Designer Dupe: Chloe Studded Booties

designer dupes chloe booties

SWEATER: H&M (old, turtleneck version here and love this option) | LEGGINGS: Zella | HANDBAG: Karl Lagerfeld (almost identical) |  SHOES: Charlotte Russe (Chloe dupes!!!) | LIP COLOR: NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Respect the Pink
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Photography: Amanda Olivia Photography

 

It shouldn’t come as a shock to you that I love when I find a good deal – especially when that deal is a designer dupe! I am a firm believer at saving money where possible, but I do not believe in settling for poor quality items.

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Color crush: olive, I love you

fall color trend olive green

 

My fall color crush is most definitely olive green! It is such a pretty color for the fall months! It pairs well with so many different colors – especially taupes and blushes! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite olive pieces for you!

1 // Gap t-shirt dress: I love the 3-quarter length sleeve on this one and the length is perfect! I have an olive green swing dress that I layer with cozy cardis and plaid scarves in the fall.

2 // H&M oversized sweater: You really can never have enough oversized sweaters in your closet. This deep-v one is great for layering and is long enough to be worn with leggings. This one also comes in grey and pink (under $35!)

3 // Free People high rise skinnies: I love the destroyed look of these skinnies! There are only a few sizes left, but they’re on sale for under $50!

4 // H&M cropped sweater: I love the high neck and drawstring detail on this one!

5 // Camo scarf: I love the pops of pink in this one!

6 // Boohoo suede mini: This one may not exactly be olive but this color goes great with it! Comes in 2 other colors.

7 // Express camo skinnies: There are so many ways to make camo look chic! I love the colors in this pair. So pretty to wear with neutrals.

8 // Joe Fresh drape front cardigan: For years I avoided drape front cardigans but now I can’t get enough of them. I love this shade of olive and the way it drapes beautifully! It also comes in a few other colors.

9 // BP oversized sunnies: You guys know my obsession with a good pair of oversized sunnies. This shape is so fun and they’re only $14!

10 // Charlotte Russe velvet booties: I really love booties that have the slits on the sides because they are so comfortable. These velvets ones are on trend and a beautiful color to pair with olive!

 

Now if only the temperatures would reflect how my closet currently feels so I can break out all the sweaters! Do you have a color crush this fall?

How to Transition Your Summer Wardrobe to Fall

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CAMI: Free People (other affordable options here and here | CARDIGAN: Forever21 | SHORTS: Charlotte Russe | SHOES: Target (I own both colors) | BAG: TJ Maxx (almost identical here)

 

Anyone else over the hot and sticky Georgia weather? I know I am definitely ready for fall! I am seeing so many cozy sweaters, cute booties, cardis, and scarves. If only we could wear them now…

There are so many ways you can wear some of these pieces now and later as the temps drop.

Layering
My favorite way to take some of your summer pieces into fall is layering a lightweight cardigan over a tank. Here in Georgia we see warmer weather all the way through until October so I don’t break out the chunky knit cardigans until mid-October-November. This lightweight cardigan I am wearing above is the PERFECT transition piece and easy to throw on over so many outfits.

Bring out the booties
I love to wear my booties with cutoff shorts and summer dresses! My outfit would be perfect with my new taupe booties I just bought but let’s be real…. it was over 90 degrees when we were shooting this look so these cute sandals worked perfectly. Which brings me to my next point…

Stretch out sandal season
If you want to break out some heavier fall items like a new slouchy sweater and ripped denim, you can pair some sandals with them to make it a more transitional outfit.

Fall colors
Light  khaki green, tans, and whites are perfect for fall transition! I save my dark military greens, rusts, and deep mustardy yellows for when the temperature drops a little more.

I also wanted to talk a little bit about this tank top! It comes in 9 colors and is under $60 It is one of my very favorite layering pieces. I love to wear it under blazers, dusters, and kimonos and I can’t wait to wear it under cozy knits! I linked other cute cami options at different price points for you below.

What are some of your favorite ways to take your summer wardrobe into fall?

 SHOP MY LOOK

Life Update: Saying Goodbye to Our First Home

Casual white tee and jean shorts

Casual white tee and jean shorts

Casual white tee and jean shorts

Casual white tee and jean shorts

dalmatian border collie great dane mix

corgi jack russel mix

dalmatian border collie great dane mix

in home session casual white tee with dog

Casual white tee and jean shorts

SHOP MY OUTFIT

I wanted to share a little life update with you guys. Most of you are new around here, but if you have been following me for any length of time you know that my husband, Zack, and I just moved to a brand new city. Even before we got married almost 3 years ago, Zack has always wanted to go back to school for his MBA. He finally decided to take a leap of faith and apply to 3 top-tier MBA programs in Georgia. He was accepted into all 3 programs and was even offered 2 full rides! It was absolutely a dream come true for us.

We ultimately decided on the University of Georgia in Athens, GA but that meant moving about 2 hours away. The idea of letting go of our very first home was an emotional one. This was our first home together that we made so many memories in. Experiencing our first year of marriage, putting up our first Christmas trees (yes, plural because you can never have too many), bringing home our first rescue puppy (and then quickly bringing home another one because Maverick needed a sister), cooking so many dinners together in our first kitchen (and burning a few frozen pizzas along the way), snuggling up on the couch to binge watch Lost… so many sweet memories. But we quickly had to put the house up for sale and start looking for a place to live in our new town. IT WAS A WHIRLWIND! To be honest, it was so hard to find time to even be emotional while staging and prepping our home to sell.

We loved our first home so much that we wanted to capture some last memories we could hold onto so we asked our good friend to come and shoot an in-home session for us! She did an absolutely incredible job capturing our love for our first home and our love for each other. The photos I’m sharing today are so special because they include our 2 wild fur children, Maverick and Millie. Mav is the big black and white handsome boy and Millie is the little white one with the big ears (and even bigger attitude….she gets it from me *hair flip*). When Zack and I were scrolling through these pictures for the first time we just burst into tears when we saw the pictures of our babies! #crazydogparents

Eventually I will share the rest of the photos from the shoot, but there were so many to choose from I decided to divide them into different posts. We are happily moved in to our new home here in Athens and couldn’t be happier. We have fallen so in love with our new town. The couple that ended up buying our old home were a perfect fit! We hope they end up loving it as much as we did!

Thank you to our sweet friend Sarah for making it possible for us to hold onto these memories of our first home.

Effortlessly,
Chelsea