Do you want an effortless fall activewear update? I just found my new favorite outfit. It’s this zip-up sweatshirt dress. I’ve been living in it recently. It’s on trend but still retro with the chevron.
What to wear to work and beyond. A skirt suit feels fresh for fall. With a classic houndstooth fabric this blazer pairs effortlessly with jeans and loafers. The mini skirt also looks great with boots and sweater.
It’s my favorite time of the year! It’s time for the grown-up girl’s version of back to school shopping. Fall fashion is always a huge shopping trigger.
What’s on trend this fall?
The Shopbop Event of the Season is going on now until midnight Sept. 29th. Shopbop surprised me last year and extended the sale an extra day. Who knows if that will happen again this weekend. So have fun! Use code STOCKUP18 to save 20% on orders under $500 and 25% on orders over $500. It’s the perfect time to shop the latest fall styles.
This season my favorite accessories are all shades of brown and inspired by nature. I love the wood details for shoes and bracelets. Little bits of animal prints and tortoise also add to the natural fall vibe.
A Balmain blazer is a structured slimming jacket which can be worn season after season. It’s a must-have classic blazer for celebrities and fashion lovers alike. This blazer stays in rotation because of the bold yet flattering structured shoulders and slimming waistline. It’s also easy to wear with jeans and dresses. A Balmain blazer is expensive but there are some wonderful look-alikes that are more affordable.
Another classic is the jumbo or maxi Chanel flap bag. I just had to post this happy moment walking last week for Bella Bag in the Style South fall fashion show at the Shops of Buckhead. Walking the runway was a first for me and extra special because I found my first vintage Chanel bag at Bella Bag about 4 years ago. I’ve been obsessed with vintage Chanel ever since. Bella Bag’s flagship store is in Atlanta and you must check it out if you’re a bag lover and looking for something unique.
An all black matching set is a resh- simple take on the classic look. Black on black is hardly a new idea and yes it’s a “master of the obvious” concept but here’s what I just realized. Nothing pairs better with high waisted shorts, pants or skirts than an elegantly cropped top. No mid-drift is necessary. And Black is the most versatile color. Hense a well made black matching set is my favorite wardrobe purchase for summer. It’s also in keeping with wardrobe capsule because it lends itself to easy to mix and match options so you don’t need as many pieces of clothes in your closet.
Stop what you are doing and check this out! A one-piece bathing suit that looks good on everyone and it’s $25 on Amazon. It’s high waisted so it covers your stomach and the halter design allows you to customize the straps. This retro-inspired, halter top bathing suit has many positive reviews on Amazon for a reason. It fits like a dream. It also comes in many other prints. The fabric is high-quality and it’s put together well. I’m obsessed. 🙂
When I saw this classic halter bathing suit it reminded me of the top part of Marilyn Monroe’s famous white halter dress. It’s classic, simple, and ladylike but flirty.
Black and White Stretch Gingham Pants
Yes, Yes, and YES. These pants are retro-classic, comfortable, chic and fun. At $39 they’re also great value. I’m ALL about simple, easy outfit ideas and creating a wardrobe capsule. So the black and white Gingham pattern conforms to my preferred color palette, and it looks great with brown and denim accents for transitioning into spring or fall. These pants are both bold and easy to style. Another huge bonus is the no wrinkle factor. And this is huge in my book, since color is the glue that holds a look together.
Happy Friday! For today’s Friday favorites, I rounded up the statement earrings trendsetters for summer 2018. I’m convinced earrings are art. This summer the big themes are Seashells and net-like trellis that nod to nautical. Acrylic blooms and Flowers studs, as well as sequined drops, are amazing statement pieces that can easily be styled with anything from jeans to dresses. Limitless hoops that nod to retro door knockers are everywhere. I love how Baublebar combined the flowers with the hoops for a big statement with a small price.
Summer Lovin and hello sunshine! Finally after 12 days of rain 😉 Today I want to share 3 summer favs that are all great prices and sure to be used a lot. Let’s start with this beautiful strapless eyelet dress with tassels. It’s been a favorite and is on sale for $52. I’m also obsessed with this fringe beach hat from Amazon. It serves double duty, as it’s also great for decorating. It is pretty on the wall in my beach bedroom. And last but not least, we have these comfy sandals. Everyone is loving the flat slide version, but I prefer these wedges. They are much more flattering and are on sale here.
This summer I’m starting a seasonal wardrobe capsule. Why have I not done this before now? The best ideas are usually simple, and this idea of seasonally interchangeable pieces that I actually wear and love sounds like a great goal.
These 5 pieces are a great start for a classic summer style that I still love from last year. They can be worn in many different ways. For starters, my top is actually a belt…