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Casual Summer to Fall Transition Looks

Now that September is in full swing, I wanted to share some more casual transitional outfits. It’s barely fall and it’s still fairly warm out so it’s still too soon to break out the UGGs and puffer coats but it’s not too early for a few new jackets and some leather pieces!

To me, fall = leather. I love all things leather and I especially love it paired with leopard print!

Top: Urban Outfitters / Skirt: BCBGMaxAzria / Boots: Steve Madden / Bag: Gucci

For the fall, it’s nice to be able to transition some of your summer dresses by adding a slightly heavier jacket over it and some ankle boots.

Dress: H&M / Jacket: Forever 21 / Boots: Urban Outfitters / Bag: Givenchy

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with a white top and some mom jeans, no matter what season it is!

Top: Target / Jacket: Free People / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden

Again, what did I just say about mom jeans? These are more “fall” though because they’re black instead of light blue. That’s how that works right?

Top: Forever 21 / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden

A lightweight dress with long sleeves is really great for fall because you can hold onto some of your warmth, without sacrificing style. Paired with ankle boots and a scarf, it’s the best way to go for fall!

Dress: BCBGMaxAzria / Scarf: BCBGMaxAzria / Boots: Urban Outfitters

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What I Wore: Drake Concert

This past weekend I went to go see Drake in concert for his Aubrey and the Three Migos Tour at Madison Square Garden and I thought I’d share my outfit from that night. The concert itself was amazing and Cardi B even came out with a surprise performance! I love Cardi and Migos hehe. I’ve seen Drake once before and that was such an awesome experience that I was so excited to see him again. He really just puts on a great show and I love the way he interacts with the crowd. You can always tell how much he loves and appreciates his fans. Needless to say I am a HUGE Drake fan and I’m already looking forward to seeing him again in a few years!

For my outfit, I had no idea what to wear, honestly. I knew I wanted to be very comfortable and casual and originally I wanted to wear all white. But the night before the concert I was going to bed and had a really great idea to wear something a little bit grungey and glam with a graphic t-shirt, some leather shorts and Doc Martens. I ended up LOVING how it turned out with some simple and glamorous make-up and gold jewelry.

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T-shirt: Forever 21 / Shorts: BlankNYC / Boots: Doc Martens

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Miami Beach Vacation Outfits

If you didn’t know from my Miami Packing Essentials post a few weeks ago, I went on vacation to Miami Beach, FL. We stayed at the Confidante which is part of the Unbound Collection by Hyatt Hotels (you’ll eventually realize that Hyatt is my favorite hotel chain). I had the most amazing time with a few of my friends, just relaxing on the beach or by the pool, having a few drinks, laughing, tanning and just enjoying each other’s company. We spent most of our time relaxing but I did manage to get out of my bathing suit a few times so I thought I’d show you a few of my outfits.

The first day we arrived we mainly just went to the beach and had a few drinks so we were preparing to be in full relaxation mode. We also went out to the Wynwood area for dinner and had some delicious tacos at Coyo Taco. They were SO yummy!

The following day I went to the Miami Seaquarium and saw basically every show they had for the day! It was fun because I’ve never been to an aquarium before so it was cool to see how big those animals are in real life. It was unreal!

That same night we also went out to the club because what else do you do in Miami? We went to LIV, of course, so I had to put on this super cool sparkly dress. I actually borrowed it from my friend!

The next day, we were all so exhausted so we decided to just relax by the pool and have some drinks. It was really nice out this day so we got some great tanning time in and even made good friends with the bar tenders. They told us about a few good bars to go to in South Beach too!

On our second to last day, we went out to celebrate a friend’s birthday with dinner at Komodo. It was also Miami Spice, which is similar to Restaurant Week in New York, and got a really great deal on our meal! It also helps that the food was absolutely delicious.

Finally, it was our last day and our flight was in the afternoon so we got up bright and early and went to the beach one last time. Seeing the early morning sun was beautiful and very satisfying knowing that we had an amazing trip. I’m so thankful that I was able to spend that quality time with my friends, create new memories, and have new experiences with them!

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My Top 8 Favorite Stores!

As you’ll start to notice, I only shop at a select few stores. Mostly because I hate going to the mall to try things on and I trust that these clothes will fit me really well, but also because they make excellent quality clothing! Today, I’m sharing with you my top 8 (count ’em) favorite stores!

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Dress: H&M / Shoes: Target /  Sunnies: Quay Australia / Earrings: Forever 21

1. Target

Everyone loves Target, tbh. But I love target specifically because they carry the Who What Wear brand. They make the best clothes for work which is where I spend most of my time anyway (at work, not Target HA). They also carry great accessories and SHOES! Let’s not forget that Target is also the home of some of the best basic t-shirts, tanks and cardigans.

2. Old Navy

Again, this is mainly for work clothes because I spend so much of my time there. I love the Pixie Pants from Old Navy, because they are comfortable and stretchy while also being work appropriate. They hit right above the ankle too which makes them good to wear with flats, heels and ankle boots! Old Navy also is great for inexpensive belts, shoes and high quality button downs!

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Top: Revolve / Skirt: American Eagle / Shoes: Superga /  Sunnies: Quay Australia

3. H&M

Sticking with my work clothes theme, H&M is another top choice when it comes to buying clothes for my 9 to 5. I love to get dresses at H&M because they have a huge variety of styles but I find them all very flattering. H&M isn’t amazing quality, since it falls into the fast fashion category, but they do have some really good basic styles that integrate the cool factor that comes with fast fashion items.

4. Revolve

When I’m looking for more dressy or special occasion piece, Revolve is definitely the way to go. They have the most amazing brands compiled onto one site and with free 2 day shipping and free returns, it’s a breeze to shop here.

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Dress & Shoes: Urban Outfitters / Bag: Steve Madden / Sunnies: Quay Australia / Earrings: Forever 21

5. Urban Outfitters

As summer comes to an end, you’ll soon realize my obsession with Urban Outfitters sweaters. They are literally the coziest sweaters EVER and I buy some every single year because they are THAT good. Along with their sweaters, I also love their dresses and shoes. The dresses have such cute cuts and patterns and the shoes are a little bit funky which keeps my outfits fun.

6. Steve Madden

You’ll also eventually realize that I have a thing for shoes. All kinds of shoes. Heels, boots, flats, you name it, I probably love it. Even Crocs, cause they’re undeniably comfy and surprisingly cute. Anyway, my all time favorite shoe brand is Steve Madden. I can usually always find what I’m looking for there and sometimes I find things that I didn’t even know I was looking for and it’s just fantastic. Plus I love racking up some rewards points on here!

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Top: American Eagle /  Jeans: Topshop /  Shoes: Charlotte Russe / Bag: Steve Madden /  Earrings: Target /  Sunnies: Quay Australia

7. American Eagle

These last two are some brands that are very near and dear to my heart because they are my two favorite places to buy jeans. Being curvy, I struggle finding jeans that fit my smaller waist and my big ole booty. The jeggings from American Eagle are super comfortable and ultra stretchy (without falling down by the end of the day) which is exactly what I look for in a pair of jeans. They come in lots of washes and lots of styles too.

8. Topshop

If you love mom jeans, you need to get your booty over to Topshop and buy theirs. They are the best mom jeans on the market, in my opinion. They are a nice non-stretch denim that wears really well and get perfectly tight again after you wash and dry them. I also love to get some of my skinny jeans here also because the Jamie jeans are AMAZING. I especially love the way they do their knee slits (who knew knee slits could be so flattering?) and raw hem. 10/10 would recommend!!

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Top: Forever 21 / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes & Bag: Steve Madden / Sunnies: Quay Australia / Earrings: Baublebar

 

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OOTN: Summer Date Night

Even though I am not currently going on any dates, I shot this outfit with the intention of using for it something else. But I realized it was actually a really cute date night outfit, so I thought I’d offer up some date night outfit inspiration for you.

I literally never know what to wear on dates because I get stuck on how casual is too casual? Or how dressy is too dressy? But then I also remember that if I want the person to like me, I have to dress like myself. If that’s a deal breaker, then it wasn’t meant to be and I probably got a free dinner out of it, so I’m still a winner.

Right now for the summer, you really can’t go wrong with a fun slip dress and you can dress it up or down with platforms or sandals. I love to wear heels and pretend like I’m tall so I’ll definitely opt for some platform sandals. Add on a small purse or crossbody bag to hold all your essentials and you’re all set! Go get yourself some free dinner!

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Dress: Urban Outfitters / Shoes: Steve Madden / Bag: Gucci

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OOTD: Casual, Running Errands

I personally love to run errands and get things done on a Saturday afternoon after getting a good workout in at the gym and having a nice breakfast and a big cup of coffee. That’s just when I feel the most productive and excited to work on the fun things in my life, like this wonderful blessing I call my blog. And to be honest, I also love to run around in sweatpants and a sweatshirt and not care what I look like because it’s easier and comfier. But in the summer it’s so easy to put together a cute and casual outfit, that I actually prefer to put on a pair of denim shorts and a white t-shirt to run my errands. Like I’ve mentioned before, I feel way more productive when I get dressed and look put together.

I have also recently been thinking about my future and what I want out of my life. I’ve had a lot of changes going on recently, and I suddenly felt like my future was a totally blank slate which was both terrifying and exciting. It’s funny the way life/the universe/God/whatever you want to call it shows us what we’re supposed to do. It’s sometimes as gentle as a good gut feeling but sometimes it comes in the form of a tough loss. It forced me to sit down and really think about where I want my life go to in the next 2, 5 or 10 years. And not just sit down, but WRITE it down so it’s out in the world to manifest. I know I’ve got some work to do on myself, but I want to embrace the change and take this time to explore myself because I truly feel like I can do whatever I set my mind to.

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T-shirt: Old Navy / Shorts: Vintage Levi’s from Etsy / Sandals: Forever 21 / Sunglasses: Quay Australia / Belt: Old Navy (similar)

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Summer Trends I’m LOVING

I don’t like to necessarily follow trends, but sometimes it’s just too hard to stay away! Summer trends are all about bright bold color, lightweight neutrals, and fun accessories. I may not like all the trends that this summer had to offer, but here are a few that I really loved!

Straw Bags

It’s not summer without at least ONE straw bag! This trend is just so easy because it’s completely neutral, but you can keep it interesting because there are so many to choose from. This one from Mystique is super cute because of the little poms all over. I’m loving this one from JADEtribe and these wooden arc bags have also stolen my heart!

Everything Red

I already talked about how a bold red lip color can spice up your makeup. Well, a bright red dress can do the same for your outfit! This cute thermal material dress was from Urban Outfitters, but there’s tons of red dresses everywhere you go. I’m loving this beauty that I found on Revolve.

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Dress: Urban Outfitters (similar)

Espadrilles

Espadrilles are a summer staple. Whether you like to stand tall in a pair of wedges or lay low in some cute flats, they are the shoe that’s really for everyone. I went ahead and splurged on these pretty wedges from See by Chloe, but I’ve got my eye on these pretty little Chanel inspired flats from ALDO.

Statement Earrings

Honestly, statement earrings are something you either love or you hate. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE them. They are a great way to take a plain outfit to the next level with a little bit of boldness. I chose to pair my simple jeans and a tank top with these pretty rainbow earrings. I also found these cute little rainbow hoops from Baublebar!

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Earrings: Target (similar)

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