Oxblood & Orange // OOTD

Here in beautiful California you can see the beginnings of fall start to metamorphasize. In the morning, it's cold & dewy. The snails are making their way across the stairs. Watch your step or you'll kill 'em all. At night the sun sets early & it's pitch black by 7 p.m. There are few leaves on the ground. You may need a cardigan once this week. This is how you know it's the beginning of fall in Southern California.


The start of autumn means you need enough clothing to stay cozy but enough to take off in case it gets too warm. Today was one of those days where layering was useful. Yes, I'm wearing a crop top. I took note from my post on how to wear a crop top in the fall. All you need is a little bit of layering. Same goes for shorts. I'm not ready to give them up because I hate wearing jeans.

Crop: Pink Zone // Tank: Forever 21 // Shorts: Sears // Leggings: Nordstrom Rack // Boots: H&M
Ganesh -- the character on my shirt -- is the Hindu god of wisdom, knowledge, & new beginnings. He's an interesting fellow with a rich history & cool symbolism. Every day is a learning experience. We gain knowledge with each thing to do, make, achieve, complete. 


Can I talk about how impressed I am with these photos? My boyfriend is my photographer (thx bb). He's new to taking photos of clothes & I'm new to modeling them. We have gotten better at working together over time. I'm happy I don't look terribly awkward when posing anymore. Only partially awkward. Yippy! :p



I love leggings during fall & winter. They aren't as thin & fragile as tights. I'm too rambunctious to keep my tights in pristine condition. They end up with runs after a couple wears. Leggings are more sturdy. They can put up with my climbing trees & spilling beers & sitting on rocks. 

Do you ruin your tights like I do? Has the temperature dropped where you live? Are you a weirdo on camera when you get your photos taken? Let me know! :]

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50 comments

  1. Love that ganesh top! And the color of your leggings <3

    Ali
    Pretty in Python
    xx

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  2. Yes, yes, and yes ;) answers to your questions :)
    Love the color combo, that tank top is so cute! xoxo
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  3. Nice look!

    xx
    STYLE VANITY

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  4. Such a fun top! So many bright colors!
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    ~~Megan~~

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  5. Love the shoes! So edgy, which I love! xo

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  6. That is such a cool and unique tee! I really love the print!
    Love the outfit! :)

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    1. Super striking, right? Thanks Maddie. :]

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  7. Where I live it feels like almost winter! We were almost at freezing point today...your outfit is so cute though!

    Every Day In Grace

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    1. Freezing?! Omg. It's still in the 70s here. :]

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  8. Ah I'd love to live in Southern California someday! Your outfit is so cute, love the colors of the tank & leggings! It's getting chilly where I am, but I haven't given up my leggings just yet :)

    Sam | www.thatsfetch.com

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    1. SoCal is where it's at. Never give up on your leggings. :p

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  9. i live in southern california myself and i am loving this cooler weather. we needed a break from that heatwave!

    but really, i want those leggings and the boots! ;)

    <3,
    janine

    rebeleer - wear the future

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    1. No more heat waves please! So unnecessary. Thanks for stopping by Janine. :]

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  10. Yes how great are these cold mornings! And loooove those boots!

    xo

    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanblog.com

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  11. Lovely fall outfit dear, I love the oxblood tights and the orange pairing-- definitely original and creative! Haha, it's always a learning experience when you first starting taking outfit pictures with your significant other. I had to learn how to coax and persuade my bf (now fiance) to take pictures for me without too much grumbling or worrying about curious passer bys. Now, however, he is a pro at taking pictures at the right angles, of the right things, and doing it as fast as possible in the best lighting and location. So keep at it!

    xx Debbie

    www.whatdoffydoes.com

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    1. Practice makes progress definitely applies here. It's easier when both of us do well. :]

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  12. Cute outfit, I love the top! I ruined only one pair of tights... I was so sad! Temperatures dropped A LITTLE but it's still super hot :(

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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    1. Ruining tights is never not sad. Yep, still warm. I want fall!!! :]

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  13. Love that unique top and how you styled it with layers.

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  14. Beautiful color of the leggings!
    xx Elle

    New outfit post up on:

    www.cherryblossomstreet.com -Swedish Model and Fashion/Travel blogger in Tokyo

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  15. I definitely cannot keep a pair of tights after one wear! Leggings are the way forward :)

    Alice

    www.alicewojcik.blogspot.com

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  16. Cool top!
    Edita
    www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk

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  17. That crop top is so pretty! I love the colors in it!

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  18. Love the color of those tights, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  19. Love this! Hope you'll stop by my blog & follow along!

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  20. Love the burgundy, such a cute outfit!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  21. Cute outfit! I love that top- always thought Indian prints were badass... ;)

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  22. When I say its FREEZING in London I mean it! I miss the sun! haha I sometimes look awkward in photos but thats why I take 150 so that i can choose the best ones haha! I'm so in love with that Ganesh tank! I need it! x

    www.yolantarosetta.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Sounds too cold to handle. Take 150, 0 good ones. In my case any way. :p

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  23. Cute outfit!

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    xx

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  24. love that shirt! i have a tapestry that looks just like it!

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  25. Great look! You look so pretty. :-)

    xo, Maria
    http://theclassifiedchic.com/

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  26. I like how you layered your top and that shorts over leggings is just perfect for Fall!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  27. Great outfit!!

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  28. Love Hindu characters <3. Leggings all the way!

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  29. Really like this look ! Especially the top ;)
    Here in France I think we'll not have fall. It was pretty hot until now, and I feel in like one week it will be freezing like 0/5° C! Bixx <3

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  30. Your boots are to die! Love 'em.

    www.hi-style.us

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  31. Love this crop top! :) great tips on layering as well x

    www.sheintheknow.co.uk

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