Burgundy or bust

Burgundy pants outfit with burgundy hat, grey sweater, lace-up flats — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

It's pretty obvious that burgundy has been one of the main colors in my fall style sudoku. It has easily become a neutral for me during the cooler months. I've already written so much about my love for burgundy, so I'll spare you this time... ;) I mean, the sheer number of outfits I've posted wearing the color speak for my love way more than words ever could.

I originally had planned on sharing six fall outfits this month, but since winter made an abrupt entrance last week, I've decided to move two of my fall outfits to winter and reorganize my schedule a bit. I have one more fall style sudoku outfit coming at you on Wednesday, and then on Friday I'll reveal my full style sudoku setup and recap all of the outfits. I'm really so pleased with how this version has gone!

Burgundy hat outfit with grey sweater and burgundy pants — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Burgundy wool hat outfit with grey sweater, burgundy pants, lace-up flats — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Burgundy floppy hat, grey sweater, burgundy pants — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Grey sweater + burgundy pants + pewter lace-up flats — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Madewell sweater (old; similar) and pants (similar) / Halogen flats via Nordstrom (on sale!) / Leith hat via Nordstrom (similar from Nordstrom Rack)

Peplum and plaid

ModCloth plaid coat, black peplum top, high-rise skinny jeans, Sam Edelman ankle boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

It was annoyingly windy during this and the last outfit photo session. I think wind is my least favorite weather phenomenon. In the summer, it may be sunny and hot, but at least you can find shade. If it's windy? Nothing you can do about that, and yes, you will wear a skirt or dress without realizing that it's going to be windy all afternoon (...just me?). In the cooler months, you can push through the cold... unless it's windy! Then good luck! Haha. Oh, and your hair becomes a mess no matter what. Let's just say that I have plenty of bloopers to choose from for the next outfit outtakes post. #bloggerproblems

I digress. In the fall and winter, I'd say my most worn pattern is plaid. I basically live in either plaid flannel shirts or cozy sweaters during the cooler months. When it comes to my outerwear, I tend to go as neutral as possible so the pieces go with any of my outfits without clashing. This plaid coat was somewhat of an impulse purchase made last December, but I've been surprised by how much wear it has gotten. I think it's because it's a simple black and white pattern... I mean, how can it not go with pretty much any solid color, right? I especially love it paired with this black peplum top. This exact coat isn't available anymore, but I couldn't narrow down to only one similar coat, so if you're looking to add some plaid to your own coat collection, I found a few similar coats at varying price points and linked 'em below!

Plaid coat, peplum top, skinny jeans, ankle boots — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Quartz pendant necklace with plaid coat — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Black and white plaid coat outfit with black peplum top — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

ModCloth coat (similar options below; last seen here) / Elegantees top (last seen here; shop the full Truelane x Elegantees collection) / Madewell jeans (on sale in limited sizes) / Sam Edelman boots (on sale!) / Coastal Soul necklace (last seen here)

In a holidaze

Bright red sweater outfit with skinny jeans and brown flats — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Happy December! I am now officially in full-on holiday mode. Truth be told, for me, the moment Thanksgiving ends, Christmas begins. As much as I wish the Christmas season lasted longer than a month, I don't like to decorate or listen to Christmas music before Thanksgiving. I want each holiday to feel special and not rushed. What about you? Are you firmly in the no-Christmas-before-Thanksgiving camp or do you start the festivities early?

This is the outfit I wore on Thanksgiving. There's nothing better than cozy, oversized, and/or stretchy clothes for the big meal, amirite?! The sweater is such a bright, cheery red-orange that gives a nod to the holiday season. I kept it simple with skinny jeans, my Earth 'Bellwether' flats, and a cozy knit scarf (though I'll be honest—I didn't wear the scarf to eat; it would have definitely interfered with me shoveling food into my mouth, haha).

Earth 'Bellwether' flats with red sweater and skinny jeans — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Holiday outfit with red sweater and skinny jeans — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Red sweater outfit with skinny jeans, brown flats, cream scarf — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Red holiday sweater outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

& Other Stories sweater / LOFT jeans / Earth flats c/o (last seen here) / handmade scarf (similar from Target) / Moorea Seal sunglasses (similar by Le Specs)