While I don't like the taste of a pumpkin spice latte, I do love the color. Not quite orange, not quite brown, the color becomes a neutral like olive green that looks great with other neutrals but spices up jewel tones and makes surprisingly beautiful color combinations. Paired with berry, plum, teal, navy, mustard, red, or purple, pumpkin spice adds an unexpected elegance and glow. Looking for pieces that will add warmth as well as style to my winter wardrobe, I recently picked up this tissue weight turtleneck and beret.
Blazer: Perfect Ponte Blazer c/o Talbots (12) | Turtleneck: Leith (XL) | Jeans: Seine Petite Jeans c/o Universal Standard (10) | Boots: Ros Hommerson (similar) | Beret: Halogen | Earrings: Large Carmine Hoops c/o Jenny Bird | Bracelet: Metal Marvels | Bag: Loeffler Randall via Rent the Runway
The plan is to wear this turtleneck under other sweaters, but when trying it on, I love the daring feel of it just with a solid bra under a blazer. Not a look I'd wear everywhere, but it shows how the piece can live multiple lives. It would also look great with a fitted camisole underneath. As for berets, they're one of my go-tos for dealing with bad hair days while staying cozy warm. I like that berets have a bit of style but aren't too big, so you can leave them on when you head inside.
I decided to try out Rent the Runway Unlimited. I had so many friends try it and rave about it, I thought it would be a cool way to try new designers, experience more expensive fashion, and have more variety of bags and accessories without buyer's remorse. I've had three deliveries and so far this bag is the only thing I have actually used. And this bag, while it's super cute, it's not practical for my lifestyle. I find being a cusp size is really rough for RTR; a size 14 in most higher-end brands fits like a 10 in a mall brand and a 16 is a 16W and therefore too big for me. And then on top of it being petite, a lot of what I've ordered has been way too long. The accessories are often last season's styles so I can't really find much to update my look for the current trends. I hope it will prove useful through the holiday season with parties and events on the calendar, but I don't know if I'll stick with this program. Have you tried Rent the Runway or their monthly rental program Rent the Runway Unlimited? What are your thoughts? If you'd like to try, use code RTRDC22F051 for $100 off new subscribers’ 60-Day Trial of Unlimited-$50 off each month.