A Little Feminine // A Little Edgy

I am usually not a huge florals person but I absolutely adore this dress. I like the combination of the super feminine fit with the edgy mesh overlay. It kind of makes the dress a little more edgy for those of us who normally wouldn’t wear a full on floral dress!

I often like to combine super feminine and girlie looks with more edgy pieces. A great way to do this is to throw a leather jacket over a cute little blush dress, or pair black booties with a flowy top!

How do you guys like to combine styles in your daily outfits?

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Transitioning

Happy Friday! Not sure about you but this week flew by for me! I have slowly but surely been incorporating fall pieces into my wardrobe lately. This balloon sleeve top is a perfect piece to add to your wardrobe now and wear all fall long! This weekend I am going to pair it with cut off shorts and sandals to help deal with this heat! Keep reading for a few ways to incorporate summer fashion into your fall wardrobe!

Invest in pieces that you can layer. What I mean by this is invest in tops and blouses that are easy enough to layer a jacket over or to add an extra layer of warmth underneath.

Try new pairings. The pants that I am wearing in this look are usually restricted to my fall wardrobe. However, I have been wearing them a lot lately with loose flowy tops for end of summer. I can pair them with a chunky knit come fall! And to be honest we don’t really have too much of a ‘winter’ here in San Diego but I do like to throw on a nice wool coat and boots in our cooler months. Right now you could get more use out of summer skirt or dress by layering a thinner sweater over it for those cool nights.

Switch up your accessories. This is one of the main ways I find myself moving into fall. I start layering on scarves, swap my sandals for booties, or add a hat to my look. Also, the colors of the accessories can do a lot to help transition your look! Try pairing a structured burgundy bag and suede booties with that summer dress instead of sandals and the fringe bag you’ve been rocking this summer.

How do you guys start to transition your clothes for fall weather? Please share below!!

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Get Fall Ready

best items from nordstrom anniversay sale 2017

Every once in a while you come across something that you know you must have in your closet! That is how I felt when I saw this jacket! I remember originally seeing it last fall but then every time I went to order it, it was sold out in my size! Major sad face. Fast forward to this year and it’s a part of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale – annnd they had my size. There was a little hunting involved as I had ordered it for pickup at my local Nordstrom and then after I already ordered it they cancelled my order because they no longer had it in store! Anyhow, long story short…I called and they actually DID have one left in my size and put it on hold for me (even though they aren’t supposed to during the sale!) and I rushed over there, baby in tow, and got myself the jacket. I love the embroidery detail and I’ve found it is the perfect way to jazz up some black skinnies and a t-shirt.

PS – looks like the jacket IS actually back ordered again but due to ship in August so if you order now you will get the sale price AND have it in time for fall. Win win!Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

how to wear a skirt with sneakers

I went the unexpected route and paired this luxe skirt with these Nike Cortez sneakers! I personally love the sneakers with dresses/skirts look but I know it’s not for everyone! But hey even if it isn’t for you at least you can be comfortable for a little while if you want to switch to sneakers in the city and then change back into heels when you reach your destination! how to wear a skirt with sneakers how to wear a skirt with sneakersHope you are all having a fab Monday!

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Menswear Inspired

how to style a shirtdressWhen getting dressed lately I’ve found myself reaching for a shirtdress more days than not. It’s one of those easy-to-style pieces year round and you can totally dress them up or dress them down! For spring or summer I love to pair a chic shirtdress with a cute pair of sneakers while running errands. Or, if you want to dress it up a little more you could add sandals or booties like I did. When fall hits you can have a little bit more fun! I love throwing a leather jacket over a simple shirt dress and then wearing some flat over-the-knee suede boots. Pile on a chunky scarf and you will feel oh so cozy and look chic as ever at the same time. how to style a shirtdresshow to style a shirtdress how to style a shirtdress

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | EARLY ACCESS

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It’s that time of year again – The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! And for those of us who are Nordstrom cardholders (Credit OR Debit – I have the debit because it is just linked right to my debit card) get EARLY access to the sale items – and we all know how fast these can go! Not a Nordstrom Cardholder? Don’t worry, the sale opens up to everyone on July 20th! I snagged this jacket this weekend as a part of Early Access because last year it sold out every time I wanted to order it!

I took the time to sort through some of their sale items and have rounded up the best of the best for you. You can shop through the categories below!

BOOTS + BOOTIES

SHOES

DENIM + LEGGINGS

SHIRTS + BLOUSES

COATS + JACKETS

SWEATERS + CARDIGANS

DRESS + JUMPERS

ACCESSORIES

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Mixing Styles

how to wear a romper for summer

I’ve always been a big fan of mixing in vintage items with new items or high-end items with super affordable pieces. I feel like this outfit is the epitome of all of that. For instance, my bag is vintage Chanel circa 1980- something or other and my romper is under $20! I love collecting items that I know will fit into my wardrobe for a long time to come and then I can purchase fun seasonal items and sprinkle them in! how to wear a romper for summer

I feel like this Love Tatum wrap necklace is one of those pieces I would be able to wear for seasons to come! PS –  You guys can now get 20% off of everything at lovetatum.com with code ‘blameitonbarneys20

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My sandals are from the Zara sale a year or two ago but I linked a similar pair for you below!

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