Velvet Heart shirt via T.J. Maxx; Banana Republic skirt (old); Sam Edelman heels via T.J. Maxx; Target clutch; Zara collar (on SUPER sale); Forever 21 cuff; Vanessa Mooney ring; Caravelle by Bulova watch
Our summer started extra late this year. I mean really, really late. June Gloom lasted well through July and deep into August, and we've had the first great beach weekends over the last few weeks. So while I'm excited for fall fashion, I'm still holding on to summer a bit longer. This little layered skirt is a few seasons old, and although it doesn't make it out of my closet often, I twirl a little and love it every time I put it on. A tucked-in chambray shirt is an easy pre-fall addition, and neutral heels and a bold clutch round out the look. An old favorite Zara collar (which is on super sale right now) provided the finishing touch. Anyone else torn between summer and fall fashion right now?
No Rest for Bridget top; Shorts via T.J. Maxx; Zara heels; Clutch via Harper's; Ray-Ban aviators; Michael Kors watch; Gorjana necklaces, rings, and bracelets (here and here) (c/o)
For the third and final look with this versatile peplum top, I wanted an easy night out feel, and scalloped shorts and pointed heels are perfectly carefree and slightly dressed up. A bold clutch and stacked gold jewelry add the finishing touches. And about the jewelry, it's no secret that Gorjana makes some of my favorite, go-to pieces. Every necklace, bracelet, and ring is so easily mixed and matched, dressed up or dressed down. After seeing all three looks (see one, two, and above, three), which is your favorite?
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Usually when I think about a black and white outfit, I think of a dressed-up, crisp look, but I'm loving this bohemian version above. With summer quickly coming to an end, I'm trying to squeeze in a few more days of denim cutoffs, but an oversized wool hat and easy booties make these pre-fall appropriate. An airy blouse adds a feminine touch, and this chain-embellished snakeskin bag makes a serious statement. Finish with easy silver accessories and mirrored sunnies. Hope everyone is having a great week!
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1. H&M Chiffon Blouse $40
2. Joe's Jeans Easy Cut Off Short $144
3. Chan Luu Tassel Charm Necklace $40
4. Five and Two Sterling Silver Quartz Shard Ring $42
5. Karl Lagerfeld Kourbe Double Wrap Bracelet Watch $295
6. Dolcetta Cutout Boot $69
7. H&M Wool Hat $20
8. By Malene Birger Alicala Snakeskin Bag $158
9. Le Specs Thunderbird Aviator Shades $70
10. Baublebar Silver Disc Bangle $26
I'm a sucker for silky, slouchy pants, and lucky for me, they're spot on this fall. Patience has never really been my thing (which can make purchasing fall pieces early a little torturous), but don't fret, my pet! These paisley-printed bottoms work perfectly with a sleeveless blouse and heeled sandals for now. Finish the look with a contrast clutch and statement gold jewels. Once fall finally rolls around, add a tailored blazer or fitted sweater and a pair of killer pumps. Which fall pieces do you have your eye on?
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1. Mango Printed Flowy Trousers $60
2. H&M Chiffon Blouse $30
3. Shashi Lulu Ring $35
4. Tan Buckled Sandal $24
5. MICHAEL Michael Kors Lola Aviator Sunglasses $129
6. Michael Kors Leather Slim Runway Watch $160
7. Zara Nubuck Clutch Bag $100
8. Baublebar Labradorite Teardrop Bangle $88
With the start of fall just a few weeks away, my mind is focused in on my autumn wardrobe. (Fall here is pretty warm, so lightweight knits and transition pieces are key.) This little ivory dress is fresh and fun for summer but can easily work its way into fall when paired with suede ankle boots, a printed scarf, and a great handbag. Round out the ladylike look with seafoam shades (love!) and touches of silver. How do you wear some of your summer pieces into the fall?
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1. Topshop Origami Bow Flippy Dress $92
2. Subtle Luxury Madonna Print Scarf in Multi $116
3. Skagen Round Mesh Strap Watch $145
4. Ecote Growler Suede Ankle Boot $69
5. Baublebar Mini Iced Silver Link Bangle $24
6. Zara Shopper with Rings $80
7. RAEN Pogue 53mm Sunglasses $155
8. Vita Fede Mini Crystal V Ring $155
True Religion boyfriend jeans (c/o); Max Studio tee; Nine West loafers; JustFab bag (c/o); Gorjana necklace; Caravelle by Bulova watch; OK1984 bangles (c/o); Henri Bendel bracelet; Vanessa Mooney ring; Gorjana rings; Forever 21 sunglasses; Nars Velvet Matte Lipstick in Never Say Never
Yesterday we celebrated a friend's birthday at Concert in the Park. It's a free event in the park (go figure) with live music and people picnicking everywhere you turn. With yummy appetizers, a little vino, and good friends (and maybe a little tree-climbing), it was the perfect way to round out the weekend. Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Hudson Jeans; The Limited tank; Jigsaw London cardi (c/o); JustFab bag (c/o); Nine West loafers; Ray-Ban sunglasses; by boe necklace
So this is one of those magical cardigans that you can wear like 457 ways. I think the actual number is closer to maybe six or seven, but I'll probably stick with two because I'm a creature of habit and that's how creatures like me roll. Regardless of how it's worn, the real kicker here is the fabric yumminess (it's a word, go with it) and the perfect feather weight for summer. Paired with a striped tank and favorite skinnies (seriously, FAVORITE), it makes a sleepy schmoe look like she actually tried during a week that just seems to keep going. And going. And... Well it's Friday, kids, and it looks like we made it. So cheers to that, and happy Friday to everyone!
As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I've got my eye on everything ASTR these days, and I'm especially focused in on this showstopping mini. The cut and faux leather fabric make it completely night out appropriate, but it's equally appealing with a slouchy sweater and heeled ankle boots for daytime in the fall. For now, there's something so sexy and minimal about pairing it with a luxe white cashmere tank and adding navy leather extras. Silver accessories bring the whole look together for an all-out without trying too hard feel. Feel me?
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1. Topshop Premium Cashmere Vest $40
2. ASTR Asymmetrical Faux Leather Skirt $62
3. Baublebar Silver Cap Lariat $36
4. Baublebar Silver Chain Ring $26
5. Schutz Alameda Bootie $200
6. Bright Future Shades $18
7. Coach Tristen Chronograph Bracelet Watch $295
8. Graf & Lantz Jody Clutch $139
9. Baublebar Silver Khaleesi Bracelet $28
Equipment blouse (sold out, but love this nude version); ASTR skirt (c/o Nordstrom); Matisse heels; D'Andrea bag (c/o); OK1984 necklace (c/o); Karen London bracelets (similar); Michael Kors watch; Ray-Ban sunglasses; L'Oreal Wet Shine Stain in Endless Red
This skirt is one of those pieces that just screamed my name across the Savvy Department on a recent trip to Nordstrom, and now I want pretty much everything from this ASTR brand. (Seriously, check it out. It'll solve your what-to-wear-on-a-Friday-night dilemma in a second.) I love that it's so different from anything in my closet, and really, nothing seals the deal like a couple of well-placed pockets. Plus, I can't wait to wear it with sweaters and jackets and boots (oh my!) in the fall. I paired it with a favorite Equipment blouse (last seen here), which is probably one of the prettiest things I own. A go-to heel, little black bag, and gold chain accessories finished off the feminine look. Hope everyone is having a great week!
Although it's breezy and perfect for the hot days of summer, something about this look just drools pre-fall and has a certain hint of menswear inspiration. To get yourself into this fancy pants (er, shorts) look, tuck an easy blouse into a flowy, printed mini skirt, and add a chunky sandal and structured leather bag. Finish the whole shebang with a little bit of chain-and-sparkle and a low-key pair of shades. Anyone else getting the slight itch for fall fashion?
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1. Dorothy Perkins Blush Roll Sleeve Shirt $49
2. Mango Dapper Print Flared Skirt $40
3. Baublebar Gold Crystal Gatsby Pendant $34
4. Michael Kors Lady Nini Chain Link Bracelet Watch $195
5. Gorjana Bloom Hexagon Ring $40
6. Topshop Nelson Chunky Sandals $90
7. Elizabeth and James Berlin Knuckle Ring $95
8. FE NY Dartmouth Sunglasses $22
9. ASOS Leather Bag with Door Knocker Detail $76
10. OK1984 Ella Bracelet $36