TOPSHOP Geo Print Blanket Shawl, Grey Wool Hat, Banana Republic Booties, Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B Tote Mini, Tory Burch Stud Earrings, TOPSHOP Beanie, Tory Burch Stackable Ring Set, Dior Lipstick, Rebecca Minkoff Fringe Clutch
This is our first installment of our monthly “wish lists” on NwN and we’re really excited about it! Of course, there is always excitement at the turn of a new season for wardrobe updates but why wait three months before dreaming about new additions to your wardrobe? That’s no fun! We feel like every month has its own unique pulse when it comes to fashion. Different colors, prints, silhouettes, and accessories capture the vibe and essence of each month. November is one of my favorite months of the year for a number of reasons.
1. I love Fall in general – you just can’t beat sweaters, scarves, hot coffee, crisp morning air, changing leaves, college football, pumpkin spice lattes (yes, basic, but basic and proud) the list goes on and on.
2. November is the month of Thanksgiving which is my second favorite holiday to Christmas. It is so fun to gather with family and friends and say thanks for all of the beautiful blessings in our lives. It is easy to get bogged down by our daily responsibilities and stresses but it is extremely important to maintain perspective. We are so fortunate to have roofs over our heads, warm clothes on our backs (fashionable ones at that! ;) ), and good health for ourselves and loved ones. I love the smell of my dad’s sweet potato mash in the oven and the chatter of my mom and aunts in the kitchen while they prepare food together. The whole day evokes such happiness in my heart and brings some of the best memories to the forefront.
3. November is the month where warm fall colors should really be embraced before the more cool tones of winter are incorporated into your wardrobe. I am never one to stick by hard lined rules about when its appropriate to wear what. If you want to wear white after labor day – you go Glen Coco. But I do believe that fall colors such as deep burgundy, rich emerald, and warm earth tones should be embraced in November.
This layout inspires a month of early morning coffee runs, shopping on grey Portland days, and curling up with family and friends at Thanksgiving. I absolutely love a poncho for this time of year as it’s not quite cold enough for a heavy winter jacket but a simple sweater won’t cut it. The pattern on this one evokes the feeling of literally wearing a blanket – which I am all for! The boots are simply to die for. Simple with a gold pop heel – these could be worn with tights and a wool skirt or with black denim and a chunky sweater.
The accessories are key this month! As weather gets colder and more of your outfit is hidden underneath your jacket, it is crucial to add flare to your outfit with jewelry, hats and bags. This is beanie season – go out and rock them! This flat brim fedora is another November staple if you’re feeling a little trendier. Rings happen to be my favorite accessory – if it didn’t look terribly gaudy to have one on every finger I totally would. This stackable set by Tory Burch is such an easy way to add some punch to a simple outfit – and a great gift-able item as the holidays are just around the corner!
NARS Lip Gloss “Chihuahua”, TOPSHOP Boucle Sweater, MAC’s Beige Eyeshadow Palette, Kate Spade Bow Clutch, ASOS Floral Jacquard Dress, ASOS Gold Chain Loafers, BaubleBar 360 Pearl Studs
For me, November is the official kick-off to the Holiday season (it doesn’t hurt that our first snowfall of the year here in Boston fell perfectly on November 1st)! Although there are many reasons to love the Holidays, my favorite fashion-wise is the excuse to get formal. As a college student, there aren’t many occasions in which it is appropriate to dress up in my nicest pearls and heels so I love to take advantage of the Holiday season!
It is easy to get stuck in the rut of grey, cold mornings so I try to be inspired by the lighter things that the colder months offer like snowfall, and twinkling lights. I really love the mix of rich hues combined with the feminine silhouette that this ASOS dress has to offer. It can be dressed up with classic black pumps for a Holiday party or it can be paired under a textured sweater, with tights and smoking slippers for a day-time look.
Like Ally said, accessories are a necessity when majority of your outfit is bundled under a coat. On my wish list for this year is a nice formal clutch. I always find myself frantically searching my closet for a bag that fits a more formal occasion, so a classic clutch like this Kate Spade one (only $78 and the bow is a timeless detail!) is at the top of my list. I am also OBSESSED with these 360 pearl stud earrings. They’re almost identical to the Dior pair but a fraction of the price (only $28, hence why I am SO tempted to get both the blush and ivory colors). BaubleBar is always a go-to of mine when it comes to trendy jewelry on a budget.
Lastly, I wanted to share with you all a current make-up favorite of mine, NARS lipgloss. I already have this shade in “Chihuahua” and it is the perfect, all-around flattering, pink. I’ll be keeping my eye out for Holiday sales so I can hopefully pick up a few more colors for myself and loved ones as I think they’d make the perfect gift.
We hope this new layout inspires you to think about what you’re craving this month and gives you some ideas for how to bring November into your closet! Don’t forget to stop and be thankful for all the gifts in your life this month!
XO Ally & Emma