Goodbye summer, hello fall! It is that time of year to prepare yourself for cooler weather and new clothing options. However, it is simple to transition from summer to fall with key fashion pieces. September tends to be a fickle month ranging from warm days to cooler nights. Here are ways to style some fall looks without buying a whole new wardrobe and wearing your summer favorites just a tad longer! I provided links to similar looking pieces in case you want to recreate the look.
1) In outfit one I chose a summer dress in a leopard print and threw on a loose black kimono sweater. To make it more fall appropriate, I added red pointed heels and a soft black and gold chain clutch. This outfit is perfect for an evening date!
2) Outfit two, I took my classic denim and white tee shirt to a new level by pairing it with a thick checkered sweater. For shoes, I went for black booties that are comfortable and just spells fall! This is a great look for a casual day walking through the farmers market, to a movie night.
3) Look three is my favorite loaded with personality. I am not ready to retire my mint green taffeta skirtjust yet so I threw on a button down grey sweater with jeweled beading on top. I buttoned the sweater all the way down except for the last three and used the excess material to tie the sweater into a tight knot leaving a very chic finish. This is so perfect for a girls day shopping or for a much-needed coffee chat.
I love this option of styling. It allows me to save my fashion budget for October, November and December where the climate is cooler and there are tons of fun fashion options to indulge in.
For more inspiration on how to style for warm days to cool nights (aka September weather) check out the interview I did with Ensambl! We talk about ways to layer up in ways that are convenient yet chic.
My favorite season is almost here, and I cannot wait one minute longer. I eagerly await the crisp fall air and the chance to layer up. A top must have for fall is of course, cute booties! I love booties that are comfortable and perfect to dress down for long days at work or sight-seeing. For those reasons, I love wedged booties or low block heeled booties. I am slightly obsessing over the thought of pairing these babies with distressed denim for a cool walk through central park.
For nights out, a sleek leather bootie always does the trick! I am seeing a lot of nude colors, as well as classic black. Two other trends that will be fun to play with this fall are cut-out heels and fringe. It is a great way to add a little extra flair to an outfit while creating new fall looks.
I primarily stay away from open-toed booties. They seem impractical for the cold weather and hard to wear during summer and spring. How do you like to pair your booties? Let me know in the comment section below!
I wanted to make a special post today about a brand I truly love with all my heart and soul. That brand is Boohoo! I was first introduced to the British company a couple years ago at the iFabbo conference in San Francisco. I instantaneously fell for their trendy designs and affordable pricing. The clothes are fun and at a price point that I can experiment and mix it up without breaking the bank. Plus all of the representatives were super fun and kind to us bloggers. Mega mega points on my score card.
Since back to school shopping is in full swing and Boohoo has unbeatable prices (starting at $7), I wanted to create my top looks for fall. I’ve cultivated all my favorites must-haves for the upcoming season. Even if you aren’t going back school, these are perfect options to stay stylish for fall. Hurry, for the next 12 hours you can get all new merch 30% off!
Recently I received a text from my friend asking for a list of my favorite natural, healthy products. Finally hitting her, as well as many others, the importance of being aware of what we place on our skin and in our bodies. Unfortunately for us, our government has yet to take actions to keep us safe, read all about it in Let’s Talk Natural Beauty. Until then we are forced to figure out what science is placing into our daily beauty regimens.
To help, here are products that I use and have check with EWG’s Skin Deep Database. Also, the Shop will always newly added natural products and where to buy them. So feel free to check back as often as you like to see what is in!
If you are looking to see how your current products are rated, you can use the databases listed under tools. I suggest anything rate 0-3 as safe; 4,5 are warnings; 6-10 stop using immediately.
TIP: NOT ALL PRODUCTS FROM THE SAME COMPANY ARE SAFE! For instance lip balm from EOS is rated a 1, but their hand cream is a 9. Each one includes different ingredients, check before buying.
Recently, I have been looking for a new natural deodorant to use. I have had my fair share of disappointments in the past. Ranging from deodorants that stained, didn’t control odor, and others that irritated my skin. I had previously tried Tom’s of Maine deodorant before, and it fell into the category of not able to control odor, AKA I smelled! That’s the worse.
However, stopping into my local CVS, I realized my only option for natural deodorant was Tom’s. Peeking around the corner to see if I could find anything else, I reluctantly picked up a pack and figured this might be the best time to see if anything has changed. I did read on the label that there is an improved fragrance, and the packaging looked slightly different than I remembered. Here is hoping that the outcome is slightly different as well.
To my greatest relief when checking with Skin Deep’s database, the deodorant I picked up, Tom’s of Main long lasting, aluminum free deodorant stick in wild lavender, is registered as a 1! That is a fantastic score for a deodorant. Now I just have to see if it works.
My ultimate test is the gym. I decided that very next day, we had to put this deodorant through the ringer and go for a long run. I ran 3 miles at a gym that was overheated and poorly ventilated. Yet I didn’t smell! I was sweaty, but there was no odor. Since then, I ‘ve been using the deodorant consistently and still have not had a problem like I had before. I do still sweat when it is hot and humid, but I’ll take that over using nasty antiperspirants that are loaded in chemicals.
The greatest part is that the price is affordable, compared to other natural deodorants. It is less than $7, half of what I use to pay. I think I found my new favorite healthy deodorant!
Do you use Tom’s of Maine products? If so let me know what you think in the comments below!
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“Tom’s of Maine Long Lasting Natural Aluminum Free Deodorant Stick, Wild Lavender.” || Skin Deep® Cosmetics Database. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 July 2015. <http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/product/463292/Tom%27s_of_Maine_Long_Lasting_Natural_Aluminum_Free_Deodorant_Stick%2C_Wild_Lavender/>.