Wednesday, September 2, 2015

OUTFIT: Trendy transition to fall

First look:
Jacket: Old Navy (exact- now on sale, exact style in different fabric - also on sale) 
  This jacket (the same cut, but another color) was reviewed in this post.
Shirt: Forever 21 (similar)
Jeans: LOFT (similar)
Earrings: vintage (similar)
Bracelet: my grandmother's (similar)
Clutch: vintage Coach cross body with strap unclipped (similar)
Heels: LOFT (exact - on sale. These keep selling out (both in nude and black) but then get relisted, so keep an eye  on them if you like them - they are incredible!  I haven't been stalking them for weeks or anything... I find they run a 1/2 size large, if that helps you order.)

Second look:
Tote: Old Navy (exact)
Flats: Cole Haan via Nordstrom Rack (similar)

First, I must give credit for my knowledge of the existence of these gorgeous shoes and the idea to wear them with unzipped ankle zip jeans to this post at Alterations Needed.  After that it was stalk, almost buy, sold out, put in cart again, almost buy, sold out, put in cart again and finally buy.... You get the picture.  I'm tempted to get them in black also, since they are so gorgeous, but decided against it.  My goal in life right now is to own less, not more.  (Which meant that an older pair of my shoes got donated when these beauties came into my closet, but no regrets here!)

Anyway.  Isn't it fun finding fall-like ways to wear your summer tops?  This is an open-sleeve top in a really summery gauze fabric (showed in this post without a layer on top), but with this cargo jacket, it can be transitioned right into fall.  I showed two different looks - one perfect for a casual night out with heels and a clutch, and another daytime look with a large tote bag and flats.  It'd look great with ankle boots, too.

I can't wait to wear the look with heels during my anniversary trip to Sonoma Valley at the end of this month (or Napa, we haven't decided yet!).  3 nights sans kiddo in a non-walking environment?  Heels it is!  I may wear the daytime look tomorrow night to Back to School night at Gavin's school. 

In case you're in the market for similar items, here's some of each type: cargo jacket, tasseled shoes, and boho tops, all under $100 each: