Spring, is that you?

It’s March, and I am aware I didn’t do many winter outfit posts, and honestly my winter wardrobe is pretty simple, skinnies, boots or my purple converses and an oversized sweater. This winter was pretty interesting, which is always the case for North Carolina. Up until January it wasn’t evenĀ that cold. One week it would be in the 50’s and then the next week, the town shut down due to one and half inches of snow… yup, you read that correctly folks. The town shut down. Its okay though, we all fully enjoyed the snow days at home doing absolutely nothing – who wouldn’t?

So here’s a transitional outfit, the temps are getting warmer here, and I couldn’t be more excited! Can’t wait to pull out the flats for good and officially put away the boots. I’m a person who is naturally always cold, pleather is my go to, to stay warm and to make any simple outfit have some edge! I’ve mentioned this before, but I have a serious [unhealthy] obsession with outerwear! Living in NC, we only get a little bit of time to wear those lighter jackets before it gets too warm- and that time is finally here!

I am going to go ahead and apologizeĀ for the overload of pictures- my amazing and talented friend Kristina, took my pictures for me downtown! I had so much fun doing this shoot with her- if you guys are in North Carolina, seriously hit her up! Follow her instagram page: @kristinakeleephotography or email her directly at Kristina.kallen@yahoo.com

jacket & shoes: Buckle | top & pants: f21

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I kept my accessories pretty simple, which has become the norm for me. I let the jacket do all the talking. My necklace was also purchased at Buckle. I love the simplicity of it. watch: Michael Kors | bracelet: its my grandmother’s 24 carat bangle, that she gave me last time I went to Pakistan<3

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Quite frankly I’ve never been a sequence girl, but when I saw these sparkly loafers, I just had to have them! They are such a fun pop to outfits, and I absolutely love that. Which is why I fell in love with this jacket!

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orange you glad it’s pleather?

Pleather weather is here, and I couldn’t be more excited! Disclaimer: I had to take off the jacket because it got extremely hot mid day… but nonetheless it’s around the corner right?!

This is my favorite jacket, and there’s a story behind it. When I worked at Buckle last year, we got it in freight and for days we all just stared at the jacket thinking… why? On the hanger it just looked like glam went wrong. I don’t know why but it just looked horrific to me. Before my Cali trip last year I was dying to find the perfect black pleather jacket. My co-worker insisted I try it on. As I was trying it on, it was as if the light was shining on me… okay sorry for the dramatics, but there was something there. I could not believe how amazing and different it looked on! Everyone walking in, my co-workers, and my boss, said, Fatima, you NEED that in your life. Thank God I tried it on. Trying on things are key for me, they just always look different on the hanger, and then on me.

I love that I am able to dress up a simple outfit with this jacket. I’m not crazy about sequence, but the small gold specks over the sleeves grew on to me, it helped that it was a light gold color. And to be quite honest, I feel like a badass in this jacket, and that by itself is a good reason.

jacket: Buckle | dress & purse: h&m | leggings & shoes: Fabulous Finds Boutique | necklace: f21

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olive Fall.

I’m dreaming about Fall, and I say dreaming considering it’s still pretty warm in North Carolina. I’ve seen many posts about how everyone loves Fall, so I won’t bore you. It’s all the same right? Cooler weather, amazing wardrobe, the changing crunchy leaves, and scary movies! Wait, that’s just me. Also, am I the only one who isn’t crazy about pumpkin spice? I just don’t understand the excessive hype around it, but of course, to each their own. I’m more of a creme brulee girl anyway.

The sole reason I love when the weather changes is because of outerwear! I have a weird obsession with jackets, coats, pleathers – all of it! I have a separate closet for all of my jackets- thanks mom. Seeing that it’s still warm during the day, jackets are an easy transitional piece to the cooler evenings.

This post, I’m sticking to my roots, as much as I love dressing up, it isn’t my everyday look. I wore heels this past weekend and I NEVER wear heels, unless someone is getting married. I don’t know how girls function in heels, I’m definitely jealous at times but I just naturally gravitate to flats. I paired my straight acid wash jeans with a white t-shirt and threw a jacket over it, and kept it even more “Fatima” with my purple converses and a fishtail braid.

jacket: Buckle | shirt: Obey | jeans: Big Star Vintage | shoes: converses | purse: Buckle | earcuff: h&m

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