Goodbye Summer!

Happy Labor Day to all my fellow Americans! I hope you are enjoying this last summer hurrah. While summer doesn’t officially end for a few weeks yet, I always feel like Labor Day unofficially ushers fall in. This summer was unseasonably cool here in Michigan, but I still had a good one. We had some fun adventures, a wedding, a great trip to Cape Cod and more than our fair share of ice cream. I’m going to miss hearing the frogs at night and riding around in a topless Jeep, but I’m kind of excited to wear boots again.

What?

I love boots.

Below is a round up of my favorite outfits from this past summer.  (Click on the link below each photo to see the original post .) Which one is your favorite?

J. Crew Eyelet Dress - Nude Zara Heeled Sandals 3J. Crew Eyelet Dress & Denim Jacket

Black Dress - Turqouise Jewelry - Zara Sandals 4Black Dress & Turquoise Jewelry

J. Crew Striped Dress - Denim Jacket - Maroon Vans 1Striped Dress & Denim Jacket

J. Crew Chambray Shirt - White Jeans - Born Maldives Sandal 1Chambray Shirt & White Denim

Zara Black Polo - Red Trousers - Black Fringe Sandals 1Black Knit Polo & Red Trousers

Black Bellatrix Top - Zara Black Trousers - Sam Edleman Trina 5Black & Gold

J. Crew Striped Shirt - Bermudas - Vans 6Stripes & Bermudas

Thanks so much for stopping by and stay classy, peeps!

Gray Maxi Dress | Black Cardigan

I usually try to have a post up on in the wee hours of the morning every Monday and Wednesday, but my master plan was thwarted last night when a big storm blew through and knocked out my power. Dang it. I ended up going to bed at 8:30 pm because it was dark and I was bored. I didn’t even have a book to read (by candlelight). Note to self: Go to library and get a fresh pile of books.

So…  Transitions…  They are hard for me. I’m talking about seasonal transitions, not segues. Not that I’m particularly good at segues either. I’m very left field. Do you like cupcakes?

Seasonal transitions… Hard…

It’s still warm, yet I can no longer bring myself to wear bright clothes. I want to move right into fall clothes, but that would make me hot and sweaty. So, I’ve found myself wearing darker colors in the meantime during this transitional period.

Gap Gray Maxi Dress - Black Cardigan - Zara Sandals 1Gap Gray Maxi Dress - Black Cardigan - Zara Sandals 3Gap Gray Maxi Dress - Black Cardigan - Zara Sandals 6Gap Gray Maxi Dress - Black Cardigan - Zara Sandals 5Gap Gray Maxi Dress - Black Cardigan - Zara Sandals 2Gap Gray Maxi Dress - Black Cardigan - Zara Sandals 7

Wearing: Maxi Dress – Gap (old), Cardigan – T.J. Maxx (old), Bag – Coach, Sandals – Zara.

 

My husband called while we were taking pictures and my son kept shooting.  I thought that was funny. Action photography people…  Real life…

 

Thank you so much for stopping by and stay classy!

 

Linking up with: What I Wore.

Black Flowy Top | Cropped Denim

Sometimes I break out of my mold and wear things that are really different from my “normal” style. Not often. But sometimes. I am a creature of habit and tend to stick with the silhouettes that I know work well with my curvy body type. Every once in a while though, I veer off course and shake things up.  I found this top while perusing the racks at Nordstrom Rack and decided to try it on. I figured, what the hell… Why not try it on?

So, I did.

And then I liked it.

It’s flowy and swooshy and swoopy and twirly. I even like the mullet shape, which is SO not me. NOT. AT. ALL. It makes me feel like an artiste. (Pronounced ahr-teeeeeest.)

So, are you guys trying anything new and out of your norm lately?

Black Sleeveless Tunic - Skinny Jeans - Zara Sandals 4 Black Sleeveless Tunic - Skinny Jeans - Zara Sandals 2 Black Sleeveless Tunic - Skinny Jeans - Zara Sandals 1Black Sleeveless Tunic - Skinny Jeans - Zara Sandals 3

Wearing: Top – Nordstrom Rack, Denim – J. Crew Factory, Shoes – Zara, Bag – Coach, Bracelet – J. Crew Factory, Necklace – Forever 21, Lips – M.A.C. (Viva Glam – Rhianna).

Thanks so much for stopping by and stay classy!

 

 

Linking up with Style Sessions, What I Wore.

Denim Shirtdress

Happy Wednesday friends! I’m trying to enjoy these last remaining days of summer here in Michigan. Luckily it IS still summer and we have at least 6-8 solid weeks of warm weather remaining that we can count on. Probably. Most likely. No complaints on that front. So, while it is still warm, I’ll gallivant around bare legged. Footloose and fancy free…

I picked up this dress this past spring knowing that it would be a wardrobe workhorse for years to come. It will easily carry over into fall with a scarf and boots, then on into winter with a cardigan or blazer over top. Be prepared to see this one again and again. Heck, you’ve already seen it here in a less casual look.

J. Crew Denim Shirtdress - Maroon Vans 5 J. Crew Denim Shirtdress - Maroon Vans 4 J. Crew Denim Shirtdress - Maroon Vans 3 J. Crew Denim Shirtdress - Maroon Vans 6 J. Crew Denim Shirtdress - Maroon Vans 2 J. Crew Denim Shirtdress - Maroon Vans 1

Wearing: Dress – J. Crew Factory, Bag – Coach (ancient), Necklace – Forever 21, Bracelet – J. Crew Factory, Kicks – Vans, Lips – M.A.C. (Viva Glam – Rhianna).

In other news, I took my blonde tresses down a few notches for autumn. What do you think?

 

Thanks so much for stopping by my peeps and stay classy!

 

Linking up with: What I Wore, Visible Monday

Black & Gold

I used to wear black all the time. No, like ALL the time. I’ve gotten away from wearing it as much in recent years, but lately her siren song has been calling me back. Everything I am drawn to is black. I tried on some clothes twice this past week and realized that every item I took in to the dressing room was black. Every item! Glorious, glorious, glorious black. It must be my inner New Waver trying to get out.

Must… Hear… The Cure…

And The Smiths.

Oh, and Depeche Mode too. Black Celebration, am I right?

I picked up this blouse at Nordstrom Rack for a wee pittance. I love the way it flows. I also really like the cutout back and the bum covering tail. It’s a winner.

Black Bellatrix Top - Zara Black Trousers - Sam Edleman Trina 5 Black Bellatrix Top - Zara Black Trousers - Sam Edleman Trina 1

Black Bellatrix Top - Zara Black Trousers - Sam Edleman Trina 2 Black Bellatrix Top - Zara Black Trousers - Sam Edleman Trina 3 Black Bellatrix Top - Zara Black Trousers - Sam Edleman Trina 7Black Bellatrix Top - Zara Black Trousers - Sam Edleman Trina 8Black Bellatrix Top - Zara Black Trousers - Sam Edleman Trina 4

Wearing: Top – Nordstrom Rack, Pants - Zara, Sandals – Sam Edelman, Bag – Coach, Necklace – J. Crew, Bracelet – Vintage, Lips – M.A.C. (Viva Glam Rhianna).

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day my friends!

Linking up with: Style Sessions, Manic Monday (here and here) and What I Wore, Visible Monday