I am so glad I bought this dress. This has been my go to dress for casual lunches to dinner dates. It's such a versatile dress and has a mix of Spring, Summer, and Fall colors. Just a great piece all the way around.
To transition this dress into the Fall season I decided to pair it with a denim button up and to dress it up for dinner I wore heels of and chandelier earrings.
For an even dressier look you can pair this with a black blazer.
For a more casual look pair it with an oversized sweater and flats.
The possibilities are endless.
I tied this top two ways. High and low. I liked the higher look because that is where the natural waist sits on this dress. But as you can see, if you don't like the high waisted look, you can also tie it lower.
One other style tip. Use the belt as a bracelet. Since I decided to layer this dress with a button up, no belt needed. So why not splash it around elsewhere. You can also to tie it around the handle of your purse or wear it as a neckerchief.
Don't be afraid to venture out this season and turn your summer pink into a hot fall item. As long as you pair it with a fall staple you'll be golden.
YUMI KIM is one of my favorite designers. All of her clothing is made of 100% silk and it feels just like it sounds - like silk, pure silk. When I put on anything YUMI KIM, I am in love and her dresses fit perfectly! Do you remember this dress, yep, YUMI KIM. And she is having a MAJOR warehouse sale where all tops and bottoms are $50 and all dresses and rompers are $75. Worth every penny.
This top is from Rent the Runway, but I linked several other items in this Bora Bora yellow top. Browse her sale, it's worth at least taking a peek.
Midi skirts are in - pair it with a plain camisole/tee shirt and ankle boots for the fall. Golden.
You all know I am always up for incredible deals. My mom always told me 50% off (great) 60% off (even better) and 75% off - you better rack it up. Gabe's is very similar to a Marshall's and the premier spot to find incredible deals on Nike's.
Gabe's invited me to check out their Brandtastic section. Which means they are now carrying lots of new brands like BCBG, Vince Camuto, and Michael Kors! Most clothing items were anywhere from $6-$45 and I couldn't believe how deeply discounted these items were.
They get new shipments in on Friday evenings, so I would go on a Saturday morning. When I went there, their shoe selection was on point. So if you are looking to do a shoe haul - the 30 minute drive to get there is well worth it. Here are just a few of the gems I found at Gabe's and my casual and career styling tips for this upcoming fall.
Top $12.00, Bag $7 (clearance and genuine leather), Shoes $24.99 (French Connection)
For a casual put together look, ruffle button up shirts + high waisted jeans are always a win. For a more professional look, pair it with flats or these tan tassel loafers. Your handbag does not have to match your shoes as long as you keep it in the neutral family.
For a career inspired look, pair any long bell sleeve top with high waisted trousers. if you aren't into high waist pants, try a mid rise and leave the top untucked. Just because it's a career look, doesn't mean you have to wear closed toed heels. For an edgier look - pair this outfit with lace up stilettos (scroll down to see).
Bell Sleeve Top ($12.99), Purse ($29.99 - Tahari), Stilettos ($14.99)
My third look is a little on the sweeter/feminine side. With a bold floral print and a delicate draped top, you can feel confident and rock any meeting in this look.
Jacket ($7.99), Top ($16.99 - Vince Camuto), Skirt (BB - $5.99), Shoes ($44.99 - BCBG), Purse (Kooba $39.99)
My last and final look is casual weekender look. Wide leg jeans, women's choker top with ruffle sleeves, fall print, and lace up heels. #Winning
Top ($12.99), Jeans ($17.99 - Kenzie), Purse ($39.99 Steve Madden), Shoes ($13.99)
I am all about two-toned denim and rough hems and this skirt has them both. Perfect length, perfect fit.
Cult Gaia natural ark bags ($128+shipping) are all the craze right now. You can literally pair any outfit with it and become an instant fashionista. Shop218 has a very similar one that is about a third of the price ($89+shipping). You can call them directly to order one.
Love the detail on this top. I wish you could see this top in person because it is truly a work of art. It is now on sale for $59 and it's one of those shirts that pairs perfect with denim.
You don't have to own a motorcycle to own a moto jacket. This fall season it's about army greens, deep burgundy's, and cognacs. So when I saw this moto jacket in a light army green, I had to get it. It fits perfectly when zipped up and can be worn over a summer dress or a plain white tee with jeans. I am so glad I bought it and so will you. Check out Shop218's blog post where one of their own styles a few items in their shop.
I had to glance at some of my favorite stores and see what sales are going on today. I went through EVERY item on these websites and these are my picks. They are all on MAJOR sale guys. I would take advantage of these sales and pick up some items for this upcoming fall/winter season and items you can wear next summer as well.
Anthropologie - EXTRA 40% off all sale items
Jcrew Factory 50% off EVERYTHING - use code DELISH
Loft - EXTRA 60% off all SALE styles. No code needed
Ann Taylor- EXTRA 60% off sale styles
If you all remember Kate Middleton's wedding dress (long sleeves made of lace).... Yes, that's the one. Since then I am over the moon for any lace dress with long sleeves. Lace was made to be worn and not just on your wedding day. So delicate, so feminine, and with it layered over this dress - daring.
If you have a special occasion coming up - this dress is certainly a show stopper.