Poplin Off Shoulder Top

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Off-The Shoulder Poplin Shirt – Zara | Black Flare Denim – Forever21(Similar) | White Low Top Chuck Taylors – Converse | Round Sunglasses – Ray-Ban

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There’s nothing I enjoy more than adding a little spunk to a classic like a poplin blouse. In this case, a little off the shoulder action. As I’ve noted before I am a huge fan of exposed collar bones so I’m becoming increasingly fond of these blouses. Being in “corporate America” I unfortunately can’t wear the bohemian styles we are all accustomed to, but with this particular shirt, it made for an easy casual Friday look when paired with some black denim flares and my converse. Mixing a dressy style pant with sneakers is something I’m going to be participating in more come Fall.

The poplin shirt pictured above is actually a favorite from Zara that looks a lot like the ready-to-wear piece from Tibi (at a fraction of the cost). I’ve also recently paired this top with a denim skirt for a more weekend appropriate look! One of the main reason for purchasing this piece was the sleeve length and the details that come along with the ties, it adds the perfect amount of uniqueness without taking away from its classic structure.

Transitioning to Fall with the Color Purple

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Silence + Noise Windowpane Tunic – Urban Outfitters | Talula Allenbury Skirt – Aritzia | Bulcher Shoes – Zara | Tassel Bucket Bag – Zara | Pointelle Ankle Socks – Forever21 | Round Sunglasses – Ray-Ban

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Summer is just about over and I can feel Fall creeping in. Especially in retailers. I’m a huge fan of purple/plum tones for fall, and for some odd reason I’m transitioning into color as fall approaches, sorry about it summer. I grabbed this windowpane tunic cross front top from Urban Outfitters and it lays perfect on the body. It also adds some class to any of your high waisted pieces whether they be skirts, trousers or shorts. Now while I mention I’m adding “color” into my wardrobe please note I’m still leaning towards the darker colors but hey its a step in the right direction. I paired the blouse with my latest addition to my skirt collection (slowly growing) this little envelope style wool mini skirt from Aritzia. Let me tell you, during my short visit to San Francisco I was shocked, nay, amazed to find an actual brick and mortar Aritzia store so of course I had to buy a few things…

You might say this outfit looks a little uniform like but what better way to welcome everyone back to the school months of fall than with ankle socks and loafers?

All White Flares & Tees

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White Denim Flares – Mango | White Tee – Brandy Melville | Neck Scarf – H&M (Similar) | Tassel Bucket Bag – Zara | Round Sunglasses – RayBan | Heeled Booties – Zara

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Want to create a simple, stylish, and sleek 70s look without taking it over the top? Grab a pair of white denim flares, a white tee, and a neck scarf and your good to go! I can’t tell you how much I love this outfit, aside from the fact that its all white it adds the perfect amount of on trend pieces while maintaining sophistication. The pair of denim I am wearing have more of a tailored feel to them almost trouser like so they really pair nicely with the white tee. I could wear this out to the office, on errands or even on a date. I really love their versatility individually and I must say if you haven’t tried the neck scarf trend you really should give it a go. I recommend just purchasing a cute colored bandana from just about anywhere and give it a go with a plain tee and jeans.

Side note I”ll be heading to San Francisco this week so prepare for some fun posts!

Styling a Black Midi Dress

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Aliza Black V-Neck Midi Dress – Brandy Melville | Bandana – Urban Outfitters | Ankle Strap Sandal – Kenneth Cole Reaction | Austen Teardrop Panama Hat – Urban Outfitters

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I love a versatile black midi dress, one that can be worn under cropped sweaters, jackets, or in this case, a cute neck scarf. This midi is perfect for summer, one side slit, v shaped neck line and thin straps can be worn casually or dressed up. For a dressed down look I grabbed a basic red bandana and folded it a few times to create a cute neck scarf. I also threw on a taupe Panama style hat and although I probably looked incredibly western inspired but I think it works! Adding a low heeled sandal completes the look. This can easily be transitioned into an evening piece (even with the shoes) by adding some statement jewelry pieces, removing the scarf and hat and instead throwing on some red lipstick. Brandy Melville has some great pieces and I can always count on them to have cute basic dresses and tees to meet all my needs.

On a side note I’m allll about these bandanas which can be worn cute within your hair or wrapped around your neck. If you want the bandana to look a little more feminine I recommend cutting the bandana to make it thinner.

Flare Tee Dress

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BDG Jackie Flare Tee Dress – Urban Outfitters | White Low Top Chuck Taylor – Converse | Round Sunglasses – RayBan | Pointelle Ankle Sock – Forever21 | Faux Lock Crossbody – Forever21

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Enjoying my time with dresses in this heatwave and humidity. Found the most flattering flare tee dress over at Urban Outfitters (on sale) which, while short, is nice and fitted on top with a bit of a kick flare at the bottom. I love a simple dress that you can accessorize or throw a jacket, or vest, on top of. I tend to flip flop from overly baggy and fitted pieces but I like to keep a balance. I also purchased the cutest pair of socks from Forever21 that cover the slightest portion of the ankle and have a cute girlish flair with pointelle fabric that gives it that lace look. While hiding your socks with tennis shoes has always been what girls strive for, I actually enjoy having a little ankle sock peeking out of your tennies, loafers or pointed toe flats. I don’t like to look too sexy or overdressed when wearing a mini dress so wearing my Converse definitely dresses it down to the level I want to be at.