Cheetah print, leopard print, animal print… I don’t really care what you call it. IT IS IN and I LOVE IT. I know I know, it has been popular and “IN” for a little bit now, BUT I have noticed it more and more and adding it to any outfit is ALWAYS a good idea.
It’s turning chilly and I am ALWAYS freezing. No, I am serious. Even in the summer I find myself feeling chilly. For Fall, that means I turn to the Long pants and top look for most #outfitofthenights these days. This is somewhat of a struggle for me though, because honestly, that can be way boring! That leaves me searching for cute tops and ones that can make the basic jeans look, not look so basic.
The fall vibes are here. No matter what the temps are you can’t ignore that fall feeling and that it is officially October and Halloween is JUST around the corner. Along with all things pumpkin flavor, come the perfect fall looks!
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]
SHOP THESE MAX ROMPER OPTIONS:
Another Maxi Romper – The Nordstrom Sale: Wrap Dress Edition
I am all about FUN tops this Fall Season and I can say this one ranks in the top three of my most fun tops purchased. Now, not to worry, I have prepared myself with the comments that I will receive while wearing this top. I realize it has very puffy sleeves and a ton of ruffles… BUT, guess what, I don’t care. I love it and I think its so fun! Remember, at the end of the day that’s what matters. Find something you love and rock it!
For me, if I am going to toss on a pair of blue jeans to head out for a night, I better make my outfit interesting with some cute shoes or a top. So for this top… give me all the ruffles.
Sizing: I am wearing a small and it would show some of my stomach if I did not pair it with high waisted jeans (I personally think high waisted anything is the way to go with this look but, like I said earlier, make the look your own).
Button Details: It does have some clips on the chest area that allows you to open or close the front based on how much skin you would like to show and what may be appropriate for you!
My Suggestion: Take an iron and press down on the sleeves when you first get it. This will help the ruffles lay better. I also think this look pairs best with you hair up. Allow the shirt to do the talking.
The best part – It is UNDER $30.00!
SHOP THIS LOOK:
Another Fun Top – Green Vest
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!
SHOP THESE OPTIONS:
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.
SHOP THESE PICKS:
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!) |
After a wonderful trip to Montana (dont worry my #Kellydoestheoutdoors blog is coming soon)… and a long 4th of July Weekend, I am back. It’s so important to take some time to chill and remind ourselves to slow down! It takes work for me and lots of reminders to be ok with finding time to relax but now reflecting back on it, it was way for sure needed.
I cant believe the 4th of July is already here. S U M M E R is f l y i n g. What an epic holiday. And for an epic holiday you need an epic outfit, why not? Barbecue, fireworks, friends, family, good vibes, HOT DOGS and… AMERICA! What more could you ask for?!? This calls for a perfect R O M P E R. It’s perfect for all of those things and why not make it a festive one 🙂