This summer has almost come to a close, and my favorite time of year is just around the corner! I’ve always loved the excitement that comes along with back to school, whether I’m experiencing it as a student or as a parent. And of course, fall clothes are so much more fun! I had the best time collaborating with Abejas Boutique to choose some fun late summer/early fall looks. These leather joggers could not be more “me” and how perfect for Texas autumn! I absolutely love the dressed down silhouette paired with leather. I think a lot of us get stuck with the idea that leather pants are “fancy” and/or “edgy” and not appropriate for daytime, but these joggers also look great with Adidas and a tank and are plenty comfortable enough for 9 to 5. Paired with this pretty Peter Cohen draped silk tank, though, they also create the best date night look. The photos do not do this top justice…the draping is just so perfect. It is a classic style that will never look dated, and that’s exactly what I look for when I’m contemplating a splurge piece!
There’s nothing I love more than a good casual pant! Jeans are such a staple, but a great pair of pants always makes me feel a little more with it. This pair of Isabel Marant Etoile trousers is so me and just perfect for this spring weather. The high waist makes them feel current, and the pocket detail makes them feel special. Who doesn’t love that combo?
Y’all, I cannot handle this dreary weather anymore! What is going on? I’ve loved that Houston has actually had a winter this year, loved bundling up and building fires, loved wearing sweaters and boots. But I need a little sunlight! When it comes back, here’s what I plan to wear: white, white, and more white! White linen really is the epitome of springtime, and my favorite way to transition to the warming weather is to pair it with a little leather and some black accessories. It says “I’m so over winter, but I’m still too chilled to bare my toes or expose my arms.”
It is a rare occurrence when I find a piece of clothing I wear five times in less than two weeks….but that is just what happened with this rose gold Polder blouse! I spotted this beauty hanging from the racks of the gorgeous new Abejas space (Go now to check out the new digs if you haven’t yet been; it is truly one of the prettiest boutiques I’ve ever seen!), and I thought it was stunning but not necessarily “me.” So on to the fitting room I went without it. But I kept thinking about it! Thinking about how even though it is metallic and shiny and bright and totally a statement piece, it is actually quite versatile and probably just what I needed for all of the fun holiday events on my calendar. I really love when I prove myself right! I have since worn it to a luncheon, a friend’s birthday party, a holiday cocktail party, dinner with friends, and even Sunday church services with a black blazer to tone down the bling. And the holidays aren’t even close to being over yet!
It’s fall, y’all! This transitional weather is the perfect time to experiment with contrasting textures. I love the sweet, feminine lace of this alice + olivia top paired with the slightly edgier pleated leather skirt and calf hair leopard bag. The short sleeves and knee length skirt are perfect for the never ending Houston heat, but the colors and textures scream autumn!