After spending the past couple of months in lightweight dresses (my only defense against humid 90 degree days in the city), I’m admittedly kind of looking forward to throwing on a pair of jeans again. But mainly, because the fall blouses and shirts I’ve been seeing around lately can totally up your denim game. From slouchy lace-up stripes to feminine lace in the most striking shade of marigold – I can’t wait to get my hands on a few of the below:
I’m all for the fact that denim skirts have made a valiant return to fashion in the past couple of years. I admittedly already own 2 knee length button front versions, but when I saw this zip front miniskirtversion I figured it was just different enough to justify the purchase. And since you can never go wrong with a ‘jeans and tee’ kind of look – I added this white t-shirt with bell sleeves. P.S. I’m calling it now.. dramatic sleeves are the new ‘off the shoulder’ for this Fall.
I know we’re still a week or so out, but I can’t help but already be mulling over what to pack for Labor Day weekend. As Summer’s official last hurrah I always use it as a chance to wear my season’s favorites (swimsuit, cutoffs and sandals I’m lookin’ at you) but also as a chance to work in a few early fall pieces – like a lightweight cargo jacket and lace-up sweater. Below, what will be in my own bag (this weekend as I head to the beach for my cousin’s wedding and next when we most likely head to the lake).
No matter how many years pass since I’ve actually attended classes, I can never shake that ‘Back to School’ feeling this time of year. Not only did Back to School shopping mean all new supplies (don’t get me started on how much my sister and I loved picking out freshly sharpened pencils and blank notebooks) but it also guaranteed a few brand new outfits for that last week of August when we begrudgingly caught the bus again. A lot has changed since I went back to 1st grade, 5th grade, 10th grade or even off to college.. but my love for a cool sweatshirt, leather oxfords and great bag has remained firmly in place.
Monday in the rearview, a 3 day work-week (thanks to travel for my cousin’s wedding at the end of this week) and weather that is nothing short of blissful. AKA a list of things I’m focusing on instead of missing a blog post on Monday, stress due to only being at work for 3 days this week and the thought that summer is ending soon. It’s all about perspective right? For instance I thought this was the perfect summer dress (yellow, floral and happy).. but now I’m starting to see that with a few layers (how about a cropped jacket in denim, leather or suede.. or a chunky crewneck sweater) this could just be the perfect fall dress too. Glass decidedly half full.