I Know What You Did This Summer

Emily from Fashion By Committee- LOFT rabbit sweater, Target denim shorts, Kohl's Apt. 9 black floppy felt hat, Odema gold light up hi tops, Kendra Scott Necklace

Wow. September just keeps going, doesn’t it? Listen, I could sit here and whine about all of the things I didn’t get to do this summer (like how I didn’t do nearly enough swimming or wear nearly enough white before Labor Day just suddenly crashed through the wall all Kool-Aid Man style), but that doesn’t seem nearly as productive as listing off some of the things I did accomplish in the last few months:

  • Road tripped it up north to visit a really good friend (you may know her? Her name is Jess and she’s supes adorbs?) and in the process discovered:
    • The Guardians of The Galaxy soundtrack is basically the best road trip playlist ever created. Thank you, James Gunn, for helping me survive the cornfields of Iowa.
    • You may think your shopping situation is pretty good, but know that every mall pales in comparison to the Mall of America. I once was blind, but now I see. #RollerCoastersAndStoresAndMinotaursOhMy
    • Minnesota summers > Missouri summers (70 degrees and low humidity vs 90 degrees and drowning-on-land levels of humidity? Puh-leeeze)
  • Was so inspired watching women absolutely DOMINATE the Olympic stage I did a sit up.
  • Kept my promise to try wearing shorts on more than just the Fourth of July (and no, my legs never got any tanner #BlindedByTheWhite #ItsCalledPorcelainAndImStillRockingIt)
  • Channeled my inner Mary Poppins and discovered apps that turned the chore of being healthy into a game. A spoonful of PlantNanny and Pokemon GO makes the water and walking go down.
  • Listened to my gut (I don’t have a gut, you motherfu-), and experimented with makeup looks I would’ve been afraid to attempt a year ago. Electric blue eyeliner? Been there. Black lipstick? Done that. Metallic gold eyeliner and blue lipstick? Just you wait and see…
  • Have thus far avoided all Gilmore Girls revival spoilers, set photos, and theories and hope to continue doing so until November (sorry Jeanne).

I mean, it’s a pretty good list right, guys? I’m basically so accomplished and witty that Mr. Darcy would definitely slight me at a dance. 😉

Emily from Fashion By Committee- LOFT rabbit sweater, Target denim shorts, Kohl's Apt. 9 black floppy felt hat, Odema gold light up hi tops, Kendra Scott NecklaceEmily from Fashion By Committee- LOFT rabbit sweater, Target denim shorts, Kohl's Apt. 9 black floppy felt hat, Odema gold light up hi tops, Kendra Scott NecklaceEmily from Fashion By Committee- LOFT rabbit sweater, Target denim shorts, Kohl's Apt. 9 black floppy felt hat, Odema gold light up hi tops, Kendra Scott NecklaceEmily from Fashion By Committee- LOFT rabbit sweater, Target denim shorts, Kohl's Apt. 9 black floppy felt hat, Odema gold light up hi tops, Kendra Scott NecklaceEmily from Fashion By Committee- LOFT rabbit sweater, Target denim shorts, Kohl's Apt. 9 black floppy felt hat, Odema gold light up hi tops, Kendra Scott NecklaceEmily from Fashion By Committee- LOFT rabbit sweater, Target denim shorts, Kohl's Apt. 9 black floppy felt hat, Odema gold light up hi tops, Kendra Scott NecklaceEmily from Fashion By Committee- LOFT rabbit sweater, Target denim shorts, Kohl's Apt. 9 black floppy felt hat, Odema gold light up hi tops, Kendra Scott Necklaceemily4 Sweater: LOFT

Shorts: Target (similar)

Sneakers: Amazon

Hat: Kohl’s (similar)

Necklace: Kendra Scott

Emily from Fashion By Committee- LOFT rabbit sweater, Target denim shorts, Kohl's Apt. 9 black floppy felt hat, Odema gold light up hi tops, Kendra Scott Necklace
Just trying to get into the swing of things for fall

[photos by Seth]

Summer-thing to Fall Back On

Jeanne FBC summer-to-fall-look-ann-taylor-striped-sweater-dress-cognac-wedges-pink-tassel-earrings-brown-booties-wool-floppy-hat-navy-pendant-necklace 11Now that it is officially September, I guess even I have to admit that summer is just about over. Don’t get me wrong, I love Fall just as much as the next basic white girl (layers, pumpkin spice and booties, Oh My!), but it is always hard for me to say goodbye to the carefree sunny days of summertime.  And I especially hate preparing myself for the great closet switch that is bound to happen as the temperatures cool.  Luckily, we don’t have to fall headfirst into Autumn quite yet, especially when it comes to our wardrobe.  It is super easy to take your favorite summer items with you into fall with just a few little tweaks.

For example, this dress is one I have been wearing non-stop the past few months.  Despite it’s sweater-y look, it is actually quite breezy and kept me cool on many a summer evening.  But just because it is September does not mean I have to put this little beauty away!

Instead, I can switch out my brighter accessories and summery wedges:

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Jeanne FBC summer-to-fall-look-ann-taylor-striped-sweater-dress-cognac-wedges-pink-tassel-earrings-brown-booties-wool-floppy-hat-navy-pendant-necklace 4

Jeanne FBC summer-to-fall-look-ann-taylor-striped-sweater-dress-cognac-wedges-pink-tassel-earrings-brown-booties-wool-floppy-hat-navy-pendant-necklace 6For more muted tones, those omnipresent booties, and a floppy hat that just screams “let’s go apple picking!”:

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Jeanne FBC summer-to-fall-look-ann-taylor-striped-sweater-dress-cognac-wedges-pink-tassel-earrings-brown-booties-wool-floppy-hat-navy-pendant-necklace 7Jeanne FBC summer-to-fall-look-ann-taylor-striped-sweater-dress-cognac-wedges-pink-tassel-earrings-brown-booties-wool-floppy-hat-navy-pendant-necklace 5And voila, this dress has just made two seasons her sartorial bitch.

So while I may fight Fall just a little bit longer, its nice to know that when I finally give in, I don’t have to leave all my favorite summer items behind.

Dress: Ann Taylor

Summer:

Earrings: The Limited (Similar) | Wedges: Franco Sarto (Similar 1Similar 2)

Fall:

Necklace: LOFT (Similar) | Booties: Lucky Brand (Similar) | Hat: Target