:: Summer to Fall: Palm Leaf Jumpsuit & Bordeaux Satchel ::

:: Summer to Fall: Palm Leaf Jumpsuit & Bordeaux Satchel ::

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Hello loves!

As I’ve been trying to gear myself up for fall and the bittersweet feeling that is the start of a new school year, curating and adapting my current wardrobe into a more transitional one has helped to prepare my mind for the upcoming change of season and pace. Not only is it fun, but it actually helps get me excited about spending the next ten months with classes full of adorably goofy teenagers! I don’t need to tell you shoulder bearing has been my one of my favorite – if not necessary – themes of this sizzling summer, as well as, bold tropical prints. Pairing these trends with rich, autumn tones and pieces that can be layered allows for looks that are practical now and will continue to be when the temperature drops and the cool air arrives.

The Outfit

So in walks this strapless print jumpsuit from H&M. Burgundy & baby blue are always an unexpectedly fabulous combination, and how in are palm leafs right now?! Disclosure: This jumpsuit runs small. I’ve been in between sizes these days, so admittedly I went into this purchase a little unsure of how exactly my general measurements had changed. For reference, I wear a 34DD (38″-39″ bust), generally wear a 6/8 and own a pair of pants from H&M in a size 8. Unfortunately, the 10 wasn’t even cutting it, no matter how many ways I tried to make that happen, and consequently I spent the better half of a month sending it back and forth. This was certainly not the most cost efficient method, as H&M charges a return fee for each time you send an item back using the provided postage. I would highly suggest going into your local store if you can, or order two sizes up from the jump. With that being said, this jumpsuit was worth all the hassle. I love the fabric; the jumpsuit is 100% lyocell – which is soft and as a bonus, known to be wrinkle resistant. I’m also a big fan of the sweetheart neckline and slight tapering at the leg. The construction is on point; I’m a sucker for a hidden side zipper, the bodice is lined, the seam hits right at the waist, and there’s side pockets. Definitely a must-have at it’s current price of $18!

Accessories

If you’ve been following me for awhile, you’ll recognize this beautiful bordeaux satchel from last fall. Despite how much I have enjoyed this summer, autumn is by far my favorite season, and one of the reasons is the variety of wine colored hues that saturate the fashion world each at this time. This structured ALDO handbag is the perfect shade, has a beautiful texture, gold detailing (forever and always), and comes with an adjustable shoulder strap. It sold out quickly last year, and I was so excited to see it back in stock for this upcoming season.

Beauty

I have a deep love for lipstick but don’t generally have the time get to large makeup retailers like Sephora or want to spend the money on expensive brands. Fortunately for me, CVS, Wagreens and now Target! sells Milani. Their ultra affordable matte lip cremes come highly recommended, albeit with a few suggestions. Matte lipsticks tend to be drying, so be sure to properly hydrate during the day and moisturize your lips at night. I usually put on a dab of coconut oil before going to bed. Use only one layer, otherwise the formula cakes and crumbles much more quickly. Also, use a lip liner for precision and to extend wear. Generally I can wear the lip cremes for up to 8 hours before it starts to look worn, less if I eat oily foods for lunch or dinner. I also just wanted to quickly tell you about the magic of these Pacifica underarm deodorant wipes I’ve been using all summer. Anyone who knows me, knows after rain, sweat is my worst enemy and I’m constantly in a battle against B.O. These wipes  are 100% vegan, sulfate free, smell great, and eliminate odor immediately. They’re also great at removing stubborn lipstick at the end of the day!

Hope you have a fantastic week and as always, thanks for reading!

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Add it to your closet:: Outfit//

H&M Jumpsuit ::

:: Accessories//

Ann Taylor Sandals {Old – Similar Here} ♥ Aldo Satchel ♥ Watch {Similar Here & Cheaper Here} ♥ BaubleBar Ring ♥ Necklace {Gift} ♥ Earrings {Old – Similar Here} ♥ Marshall’s Sunnies {Similar Here} ♥ WhoWhatWear Boater Hat {Out of Stock Online – Similar Here} ::

:: Beauty//

Milani Matte Lip Creme {Sugar} ♥ Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes ::

:: Casual Friday: Donuts & Scallops ::

:: Casual Friday: Donuts & Scallops ::

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I’ve been eyeing this doughnut tee from ILY Couture for quite some time now, so when it went on sale (and too be honest they may be currently out of stock) I didn’t hesitate to snatch one up. The shirt adds a great playfully casual piece to my wardrobe and can be dressed up or down.

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I also added these adorable hot pink studs into my cart because, why not?

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The scallop detailing on this skirt from Missguided is too die for. I stumbled upon this site a few weeks ago, and am quite pleased with my first purchase. The fabric has some stretch, but generally fits my curves. It does not have a lining, but is thick enough so that it doesn’t make a difference.

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This new handbag from H&M is everything. It has the look, structure and detailing of a high fashion purse without the designer price tag. It also comes with a strap that allows for a convenient conversion into a shoulder bag.

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That’s all for today! Thanks for reading!

:: Outfit//ILY Couture Donut TeeScallop Hem Skirt ::
:: Accessories///AT Embossed Leather SandalsNeon Dot StudsHandbagPolishLipstick (Matte Orchid) ::

:: Swag ON: Chains & Studs ::

:: Swag ON: Chains & Studs ::

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Boston (and the rest of the country as I’ve come to understand it) has been experiencing quite the unusual heat wave this week and I for one was glad for the cooler weather Friday’s rain brought. It’s not quite autumn yet but I couldn’t resist the urge to throw these booties on again. JustFab outdid themselves with this pair, and I would definitely suggest checking out their selection of boots this season.

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After I got dressed, this is how I felt. Definitely channeled my former Cali roots with this look, and bumped to my own personal theme song in my head all day.

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Also can we talked about these wax coated skinny pants from H&M? They have been by far my favorite pair of pants for going on about seven months, and I don’t think that’s changing anytime soon. I love the high waist, the finish that gives  the same sleek look as leather pants (without the discomfort), and that the color has held up fabulously. Know that they come highly recommended.

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:: Outfit// Similar Color-Blocked Sweater {More Here & Here} ♥ Similar Pants {More Here & Here} ::

:: Accessories// Riglyn Ankle BootsSimilar Handbag {More Here & Here} ♥  Similar Mix & Match Ring Set ♥ Rhinestone Hand Chain & Ring SetSimilar Earrings ♥ PolishSimlar Studded Beanie ::

Thanks for reading!