Fall Skirt For Spring

Top: Mossimo (similar here and here) | Skirt: Mossimo | Shoes: Mix6 | Jacket: Old Express (similar here and here) | Watch: Old Tommy Hilfiger (similar here and here) | Sunglasses: American Eagle | Nail Polish: SinfulColors | Lips: CoverGirl

I find spring and fall to be interesting times of the year. They're a middle ground; a combination of every weather imaginable: hot, cold, rain, snow. They're both transitional times. In the fall we move from sandals and sundresses to boots and sweaters. Then in the spring we trade our sweaters for the same sundresses.  The thing I have found to be most curious is how no one seems to talk about just how similar these two season are style wise. With both season lasting about three months, we spend more time transitioning between winter and summer, then we actually do in the heat or the col.  Despite their similarities, we are expect to have separate wardrobes for both seasons.

My red corduroy skirt, perfect for a fall day. I purchased it last October and wore it constantly in the fall. I have styled it with boots, tights, chambray shirts, and sweaters. I recently pulled it out of my closet and became sad at the thought of not wearing this for another 6 months. The color is deep and the fabric is heavy; not up to the normal spring standards. But I decided I didn't want to ignore this skirt. In a time where jean skirts, another heavy fabric, have come back in style, I believed this will work.

I started with a complimentary color for the deep, warm red. I decided that blush (a spring stable) would pair nicely with the burgundy. I brought this out in my shoes and accessories, with additional touches of silver and gold. Then one of my favorite white tees, partially tucked in for a relaxed look. Finally, my jean jacket, an item I wear all year round.

After the success of this outfit, I am determined to keep this up. Hopefully, this is help me expand my outfit choices, while keeping my shopping this spring to a minimum. 

As always, thank you for reading, XO-

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Fall Shoe Favorites

I get so excited when it's time to bust out my fall shoe collection! So I decided to share my current favorites for this beautiful season!

1. Nude Pumps These are the classic nude shoe with a twist! There the perfect dress shoe to transition from summer to fall. I wear them every chance I get.

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BCBGeneration Charia Pump

2. Plaid Pumps I clutched these shoes the moment I saw them in the store. I just envisioned wearing them every day in October/November. They're off to a great start!

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BCBGeneration Gaminkha Plaid Pump

3. Leopard Ballet Flats You may remember from my Summer Shoe Favorites that I love ballet flats. So of course, I have some for the fall as well. I've had these leopard shoes for some time now and they are perfect with so many fall outfits!

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Similar: Women's Ona Scrunch Ballet Flat - Mossimo Supply Co.

4. Faux Suede Booties No fall shoe collection is complete without a pair of booties. I've treasured these for some time now (as you may be able to tell) but they are the best color, fit, style, and bonus: they are crazy comfy!

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Similar: Adrian Western Ankle Boot

5. Knee-High Brown Boots As the fall days go from brisk to freezing, I have my knee-high boots to fall back on. The best part with these boots is I can wear them with jeans, leggings, and dresses in the fall and as we dip into winter.

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G by GUESS Heat Riding Boot (currently 50% off!)

Hope you've enjoyed checking out my favorite shoes buys of the Fall! What are your favorites for this season?

 As always, thank you for reading, XO-

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Friday Finds: Where have I been?

Happy Friday! I know it has been a while since I have posted, but if you saw here, you will know that we just moved into our new house! So between packing last week and unpacking this week, things have been crazy! Hopefully things will get back to normal very soon.

Below are some of my favorite finds with week!

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Ballet-Inspired Fashion.

This adorable SF apartment.

Find you Sex and the City engagement ring.

Learn yoga, become a superhuman.

I'm obsessed with these shoes!

If Rory Gilmore had an Instagram.

As always, thank you for reading, XO-

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Summer Shoe Favorites

Summer has always been my favorite season for shoes. Everything is so colorful, with a mix of high heels and ballet flats. So I decided to share my favorite shoe buys of this summer!

1. Blush Ballet Flats Ballet flats are always my summer go-to shoe. Personally, I don't like wearing flip flops unless I am at the beach, so I need an alternative to an easy slip on summer shoe. In my array of ballet flats, I realized I was missing a blush pink pair. So I went on the hunt and found this pair! They are so comfy and simple and had a great price point.

Summer_Shoe_1Summer_Shoe_22. Tennis Shoes Another hole in my shoe closet was a stylist tennis shoe. Something along the lines of what Taylor Swift would wear. When I found these, there were so many color options! I decided to go with the turquoise color because it is one of my favorite colors, especially for summer! They go with shorts, skirts, and sun dresses, so I've been wearing them all the time!

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3. Lace-up Ballet Flats I had been iffy about this lace-up shoe trend. I had seen some styles I liked and others I didn't, so I wasn't sure if it was a style I should pursue. As a compromise, I decided to tryout the style on a less expensive shoe, and see how often I would wear them. Turns out, a lot!

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Summer_Shoe_6 4. Peep-Toe Booties I had bought and returned so many pairs of open-toe booties for the last few months. I loved this trend, but could not find a pair that fit me well. I decided to try one last pair, and if they didn't work, I was giving up. Thankfully, I tried because this pair was the perfect one!

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5. Blush/Gray Ankle Strap High Heel When I saw these shoes, I didn't have a reason to buy them. But of course, I didn't let that stop me because they are beautiful! Since they're purchase, I have found reason after reason to wear them and I have gotten so many compliments. Sometimes you just need to buy the shoes!

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Summer_Shoe_10 Shop the Look: Blush Ballet Flats | Tennis Shoes | Lace-up Ballet Flats | Peep-Toe Bootie | Blush/Gray Ankle Strap High Heels

Hope you've enjoyed checking out my favorite shoes buys of the summer!

As always, thank you for reading, Helen

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