Yearly Archives: 2022
Farm Rio Puff Sleeve Mini Dress
When August hits, I start looking for items that will be a great season transitional piece. Items that I can start wearing at the end of summer and continue wearing into the early fall months. Living in a warmer climate, this usually means lighter fabrics for warm days, silhouettes for cooler nights, and a color that fits the bold summer palette and darker fall tones.
This Farm Rio puff sleeve mini dress hits all the marks as a great summer to fall transitional item to have in your closet. The fabric is lightweight and works well in the heat. I can confirm as I wore this dress twice in August. It’s a mini dress so a good silhouette for warmer weather, but the long sleeves will also work for cooler days. The base of the sleeve is elastic which makes it perfect to push up for a warmer day as well.
The floral print is the perfect summer print with a fun bold color palette. The colors do lean more to a dark bold color than the bright colors of summer which makes it great for fall. For August, I paired this dress with wedges and block heel sandals. As we transition into fall, a brown tall boot or pair of heels will be the perfect compliment.
Sizing Note: This dress goes on over your head and is fitted in the bust area, so I would keep that in mind when choosing a size. I’m wearing a size small.
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White Embroidered Blouse
How fun is this top?!? This white embroidered blouse is the perfect end of summer item that with a quick jean color switch can transition in to fall. I paired this top with my high waisted jeans for a summer look perfect for grabbing brunch or dinner with your gal pals. The flowy style of this top and cross stitch pattern are really fun, and my pink bow heels were the perfect pairing. Both are fun and colorful and give all the summer style vibes. If you look closely, you can see little embroidered flowers on the white portion of the top.
To transition this top into fall, trade the medium blue jeans for a dark blue or black pair of jeans. A brown pair of booties or boots will complete the fall look. This top is a bit sheer and needs a cami underneath it.
Sizing Notes: This top is oversized, so you may want to consider sizing down. I’m wearing an XS. These jeans are a TTS fit. I ordered a half size up on the shoes which I noticed were on sale.
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Off White Jean Shorts + Floral Off the Shoulder Top
I’m taking a dress break to give you a different option for these HOT summer days, a shorts outfit. I wore this outfit for my mom’s birthday lunch. It was the perfect summer outfit with a little celebration aspect with the fun off the shoulder top. These off white jean shorts are so comfy! The style is a loose fit so no need to size up. I like the off white color as I’m not as worried about stains and dirt compared to white shorts. While white is great with bright and bold colors, I think this ivory color works best with earth tones.
My floral off the shoulder top was the perfect compliment to the off white color. It’s filled with complimentary earth tone colors that still have a bold summer feel. It’s a banded waist which helps it sit perfectly right at the waist. No need to tuck in and risk the color coming through. Although, I do think this denim is a good thickness, so I don’t think that would happen.
A few different style ideas that you may have seen in my Instagram stories, I paired these shorts with a rose pink tank top for a more casual outfit. For a dinner out, I paired this top with high waisted blue jeans. A dark blue would be a great way to transition this top to fall.
Sizing Notes: I’m wearing a small in the top. The shorts and sandals fit TTS.
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Orange Striped Midi Dress
Happy last Friday of July! It’s also the last few days of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale which ends Sunday. My backless booties are part of the sale and a great shoe find to wear year round. I styled them today in this perfect spring to fall outfit.
This orange striped midi dress is a great throw on and go dress. The ribbed fitted design is easy to dress up for brunch or down for a fall football game. For a hot summer day, dress up this striped dress with wedge sandals or block heel sandals and gold jewelry. To transition this orange dress into fall, toss on a denim jacket and booties for a casual outfit. I love that these booties are backless. I’ve become a big fan of a slip on shoe. The backless booties also help keep the foot cool and breathable during the warmer months.
Sizing Notes: I’m wearing a medium in this dress for a loose but fitted look. The booties are a true to size fit.
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