Summer to Fall: Wear Now, Wear Later

August 18, 2014

August is an awkward month for shopaholics like us. Do we shop for summer clothes? Or start stocking up for fall? I’m always so conflicted!

One could argue August is a good month to not shop at all — but I’m sorry, #notgonnahappen. My solution? Shop for summery items that can be worn now and that will easily transition to cooler weather. I love pairing a floral summer skirt with a sweater and booties once October rolls around. Or taking a great summer tank into fall with the help of a colorful cardigan. It’s all about layering, and a little creativity.

Here are three items to curb your summer shopping cravings — all of which still work once fall arrives!

Summer to fall: wear now, wear later

1. Sole Society | 2. LOFT | 3. Unisa | 4. JCrew Factory | 5. SheInside | 6. Steve Madden | 7. Dorothy Perkins | 8. BaubleBar | 9. Forever 21 | 10. ModCloth | 11. JCrew Factory | 12. Forever 21 | 13. Target

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Wish List Wednesday: Florals

August 13, 2014

This time last year, I was a crazed bride-to-be, filling the month of August with last minute wedding planning, DIY projects, and maybe even a little honeymoon outfit shopping (admit it: you did it, too!). The hubby and I went to Hawaii for our honeymoon and we’ve had fun recently reminiscing about Maui’s beautiful beaches, the waterfalls, the rainbows, the flowers. It was the most beautiful place we’ve both ever been.

My Hawaiian daydreams have me inspired to add a few more pretty floral items to my summer wardrobe. A rose here, a hibiscus there — I’m wishing for feminine floral patterns, especially as we hang on to the end of summer. It’s time to stop and shop the roses.

Anthropologie Bloomfield Tee

Anthropologie Bloomfield Tee ($78)

OASAP Three-Quarters Sleeves Floral Blazer

OASAP Three-Quarters Sleeves Floral Blazer ($51)

ALDO Arborfield Floral Watch

ALDO Arborfield Floral Watch ($58)

Nordstrom Kendal Faux Wrap Dress

Nordstrom Kendal Faux Wrap Dress ($46)

Steven by Steve Madden Viienna Sandals

Steven by Steve Madden Viienna Sandals ($89)

Ann Taylor Slubby Knit Seaside Floral Cozy Tee

Ann Taylor Slubby Knit Seaside Floral Cozy Tee ($49)

Modcloth Fringe Fest Scarf in Lilac

Modcloth Fringe Fest Scarf in Lilac ($21)

Piperlime Floral Midi Skirt

Piperlime Floral Midi Skirt ($89)

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Midi Rings: Silly But Why Not?

August 11, 2014

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Midi rings: Forever 21 | Bracelet: Julie Vos (c/o)

In order to salvage an unsuccessful shopping trip recently, I decided I couldn’t leave the mall empty handed so I headed to the Forever 21 accessories section. My purchase? A set of “midi” rings for $3.80. Three hours of shopping resulted in impulsively buying rings that fit above my knuckles. Welp, there’s a first for everything!

The reason I was inspired to try the midi ring trend can be credited to fashion bloggers everywhere. Midi rings seem to keep making cameos in outfit posts, looking all dainty sitting on the top half of stylish fingers (see here). You know how you see something enough times — oh, let’s say, like the Taco Bell Quesarito – that suddenly you’re dying to try it? The power of marketing! Gimme that quesarito! Slip me a midi ring!

After wearing one for a full day of work, I have officially decided that while this is a totally silly trend (especially if you’re a writer — typing was a bit tricky), it’s silly in a ‘why not?’ kind of way. Just think: midi rings are yet another way to accessorize! On the cheap, too!

Even though my midi rings may only last as long as I don’t lose these suckers, I’m going to have a little fun wearing them in the mean time.

Shop Midi Rings

Shop Midi Rings

1. ASOS • $9.67 | 2. Forever 21 • $2.80 | 3. Nordstrom • $24.00 | 4. Forever 21 • $3.80 |
5. Kohl’s • $8.00 | 6. Nordstrom • $12.00 | 7. Forever 21 • $3.80 | 8. BaubleBar • $20.00 |
9. Charlotte Russe • $6.00

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