Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Color Blast...

Shirt: Gibson Latimer (no longer available), similar here | Jeans: BCBG, craving these for fall | Booties: Maurices, similar here (on sale!) | Purse: old, similar here | Necklace: J.Crew Factory | Bracelets: Charming Charlie, Stella and Dot, old (similar here) | Watch: Michael Kors | Earrings: Nadri | Sunnies: Target | Lips: Liner - Revlon in Nude, Lipstick - Estee Lauder in Beige 

I'm just not ready to give up summer colors yet - it still feels like summer to me! The last time I walked into a department store, they were already setting up decorations for Halloween! And that was maybe three weeks ago.. yikes. I may love fall trends and especially my pumpkin spice lattes, but not until it cools down a little. 

Although it's not officially fall yet, I do think fall colors and accessories are starting to be worn more and more. I'm slowing but surely jumping back into fall with two staples - booties and studded bags. I love these booties because not only are they a great neutral color, but they're also peep toe (great for wearing in the summer months in my humble opinion!). I'm also seeing a ton of studs again for fall, so I've added a cute, oversized bag with studs to make this outfit great for in-between seasons. What are your fall staples? 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day..

Dress: MintLA Boutique, similar here and here| Sandals: Nine West, similar here and here (perfect for fall!) | Necklace: J.Crew Factory (on sale!!!) | Bracelet: Stella and Dot | Clutch: BCBG, similar here | Sunnies: House of Harlow | Lips: Liner - Revlon in Nude, Lipstick - Estee Lauder in Beige 

Hope everyone is having a fun-filled Labor Day! I spent most of the holiday weekend in a bathing suit by the lake. This white and blue midi dress from MintLA Boutique was so fun to wear this weekend, and I can't wait to wear it to my grandparent's 60th wedding anniversary in a few weeks. Midi dresses and skirts are so easy to transition into chillier seasons, and the hemline on midi dresses are so classy, you'll be sure to please any crowd, especially grandparents :) You can pair midi dresses with a cute cardigan and heels, or even pair a midi skirt with a lightweight sweater and booties for a put-together fall look. I've linked a few of my favorite midi dresses below. Have a great day!  

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fall Totes..

Dress: old, similar here and here | Cardigan: Dillards, similar here | Booties: Maurices, similar here and here | Purse: Ivanka Trump (similar), lusting for this | Sunnies: House of Harlow, similar here | Earrings: Vince Camuto | Bracelets: BCBG, Stella & Dot | Lips: MAC - Happy Go Lucky (no longer available, similar here)

So I ran out of the house the other day without even thinking about changing my purse - the result was a little bit of pattern overload. My closet is desperately missing a good neutral tote! I'm looking for a good fall purse that I can bring to work during the day and also carry with me to dinner or drinks at night. I've been eyeing a few Tory Burch totes for awhile now, but they're definitely an investment I'm saving up for! What fall pieces are you eyeing?? Thanks so much for reading!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sorority Recruitment..

Welcome Round: Blue Silk Shorts | Pink Silk Top

Preference Round: Maxi Dress | Pumps  

I may be graduated from college, but my heart still aches a little that sorority recruitment will be going on this week and I'm not there! To cure my nostalgia, I decided to do a style guide for all the college women going through recruitment this month. All women have their own style and will incorporate personal touches to their outfits, however I have some tips for how to survive sorority recruitment, whether you're a Potential New Member or a senior. 

Welcome round is your one and only chance to make a lasting first impression! My suggestion is to wear a bright shade with silk shorts to stay cool and upbeat during the long day(s). 
Welcome Back round is also another long day! Depending on your school, it could take up an entire day, so it's important to wear something that is easy to wear and also showcases your personality. I love a long-sleeve romper with cute flats - it's effortless and also different than the typical sundress and heels. Plus you'll be more comfortable in sandals!
Quick tip: this day always seems to be super hot, but remember you'll be going into freezing cold chapters! I suggest wearing sleeves or bringing a denim jacket/cardigan if you get cold easily!
Sisterhood Round is when you really start to fall in love with chapters, and the conversations you have always have a little more depth! Leave a lasting impression with a full midi skirt and a fun clutch. The outfit will be classy and chic, as well as playful with the full skirt. 
Preference Round is definitely the most emotional round, but what many PNMs don't realize is that they will be doing a lot of eating. I suggest going for a comfortable and colorful maxi dress that's flowy, but stray away from solid colors - many sorority girls will be wearing solid colors this day, so stand out with a print! 
Good luck to all the PNMs out there and the many sorority girls preparing for recruitment! I promise it's a worthwhile experience that is life changing! Go Theta, Go Hawks! 

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