mulberry & rhinoceros

It’s starting to get rapidly cold here in Cambridge. There are only a few crisp, golden days before the weather spirals into mind-chilling temps and 100-inch snowbanks, so I grabbed my awesome photographer sister and went on an outfit-shooting stroll.

Cambridge is gorgeous in the fall, despite its transience. Something about the red-brick-yellow-leaves combo really clears your mind. The opportunity to finally wear that leather jacket is also a plus, of course! I’m glad lao tian ye 老天爷 (an endearing Chinese term for the weather-god that literally translates to “heavenly grandpa”) decided to clean up his act and clear out the sporadic dreariness that went on for so long.

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A good leather biker jacket can make a huge difference in your fall wardrobe. I didn’t own one until this year and now I understand all the hype. It goes with everything from sleek tanks to flirty dresses, gives you an instant edge to your look AND keeps you warm. What more can you ask for from a jacket? I like to pair it with softer items, like this floral blouse, or a flowy dress.

Another functional fall-wardrobe game-changer is a comfy pair of black Chelsea boots. We’re not all jet-setting fashionistas, after all! Comfort is very important to me since both my work and commute require hours of standing and walking. The heel of my old pair from ASOS broke in half (probably because I was trekking all over campus in them for two consecutive falls/winters), so I’ve been on the hunt for a new pair. These have a higher heel but are chunky enough for comfort, and they’re perfect if you’d like a touch of glam.

Ah, and the Mulberry Cara Delevingne bag. I have so much love for this bag that I’m dedicating an entire future blog post to it (and I like to pretend it’s my face).

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All-in-all, strolling around and enjoying the beauty of fall was a much-needed mental break from my 9-5 laboratory job. Examining how emotion affects memory is amazing, but I think I needed some strut-around-in-relatively-glam-clothes time.

Bye! Time for my nightly nutella.

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Outfit

zara vegan leather jacket – similar here

kimchi blue mazzy tie neck blouse

h&m pants – similar here

zara block heel leather ankle boots

mulberry cara delevingne bag

majestic rhino

3 Comments

  1. November 1, 2015 / 4:58 am

    hello

  2. November 1, 2015 / 5:08 am

    It’s difficult not to be upstaged by those fabulous doors, but you managed it! x