Wild Irish Rose Fashion Inspiration

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I love fall fashion magazines. I love the editorial layouts, I love the ads, I love the thickness of the issues. It takes days to go through all of the issues which makes it a perfect weekend event (yes, I said event) with a cup of tea. As I flip through the pages of the magazine I do run through my wardrobe inventory to see if I can work the looks with what I already own or if I just need just one thing (okay, just one thing sometimes ends up being a couple of somethings). But lets be honest, most of the fashion magazines are geared to younger women in their advertising, editorial and fashion. So as I visualize my wardrobe inventory I am also trying to translate the season’s trends into wearable fashion for me.

From the September issue of Vogue I selected their Wild Irish Rose fashion trend to translate into my life. I found pieces that could work for me.

In Vogue there was a focus on long, sweeping skirts and while I absolutely love them I find that right now I would prefer something more structured and feminine. I feel that certain lengths of skirts and fabrics while they may be considered appropriate for women in their 40s & 50s can tend to be a little…dowdy… a little aging… and not so flattering. Basically, this season I’m not feeling the long, sweeping skirt. And my wallet is definitely not feeling the price tag of the Burberry skirt I picked for my Fashion Translation Collage. The floral laced pencil skirt is both classic and contemporary and beyond my budget. But I do now have an image in my head when I hit the mall.

The one Wild Irish Rose look I fell in love with was wool and feathered lace dress with a cardigan, tailored jacket and scarf. So picking out pieces for this Collage I found a cardigan that would work with a dress and jeans. The wine colored booties are already on my wish-list for fall. The chunky scarf is a must-have and as is a chunky sweater. I had so much fun finding pieces for this collage and right now I can’t wait for the leaves to start changing colors.

Wild Irish Rose

Wild Irish Rose by debras220 featuring suede ankle boots

Joules chunky sweater
$110 – johnlewis.com

Fendi suede ankle boots
$915 – stylebop.com

Wool hat
modcloth.com

Even odd brown scarve
$19 – zalando.co.uk

Is their an item that’s in your closet or being pushed as a “must-have” for fall that you’re just not feeling?

2 responses to “Wild Irish Rose Fashion Inspiration”

  1. I adore the hat and the ankle boots! Actually the whole thing. Minus the cable knit sweater. I don’t like thick sweaters on me and I’m not sure how others manage to pull them off (but I’m top heavy as opposed to bottom).

    1. My current crush ankle boots are at Nine West – http://www.ninewest.com/Belanie/12284327,default,pd.html?variantSizeClass=&variantColor=JJI20A2_1&cgid=8346239&prefn1=catalog-id&prefv1=ninewest-catalog. Clouche hats are my favorite hats to wear so I fell in love with that one in the collage.

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