Spring in Texas can be confusing…85 degrees the day before school let out for spring break and down in the 40s once the kids were out! So aggravating! But the one thing we can always count on is rain. I have a severe aversion to the air conditioning settings most places utilize on a good day, but when I’m wet from rain and have to be indoors, I can get chilled to the bone. I’ve learned to just cover up. No matter what season we’re in or what the thermometer reads, I need my arms, legs, and toes covered when it rains! This is the perfect outfit for a day like today!
The best part of spring/summer dressing for me has always been the opportunity to pull out my favorite day dresses. I adore the ease of a dress, both comfort-wise and the one-piece instant outfit effect! Dresses require minimal planning, especially when they incorporate fun design details like the pretty and colorful embroidery work on this Free People frock. Think about it…if you have a pair of pants or a skirt you really want to wear, you also have to think about a coordinating top and probably a belt, and your shoes, jacket, and jewelry will have to go with all of these pieces. With a dress, you need only worry about accessories, and for fun day dresses, metallic sandals will always be on point. Easy peasy!! These gladiators were my first Aldo purchase, and I have worn them with EVERYTHING. They are now sold out, but this lace up pair by Steve Madden has me thinking I might need a second pair of gold sandals!
I got this fur and leather Theory vest a few years ago, and it has proven itself to be a worthy investment piece. I love it so, and it’s perfect for adding a little texture and warmth during the winter months. The only problem? I was limiting myself to wearing it to evening events only; it just felt a little fancy and didn’t seem to fit into my everyday wardrobe. I love a good fashion challenge though, so I became determined to figure out a way to make my fur work for day time. What better piece to pair it with than my favorite flare jeans?! With the cropped silhouette of the vest, I think the flared hem balances out the look and makes it all more proportionate. And layering a great vintage-inspired Led Zeppelin tee under it makes it feel more me! I tucked the front of the top into my jeans to avoid the frumpy, no-waistline effect an untucked tee can give, and I went to my go-to accessories: the skinny version of this J. Crew leopard belt and my trusty Rag & Bone Margot booties. Now this fave investment piece is a truly versatile piece too!
It’s that time — the Shopbop Friends & Family Sale is live, and we have our fall picks ready! The sale is sitewide, with 25% off everything (a few exclusions apply), and it only lasts until 11:59 p.m. on October 15.
As you can see, we’re feeling lots of warm, textured neutrals, mixed with pops of berry. Tribal prints are having a moment, and the capes and ponchos from last season are holding on strong. Our curation is just the tip of the iceberg that Shopbop has to offer by way of fall fashion, so hurry and get in while the getting’s good!