As fall is approaching and the school year has begun, I have been keeping my eye out for transitional pieces. Although these darling pink striped shorts with side zippers are a typical summer item, they can easily be worn into fall simply by making a few adjustments! To make these shorts work for fall all I did was add a long sleeve crop sweater from American Apparel. The long sleeves and color make it perfect for fall, while the crop look is still a little bit summery. I accessorized by adding a Henri Bendel long necklace with a light pink pig charm. The necklace works with my color scheme and adds a little bit of fun to the outfit. I paired it with a black Hermes bracelet consisting of gold accents. For my bag, I carried a black Kieselstein Cord purse with gold hardware. The closure has an alligator detail. It is a very classic bag which also assists creating a look that is more geared towards the fall. For shoes I wore my Ferragamo open-toed pumps, which are also black with gold accents. These shoes are an awesome transitional shoe because black can be worn at any time of year, but the open toe is also a summer essential. I put a simple black headband in to complete the look and I was ready to go out for the day!
I just love to find a perfect outfit! One that needs little accessorizing, is comfortable, looks great (stating the obvious) and can take you to a variety of places. A surprise or unique detail in that outfit is a terrific bonus. This romper by Ark and Co. has all that. It is so easy to wear, the sleeves make it perfect to wear day in to a cooler evening and it is a flattering cut. The bonus detail to this outfit is the heavily embroidered bouquet of flowers that cascades from each shoulder. This is such a great thought that makes this so different from a simple solid black romper. The embroidery itself is enough accessorizing if you just need to pull it on and go. It is not so over powering though, so if you are feeling like throwing on a long necklace or a few bracelets, you will still look great and it will not be too much. I added Again with this piece, I had my choice of shoe style depending on where I was going. I wore a simple pair of Ferragamo sandals. I also carried a House of Harlow bag. It is big enough to fit a phone and lip gloss and a few other necessities. It isis the perfect size! What girl wouldn’t love an outfit that comes with not one, but two bouquets of flowers!!!!
Romper: Ark & Co| Shoes: Ferragamo | Purse: House of Harlow
What is the one accessory no one should leave home without? While it will be noticed and appreciated by those around you, and will even be associated with you by many, this accessory will never be seen by any. Those close to you will most definitely be aware you’ve left home without it. What is this invisible must have accessory that flawlessly coordinates with no matter what you are wearing? A signature fragrance is that one accessory everyone should own. It may be a process, and take time to find the perfect one that suits you, but it is well worth the effort! Finding that perfect fragrance is a bit like finding love, you find it when and where you least expect it. Take it slow, but be persistent in your mission. Begin by asking store for samples at your favorite department stores and try a new one each day. When you find one you like, wear it for several consecutive days to see if it really suits you. When you think you feel like you have the one for you, then purchase a small bottle. You will most likely desire a light scent and the choices are infinite.
The scents can be Earthy, Floral, Fruity, even Floral Fruity! While creating fragrances is very scientific, the selection process is very personal and works on a trial and error premise. Be open-minded, patient, and have fun! It will be well worth it when spritzing yourself as you finish “getting ready”. It just makes you feel good. Here are a few of my favorites!