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Summer to fall transitional outfit idea + elephants

Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing: Rachel Roy dress, Guess Boots (similar), Michael Kors sunglasses, INC jacket (old) – but loving this one

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Fall is here! Of course it’s 90 degrees today and still feels like the dead of August, but I have hope that the weather will turn soon. I have too many plans to go apple picking, fall foliaging, and pumpkin scouting for it not to.

So what do you wear when it’s kind of fall, but not? I mean you know cooler in the morning, hot in the afternoon, and cooler again at night? You definitely want to layer, and I’ve got a great transitional outfit idea for you.

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Gray Skater Dress

Skater Dress

Photography: Greg Beuning

 Wearing: Urban Outfitters dress (similar), Sam Edelman sandals, Zac by Zac Posen bag, Michael Kors sunglasses, Midori Linea necklaces

I’ve had this gray dress for years and I never run out of ways to wear it. It reminds me of a skater dress that I could wear with black converse high-tops, and though those days are mostly behind us, there’s something to be said about a youthful piece that can repurposed.

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Weekend-Ready Wrap Dress

Weekend Wrap Dress

 Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing: Violet Boutique dress (similar), Coach shoes, Michael Kors sunglasses

Today I’m showing you how to wear an effortless wrap maxi dress, and how to fit it in all your weekend plans. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I’ve worn this dress a multitude of ways, but in this post I want to feature something that’s a bit dressier, though still appropriate for daytime.

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Ruffle dress as skirt

Ruffle dress as skirt

Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing: Alexander Wang tank, Lou Lou Boutiques skirt (repurposed dress), Whistle & Wild duster, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Michael Kors Sunglasses, (similar) mules

Happy Monday!

I wore this outfit a couple weeks ago and I was really feeling like doing something creative. So I repurposed a dress as a skirt. This ruffle dress (I call it my cupcake dress) has served me well, and I’ve been able to wear it to tons of places this summer. I did a feature on it in a previous blog post about Miami, which you can read here.

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You can wear color on color, here’s how

You can wear color on color, here's how

Photography: Greg Beuning

 Wearing: Top- Express (similar here, and I also really love this idea), Pants- Loft, Duster- Whistle & Wild (sold out, similar option here), Shoes- Topshop, Earrings- Lou Lou Boutiques (similar here)

Surprise, color! This is the day two outfit of my wear everything in your closet, in order of how it’s hung up challenge. It’s bold, fun, and I really enjoyed sporting this look. Like I wrote in yesterday’s post, it’s helping me get out a bit of a fashion rut and embrace some of the creativity I had lost in my style.

So this top I had bought at Express several years ago, and I always tend to wear it with dark skinny jeans to balance out both the color and the peplum. But I’d done that already and it was time for something different. So what’s different than the usual black? More color of course!

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How to wear sparkle to the office

Photography: Greg Beuning

 Wearing: black t-shirt- Target (similar here), sparkly top- Nordstrom (a little different look but love this one), skirt- Zara, shoes- Coach (very similar here), watch- Michael Kors

how to wear sparkle to the office

I’ve decided to take on a project with my closet and that project is to wear every piece in my wardrobe; if I can’t bring myself to wear something, it has to go. The catch is that I’m going in order of pieces hung up, which has really started to get the creative juices flowing. No matter the day, if it’s next it has to be incorporated. The goal is to rediscover my clothes, and make room for new loves.

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Instagram Outfit Roundup

Photography: Greg Beuning

I’ve decided to do an Instagram outfit roundup, and gather a bunch of the outfit of the day shots I’ve been sharing and compile a sort of lookbook for you guys. I’m not going to link all the pieces (since that would take a long while), but I’ll point out some favorites and discuss them a bit.

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Levi’s and florals

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Photography: Greg Beuning

 Wearing: Top- LC Lauren Conrad, Jeans- Levi’s, Shoes- Coach, Sunglasses- Michael Kors, Bag- Zac Posen

 These jeans give my little blogger self life. In a previous decade they may have bordered mom jean territory, but here today, they are effortless perfection. I love the high waist, the buttons, the distressed elements, the cuffed hem. They can be casual or not depending on the pairing, and as I like to say, you just can’t beat that kind of versatility.

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Velvet t-shirt dress

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Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing: Dress- Cotton Emporium (unfortunately sold out but I’ve linked others in the post), Sandals- Sam Edelman (on sale!), Sunglasses- Michael Kors (should I get new sunglasses- is it time? What do you guys think of these), Bag- Rebecca Minkoff (similar)

Happy Friday!

I’m a big fan of velvet. And even though it’s not traditionally appropriate for D.C summers, I feel as though this easy t-shirt dress just might make the cut.

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Summer tank and skirt idea

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Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing: Top- Loft (similar option), Skirt- White House Black Market (similar, but equally as cute and on sale!), Shoes- Schutz Shoes (I’ve shared the exact pair I’m wearing several times, so here’s a different option that’s a bit more embellished), Jewelry- Midori Linea, Sunglasses- Michael Kors (some cool color options available)

Happy Memorial Day! I hope everyone is having a relaxing and fun day off, and have thoroughly enjoyed the long weekend! I’ve been in Minneapolis with my family, and attended a wedding yesterday. I’m headed off to brunch (with a build your own bloody bar- so excited!) before my flight this evening. I’ll have all the outfit details and recap up soon, but for now you can get all the latest updates on Instagram.

I thought I would just do a quick outfit post to get you inspired for some easy, work appropriate pieces as we head back into the week, and the temps start rising.

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