Hello Fall

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Hello Fall, it’s nice to see you again. As someone who mostly grew up on the West Coast, I still get excited about the definitive shift into autumn. Even though I’ve been out of school for a few years now, fall still feels like a fresh start. For me, one of the best parts of going back to school was picking my first day of school outfit. Of course, you wanted to look great on the first day of school and make a great first impression. I remember wanting to look trendy, but not like I tried too hard, and to still feel comfortable.

One trend that I’ve seen popping up frequently are longline sweaters and coats. I love the cyclical nature of fashion- I remember when these where really popular back in middle school. The duster sweaters in middle school were more ‘grandma chic.’ The current options are sleeker and more modern, which I like.

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I wanted to try out this trend, so I picked up a simple knit version from Asos. I went with one of my favorite colors to wear (black) that way I know it will fit in well with other pieces in my closet. I’m stepping out of my comfort zone a bit with this longer silhouette, but wearing it in black made me feel more confident about my look. Also, when the trend dies down, I feel like it’s something I’ll still want to wear because it’s not too wild.

I was in an experimental mood when I was putting together this outfit, so I decided to tuck up my dress and wear it as a top. This Old Navy dress is one of my favorite purchases from the summer and I’ve gotten a ton of wear out of it. I’m pleased that I’ve found another way to continue to wear it into fall. I finished off the outfit with my trusty Chelsea boots. Altogether, I really like this look and if I were going back to school this fall, this could have been my first day of school outfit!

What do you think of these longline pieces? Would you wear them?

Outfit Details: Vila long line cardi c/o Asos (shop more longline clothing here), Old Navy patterned cocoon v-neck dress, American Eagle black hi-rise jeggings, Topshop chelsea boots, Fossil Erin Satchel, Forever 21 necklace | Lips- NARS Audacious Lipstick in Charlotte | photos- my friend Ben

Low-Key

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The goal of our vacation was to chill and clear our minds for a bit, so I kept my outfits really low-key. Most of what I’m wearing in this picture are pieces that I wore nonstop through the trip. I lived in my cutoffs and the cardigan was necessary for the cooler coast weather. I’m also wearing my MVS (Most Valuable Sandals) of the summer. I purchased these right before I went home and I’m so glad I brought them along. The style is simple, so it pairs well with pretty much everything. On top of that, they’re very comfortable. They were truly tested this summer as I did a lot of walking around, and I even hiked in them during this trip.

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I just had to include this shot of my lovely mom. My siblings and I were snapchatting a lot during the trip, and my parents got a kick out of watching our stories each day. My dad even had us download Snapchat on his phone. I asked him if he planned to start snapping and he said he just might! Haha, I can’t even!

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Outfit Details: SONOMA life + style cardigan (shop the brand), SONOMA life + style top, Gap denim shorts (shop denim shorts), Rose gold square aviator sunglasses c/o Aeropostale, Steve Madden Donddi sandals, Fossil Erin Satchel | Lips- L’Oreal Le Matte Lip Pen in Made for Matte | photo of me- my sister

Denim on Denim

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Thank goodness for cutoffs. Although Saturday was kind of cool and rainy, the heat returned in full force yesterday (and it’s only supposed get warmer this week).

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This swingy denim tee was a recent purchase from Gap and I just love it. You know that comfort is key for me. I love how breezy this top is and it’s nice that it doesn’t cling to the skin on hot, sticky days (ahhh, summertime).

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On the weekends I live in my sneakers and I’m loving my new pair from Converse. Even though they were so popular, I never had a pair of Converse when I was growing up. I wasn’t really much of a sneakers girl at the time. Fast forward a few years: I now own multiple pairs of sneakers, but I was missing classic white sneakers. I like this pair in particular because although they have laces, they’re actually slip-ons!

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My friend was in town for the weekend and I threw on this outfit before heading out to meet her for brunch. We went to The Smith, which I’ve wanted to try, but had never been to before. I faced my typical brunch dilemma (savory or sweet?), but in the end decided I was really craving a burger and fries. We sat in the downstairs area, which had racks of alcohol bottles displayed on the walls.

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Ahhh, another good weekend that came and went in the blink of an eye. Is it Friday yet?

Outfit Details: Gap denim shirt (shop denim shirts), Gap denim shorts (shop denim shorts), H&M sunglasses, Converse sneakers c/o Kicks USA, Fossil Erin Satchel | Lips- Topshop Lips in Screen Siren | photos- my friend Jess

Easy Living

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It feels like I can’t stop talking about the weather, but I want to enjoy it while it’s still nice! The past couple of weekends it’s been warm enough for me to pull out the denim cutoff shorts that I lived in last summer. You know that comfort is key for me and I wanted to create an outfit that would be easy to wear in these warm spring days. I’m really into this pale, soft blue right now, so I love the color of this nail polish, along with the sleeveless button-down. Until I bring my toes out of hibernation and give myself a fresh pedicure, I’ll keep wearing cute and comfy sneakers like the ones above. I don’t know that I’m cool enough to pull off the backpack trend, but I really like the way this sleek white version looks this causal outfit.

Uniqlo linen sleeveless shirt // American Eagle denim midi short // Topshop smart leather backpack // H&M red sunglasses // Forever 21 geo faux stone drop earrings // Aeropostale doodles low-top sneaker // Boots No 7 Moisture Drench Lipstick in Glam // Essie Bikini So Teeny