Friday, August 31, 2012

Ode To Summer

Top: American Eagle Outfitters  /  Denim Top: American Eagle Outfitters {similar here}  /  Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters {skinny fit}  /  Shoes: south moon under  /  Belt: H&M {similar here}  /  Purse: Anthropologie {love this polka dot one}  /  Necklace: JCPenney's  /  Ring: Lucky Brand {similar style here}

Once Labor Day {and my birthday!} passes, I like to think about my summer and what I am looking forward to the next summer to come. I wore my sunshine yellow stripes, my flower ring, and my cork heels today in honor of these last few summer days. Here's to an amazing summer of warm nights, ice cream dates, and running around in the waves at the beach.

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fancy Collar

Top: H&M {available in stores, love this}  /  Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters {boyfriend fit}  /  Shoes: Asos {similar here}  /  Denim Jacket: American Eagle Outfitters  /  Sunnies: House of Harlow 1960  /  Nail polish: Sephora by O-P-I "Read My Palm"

One of my absolute favorite fall trends this year is embellished and studded collars! I loved this top from H&M because it is in a brighter color, perfect for transitioning from summer to fall. 

A long weekend is almost here!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Always Maylee Guest Post!

Today I have a very special blog post for you! The adorable and fashionable Yi-chia from the blog Always Maylee is going to show everyone how to really transition summer clothes for fall. For those of you not ready to let the summer go, Yi-chia has a great tip for you! I asked her to do a special guest post today; I love her site! Go check it out... I bet you will instantly fall in love with her and her sweet style! 
Take it away Yi-chia...

Hi everyone!  I’m Yi-chia and I blog over at Always Maylee.  You will come to know me as the girl who is addicted to shopping and has an unhealthy obsession with polka dots.  Today, Meaghann has asked me to talk about transitioning to fall with denim, specifically, a denim jacket. 

To be honest, I'm one of the few who is not excited for fall to come. I love summer and wearing summer clothing.  So what do I do as September approaches?  Well, I continue to wear my summer clothes but just layer on my denim jacket. Voila!

Maxi dresses are the easiest items to transition from summer to fall.  You're still wearing a summer dress, but your legs are not as exposed to the cooler temps.  Then I just add my trusty denim jacket and BOOM.  I'm ready for fall!

Thanks Meaghann for letting me take over your blog!  Be sure to stop by Always Maylee and say hi!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Red, White, & Bows

Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters {jegging fit}  /  Top: American Eagle Outfitters  /  Blazer: H&M {similar here}  /  Belt: American Eagle Outfitters  /  Purse: DKNY  /  Flats & Boots: Steve Madden {similar here + here}  /  Necklace: H&M  /  Bracelets: Lucky Brand, Kensie, Jupe Boutique, BCBG, Lee Angel  /  Sunnies: Ralph Lauren  /  Lipstick: NARS "Heat Wave"

Red, white, and bows all day long.. from day to night! Transitioning from day to night can be so easy with the help of bright lipstick, a sharp blazer, and black booties. And what about zipping up a purse to transform the shape {how cool is that?!}. For fall, I think a great investment piece is a large tote in a pop of color. I am loving greens, reds, and purples for fall accessories. What colors will you be wearing for the upcoming season?

Have a great day everyone!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Denim in Disguise

Top: H&M {similar here}  /  Jeans: Francesca's Collections  /  Shoes: Vince Camuto  /  Clutch: Forever 21 {love this one}  /  Necklace: J. Crew Factory {on sale online!}  /  Bracelets: Michael Kors + Lucky Brand {similar here}  /  Rings: American Eagle Outfitters  /  Sunnies: House of Harlow 1960  /  Nail Polish: Revlon "No Shrinking Violet"

It's another day of denim on the blog... yes, these pants are denim! {did I fool you?} I love printed denim for fall, and if you found a pair that you love, let me know {a girl could never have too many jeans}! On a more important note, I want to say how amazing you readers are. Your comments have made my day, and I am so blessed to have all this love and support. It is what makes this blog so special to my heart; I am truly one lucky girl with incredible readers.

Have the best week!

PS... to all my student readers, good luck this year and have fun!   

Friday, August 24, 2012

Hop To It

Top: H&M {recent}  /  Jeans: American Rag {flare jean, similar here}  /  Shoes: BCBG via Marshalls {similar style}  /  Clutch: Ann Taylor  /  Necklace: H&M {added DIY}  /  Bracelets: Ann Taylor, BGBC, unknown

I think that fashion is all about having fun and not being too I put on a bunny shirt, flare jeans, and neon accessories. I am breaking all the rules today, and I love it! I did a little creative paint fixing with my necklace to spice things up. Fashion is fun, and having this blog as a creative outlet is so amazing! Thank you for all your incredible comments this week... more denim on the way!

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Chambray All The Way

Dress: American Eagle Outfitters {also similar here + here}  /  Shirt: American Eagle Outfitters  /  Shoes: Dolce Vita {love these ones too}  /  Purse: Lucky Brand {similar here}  /  Bracelets: Ann Taylor {spotted cuff here}, Michael KorsAE, BCBG {similar here}  

A denim dress? Yes please! This is my go-to look for class and running errands. It's cute and chic, but also incorporates a hot new trend for fall- menswear. The oxfords in a fun pattern and the cut of the dress makes this look have a super cool edge. I love oxford shoes with dresses, jeans, and shorts.... so get shopping with some of my favorites here, here, here, + here {all great prices}! 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Playing Dress Up

Top: H&M {recent, also similar here}  /  Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters {jegging fit}  /  Shoes: A. Marinelli  /  Necklace: H&M {recent}  /  Bracelets: AE, unknown, Kenneth Cole {similar here}  /  Sunnies: Ralph Lauren  /  Lipstick: NARS "Heat Wave"     

Can you believe I have jeans on right now? I love colored jeans because they transform denim, and make dressing up a lot easier {and more comfortable}.

These jeans are red hot for the fall!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Dressy + Distressed

Blazer: Levi's  /  Top: H&M {similar style here}  /  Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters {skinny jean} {similar here, here, + here}  /  Shoes: Falchi  /  Purse: Tignanello  /  Bracelets: J. Crew FactoryMichael Kors, J. Crew, AE  /  Sunnies: Ralph Lauren  /  Lipstick: NARS "Heat Wave"

I usually never wear distressed jeans; mainly because I never can figure out how to style them. When I found this denim blazer from Levi's, it just clicked. These two pieces together are totally different- a dressy blazer with distressed jeans, both in two different hues of blue. Yes, it was a match made in heaven! How do you style your distressed jeans?

Happy Tuesday!

Oh... and these are my new favorite shoes {fell in love}!  

Monday, August 20, 2012

Denim Daze

Jacket: American Eagle Outfitters {similar here}  /  Top: Marshalls {summer style here}  /  Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters {original boot}  /  Shoes: Asos  /  Necklace: H&M {my eye is on this one}  /  Bracelets: Ann Taylor {similar style here} + Michael Kors  /  Purse: Tignanello {similar here}

One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to go through my summer clothes and decide what items are good transition pieces… and then let the outfit planning begin {with denim of course}! This tank and shoes have been on repeat in my wardrobe all summer long, and now they have turned into my go-to transitional pieces. The army green jacket adds a sense of fall to the look… and can we talk about jeans? I love a boot cut fit in jeans because it really elongates my legs and looks great with just about any shoe.

Hope you are all ready for a week of denim!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Dot Dot Dot...

Top: American Eagle Outfitters  /  Denim Jacket: American Eagle Outfitters  /  Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters  /  Scarf: H&M {recent, similar here}  /  Shoes: Franco Sarto  /  Purse: Juicy Couture  /  Belt: American Eagle Outfitters  /  Bracelets: Ann Taylor {adore here} + American Eagle Outfitters  /  Sunnies: Kenneth Cole {just ordered these ones here}

Polka dot pants. Yep, my new favorite obsession! I wanted to finish the week off with a great fall look and campus wear. Get ready for the next few weeks on the blog... denim, denim, denim!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

And the Dots Continue...

Top: Francesca's Collection  /  Shorts: American Eagle Outfitters {similar style here}  /  Shoes: H&M {available in stores, similar here}  /  Necklace: Stella & Dot {thanks Julie Smith!}  /  Bracelets: J. Crew Factory, Lucky Brand {on sale now!} J. Crew  /  Rings: unknown + Lucky Brand {similar here + here}  /  Lipstick: NARS "Dolce Vita"

Sorry everyone for the delay in today's post, I have been sick with a cold... and the cold is totally winning. I had no intention of having a week of polka dots, but I kept grabbing for them in my closet, maybe because they are so fun, cheery, and quirky {something I need when I am sick}. If you are not a huge fan of the polka dot print, try incorporating it into a small purse or wallet {shown here + here}. What about you; are you a fan of polka dots?

I am so thankful for amazing readers like you! 
Much love