Fall Fashion – Bells and Ruffles

Fall Fashion – Bells and Ruffles

It’s Day 146 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project, and it feels like fall, which means it’s time for fall fashion, and this season, it’s in the form of bells and ruffles. But it feels like fall in more ways than one. In light of the tragic events in Nevada, and an email that came home today stating that my children’s school had been put on lockdown due to a nearby Kroger store being robbed, my heart was tempted to fear. Add to that the fact that I have to face something tomorrow that makes me trepidatious and I could easily curl up indoors and cower inside my comfortable world.

Thankfully, as it happens so often, a song on my favorite Christian radio station came on and I sang the chorus at the top of my lungs: “You make me brave! You make me brave! You call me out beyond the shore into the waves!” Bolstered by the fact that we are not called to fear, but to step out into the world with courage, I figure we might as well do it in style, right? Hence this lighthearted post on two of the looks I, as a girly-girl, love this season: bell sleeves and ruffled details. But whether you love very feminine looks or not, these pretty pieces can freshen up your fall look.

Lightweight gray Calvin Klein bell sleeve sweater (TJ Maxx, $30) is perfect for the transition from early mornings, to warm days, and back to cooler nights. I plan to pair it with gray corduroys  and a gray suede skirt. 
Lightweight fawn colored Calvin Klein sweater with ruffled detail at the shoulder (TJ Maxx, $30). The color is versatile and can be worn as a neutral. I plan to pair with brown slacks & a fawn suede skirt. 

As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Chick who is currently working from home as I grown my business, I want to be a good steward of my resources. Besides, there’s no need for me, or you, to necessarily go out and splurge on several new fall pieces. Although we may  love fashion, there’s no need to be a slave to it. It’s more about owning our personal sense of style. That means buying pieces we love and then wearing them whether they are “trending” or from two seasons back. Mixing a few current pieces with oldies but goodies is fun and frugal. And it prevents buyers remorse if you load up on statement pieces that you wouldn’t be caught dead in next year!

So, while we might not want to go for all this season’s bells and whistles, it’s alright to go for a few bells and ruffles!

And I hope you’ll join me in praying for the loved ones of the victims in the latest shooting. God bless you and be safe.

Be savvy & chic,

~Pink Collar Coach

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