As I prepare for the change of the seasons, the ONLY part that is a comfort to me is that I will get to wear my insane amount of jackets, and rotate in ALL of my Fall/Winter shoes. This is probably the ONLY thing I missed about a true "Winter" while living in Los Angeles..
I am an accessories whore. Plain + simple. I love bold, over-the-top accessories, so that my vintage band tees, and denim look more sophisticated + planned than they are. I like to feel dressed up without dressing up, especially in Fall. For a regular day, with dry hair, I spend about 20 minutes on hair, makeup, + outfit, and BOOM I'm out the door. I can attribute this to a few things...
1- Skincare. I really don't like makeup or the effort it takes to put it on, so I don't wear much, AT ALL. Having clear skin + good eyebrows are a HUGE priority in my life, so I can be low-maintenance + fast with makeup.
2- Being Hair Challenged. I legit don't know how to do anything but straighten my hair, or put it up.
3- I invest in ACCESSORIES!! Here's the thing, if you have on KILLER shoes (Valentino, YEEZY, BUSSTOPX), an ordinary pair of jeans with a bomber jacket looks fresh AF. Add some serious bling + you're lookin' better than most of the general public.
This year, as I prepped my new collection of leather goods + jewelry for Holiday, I wanted some new shoes to add to the mix. Fortunately for me, Bus Stop Boutique is close by. It's another "Wait this is really in Philly?!" hotspot, and one of my favorite places to go. Basically, if sticks+stones ever launched a shoe collection I imagine it would look like Bus Stop.
I styled three looks for Fall based on my CURRENT closet, adding just new jewelry, bags + shoes. I wanted to show a look I'd wear on a date (bc I go on so many ::eye roll::), and two every day looks for work, or casual hangs. I also added a few of my favorite makeup, sunglasses + key items I'm using RN.
Pls feel free to add these items to your Holiday Wishlist + stay connected with S+S and Bus Stop on our soon-to-come product launches, and holiday sales.
LOOK #1: Date Night with Imaginary Bae
- Flashy Shades
- A leather jacket
- A statement necklace
- Lingerie- any bustier, sheer tank, sexy onesie, or intricate bra will do.
- Tight high-waisted Skirt
- T-Strap Heels
PERVERSE SUNGLASSES (ON SALE $25) | CHANDRA NECKLACE + ALL BRACELETS (COMING SOON) BY STICKS + STONES | BUSTIER BY NATORI | SKIRT BY JONATHAN SIMKHAI VIA INTERMIX | HEELS BY ALL BLACK SHOES VIA BUS STOP BOUTIQUE (ON SALE- CALL TO ORDER)
MAXWELL CUFF + CHAKRA BANGLE IN CLEAR QUARTZ >>> COMING SOON!
JACKET BY IRO PARIS
LOOK #2: Casual Day to Night
- A bomber jacket
- High-waisted skinnies
- A choker
- An everyday backpack
NUGGET EARRINGS IN ONYX BY STICKS + STONES
LOOK #3: Moody AF Kinda Day
- A bomber jacket
- A black body-con
- Layered Necklaces
- Combat Boots
- A sporty but chic backpack
SOUL WRAP CUFF IN ROSE QUARTZ (COMING SOON) BY STICKS + STONES
BOMBER BY TOPSHOP
*All photos taken by Sophie Cecile Xu