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It has started to feel like Fall here in PA, especially in the mornings. I can’t bring myself to pull on a pair of tights yet so I find wearing knee-high boots helps keep my legs warmer. This pair of black leather boots give just the right amount of polish to a flirty faux leather skirt. I pulled on one of my staples–a black cami under this cute gray burnout polka dot sweater (also comes in pink). Lately, I’ve been mixing up my jewelry and combining gold and silver as well as old and new. My Mio Studio earrings helped kick that off today. What I love about this pair is that they really do go with anything–dressy or casual. I paired a fox bracelet with a stack of gray wire bracelets and my cherished flower bracelet that was my grandmother’s. This large tote not only works for the office but is great for weekends and traveling! It’s a beautiful burnt gold color with leather accents.

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Faux leather skirt: Sophie Stargazer
Gray Burnout Sweater: Nordstrom (and it’s on sale!)
Black Cami: Old Navy
Black Boots: these are old but try these and these
Earrings: Mio Studio
Bracelets: Fox: Undone; Gray Wire stacked: City Folk; and similar to my grandmother’s bracelet can be found at Hinesite
Handbag: Liebeskind available at Undone

Enjoy!

oh la la

Graphic prints are all over the place this Fall. Even though you might think these will only work on the weekend, I think you can easily bring them into the office. For example this sweater I’m wearing. It can be paired with jeans as I have it here for an easy day at your desk or put it together with a pencil skirt and booties and you can transition to a meeting. I tossed on a black tank because it’s cropped and I felt with the lower rise jeans I need a little extra coverage! These jeans are extremely comfortable and are going hold up for the entire day. I added in one of my favorite pairs of booties for some color and then some vintage jewelry. The cocktail ring plays off the bootie color and is just beautiful in its simplicity. The pearl bracelet is also vintage but still works well with the modern handmade silver hoop earrings. Don’t be afraid to mix up vintage and new, modern and traditional! The overall look is finished off with a black vintage bag.

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Jeans: Level 99 from Sophie Stargazer
Boots: Stuart Weitzman; locally check out That Shuu Girl and Charlotte Shoppe
Vintage Jewelry: great selection at Hinesite and Mommalicious
Black Bag: Hinesite
Earrings: Mio Studio
Glasses: Proof (previously sold at Tellus360); find cool frames at Honest Eyes

 

Enjoy!

 

fringe + stripes

It’s starting to feel a little like Fall here in Pennsylvania…slightly cooler days and it’s getting dark earlier. I’m not thrilled over either of these things so, I’m trying to squeeze out a few more times wearing sheer tops. I’ve added a simple black cami to this striped sheer top and combined it with slim cut boyfriend jeans. These jeans are going to become one of my favorites for the Fall I’m sure…I just got them and they are so comfortable! I like that they aren’t too baggy so they still give you a little shape. I could pair this outfit with a simple black blazer if I needed to for a meeting. To keep it on the dressier side, I slipped on a pair of black heels which I found at a local consignment shop. The jewelry is pretty simple today, just a set of snake-skin print bangles and a simple gold ring I picked up on a trip last year. The earrings are my pop of color in bright yellow. The fringe bag can actually convert from a clutch style to a crossbody or shoulder bag by adding the strap. It’s a showstopper! The leather on this bag is so soft and it fits in your hand perfectly.

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Sheer Top: That Shuu Girl
Level 99 Jeans: Sophie Stargazer
Cami: Old Navy (also can find layering items at Sophie Stargazer and Taupe)
Black Heels: Dior at Ditto Couture
Fringe Clutch: Jennifer Haley at Taupe
Bangle Bracelets: Radel and Stauffer
Earrings: Stella and Dot at Sophie Stargazer

Enjoy the weekend everyone!

day to night

I’m getting ready to head out for a family weekend in Utica, NY and so I wanted something versatile to take me from some morning appointments to a long ride in the car and straight out to dinner. One of my go-to pieces is this simple black shift dress. It looks good and doesn’t wrinkle! I find these types of dresses are great investments. And, for the Fall, I can simply add a pair of tights and it’s ready to go. The 3/4 length sleeves also help to keep you warm in an air-conditioned car.

For the day look, I paired it with a mint green cashmere shrug sweater. The oversized green leather clutch can work day or night and fits everything I need easily. For maximum flexibility, I kept the jewelry simple by using large silver earrings, a handmade ring and vintage bracelet. My favorite black boots can carry the look all day long with no problem and they are comfortable! For the transition to dinner out at night, I just take the sweater off revealing the open back on the dress. The chunky heel of the boot helps it stay on the casual side but if I needed to be a little edgier, I would add a slim heeled black boot with more height.

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Green clutch: Clare V
Boots: Rag and Bone or find similar locally at That Shuu Girl and The Charlotte Shoppe
Earrings: Mio Studio
Ring: old, purchased on a trip but find great rings at Mio Studio
Bracelet: my grandmother’s but you can find vintage pieces at Hinesite
Wedding ring: custom design by J.A. Sharp locally
Glasses: old (Proof) but try Honest Eyes locally or WarbyParker

Enjoy and have a great weekend!