When it comes to getting dressed in the morning, there are few things more depressing than feeling like you have to dress for function (like battling the soon-to-be-winter cold) rather than fashion. Yeah there’s some great winter fashion out there (fur jackets, floppy felt hats, thick, thigh high socks) but personally I’m not ready to ditch fall wear just yet.

There’s just something about seeing the ground completely covered in leaves that are red, orange and yellow as soon as you’re ten feet out of the city, and seeing the Halloween decorations no one’s gotten around to taking down yet, that makes me want Autumn to stick around just a bit longer.

Lately, I’ve been inspired by a lot of what I’m seeing on the retail website Modcloth.com.

There’s just no shortage of not necessary but totally pretty offerings like crochet fingerless gloves, necklaces with pendants in the shapes of animals or bicycles, and old Hollywood-looking but new dresses and shoes.

So just for fun, I put a “Modcloth” outfit on the girl I painted with her pet kitty.
On our raven-haired model: The Soy Latte cardigan, the Flowers of Romance dress,
the Stepping into Style Webs socks, Mini’s boots, and–though it just looks like a teeny blue blob above, the Wingfield ring.

Anyway, if you’re in the market for some girlie clothes or accessories, go check out their offerings. Pricewise, they’re similar to Urban Outfitters or Anthropologie, depending on the item. And no there’s no endorsement deal or “gifting” going on. I’m just posting things that inspire me or things I’m tempted to buy myself.