Short Suits: The Perfect Mix of Work and Play

Short Suits: The Perfect Mix of Work and Play

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If there’s one thing I love, it’s a matching set. When I saw that short suit sets were gradually coming back in style it was love at first sight. There’s nothing better than a blazer and matching shorts—it’s a sophisticated yet fun look. Or, as the title of this post suggest, the perfect mixture of work and play.

But, by now you’re probably thinking where the heck I am going to wear a short suit? Believe me, that crossed my mind as well. Although it comes across as an intimidating outfit to pull off, it’s much easier than you think. Now, unless you work in a really cool office, this is not me suggesting you show up to your 9 am wearing shorts (but if your office is pretty relaxed then I say go for it!). Instead, I would wear this outfit for a fun night out look. It would be so cute to wear for dinner or drinks with booties like I’m wearing above or even a strappy pair of heels.

If you are still feeling unsure though, then the suit set I’m wearing for this post is a must as it’s only $20! This is also the perfect outfit for the in-between weather a lot of us are still dealing with—you’ll have the fall look while still dealing with summer temps. Not only are blazers a fall staple, plaid is an absolute must right now. I know I’ll be wearing this blazer later with a pair of jeans and booties.

So, have I convinced you yet? I’d love to hear your thoughts on a short suit set in the comments below! And, if you want more content be sure to follow me on Instagram!

xo,

Carey

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Short Suit c/o | Cami | Booties | Similar Bag | Watch | Lipstick in “First Base”

6 Fall Fashion Dos and Don’ts

6 Fall Fashion Dos and Don’ts

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Happy happy Wednesday! Today I’m sharing another fall transition look that you can wear ASAP and some fall fashion dos and don’ts. I’m still desperately praying for cooler weather, but even if I’m stuck with the 80s and 90s I’m not going to let that stop me! The key is a darker color palette mixed with autumnal patterns (see this post for more tips). I’m so obsessed with these corduroy paper bag waist shorts from Shein, especially with this one shoulder top. Since the top was such a statement piece, I tried to dress the look down with my dad sneakers, but you could easily swap those for booties. And if a one-shoulder top isn’t your cup of tea, then a black t-shirt would look equally as cute!

But, aside from this outfit, here are some fall fashion Dos and Don’ts that I wanted to share!

Fall Fashion Dos and Don’ts

DO: Incorporate layers

With the weather changing you never know how your day is going to go. That’s why dressing in layers is perfect for fall—throw on a simple tee or cami with a sweater and a jacket over top and add or remove as needed!

DON’T: Weigh your outfit down

While I just told you to incorporate layers, it’s important to do so in a way that doesn’t weigh you down. If you want to wear a bulky sweater, I would opt for a more form fitting bottom and vice versa. Too much extra fabric is not flattering and takes your outfit from chic to not-so-cute.

DO: Embrace animal print

Animal print was all the rage last fall and it’s back again. But instead of just leopard and snakeskin, other animal prints are taking the stage. Zebra print anyone? This is such an easy fall trend to incorporate because it comes in pretty much everything—sweaters, tops, skirts, shoes, etc.!

DON’T: Wear every trend at once

You know me, I’m all about a trend. But, when you try to wear every single fall trend at once the result isn’t, well, trendy. Instead try incorporating just one trend and mix it with class pieces that are always in style.

DO: Invest in classic pieces

Speaking of classic pieces, don’t neglect them! This is the area where I would advise spending just a little bit more (save the fast fashion prices for exactly that: fast fashion). I’m thinking a tailored black blazer or a pair of leather boots. Think of what pieces you know you’re going to wear for years to come and spend accordingly.

DON’T: Forget to have fun!

Finally, don’t forget to have fun! While there are some fashion “rules,” don’t take them too seriously. Fashion is all about self-expression and making you feel confident in your own skin. So, while I may have shared my Dos and Don’ts, just remember to wear what makes you happy!

So, that’s it for today. What do you think of these fall fashion dos and don’ts? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

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Top c/o | Shorts c/o | Sneakers | Bag (affordable option) | Watch | Similar Earrings | Lipstick in Exposed

3 Easy Ways to Transition Your Outfits for Fall

3 Easy Ways to Transition Your Outfits for Fall

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Labor Day Weekend has come and passed, so now everyone and their mother is trying to pretend it’s fall—me included! Unfortunately, the weather doesn’t always agree. So, while we’re all craving to throw on our oversized sweaters and blanket scarves and sip on those pumpkin spice lattes, unless you want to sweat up a storm you’re going to have to slowly transition to fall. Luckily, I’m sharing three easy ways to transition your outfits. You’ll be looking autumnal without sacrificing comfort.

Play With Fabrics

My first tip is to start adding more fall/winter fabrics. Think leather, suede, corduroy, velvet, etc. But, make sure you do it in a way that won’t leave you dying from heat. An easy way to add in those fabrics is to pair shorts or a skirt (in my case a skort) in a heavier fabric with a lighter top. Try wearing a corduroy skirt with a light cami or a simple white tee with leather shorts. This is the perfect time to pull out those pieces that always look like they should be worn in fall, but by the time you actually get around to wearing them it’s way too cold.

Switch Out Summer Shoes

The easiest way to start dressing for fall is to swap your summer sandals for booties and cute flats. I would hold off on the over the knee boots a little longer, but throwing on a pair of booties will definitely tip the scales on your outfit towards fall instead of summer. Just by adding the white booties like I did in the photos above definitely changes the entire vibe of the outfit.

 

Incorporate Autumnal Colors

My last tip: start wearing fall colors. Bring out those darker neutrals and jewel tones, the burnt oranges and mustard yellows! While I actually stayed fairly bright with this outfit, one of my favorite color combinations for fall is black and brown. I think those colors look stunning together and definitely scream “autumn.” The best part is that you can still wear summery fabrics and styles and stay cool while looking like you need that aforementioned pumpkin spice latte in hand.

So there are my three tips for transitioning your outfits from summer to fall. How are you going to transition this season? Let me know in the comments!

xo,

Carey

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Labor Day Sales 2019

Labor Day Sales 2019

Happy Monday! I’m sure everyone is happy to be off on this beautiful Labor Day. Besides not going into work, the best part of Labor Day (and Labor Day weekend) is always the sales! So of course, I rounded up the best sales I could find.

Fashion Sales

  • Nordstrom — spend $150 get $30, spend $250 get $60, spend $400 get $100 (you have to have a Nordstrom card for this one)
  • Abercrombie — 50% off everything
  • Red Dress Boutique — 20% off everything (they hardly ever have sales!)
  • The Pink Lily Boutique — 25% off everything
  • Good American — up to 70% off
  • Express — 40% off everything
  • Madewell — $30 off jeans when you donate an old pair (I bought this pair this weekend and I’m obsessed!)
  • Macy’s — 20% off + free shipping over $75
  • Loft — extra 40-60% off sale
  • Maje — up to 70% off summer items + an extra 20% off sale (this is my favorite French brand—pricey, but sooo so cute!)
  • American Eagle — 30% off jeans and joggers
  • Aerie — 40% off Aerie collection (RUN, DON’T WALK)
  • Nasty Gal — 60% off everything
  • Boohoo — 60% off everything
  • H&M — 30%, 20%, or 10% off + free shipping with code 3418
  • Lulu’s — extra 40% off sale
  • Forever21 — extra 60% off sale + free shipping over $21
  • PacSun — 20% off with code HEYFALL
  • GAP — 40% off everything

 

Luxury Fashion Sales

  • Intermix — 30% off full price items + an extra 30% off sale items
  • Stuart Weitzman — 25% off full price sandals with code SWLABORDAY25
  • The Outnet — up to 85% off
  • MYTHERESA — up to an extra 30% off sale

 

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Plaid Skort and Knee High Boots

Plaid Skort and Knee High Boots

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OK — gimme all the skorts, please, especially if they’re plaid. How is this trend just now a thing? It’s just the right amount of nostalgia for my Catholic school days without looking childish and/or creepy (if you get my drift…).

I bought this plaid skort over the summer during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and have been patiently waiting to wear it ever since. Now that the weather finally feels like fall, I feel justified in pulling this piece out of my closet.

Because the weather wasn’t too chilly, I decided to pair the skort with an old bell sleeve top. (Oddly enough it’s the same brand as the skort). Adding to that my favorite boots of the season and you have a fool-proof fall outfit! I got so many compliments on this look and it’s really so simple.

But back to the plaid skort — like I said, I bought this over the summer, so there are only a few left. But good news is it’s on major sale in select sizes! So because of the limited quantity, I thought I’d share some other plaid skorts I’m loving this season. Happy shopping!

xo,

Carey

Lilac Sweater + New Favorite Booties

Lilac Sweater + New Favorite Booties

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Sweater | Skirt | Booties | Bag | Watch | Necklace | Lipstick in “Creme Cup”

I’ve mentioned it before, but I can’t get enough of lilac this fall. Usually around this time of year I gravitate towards burgundy, dark blues and greens, and other traditional fall colors. But this year, pastels are definitely stealing the show.

I bought this sweater back in July during the Nordstrom sale, and it is by far one of my favorite purchases. The sweater is so soft and light weight, but still keeps you warm. I’m definitely thinking about picking up another because it’s under $60! You really can’t beat that price. I’ve been eyeing it in black and the forest green color.

On another note, how freaking cute are these booties? I’ve had my eye on them for awhile, but even now they’re sold out in my size at Nordstrom. By a stroke of luck, I managed to find them in a 6 (my size) at Shopbop on sale. There are only a couple sizes left, but if one of those is your size I highly recommend. I’ve only worn them twice and have already received so many compliments. I won’t lie — they aren’t the comfiest shoe ever (I won’t be wearing these on days I have to trek around campus), but they’re such a flattering shoe. Bonus points: shoes that match your skin tone make your legs look longer, and as a petite gal I can use all the help I can get. Definitely my favorite booties of the season!

Anyway, that’s all for this week. Stay tuned for more next week!

P.S. What are you all dressing as for Halloween? I can’t decide if I want to go a little ~spookier~ this year or try my hand at makeup for a deer costume.

xo,

Carey