Fashion Friday: Buy Now, Wear Later

While I can’t even begin to deal with the fact that stores are carrying Halloween (and even some CHRISTMAS) merchandise in July, I am excited for fall. By far my favorite season for numerous reasons- sweaters, hot coffee, fires, cool air, Henry’s FIRST BIRTHDAY (what?!?!)- I still respect summer and hate to rush it. BUT, with fall clothing making its way onto the racks, it’s a good time to buy things that can not only be worn in the fall, but now as well! Getting two seasons out of clothing is fabulous financially, and here are some examples of how to do it:

Lingerie inspired tops and dresses will be hot for fall, but are also perfect for hot weather NOW.  Wear alone with bohemian accessories in the heat, and then layer with cozy sweaters and boots come October!
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Now: shorts // earrings // necklace // sandals

Later: jeans // boots // sweater // necklace

Fashion Friday: Easy Summer Uniform

It’s hot. I’m so busy. I don’t have time to get clever with my outfits these days. So when I’m not wearing jeans and a striped tee shirt, I’m wearing a simple dress, sandals and statement necklace. It’s easy, great for hot weather and makes you look “finished” without much thought (because ain’t nobody got time for that- especially me, note the dead plants).
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dress (on clearance)// necklace (great collab between Lizzie Fortunato and St. Frank)// sandals // sunglasses

Fashion Friday: Meet 2PB’s Margot + Edie (and giveaway!!!)

So happy to share two new releases from Two Penny Blue today sure to help your summer wardrobe become a bit more gorgeous.  And just for you special peeps, this week enjoy 20% off your order with code ELEMENTS! Happy Friday!

I am obsessed with the Margot jacket– OBSESSED. Stripes, a great, flattering shape perfect to pop over a tank or dress.  Classic good looks and timeless style.
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Fashion Friday: A Shorts Story

I have a love/ hate relationship with shorts. Wait, that’s a lie. I have a  hate/hate relationship with shorts.  I have a very hard time finding a pair that I think look good on me anymore.  I always feel exposed, pale and kind of uneasy in them. Lindsey said yesterday she found a cute pair but they were “standing only” shorts, which nearly made me spew coffee out my nose because I can relate. I refuse to drive in shorts because I feel gross sitting in shorts for some reason- it’s like, an actual phobia of mine now. But when it gets really hot it’s nice to have a couple pairs that work for me as maxi dresses and the like just aren’t functional for being up and down and sideways with a little one all day.

The key to shorts is finding the right length and fit in the hips/waist.  I tend to size up so that they don’t pinch and have ample room in the leg, which is  a bit more flattering. I like a 3-4″ inseam at this point in my life, especially when paired with sandals with a touch of lift to lengthen the leg (also, wearing nude toned shoes helps lengthen the leg visually as well!)  Wearing a tailored, fancier pair (with a print or embroidery) with wedges and a long sleeve top (sweater or button down) can work great for nicer occasions too!

Here are a few pairs I like:

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Fashion Friday: Red, White & Blue

I can hear Miranda Priestly now “Red, white and blue for the Fourth? Groundbreaking.” Not the most clever, but after a week with a sick baby, tons of work and now a potentially sick self- my brain and body is COOKED, y’all. I hope your holiday weekend is full of sun, fun and lots of cocktails! I just want mine to be full of a sleeping baby and anywhere I can lay horizontal.

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