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Wrap Dress and the Leopard Mules You Need for Fall

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Wanna smile often this fall?  Get you a pair of leopard mules and get ready to live your best life in serious comfort.  Y’all, I ordered these calfhair mules recently thinking they’d be great with jeans once the temperatures dropped, but now I’ve got plans to pair them with just about every fall (and almost fall) thing I own.  In addition to my favorite boyfriend jeans or skinnies, I’m loving them with a little black dress or a faux leather skirt.

I wasn’t sure how comfortable they’d be with the pointy toe, but I have to say, they definitely exceeded my expectations in the comfort department.  (For reference, I sized up a half size.)  And, if you’re loving the idea of leopard mules but aren’t quite sold on these, scroll below for a few more pairs that I love.

And now you’re probably thinking – is this the same girl who’s always blabbing about heatstroke and never-ending summertime?  Talking about fall fashion already?  Well hot and sweaty or not, at some point I’m ready to leave the denim shorts and summer duds behind and trade them in for something a little more pre-fall friendly.  It actually dawned on my yesterday that it is, in fact, almost September.  WILD.

This faux wrap dress is super soft and lightweight for now but so good with a denim jacket once that actual fall weather hits.  It’s got a flattering (for me anyway) cut, and how cute are the little button details?  I dig it.  Linking this little black dress and a couple of other similar styles I’ve got my eye on below – which is your favorite for transitioning to fall?


Photos thanks to Katie Stuart

Current Crush: All Things Denim

Best Denim 1. Rebecca Minkoff Cady Platform  2. Free People Lou Jumpsuit  3. Topshop Button Front Denim Skirt  4. Kenzo Ruffled Denim Mini Dress (on sale!)  5. Denim Roll-Over Clutch  6. Madewell Denim Shirtdress  7. Rebecca Minkoff Gilles Espadrille  8. DVF Denim Inlay Bangle  9. One Teaspoon Bandit Cutoffs  10. Current/Elliott Rolled Sleeve Jacket  11. Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer in Denim  12. BlankNYC Destroyed Skinny

If there’s one thing in every girl’s closet, I’ll betcha it’s denim.  But these days, denim is EVERYWHERE and popping up in way more ways than just your basic jeans.  From jackets to jumpsuits, dresses and even accessories, there’s something for every blue-jean baby out there.  Wear them solo or wear a couple pieces together (like here and here).  Just don’t wear them all together, okay?  Wondering how you’d wear the denim kicks?  Pair them with a little black dress, with an all-white look, or go edgy by pairing them with leather.  My top picks?  Well the little dress at number 6 is currently on its way to me, and I just NEED that little spring jacket at number 10.  What are some of your faves?


Shopbop Friends & Family Sale

Shopbop Sale 1. Le Specs Jealous Games Sunglasses  2. Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel  3. DVF Fur Pom Pom Bag Charm  4. Sam Edelman Amber Over the Knee Boots  5. DL1961 Margaux Instasculpt Jeans  6. re:named Sweater Layer Dress  7. ONE by Type Alpha Saddle Bag  8. Joie Ajax Suede Booties  9. The Fifth Label City Safari T-Shirt Dress  10. Rebecca Minkoff Feather Stone Ring  11. Sam Edelman Dea Haircalf Pumps  12. Alexander Wang Mini Rockie Bag  13. Madewell Hinge Bracelet  14. McGuire Denim Majorelle Flares

It’s sale time, people, and this one is a good one!  The Shopbop Friends & Family sale is here again, and the deals start now.  For the next 3 days, take 25% off your entire purchase with code INTHEFAM25.  I’ve been waiting to pull the trigger on a new pair of flares for fall, and this pair of McGuire denim is on its way to me now.  Got your eye on a new handbag?  Treat yo’self.  Looking for a great pair of boots?  Get ’em, girl!  Here’s hoping you find exactly what you’ve been wanting for fall.


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Fall Wish List: The Basics

fall fashion, flare jeans 1. Leith Racerback Shift Dress  2. Steve Madden Proto Pump  3. Open Front Hooded Cardigan  4. Forever 21 Genuine Suede Fringe Clutch  5. Button Front Denim Skirt  6. Henri Bendel Olivia Round Sunglasses  7. Madewell Plaid Wool Scarf  8. 7 for all Mankind Ginger Flare  9. SP Black Low Rise Destroyed Skinny  10. Rebecca Minkoff Love Jumbo Crossbody  11. Sole Society Huxley Loafer

Today I’m fall daydreamin’ y’all, and my cart runneth over.  There are so many killer trends this year (helloooo, 70’s revival…yet again), but right now my mind is on all things basic.  This season, I’ve got my eye on three types of denim: destroyed black skinnies, clean dark flares, or button-front skirts.  And I need them all.  Since we’ve got a little more hot weather than I’d like left, I’m loving this racerback dress that can be worn alone with booties now or layered up later.  And the thing I need the most from this little list?  (And yes, I realize the word need is ridiculous in this case.)  I’m dying over the jumbo version of my beloved Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody.  I mean, isn’t there a saying about this?  If you love something, let it go buy it in jumbo?  My shaky trigger finger is just hovering over that “Place Order” button.  I’m weak, people!  What do you guys have your little fall hearts set on?


Flannel Love

Blank NYC jeans (similar in black – I have these and love them);  Vermont Flannel Henley (definitely recommend ordering down a size);  Madewell fur scarf (similar);  Steve Madden bootiesJoelle Hawkens bagRay-Ban sunglasses;  Bracelets: Lilli & Tori, C. Wonder, Gorjana

Despite our warmer temperatures lately, I just can’t seem to step away from my plaid and flannel addiction, and this one, in particular, has been in heavy rotation.  It’s oversized and oh-so-cozy, and I just can’t get enough.  We snapped these photos a couple of Saturdays ago when I dragged Eric with me on a Target run, something I usually immediately regret.  And this time was, well, as “delightful” as ever.  I just don’t understand – how could anyone not like playing photographer and going to Target on a Saturday afternoon? 😉

Leather Score

True Religion shirt (c/o); AG boyfriend jeans (c/o); jacket (c/o) T.J.Maxx;, Madewell bootiesRay-Ban sunglasses
This leather jacket was such a sweet find at T.J.Maxx recently, and I can’t help but throw it on with just about everything.  I love how it adds a little something interesting to easy boyfriend jeans and a laidback plaid.  Finished with a pair of classic leather booties, this outfit is my ideal weekend wear and a comfortable fall uniform.  Which pieces are currently on replay in your wardrobe?  Happy Friday, everyone!

Orange Pop

There’s no better way to break up a neutral color palette than with a bold pop of orange and contrasting blue accents.  A cinched blazer paired with basic grey skinnies creates a flattering silhouette, while gold accessories are the perfect final touch.  Hope everyone had a great weekend!

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Casual Cool

I love the casual cool effect of mixing spring neutrals (both solids and prints) and adding one standout pop of color like these blue skinnies.  By pairing the statement denim with a loose tee and tomboy-inspired of-the-moment wedge sneakers, you’ll create a laidback so-chic-and-didn’t-even-try vibe.  Finish the look with a muted animal-print scarf, snakeskin handbag and simple stackable wooden rings.

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