Fashion Friday : October Wish List

October Favorites

Here are a few things on my wish list for October!

I feel like the cat sweatshirt goes without saying — cool weather and an infatuation with everything feline makes this sweatshirt the coolest thing since sliced bread. Paired with a spiked headband inspired by a Fashion Week look from one of my very favorite bloggers, Peony Lim, I am determined to push the envelope between what’s crazy good and just plain crazy. Blurring that line is half the fun of putting an outfit together. If I’m feeling ambitious, I may attempt to DIY the headband with instructions I found here.

On the more conventional side of my sartorial desires of the month, I am definitely searching for a pair of black wax jeans — I feel like they offer the edge of leather pants while remaining a bit more practical for every day wear. I am also on the hunt for some floral booties and a bright orange satchel. Normally towards the middle of October my wardrobe starts to drift towards the monochrome color scheme in shades of white, grey, and of course, black. I want to keep color in my wardrobe through the fall and winter months, and what better way to do this than an orange satchel? Orange is a great color for summer to fall seasonal transitions because it is everywhere right now — the leaves on the trees, the pumpkin in my Pumpkin Spice Latte and the stripes in my candy corn. I love finding inspiration in unexpected places.

Tomorrow I am headed to my first ever CapFABB meet up and I couldn’t be more excited! I will have my camera on me for the whole day, cannot wait to share the event with you guys. Hope everyone has a fantastic Friday!

Cat Lady Chic

Last week in New York, (after some serious begging ensued) I had the great fortune of being gifted this shirt:

I really can’t explain my fascination with bizarre, quirky pieces, but I have quite the collection of clothes that most people would look at and think Who in their right mind would wear that??. When I saw this cat shirt it was love at first sight. I immediately started thinking of all of the outfits I could pair it with — the shirt is a great way to offset a look that is too buttoned up. Yesterday was the first time I wore it out in public, and of course I got a few stares, but that’s half of the fun of wearing something so obviously playful. A lot of times, I am best at pushing myself outside of my fashion comfort zone — it feels the most natural to me and it is one of my favorite forms of self-expression.

Business on the bottom…

… party on the top.

Is my t-shirt the biggest fashion faux pas (or should I say, faux paw) you’ve ever seen, or do you get the humor of it? I like wearing things that can generate this sort of debate. Also, a big thank you to Tania Matsuoka who took these great photos!