The evening light is changing and there's a different scent to the air. I smell Fall. Last call for Summer.
I can now say that I'm excited for Fall. But one last dance in this FABULOUS pom/tassel dress. I swoon for casual dresses like this. As you know, color makes me happy.
My little munchkin trotted into her first full day of kindergarten today. I was so proud of her. She was all smiles and bravery and I was...a little choked up but I quickly hid it because I want her to be fearless at her new school. I love the excitement of new school supplies and back packs and fresh notebooks. Always have.
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited for pick up today. I'm dying to know what she thinks of hot lunch. I've always hated hot lunch so the jury is out as to whether or not I will be scrambling to make turkey sandwiches in the near future. (you can't even make PB&J's anymore because of allergies - bummer!)
This Summer was a great one. I feel like I savored many moments but it's time to turn the AC off, throw open the windows and get settled for a cozy Fall...after I wear this dress a few more times. Ha!
Shop my exact outfit below and a few more of my pom favorites...I could keep shopping!:
If I had to wear one outfit over and over again - this would be it. I'm obsessed with these budget friendly denim shorts; once you see the price you'll want some, too! Dressing them a zillion different ways has never been my problem either. From muscle tees to OTS tops to blazers as pictured above...I think you can create a new outfit with a simple swap of accessories.
Apparently when you purge your closet you can actually see all the items you have in it. Novel, right? As much as I used to be a trend follower, you'd be surprised how basic I've really become. Ridiculously basic. Perhaps a basic bitch. <wink, wink>
So here we are. Day 3 of me trying to complete a singular blog post this week and it's 9:20pm on Wednesday night. I am a writer by trade so you can imagine how incredibly unnerving this is for me. I used to crank out five posts a week with ease. And now...I am lucky if I manage two a week. Why? Well...
Summer Fridays are meant to be slightly lazy with a dash of "I woke up like this"...at least in my opinion. I've been wearing these leisure trousers all summer. With an elastic waist, it seems like the perfect solution to a Friday fashion conundrum or a Monday after a weekend full of indulging. Which, is kinda always the case for me. Hello Summer rosé!
It's hard to beat a LWD for summer. It's cool, feminine and crisp even on the days when you feel like you're melting. Melting is in full effect in these parts but I'm not mad at it because that means double the popsicles!
After a long pause from color, I am dipping my toes back in for the 4th of July in a big way! Hello Americana! I am so excited at how easily this outfit came together. Completely unplanned in the best kind of way. I always works that way doesn't it?
Well Happy Friday my people! The temps are rising and I am sharing my favorite summer fashion find - this $28 orange dress! I get more compliments on this lil diddy and for that price, gosh, take two!
I remember reading fashion mags growing up and elite celebrities, style mavens, socialites and models would share their one key closet staple which was typically a classic, white button down shirt or a strong, tailored blazer. And I remember thinking to myself as I rolled my eyes, "How boring." Fast forward 20 years later and I have become that girl.
There's something about these trousers that made me want to have them. It's that cummerbund belt that ratcheted up the coolness factor for me...something I was on the hunt for given my disdain for denim after a long winter. Or is it an obi belt? I am not sure but I'm loving the interesting detail.
You can't take the city out of the girl. It may be Sprummer here in Chicago but black will always be a wardrobe staple in my closet.
I've managed to hang onto these faux leather shorts for nearly a decade and I am so glad I did.