I was just cropping these photos for posting and noting that I've spent most of the last week taking RATE a bit too far. I'm dressing for summer weather still, but really wanting to bring a bit of fall colors in. So here are my attempts.
#1 chambray and a striped tube skirt for a really hot day.
#2 my Beth-Ann Tee, starting to look a little worse for the wear, with replacement boyfriend jeans. Does these jeans work for BF jeans?
#3 dark red with black and white. I'm looking forward to wearing dark red a lot this fall.
#4 black dress with boots. The boots are too big (Dr. Martens), and will be resold on ebay :( I ended up wearing this with black sneakers instead.
#5 a new-to-me outfit: black ankle pants and a cream/brown/charcoal top. I like this as a business-casual ensemble for the fall (or air-conditioned late summer, which is where I was that day). I also styled my hair, for a change :)
#6 The only cool day in the mix - I'm celebrating by wearing full-length jeans (faded flares) with dark red for a dark-red light blue ensemble. I even dug out my burgundy beetle booties - still love them (but wish they were a little comfier). They'll be half-day shoes for me, but I think they'll stay around for fall.
I like most of these outfits just fine, but I realize that I'm veering into not just RATE, but rumpled. I'd go for a haircut, but I'm really wanting to try out shoulder-length. I suppose that means I should try styling it while I wait for it to grow. Suggestions?
And all suggestions and feedback on outfits are welcome too.