fall trends with Banana Republic

Monday, August 22, 2016

Happy Monday! 

Here I am again wearing this lace up tank from Nordstrom that I picked up during the NSale (now $34.00) last month. You can see how I styled the tank originally here in this post, but today I have gone for a more layered look. After all, the Fall season is about 3 major things: 1. Pumpkin Spice everything! 2. beautiful colors, and 3. layers, layers, layers!

I am super into cropped pants this seasons as well (like these above!) I feel they give the vision of your legs having a little extra length. They look great with wedges, booties, and if you want to wear taller boots no one will even notice your pants are cropped so you win again! Oh yea, and don't forget flats! Especially with the lace up flats being so popular again this season... I mean, you want to see that tie don't you?

shop this exact look (all items under $100!) below:

casual fall staples
Friday, August 19, 2016

 denim // v-neck c/o Lush // bag // booties // sunglasses c/o Ditto // bracelet c/o Olive + Piper

Happy Friday! I can't believe how fast the summer has flown by, just another week or so left in August then we will be taking on Labor Day weekend! As I start to think of Fall (even if the weather is not cooling yet!) I start adding staples pieces to my wardrobe because after all Fall is all about layers. This grey v-neck from Lush is hands down my favorite tee, so much so that I bought it in 3 different colors.  Wearing it alone with these distressed jeans + booties like I did in todays post OR pairing it with black skinnies, wedges, + a plaid shirt for a totally different look would be just as great!

I can't wait to start showing more Fall inspired looks but don't worry I will still be mixing in those summer favorites because after all Arizona is still hitting 109 degrees daily!  Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, I am super excited to be doing absolutely nothing. Well not nothing, I am working Saturday and some of Sunday but both Stephen and I are going to try and cut our days short so spend some extra family time! Have a wonderful weekend! 

red embroidery
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Happy Wednesday! I apologize I tried to get this post up Monday however life took over + I have been struggling with a sinus headache this week. Having a headache is the worst especially when you are trying to type + stare at your computer screen all. day. long!

Anyways, on to a fashion note, how much do you love this off the shoulder dress? The white, the crochet, the red embroidery.... it all just seems to work perfectly! The top is elastic so you can also tie the top closed as well or leave it open as I did here. As we are all preparing for the fall season (and trust me I am so ready for fall layers!) but there is something about a fun summer dress and just makes me happy. I paired the dress with these taupe wedges $79.95 (fits true to size + super comfortable!) and my favorite go to taupe tote $55 I have had on repeat.  I had been searching for a great nude color bag for a while when I stumbled across this beauty during last months NSale and it has literally been my everyday bag since!

Hope everyone is having a great week, a few more days till the weekend! Shop my exact outfit below:

dress c/o Shein // bag // shoes // lipstick in "brave" //  bracelet 

fall florals
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

dress c/o Kohl's // bag // shoes // bracelet c/o Olive + Piper // lips in "Brave"

How adorable is this dress?! I found it while browsing the Kohl's website and was instantly attracted to the unique of the collar mixed with the floral pattern. The colors in this dress are so perfect for this "awkward" time of year.  I say awkward because I always find August + February as those in-between months where you are sick of summer clothes but it is too hot for fun fall layers as vise versa for winter. However this dress is a GREAT transition piece that I can wear with wedges and as the temperature cools down I will be able to throw on a pair of booties + a jacket with it. 

Hope everyone is having a great week, I have been playing catch up from my visit to Canada last week and trying to lie up loose ends before I head out of town again this weekend. I thought I was going to have a relaxing summer but it seems go go go has been the trend. As much as I love traveling I am looking forward to September when I have a full month home without getting on an airplane! 

shop the details of the outfit below: