Ready For Fall

Shirt: J.Crew | Vest: Zara | Jeans: Hudson | Shoes: MIA Shoes | Belt: Target | Necklace: Zara | Bag: Alexander Wang

The oppressive heat and humidity has me screaming for fall. Fortunately we got a rare break in the 100+ degree heat thanks to a few consistent rain showers, and I desperately wanted to try out my new army vest from Zara. Army vest, where have you been all my life?

And, we all know how much I love vests.

Of course, it wouldn’t be me without a little sparkle.

I went back to Chuck at Michael Kemper salon to tweak the ombré hair he did for me two weeks earlier. We went a little darker on top to make the ombré more noticeable and I’m SO HAPPY with the results! I’ll admit, I did the ombré purely out of necessity, since I knew I wouldn’t be able to visit the hair salon as frequently now that I’m a busy resident, but now I love it so much I may be going back again to keep having this done! Efficiency fail.

Photos by my wonderful husband. Thanks HB!

  • Glam Slam!

    You look fantastic! I too am sooooo ready for fall! I love how you’ve styled that fab army vest from Zara! Do they have a lot of great military inspired pieces in now? Military inspired pieces are definitely a trend I’m looking to rock this fall. Again, love the look and thanks for the inspiration! :)

    • Kristina

      Hey girl – I just picked up the Zara pieces this past weekend and yes they have several military inspired pieces! to die for!

  • Plami

    so stylish and laid back! Love it! This is such a perfect fall look!


    • Kristina

      Aw, thank you so very much!

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  • Chelsea

    Love the look! And I am so ready for fall (and the fall fashion) as well!!

  • molly

    you look awesome!! i really need to add a utility vest to my wardrobe. and stat.

  • Kimberly

    The darker hair looks SO pretty on you – I love it! And these layers are perfect for fall – I’m anxious for the cooler weather to come to NY too :)

    • Kristina

      Thank you so much Kimberly! That is so sweet of you to say!

  • Lela

    You look gorgeous! It is such a flattering look on you :)

    xo, – Fashion Blog

  • Chaz

    So cute, and I love your new ‘do! :)

  • Rachelle

    Super cute outfit, that vest is to die for. I’m so ready for fall also, sick of the rain and heat in Florida.

  • Shelley, Still Blonde after all these YEARS

    I have a fishing vest that I wear similar to this. My daughter steals it and wears it with an off white lace dress. You will find this piece super versatile.

  • Whitley Adkins Hamlin

    Love the outfit, with the splash of sparkle, of course and love the new hair! The little bit of darker looks so nice on you. Whitley

  • Amberly D’Anna

    I love everything about this outfit! I need a vest like this asap! haha

  • Anum Khan

    Love this look! The Zara vest is soooo cute. I’ve slowly been getting ready for fall as well… cleaned out my wardrobe the other day, that’s the first step, right? ;)

    Anum Khan

  • Larkin

    So the consensus is in on the readiness for fall weather. Here too. Very cute vest.

  • Ericka

    Kristina, You look awesome. I love that army vest, very rugged. I can NOT wait for some cooler weather!! Houston needs it for the mosquitos!!! XX ~ E

    • Kristina

      Yes these mosquitos are killin’ me! And the West Nile is scary too!

  • Jennifer Goh

    I LOVE studs! The belt looks amazing – am looking out for options! Zara has some amazing ones this season but unfortunately they don’t do any other size except for 90. :(


  • amy

    Love the army vests! I just got one at ON and am eager to wear it!

  • Asma- Haute Muslimah

    Ah, I can totally see the difference in your hair! I like it!

  • Maria V @CrashingRed

    Such great look – love all the layering going on and the little studded belt is so cute. Well done!

  • Kellie

    I did the whole Ombre thing to my hair a few months ago…so worth it! My hair grows SUPER fast, so not only did it save me money (not going to get my hair done as much) but I got tons of compliments on the coloring! Yours looks great as well!

    xo K

  • Bree

    Great outfit, love the layers on top – perfect for Fall! Loving those jeans too, the flare is really lovely on them!

  • janet

    LOVE the wang bag with this look!!! Fabulous!!!FOLLOW each other????

    ****CHANEL handbag giveaway on*****

  • Peyton

    Love the gingham and this necklace is amazing!

    xo Peyton

  • Amy

    Love the vest with the gingham!!

  • Meredith

    I’m so ready for the fall! I love the army vest, and I love the way you styled it!

  • Brittany LeSueur

    hi Kristina! I just discovered your blog via Fashionably Average, and I am so genuinely in love with it! I have been reading through it and I just love how open and honest you are! I feel like we are best friends already! Your style is so cute. I especially love the hair!! I just did ombre as well, and I am thinking next time I might go lighter on the ends, but I agree…it is so nice to have such a low-maintenace hair color!!! Can’t wait to read what is to come! -your newest follower!

  • Alissa Futhey

    OMG, I HAVE to have that jacket from Zara!

  • alyson

    absolutely love the ‘do and this outfit is so my style! Great mix of colors with the perfect pair of denim. Win!


    That military jacket/vest is a total must-have on anyone’s Fall list Kristina….& you rock it!!


  • Mickey Lynn Jewelry

    Fabulous look!

  • Jessica

    Love the military jacket with the feminine sparkly necklace :-)

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  • Jill

    You are rocking that look girl! Love the belt too.

  • Megan

    I’ve been trying to think of a new hairstyle for a while (I’m a blonde), and thought that blondes couldn’t really do the ombre without looking like we had roots. Thank you so much for giving me something to pin for the future!

    I can’t wait to see more of your fall style…this post just gave me a handfull of ideas!

  • issa

    Love this looke! I can’t believe you wore layers already! i can barely wear pants yet.

    great blog!

  • Raquel

    I love the hair, it’s time for me to start thinking about going darker for fall too!

  • JOY

    hello do you love your wang bag? I don’t know if i should get the Rocco or the Rebeca Minkoff MAB. Any advice ?

  • Daniela

    like thiis

  • mamaton

    i like the bag its really nice ,and its a really nice combination.
    good job!!

  • Lyosha

    very nice and classy look for fall! adore the colours!

  • Kaitlin

    I seriously need a vest like that!! x

  • Bridal Jewellery

    Adorable looks!
    You looks so cool without any jewellery……thinking what if you wear some bridal jewellery!!!

  • Rachel

    Love this look!!!! The vest and gingh are amazing! Loving your make up too :)

  • Nancy@Permanent Makeup

    You look fantastic with this rocker jacket!! plus the belt is making the look so much sleep n slim!! i love your styles so much that i keep coming back to older posts.. !!

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