Right Now the “F Word” for me is Fall

Right Now the “F Word” for me is Fall

printed dressI am not ready for summer to end. Retailers are really pushing their fall lines, but it’s still 90 degrees here! Why are we rushing the end of summer? There are still weeks left of barbecues, swimming, and ice cream. I don’t want to think about wool, sweaters, or jackets right now. On the other hand, I am willing to break out a pair of  Frye boots and pair them with a summery dress. I think this outfit screams summer, but I have to admit it will transition nicely into the fall. Don’t get me wrong, I love fall, just not when it interferes with my summer.frye bootstransition to fallfrye boots

I found this dress on the clearance rack at Target, but there are tons of printed casual dresses available online. Check out Madewell.com , OldNavy.com, and Loft.com. I think all of these dresses would be great with boots and a scarf. Similar Frye boots available at 6pm.com.

If you haven’t already purchased a poncho, purchase one pronto!

If you haven’t already purchased a poncho, purchase one pronto!

white lace ponchoI’m not really sure there is much to say about this poncho. It’s just so stinkin cute and it looks great with everything. Lovely with distressed denim, a pencil skirt, white pants, black pants, shorts, etc. I grabbed this off the sale rack at Macy’s, but for a similar poncho visit anthropologie.com. All sale items are an extra 20% off, so it’s a steal! Jeans are available at Macys.com.lace ponchowhite lacy poncho

Are you weary of your work clothes?

Are you weary of your work clothes?

Even if you work in a very conservative environment, work clothes needn’t be boring. Check out this elegant frient who is modeling professional-looking stylish clothing. And, yes, the phrase “professional-looking stylish clothing” is not an oxymoron! If you aren’t required to wear a jacket, I think cardigans are a great option. And, by now you should know how I feel about stripes (in case you don’t, I LOVE THEM!). I’m also pretty crazy for this blouse with a bow, it’s feminine and refreshing. Doesn’t she look stunning?
H&M cardigan Blouse with bowdrapey cardiganBlouse with toggleSweater is from H&M, but is not available on their website. Check your local H&M to see if it’s still available. Similar blouse available at H&M (click here). Pencil skirt available at Banana Republic (click here).