LA is known for it’s super hot late summers that last long into autumn, and we’re entering that time period now – hot 85 degree days and warm nights. While this is great for squeezing in extra BBQs and beach days, it’s not so great for gazing into shop windows featuring over the knee boots and fringe suede jackets when you’re sweating in your tee shirt. I can’t WAIT for fall fashion. It might be my favorite time for getting dressed. Does anyone else feel like there are just more options with fall clothes? I love pairing a top, jacket, jeans, boots and scarf together on sunny but crisp days. It makes me feel way more put together!
Until then, I’ve been finding some key transition pieces to make the seasonal switch. This V-back knit sweater shows just the right amount of skin and is cozy yet breathable. It has a fall vibe but still works over denim shorts and little skirts in the heat. Plus, neutral colors are great in-between shades – I’ll wear this again in a few months under a coat and scarf. I also love this oversized, cozy V-back option (at a steal price), and this heather grey knit.
I know some people think these Rockstud heels are a bit played out by now.. but I think the white version still looks fresh. The hype is real on these shoes as far as fit goes- they really are comfortable all-day heels, and the point is so flattering. Just make sure to size up a half size.
Golden hour by the dock in Marina del Rey is so lovely, we didn’t have to search long for a spot to shoot. I’ve been savoring the last summery days of August wearing breezy floral skirts and shorts. This skort is on sale – an easy piece for the end of the season. I’ve been wearing this versatile knot lariat necklace with everything lately.
My go-to casual look for summer usually includes elements of stripes and denim: the two quintessential ingredients for a good weekend outfit (plus, how well do they match the little Fisherman’s Village in Marina del Rey, and the lighthouse?) White and blue are so crisp and simple together.
This striped cotton top calls for a distressed jean and minimal accessories. I found it while checking out Shop Your Way, which is a new shopping community built around your social networks. If you’re good at giving fashion advice, this is for you! The site gives you a chance to be a “personal shopper” to your friends, family, or other users. You can recommend your favorite products on the site to friends, and anytime they shop, they’ll earn points that qualify towards their next purchase while you earn a commission. To start you off, all new personal shoppers will receive $20 in points when their “clients” make $20 worth of qualifying purchases.
You can find so many vendors and products on Shop Your Way – from cosmetics and beauty to some of my favorite designers like Elizabeth and James, where I scored this top. Check it out!
I feel like I’ve seen a million weddings this summer on Instagram (some local LA ceremonies, some dreamy destination ones) and beyond the obvious, I’m always curious to see what the guests are wearing. I thought I’d do a post on summer wedding dresses since it’s a staple event we’re always shopping for. In my opinion, the key is to find something that is versatile enough to wear to a summer wedding as it to wear to a dressed up brunch, shower, birthday party, or if you really luck out – dressed down with sandals. This floral maxi dress is so comfortable, it breathes easily, and I love it played up with a ladylike hat and clutch as much as I do with flats and sunglasses for brunch. It comfortably fits true to size or even a little big since it’s stretchy around the waist, so don’t worry about sizing (or crashing the dessert bar). Wear it with ankle strap heels to a dressed up wedding or with block sandals as I did here for something with a more casual dress code.
I’ve already paired this burgundy clutch (at $40, you can’t miss it!) with everything from jeans to a cocktail dress, and I’ll keep wearing it through the fall with deeper autumn-toned colors. Such a great buy!
See more of my favorite maxi dresses below! And let me know if you’d like to see more posts around dressing for other events. x