Desperately seeking chic

West Village Guy

West Village Guy

Walking around in the West Village over the weekend, I realized what a fun area it would be to call home.  Lots of restaurants and shops and plenty of people watching.  It was during the people watching that I observed something clear about the locals.  Most everyone is very into their vibe.  I don’t know if it’s a thing that creative types go through in their 20s, but nearly everyone sported deliberately styled clothing and hair.  Fashion that’s of the moment.  That scene does make the area special in its own way, although maybe too high-maintenance for the likes of myself.  Fashion trends and my look has never been something I expend energy on.

West Village

West Village Gal

In an effort to open my pool of interests I gathered a few ideas for fall.  The looks below reflect my idea of what is easy to put together while being cute, clean and classic.  Even if your budget is lessthanextravagant, you can still create a wardrobe that makes you feel good when you get dressed in the morning (think Target or Zara).  Most of the outfits below are for the casual me, but I included a couple of things for the fancy me.  (The fancy me doesn’t get out much, but she can dream.)

The Casual Me


Zara – cute blazer and jeans with flats. Comfy, cozy.

Anthropologie - Furina Mary-Janes

Anthropologie – Furina Mary-Janes
They also come in taupe


Zara – Something I’d throw on for weekends

Frye Boots
Jane Boot
I’ve had these babies for 2 seasons and can’t wait for fall to put them on again. Love it, love it, love it!


Color Concentrate Tee


Anthropologie – Joppa Pumps
I like color in my accessories

J Crew

J Crew – This outfit is a staple in my closet

Lucky Magazine

Lucky Magazine – Classic pieces that never go out

J Crew

J Crew – The pop of color in the blazer would brighten up my normally neutral wardrobe

J Crew - Cece Ballet Flat

J Crew – Cece Ballet Flat
These come in a range of colors

J Crew - Brompton Hobo

J Crew – Brompton Hobo
Fits all your stuff and looks even better with age

Target - Converse jacket 39.99

Target – What a steal! Converse jacket 39.99

Banana Republic

Banana Republic – Everyone needs a light-weight jacket for fall

H&M Blazer

H&M Blazer – Another steal at 39.95

The Fancy Me 


BCBG – How pretty is this for a night out?


BCBG – Seed-bead Bracelet


BCBG – Milania Cascade Evening Gown

Luckily, I have a few fashionistas in my family who nudge me toward staying hip.  In the meantime, I’ll be checking out other blogs (maybe yours!) for continued fashion ideas.  Have an inspired day!

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