This weekend the weather allowed for exposed ankles. And I was ecstatic about it. I’m trying not to wish for Spring too soon, but let’s just say I’ll take a 50 degree with sunshine anytime January feels like dishing them out.
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I’ve been thinking a lot about what my personal ‘closet classics’ are ever since this post and this trench coat, cap toe heels and distressed denim definitely all make the cut. In fact the only things that’s new here is this pretty lavender silk neck scarf. That and my Instax polaroid camera that I got for Christmas and is proving to be just as much fun as I anticipated. I’ve been dropping it in my purse and snapping little New York moments that would otherwise be fleeting. It’s good to play tourist in your own town.
I think I’ve been dreaming of this dress subliminally since about July. There are a million dark floral dresses out there for Fall but some are too bright, too fancy or too busy. This one is like the Goldilocks of fall floral dresses. Just right.
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It has long sleeves and an elastic waist (meaning it’s as comfortable as they come, even after all the apple cider donuts I ate before we took these photos) and the print is even better in person. I’m not lying when I say no less than 5 people complimented me on this dress since I got it. Also would be lying if I said I hadn’t already worn it 3 times since I got it last week. It’s going to be great layered under a suede jacket or over a thin knit turtleneck too once the weather gets chilly. And if all of that isn’t enough to convince you – it’s from Old Navy which means the price is right.
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August is that tricky time when I never want to give up Summer weather, but I’m also starting to crave a Fall wardrobe. Which is why I try to find pieces that can bridge that gap (even better when they’re super affordable from Old Navy). A lightweight polka dot dress and cute ruffled sleeve floral top are both pieces that can easily be worn now and later. Here, two ways to wear both pieces.
For now, I’ll be tossing this polka dot dress on, grabbing a straw tote and sandals and soaking up the last of that summer sun. This would make for a cute Labor Day weekend backyard barbecue outfit too! And in a few more weeks when the morning’s start to turn cool, I’ll add this light cardigan (love the little fringe detail on this one) and switch to suede booties and a wine-stained lipstick to match.
I talked about it earlier this week – but the ‘statement top’ trend isn’t going anywhere for Fall and florals are going to be a major trend too (not mad about it). I love that this top is long sleeved so it transitions easily, but has that cute cut-out and ruffle detail. For now, I played up the summer whites for an easy weekend brunch look. But come Fall, I’ll be wearing it with this suede moto jacket (looks 3x as expensive as it actually is) and these cropped dark jeans. I like that they’re really clean but have a subtle little flare at the ends and a raw hem. They’ll go with everything I tell ya.
BRB going to enjoy the last few weeks of Summer and simultaneously dream of Fall fashion.
As evidenced here – I’ve been really into simple summer style lately. And most of it involves stripes. Because when life gets busy I like to have a closet of classics to fall back on. And it’s exactly pieces like this striped lace-up maxi dress that make getting ready in 5 minutes totally possible.
Anyone else still struggling after that longggg weekend?! We spent the holiday at the lake and I’m almost never as relaxed as I am when I’m there. This barn and open field are just a short drive from the lake house and we drove over early our first morning there to take in the utter silence and fresh air. I wore this floral maxi dress and lace-up sandals – an outfit that I ended up wearing twice while we were there. Was the weekend that long or is this outfit that good? A little of both perhaps.