style simplicity: bright pencil skirt

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Ahhh, I feel like I haven’t posted in ages. I can’t believe how busy my summer’s been – it’s just nonstop. I’m planning to sneak away to Martha’s Vineyard this weekend (I have a fun blog collab to shoot!) and I hope there’s also plenty of time to nap.
Anyways, today’s post is a simple, polished look that transitions easily from summer to fall. I found this coral Trina Turk pencil skirt at Nordstrom Rack and love the bright color paired with a simple black tank. Rockstud pumps and a leather jacket bring it closer to fall style (and give the outfit more of an edgy/city vibe). If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen me wearing this outfit for a recent Marie Claire photo shoot (fingers crossed that my picture makes it into the October issue!) with some of my stylish Boston blogger buddies. Have a lovely Wednesday. More coming soon!

Outfit details:

Skirt: Trina Turk via Nordstrom Rack (similar here and here) // Tank: Zara (similar here) // Jacket: Barney’s Originals leather biker jacket via ASOS // Shoes: Valentino Rockstud pumps // Bag: Clare V leopard clutch // Jewelry: Madewell bangles, Margaret Elizabeth pavé moonstone ring c/o RocksBox

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golden hour + beachy casual style

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I seriously cannot believe we’re nearing the end of July. I mean, I don’t want to be a Debbie Downer here… but, really?! Fall fashion is starting to make an appearance (partially exciting/partially depressing) and meanwhile I’m trying to take advantage of long summer days and this glowing golden light that comes right before sunset (blogger heaven).

Even though most of my outfit posts involve super high pumps, I’m allll for casual and comfortable shoes in the summer – especially when the beach and/or water is involved. Everyone’s familiar with the classic Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes (I wear mine on rainy days when Hunter boots feel too cumbersome) – but I was pretty excited to try these silver slip-ons. They’ve got that iconic, all-American look (but updated in metallic silver for a slightly less preppy vibe). With scalloped lace shorts and a chambray button-down, this is a pretty effortless summer outfit – perfect for evening picnics and golden hour frolicking. Have a great weekend!

Outfit details:

Shirt: J.Crew keeper chambray shirt // Shorts: Ark & Co scallop lace shorts // Shoes: c/o Sperry Top-Sider CVO double-gore slip-ons, silver metallic // Bag: Loeffler Randall (similar here and here) // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban aviators with green flash lenses // Jewelry: Baublebar and Madewell bracelets

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bold tropical print

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I hope your week is off to a good start! So, a long time ago my grandfather built a house in Jamaica and I grew up going there with my family (I know… pretty lucky). It was such a big part of my life (I actually never felt like a tourist) but when I was in high school, my family sold the property. Anyways, I think those memories of being in Jamaica are why I’ll always be drawn to crazy tropical prints like the one on this Rebecca Minkoff dress – with spiky pineapples and exotic flora. The wild print instantly gave me a pang of nostalgia and reminded me of the bold fabric covering the wicker furniture and bedspreads in the Jamaica house.

Recently I’ve been on a bit of a tropical kick (you’ll see more in upcoming posts, I assure you) and I plan to wear these prints as much as possible before summer’s over. Luckily there are plenty of brands and designers who seem to feel the same way this season – so there’s no shortage of palm fronds and pineapples to choose from. To really make the print pop, I added a crisp white jacket with a beaded collar, plus blue pastel pumps and a cobalt YSL bag to bring out the blues in the dress.

Outfit details:

Dress: Rebecca Minkoff pineapple print dress (same print here; similar style here) // Jacket: McGinn Avery beaded jacket // Shoes: Manolo Blahnik patent leather BB pumps // Bag: YSL mini Cabas (newer version here and here) // Sunglasses: Illesteva Leonard sunglasses // Jewelry: J.Crew bracelet (old), Alex Mika stacked X ring; stacking rings c/o The Love Knot Shop

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