Monthly Archives: August 2020
As I mentioned last week, my fall wardrobe adds are definitely gravitating more towards comfy basics than in the past. I’m also looking for items that can be worn outdoors in a Texas fall like this fun gray tee. When looking for a warm fall weather tee, I tend to go for the 3/4 length sleeve, semi-lightweight material, and leaning towards fall color tones.
This gray rainbow back tee checked all the boxes for me. The 3/4 quarter length sleeve is great for warm days that transition to cool nights. The tee material is slightly thicker but breathable in heat. The gray has a taupe/tan undertone to it which works well with my brown fall booties. The back of this top has a really fun crochet details to add a pop of color, but the blue, green, and purple are slightly more fall jewel toned than bright and summery. The crochet knit also adds breathability. Also, I am wearing a nude colored normal bra under this top, and it doesn’t show on the back.
The sportier look of this top helps it pair perfectly with cutoff jean shorts and sandals now. (See it with shorts HERE) Another style idea is to change out the blue denim for black jeans with black booties or distressed jeans with a cute pair of white sneakers.
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Happy Friday!! Finishing up our transition into fall this week with a few tips on how to transition a summer dress into fall. Earlier this week, I shared how I style my summer tops for fall, so be sure and check that out if you missed it. Summer dresses, especially sundresses are great for this transitional time of the year. A few easy swaps and add ons give them a fall vibe and help them work for warm days and cool nights.
HOW TO TRANSITION A SUMMER DRESS TO FALL
1 – Add a jacket or cardigan. My blue denim jacket gets so much use during transitional times of the year. It works with so many colors and prints. You can roll up the sleeves on a warmer day and roll them down a cool evening. Long cardigans are also great to layer over a sundress. Pick a complimentary color or opt for a neutral beige or ivory color. Suede and leather jackets are also great options!
2 – Choose neutral booties. My brown and taupe booties are another summer to fall transition staple. A brown or tan color works will with both summer and fall colors.
3 – Add a brown or black belt. My summer was filled with flowy dresses and now I can add a belt to them to change up the look. A belt is a great way to add definition to your waist. By choosing a darker brown or black, you can add a darker fall color that will bring your print or bright summer color a little more to the fall side.
Three easy steps and your summer dresses will instantly be transformed into the perfect fall outfit. If you’re looking for a few new fall basics to add to your closet, don’t forget to check out my Fall Must Haves from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Stay tuned next week as we keep moving into fall fashion and more Nordstrom Sale fun as the sale opens to all on the 19th. Have a great weekend friends!
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If you are like me, you may have added a few summer tops to your wardrobe this season that haven’t received as many wears as you might like. Living in a city that always has a bit of a warm fall, I’ve learned a few tips and tricks that helps me beat the heat by wearing my summer tops in fall months. I wanted to share a few of my top tips on how to transition summer floral tops to fall, so we can all get a little more use out of these pretty prints.
Summer florals tend to be bright colors, might incorporate a little more white, or summer details like eyelet material. My floral off the shoulder top gives me all the summer feels and looks super cute with white shorts for a hot summer day. Transitioning this floral print to fall can be pretty easy with a few simple swaps and adds.
HOW TO TRANSITION SUMMER FLORAL TOPS TO FALL
1) Add in a dark bottom. I like dark blue or black to easily make a summer white or bright print have a more fall feel. It provides the right amount of contrast to the top and adds in a darker shade more associated with the fall season.
2) Choose a bootcut or flared jean. With closed toe shoes, booties, and heels in season, a flared jean is an easy way to transition any top into fall. These jeans pair well pointy toe shoes and add a dressed up look to a casual outfit.
3) Swap out your sandals for darker closed toe heels and suede boots. In fall, I love to pull out my shoes in darker shades of tan and brown like these heels. A suede material also helps give all the fall vibes to an outfit.
4) Swap out your summer straw purse for a leather tote bag. Straw bags make us think of beach days and vacation, and leather bags always make me think back to school. The handbag swap is another easy way to transition your look to fall. For the fall season, I love picking a bag in a rich brown color to work with summer brights and fall earth and jewel tones.
Just a few simple swaps and those summer floral tops are getting a few extra wears during the fall! If you are looking to add a few fall staples to your closet, don’t forget to check out my post on Fall Must Haves from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!
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Happy Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Month! Today the third tier of cardholders can officially start shopping!! The sale already opened last week for levels 1 and 2. Not sure of your level? Sign into your Nordstrom account, Select Account on the right, and Nordy Club on the left menu bar. Your Nordy Club level will then show in the main screen and your shopping start date in the section below. Non-cardholders can start shopping on August 19th.
I pre-built my wish list and have been monitoring it for sell outs. I haven’t noticed a huge amount of sold out items yet. A few colors and sizes are sold out, but not the massive sell outs like last year that left many of us with cancelled orders and our wishlists cut in half or more. My wishlist definitely looks a little different this year. I’m leaning more to the side of comfort with more loungewear and workout clothes and less dresses and tops.
ON MY NSALE WISHLIST
1 – Flared Jeans – I’m planning to buy two different pairs both from brands I already own and love. One pair has a bigger flare and high waist and the other more of a midrise bootcut. I’ve been wearing my other flared jeans so much, so I know I definitely want to keep at least one pair. It will just depend on fit and how I like each style. They are great for dressing up a look, business casual, or creating a boho vibe.
2 – Olive Long Cardigan – Every year I add at least one long cardigan, and this year I’m going with an olive color. Olive green is so versatile and can be worn with black, brown, blue, white, it’s basically a great neutral option. I have a couple on my wishlist, but this one is at the top. I have other cardigans from this brand, and I love the quality.
3- Faux Leather Leggings – I actually purchased these last year and accidentally tossed them out. My plan was to buy them again when I found them on sale again. After a year of watching the sales, I can say this is the lowest I have seen them marked down.
4 – Casual Dress Flats – I’ve been eyeing this pair of loafer style flats for awhile now. I’m planning to wear them with skinny jeans to the office or to run errands. With a more casual lifestyle and my heels currently shelved, these shoes will get lots of wear. I think they will pair well with dresses in the fall too.
5- Booties – I only have one pair of booties on my list this year. I love the low profile for my petite height and the side details on these. I think they will work with both cuffed jeans, shorts, and dresses.
6 – Quilted Black Coat – This is low on my wish list, but I’m thinking about adding a black quilted jacket. Something to wear when sitting outside with friends and family in the cooler months.
7 – PJs and Loungewear – I really want a cute pj set. It’s something I’ve been looking for since I started working from home. I have a few options on my list with this navy pair at the top. I also have a few joggers and leggings on my list. This blue star print is a front runner because I love the print.
THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE FALL MUST HAVES
I also rounded up some of my top picks of fall wardrobe must haves in the sale like dark wash denim, long cardigans, jackets, and booties for you. I think all of these are great building blocks for creating fabulous fall outfits all season long!
Happy Sale Shopping Y’all! Be sure to check back later this week as I share some tips on transitioning some summer pieces to fall!