Plaid Skort and Knee High Boots

Plaid Skort and Knee High Boots

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Similar Top | Skort | Boots | Bag | Watch | Lipstick in “Kinda Sexy”

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

Colored Corduroy: A Fall Must-Have

Colored Corduroy: A Fall Must-Have

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Top | Skirt | Boots | Bag | Watch | Lipstick in “Kinda Sexy”

Hello and welcome back! I’d like to briefly apologize for my hiatus, but my laptop crashed last week and I was having other crises. But I’m back and can’t wait to share another fall fave of mine: colored corduroy! Corduroy has been coming around in the fall season for the past few years, but it’s never been this good!

What I’m loving about this skirt is the unexpected color; when I think fall colors, teal definitely doesn’t come to mind. Something about the teal mixed with the O-ring also gives me serious 70s vibes (another trend I’m loving).

I decided to pair this skirt with a simple long sleeve tee for a laidback look, so I could let the skirt and boots do all the talking! I’ve mentioned these boots on the blog before, but how cute do they look on?! I can’t wait to pair them with sweaters and jeans!

But back to colored corduroy. This trend is everywhere. From skirts like mine, to pants and jackets you can’t go wrong. I’m dying to get my hands on a pair of corduroy flares, preferably in navy blue! Shop below some of my favorite corduroy picks!

xo,

Carey

Three Faux-Fall Looks You Can Wear Now

Three Faux-Fall Looks You Can Wear Now

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Similar Leather Jacket | Tee | Denim Skirt | Booties | Bag | Sunglasses | Watch | Lipstick in “Creme D’nude”

I feel like a broken record, but can it please be fall yet? Waiting (im)patiently… With that being said, my only option is to dress in fall-esque outfits. Basically, wearing cooler clothes that could also be worn mid fall. And to help you out, I came up with three different ways to get your faux-fall on!

1. MOTO JACKET + DENIM SKIRT + BOOTIES

One of the easiest faux-fall looks you can throw on is a moto jacket, denim skirt, and booties combo. It’s essentially my summer uniform, just with a jacket and swapping sandals for booties. You can keep it classic like I did with a black leather jacket and booties, or you can go all out. I’m a big fan of fun ankle boots (just saw these earlier tonight and I’m in LOVE)

2. TEE + STRAIGHT LEG JEANS + LEOPARD SLIDES

I recently saw a version of this outfit come across my insta feed and I can’t wait to recreate it for myself. I’m especially loving a band tee paired with the straight leg jeans and leopard slides. If you’re feeling fancy, you could even swap those slides for a pair of heels to wear this look straight to happy hour.

3. FLORAL MAXI DRESS + SANDALS

Dark florals have such a dreamy vibe this fall. From ruffled maxis, to long sleeved ones, it’s hard to go wrong. This look keeps you covered up, but still cool. Adding sandals keeps this look unrestricted.

What are you wearing while the temps are still high? Are you aiming for a faux-fall look, or are you sticking to your summer separates? Let me know in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

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A Cooler Way to Transition to Fall

A Cooler Way to Transition to Fall

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Leather Shorts | Graphic Tee | Sneakers | Bag | Sunglasses | Watch

It’s officially September and I’m ready for fall. Crisp air, cozy sweaters, and pumpkin everything. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite feel like fall. So, we need to get a bit creative. Which brings me to these leather shorts!

Everything about these shorts called to me as soon as I saw them in stores. The color, the material the fit, I love it all. And it’s those details that make them the perfect transition piece for fall.

The color. Burnt orange screams autumn to me. It’s not quite a Halloween orange that’s garish to look at. Instead, this color reminds me of falling leaves.

The material. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love leather. I own leather skirts, shorts, jackets, boots, and even a leather dress. But, it’s definitely not a fabric to be worn year round and that’s why I love leather shorts. I wouldn’t wear them in the dead of summer, but at the end of summer, leather shorts are perfect to start moving us towards fall.

The fit. Not to say the style of these shorts is limited to fall, but I do like a nice belted waist at autumn. Even better, the shorts are almost a paper bag-waist fit, which I’m a huge fan of.

Keeping this look summer appropriate, I had to add a graphic tee. I actually grabbed this shirt just so I had something to try on with the shorts in the dressing room, and fell in love with the pairing. It’s also hard to tell in the photos, but the glasses on the girl are actually little appliqués on the shirt!

Anyway, I hope you like this look! Leave a comment below telling me what you want to see next!

xo,

Carey

Photos by Nadia Crevecouer Photography

Fall Mood Board // ’70s Inspiration

Happy Wednesday! With summer almost over, I can’t help but start thinking of fall. More specifically, what I’m going to wear this fall. The trend I’m loving for the upcoming season is a vintage, ’70s vibe. Corduroy, plaid, and bright colors are what it’s all about. And, of course, denim.

The three colors that are going to be huge this season are mustard yellow, lavender, and a bright green. Like I said, bright colors are taking over. Usually I stick with a neutral palette, but I’m excited to spice things up. I’m especially in love with lavender for fall (I already own two lavender colored tops!).

Another trend I’m excited to see more of is leopard print! I’ve had an obsession lately, and it looks like it will carry over to this season. From shoes, skirts, or belts, you really can’t go wrong!

Anyway, I hope this mood board inspires you for fall like it does me! And to shop the items above, just hover over the images!

xo,

Carey

My Top Picks From the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Woohoo it’s a party — the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open for early access to cardholders! For your shopping convenience I’m creating a guide with all of my favorites from the sale, broken down by category. Happy shopping! (Hover over and click on the images to shop directly).

The white booties aren’t linking on the image, so to shop, click here!

xo,

Carey

Check Pants + Camel Coat

Check Pants + Camel Coat

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Pants | Sweater |Coat| Booties | Bag | Lipstick in “Creme D’nude”

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: this season is all about plaid. Now that the weather is getting cooler, I can’t run around the city in just my plaid blazer any longer. Solution: find a new way to incorporate the pattern. And I did just that with these adorable pants!

I must admit, I generally don’t wear pants that aren’t either jeans or leggings (with some exceptions to palazzo pants in the summer). So wearing a trouser-style pant of my own accord is a new feeling! Although I could definitely wear these pants to work, I like that they could be dressed down with a sweater and booties for the weekend.

What I really love about the plaid trend this season is that it’s a nice change from your typical plaid flannel patterns. This pattern has a preppier, 1970s vibe that’s a little classier than buffalo plaid.

If plaid trousers still aren’t your thing, the pattern can be incorporated in so many ways. Try throwing on a plaid check coat, or a fun mini skirt instead! If I have convinced you on the plaid trouser front, I’m loving this option from H&M and this option from Nordstrom.

Thanks for reading! Let me know what you think in the comments, and happy Wednesday!

xo,

Carey

Three Fall Outfits Under $100

Three Fall Outfits Under $100

Happy first day of November! Since it’s the start of a new month, I decided to create a couple fall outfits for you guys to give you a little wardrobe inspo. I even challenged myself to make them all budget friendly, under $100! Let’s get shopping…

Outfit 1:

I’m not sure about you guys, but the past few years, I’ve been the biggest fan of turtlenecks! I used to think they were for little old ladies, but they can look so chic styled the right way. My favorite way to wear my turtlenecks is with a mini skirt. Spice up the outfit with one of this season’s hottest trends: red boots. Total cost = $87.39

Outfit 2:

If you saw last week’s post (read it here) then you know I love pairing oversized sweater dresses with OTK boots from a cozy, yet put together look. Who doesn’t want to feel like they’re being wrapped in a blanket and call it fashion? Total cost = $99.98

Outfit 3:

Off the shoulder sweaters started appearing last fall, and I can’t get enough! Make this look ultra chic with a pair of leather leggings and some leopard slides. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I’ve been seeing leopard print everywhere! These slides are an easy way to incorporate the print into your wardrobe. Total cost = $91

I don’t usually do posts like these, so let me know what you guys think in the comments below! Also, what did everyone dress up as fore Halloween? Be sure to check out my instagram to see what I was!

xo,

Carey