HAPPY FALL BABES. Just kidding, I know we’ve technically got another month of Summer, but I cannot wait for it to be over. I hate playing the “Is it Maybelline, or is it sweat?” highlighter game, and I’m low-key as basic as they come with my pumpkin spice obsession. I’ll let y’all do you with the “summer is forever” state of mind, but I’ve never been more ready for chunky knits, good boots, and jean jackets!
In preparation of the upcoming season change I decided to put together a little mood board of trends I’m looking forward to (or just living in general), and share a few of my goals for September!
CURRENTLY LOVING FOR FALL:
1. Delicately layered jewelry.
I’ve been seeing this all over Instagram all summer, and I definitely want to drag this look into Fall. I think delicately layered rings, necklaces (especially a combo of textures), and bracelets would look amazing mixed with a chunky knit! The extra bit of accessorizing will pull together an otherwise lazy outfit, and let’s be real, lazy fashion is where I plan to live in the cooler weather.
2. Chunky heeled black boots.
Y’all, if only you only understood my obsession with finding the perfect chunky heeled boot. When I went to Paris, all I did was scour vintage stores for a boot I could wear into the ground all winter. I’ve got a decent collection in my closet (seriously, it’s a problem) but nothing that I want to be buried in, ya know? Here’s hoping I find “the one” this year.
3. Buttoned-up mini skirts.
I know I’m a little late here, but I never bought into the jean skirt trend in high school and wasn’t sure I was ready to do it now. That said, I’ve seen a lot of pictures on Pinterest of girls layering their button-up minis with turtle-necks and tight, long sleeves, and I think I’ve been convinced. Seriously, imagine how killer one of these would look with some tights and a chunky heel?
4. Jane Birkin, muse.
In case you didn’t know, I’ve got a “muse” board on Pinterest where I save pictures of all the rad girls with that certain je ne sais quois I want to emulate, whether in style or attitude. I veered off this summer a bit and started looking at a lot of beachy spirits, but I always come back to the French girls in terms of inspiration. There’s something about women like Jane, Françoise Hardy, Deneuve, and Jeanne Damas that I hope to capture in myself.
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1. Pitch to at least 3 brands.
Okay, so I pitched myself to one brand and felt like I was on top of the world for just putting myself out there, and then not hearing back crushed me. I’ve been feeling very “been there, tried that” about reaching out to more brands, but frankly, you can’t get anywhere if you aren’t willing to go for it.
I feel like I’ve been really slow moving with my blog progress, and it’s time for me to put my head down and really throw myself into things if I want to start seeing movement. Definitely let me know what brands you’d love to see on The Gold Sister, and I’ll try my best to make it happen!
2. Step up my blog education.
I feel like a bit of a creep because I keep mentioning it everywhere, but I sat through my first blog workshop the other day (run by Sheila), and actually found it really insightful. Even though I feel like I’m pretty knowledgable, it showed me how important it is to take a step back and do a little refresher; other bloggers may see angles you don’t, which is a testament to how diverse the community is.
I think it’s necessary to invest in yourself, so I’m going to be looking for more low cost (at least for now) courses. If you have one or want to suggest one, comment below!! [clickToTweet tweet=”It’s important to invest in yourself if you want to see gains.” quote=”It’s important to invest in yourself if you want to see gains.”]
3. Be present more often.
Y’all, I feel like I’ve fallen in a black hole with social media lately. I don’t even think I’m taking in any more information, just mindlessly scrolling in circulation. I want to make an attempt to be more mindful about my consumption and just really work on being present in the moment. I’m putting together a few posts on this, because it’s that important to me that I make changes.
(PS, I explain how I personalize posts with my handwriting HERE, if you wanna make your own mood boards.)