Elephant Print Skirt

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I have had my eye on this J.Crew skirt ever since it popped up on their website in late summer and when it finally went on sale I knew I had to snag it. It has been the perfect piece to wear in these early warm days of fall. It makes such a great statement all on its own, so I frequently pair it with a basic black T-shirt and flats. When the weather finally turns cooler I’m planning on wearing it with some red sweaters to bring out that color in the print.

These photos were actually taken by my lovely cousin Hannah on my recent trip to visit her in Minneapolis. You can see more of that trip by checking out my vlog here. We went to Minnehaha Park to take the pictures and it was such a cool place, I would definitely recommend it to anyone traveling to the area!

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Skirt: J.Crew Shirt: GAP Shoes: Tory Burch Bag: Longchamp

Gingham Goodbye

 

fullsizeoutput_2318Gingham has kind of the preppy-yet-trendy runaway hit the summer, and it was a total must-have for me all season long. Since the weather in Northern California is still pretty warm I have been wearing my favorite summer looks one last time as sort of a goodbye gesture.

To me, this look perfectly summed up the summer 2017 trends— gingham, ruffles, off the shoulder tops, and a bright color. I loved pairing the busy pattern of the top with the bright solid skirt. The ruffle wrap in the skirt gave it such a great flare, but it did make me a little nervous when I would wear the skirt on windy days!

 

What have some of your favorite summer looks been?

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Shirt: J.Crew Factory Skirt: J.Crew (Similar) Shoes: Tory Burch (Similar)

Whale of a Good Time

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My brother Thomas recently graduated from college in Upstate New York, and of course this was not an occasion this California girl was going to miss! Tom went to school in Poughkeepsie, and since we had a lot of family traveling for the big event my parents decided to rent a house in nearby Rhinebeck for the occasion. The white shuttered house was so cute and on an amazing property with lush green lawns. It truly had that Northeast charm that I grew familiar with during my childhood summers in Massachusetts. The classic aesthetic inspired me to wear one of my preppiest outfits. I love love love this J.Crew whale sweater that I bought a few seasons ago, but in Northern California it always feels like a bit too much. However, in Upstate NY the preppy look fit right in! I wore it with a fun full yellow skirt for a look that’s perfectly summer.

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Sweater: J.Crew (Similar) Skirt: Anthropologie (Similar) Sandals: Tory Burch Bracelet: Vineyard Vines Purse: Tory Burch (Similar)

Landslide

IMG_5094With the days warming up and summer just around the corner, I find myself abandoning my spring florals and frequently opting for my summer staple—stripes! I love the unusual style of this  black and white striped dress. Placing stripes of differing sizes on the top and bottom of the dress creates a nice take on the traditional striped sundress. Since it’s black and white, I find the dress incredibly easy to change up! I’ve styled it a different way each time I’ve worn it—I’ve dressed it up with pearls and flats, I’ve worn it to school with a cardigan and a statement necklace, I’ve paired it with a clutch and heels for a date—there are endless possibilities! I love to add a bit of summer flair to the dress by throwing on my jean jacket. I think the cropped jacket works perfectly with the structured dress and it adds just a hint of menswear to the look. To keep things fun, I added a simple mint bangle and metallic gold flats.

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Ever Pine

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Just a quick outfit post so I can at least pretend to still call myself a fashion blogger! I know it has been way too long since I’ve posted! In case you haven’t noticed from my blog, there is pretty much nothing I love more than a dress with a cinched waist. The rich green color of this one is perfect for the winter when bright colors aren’t as acceptable. Simple dresses like this are perfectly understated and sophisticated on their own, but also super easy to dress up. I added some sparkle to my outfit through my jewelry and shoes.

photo 7 photo 8 photo 9 Dress: ModCloth Necklace: J.Crew (Similar) Earrings: Juicy Couture Shoes: Tory Burch (Similar)

A big thanks to my friend Amy for helping me with these pictures!

Solstice

IMG_1993Dressing for the colder winter months can be a challenge. Even though I live in California, I get my fair share of colder temperatures and I find it hard to stay warm while not looking bulky or abandoning my favorite skirts and dresses. For this reason, I love tailored, cropped jackets like the one in this post. It is quilted, so super warm and the cinching at the waist keeps me from looking shapeless. The jacket works perfectly over a cozzy sweater paired with a printed skirt and knitted tights! How do you keep warm for winter?

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Jacket: Anthropologie (Similar) Sweater: J. Crew (Similar) Skirt: Free People Shoes: London Sole (Last seen here) Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs Bag: Longchamp

Thanks to by talented friend Alexis for taking these photos! Check out her other work by clicking here.

Lasts

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In the fading days of fall, I have tried to wear my favorite pieces as much as possible. Summer is actually my favorite season for dressing (I love bright colors and nautical stripes!), but fall is a close second. In my fall wardrobe, I find that I have many key pieces that I can really only work into this specific season — burnt orange dresses, brown cords, a well-loved pair of riding boots and this skirt are some favorites. When I saw this skirt online at Anthropologie I instantly fell in love and it has been so fun to wear it. The skirt is incredibly well made and everything from the unique pattern, to the silk lining makes me love it… it’s not only that I adore the look of the skirt, but I also adore the act of wearing it. When I put on this piece it feels incredibly fun and I definitely have treasured the moments spent in this item. Does that sound really crazy, to love a skirt so much? I guess it just proves that I’m a true Fashionista and that putting on one skirt can completely change my outlook. I will undeniably miss having this piece in my clothing rotations until September rolls around again.026-1 150-1 008-1 127-1

Top: J. Crew (Last seen here) Skirt: Anthropologie Shoes: London Sole

Thanks so much to my beautiful and talented friend Connie for taking these blog photos! See her other work on the blog by clicking here!