but I'm excited to wear scarves and boots and cute jackets again.

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  10. I love how you mixed the military jacket with the floral romper and it's beyond weird that you had the same weekend weather wise at the other end of the world!!! :D

    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

    P.S: I have a very cute giveaway running which I think you'd love! Come and check it out! ;)

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  11. Wow, love your look! I'm feeling it too. The sun it out, but it is crisp out. I don't like it one bit.

    We're headed to SF this week. Any suggestions for food or activities?

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  12. I wish I could pull off a romper, but they don't work well with my body type. You look fab! Love that nail polish shade also.

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  13. I love your shoes!! :]

    And yes, fall does feel like it's giving a sneak preview, even here on the east coast. I know it won't last for long though!

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  14. Gorgeous look. I love your shoes. That is a great necklace, too!

    It was feeling like fall here last week...now we're in a heat wave. It's supposed to be in the 90s all week.

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  15. wow that jewelry is gorgeous!!! love them all. and i know what you mean about finding direction. i just finished grad school and i still don't know that i want to stick with that career for very long. i want to be everything in life! :) but yes, i think eventually we'll figure it out, or maybe just enjoy each mini-career as they come.

    and totally weird weather! but i loved it. it was finally cool enough for me to live here. :)

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  16. every fall i have the same sadness, I miss college (and the bay area, even though I've never actually lived there, but visited 4-5 times a year in college). I have yet to figure out what I want to go back to school for and get my masters in, so like you I am waiting for more direction. :) happy monday!

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  17. this outfit is so adorable! love it. :) sorry i haven't been by your blog for a while.. :/ very busy.
    xx.

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  18. I LOVE the necklace as well. Simple, gold and beautiful! xo

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  19. Your hair is soooo cute in that little bun! :-)

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  20. You should do a post on how you do your hair! It always look so fantastic. It seems like everywhere it's the fall/ going back to school feeling. It made me miss it too.

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  21. i love the combination of clogs with the romper! so cute. :) the weather really threw me off this weekend too because i was preparing for it to be super hot like the rest of the week. too bad we dont get a real fall here. :(

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  22. ah you look great! that jacket is indeed a great staple to your fall wardrobe! and i love the wedges with socks ;)
    Catita

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  23. love the romper & love your nail color!

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  24. omigosh!! i love you shoes!! awesome awesome outfit <3

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  25. Beautiful! Loving that jacket still and I do love that necklace.

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  26. Oh, that romper is adorable! Love how the dark colors make it totally fall appropriate! And loving it paired with the military jacket! You are the cutest!

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  27. This is the most awesome outfit I've seen in outfit blogs all day!

    I love the socks with the military jacket and floral romper. You are so adorable!

    XX.
    Mae Lu, thereafterish.

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  28. you cutie!!
    I love Rachel's work too, I wear one of her necklaces all the time :)

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  29. I LOVE that jacket! I may have to make a trip to H&M soon... :) And I know exactly how you feel about wishing for a more definite direction. At the same time though, I'm continuously thankful to be so interested and inspired in a variety of things - it's so much better than being bored! I'm sure you'll figure things out when the time is right.

    Also, we went from ridiculously hot to freezing cold last week here in the Bay Area. No bueno. :)

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  30. you look gorgeous! i still feel like i have way too many interests even though I went to grad school and everything!

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  31. Perfect look Mara, it's a delightful summer/fall transitional outfit with the socks and jacket adding some additional layers :)
    I know what you mean about not really knowing where you are going to go, and having that uncertainty about your career, I'm in the exact same boat right now!
    And congrats to your friend, that's really exciting for her! Happy Monday!

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  32. As usual you look awesome. I just love the way you piece together your outfits.

    That necklace is really lovely and her shop looks pretty. I like dainty jewellery.

    I know what it's like to not know what you are doing with your life. It's a constant thought in my mind. I hope that you will be able to figure it all out :)

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  33. Loving the romper-jacket combo. So cute.

    That's one of my fave ways to wear my hair -- I usually use vintage scarfs... It's the quickest and easiest way to manage my hair, which always makes me laugh when someone compliments it... Looks super cute on you, too!

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  34. Wow Kudos to you for being able to walk in those shoes! I think I'd tip over! haha :) Love the head band! xox

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  35. Love that nail color! And the clogs are gorgeous.

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  36. SIGH... those shoes are my dream shoes. ;)

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  37. Look how cute you are. Love the romper!

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  38. i'm in love with the look and the nail polish color!

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  39. I know I've told you this before but I absolutely love all of your outfits. It would be soooooo cool if I could raid your closet. Hehehehe. I love your romper. And your hair looks adorable. You look so chic, you look like you're a model!

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  40. love your new jacket!
    i've had a jacket like that for about 4 years now and its one of my favorite clothing items ever! you'll get so much use out of it!

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  41. oooo you are so cute! I would look like sh*t in that outfit and you look nothing short of adorable. I'm with you, the transition to fall is palpable.

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  42. Mara you look stunning in this outfit! Love the quirky touches like the headscarf/tie and this has to be one of the best examples of how to do the whole socks & shoes thing.

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  43. Love how you've teamed the romper with your military jacket!

    x Jasmine

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  44. Looking so cute! Love the Head scarf and army jacket. getting me so excited for fall!
    ~Cat

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  45. It's the Allie romper! Haha! Love the jacket so much! And I'm so glad you're giving yourself time and space to figure out what's really important rather than rush into jobs/grad school that won't make you happy. (You should live out my dream of opening an LA cupcakery!!!)

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  46. I know exactly how you feel!! Except your just graduated! I've been out of college for 6 years now, I'm still not exactly sure which direction I want to go in. But no matter what you decide to do, you're super talented and will excel in anything...I'm sure of it!

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  47. I love this look! So perfect for the summer to fall transition... the necklace is so dainty and beautiful!

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  48. i can't believe it fall! i feel like we've barely had a summer!

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  49. Perfect outfit !
    http://prettydarling.canalblog.com/

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  50. Perfect outfit !
    http://prettydarling.canalblog.com/

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  51. aww it's so nice to see old friends :). Cute outfit! Love the romper.

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  52. im not ready to give up summer either :(

    your necklace is perfect and simple. beautiful as always
    have a fabo day!
    xoxo
    Ash

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  53. Those are fantastic shoes and a lovely outfit. I just stared following your blog, I really adore it.
    http://washingtondcfashion.blogspot.com/

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  54. it all kind of comes in a whim, I moved to las vegas from southern california and now Im working on my masters to become a librarian! I never would have thought this would be me!

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  55. Gah! I am in LOVE with your romper. Seriously the cutest thing ever. And pairing a military jacket with it - brilliant!! :)

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  56. i love the romper + shoes + necklace so much!! i definitely need to buy something from rachel's shop - she has some majorly lovely pieces!!

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  57. I love the headband with your hair up, so different and cute!

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  58. what lovely photos!
    it's a great combo for the end of summer which i am not ready to give up!

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  59. You look good walking into fall, let me tell you! I love those shoes.

    Trust me, no one has it figured out...that's the fun part!

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  60. I absolutely love this look on you, Mara. I've been hesitant to try the socks with sandals/clogs but you make it look adorable! And I love your green jacket. So chic and current.

    xo
    Valerie

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  61. I'm not ready to give up summer, though the weather here seems to tell me to think otherwise - sheesh. I guess I just need to embrace tights and cute jackets like yours!

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    :) Christine

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  62. You are just too stinkin' cute! I love your outfit!

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  63. love the polish. makes me want fall to be here even sooner.

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  64. that jacket is sooo cute... i can't wait for us to get fall weather in Miami which won't happen until really late... :(

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  66. LOVE your outfit! So cute & unique!
    That necklace is really lovely :)



    xx
    Nikki

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  70. Gosh! that jacket looks good with everything!

    You are not alone girl! I have trouble deciding what to pursue as well.

    Hope you are having a wonderful week!
    :)

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  71. i know exactly how you feel about wanting a direction! sometimes it feels so strange to just be floating around in the 'real world'... things will come together for you, i'm sure! did you decide to go for the masters in education?

    i love the romper and your top knot :)

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