Happy September my friends! The end of summer is finally here and I can’t say I will miss the heat despite how much fun I’ve been having lately. I had the most amazing summer of my life – an insanely fun beach side bachelorette weekend, a fairy tale wedding (more on that soon, I promise!), a dream honeymoon in Greece, countless days lounging by pools, and a few other mini-adventures. I think this summer will go down as my favorite summer in history! It’s also fitting that I began the summer at my own bachelorette party, and now I’ll be ending the summer at my BFF Katie’s bachelorette party! I am so excited for one last weekend at the beach before the cooler weather hits.
I have been wearing this white kimono from Target all summer long as a beach cover up, but decided to wear it with real clothes for the first time last weekend. This kimono has seriously been with me everywhere – it even went to Greece! I’ll definitely be packing it in my bag this weekend for our beach trip. I’m not sure yet what else I plan to pack, but knowing me I will probably be making a last minute shopping trip to see if I can find some cute summer clothes on clearance.
I hope y’all have a fabulous long weekend. Happy Labor Day!
Top: Piperlime / Kimono: Target (on clearance!) / Shorts: Target / Sandals: Jessica Simpson
If you follow me on Pinterest, then you probably already know that I am really into this whole t-shirt paired with a fancy skirt thing. I even have a whole board dedicated to this trend! I love the idea that you can pair a t-shirt with almost anything these days. It’s such a no-brainer style tip that I’ve been stocking up on tees lately – most of which have come from Target. On those days when I can’t seem to figure out how to wear something – a t-shirt is always an easy solution! In fact, you can click here to see all the many ways I have styled a plain t-shirt in the past.
I’m also always on the hunt for my next great work skirt. I picked this one up from Ann Taylor thinking it was perfect, but honestly I haven’t worn it much. I think I’ll be more into it when the weather starts to cool down so that I can wear it with layers. The fabric is a little thin so I feel like it shows my bumps and lumps (especially when I tuck in a shirt), and I think that wearing a cardigan or jacket would cover those issues. Overall I love the print because I am really into all things blue lately, and the length is perfect for the office. I’m sure you’ll be seeing this skirt again soon!
T-Shirt: Target / Skirt: Ann Taylor (same version in stripes here) / Heels: Jessica Simpson / Bag: Michael Kors / Necklace: Le Tote
Today’s outfit is super simple, but I still really like it. I hadn’t worn this top from Stitch Fix in a very long time, so it was fun to pull it out of my closet again. I actually received this top in my very first Stitch Fix ever (see the blog post here), which was over two years ago! In fact, I haven’t received a new fix in over a year, so I decided to order another one! Be sure to stay on the lookout for the review post in the next couple of weeks. I can’t wait to see my next fix on my doorstep!
I also wanted to say how much I love what a bold lipstick can do! I feel like this outfit is so basic, but I feel like the lipstick makes me look so much more fashionable. I am just really loving this color! This is my first lipstick from Urban Decay and I am really impressed with it so far. It’s from the Revolution Lipstick line and the color is called ‘Catfight’ – link is here if you’re interested!
Top: Stitch Fix / Jeans: Macy’s / Flats: Target (on sale!) / Bag: Michael Kors / Earrings: Rocksbox
It makes me feel old to know that a trend from the early-mid 00’s has already come back into style. Was I really in college that long ago? I used to rock a denim skirt back in those days on an almost daily basis. When I saw that denim skirts had come back into style this summer, I had to immediately jump on it! A denim skirt is such a versatile piece that you can wear with pretty much anything. It’s basically like wearing jeans…but a cuter, more feminine version (which is right up my alley!). I probably won’t be pairing this skirt with a silky, spaghetti strap camisole anytime soon (hello 2004!), but I could see myself wearing it with a button down on casual Friday or with an off the shoulder top for a casual weekend look. The opportunities are (almost) endless!
InStyle recently posted an article about the history of the denim skirt, with photos throughout the years beginning in the 1970’s. They also included several photos on how to wear a denim skirt now if you want more style inspiration!
T-shirt: H&M / Cardigan: Old Navy / Skirt: Gap / Sandals: Jessica Simpson / Backpack: Target / Earrings: Rocksbox