Trend Transitions | Almost Sweater Weather

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As I sit and write this, it’s actually cold and rainy outside, and it finally feels like fall is here!  A few days ago when I shot this look, it wasn’t quite as cold, but it was overcast and cool enough to wear a little sweater.  I styled this outfit because I wanted to show how easily you can transition a spring trend into fall.  Gingham was probably the standout spring print.  Florals and stripes are always big for spring, but this past season gingham was the fun, fresh wildcard.  It’s incredibly versatile however, because black and white prints have classic, seasonless appeal.  These particular pants are not heavy enough for a cold winter day, but they definitely work for a cool-ish fall day.  I could have layered a lightweight coat or jacket for additional warm, and opted for booties instead of sandals, but again it wasn’t quite that cool.  I just got really excited to wear a sweater 🙂  Alsoooooo, I’m wearing Lime Crime’s velvetine in cashmere on the lips.  It’s honestly one of my favorite colors for fall/winter!

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Sweater: Banana Republic (similar here & here) / Pants: LOFT (exact here & similar here) / Sandals: Sam Edelman (similar here & here) / Sunglasses: Quay X Shay (sold out, similar here) / Earrings: BaubleBar (similar here) / Necklace: BaubleBar (similar here) / Bracelet: JewelMint (similar here) / Handbag: Ted Baker (similar here)

Photography by Jessica Kircher

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Summer Sale Steals

Okay sooooo life has been way hectic lately and I’ve been super MIA here on the blog.  Just a quick post to alert y’all to this awesome 70% off sale happening NOW at Loft.com.  I scored a ton of stuff for under $200 because it’s an additional 70% off already reduced prices.  The best news is, there’s a huge selection of sale merch…it’s not just a few items here and there.  A lot of sale styles are summer ready, so you can easily get some wear out of them for the next month or so.  Happy shopping and I promise to be back in full swing sometime very soon!!

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Foolproof Outfit Combo: Simple Tee + Maxi Skirt

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One of my favorite ways to wear a maxi skirt is with a simple tee shirt. I prefer a shirt that’s fairly fitted so I can tuck it in if desired. This particular maxi is meant to sit high on the waist and looks best with a crop top or “tucked in” polished vibe. The simple tee makes for a clean silhouette and allows the skirt to really shine.  The tee itself is easy to dress up with a sparkling statement necklace.  I opted for complementary accessories for an overall tonal effect.  This is an easy chic daytime look, that you can also carry into the night depending on the venue.

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Tee Shirt: H&M (old, similar here) / Maxi Skirt: Painted Threads (same skirt, different print) / Heels: Scene by ShoeDazzle (old, similar here) / Necklace & Bracelet: Ann Taylor (old, similar here & here) / Handbag: Nicole Miller (unavailable, similar here)

Photography by Jessica Kircher

Ladylike With An Edge

I’m a big fan of feminine, ladylike style.  I think there’s something very sexy about  embracing womanhood and dressing to show it off.  That being said, I’m not personally super girly.  I love a curve hugging peplum or a big full princess skirt, but I can’t go all out fem because it doesn’t suit me.  I’m a little bit more rock and roll, so there has to be some edgy element to my look for it to feel right.  If I had styled this outfit with single-sole pumps and a delicate necklace, it would look more traditional, and possibly more “on trend”.  But if there’s one thing I really don’t believe in, it’s dressing to look like everyone else.  I’d much rather go off trend and wear something that complements my unique personality.

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I absolutely adore these mega platforms with the black flame detail.  First of all, I’m super short, and shortie looooves her platforms.  Plus these are just bad ass aren’t they?!  They’re Scene by ShoeDazzle so I got them for a phenomenal price.  My tote on the other hand, by Ted Baker, is the epitome of ladylike.  I like the way the two pieces complement and contrast at the same time.  The slim fit black pants are by Ann Taylor.  Ann Taylor makes good quality, great fitting pants and I swear by them because almost every style comes in petite, so I don’t even need a tailor!  (They also come in long lengths for taller gals.)  The hot pink peplum was an H&M sale score.  I’m obsessed with the color and generally like peplums for the curve accentuating effect.  The amazing Swarovski crystal necklace was my very first BaubleBar purchase (years ago) but it remains one of my favorite necklaces to this day and people often comment on it.  The one point I’d like to make about this look, is that the easiest way to wear a voluminous peplum top is to balance out the proportions with something slim down below, like skinny jeans or a pencil skirt.  Don’t go for full and full, because it’s a lot harder to pull off (unless you have the proportions just right).  So there you have it, some outfit inspiration for the day.  Happy Saturday everyone!!  Xo