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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Transitioning Into Fall






top c/o Old Navy // jeans // flats c/o Old Navy // purse // hat // sunglasses 

Is anyone else looking at the calendar wondering how we are in the middle of August? Raises hand! There's a part of me that feels a bit sad that summer is wrapping up. That the kids (not my kids) are going back to school meaning more traffic on the roads. Those longer evenings won't be here much longer. But then there's that other part that see's those booties and warm layers sound good. Because it would be nice to not have to be sweaty for once. It's that weird middle ground. Dressing for it can also be a little off. You might have started to stock up on those fall pieces and quite frankly would like to wear them not just look at them. Transitioning really is about finding the right pieces. Picking items in darker colors and prints is a happy medium. That can be with clothes or accessories. I've brought out this wool hat that I loved last fall and mixed it in with this floral top for now. It creates texture without physically melting.

Now, let's flashback to last year's look here. These are pieces I still own and wear. And this kinda makes me want to cute my hair this short...

Thanks for linking up with us! You all have some amazing style! Our picks are Jennie from A Pocketful of Polka Dots and Christine from Bon Chic Style!



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This post is in collaboration with Old Navy. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Casual Weekend Stripes




top c/o tobi // jeans (my favorite high waisted pair!) // espadrilles (go half size up) // purse // hat // rings

The thing about my style over the years has become rather casual. Maybe it's my go with the flow attitude. Maybe it's just the LA vibes. But it comes down to knowing what I feel best in and repeating that formula over and over. So you can say I've grown my collection of stripe tops and jeans this summer. While it might seem redundant to keep buying stripes, I know that those are the pieces that will get worn. It's about finding different variations that keep it interesting, even if you're actually just wearing a stripe top+jeans+espadrilles practically everyday. Needless to say, the second I saw this stripe cold-shoulder number from Tobi, it was a must! It made for the perfect top to throw on right because of course my other half gave me a time limit to get ready this weekend. So maybe that's really why I have an outfit formula...jk!

Do you have an outfit formula that you constantly go back to?


Friday, August 11, 2017

How To Wear Statement Ruffles





top c/o Banana Republic // jeans // shoes // purse (similar) // sunglasses

I'm not one to shy away from stripes. And when I find a "new" version I'm right there to give it a test. So with the whole ruffle trend taking storm, I couldn't resist this top with stripes and the dramatic ruffles. There's no question the ruffles are meant to standout, which gives it some playfulness. The key is balance that out. Naturally, I gravitated to all my basics. Simple jeans and accessories downplay all the fun from the top, making it just right. This honestly would be a fancy outfit for my office, but for some of you this might work for your casual Friday or weekend brunch. Either way, statement ruffles add so much to a look and can work for an office or weekend.

Thanks so much to everyone who linked up with us! We're so excited to have the linkup back! Our picks this week are Karen from Lady in Violet and Lydia from Chic on the Cheap! We're loving their chic white!