After weeks of running around and traveling, I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend at home before the hustle & bustle of fall begins (starting with a trip to Seattle next week!). Boyfriend Jeans & Toms, I might not take you off until Monday.
Soul Cal Muscle T ($24.00), H & M Boyfriend Jeans ($49.95), Warehouse Striped Shopper ($27.00), TOMS classic navy slip-ons ($44.00), Chan-Lu 14-Karat Gold Wrap Bracelet ($245.00), Korres Natural Nail Polish ($7.95), Korres Lip Butter Glaze ($14.00).
All of that pattern mixing we saw last year is spilling over into fall…and I couldn’t be happier. I love the layering of this polka-dot button up under a striped sweater and topped with a floral scarf.
J. Crew Rugby-Stripe Boatneck Top ($34.99), J. Crew Perfect Shirt in Chambray Polka Dot ($88.00), Dorothy Perkins Oxblood Skinny Jeans ($49.00), Alexander McQueen Floral Scarf ($635.00), Sara Designs Lambskins Wrap Watch ($330.00), Zara Shopper ($79.90), Steven by Steve Madden Inspirre Boot ($169.00).
Yesterday I was over at Beauty Bets writing about the new pressed foundation from Bare Escentuals! It debuts today, so don’t hesitate to snag one for yourself—they’re an amazing addition to your touch-up arsenal.
Idette Top ($140.00), Ikat Print Bodycon Skirt ($32.00), Vince Camuto Kain Pump ($89.00), Banana Repbulic Indigo Drop Earrings ($26.00), River Island Suede Clutch ($43.00), Essie Polish in Caliente ($8.00), Rimmel London Kate Lipstick ($5.96), Bare Minerals READY SPF 20 Foundation ($29.00).
Wear this outfit with flat loafers as we transition to cooler weather….then belt the cardigan and try it with high leather boots this winter.
Wallis Ruffle Trim Wrap ($39.00), Wallis Peach Diamonte Shirt ($35.00), Wallis Indigo Slim Jean ($39.00), Michael Kors Bedford Satchel ($498.00), J.Crew Biella Loafer ($227.00), Ted Baker Women’s Retro Glasses ($140.00), Givenchy Dahlia Perfume ($90.00), Dior Nail Color in Safari Beige ($23.00), Rimmel London Kate Lipstick ($5.96).
With so many bold patterns popping up it’s hard to keep them all straight—I love this brief little guide from Refinery 29 that helps define eight of the most common ones.
TopShop Knitted Bracelet Cardi ($84.00), American Vintage Top ($56.00), TopShop MOTO Mustard Jeans ($30.00), Marc by Marc Jacobs Disc Studs ($48.00), Phillip Lim Pashli Stachel ($895.00), Madewell Sidewalk Skimmer ($98.00), Essie Polish in Bazooka ($8.00), Illamasqua Cream Blusher ($24.00), Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss ($20.00).
Have you ever gotten into the booties with skirts thing? Or booties with dresses, shorts, cropped pants etc? It’s something I haven’t ventured into but is obviously a fun way to mix pieces from different seasons. Also…mark me down as highly interested in these TOMS boots.
Mink Pink Peppermint Patty Skirt ($63.00), Kan Dee Wild Spirit Sleeveless Tee ($40.00), TOMS Chestnut Suede Desert Wedges ($89.00), Big Buddha Tribal Tote ($70.00), Havana Brown Sunnies ($5.70), Sonoma Life + Style Feather Earrings ($6.40), NARS Fall 2012 Makeup Collection ($18.00, $39.00, $28.00), NARS Gloss in Spring Break ($26.00).
Wanting to feel pretty in peach? Snag this pleated dress from TopShop and pair it with gold accessories.
Topshop Pleat Dress ($52.00), Zara Leather High Heeled Court Shoe ($90.00), Tory Burch Reva Clutch ($325.00), Bauble Bar Coral Mask Earrings ($22.00), Moonstone Ring with Diamonds ($3,170.00), Philosophy Fresh Peaches With Cream Lipshine ($10.00), Barry M Nail Polish in Peach Melba ($4.70), NARS Blush in SexAppeal ($28.00).
A great way to transition your favorite summer skirts into a simple autumn outfit is to pair it with a long-sleeved button up. Try tying the shirt above the waistline of the skirt instead of tucking it in.
dELiA*s Lace Trim Chambray Shirt ($39.50), Therapy Floral Skirt ($36.00), Proenza Schouler Magenta Wallet ($560.00), Bloch Ballerina Megan Flat ($89.00), Bauble Bar Tony Ruby Drop Earrings ($24.00), MAC Lip Cream in Dear Diary ($17.00), Essie Polish in Camera ($8.00).
There’s something about the Back To School section at Target that makes me go all academic on my wardrobe. So, excuse me today while I humor myself.
Dorothy Perkins Bird Cage Print Dress ($69.00), dELiA*s Oxfords ($40.00), Warby Parker Colton Glasses ($95.00), Miso Bird Ring ($7.85), ModCloth Going Up! Necklace ($25.00), Dorothy Perkins Black Bow ($11.00), Essie Polish in BFF Best Boyfriend ($8.00), NARS Lip Gloss ($24.00), NARS Eye Shadow Duo in Charade ($34.00).
So….I took one for the team and invested $29.00 into ordering one of the Etsy Bubble Necklaces that I had been talking about (but had been hesitant to order due to questions of quality). But…sometimes blogging requires grueling research, so, I ordered the necklace and patiently waited for it’s arrival (from somewhere in Asia). I’m happy to announce that it arrived (just short of three weeks, better than expected)—the quality is superb and the necklace is gorgeous! So, if you’ve been on the fence about it I say go for it.
Bubble Necklace (varying colors and prices available on Etsy), J.Crew Charley Sweater in Leopard ($44.50), Rag & Bone Skinny Jeans ($240.00), Marc by Marc Jacobs Calamity Tote ($498.00), Afternoon Lounging Loafers ($32.99), Spring Bubble Earrings on Etsy ($5.00), Guerlain Rose Aux Joues Blush Duo ($50.00), NARS Summer 2012 Polish in Trouville ($18.00), Guerlain Shine Automatique Lip Color ($35.00).