• FemmeDeBloom

The Collar Connection: Autumn 2018 Edition

Updated: Oct 9, 2018

Hello everyone and happy Autumn! This is my first blog post in quite awhile because I have been sooooo unbelievably busy with prepping for licensure, my full-time job as a psychologist plus all the other crazy things going on in my life!

I am super excited to write my first of a series of blog posts dedicated to one of my style staples: COLLARS. Y'all know I'm a fan of the peter pan collar and collars in general. I am also obsessed with making cute collar pins (which also work as sweater guards!) for the FemmeDeBloom shop!

Since I am a collar buying fiend, I usually have an extensive knowledge of the different collars available on the interwebs and I am always getting asked where I find all my cute collars. So I thought I would take the opportunity to share my collar research with you all and actually do something productive with the hours I spend searching for cute collared tops/dresses online (it can get a bit obsessive). I will be posting a collar connection blog post four times a year for every season. So let's get started!!!

The collars on my radar for this season are Halloween inspired or include the gorgeous Autumn color palette (mustard yellow! burnt orange! olive green! maroon!).

Let's start with Halloween since it's the first Fall holiday. There are some absolutely adorable items out there for Halloween style, which for me starts in September because its MY FAVORITE.

"All Eyes On Me" Glow In The Dark Dress by Retrolicious

Retrolicious makes the best collared dresses EVER. Perfect size and super comfy + POCKETS. This dress would go perfectly with the bat collar clips in my shop! $89 on the ModCloth website.

Houndstooth Ruffle-Yoke Top From Forever 21

This top can be styled for Halloween but also ALL YEAR ROUND because houndstooth works for all the seasons! $19.90 from Forever 21.

Perfect for a Beetlejuice inspired outfit! Dress is from Lindy Bop and accessories are from FemmeDeBloom.

Super cute collared skater dress! $52 from Unique Vintage.

Love this versatile black & white collar top. Another one that can be worn all year round! $32 from Unique Vintage.

If you want those Wednesday Addams vibes but you're on a budget this top is $16.99 on Amazon!

Black and white collared tops are my fave because they go with almost any collar clip! Here's another cute peplum top that is super affordable! $14 from Shein.

CeCe by Cynthia Steffe Dotty Long Sleeve Top

Super cute printed top with peter pan collar on sale for $19.97 at Nordstrom Rack

Continuing with the Addams family vibes, the Morticia & Gomez Collar clips from FemmeDeBloom go well with a sweater or collar! This top is from Mod Cloth & Sweater from Amazon but I can't seem to find links for them so I'm sorry!

Frankenstein & Bride collar clips from FemmeDeBloom. Top is $16.99 from Amazon but only available in Black/White & Blue right now!

The skeleton hand collar clips are also back in the shop! Available here. This top is from Amazon but its no longer available unfortunately :( Here's a link to a similar top from MayKool.

Another polka dot collar top option! $25.90 on Amazon!

Four more collar clip options from FemmeDeBloom! Available in the Halloween section of the shop! I can't seem to locate where the heck I got this top from and I wish I could because its one of my faves!

The poison apple collar clips from the FemmeDeBloom shop are back! Paired with the Molly Sue Polka Dot Day Dress from Lindy Bop. Collar clips available here.

Vintage Inspired By Jackie makes some amazing HANDMADE peter pan collar dresses! How amazing is this spiderweb print dress?! Model is @southerncaliforniabelle on instagram!

and this Coco Guitar inspired dress! Ahhhh!

Banned Mustard Yellow Knit Cat Button Up Cardigan

Y'all know I am a sucker for anything cat themed! How perfect is this Banned collared cardigan! $64 from Unique Vintage.

Super excited about the new black cat collar pins in the FemmeDeBloom shop! Pins are available here. This sweater is from Mak and you can find it in the Cocopelli Love ebay store for $22, available in multiple colors!

A better look at the top underneath my cardigan that is cat print! $17.90 from Forever 21.

Collar/sweater guards for black cat lovers! Tap the photos to shop! The cat paws are available here and the cat heads are available here.

Now for some Autumn inspired collared tops and dresses!

I absolutely adore this retro style print that is super affordable! $22.90 from Forever 21.

This Modcloth dress is Autumn perfection! I love the plaid collar + the mustard tights! $6 & available at this link.

A basic white collared top that can be paired with so many different fall prints. WHO CARES IF ITS AFTER LABOR DAY RIGHT? =P $49 from Modcloth.

Just snagged myself one of these polka dot collar shift dresses in mustard because I already have it in black and its so comfy and perfect with boots! $16.99 on Amazon! Also available in blue and green!

Tracey Mae Black Gingham Print Shirt

I am a sucker for gingham print! This super cute top is $29 from Lindy Bop USA.

Love me some maroon for Autumn! $20.99 from Amazon.

While this top isn't Autumn specific, I am in love with it and its available for $17.90 at Forever 21 right now so I had to share it! I paired them with the new "Busy Bee" collar pins from the FemmeDeBloom shop!

The top & collar pins side by side! These pins would work perfectly for a Winnie The Pooh Disneybound!

Samantha Vintage Style Tartan Dress by Voodoo Vixen

The perfect fall plaid print with a super cute collar! $79.99 on Doll Me Up

Willow Dress in Coffee Polka Dot

Love this subtle polka dot print with the cutest collar from Shop Apricity! I adore their dresses! $55 (On sale!) available here.

I love the trim on this one! $78 from Shop Apricity. Also available in other colors!

Another versatile top! Thrill of The Throwback Collar Top, $45 from ModCloth.

More mustard yellow love! Smak Parlour Collared Carisma Knit Dress available at ModCloth.

One of my favorite things to do is to add a collar to a sweater or crewneck top! Magnus Clothing Company has some amazing handmade collars that you can add to your sweaters this Autumn season!