How I Style It link up: Fall Colors

October 7, 2015

Welcome to the sixth How I Style It monthly link up party. I have the pleasure of hosting alongside several other bloggers to bring you this themed link up and as we have been advertising to you the theme this month is #fallingleavesfashion, where you will show us how you style fall colors of all types and with the fall season now here (hard to believe) there is a lot of mustard yellows, rusty red, marsala, olive greens, denim, black and brown with fall wear. Today I will show you how I styled using fall colors and then I hope you will link up any recent post containing how you style for fall using fall colors.


Today I styled a burgundy cardigan with grey and black tones as part of my fall color contribution. I added some leather like touches with the purse and booties as well to enhance the fall mood.  I thought these colors went well to compliment the rainy weather that we had all week last week. Don’t worry my mind wasn’t gloom or grey but rather joyful and full of amusement.


My amusements while wearing this outfit include two things:

1). I felt like a librarian wearing it. My first part time job interview was to be a librarian assistant..didn’t get the job but I did get a job working in a Christian bookstore and then a teachers library in college so yeah a librarian reigns once again here.

2). Before shooting these photos we had a male and female couple pull up in their SUV next to us and ask us if we were there to see blah blah blah too and that they needed to meet with blah blah blah about a flooding issue, but my hubby and I think or assumed (based on the part of town it was) that they were meeting for “other” illegal issues (insert laugh) as they looked rough. They then proceeded to ask why we were there and my hubby pulled out the camera and said “my wife has a fashion blog and has to get outfit shots.” I didn’t quite catch their response but they got in their car and drove off. I was freaking out a bit, but a little embarrassed mixed with amusement. Now I can laugh about it.


I will be honest and say though that this look made me appear shorter and frumpier…but it is what it is and my hubby was a good sport to talk to strangers and photograph me in the rain (that stopped for a few moments to allow these photos, thank God).

What fall colors are you loving lately? Which ones are you wearing more of? What are your amusing outfit stories?

You can also check out yesterdays fall colors I wore.

Outfit details: Cardigan: gift from Becky of but similar option here//Shirt: Old Navy, old (similar here)//Skirt: gift (similar here)//Tights: Target (last fall, similar here)//Booties: Vera Vera Bradley via Kohls, old but similar here//Purse:, same here, similar here//Scarf: Merona, old.

Now for the link up:

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Now for the #fallingleavesfashion party! Link up a recent fashion post of yours, especially one that goes along with our theme! Please limit yourself to three links and remember to link directly to the post, not your blog. Be sure to hop around some of the other posts that have been linked up and spread the love in the blog world! This link party will go live Wednesday, October 7, 2015 and be live for a week. Feel free to add our “How I Style It” button to put on your post or on the sidebar of your blog if you want to help spread the love and hashtag #fallingleavesfashion to your images on Instagram so we can check them out.

Linking up with: Linking up with: Turning Heads Tuesday Lisa, Melissa, Style Me Wednesday, Trendy Wednesday, Sandyalamode, Confident Twosday, Pumps and Push-ups, Thursday Fashion Files, Whitney, Grace, Trend-Spin,Leelo, Michelle, The Mummy Chronicles, Alice, Spotlight Weekly, Top of the World Style, Two Peas in a Blog (Tuesdays), Style Elixir (Tuesdays), The Style Files (Fridays), Elegantly Fashionable, Jaymie, Lauren, Carylee, Rachelle, Cappaccino and Fashion, Book of Leisure, Monica, Carrie, Style Me Weekly, Forage Fashion, Myriad Musings, Jennie, Molly, Shoe and Tell Fashion


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  • Ann Krembs October 7, 2015 at 9:26 am

    I think it might be kind of cheating, but do fall colors at the beach count? As you can see from what I linked up, my colors match the sky and sea–it’s almost like I’m camouflage in the rain. Right?

    I hope you don’t mind.


    Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

  • Amy Ann October 7, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Such a great fall look! Love the colors and stripes.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Michelle October 7, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Such a fan of this plum fall shade – it is a stunning color & looks great paired with neutrals!

  • Jennie October 7, 2015 at 10:41 am

    I like this color combination! Your stripes and scarf really stand out against the burgundy.

  • kelsey bang October 7, 2015 at 10:57 am

    love that berry color on you! looking super cute!

  • Jill October 7, 2015 at 11:05 am

    This is such a pretty color combo for fall! I love your burgundy cardi styled with the grey! Those booties are so cute!

    Doused In Pink

  • Lana October 7, 2015 at 11:57 am

    I’m loving all the fall colors, especially marsala. This is a perfect fall outfit on you. I hate it when people catch me taking outfit photos – and usually I’m by myself!

  • Becky @ bybmg October 7, 2015 at 11:57 am

    That cardigan adds just the right fall touch to the black and white! I love it!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom October 7, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Love the stripes with this fall colored cardi! Bring on fall colors!


  • Ada October 7, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Oh Rachel you look so beautiful. That cranberry cardigan is gorgeous. Nice Fall Look. I will definitely link up this weekend. Nice theme this month.

  • Sarah @ Bows and Clothes October 7, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    I don’t think you look frumpy at all!! I love this outfit and it looks great on you!


  • Ana Luiza October 7, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Great colors I love the pop of pink!
    Thanks for linking up with us on Start the Week Stylish!
    – Ana Luiza
    The Northwest Blonde

  • Trang Do October 8, 2015 at 2:19 am

    Love your style!! Fantastic look!!
    Kisses and hugs from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • Ashley October 8, 2015 at 8:02 am

    That berry cardigan is so pretty- love it!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Sabina October 8, 2015 at 11:19 am

    I love this whole boots, skirt combination Rachel. Sabina | Oceanblue Style

  • Petite Silver Vixen October 8, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Plum is so lovely for Autumn and I really like it against the grey and the stripes.

  • Shea October 8, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    I love how that pretty cardigan pops against the neutrals in your look–it all comes together so well. And that’s funny about your encounter during your photo shoot… you just never know what will happen when you’re out taking blog pictures!

  • Liz hugen October 9, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Oh I love this outfit !! You look great. Loving hearing about your strange encounter… I’d be lying if I said that kind of thing hadn’t happened to me before lol!!


  • Dawn Lucy October 10, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Love the gray and pink! It’s been such a pleasure watching your style evolve, Rachel. You’re looking fabulous!!!!

    Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy

  • Erica October 11, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Love that burgundy cardigan! Interesting encounter during your photo shoot!


  • Happiness at Mid Life October 12, 2015 at 2:07 am

    I think this outfit looks great on you!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.