Spring Meets Fall

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Banana Republic lace shell top, Leopard clutch, Joe's Icon Ankle crop, Sole Society perforated booties, J.Crew Factory leopard necklace

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top: Banana Republic (my color is old) – similar option

jeans: Joe’s

sandals (old): similar, option, option

necklace (old): option, option, option

clutch (old): option, option

 

Deal of the Day:

I was drawn to this beautiful open knit sweater – on sale right now for $20!

Spring Meets Fall:

I really love this combination of steely olive paired with pink hues right now!  It’s like spring meets fall. 😍

LOFT floral scarf, Articles of Society denim, Banana Republic peplum tee, Sole Society crossbody bag, Universal Thread booties

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boots – Target (other option here)

top: Banana Republic (also try here and here)

jeans: Articles of Society

scarf: LOFT

bag (old): option, option

 

Just a *smidge* of Fall

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LOFT lace top, Kendra Scott necklace, Express denim, Merona pumps

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top (old): option, option, option

necklace (old): option, option

denim (old): option, option, option

pumps (old): option, option, option

 

Deal of the Day:

If you saw below, I tagged a white denim option to my jeans shown in the flatlay picture (which are old from Express) – I just got the jeans shown below in the mail yesterday and I love them – I think, especially the blue pair, are my new favorite brand! They are both Joe’s Jeans (premium brand) and both from their “Icon” line of denim. They are perfect if you have some curves with a stretchy waist and they hug the curves also! The best part? They are on super sale! The same jeans in a different wash are also a part of the #Nsale here, but read reviews – I hesitated on that pair because some buyers said you have to go up 1-2 sizes. I found a similar pair with the same material as the pair I purchased below (here) that are also on sale, but not quite as good of a deal.

How do you guys feel about a denim review blog post? I’ve purchased so many pairs of jeans lately since I can wear them at work now, and comfort is a must for me since I’m stuck in them upwards of 16 hours sometimes! I’ve found brands I love anywhere from LOFT/Express to these premium line jeans. I would love to give an honest opinion about fit, wear, and prices.

Joe's Ankle Icon Skinny Denim

blue pair | white pair

 

Just a *smidge* of fall:

This sweater was truly a great find! It’s only 3/4th length and a stretchy material, so very nice for cool evenings in the summer or early days in fall. I love it paired with white jeans. Not that I follow the whole ‘no white after Labor Day’ rule by any means, but if I’m going to get all the white denim out of my system it’s usually in August! I love the u-line neck also – it’s very unique. I feel classy & casual, while still feel put together in this sweater. Definitely my favorite find lately!

GAP sweater, Express denim, Vince Camuto booties, Baublebar earrings, TJ Maxx handbag

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sweater: GAP

jeans (old): love these! (also here) — see above. 🙂

booties: Vince Camuto (also here)

bag (old): love this one!, option, option

earrings (old): option, option

 

Burgundy & Pink

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tank: Banana Republic (also here)

denim: LOFT

shoes: Sam Edelman

cardigan (old): option, option, option

necklace (old): option, option, option

 

Deal of the Day:

One of my favorite pairs of jeans is on sale today for 35% off! They are well worth the sale price and will last forever!

denim

LOFT sweater, J.Crew Factory necklace, AG denim, Merona pumps, Banana Republic bracelet

Burgundy & Pink:

Mixing more fall colors with lighter colors in this outfit ~ love all the variations of pinks & reds in store right now!

LOFT ivory sweater tank top, LOFT burgundy step hem denim, A New Day studded mules, Sole Society bag, J.Crew Factory leopard necklace

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tank: LOFT

mules: A New Day

bag: Sole Society

jeans (old): very similar, option, option

necklace (old): option, option

 

Pre-Fall Shoe Roundup

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J.Crew Factory olive tie front top, AG jeans, Tory Burch miller sandals, Kendra Scott necklace, Kate Spade bag

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top: J.Crew Factory

jeans: AG

bag: Kate Spade (new version)

sandals: Tory Burch (also here)

necklace: Kendra Scott 

Deal of the Day:

One of my favorite basic linen tanks from this past season! It comes in a ton of colors and super easy to dress up or down (I’ve worn to work with chinos and cardigan). It’s currently on sale + an extra 50% off!

linen blend tank

Pre-Fall Shoe Roundup

The most exciting thing for me when the seasons change are the change in accessories!  Since Florida doesn’t normally start to cool down in the mornings/evenings til mid-September and sometimes into October, I get to mostly enjoy fall accessories like shoes and scarves (air conditioning = removable layers!), but definitely miss out on the jackets and vests until later in the year (those are winter gear for us haha).

Here is my pre-fall shoe roundup! I’m holding off on booties this year until it truly starts to cool down. However I couldn’t pass up on these short booties that I can wear now and later ~ they are super comfy and have the cutest gold detail. I purchased my normal size in all shoes. Every pair comes in multiple colors and/or prints. I love all of the studded detail this year!

Sam Edelman flats, Steve Madden studded trace mules, LOFT mules, Sam Edelman leopard Lorraine loafers, Vince Camuto booties, A New Day studded mules

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pink flats (also in leopard) | rust mules (also without studs here) | beige mules |

leopard loafersbooties (also here) | black studded mules

 

Linen scallop shorts

Weekend #ootd:

Hi friends! I’ve been pretty MIA lately, but I’m feeling refreshed after taking a little time away from social media. I put together quite a few flat lays this weekend and can’t wait to share some fun new items this week! I’ve been freezing at work with the air conditioning – the girls I work with are in their late 40s/early 50s and get all the hot flashes – and keep the air at 69 degrees! My fingers literally go numb haha! However it gives me all the excuses to shop pre-fall sweaters and scarfs in this sticky Florida summer!  😆 However, today I was in typical summer uniform and wore these crazy comfy linen shorts.

Maxwell white pocket tee, Old Navy linen scallop shorts, Tory Burch sandals

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shorts: Old Navy

tee: Madewell

necklace: BP

sandals: Tory Burch (also here)

 

Tamale Red

The color of this tank is called ‘tamale red.’ Honestly, you can call it garnet, burgundy, some sort of maroon, wine, I don’t care but gimme all the colors similar to this one! 😍 I love mixing fall colors this time of year using lightweight tanks that are still summer appropriate. My husband thinks I’m wearing “dark” clothes. I call him judgy. 😝 This tank actually comes in 5 different colors, but I was instantly drawn to this red color!

It has a split-back hem (back of the tank is shown below) which I was on the fence about at first. There isn’t a hook or thread sewn in to keep it “together” in the back, however after wearing it around the house I felt more and more comfortable that it wouldn’t just open up and expose the world to my back and/or bra strap! Not work appropriate, but very fun for weekends/cookouts/date nights. I ordered my normal size.

Banana Republic split back tank, LOFT raw hem denim, Sam Edelman gigi sandals leopard, Rebecca Minkoff quilted crossbody, Baublebar filigree earrings

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tank: Banana Republic

jeans: LOFT

bag: Rebecca Minkoff (my color is old), option, option

sandals: Sam Edelman, also here and here

earrings (old): option, option, option

 

Sweater Tank

With the air conditioning still pumping down here in Florida, I love to find tops that are a little heavier then normal, but not so thick I get too warm. This sweater tank is just that! It’s only one layer (the floral hem is only sewed in at the bottom to give a layered effect) and a tight enough knit I can just wear a nude bra underneath. I’m hoping this top keeps me comfortable at work (although I usually end up with a sweater on top and I’m still cold lol!). I purchased my normal size in petites, but I think regular sizing would work also. It worked fine on my 5’2″ frame, but a little length could have given it a more tunic-like look.

These mules are my first pair of shoes from LOFT. I’ve seen reviews by a couple other bloggers that love Ann Taylor shoes (LOFT’s sister store) and I thought I’d give them a shot. I’m pretty impressed! I would only purchase them for a discount (I got these 40% off), but I would rate them nicer than Old Navy shoes of course, a little nicer than Target, but not quite as nice as department brands like Vince Camuto. A good in between shoe that is well worth around a $40-$50 price point. I wore them all over the house while they were still new and they passed the comfort test! I purchased my normal size.

LOFT sleeveless sweater, Express cropped leggings, LOFT mules

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sweater tank: LOFT

jeans: Express

mules: LOFT

necklace (my version is old): Kendra Scott (newest)

bracelet (old): option, option

 

Wake up. Hug Dog. Hustle.

Love this cute graphic tee!  My life in a nutshell. Except sometimes I don’t always hustle. Sometimes I nap and eat chocolate. I’m balanced, ya know? 😆 p.s. – this was another cutie Target find for only $15! I sized up one since this is a junior brand and it fits perfectly! It also comes in plus size! All sizes linked below.

Target graphic tee, STS Blue white denim shorts, Converse chuck sneakers

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tee: Target (plus size)

shorts: STS Blue

sneakers: Converse

sunglasses: Express

earrings (old): similar, similar

 

When you go to Target for one thing…

Where are my Target girls at?! Tell me I’m not the only one that goes into Target for one thing (case in point today.. dog food..) and comes out with so much more?! I was actually pretty good today.  I got the dog food. But saw this $15 ruffle sleeve perfectly striped olive (hello fall colors!) tee and yup, it was a no brainer! A stretchy, lightweight knit – so still perfect for hot summer weather –  and comes in 2 colors – this olive and also back/white! I actually picked up the black/white first (which I also loved) and then noticed the olive/white on a different rack and was like ooooo…. (of course 😆).

A New Day ruffle sleeve striped olive tee, AG jeans, Tory Burch sandals

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tee: A New Day (Target)

jeans: AG (also here)

sandals: Tory Burch

bracelet: J.Crew Factory

 

Pineapple Tee

Alrighty, lets resume to the normal summer outfits!  I love a good graphic tee and this one is super cute with shorts, jeans, or tuck it into a skirt for work! It’s a pretty reddish-rust color and will carry through August when the fall colors start to drop.

J.Crew Factory Collector Pineapple Tee, STS Blue denim shorts, Steve Madden sandals, Sole Society crossbody bag

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tee: J.Crew Factory

shorts: STS Blue

sandals: Steve Madden

bag (old): option, option, option

 

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