I've sung my praises about my love for basic pieces that have a unique twist, that can transform the overall tone of a look. So when Simon Malls presented me with the opportunity to create an outfit featuring such pieces, by shopping at The Shops at Nanuet, NY, I was pretty excited! I had been wanting needing a...
I hope you all had a great weekend! I'm just getting over a cold, which is a rare occurrence. I very rarely catch a cold, so this took me off guard. Of course Aviah has it, too, so we tried to rest as much as possible since Friday. Oh, and I have to start off letting you all know that she walked for the first time yesterday! She had been taking a step or two for the past couple of months and then she'd go right back to crawling and was cruising, so we knew it was coming any day now, but a week before my birthday?! I couldn't have asked for a better gift, honestly!
With the athleisure and sporty-chic trend still going strong, I thought it would be a great idea to showcase how you can easily dress up a plain, simple sweatshirt. I believe the reason why athleisure is so well loved is because it's essentially a lifestyle. It's comfort, while looking put together, working with pieces that can be easily mixed and matched and worn in different scenarios.
Though 80s and 90s styles are trending heavily this season, I still embrace my deep love for the 70s. It's the era I feel most inspired by, which I've stated many times. The use of colors and the overall carefree attitude that's often reflected in the clothing, has always appealed to me. Don't get me wrong, I do love some elements of the 80s, mainly the oversized knits and bold colors. The 90s is the era in which I grew up, so it will forever be special to me.
Over the weekend, the temps dipped a bit and I have to say, I actually didn't mind it because it allowed for me to break out these plaid midi boots I purchased during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that I love so much! Though they weren't actually apart of the sale, I just couldn't pass on them. I fell in love with the color combination in the plaid and well, how they strongly resembled the iconic Burberry plaid.
I have very few midi boots in my collection because I tend to be picky about the details, since they do end at an awkward part of the leg, which brings me to the topic of today's post...
Though we're in the midst of an intense heat wave here on the east coast, we're just a couple of weeks shy of the official start to fall. I actually did some shopping the other day at Homegoods to add to our fall decor, which I'll begin putting up at the start of October. I must admit, I was a bit excited! I've already set my closet in order with all of my beloved favorites, which I'm sharing in today's post, specifically accessories.
About a month ago, when I was prepping for the Nordstrom Sale, I began noticing that items that came in green were selling out faster than the other colors, which led me to discern that green will be one of the it colors of the season. I noticed this with other retailers too, so it's a color that many seem to be gravitating towards this year. I've also noticed that there isn't one particular shade that's trending, though rich, saturated greens seem to be taking the lead.
First off, I know I mentioned in last week's post that I'd have another post to share that Wednesday, but didn't. The reason was because the photos didn't come out too good for both Wednesday and Friday. I just wanted to address that :)
Since today is the unofficial end to summer, I feel it's now suitable to discuss fall fashion more in depth. I briefly talked about it when sharing my seasonal essentials during the Nordstrom Sale, but in this post, we'll be discussing styling specifically.
I hope you all had a great weekend. On Saturday, I brought Aviah to a museum for kids and she had such a fun time! She loves being around other kids, so I always try to bring her places that have a lot of kid and baby action. On Sunday, we went to the beach and though we had a great time, we could definitely feel that fall is on the horizon. It's starting to get a bit more cooler and I have mixed feelings about it.
We're more than half way into summer, yet August is known for being the hottest month of the season, which means dressing comfortable is very much necessary to get through the day. Whether you're getting up and ready for your 9-5 or jetting off to your final destination for the summer, there's one fabric that should find its way into your wardrobe if it hasn't already, linen.