Flatlay: Fall Transition

A black & white sweater. Olive jeans. Cognac shoes. Leopard earrings. Mustard bag.

Yup, the gangs all here! You’ve seen me re-create a similar outfit over and over throughout the seasons. It’s one of my favorites. I might sub out the mustard bag for whatever is ‘on trend’, but all of these items make up one of the most classic and loved looks, especially for a fall transition outfit. Last year or the year before, the hot blend was red earrings combined with a leopard bag. So really it’s all the same – throw in a pop of color with a little leopard, and you have yourself a great outfit!

My sweater is older from J.Crew, but I went and searched for all the best black and white (affordable) sweaters and tops available right now – linked below! If I had to pick a favorite it would the be the Banana Republic option – it’s a cotton blend (so suitable for this weather), on sale, and has an interesting pattern as well.

J.Crew Factory sweater, Old Navy jeans, Sole Society bag, leopard earrings, Vince Camuto sandals

sweater: J.Crew Factory (old) – see below | jeans: Old Navy

bag: Sole Society (old) – option, option | sandals: Vince Camuto | earrings: Amazon

Black/White Top Options:

(click any picture to shop)

Flatlay: Twist Hem Top (New Version)

Do ya’ll remember my favorite Amazon find of the summer? It was this woven twist-hem tank!  I originally posted about it here as a flatlay and later as an #ootd photo (shown below). I received so many compliments and even layered it under a long cardigan for work with flats.

The best news is it now comes in a long sleeve version! Quite a few color options are available and most are Prime eligible. This is definitely a perfect top for Florida winters and for layering up north. And if you’re a shorty like me, it will work with leggings as well. 😆

Amazon twist hem top, Free People denim, Universal Thread booties, J.Crew Factory necklace, A New Day bag

twist hem top: Amazon | jeans: Free People (old) – similar | booties: Universal Thread

necklace: J.Crew Factory | bag: A New Day

Sleeveless version:

Amazon twist hem woven tank

top: Amazon | jeans: Express | sandals: Vince Camuto

necklace: Kendra Scott (old) – newest version | bracelet: Express

Flatlay: Casual Cool Leopard

Can you tell I’m trying to sneak in all the fall transition pieces that still work in this Florida heat?! 😎 My tee is on clearance for $10 with code FLOWERPOWER + an extra 15% off at J.Crew Factory! All new arrivals are also on sale and the 15% on top is included! I’m finally ordering the leopard woven collar sweater from yesterday’s wish list post, which is now almost sold out argh.  My jeans are a couple years old from LOFT, but I linked a similar pair from Nordstrom that just have the raw hem (mine are a step hem which is probably going out of style ha).

J.Crew Factory leopard tee, LOFT raw hem burgundy jeans, Adidas Superstar sneakers

tee: J.Crew Factory | jeans: LOFT (old) – great option | sneakers: Adidas

sunglasses: BP – newest version | bracelet: Amazon

Another way I’ve styled this tee:

J.Crew Factory studio printed tee, Ann Taylor denim skirt, Sam Edelman scallop sandals, Amazon earrings

denim skirt: Ann Taylor (old) – very similar | sandals: Sam Edelman | earrings: Amazon

Target Fall Shoe Sale

Guys, today is the last day to save 20% on all shoes from Target! Use code SHOES20. They have some great options for pre and early fall months before the weather dips – especially if you live in Florida! I’ve been looking for 2 new pairs of open toed booties to replace older pairs in my closet, and these are perfect! I also have always wanted a pair of leopard sneakers and these are a fraction of the cost you’d pay for a designer version like Kate Spade. And who can say no to a pair of pink mules (which also comes in several other color options including leopard)?! 😍 I took my regular size 6 in all four pairs, but if you tend to swing between sizes I would go down 1/2 size.

leopard sneakers | taupe booties | pink mules | cognac booties

Target Fall Shoes 2019

Fall Flatlays

Hi guys! I wanted to round up and share a few flatlays I’ve posted on Instagram! I’ve picked up a few new items that will transition you right into fall, and some are older pieces I’ve re-created new ideas based on inspiration photos I’ve seen lately. Hopefully you are enjoying all the new color combinations and prints available this year – I know I am! 💕

A New Plaid:

This is one of my new favorite tops!  I just love the cobalt blue/burgundy combination. A perfect transition piece, especially since it’s a linen-blend and perfect for the heat still! My clutch color is old, but I’ll link the same clutch in new colors – and also a similar clutch in the burgundy color.

Old Navy plaid tank, Expres jeans, Trask mules, Sole Society clutch, Kendra Scott necklace

top: Old Navy | jeans: Express | mules (my color is sold out): Trask

 necklace: Kendra Scott | clutch: Sole Society (similar option here)

Camo Sweater:

I first saw this camo sweater in store and fell in love. I just love the camo print matched with the white stripes. It has a wide neck, so you can wear it off-shoulder or somewhat on (which is how I would style it). The texture, fit, and colors are the prefect mix. I also had a little fun and mixed the camo with my new favorite snakeskin bag — love it!

Express camo sweater, AE jeans, Steve Madden greece sandals, A New Day bag

sweater: Express | jeans: AE (old) – option | bag: Target

sandals: Steve Madden | earrings: Amazon

Fall Neutrals:

I saw this rust cardigan in store in recently and instantly fell in love with the color. I have this same style of cardigan in 4-5 other colors – it’s by far my most worn cardigan to work. I’m always freezing, and since this is longer it keeps me extra warm even though it’s lightweight itself. It’s been sold out online for awhile, but the same color is made in a different style (linked below). My top is older, but I’ll link a leopard top I love ever more that would also match perfectly with this rust color.

A New Day cardigan, A New Day leopard top, Vince Camuto booties, Express jeans, Amazon earrings

cardigan: Target (other option here) | top: Target (old) – love this option

jeans: Express | earrings: Amazon | booties: Vince Camuto

A Fresh Gingham Style:

I’m always on the hunt for new ways to style this gingham shirt that I’ve owned for years, and is still available! That’s when you know you’ve got a good closet staple. I recently saw a J.Crew catalog ad featuring a similar shirt, blue blazer, and light colored jeans. They used silver shoes which was a bit much for me, so I switched out for a white mule – and added the leopard necklace, because, well – duh. 😆

J.Crew crinkle gingham, Old Navy cardigan, Old Navy jeans, Merona mules, J.Crew Factory necklace

shirt: J.Crew | jeans: Old Navy | necklace: J.Crew Factory

mules: Target (old) – very similar | cardigan: Old Navy (old) – option, option

Another Leopard Tee:

Alright, I know, I know. Another leopard tee you ask? Well, yeah. I mean… this one is different! It’s gray and black – so, definitely required for my closet. 😉 Now I need to find ways to style it! What do you think of the olive jacket? My exact jacket is old, but I found a very similar option with the raw hem!

Old Navy leopard tee, Caslon jacket, Joe's jeans, Sam Edelman scallop sandals, Kendra Scott earrings

tee: Old Navy | jeans: Joe’s (old) – very similar | jacket: Nordstrom (old) – option, option

sandals: Sam Edelman | earrings: Kendra Scott

Leopard, Marigold, & Black:

Based on another catalog photo, this time from Sole Society, I loved the way they matched a leopard top with a marigold bag and black accessories! I pulled out an old leopard top of my own to re-create the look. I used a denim that has a slight gray cast to pull in the black booties more easily. Everything in this photo is older (I found one link for my booties, almost sold out), but I found near identical pieces you can use to re-create the same look yourself. LOFT has a very similar print available now also.

LOFT leopard tank, Vigoss jeans, Sole Society crossbody bag, sole Society Ferris booties, BP necklace

top: LOFT (old) – option, option, option | jeans: Vigoss (old) – option, option

bag: Sole Society (old) – option, option | booties: Sole Society (new version here)

Just Because:

Every fall I have the itch to create a flatlay or outfit with olive jeans and a ton of neutral accessories. You might recognize the white tee from earlier this summer. I created a similar outfit with the same jeans and sandals. Basically you just up the ante for a fall look and add some layering pieces.

tee: Bobeau | cardigan: Target (old) – option | necklace: Accessory Concierge (old) – similar

booties: Target (old) – love these | jeans: Old Navy

Instagram Lately: July 2019 Part II

Hi guys! I hope you had a good weekend!  Mine was pretty relaxing. I had a series of long work shifts back to back this past week and come Friday I was exhausted. I basically hibernated the last 3 days aside from a few errands, and also ran to our local mall to scope out some new arrivals! I mostly do all of my shopping online, but it’s sometimes nice to run in store and see things in person. Check out the flatlay below of my new snakeskin print Target bag! I’m in love! And only $35. That was my big purchase for my shopping trip. 😆

A New Day bag

bag on left | bag on right | belt on wish list

Express jeans, A New Day floral top, A New Day cardigan, Accessory Concierge earrings, Sole Society taupe flats

jeans | floral top | cardigan | flats | earrings

A New Day tank top, Express denim, Universal Thread open toe booties, A New day necklace, Amazon earrings

sweater tank | jeans | necklace | booties | earrings

J.Crew Factory eyelet top, Kate Spade flats, AE jeans, J.Crew Factory necklace, Amazon earrings

eyelet top | jeans | flats (old) – option | necklace | earrings

Amazon tank top, AE plaid top, AE denim shorts, Steve Madden sandals

top | plaid shirt | shorts | sandals (old) – option

J.Crew Factory button down ditzy floral top,  A New Day cardigan, Steve Madden feather loafers, LOFT denim skirt

floral shirt | skirt | cardigan | loafers | earrings

A New day tank top, J.Crew Factory scallop shirts, Sam Edelman gunner sandals, Kendra Scott necklace, A New Day earrings, Express bracelet

tank top | shorts | necklace (old) – option | bracelet | sandals | earrings

Flatlay: Ribbed Tie-Knot Tank

Do you guys remember the tie knot thermal top that Target released earlier this year during winter/early spring months?! (on the blog here and here) – I love that top! I was so excited when I happened to come across the same top in a tank top version for the summer! Woo-hoo! It comes in 4 colors and $15. Now, it does fit a little big if you are chesty. I purchased my normal size and was “oh, hello!” in the mirror! 😂 I exchanged for one size smaller and fits much better. I’m short waisted, so comfortable in whatever shorts and jeans I throw on, but if you have a longer waist it’s probably best fitted with high waisted jeans/shorts.

A New Day Tie Knot Tank Top, AG Jeans, A New Day earrings, A New Day bag, Sam Edelman Gigi Sandals

SHOP THIS LOOK:

tank: Target | jeans: AG | sandals: Sam Edelman | earrings: Target | bag: Target

Flatlay: Embroidered Top

Would you believe this top is from Old Navy?! It’s gorgeous!… and on clearance! There is an all white version also if black isn’t for you. Sizing is limited, so check your local stores! I paired the top with fun red bauble earrings so my neck wasn’t busy, but I think a simple necklace and earrings is just fine also. I picked out my black sandals on bottom, but I think cognac would look great too!

Other items on my wish list from Old Navy:

neckerchief ~ I would wear these as a bracelet instead! Love so many of these prints!

chino pants for work ~ beautiful fall transition colors!

pintuck top ~ Old Navy is killing it lately with the details!

Old Navy embroidered top, AE white denim, Sam Edelman scallop sandals, Baublebar tassel earrings

SHOP THIS LOOK:

top: Old Navy | jeans: AE | earrings: Baublebar | sandals: Sam Edelman

Flatlay: Waffle Knit Tank

🚨Amazon Prime find alert! 🚨

I love that Amazon is like a whole untapped market for affordable, trendy, and quality clothing. As much as I love my box stores like LOFT and J.Crew, I secretly love that Amazon Prime is like a small secret and you can wear a dupe of something more expensive, or even better – wear something that no one else has! This waffle knit tank is just another one of those fun finds. Perfect for summer casual days. Layer it in the fall. 11 color options. And under $20.

I’m not sure how much women’s fashions are included on Prime Day, but it’s coming soon – July 15th! I’ll definitely make a post of my favorites if they are included!

Amazon Prime Waffle Knit Tank, Express legging ankle denim, Vince Camuto sandals, Kendra Scott necklace, Express bracelet

SHOP THIS LOOK:

tank: Amazon | jeans: Express | necklace: Kendra Scott (old) – new version

sandals: Vince Camuto | bracelet: Express

Flatlay: Happy 4th!

Happy 4th of July friends! I hope you have a wonderful holiday (and hopefully holiday weekend – I work the next 3 days, but darnit they better be slow days!). Sharing a holiday casual flatlay outfit and my work #ootd!

J.Crew Factory Summer Friday graphic tee, Ann Taylor white denim skirt, Steve Madden slide sandals, A New Day earrings, J.Crew Factory leopard necklace

SHOP THIS LOOK:

tee: JCF | skirt: Ann Taylor | earrings: Sugarfix

sandals: Steve Madden | necklace: JCF (old) – option

Old Navy classic fit button down shirt, Express legging denim, Old Navy red ballet flats

SHOP THIS LOOK:

shirt: Old Navy | jeans: Express (old) – very similar | flats: Old Navy (old) – similar

earrings: Target | necklace: Nordstrom (old) – love this option for summer