Five Favorite Fall 2015 Trends

FiveFavorite2015FallTrendsAlthough it may still be 90+ degrees here in Houston, I can tell cooler temperatures are on the horizon. Summer fashion is definitely my favorite, as I love colorful shorts and breezy dresses, but I do have an appreciation for fall trends, as it’s nice to change it up after months of feeling very casual. This year’s Pantone colors are so gorgeous! I am very excited about the trends this season, and I’m sharing my five favorites below. What are your thoughts on the styles below? What is your favorite fall trend? Are you ready for the new season?

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Early Access

07-09-15-p01-cid0709156287-7-adam-8a3cbcf6-a7ce-4e14-bb85-a4c201541ed4-fil-fileIn case you haven’t received a million emails already or seen it promoted on social media, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is taking place right now with early access to cardholders from July 9th to 16th, and then ‘all access’ from the 17th to 19th. I only own two store credit cards – one to Nordstrom and the other to J. Crew. The Nordstrom card has huge perks, mainly being the Nordstrom Notes you receive (cash back discounts), free alterations and access to exclusive events. If you don’t own a Nordstrom card, but shop there a few times a year, I definitely think it’s worth it – especially since you can access this incredible sale.

Ever since Isla was born, I’ve bought way more clothing for her than for myself (typical Mom problem, right?), but I decided to take advantage of this sale and bought a few items, like these colorful workout pants, these confetti-like earrings, these boyfriend jeans, and these casual transition booties.


Summer Wardrobe Staples

My favorite season for fashion is definitely summer, as I love flowy dresses, colorful shorts and comfy sandals. I am not a big layerer, so the fall and winter cause me anxiety when it comes to getting dressed, but warm weather seems so much easier to dress for.

Isla was born at the beginning of last summer, so I spent almost the entire season wearing workout clothes. I’m much more stringent now about changing out of workout clothes by lunchtime, after I finish working out. My summer uniform normally consists of a light summer dress or colorful shorts and a light, neutral top. I’ve rounded up some items I own, as well as others I’ve been lusting at (ahem, this Mara Hoffman swimsuit). The pieces are all practical, re-wearable, and affordable (for the most part).

What does your summer wardrobe look like? Would you buy any of these summer staples?



Favorite Looks of the Week

I cannot believe it is Friday. This has to have been the fastest week of my life, and I didn’t get much done either! I’m excited for a fun weekend ahead, as I get to catch-up with a number of friends I haven’t seen in awhile.

From the freezing temperatures in New York City to the sunny beaches of Maui, my favorite bloggers were spread all over the place, so there is quite a variety in this week’s top ten. Given my absolute adoration of big bows, Julia Engel’s look definitely wins the #1 spot. I want her Kate Spade blouse so badly, as well as that scalloped coat (which I posted about recently here). Lauren of Murphy’s Law also wore a large black bow paired with a cream blouse while in NYC, and I love the whole outfit!

In honor of this week’s big bows, I am sharing a few of my favorite bow items – dresses, blouses, and swimsuits. One of my favorite items is this blouse from Forever 21 which is less than $20! This ISSA dress is a litttttle out of my budget, but I absolutely adore it. Are you into big bows? Which of these looks is your favorite?

FL5 1 Fancy Pants Report | 2 Murphy’s LawFL4 3 Pink Peonies | 4 Brighton the Day

Favorite Looks of the Week

I really missed out by not getting a pink pea coat this winter, and I’m reminded of that this week with Rachel’s gorgeous pale pink jacket. That was definitely my favorite trend of the season. Fortunately, I’m not too concerned with something being ‘so last season’ and may buy one now, even though it’s already feeling like spring in Houston. I love getting jackets and boots around this time of year on sale and having it feel like I’m getting a present when they’re worn for the first time in November. I found a handful of gorgeous pink coats, some a tad more expensive and some reasonably priced on sale. Which is your favorite? Of course, I gravitate towards a pricier option, but this BOSS coat from Harrods is classy and simple and ohmygosh…. seriously adore.

I absolutely love all of the white lace popping up on blogs this week, like Julia Engel’s little white lacy number and the more casual dresses worn by Jessica of Tuula Vintage and Samantha of Could I Have That?

Last week, Jenny of Jenny Journey mentioned the fashion blogger Arielle of Something Navy. I’ve featured her in the past (here, here, here and here) – she has incredible style. Jenny (who is close friends with my beautiful SIL) said that she looks like Ivana and our cousin, Natalia. It’s insane how similar they look. I once took a screenshot of Arielle and sent it to Natalia, and even she thought it was crazy how much they resembled each other! I want a beautiful doppleganger like that! Is there anyone that people say you look like? I’d love to know. I used to get told Brittany Snow when John Tucker Must Die and Pitch Perfect came out, but I honestly don’t see it at all!

Also, which is your favorite look this week? I would never be able to pull them off, but Chiara and her glittery blue shoes may win. She pulls of casual cool so well.

FL4Pink Peonies // 2 Gal Meets GlamFL3Tuula Vintage // 4 Could I Have That?