Well, if you live in my neck of the woods, today is the first day of school!
We made it mamas!
We got through the summer and the ENDLESS amount of “I’m bored” and “I’m hungry” announcements! 🙂
I’m actually going to REALLY miss the little guy.
We had a wonderful summer together.
Lots of late summer nights and lazy summer mornings.
Lots of playing.
Lots of coloring.
Lots of swimming with friends.
Lots of building with blocks. LOTS.
Lots of Minecrafting.
And best of all, LOTS of just hanging out and being together. I loved it.
So, now that we are approaching the end of August (how did this happen?), it’s time to start thinking about fall transition pieces. I think transition pieces are the hardest staples to find for a wardrobe.
If you are anything like me, there comes a time each year (usually around late September) that I feel ridiculous wearing shorts and sandals (even if it’s still 90 degrees outside), but I feel just as crazy wearing boots and long-sleeves.
So, transition pieces are all about meeting in the middle.
Today I’m highlighting a shirt that is great for
transitioning between seasons.
It’s short sleeve and light weight, but it’s FALL colors!
I’m going to show you two different ways to wear it today:
With flare jeans and wedges.
With cuffed jeans and flats.
Both ways will serve you well and will help you get out the door looking cute and seasonally appropriate in late September and all through October without feeling ridiculous.
I’m going to show you a 3rd way as well that will carry you well in to cooler temperatures.
With cuffed jeans, flats, and a military jacket.
LOOK #1: Flares and Wedges
shirt / bag / my flare jeans (other flare jean options)/
long necklace / short initial necklace /
earrings / similar wedges
If the cognac bag is sold out again at Nordstrom, you can also find it at Sole Society HERE! (I know I received 3 e-mails/ facebook messages this week from people who were kicking themselves for not scooping it up!)
It’s the same price at Sole Society and Nordstrom, and good news…
they are running a FREE SHIPPING special right now on orders over $30!
Hopefully it’s well stocked at Sole Society!
I feel like the flares, the shirt worn out, and the hobo bag all combine for a cool boho or 70s vibe!
I wanted to show you how the bag can be worn both cross body as well as over the shoulder.
The strap has 7 holes on it, and you can adjust the strap length based upon your height and how you want to wear it (cross body or on the shoulder).
bag at Nordstrom HERE / bag at Sole Society HERE
$18 chevron necklace HERE /short initial necklace HERE
plaid top HERE*
*I’m not sure why the photograph doesn’t show it, but there is definitely a red stripe in the plaid.
The red line shows up on the site for sure and it a good representation of what it looks like in person.
Get The Look For Yourself:
LOOK #2: Cuffed Jeans and Flats
I switched out my flares for my cuffed Vigoss jeans, and I switched
out my wedges for pointy toe leopard flats! I really love pairing leopard with plaid.
This look is exactly the same as Look #2 (see above for links), but with MY MILITARY JACKET thrown on top! This is my Old Navy military jacket that I’ve been obsessed with since last year.
My military jacket is HERE (thanks for restocking Old Navy!)
If you prefer ordering from Nordstrom, there are several military jacket options HERE.
Get The Look For Yourself:
Here are all three looks with THE TRANSITIONAL SHIRT side by side.
If you want a couple of more transitional top options, click on what you are interested in:
Click HERE for another military jacket option with near perfect reviews.
This one is longer for those of you that prefer that!
So there you have it, a shirt that I think is pretty dang near perfect to help us all transition into fall!
If y’all like this type of post, let me know and I will try to have some more in the near future.
See you back here on Wednesday for the Bachelor in Paradise recap!
and several readers sang their praises as wel!
Tall girl here- perfect length for flats if you don’t mind the hem coming down the back of the shoe a bit and bunching up a tad (I like that actually) and you can stretch them out a bit for heels or boots. These are the best! My husband said they made me almost have a thigh gap (which I do NOT have!) Perfect for a mommy tummy and for running around after a toddler. Thanks for the recommendation in the first place! I would never have considered theses otherwise.
fringe bag , other fringe bags HERE
For size reference, I’m wearing a 26 in the jeans, so I suggest sizing down 1 size. They are stretchy, VERY soft, and have a very nice fitted look. I have them turned under right now on me (I’m 5’4″ and they were several inches too long), but I’m going to take them to Nordstrom and have them hemmed to an ankle length! But that’s good news for you tall girls because they will probably work for you!
I’m wearing a PETITE X-SMALL in the shirt. This year’s shirt was quite a bit longer than last year’s version. In fact, I thought it was way too long. So, I returned it and ordered the petite x-small.
I like the length soooooo much better.