Wednesday, August 28, 2013

the It's Becker Style fall wardrobe

Holy craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap do I love fall clothes shopping!
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See. Can't contain it.

So finally, after much deliberating, below are some of the items I have chosen to drop into the mix.

1. a fitted, filled-with-spandex-so-it's-actually-comfortable jean jacket. NOT CROPPED. Cropped= too trendy. A standard-length jacket will see you through this season and all to come. And I chose to get the light wash. It's less 90's to mine ojos.
Link to mine HERE.

2. a green canvas military-inspired jacket. Good for layering when it's chilly and good alone during the transition.
Link to mine HERE.

3. a panama hat. because duh.


Link to mine HERE.

4. a white blazer.
Link to mine HERE.

5. a slouchy, pocketed, white tee. a basic for layering that i have been looking for.
Link to mine HERE.

6. tapered ankle pants. I got three because they were $25 each and fit like a dream: green, black, and navy with a black tuxedo stripe....which may be swapped out for the white pair with the black stripe.  Dear neighborhood Super Target, please get the white ones in so I can see whether they show my "girlie drawers."
Link to mine HERE.

I think the hardest thing when deciding what trends I would embrace this fall was identifying the pieces I loved and would wear well, from the pieces that just weren't realistic for my actual life. For example, I have a massive and almost uncontrollable desire for a pair of leather pants.

Pause. Your mind just went here, didn't it?  





If not, it really should have and I feel bad for you.


Moving on. Leather pants are amazing. And they need to be in my closet. The problem is, I don't live in the city and I have kids. That pretty much removes any opportunity for acceptable leather pant wearage. Tragedy. But since I know that, I won't be paying $115 at Express for them. Meanwhile, my city-living, child-free friends need to get a pair, pronto, and allow me to live vicariously through you. coughAndreaandNicolecough.

And "the one that got away"- a leather baseball hat. Like THIS ONE.

Because this is adorable:




I do, however, have a way around it: I plan on wearing Jerry's baseball hat with blazers and jeans while grocery shopping and preschool drop-offs. I have loved it since I scanned through the J.Crew catalog a few weeks ago. Can we say "Hello, easy hair day?" Why didn't I get the leather one? Because something had to give! I had a budget to stay in, and I wasn't willing to part with anything else. So the baseball hat had to go. waaaaaaah.

And finally- most importantly?- THE ITEM you're going to need for the fall/winter 2013 season if you don't already have it: a leather "moto jacket."

Pretend it's a blazer and wear it, peeps. Quilted, "blinged out," or not. Just get one, already!

Do you find yourself interested in them but don't know where to start? Click HERE for the h&m version, HERE for the Aeropostale jacket featured in InStyle, or HERE for Express' jacket. They're all at different price points, so you can pick the one you can afford.

So, now it's your turn. What did you get, or are you getting?

5 comments:

  1. I got a cream quilted "leather" jacket from Target. Adorbs. I have a black one about three years ago but I am no longer a fan. It has the cotton stretchy cuffs and waist "band" or however you would describe it. It was super cheap from Rue 21. I need to recycle it. Love the military jacket! I am definitely going to have to explore that further. I got a rain jacket recently (from target) with a geometric print. It's super cute. I am excited for it to rain. I want rain boots too. But I can't really justify it with our insanely short rainy season.

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    1. @Brooke, your plan sounds great! That cream jacket sounds awesome- cant wait to see pics of how you style it! And you know, who says you need rainy weather to wear rain boots? ;)

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  2. Can you tell I am slightly obsessed with jackets?

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  3. oh my goodness we talked about it on skype but now after reading this, I can't believe how similar out rquirements for a jean jacket were AND that we got the SAME ONE basically!!! Actually all of our fall attire essentials are pretty similar! GO US! and yes I need leather pants but I just dont think they look good on girls with wide hips like me. Your figure- absolutely. My hispanic figure- nope. (let hispanic jokes ensue lol)

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    1. You're not kidding!! This is why I love us!!! :)

      And also, I think your hips are perfect. Perhaps not made for leather pants but your body is the kind that peplum tops are made for!!

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