The Summer to Fall Transition

We are thoroughly enjoying the weather that we’re getting this September here in the northeast…I guess this is how you Californians feel all year round! Sigh. Well, if you’re like me I just can’t stand the thought of parting with some of my key pieces that I wore all summer. To get a little more wear out of them, I’ve paired them with some great transition styles…let’s get started!

1. The Colored Capri – instead of the tank and sandals, opt for something a little warmer! Paired with chambray, a cozy sweater, colorful accessories and flats – you’ve got a great look for fall!

Summer to Fall Transition: The Colored Capri
2. The LBD – lets get some more use out of this tank dress…it goes from summer party to work appropriate with a chunky sweater, tights and ankle boots. Muted accessories finish off this polished look for fall.
Summer to Fall Transition: The Tank Dress
3. The Maxi Skirt – one of my go-to articles this summer! Again, lose the sandals and the easy, breezy top – here we paired it with a great autumn color, mustard. With a clean, white button down and gold accessories this becomes a must-have look for this season.
Happy fall shopping! Remember, it’s about your SHAPE, not your WEIGHT…dress for your body shape this season and watch and see how great you look and feel!

All I Want for Christmas Is…

Every year I tell my husband that I don’t need any gifts for Christmas. Every year. Then right around this time, uhm, every year, I start backtracking and throwing out little hints to him about some of the things that I NEED (aka want) this holiday season. My list seems to grow as the ultimate gift-giving day creeps closer but here are a few of my “must haves” right now.

1. Sweater Boots Socks / Legwarmers: totally obsessed with these this fall/winter! I think I will be making my own out of some old sweaters but if you’re not up for that project you can find some at Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom’s and many other retailers but here are a few of my faves from Pinterest:

http://blogging2fun9785.blogspot.com/

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http://indulgy.com/do/from/83893443281

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http://www.mydailyrandomness.com/2011/11/fashion-leg-warmers-boots.html

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2. Ankle Boots: So many to choose from! Here are some that can be versatile for most of your wardrobe:

A fab pair from Anthropologie:

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/shoes-boots/25626169.jsp

Cableknit Booties

Nordstrom loveliness here:

http://www.stylesays.com/#!/stores/nordstrom.com/26346/?ch=h.pt.edaniels1&rf=11724

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And last but not least, Coach classiness:

http://copious.com/listings/coach-gabrielle-kidsuede-black-boot

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3. Winter Shorts: love these as you can dress them up with textured tights and trendy ankle boots or to-the-knee boots or even over-the-knee boots.

http://www.theblondesalad.com/2010/12/shorts-in-winter.html

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http://www.blondeepisodes.com/2011/11/we-wear-short-shortsin-winter.html

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4. Bangles – uhm, because a girl can never have too many of these 🙂

http://indulgy.com/post/2VybDCxVF1/tory-burch-hinged-bangles#/search/tory%20burch/page/3

Tory Burch hinged lovelies

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https://www.beyondtherack.com/auth/register?invite=type158&no_fb=1

Burberry Color block in Peacock

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http://www.bagborroworsteal.com/jewelry/hermes-set-of-3-bangles/13140//0&posCol=&posRow=&page=-1&a=1

Hermes stacked bangles

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Well, this is my short list – whats on yours? Do tell!

Perfect sunny’s for YOUR face!

Just a quick post today about sunglasses – the spring and summer must-haves! Check out these different styles and shapes and see which are best for your particular face. This article  shows sunny’s for everyone – some with funky colors, others for classic and simple taste. There are also shades here for every budget – so enjoy without feeling guilty!