Tag Archives: Summer to Fall Transition

Marc & Jessica sitting in a tree

Sunnies: Zinnia, Vintage Necklace, Dress: Marc Jacobs via Second Time Around, Peep toe Booties: Jessica Simpson via Marshalls When my J. Simp ankle boots met my Marc Jacobs babydoll dress sparks flew. They’re not an obvious pair but the first time I saw them together it just made sense; like they were meant to be together all along.  Luckily for the happy couple I plan to keep them together into the fall with wine colored tights and a chunky knit cardigan. Don’t you just love happy endings?

What ‘happily ever after’ pairings have you found?

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Fashion Forecast; Sunny and oh so Fair!

While I’m still trying to soak up as much summer sun as I can, signs of fall are everywhere, heck AC Moore already has HOLIDAY decorations up! My feelings on premature holiday decorations aside, one of my favorite signs of fall is the Champlain Valley Fair. Here are my fair worthy wardrobe selections along with a word to the wise… close toe shoes are a MUST, boots are best.

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The Champlain Valley Fair kicks off tomorrow, Aug 25th, and runs through September 3rd. There are tons of great events happening every day so make sure you take a peek at their website for all the details.

What signs of fall have you been seeing?

Seasonal Shifts in Style

Gifted Earrings, Dress: Forever 21, Belt: Goodwill, Peeptoes: UO, Gifted Bracelet, Bag: Bahamian Straw MarketI wasn’t sure how this light airy dress would pair with such a substantial pair of peeptoes but I think they complimented each other perfectly. I found these shoes in the Urban Outfitters clearance section and scooped up this bright green mullet dress at XXI the last time D and I were in Montreal. I think both of these pieces will be easy to transition into the fall with minimal tweaks. I can’t wait to pair this dress with combat boots and a classic black blazer and I think these peeptoes will be perfect with skinny cargos and a chunky knit as the temperatures cool off.

I know that fashion is all about looking ahead but what the heck is wrong with enjoying the now? I feel like I’ve finally rounded out the perfect summer wardrobe and now it’s on to fall. My goal for the month of August is to get as much life out of my summer threads as possible and to stop buying clothes for fall until fall actually gets here… I’ll let you know how that goes…

Have you started to look forward to fall fashions or are you content to enjoy the dog days of summer styles?

Wore Out’s Look of the Week

Happy Friday all! I want to start by wishing my wonderful boyfriend D a happy birthday, he’s turning the big 2-5 today! I can’t wait to spend the weekend celebrating with good food and good friends.

I knew that this lovely lady had the Look of the Week (LOTW) in the bag when I saw this awesome outfit. I’m so excited that Wore Out’s LOTW is…

Catherine from Small Town, Big WardrobeLook at this fabulous print mixing in action!

It’s no secret that I love print mixing so when I saw Catherine’s post on Tuesday I nearly swooned. The subtle and smart pops of color she expertly added give this look dimension and that little something extra that every girl is striving for.

The blue belt not only creates a perfect silhouette but also break up the black and white prints beautifully while the yellow flats keep this look fun and fresh. The other part of this outfit I love are the chic yet subtle additions of pearls. The pearl earrings and bracelet add a touch of sophistication (without being overly stuffy) and work perfectly with Catherine’s color palette.

This post is full of inspiration, not only is Catherine’s outfit the perfect example of print mixing but it’s also a great example of transitioning summer favorites into the fall (which she talks about). Personally I can see her wearing this look into the winter with  a blazer, jewel tone tights and a great pair of booties!

Not only is her content great but Catherine’s warm personality just shines through in her posts. Filled with honesty and spot on humor her content keeps me coming back just as much as her outfits do. Hopefully we can actually meet in real life one day as I’d love to be able to shop the Midwest with this gal!

Have you gone out on a fashion limb lately? What summer pieces are you still wearing?

Leopard in a Blue Shirt

Sunnies: Zinnia, Scarf: Gifted, Cropped Half  Jacket:  Stowe Mercantile,  Button Up: Miley Cyrus for Wal-Mart, Dress (worn as skirt): Goodwill, Heels: Dollhouse (via TJ Maxx)I missed you guys while I was away trying not to spontaneously combust from the amount of stress I’m under. After a few days away and a weekend to regroup, I’m back. Thanks for sticking around.

This leopard dress has become one of my favorite Goodwill finds. I keep coming up different ways to wear it and it’s already proving to be a great layering piece. I tied the denim shirt at my waist to show off my figure instead of using a belt, since I wanted a fun, flirty look.

Early mornings and evenings have been chilly while the afternoons are sunny so I made sure my layers were light and easy to take on and off as I needed.  The teal scarf really popped against the coat while working with both the leopard print and burnt orange heels. I was a little worried that a white coat would wash me out and be impossible to style but I’m finding the total opposite to be true.

I bought this coat in Stowe, Vermont on a whim last summer. People thought I was crazy buying a lined wool coat in July but I got this baby for $22, almost 90% off the original price. Buying items out of season can be a gamble but I think this purchase really paid off.

Do you shop off season? What items in your closet surprised you with their versatility?

Wore Out’s Look of the Week

Every Friday I highlight one of my current fashion/blogging crushes in my Look of the Week series; this week I’m doing something a little different. Instead of gushing about perfectly color blocked outfits or expert pattern mixing, I wanted to share some of the beauty of my adopted home state with you.

Wore Out’s look of the week is… Vermont’s Natural BeautyFall foliage in Vermont is second to none and now more than ever we need visitors. So please, come visit Vermont and revel in the rugged natural beauty that has drawn people to the Green Mountain State for hundreds of years. While you’re here indulge the flavors of fall at a community run farmer’s market, unwind after a day of biking or hiking with a locally crafted seasonal micro brew, take in 360 degree vistas atop one of our mountain peaks and if you have the time, lend a helping hand.

So consider this an open invite to share in our state’s natural and enduring beauty. It would be our pleasure having you.All photos taken by me

For more information about planning your visit to Vermont please visit VermontVacation.com

Have specific questions? Want the local scoop? Drop me a line and I’d be share some of my favorite Vermont spots with you!

Mixing Patterns with Naughty Monkey’s

Sunglasses: Chinatown, Scarf: Gifted (via Macy’s), Tank: Charlotte Ruse, Skirt: Downtown Threads, Heels: Naughty Monkey (via Stella)oh hi! thanks for waving & hollering at me while I’m snapping pictures

I bought these shoes on a whim (story of my life) when I was transitioning my wardrobe from frumpalicious college student to office fashionista. I wore them twice and promptly forgot I had them… until I was putting this outfit together. Black and white with red accents is one of my favorite color pairings. I especially love how the red and white pattern on the shoes works with the black and white skirt. The red accents kept the look from being too boring and the scarf added just the right punch of color.

The mornings have felt like fall and the afternoons like late summer so I’ve been relying on layers to keep me comfortable. Today I lugged a raincoat, blazer, cardigan and scarf to the office with me, not sure what type of weather I would encounter on the walk home. Worse case I’ll put all my layers on and do a few laps around the office to burn off lunch.

How have you been transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall? What color combinations do you consider timeless?

Fall Fabrics

Suglasses: Zinnia, Camel Blazer: Vintage (from mom), Sweater: Gifted, Belt: Goodwill, Skirt: Downtown Threads, Boots: Florence, Italy I did a triple take of the temperature this morning when I woke up… a whole 42 degrees. Fall is here folks and I couldn’t be happier. I excitedly tore apart the house unpacked my fall clothes and did a happy dance when I came across this plaid wool maxi skirt. I bought it last year when Downtown Threads was having an end of winter sale and packed it away before I got a chance to wear it.

I live in maxi skirts and dresses all summer and I’m excited to have one that I can transition into cooler weather. Even though it was in the 40s when I woke up I knew it was eventually suppose to reach the mid 60’s so I layered a tee under my sweater and finished the look with the camel blazer my mom passed down to me.

I like that this look is a little bit English countryside and a lot bit 70’s, all I’m missing is an off white beret and flipped out ends. This look is entirely practical and over the top comfortable, exactly the mix I’m looking for this time of year.

Have you switched from summer staples to fall fashions yet? What pieces do you rely on during this seasonal transition?