Fall Watermelon Hues

fullsizeoutput_2520Dressing for fall is such a struggle for Northern Californians! It stays warm here basically until Thanksgiving, so it can be hard to pull out the cords and the thick sweaters!

I have loved this outfit throughout the warm fall because of the beautiful rich color of the green skirt matched with the dusty pink top. The outfit is also perfect for warm weather with the loose flowy skirt!

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Shirt: Madewell Skirt: GAP (sold out online, but here’s a similar one) Shoes: Tory Burch

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)

To the Max

Stevenson Bridge Bow Ho-8I love wearing maxi dresses in the summer. There’s something about wearing such a long dress that just makes me feel in control. When wearing one, you are destined to turn heads and make a statement. I like to wear such long dresses with cropped sweaters or jackets, such as this jean jacket from American Eagle. Keeping your hair up and out of the way is a great option because it’s less fussy and allows the focus to be on your fabulous dress. I find that wedges or cute sandals offer great ways to complete maxi dress outfits. How do you like to wear maxi dresses?

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Photos by Caleb Dorfman Photography

Dress: Gap (Similar) Jacket: American Eagle Necklace: Forever 21 (Similar) Earrings: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Last seen here) Shoes: Kate Spade Bracelet: Jest Jewels (Similar)

XOXO

Lauren

Milly for Banana Republic

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I really love it when Banana Republic has designer collaborations. These are super common for stores like Target, but I find that sometimes the quality for those lines will decline (If you want to see some past posts for Target designer lines click here and here). However, with Banana Republic lines you get the great designer styles and maintain high quality clothing. This line with Milly is absolutely perfect for June! It is full of fun, bright colors which are great for the spring to summer transition. My favorite piece of the line is probably the white t-shirt with pink beading pictured above. It’s so simple, yet the pink beading adds great detail to the tee. To see the whole line click here.

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Photos by: Caleb Dorfman Photography Outfit One: Shirt: Milly for Banana Republic Skirt: Banana Republic Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider (Similar) Bag: Kate Spade (Last seen here) Outfit Two: Shirt: Lilly Pulitzer (Last seen here) Skirt: Milly for Banana Republic Scarf: Milly for Banana Republic (Similar) Shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Similar) Bag: Tory Burch (Last seen here) Nails: Butter London in Trout Pout.

XOXO

Lauren