Aftermath of falling back

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The week following a time change is always interesting for me; it takes me a while to believe that the sun really does go down before 6 pm. By 7 pm, I’m yawning and thinking that it must be bedtime soon. (I usually stay up until around midnight so, clearly I haven’t changed my sleeping habits at all…) Oh, and the cats have not gotten used to the time change yet. It’s dark at 6 pm, so they start bugging us for food right around then, and we don’t feed them until 8. Some nights it’s a very painful couple hours of waiting for all of us!

In the meantime, I’ve enjoyed dressing for the perfect fall weather we’ve been having. It’s near freezing in the mornings, but highs from the upper 50s to mid-60s are exactly what I like this time of year! I remixed my grey skater skirt by pairing it with my cropped grey cable knit sweater. I’ve had this outfit saved in my list of outfit ideas for quite a while, so I was excited to finally get to wear it. I really like how it came together with the sheer black tights and black boots. I opted for sheer tights instead of opaque because I didn’t want it to be too dark.

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Chelsea28 sweater via Nordstrom / Uniqlo skirt (similar) / L’eggs tights (exact) / Sam Edelman boots (exact)

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For day 1 of a workshop, I wore a chambray shirt layered under the cropped sweater. The jeans I chose to wear are my high-waisted jeans, but I wasn’t comfortable just wearing the sweater and jeans since the sweater didn’t cover my stomach all the way. Plus, I liked how I mixed up the silhouette a bit from the previous outfit. The chevron necklace tied it all together, and my wedges–well, they’re just wedges that happen to go with everything. I wanted to seem at least a little bit professional, haha.

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Chelsea28 sweater via Nordstrom / Old Navy shirt (old; similar from J.Crew Factory) / ModCloth jeans and wedges / Madewell necklace

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I wanted to play a bit more with a fitted silhouette for today’s outfit, so I tucked in a simple grey tee and added the wool cardigan for warmth and some color. I really struggled with making the most out of this outfit since I was just wearing a pair of jeans. I find that happening to me a lot during this challenge–trying to come up with something innovative to take advantage of my “blank slate”. I usually end up falling back on one of my original outfit ideas, which is what happened here. (Not to mention, I had to wake up an hour earlier than usual and did not want to think too hard this morning!)

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J.Crew cardigan (old; last seen here) / ModCloth tee and jeans / Vince Camuto loafers via Nordstrom (similar; last seen here) / Kate Spade earrings via Nordstrom Rack

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