I'm still in denial that summer is ending. I don't want to talk about it! I actually do enjoy fall weather, but I just hate knowing it will be followed by months of darkness and cold (I'm not really a winter fan). But the truth is, September is basically here and the early fall fashions are starting to show up in stores and online. So, for this Friday Fix, I'm sharing some of my favorite pieces I've seen lately that will help your wardrobe transition from summer to fall. Happy shopping (and make sure to make the most of these last weeks of summer)!
Eisenhower Slouchy Denim Jacket
I just really love the color of this jacket. It's so perfect for fall! The denim fabric will be the perfect weight for those days when you want to throw on another layer but you don't want to feel too warm. And the color/style kind of reminds me of an elevated version of a Carhartt jacket (which I love!!). I could picture wearing this thrown over a dress with booties for work, or paired with a t-shirt and jeans with sneakers on the weekends. For a similar and more affordable option, click HERE.
Available at Free People, $98
Patch Pocket Pullover Sweater in Walton Stripe
Madewell, you've done it again! This sweater is perfect. The color combination is everything I've ever wanted for fall, and I love the little patch pocket detail on the bottom. I picked this sweater up during a recent Madewell Insiders sale and I am so happy with it. The material is soft but not too heavy, and the fit is flattering. Wear it with a denim skirt for work or with some boyfriend jeans on the weekends.
Available at Madewell, $75
Via Spiga Ureila Mule
I am a big fan of the mule trend that's been happening lately, and this pair from Via Spiga is super chic. Mules are perfect for when it's still too warm for boots, but you're sick of wearing your sandals. And this pair will look just as good with a dress at work as it will with some jeans and a sweater.
Available at DSW, $79.99
Isabella Sinclair Dickens Plaid Dress
One of the easiest ways to transition into fall is to bring some plaid into your wardrobe. I LOVE this dress so much! It can be worn alone or under a denim jacket with sneakers for now, and then layered under a cardigan with some tights and booties when the weather gets chilly. The length is perfect for work, but it's also fun enough to wear to a party. While the price is a bit steep, the dress is so versatile that you'll get your money's worth.
Available at Anthropologie, $168
Who What Wear Seamed Asymmetrical Hem Slip Skirt
I had to throw this skirt in here because it's so fun, and I've seen lots of stylish ladies on Instagram wear it so well. If you have a special event or party coming up this fall, this skirt could be a great thing to wear. Just pair it with a sleek and simple black top/cami and heels. But I've really loved seeing it dressed down, with fun sneakers and a simple tee, for weekends.
Available at Target, $29.99
Button Denim Skirt
Last but not least, a good denim skirt is a timeless piece that is great for moving from summer to fall. You can pair it with t-shirts or tanks for now and then transition to sweaters (like the Madewell one I shared above) when the temperatures start to drop. This one from LOFT is great because it has a lot of fun details, and the length is work appropriate.
Available at LOFT, $59.50
Guys! If you're like me and love Anthropologie but can't afford it at full-price, you have to check out their Summer Tag Sale happening now. You can get up to 50% off some of their cutest summer clothing and home items!! Check out some of my favorite stuff below (click the underlined links to shop). Happy weekend and happy shopping!
Rosalie Hoodie, $39.95
The oversized ties on this hoodie make it extra special, and the reviews say that the fabric is so soft it feels like velvet. Sign me up!! I think this hoodie would look super cute layered under a denim jacket or bomber and paired with leggings and cute sneakers. It would also be great for travel! I like this black color but it also comes in a super pretty light pink.
Denim Baseball Cap, $19.95
A baseball cap is a timeless accessory that looks cute and sporty while also keeping the sun off your face or hiding a bad hair day. I love this denim style because it's simple, classic and could pair with almost any casual outfit. You could wear it into the fall too! It's perfect to throw on while running morning errands, at an outdoor sporting event, or out for an afternoon at the bar with friends.
Penny Midi Dress, $89.95
This dress is easy, breezy - perfect for a hot summer day or to throw on after the beach. It comes in a bunch of gorgeous colors and I love that it comes with a removable halter strap so you can change up the way you wear it. It's simple, classic and sexy and could be worn casually during daytime or dressed up for evening. It's the perfect multi-use travel dress! Just make sure you order the correct size - there is nothing more distracting than seeing someone constantly tugging and adjusting their strapless dress.
Sisters Gulassa Floral Pot, $14.95
This pot comes in a few different sizes and patterns but this is my favorite! I love the graphic black and white mixed with the bright pops of floral. It would be adorable on a patio or windowsill with a nice little succulent or fern in it, or even used as decoration on a shelf.
Rousseau Cropped Wide Legs, $69.95
I have outfit envy every time I see someone rocking some flowy, breezy printed pants. They always look effortlessly cool and comfortable. This pair is super fun because of the tropical pattern and bright colors. I love how they look on the model paired with sporty sneakers, but I also think they would look adorable with a simple white tee knotted at the waist and some Birkenstocks or slide sandals. I'm debating if I should order these or not, but I love them so much!!
Ruffled Utility Jacket, $99.95
A great utility jacket is a wardrobe staple and this one is extra special thanks to the cute ruffled details. You will wear this all the time!! Fall or spring! And there are so many different things you could pair it with. Wear it over a t-shirt dress in spring to add dimension and interest or pair it with a sweater and blanket scarf in fall.
Gena Mug, $7.95
I love the idea of having a bunch of fun mismatched coffee mugs for you and your guests to choose from in your kitchen, and I've started a little collection. Anthropologie always has the cutest options! I especially love this blue mug because it reminds me of the classic NYC "greek" style paper cup they give you at coffee carts. So fun!
I realized I haven't done a Friday Fix post in a while, so here it is! We are heading into the heart of wedding season, so I'm sharing some of my favorite wedding guest dresses for the summer months. Happy weekend and happy shopping! XOXO! PS - click the underlined links to shop each dress.
Tie Neck Halter Dress from Topshop
This dress is so fun! I love how the high neck contrasts with the sexy leg slit and open back. And the pattern is unique and cool! It almost looks vintage. I would pair this with a strappy silver metallic shoe and a simple clutch. The price is $90, making it a slightly more affordable option!
Heartloom Maxi Dress from Nordstrom
This dress is feminine and romantic, perfect for an outdoor wedding. The red color will make you stand out, while the silhouette is simple and girlie. This dress could even be re-worn for other more casual occasions too - just switch to flat shoes or white sneakers and add a denim jacket. It makes up for its $130 price tag with its versatility!
Juniper Wrap Jumpsuit from Anthropologie
Stand out from the crowd by wearing a fun and flowy jumpsuit instead of a dress! I love the fit of this one from Anthropologie. It's low-cut, but not too low-cut, and the belt at the waist makes it super flattering on thin or curvy figures. Plus, because it's a simple solid color, you can make it your own with fun accessories! And like the dress before this one, although its $148, you could definitely wear this for other occasions.
Botanic Wrap Dress from Anthropologie
This dress is the most expensive of the group, but I loved it so much I had to include it. It has so many gorgeous details, from the embroidery at the bust to the belted waist and ruffled bottom. With the shorter length, it could also be worn for other daytime parties and events too! So cute!
Happy Friday/Groundhog Day! Since the groundhog saw his shadow (boo!!).... does anyone else get the mid-winter blah's?! I don't know about you but around this time each year my skin is dry and pale, my hair is dark and limp, and I start to miss my summertime glow. Sooo, for today's Friday Fix I'm sharing some of the natural beauty products I'm loving right now. They've been saving my skin and hair and keeping me feeling pampered this winter! Enjoy the weekend and take care of yourselves! Xoxo
SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Body Wash
I love this body wash! It's made of natural ingredients and feels so soft on my skin. Plus I love the subtle scent. It has shea butter, which softens the skin, frankincense and myrrh extract, which just sounds cool but also is anti-inflammatory and heals skin, and coconut oil, which is firming. Since I've started using this body wash my skin has felt a lot less dried out. BONUS: it's on sale right now at Target. Wahoo!
Available at Target, $8.10 SALE
Burt's Bees Micellar Water
For the longest time, I've been using those Neutrogena face wipes to remove my makeup at the end of the day. But over the summer my mom introduced me to micellar water and it was amazing!! It took my makeup off so smoothly - no tugging required, like with the wipes. But I was hesitant to use it because I wasn't sure of the ingredients. That's why I was so excited when Burt's Bees released this new Micellar Water. Its ingredients are 99.5% natural, which makes me feel good, and it works so well! I love it! PS - if you like to use wipes, they also have a Burt's Bees Micellar Cleansing Towelettes.
Available at Target, $11.99
Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Moisture and Shine Leave-In Conditioner
When you have a long, wavy mane like I do, you need A LOT of conditioner. This leave-in spray smells amazinggggg and I use it right after I get out of the shower, before I comb out my hair. It doesn't weigh my hair down but makes it a little easier to get the comb through all my tangles. And it has natural ingredients - no parabens or artificial colors. I really can't emphasize enough how yummy it smells!
Available at Target, $9.39
Maui Moisture Nourish & Moisture + Coconut Milk Shampoo for Dry Hair
My hair gets dry and staticky during the winter and I hate it. But this shampoo has helped to make my hair a lot more manageable. It smells great, feels good, and does the job! Plus it's made of yummy natural ingredients I can actually pronounce like coconut milk, guava oil and mango butter. BONUS - it's vegan and paraben-free.
Available at Target, $8.19
Kristin Ess Soft Shine Beach Wave Spray
This spray smells really good and doesn't feel crunchy or dry out my hair like a lot of other beach wave sprays. It goes on super soft and provides a little boost of shine to my waves. It's meant to be used after you air dry or curl your hair (not before you dry like many other wave sprays). It's a nice change from the traditional salty beach wave sprays I've tried - just what my dry winter hair needs.
Available at Target, $14
SheaMoisture Dragons Blood & Coffee Cherry Rebound & Revive Body Lotion
This body lotion has a soft, subtle scent that I love and it softens my skin without feeling greasy or taking forever to sink in. I also love that it has a spray nozzle at the top - it makes it so much easier to apply after my shower. Plus it's sulfate and paraben free!! Can't get enough of this stuff.
Available at Ulta, $10.99
Does anyone else have a mound of sweaters piled on the floor in their bedroom? I can’t be the only one! ;) They’re too heavy or fragile to put on hangers and too bulky to fit in my dresser drawers, so they end up wrinkled and balled up on the floor. One of my goals this January is to get my closet a little more organized. I want it to be easy to find what I need and to put back items when I’m done with them, so I’m working on getting things folded and neatly stored with a new shelf from Target! I think getting organized is a great way to start the new year – so for today’s Friday Fix, I’m sharing my favorite home/office storage and organization items I’ve seen online. Enjoy and happy organizing!
Wallies Removable Chalkboard Panels
I love these!! They can stick anywhere (without damaging walls) and would look adorable over a desk, next to an entryway, or in a kitchen. Plus it comes with chalk so you're ready to go! A cute way to have your weekly schedule or important reminders right where everyone can see it.
Available at Paper Source, $19.95 each
RÅSKOG Utility Cart
I love the look of utility carts, and they can be used for so many different things! This one from IKEA is super cute - it could be used as kitchen storage, a bedside table, craft supply storage, or even toy/book storage in a kid's room. Affordable and stylish!
Available at Ikea, $24.99
Ashland Large Metal Wire Basket
I love baskets like this because they look cute but it's easy to see what is inside them. I think these would look adorable stacked on a living room shelf and full of blankets, magazines, books, and movies. They would also be great in a closet to store hats, gloves, tights, socks, and scarves. Plus they're on sale right now!!
Available at Michaels, $17.49 SALE
Jute Laundry Basket
Since my hamper is visible in our bedroom, I recently upgraded it to a nicer style (I was still using my white mesh collapsible hamper from my college dorm days... yikes!). It just makes me feel better looking at it! I LOVE this style from H&M's home collection. It is roomy, but not too roomy (which encourages you to do laundry more often) and will look great in any room. It would also be nice in a bathroom for towels, etc.
Available at H&M, $34.99
Hearth & Hand Document Box with Faux Leather
I love getting rid of clutter, especially old mail, papers, bills, and other (boring) stuff like that. Unfortunately, as I've come to learn, adults have to hang onto some documents "just in case." This little box is a chic way to store all of that paperwork so that it's there when you need it, without cluttering up your space.
Available at Target, $17.99
Happy Friday, friends! I've been a little MIA recently thanks to a crazy sickness that knocked me down for over a week. It's reminded me to give myself permission more often to slow down, relax and take care of myself. But I'm back! And today I'm sharing with you my fall shoe essentials. Happy online shopping! Xoxo
dv Roselyn Suede High Top Sneakers
These shoes from Target are the one new pair I've added to my wardrobe this fall. They are comfy, great for commuting, and look a little dressier than your average slide on sneaker. They look cute with skirts and jeans or with leggings or sweatpants on the weekends.
Available at Target, $34.99
Lauren Ralph Lauren Makalia Bootie
I have a pair of boots similar to these and I wear them all the time! They are perfect for weekends - I love to wear them with leggings and wool socks. They're also super comfortable to walk in. These boots are classic and will last for years and years.
Available at DSW, $89.99
Ilse Jacobsen Rub 2
These are the best winter boots ever!! They are pricey, but they are made of real, natural rubber and are super durable. Plus they look really cute so you'll actually look forward to wearing them. I've had trouble in the past with rubber boots cracking or leaking but I've had these for years and they always keep my feet dry and still look like new. If you like the look but not the price, click here for a more affordable version from Target.
Available at Zappos.com, $169
Franco Sarto Atlas Bootie
A pair of black heeled booties are definitely a fall essential. These shoes are perfect for work and for going out on weekends. They can be dressed up with a skirt and tights or dressed down with jeans and a sweater.
Available at DSW, $89.99
Merona Nona Jogger Hiking Boots
These stylish, modern hiking boots from Target are so cute! I could picture wearing them on weekends with leggings, tall socks and an oversized sweater. They are sporty and cute and look really comfy!
Available at Target, $37.99
My name is Abby Formella and I'm a 26 year-old working girl living in the lovely borough of Brooklyn, New York.