Breaking Fashion Rules: White After Labor Day

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TOP: TJ Maxx (identical here – under $25) | FLARES: BLANK NYC (on sale – limited sizes) | HANDBAG: Kate Spade (old – really loving this bag) | NECKLACE: American Threads | SUNNIES: Agora (similar) | SHOES: TJ Maxx (almost identical)

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Yes it is after Labor Day and yes I am wearing white. Not wearing white after Labor Day is a fashion rule that I am definitely okay with breaking. Some of my favorite fall and winter outfits involve cozy white or cream sweaters and white denim (I have these in my cart now!) It is still in the mid-upper 80s most days in September here in Georgia so it still definitely feels like summer for most of the day. You will be seeing me in fall and winter whites for sure this season!

This white one shoulder ruffle top is just so fun and can easily be dressed up or down. I came across this top at TJ Maxx and it was only $16! I linked a few options in the widget below for under $25.  I even found a long sleeve version that will be great for fall!

These Blank NYC flares fit me like a glove and are the perfect length for taller girls! If you’re shorter, then you can easily wear some wedges so they don’t drag the ground. The best part about them – they are pull on! No buttons to fuss with, but they still have functional pockets. These exact ones are selling out fast and are only available in limited sizes so I linked another pair that is similar, but are real jeans that button.

What about you? Do you love wearing white after Labor Day?

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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?

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The Perfect Little Black Dress

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This perfect little black dress is so twirl-worthy! I am a firm believer that every woman should have a dress that makes them want to twirl. It just makes you feel good! When you first see this dress you may think date night, but I can see this dress down with cute sandals for a more casual weekend look.

Wanna know a secret? This dress is actually a beach cover-up and is completely sheer! I saw this tucked away on the clearance rack at a local boutique in Athens called The Indigo Child and just fell in love! Of course its perfect for the beach or honeymoon, but it was too beautiful to save for just vacation so I immediately started thinking of all the ways I could style it as a dress. I layered this dress over a fitted black pencil skirt and a black bandeau bra to be fully covered. I think you could also layer a dress like this over black skinnies and for fall! While this dress was a sale rack find, I found a few great options for you that are very similar and are actual dresses. This one is available in limited sizes and is almost identical; however, this one is available in all sizes and is ONLY $27!!

A little black dress is the perfect canvas for a cute clutch or statement shoes like these. These are so fun! I couldn’t wait to take them out for a spin when I finally received them in the mail. One of my favorite stores to shop great trendy shoes is Charlotte Russe. I’ve had so many pairs that have lasted me years and are so inexpensive! I also have these lace up block heels (styled in last week’s blog post). These tassel wedges are left in only one size, but there are so many more great wedges to choose from.

 

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Pink Off the Shoulder Ruffle Top

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RUFFLE TOP: Forever21 (similar here and here) | DENIM: Lou & Grey (my fave!) | SHOES: Charlotte Russe (limited size – similar here) | WATCH: Fossil (so old, but I love this one!)

 

It’s finally time for the weekend! Anyone else feel like this week absolutely crawled? It was one of those weeks where I felt pulled in so many different directions that I didn’t get nearly as much done as I wanted to…but this outfit makes me ready for the weekend!

This outfit is casual enough for a casual weekend, but just dressy enough for a fun date night. I am so glad that the off the shoulder (OTS) trend is here to stay. It has become the unofficial uniform of the summer, but it’s a trend that can translate through all seasons – even in winter with cozy OTS sweaters! The off the shoulder trend is so flattering and perfect for when you want to embrace the summer heat, show a little skin, but still remain classy. I stumbled across this pink ruffle top at my local Forever21 and it was love at first sight. The color, the sleeves, the ruffle! All the heart eyes! I found a very similar one here and I love this one!

THESE JEANS. They are one of my absolute favorite pairs! They are from Lou & Grey and I have never owned a pair of jeans like this. I am so picky about white jeans because they have to fit just right. These feel like leggings! They are so soft and stretchy but hold their shape, even after wearing them all day!

This weekend is Zack’s birthday AND our sweet little niece’s first birthday so we are spending our Saturday with friends and family! What are your plans for the weekend?

 

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How to wear booties in the summer

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SWEATER: LOFT (on sale for $17!!) | SHORTS: Charlotte Russe | BOOTIES: Dolce Vita (old – similar here and obsessed with these) | HAT: Calvin Klein (almost identical here) | HANDBAG: Louis Vuitton Neverfull

Photography by: AJM Media

 

You know when you’re ready for fall, but it is still going to be in the mid to high 90s until like October? Perks of living in Georgia… but this is the perfect outfit to transition into the fall. I love the look of a slouchy sweater with destroyed denim!

Can we talk about how amazing this sweater is? It is perfectly lightweight, a beautiful neutral, and so flattering! I love the tulip peekaboo back. It makes it just a little bit more breezy for those warmer months. It is still fully in stock and on crazy sale for $17 and also comes in a pretty teal blue color.

I am loving that mules are having a big moment this season. These booties are so comfortable! I have had these for quite a while, but I have my eyes on these! The color would look so pretty in summer and fall.

ALSO, YOU GUYS – This past weekend I did a big photoshoot with one of my very good friends from college who has her own photography and videography business. AJ made my blogging dreams come true with these beautiful pictures and so many more! I cannot wait to show you guys more! Seriously, check out AJM Media when you get the chance – she’s so much fun and is crazy talented!

 

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