I am completely in love with this fun fall-inspired shawl that I picked up on Friday at Forever 21. So much so that I just had to wear it on Saturday, not realizing that Edmonton was about to be hit with a serious heat wave. I kid you not, it was 26 degrees Celsius and I was literally DYING with the heat.
But at least my outfit was cute. ?
Despite the warm temperatures, I had to capture a few quick shots of my look, with the new shawl front and centre as the feature piece. Two things I learned while doing this – bright, sunny days are not a photographer’s friend, and crazy winds will make billowy layers a bit hard to manage. Yeah, it was 26 degrees and very windy.
In all seriousness, this piece is fantastic and perfect for a cooler fall day (and will be perfect for my freezing office), but I do advise being careful about what you later under it. I paired mine with my new black tunic top (featured in my last blog post) and my tried and true black skinny pants and whisky-coloured boots. However, wearing a loose top with an equally loose and intentionally oversized shawl made me look a bit shapeless in some of the pics, so I recommend going with a more fitted layer underneath, or belting the shawl to accentuate your shape a bit more. Since I had neither, I just tried to hold it back out of the wind a bit.
Crazy hot and windy day or not, this shawl is a great new fall staple at a great price. It will look fantastic with skinny jeans, my favourite leather leggings and boots or booties and the colours are perfect for fall. Unfortunately, I didn’t think to get a shot of the back of the shawl, but the pattern includes some royal blue on the back for a pop of colour that is fun and makes it a bit more versatile.
And while I thoroughly enjoyed the summer-like weather in October, I look forward to wearing this shawl on cooler days. It just feels like the perfect piece to throw on for a walk through crunchy leaves before the snow flies.
Enjoy the pretty things in life,
Shawl – Forever 21 | Tunic Top – Nordstrom | Skinny Pants – American Eagle Outfitters | Boots – Sam Edelman | Bag – Tory Burch | Necklace & Rings – Nordstrom | Earrings – Joe Fresh | Watch – Michael Kors | Bracelets – J. Crew & Tory Burch | Sunglasses – H&M