Transitioning into Fall

Transitioning into fall can be exceedingly difficult, but with the right pieces and the right accessories, it doesn’t have to be quite so hard. Today we are going to talk about my three must have pieces for fall and the accessories I love to pair with them. 
2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, Anthropologie, jewelry, work wear, leather, over the knee boots, Anthropologie,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, Anthropologie, jewelry, work wear, leather, over the knee boots, Anthropologie,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, Anthropologie, jewelry, work wear, leather, over the knee boots, Anthropologie,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, Anthropologie, jewelry, work wear, leather, over the knee boots, Anthropologie,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, Anthropologie, jewelry, work wear, leather, over the knee boots, Anthropologie,
My leather jacket is always the first thing I gravitate to in the fall. It is the perfect layer to throw over an otherwise summer outfit because it gives you the extra layer of warmth you need in the morning and at night, but you can easily take it off. I love pairing my leather jacket with feminine, classic details whether it be red lips or loads of sparkles. The only thing this outfit needs is some delicate rings and a stack of bracelets and then you are all set for fall. 
2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, Anthropologie, jewelry, work wear, leather, over the knee boots, Anthropologie,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, Anthropologie, jewelry, work wear, leather, over the knee boots, Anthropologie,
You will probably recognize this outfit from last week (check out last week’s post for the outfit details) but it is just the perfect fall transition outfit and has one of my go-tos, over the knee boots. I was so nervous about wearing these boots when I first got them, but they have become a staple in my wardrobe. Especially this time of year, over the knee boots, a cute skirt, and a turtleneck are my everyday uniform. With a turtleneck like this, I love to pair some big earrings. Plus, now that you aren’t sweating as much as you do in the summer, it is the perfect time to experiment with layering bracelets and rings. I always end up wearing less jewelry in the summer because it gets all sweaty and here in North Carolina, you want to be wearing as little as possible in the summer. But as soon as the weather starts to turn, I always pile on the jewelry. Although I still love my big, bold pieces, I also love simpler delicate pieces. 
2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, Anthropologie, jewelry, work wear, leather, over the knee boots, Anthropologie,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, Anthropologie, jewelry, work wear, leather, over the knee boots, Anthropologie,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, Anthropologie, jewelry, work wear, leather, over the knee boots, Anthropologie,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, Anthropologie, jewelry, work wear, leather, over the knee boots, Anthropologie,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, Anthropologie, jewelry, work wear, leather, over the knee boots, Anthropologie,
The final piece that becomes a staple in my wardrobe in the fall is a blazer. It is the perfect piece to layer over a dress for work or over a t-shirt and jeans. It is also a great piece to carry over into winter. Blazers are a great layering piece to wear over a turtleneck or light sweater and then to layer another jacket or vest over the top. Blazers are such a classic piece and an important basic for any wardrobe. 
The only thing these three pieces need are accessories. As much as I love big statement pieces, my first inclination is normally to gravitate towards smaller delicate pieces but wear a lot of them. One of my favorite thing is rings. I have always loved rings but I have a hard time wearing them because I have very small hands and fingers. It is always hard to find rings in my size or ones that don’t take up my entire hand. But lots of delicate rings I can do. Here are three that I am currently coveting and would love to add to my collection: Diamond Bar Ring, Cross-over Bar Ring, Stackable Rings.
My new go-to for delicate, classic jewelry with a modern twist is AUrate. Not only do they have stunning jewelry, but they are also a socially conscious company, which is something that I love. Make sure to check them out because their jewelry will be the perfect finishing touches for your fall wardrobe. Until next time, XO

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How to…Dress Up a Sundress

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Hello all, happy Sunday. This is going to be the first of two posts today as I had meant to post this yesterday and completely forgot! Anyways, I hope your weekend has been fabulous so far and you are enjoying a nice, relaxing Sunday morning. 
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As someone who has gone through a pretty dramatic dress size change in the last couple of years, as well as just starting out in the real world, my budget is a little tight. I don’t have the luxury to have a very extensive wardrobe, which means I need to make all of the pieces in my closet work double duty and be appropriate for multiple occasions.
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This sundress, for example, I bought because it is very cool and perfect for a hot summer day. With sandals, it doesn’t need any accessories and is casual and fun. I repurposed it with knee high boots and a sweater for fall, which worked perfectly for work. Now, I wanted to make it even nicer so it worked for a party or Friday night drinks. 
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This is one of those outfits that works perfectly transitioning from work to drinks. You can wear the black heels with a cardigan or jacket for work. Then, for drinks, add in your bling and a structured clutch and you’re ready! The key to transitioning any outfit is always in your accessories. Make something business professional with a tailored jacket and heels. Make it more fun for your evening with big jewelry and a fun clutch. Until next time, XO
Necklace: Old J.Crew, similar here and here; Dress: Anthropologie, similar herehere, and here; Clutch: Banana Republic, similar here and here; Shoes: Pour la Victoire; Bracelets: Similar here, here, and here; Watch: Omega; Glasses: The View on Elm

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