Well, I am late for almost everything. ANNNNNNDDDD I am just going to go ahead with the theory I heard the other day… people that run late seem to live a happier life, I guess they are less stressed?!? 🙂 But seriously, in all honesty there is no other excuse for this other then… well, I’m late. But, if you would please join me in wishing a big fat HAPPY BIRTHDAY to KELLYSKLOSET!
Ok Ladies, this bodysuit is E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G. I will admit that when I ordered it I was unsure with what the quality would be. But I was pleasantly surprised and it became a quick favorite.
I think bodysuit season is a year round thing and this one in particular is perfect for any time and all the time and heres why…
- It is so easy to dress up or dress down.
- Its easy to put a cute outfit together starting with the jumpsuit and changing up what you pair the bodysuit with. Sharing those details below!
Suede screams fall and again it’s another perfect transitional piece that adds great texture to any outfit. I prefer to keep the rest of the look simple and let the skirt speak for itself. In these three looks I pair all styles with the same top and same pair of shoes and you can see how each look gives a slightly different look by just changing the style of the suede skit.
The best part about this look is when temps get a little cooler just add a leather jacket and some over the knee boots and you are good to go!
THE PARTY SKIRT
Pair your black tank top and fun heels with a skirt that has extra flare and adds a little extra spice to the outfit.
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THE BASIC FALL SKIRT
You see this skirt sold everywhere and the reason that is, is because YOU NEED IT IN YOUR CLOSET!!! It is a BASIC for your wardrobe this time of year. It checks off all the needs for any and all skirts. High waisted, not to tight, flares at all the right places, trust me here!
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MELLOW YELLOW SKIRT
If you are like me, almost all things in your closet turn a little darker shade when it comes to colder months. I seem to buy everything in black. I cant say I will stop but here is a perfect way to add a pop of color to your look through the fall months. You are still sticking to that fall color palette but you add just a touch of a color in a simple way.
LACE IN THIS TANK AND WHAT IT ADDS TO THE LOOK) | SHOES |
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Not into Suede? Check out my post about Leather – Leather Skirts – Options
This time of year is tough. The calander tells us it is fall… but in Baltimore it is still in the high 80’s. Even if you live some place that does not have these higher temperatures, it is still is that time of year that screams TRANSITION. So, as I shop… [ because, well that is what I love to do ] … I try to keep that word at the front of my brain. TRANSITION PIECES ONLY.
So, when I initially found this cute “thing” I am pictured in, it seemed like it was just as confused as to what it was made for as I was when I looked at it. Summer or fall? Making it one of the many, perfect transition pieces. This half romper, half maxi dress seems to be all the rage and one that you can find a use for in both the summer and fall which makes me ALL IN!
Things to keep in mind:
- Add a jean jacket. Thats always my motto these days but when temps. drop it makes everything transition perfectly.
- Wear this with booties or wedges to match the look you are going for.
SOME THAT COULD WORK THAT I FOUND
- Lastly, whichever look you go for, keep in mind a more neutral pallet is best. Bright colors scream summer so when you stay more neutral its easier to transition.
Below are a few I found that will also be added to my closet!
AMAZON : Off the Shoulder Floral Maxi Romper Dress [Very Similar to the one I am pictured in – UNDER $35.00]
NY & COMPANY: Border Print Maxi Romper [ UNDER $20.00 and I love this color pallet! ]
FOREVER 21: Surplice Maxi Skort Romper [This green color is my all time favorite]
SHEIN: Plunging Maxi Romper [A brighter color pallet, but the long sleeves makes it a pass for Fall]
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Another Maxi Romper – The Nordstrom Sale: Wrap Dress Edition
Summer is coming to an end. No, that does not mean it will get any cooler here in Baltimore … <we carry this heat with us through fall>… but all the SUMMER sales are happening and Fall Fashion is quickly approaching. So, for me that alerts me to only buy into clothing that will work great as transitional pieces. Well, in my opinion jean shorts are perfect for spring, summer and fall and I consider them a staple almost all year round and one thing you can never have enough of. I got you!
There is nothing better then a good comfortable jumpsuit.
I will give you a little secret too. Any jumpsuit with the word Palazzo attached to it will guarantee comfort. This wide leg, flattering style is by far one of my favorites. In other words, it’s super comfortable and so easy to wear.
Certainly, I hope you are squeezing in one more little vacation or weekend getaway in before summer comes to a close. As a result, I will do the packing with these perfect Palazzo looks that are all under $40.00.
A few options –
Strapless Striped Satin Palazzo Jumpsuit: $15.92 These colors scream summer and with the elastic strapless style and wide leg palazzo pant, comfort is never an issue. Pair this one with a straw bag and some cute flip flops and take this look from day to night on any island (and if you can’t get to an island just put it on and pretend).
Crinkled Palazzo Jumpsuit: $38.00 This easy going jumpsuit can take you right from the airplane to a lunch date, beach side. First, it has POCKETS, and also comes in a sage color if the mustard yellow is not your color. This one keeps things easy breezy!
Printed Cami Palazzo Jumpsuit: $25.99 This is the perfect jumpsuit for a weekend getaway where there is sand and water! The shorten Palazzo style is perfect for warmer temps. Pair it with heels or flats. With that price you can afford to buy two with the many colors and patterns it comes in.
Bow Front Palazzo Pants: $38.00 If you are not into jumpsuits or feel they are just not your style I have picked some adorable Palazzo Pants that you can just as easily pair with a a simple bodysuit, like this. I love the detail of the bow on these pants and the wide leg pairs perfectly with tighter fitting top. Such a flattering look on all body types!
Two Piece, Tie Front Palazzo Set: $32.99 I recently ordered this and I LOVE IT. That is to say, I know it’s technically not a “jumpsuit.” But, I am loving the two piece sets with the Palazzo Pants. In short, they pair perfectly with the tie front and there are many different colors and patterns to pick from so, find your match!
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It’s a tradition.
Yes, the beach is a tradition in my family and BEACH WEEK is finally here. Every year, this time of year, my family’s annual Werle Beach Trip takes place. Now, if you have not already guessed, I love the beach, the hot sun, the pool, and thus I love summer. I love it all and it would just not be the summer if we did not have a full week “down the ocean” in August!
Summer Style is a real thing and there is nothing that screams this look more then a pair of light weight, high waisted WHITE shorts. I will admit I did not need these when I saw them at the Nordstrom sale… but with this price and this style I could not pass them up (You got me Nordstrom)! If white is not your thing, thats ok, they also come in tan and black which are both just as timeless.
In honor of all the talk about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale I decided I would acknowledge it. Acknowledge it in a bit of a different way… because honestly, lord knows I cannot purchase much more for the summer. Simply because I am running out of room in my closet!
So, I decided to, once again, go shopping in my closet for one of my all time favorite dresses that I actually purchased during LAST years Anniversary Sale! I did the research and tried to see if they had it available this year and that was a big fat NO. BUT, they had a ton of very similar styles and ones that I think, personally, are even better then the one I have on (but, don’t worry, I am using my self control to not purchase).
With all of that said, I put together a shopping list of some ADORABLE wrap dresses from Nordstrom. The best part, they are all on MAJOR SALE. Not to mention this trend looks good on everyone aaaannnnddd I am hesitate to call it a trend because I think its a classic look.
Happy Nordstrom Shopping 🙂
Billabong Wrap Dress: I love color in the summer and this dress screams, ‘lets go to the beach’. It’s perfect for a friday night happy hour in the city or a beach cookout. UNDER $40.00!
A bit more conservative Wrap Dress: To start, it’s 40% off and be sure to size one size down because it does run a little big. This one hits the top of your knee so you can get away with styling it in a more business casual look. Personally, I love all the color options and designs that it comes in.
Island Wrap mini denim dress: Also, very similar to the style I am wearing. I love denim in the summer! It’s another one that is under $40.00 I at that price this one will go quickly!
Peppermint Striped Wrap Dress: OBSESSED. The stripes, the bow, the entire thing. I love it all + its UNDER $50.00!
A more formal Wrap Dress: One you can get away with for a wedding or a nicer event. The light blue coloring is perfect for the summer temps and the spaghetti straps allows this look to feel light and breezy.
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OUTFIT DETAILS: WRAP DRESS (THIS ONE IS FROM LAST YEARS SALE, BUT HERE IS ANOTHER VERY SIMILAR!) | CLUTCH | SHOES (AGAIN, A PAIR FROM LAST YEAR’S SALE, BUT HERE IS ANOTHER PAIR THAT IS SIMILAR, ON SALE!) |
This blog post came to me pretty quickly. As I write these post I learn from them, but I also have to constantly remind myself to write about things I look for and want to read about in my own time. For instance, I love seeing how other people style different things. Style is a unique thing and I love how you can start with one basic piece of clothing and style it so many different ways just by changing the smallest things. For instance, this mid length black dress. Simple. Everyone seems to have something like this in their closet. And the best part is it is so easy to wear during these hot summer days.