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