Mornin’ y’all. With the swift change in temps I jumped at the opportunity to break out a few transitional fall pieces – including but not limited to this pleated skirt. If you don’t have one already, I highly recommend getting a leather (or faux depending on ethics and budget) skirt. It is a warmer style and looks great with OTK boots, flats, sneaks, loafers or heels.
Happy Monday y’all – we made it to another one and I’m a little more excited to start my week with a fun ruffle dress. Mondays are particularly hard for me to get going since I am usually still on a weekend high. I find it a little easier to get motivated when I feel confident and put in a little more outfit effort. Today’s ruffle dress is one of my summer favorites and also one of my looks from TBSCon a few weeks ago.
I just love the hot – cold balance of an outfit. I think I pretty much lived in the same outfit formula all weekend. It seems I just cannot help myself. It’s such an easy formula to follow: long sleeve shirt (I typically gravitate toward button downs), shorts, shoes and done! Today I swapped out my button downs for this printed ruffled number and transitional fall shorts. The top is a super light weight material and is easy to dress up or down with shorts, jeans or black pants for the office. The flared sleeves are subtle and noticeable yet don’t drive me nuts during the day. They also give me a hint of that cool 70’s vibe. The shorts are pretty awesome too! They were my first Marc Jacobs purchase and I got them for a total steal two years ago.They are super high waist and have a tie belt. They are a little thicker and warm for the hot summer days, but perfect for transitioning into fall. I linked some similar ones below to help you recreate the look. After being smoldering hot for two days straight I can say I’m ready for a little break in the weather. I also find myself gravitating towards team colored things (hellooooo football season!) which must mean I’m heading toward that fall state of mind earlier than I expected.
Speaking of football season, I have gotten several orders lately for team colored necklaces. (If you didn’t already know, I have been designing and making jewelry for over 10 years and have several pieces posted in the shop page. Most pieces are custom made upon request but many are listed ready to ship if you are interested!) Anyways, team colored necklaces and football fever have got me in the mood for a giveaway! There are simply toooo many colleges to choose from so in the next few weeks, I’ll be designing a Carolina Panthers necklace to giveaway to one lucky follower. What do y’all think? Sound like a good way to kick off the season?! 🙂
Which teams are you pulling for?! Let me know in the comments below!
Jealous Tomato Ruffle Printed Top // Marc Jacobs High Waist Shorts (old but linked similar below) // GiGi New York Uber Python Clutch // Schutz Lace Up Heels (on sale)// MAC Lip Color in “Flat Out Fabulous”
all photos courtesy & property of Erin Neer
Good Morning loves! How was your weekend? I Hope you have your coffee because it’s Monday already. They always come so fast, especially when I’m out of town for the weekend. I seriously need a weekend for my weekend but I guess that’s why they invented the venti size coffee. Speaking of weekend, it was a good one. Wes and I went to visit his family and friends in Greensboro, just a short ride up the highway from us. We celebrated our friends first baby with an adorable shower, face-timed into Texas for a gender reveal and managed to catch a Grasshoppers game and the Wyndham Championship. Whew! did I mention I’m tired?!
Anyways, I have my large coffee and now I’m kicking off the week with this amazing floral fall dress. I absolutely love the fit and have found so many ways to style it! For today’s look I went with this romantic prairie look. The bag and the hat keep it current but the pearls are oh-so classic (and available in my shop via the link above). These Eileen Fisher booties are probably my favorite thing so far! They are the perfect neutral color and literally go with everything I have put them with. The elastic band and scrunched detail on top is subtly perfect!!! (they are also reallyyyy comfortable). I am also really into saddle bags lately. There are so many good ones out there right now, it’s hard for me to control myself. This Red Camel one from Belk was an easy choice though. All the details on this bag work perfectly together to make a really strong trend statement. I got it in black and brown so I can pair it with all my fall outfits. It’s not available just yet, but don’t worry, I’ll keep you posted the minute it hits. You’ll definitely have to have this bag this season.
all photos courtesy & property of Erin Neer
Good Morning Loves!
Now that it is officially August, I’m sharing some transitional fall outfits using some of my favorite spring & staple pieces. Today’s post is all about this stunning Vince Camuto sheer floral tunic. The best advice I have heard in regards to shopping is “Buy less, buy better.” However, I also believe that if you are thinking about it for at least a month or even two weeks and you still love it and want it as much as you did the first time you saw it, then it’s a safe purchase. I honestly thought on this piece long and hard before purchasing because it was such a unique piece. I generally try to stay away from pieces that are too unique and anti-versatile but this top just stood out to me over and over again. One of my close friends even purchased it first and let me borrow hers for a test run to see if I would even like it on / liked how it could be styled. Turns out, it is the most flattering yet subtly sexy top I have ever put on. Its flowing nature and pale pink color are so feminine and chic I have a hard time taking it off. For spring, it was great with colored cotton bottoms, but for Fall and cooler temps I am pretty excited to pair it with some leather leggings, leather jacket and dark jeans. To finish this look I pulled out some of my staple accessories from last year. This felt hat (similar linked below), massive clutch and simple, yet sleek booties (all still available!) gave it a darker and more complete finish. It turns out, the more I wear it, the more ideas I get on how to wear it. So, stay tuned for more looks with this top!
Vince Camuto Floral Tunic (from Spring) // J.Crew Toothpick Jean // Eileen Fisher Booties (more here & similar here) // Felt Rancher Hat (old but similar here & also love the black & tan) // Gigi New York Uber Python Clutch // Ray Ban Wayfarer Glasses // Reese’s Hardwear Reconstructed Necklace
all photos courtesy & property Erin Neer