Tag Archives: fall fashion

OOTD: Maxi Dress for Fall

11 Nov

I’m obsessed with maxi dresses. They are such a comfortable and easy summer staple. But do we really have to put them away when summer is over? Of course not! They are so easy to layer and are perfectly suited for fall weather. Here is how I transformed my solid black maxi dress into a fun outfit for fall.

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I scored this maxi at Old Navy a few weeks ago for $5 (woohoo!).

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I also got this tee from Old Navy for $3 (wow!). I bought it a few sizes too big so it would be slouchy.

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Taddaaaa! By just simply popping that $3 tee over the dress I have a great fall outfit! Not only was this outfit incredibly cheap, but it’s also comfy and fall appropriate.

Are you still rocking your maxi dresses this fall?

xoxo
Danni

White after Labor Day? *gasp!*

28 Aug

Here in the South, white after Labor Day is strictly forbidden. No white dresses, no white jackets, absolutely no white jeans, and don’t even think about white shoes. Breaking the rule is as much a social faux-pau as not drinking sweet tea. As a result, in this last week before Labor Day, that dreaded end to summer, many of my friends have been cramming in as much white as their wardrobe has to offer; frantically wearing those white jeans one last time or sporting that white tunic only to stow it away in the back of the closet on that fateful Monday. But…why? Who said that we can’t wear white after Labor Day?

After a quick Google search and a bit of brief research, I discovered no one person is particularly responsible for the white can’t be worn after Labor Day rule. In fact, experts can only speculate how this rule came to be. According to Time U.S. magazine, there are several different theories about the origin of no white after Labor Day. Some believe that it was once a practice based on practicality that slowly became ingrained into societal etiquette; white was cooler, and since no one had air conditioning, white was obviously the color of choice in the blistering summer months. In big cities, white kept fashionistas cool during the summer while in the winter darker colors kept them warm and dirt and grime from city life hidden. Other experts don’t buy this practical explanation for the rule and instead reason that no white after Labor Day was a sign of wealth and status. The wealthy could vacation away from the bustling city life and therefore wore white clothes that could only be kept clean in the leisure of extravagant vacations. As a result, white became a sign of status and having enough money to spend your days at leisure.

No matter the explanation for the rule, it has become ingrained into our culture in many ways. However, fashion icons have strongly opposed this rule from the beginning. Coco Chanel, for one (but do we really need another?), featured white in all their collections no matter the season. I guess I must say, if white after Labor Day is good enough for Coco Chanel, it is good enough for me. Check out these awesome fall outfits featuring the forbidden fall color.

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As we head into fall, I am going to put away my flowy white sundresses and probably even my favorite white shorts, but I think these fun and fabulous outfits are absolute proof that white can transition easily into fall. As seen in these examples, choosing white pieces in a a sturdier fabric (denim, sweaters, blazers, tunics etc) and layering are key to making white work in cooler weather. Armed with this new knowledge, I hope you can go forward into fall with your favorite white clothes in hand!

xoxo

Danni

Fall’s Must Haves for the Girl on a Budget

25 Aug

We all want to look fabulous this fall but not all of us have an unrestricted budget to make this happen. Here are a few must have pieces for fall that will not break the bank (or max out your credit card!).

1. Motorcycle jackets are bigger than ever for fall. Grab these fashionable finds for less than $50.

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$49.98 at maurices.com

motojacket2$49.95 at h&m.com

motojacket3$24.80 at forever21.com

2) An oversized sweater in a neutral color is perfect for layering. Not to mention it is both super versatile, wonderfully comfy, and a fall fashion staple.

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$19.95 at h&m.com

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$27.99 at pacsun.com

3) Riding boots are practical and super stylish for fall. Grab them in a rich brown color and they will go with anything in your wardrobe.

ridingboot1$39.80 at forever21.com

ridingboot2$49 at jcpenny.com

4) A printed scarf in a bold color will add some brightness and interest to even your most basic fall outfit.

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$9.80 at forever21.com

scarf2$14.99 at target.com

scarf3$11.99 at jcpenny.com

5) A tissue thin long sleeved t-shirt begs to be layered and is something every girl needs in her closet. Throw it on with your moto jacket, skinny jeans, and a fun scarf and you will be both comfy and stylish for your fall outing.

longsleeve1$20.00 at maurices.com

longsleeve2$25.00 at jcrew.com

6) Coats this season are really out of the box. In bright, decidedly un-wintery colors, fun shapes, or sporting interesting details, these coats are calling your name.

coat2$74.99 at zappos.com

coat1$59.95 at h&m.comcoat3$62.30 at bluefly.com

7) Not only are hats perfect for hiding a bad hair day but they will also help keep you warm and add an extra fashionable touch to your outfit.

hat$16.80 at forever21.com

hat2$12.95 at pacsun.com

hat3$12.99 at Target.com

8) The utility jacket is also having a moment this fall and you can snag these cool, versatile jackets for a steal.

jacket$39.00 maurices.com

jacket2$32.80 at forever21.com

I can’t wait for fall! And these awesome pieces are making me even more excited for the changing of the season; I can’t wait to wear them! I hope these items will help you look your best and stay on budget this fall.

What are you most excited to wear as cool weather closes in?

xoxo
Danni

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Fabulous Fashion Fridays: taking summer dresses into fall

12 Oct
All of us have those cute, little summer dresses that we do not want to have to put away when fall comes rolling around. The great thing is that we don’t have to put them away! One easy way to carry a summery dress into fall is with a leather bomber style jacket and some tough boots.
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Sundresses are versitale and comfortable in the summer and can be the same in the fall! Just throw a chunky knit sweater over the dress to turn it into a flirty printed skirt! Top if off with a scarf and boots and you are ready to go!
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Tights and leggings can be added to any of these looks for extra warmth. Also, knee high or over the knee socks can be included! Comment and let me know how you take your summer dresses into fall!