Thursday, September 29, 2016

Kimono and Graphic Tank

I was going through picture files on my computer and came across these from mid-summer that never made it to the blog.  They didn't get posted not because I didn't like them but because they were taken back when I was shooting several outfits a week and they got lost in the shuffle.  I feel like this outfit is not super summery and would still work for this season transition time of the year.  To change it up for fall I'd trade out the wedges for booties and the kimono for a leather bomber jacket.

~ What I'm Wearing ~

Kimono: Entourage Clothing (the one I'm wearing is sold out but I have this one too and love it!)
Graphic Tank: Entourage Clothing (This one is one of my new favorites!)
Dark-wash Skinny Jeans: American Eagle (Similar)
Clutch: Entourage Clothing (Similar)
Aviators: Stella & Dot (They have been my go-to's all summer long!)
Necklace: Entourage Clothing


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

September Transition

I'm in fall transition mode, y'all, but the weather is stuck in summer!  It's been over 90 degrees for almost 90 days here in Georgia.  I want so badly to wear leather leggings, boots, cozy sweaters and blanket scarves but unless I want to have heatstroke I'm sticking to lighter layers in darker colors and fall-ish patterns.  Fall booties have replaced my summer sandals for the most part but I decided to take these peep-toe lace-ups out one more time before I pack them up for the fall/winter season.  I also can't seem to part completely with my white quilted leather backpack.  I've put it away with my other summer bags a few times now but I keep getting it back out.  I've been carrying my white backpack as much as my brown one and my black one these past few weeks.  Backpacks have definitely become my go-to bag and you can read all about why I love them here.

~ What I'm Wearing ~

White Tank: Nordstrom
Kimono: Entourage (old) | Similar
Joggers: Similar | I'm loving this camo pair!
Backpack: Vera Bradley c/o
Necklace: Versona (sold out) | Similar
Cage Sandals: Nordstrom

How are the temps where you are?  Have you been able to completely transition your wardrobe over for fall or are you still in the process like I am?


Photos by my friend, Hannah Betzel in front of the David Hale mural on Washington Street in Downtown Athens

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Completer Pieces

If you haven't noticed by now, I wear a lot of completer pieces.  I think they pull a whole look together and add the perfect finishing touch and that extra something to what would be a pretty plain outfit without them.  In spring and summer my completer pieces are usually kimonos in florals or light weight, sheer fabrics.  In the fall I transition to heavier weight kimonos and vests like this one and this one, both of which I recently added to my wardrobe (I'm vest obsessed, y'all!).  In the winter I finish my look with jackets, cardigans and vests in knit or fur.

For this particular girl's night out with two of my blogger friends I tossed on a medium weight, Aztec print kimono over a basic black tee-shirt maxi dress, put on favorite wedges (which I'm just about to trade in for this pair of booties for fall transition) and grabbed a bold yellow bag (the color is perfect for any season) and headed out the door.  It was a GNO worthy, blog worthy outfit in my book! ;-)

~ What I'm Wearing ~
Maxi Tee-Shirt Dress: Entourage Clothing (sold out) | Similar
Kimono: Entourage Clothing (sold out) | Similar
Wedges: Steve Madden (old) | These are so cute!
Bag: Urban Expressions (It's a great size, shape and color! Save 25% on it and anything else on their site with code UE25F47DZ)
Necklace: Stella & Dot
Earrings: Stella & Dot
Sunnies: Quay


Photos by Molly Moon Burton in downtown Athens, Georgia

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Season Transition Date Night Style

I'm getting all the wear I can out of this cute OTS (off the shoulder) dress before the temps turn colder.  Paired with leather and wood wedges, a bold necklace and textured clutch it's the perfect little date night dress for this transition season.

 ~ What I'm Wearing ~
Black OTS Dress: Entourage (It comes in a few other colors as well)
Wood Beaded Necklace: Entourage
Leather and Wood Wedges: Sam Edelman (They are on sale for less that 1/2 of the original price!)
Earrings: Stella & Dot (I have these in both gold and silver and they are my everyday go-to's)
Sunnies: Quay
Bracelet: Moon and Lola
Clutch: Entourage (sold out) | Similar


Photos by Hannah Betzel at the Georgia Theatre in Downtown Athens

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Breaking the Rules

Sometimes rules are made to be broken, especially fashion rules.  Honestly, fashion rules are the most fun to break because that's one of the best ways to show your individual style (hello pattern mixing and leopard and camo as neutrals!).  I've not honored the "don't wear white after Labor Day" rule in quite some time. Would I wear a white linen sundress, a pair of super strappy white sandals or carry a white straw bag after Labor Day?  Probably not.  Would I wear white jeans, a white sweater or white tennis shoes? Yep! Absolutely! I actually have this pair of white jeansthis lace-up sweater and these kicks as part of my fall shopping list.  The espadrilles I'm wearing in today's post have become go-to's and I'm not ready to retire them for the fall yet and the tank is a great basic that works well alone or layered under a kimono, like I did here, or under a vest, cardigan or denim jacket as the temps drop.

~ What I'm Wearing ~
Floral Kimono: Forever 21 (old) | Similar
White Tank: Nordstrom (Comes in several colors)
Espadrilles: Old Navy
Watch: Jord | Identical
Bowler Bag: Vera Bradley
Jeans: Nordstrom
Aviators: Stella & Dot
Beaded Tassel Necklace: Stella & Dot (On sale for under $45!)
Leather Mixed Metal Wrap Bracelet: Stella & Dot

Do you wear white after Labor Day?  What other fashion rules do you break?  Side note, I mentioned my fall shopping list earlier in this post and I spent some time this long holiday weekend updating my "shop" page with things I'm loving for the season.  Make sure to check it out here!


Photos by Hannah Betzel in Athens, Georgia

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Wardrobe Staple ~ Denim Romper

Some things never go out of style ~ like a good denim romper or jumpsuit.  I'm such a fan of this versatile piece that I've added it to the list of wardrobe staples I give my personal styling clients.  I've had this denim romper in my closet for about six years (possibly more) and it's still on heavy rotation.  It's easy to dress down, with trendy kicks and a cute backpack, but my favorite way to wear it is dressed up with strappy heels and a leopard belt like I'm wearing here.

~ What I'm Wearing ~

Denim Romper: New York & Co (old) | Similar
Turquoise Bib Necklace: Stella & Dot (retired) | Love this one from Kendra Scott
Leopard Print Belt: Michael Kors (old) | Identical
Turquoise Tote: The Loft Boutique (old) | Similar
Strappy Block Heeled Sandals: Nordstrom
Gold Aviators: Stella & Dot

Another great thing about the denim romper is can take you from season to season.  I've worn mine three out of four seasons over the years.  Since this one has been such a great closet staple I'm considering adding this jumpsuit to my wardrobe.  I can just picture it with booties and a cargo vest for fall!


Photographer: My beautiful friend, artist and fellow bloggerHannah Betzel

Friday, August 19, 2016

Summer Style ~ Rompin Around Apalachicola

I've always been a big fan of a girl's day out ~ especially when it involves shopping and lunching with my favorite ladies while on vacation!  We always take a day while on our annual beach trip to spend time, just us girls, shopping the local Apalachicola boutiques like La Robe and Deep Southern and eating yummy fish tacos at Tamara's Cafe.  Keeping cool (well, as cool as you can when it's over 100 degrees out), looking cute (again, as cute as you can when it's over 100 degrees out) and staying comfortable (same ;-)) are important on GDO and this ivory romper and gold gladiators were the perfect OOTD.  Plus, it is easy to get in and out of, which is key when you are trying on all those cute clothes at the boutiques!

~ What I'm Wearing ~

Ivory Tiered Romper: Entourage Clothing (The one I'm wearing is sold out but here's a similar one)
Bralette: Entourage Clothing
Gladiators: Similar
Tassel Earrings: Stella & Dot
Gold Aviators: Stella & Dot

So now that vacation is over and done with and (as I've mentioned before) fall clothes are hitting my styling room by the box full, I'm ready to break out the flannel and boots!  But fall fashion transition happens slowly in the South.  Adding some fall to your wardrobe here means wearing fall colors, booties and a light layer or two until the temps turn cooler...which will probably be another two months (or more).  Another great way to add some fall to your look when it's still hot out is by trading in your summer bag for one in a fall hue, like brown, mustard or oxblood.  I've got my eye on this beauty to start carrying in September!



Photos by GiGi Hall in beautiful Apalachicola, Florida