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When Summer Fades to Fall

We’ve reached that awkward part of the year where I’m really tired of my summer clothes, but it’s too hot for wearing fall pieces.  Plus, if I switch over now, I’ll be sick of fall and winter clothes by, oh, mid-October…

So, I try to get real creative in these few weeks where summer is still raging, but you can smell the change of seasons in the air.  Sometimes it doesn’t work – there will probably be a lot of outfits I just don’t blog at all (sorry, I don’t need that kind of photographic evidence when I’m rich and famous).  But, then I do something like this outfit, and I’m satisfied with its cuteness.

What I love about this one is that the white keeps me summery – I only have until Labor Day to wear this skirt (just kidding, I think that rule is stupid, but the material is so lightweight that the days of wearing it left in the year are legitimately waning quickly).  However, the 3/4 length sleeves and dusty shade of blue (vs. the brights of summer wardrobes) hint at the cooler temperatures to come.  And, the closed toe patent leather wedges are more sensible than most summer shoes, while still not having the weight of boots.

1 - blue 3-4 sleeve, white skirtSide note: a see-through panel on the top of this shirt is a little awkward.  I tried about 5 combinations underneath before I settled on this black tank-top, which I still don’t love…but the black also serves to keep the outfit from looking too mid-summer.

How are you “weathering” the seasonal transitions?  Have you switched over totally, or, like me, are you trying to get creative with all your summer clothes that you’re really quite bored of wearing?  Let’s share some tips on getting through until football season is well under way!

80 Days of Shoes: Swashbuckle

I wore these boots in yesterday’s post, but I was so busy with my scarf tutorial, I didn’t really highlight them.  And let me assure you – they deserve to be highlighted.
DSC_0995I bought these a few weeks ago from Clothes Mentor – a grown up’s Plato’s Closet.  They’d never been worn, and they’re from Aldo.  Originally, they would have been at least $80 – I got them for $18.  And they’re perfect.  Here’s another view:
DSC_0996I don’t know if you can tell in this picture, but these shoes are really high. Fortunately, though, because they are well-made, they’re not hard to walk in, despite their height.  Uncomfortable, yes.  Difficult to walk in, no.
1 - white dress, tan bootsHere’s another example of my white (or off-white) after Labor Day perspective.  I don’t really like putting clothes away for seasons, so I try to use them for at least three of the four.  Again, I need some more seasonally-appropriate pieces to keep me from looking out of place, so my boots, and the fall-colored necklace helped do that.

Do you keep your clothes out past season, or are you a strict put-them-away-once-the-weather-changes kind of person?

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