Me and my photographer had a blast doing this shoot (Thanks TT)! We took a ride down to the local farm stand and did some walking shots in between the rows of beautiful fall colored mums and picturesque apple trees. The weather was perfect and my outfit was super fall looking. This knit top came from Nordstrom last year. It is one of my favorite tops, but the quality of it is very poor. I have a very hard time not putting holes in it every time I wear it, and not to mention the fact that I cannot wear a necklace with it cause it will get caught! Finally getting to the point of wearing my knee-high boots again too… and these just might be my favorite ones!
I don’t think I talk often about my bracelets, so today I have a few words! I like to wear lots of bracelets together at a time, and this outfit was perfect for that since I couldn’t wear a necklace (have to pile on the femininity somewhere!!). I am totally digging Alex and Ani Bracelets. They are the hottest thing right now, and have completely overtaken New England. If you live outside of here, you may want to stock up when you visit, cause they will make it to your town eventually and will be an instant hit. This way you can be the cool girl who had one (or 5) before everyone else 😉 They can be found at the Paper Store, some jewelry stores and online at their site (link below).
So this was the first time I decided to unbutton this shirt and wear it as a vest… I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner, but now I may need to do a once-over of my closet and see what else I can wear this way as well! I love this top, and I get a lot of compliments every time I wear it! American Rag really has some great stuff, you can find it in the Junior’s section at Macy’s for pretty decent prices. There are a lot of really cute details in this shirt – the tie back, the cute floral print and little pleating detail shown in the close-up photo. It’s really a very simple outfit, but worked for a sticky humid day in Massachusetts! Vests, layers and overshirts are all very popular this year, so a tip – take a closer look through your closet at your button ups, tanks and tee’s, because some may be able to double as a vest! This is a great way to save money and get more wear out of the clothes you already own!
Is this dress cute or what?? I got it a few years go at Forever21 for a whopping $15… my kind of price! Sometimes I think it is a little young for me, but the fit is really flattering on me and I love the back detail. As I mentioned before, I am looking for a dress for a wedding this summer in France, and am having a tough decision of “what to wear”! I am leaning towards this dress style, it is called a shift dress (hence the post title), loose and draped but fitted in the right spots (neckline, across chest and armhole). Does anyone have any suggestions of places I can find a cute one for a decent price?? Please share your suggestions!
I am so excited about my new necklace. I saw one of these while watching The Bachelor a few years ago, and have wanted one ever since. It was hard to find by google, but I just got this one for my birthday from my family, and have been wearing it a lot. This is one of my all-time favorite tank tops. I saw it last year at Express, and had to have it. I wear it a lot, I have to try NOT to wear it! My skinnies are also from express. I have 2 pairs of black skinnies, one that I usually wear, and these older more faded ones. I recently saw a blog post from the Brooklyn Blonde that I loved, so I used that as my inspiration for the jeans, I thought, “why not rip them? I do have 2 pairs”. And so my ripped black skinnies were born! I used to rip so many of my jeans, I really love the edgy look they take on. Why pay for jeans with holes in them? It is easy to do, you just have to actually “rip” them, no scissors allowed!
I have been wanting these shoes for a while, and trying to figure out how to not pay full price for them (Converse never go on sale!) … then came my birthday coupons from DSW! These are the shoes I just got from DSW last weekend for $4.95! I had $40 in coupons saved and stacked up… now that’s how to save!!! I was so excited, sometimes it’s the little things in life, and it made my weekend! The slub-knit style of this tank is pretty on trend. Different shades of heathers (grey tones) are all over the market right now, lots of good, really different shades of grey to give your fabrics a modern twist!