Monday, October 25, 2010

fall fashion! day one.

Hi friends! I am quite excited because this week, for the first time ever, I am taking part in "Fall Fashion Week"!
The lovely Emery Jo-- who always looks amazing and has some of the cutest looks I've ever seen, and who is also currently pregnant with baby # 3 and is so adorable it kills me-- has been hosting fashion weeks for some time now... but this is my first time actually taking part in one! whee! 

Before I jump right in, there are three things you should know about me:

1. I'm really not any sort of a fashionista. Creating a look that is unique and flawless, pulled-together just so, like something out of a magazine... well, that usually eludes me. Fashion boggles my mind a little bit, I'm not going to lie. There's just so many choices one must make! So many different looks out there! How do I know which accessory goes with what outfit? What's in and what's not?? Mind-boggling, I tell you. And sometimes, I just don't care. If you knocked on my door on a lazy stay-at-home day or ran into me buying milk at the store, chances are you would find me in my yoga pants, a tank top, and a hoodie, my hair held back with a ponytail and a headband. Just keepin' it real. :)

2. That being said, I do LOVE clothes. I love feeling "put-together" and stylish, and I feel that the older I get, the more I'm finding my own style. I'm discovering the things I love and the styles to which I keep coming back. I'm realizing what makes me feel happy and cute when I wear it, and what works for my lifestyle as a busy mom with three young children. And fall clothes?? They're simply the BEST. That's why I was so excited to take part in this fashion week.

3. I am awkward and never know how to pose for pictures. Sorry. hehe.

teal dress: ross dress for less, $6
belt: thrifted, $2
lacy tank: kohl's clearance, $2
leggings: wal-mart, $1.
sandals: kohl's clearance, $15

Be sure to check out Emery's blog for today's other fabulous participants! There's a lot of them, and I can't wait to click around and see who else is out there, stylin' it up this week. So fun. And... if you'd like to join in, it's never too late!! There's a Forever 21 Gift Card at stake here, my friends. You know you want to.

I'll be back tomorrow for another "look". happy fashion week!! :)


Em-Jae said...

I love that dress -- and the color looks great on you!

PS - I really like your blog's header. SUPER cute!!

Awesome Alicia said...

I love the color also & you look so beautiful! :)

i'm lindsey. said...

oh talia - awkward? you are NOT!
beautiful? you ARE!!!!

your outfit is ROCKIN girl! and wowza - check out those prices!!! i love a girl who knows how to snag some bargains :)

i love the belt!!! i love it all!!

i can't wait to see the rest of the week!

(and i hear you on the yoga pants and tank top - since i've joined this whole motherhood escapade - i love me some comfy clothes to romp around in!!)

love you talia!!!!!!!

KillerB said...

Gah! What a cute belt!

E said...

I love all of the colors in this outfit, especially the teal and tan leather.

Emery Jo said...

i love that you're joining in and i love your sandals and i love how GORGEOUS and NOT awkward you look and i just love yooooou! :)

katie said...

that dress is such a great color on you!

Harmony said...
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Harmony said...

You look super cute! I love the colors! The belt and shoes go really well with the dress.

Band of Brothers said...

YAY! I am SO excited you are doing this! I will be living vicariously through you my friend!I simply do not have time for something like this right now. So excited to see you posing through this whole thing! You are adorable.

Jess Craig said...

amazing outfit! and for only 26 dollarS?! SHUT UP.

Katy said...

Very cute outfit.
I love how everyone is doing this. Too bad I have no cute clothes.

*CPA* Su said...

It's funny to hear your confessions, because every time I see you, granted it's rare, you ALWAYS look adorable!!

Also, I completely agree with you...I run to my sweats and lounge clothes the second I get off of work, but when I do actually get a cute outfit together, I feel like I can conquer the world...for a day! :)

Lydia said...

you should not be allowed to be that gorgeous. It's unfair to the rest of the world.

I want your sandals. give me.

Chelsea said...

those sandals rock.

Kayla said...

I am EKKKING with excitment! Because well ..... you are TOO ADORABLE my dear! :)) LOVE YOU

Rachael said...

You don't look awkward at all! You look stinkin' cute! P.S. your name is one of my favorites of alllll time.

Danae said...

I love your big belt! And the colors you put together!! Very Cute!

Bevin Albright said...

I love your shoes! Although I don't think i could ever pull them off. =D

Love, Bevin @ All is Bright

Jerusha Abigail said...

I'm super awkward in pictures too, so I know how you feel. haha

Can I have that dress? thanks, doll! :)