There’s a slight chill in the air this week and for the first time this season I’m actually starting to get excited for fall! As I mentioned in Monday’s post, it will be a while before it’s actually necessary to cover all body parts up (so chill it ladies with the premature omgitsfall outfits) but I’ll be here to help you slowly transition into the cooler temps. It’s easiest at this point to transition with your colors and very light layers. I love chambray shirts and military style vests over dresses (both have now been worn with this exact dress!) and I always like to stick to a more muted fall color palette when transitioning. That way it’s easy to throw on a fall hat and booties.
Transition weather is always my favorite. There’s nothing better than being able to comfortably wear a dress and light jacket but in the south those days are few and far between! It will definitely still be pretty warm around these parts for a while so I’ll be transitioning with lightweight pieces and fall colors. Blush and navy is currently my favorite color combo and this short sleeve sweater from Gap turned out to be the perfect compliment to my navy camo Zara skirt! I just picked up this sweater on sale at Gap a few weeks ago and it turned out to be the perfect piece for this month’s Bloggers Who Budget collab! Don’t forget to check out everyone’s favorite transitional piece below!
I’ve been really trying to practice the “edit often” mentality when it comes to my closet but I often find pieces I’m almost ready to part with, end up thinking up an outfit and convincing myself to hold onto it jussst a little longer. (Please tell me other people do this too?)
This skirt is one that’s definitely gotten its wear but as I was working in my closet I remembered I wore it a while back with a loose fitted coral tee and these denim sneaks. Um, hello, I loved that outfit! I can’t get rid of this skirt! Ok maybe I can one day but I couldn’t resist wearing a similar combo this week. And being someone who’s usually in heels I always get a lot of looks and comments when I wear something crazy, like sneakers, “hey sporty spice!” but that’s ok. It’s all part of the fun of getting dressed, right? Never become a bore!
I love a graphic tee and the price point of these Old Navy ones are spot on. You really can’t beat a $9 stylish tee! They’re great for dressing up with a fun dressy skirt (love how Shelby wore her pug tee with sequins!) and they’re great for dressing up distressed denim with a blazer and matching heels. I obviously had to have the lovely tee (it even goes with My Kind of Lovely’s colors!) but also scooped up the J’adore one.
Kimonos are everywhere lately and I don’t hate it. They’re so easy and they can be the perfect summer layer. I’ve been wearing this one from Shop Dress Up non stop since I got it at SBS Con in July! It’s great to layer over dresses, with denim cutoffs, jeans, anything! Throwing this guy on over a LBD and some sandals is my go-to for a cute last minute outfit. I think I may have to scoop up a few more fall color kimonos!
In other news I officially have a photographer! The sweetest high schooler spotted me in the park shooting these outfit photos (sweating and fumbling with my tripod) and offered his assistance. I normally would have brushed off this kind of help but something made me take him up on his offer and I’m SO glad I did! We got to chatting and he offered to meet with me on his breaks from school! I’m so thankful we stumbled upon each other and can’t wait for many more outfit shoots with him!