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the best summer to fall item is a maxi dress

close up navy and burgundy infinity scarf and gold jewelry

how to wear a maxi dress in the fall


how to style a maxi dress in the fall

Similar Denim Jackets: (1), (2) // Maxi Dress // Wedge Riding Boots (on sale!!) // Similar Infinity Scarves: (1), (2) // Initial Charm Ring // Nail Polish

This is one of my favorite fall looks year after year. Maxi dresses are the perfect summer-to-fall transitional piece for your wardrobe. You can layer a cardigan or jacket (like this denim one) and add a scarf for an easy fall look. It's also a great fall style because it is easy to adjust it to the temperatures. On more summery fall days stick with a light weight cardigan and scarf, but on cooler days add a jacket and blanket scarf.

The key to transitioning your maxi dress into the fall is to choose your dress / dresses wisely. Maxi dresses made of lighter materials such as chiffon should be left for the summer months. Cotton dresses, in contrast, are perfect to wear in the fall. Dresses in solid colors such as navy, black or red are easiest to style for fall.

This has been an odd work week for me, having both yesterday & today as office days. It's been great to actually catch up on paper work & emails, but I do struggle with not getting distracted at my desk. Hopefully today I can buckle down and then start my weekend early! 

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Wednesday Wants






I am SO excited to tell you that it is (finally) easier to shop my posts. In addition to the links I always provide, the photos themselves are now click-able. Click on any item you want to see and you'll be taken directly to it *happy dance*. It took me an embarrassingly long time to get this done, so hopefully I get quicker at it each week! 

In case you missed it last week (see here) I've changed my Wednesday Wants a bit - instead of a mix of items I want, I will be showing items that work together for both a work day outfit and a weekend outfit.

As you can see, right now I am really loving camel and burgundy tones - they have made their way into both my work and weekend outfit ideas for this week. The camel pencil skirt is such a wardrobe staple - I highly recommend it as it can be worn in any season. Pairing it with the bugundy handbag and gorgeous navy and burgundy silk bracelet make the outfit perfect for a fall day at the office. 

For this week's weekend look these jeans on sale are AMAZING. Paired with a turtleneck and plaid blanket scarf you have a chic but cozy weekend outfit. 

I am still coming down from the high of seeing the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge this past weekend (more on that here if you missed it). I was very inspired by Kate's bold outfit (red pumps!) and I will be incorporating bold colors and details into my outfits this fall as well.

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What to Wear to See a Princess

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cream tea length dress from ever newSimilar Dresses: (1), (2), (3) // Similar Coats: (1), (2) // Similar Heels: (1), (2) // Similar Handbag: (1), (2)

If you follow me on instagram, you'll have seen that yesterday the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Vancouver as part of their royal trip to B.C. Friends & I went down to the sea wall to see them arrive by float plane. Of course, being a fashion blogger, I had to take the opportunity to wear the most 'royal appropriate' outfit I could think of.

The weather is freezing right now, so I decided to wear m pale pink winter dress coat on top of my cream dress. People tend to shy away from pastels in the fall and winter, but I think that pale pink is an all season color. It works great for fall paired with winter whites and greys. 

While we only got to see Princess Kate & Will for a few minutes, it was truly incredible. Kate is even more gorgeous than I possibly could have imagined, and Will is even funnier (he made a comment about taking selfies!).  

Kate wore a stunning Alexander McQueen red & white dress. The dress is part of their 2017 resort collection - though the actual dress is quite different than what Kate wore as she had a number of alterations done - including adding "dress shirt" style sleeves and lengthening the hem. She accessorized it with bright red pumps and a red clutch.

Below are some photos from the event. The quality is not the greatest, but I just love that I have them! For more photos & videos head on over to my instagram stories - quickly before they expire! 

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Prince William arrival in Vancouver

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Making Jenna Lyons Proud

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Blazer // Similar Skirts: (1), (2) // Similar Tops: (1), (2), // Heels (my favorite work heels! For my full review of work day heels see here

Jenna Lyons is probably my biggest fashion idol. She is the president & creative director for J Crew, and a major risk-taker in the world of fashion. When I bought this JCrew flamingo blazer, I knew I wanted to be really bold with my style choices and 'make Jenna proud'. 

I decided to do some print mixing and wear the pink blazer with both leopard print and stripes for a bold work outfit. If you are shy about print mixing, don't be! If you missed my tips on print mixing, check them out here. Leopard & stripes are a classic print mix combo, and adding in any bright color with them (like hot pink) works perfectly. 

I also plan on styling this pink blazer in a more subdued work outfit later in the fall, so be sure to stay tuned on the blog for that!  

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Wednesday Wants

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I am so excited to show you guys my "new and improved" Wednesday Wants! I've decided that instead of providing a bunch of random items I am wanting, each week I am going to compile items I like into two outfits - a weekend one and a work day one. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this new look! 

As for this week's wants - can you tell I have a thing for floral right now?! I feel like florals get so easily mistaken as a spring pattern, when in reality I love florals for fall. Hopefully these outfits inspire you to incorporate florals into your fall outfits, work day & weekend. 

I hope you all have a great Wednesday ahead of you! I've had a bit of a slow start to my day today, I slept in far longer than I should have! I had a girls night out last night and my friends and I went to see Bridget Jones' Baby. It is by no means as good as the original, but it did have some pretty hilarious moments.

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Grey & Floral

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Similar Blazers: (1), (2), (3) // Shirt // Pants // Heels c/o // Similar Handbag // Similar Statement Ring // Lipstick (in "Gubby")

I cannot get enough of these Kate Spade floral heels. I have worn them to court quite a few times in the past few weeks and people compliment them every single time! If you work in an environment where you are more restricted as to what you can wear (ie. the land of black suits lol) shoes are a great way to add some personal style to your outfit. 

I also love adding a bold handbag to my work outfits whenever I can. This pink Michael Kors is actually my mother's, but luckily she lets me borrow it! My mom has incredible style (you can see posts from her here & here if you missed them!)

In other news, I am trying out a spin cycle class after work tonight with a friend. It is a new instructor at a new studio here in Vancouver, so I am a bit nervous but looking forward to a good workout. I've only ever done spin class once before, so hopefully it isn't too intense! I'm trying to expand my workouts lately and try new things- other than just dancing & running. What workouts do you all like? Any recommendations for things I should try? Let me know!


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Theory

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Dress // Shoes // Similar Handbags: (1), (2), (3) // Bracelets // Similar Earrings

This dress was my first Theory purchase, and I cannot sing it's praises highly enough! The quality is evident from the moment you touch the material. This has easily become my favorite new work dress. 

I love the subtle green-black-blue print of the dress as well. I decided to pair it with similar tones, so I went with my green-blue handbag and my navy blue suede slingbacks. Gold accessories polished the look off. I love doing bracelet stacks for the office.

In other news, last night sucked. If you follow me on instagram or twitter you know that Mode Media - one of the biggest blogger agencies in North America - filed for bankruptcy yesterday; leaving thousands of bloggers out thousands of dollars. 


It's a really scary feeling that you can sign a contract, do work and then never actually get paid. I am definitely in shock and still trying to process the whole  thing. If you are a fellow Mode media blogger - my condolences (virtual hugs all around). It's a good time to reflect upon your finances & hopefully we'll all come out of this stronger!

I hope you all have an awesome weekend, whatever you plan on doing. See you back here on Monday! 

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Wednesday Wants: Velvet

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One of the fall's biggest trends this year is actually really easy to incorporate into your work day wardrobe. Velvet is perfect (in small doses) for your office style. The above items are my favorite currently available velvet pieces. 

I really like that the velvet trend is, for the most part, sticking to really rich hues in burgundys, blues and blacks. These are colors that are easy to pair with grey & black work wear. I think my first velvet item will have to be either the heels or loafers - such a great way to ease into this fall/winter trend!

In other news, in response to so many great reader/follower questions (thanks guys!!) I'll be doing a second Facebook live Q&A focused on beauty later this evening. "Like" my facebook page and tune in to see the video! If you've got any last minute beauty questions for me, let me know!

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Work Wear Outfit Ideas for Fall

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When I'm looking for inspiration for what to wear at the beginning of a season, one of the first things I do is go through my old blog posts to remind myself of outfits I wore last year. This helps to remind me of style ideas I liked, and gets the creative juices flowing! 

Today, therefore, I thought I would share 5 office appropriate outfits that I wore last fall, and will definitely be re-creating again this year. I hope these help inspire your own work day fall style. Below each photo I've included a link to the original blog post where you can see all of the outfit details (all item links have been updated.)

PS. did you catch my Facebook live style Q&A over the weekend?! I've saved the video to my facebook page, so head on over to check it out if you missed it!

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 Original Outfit Post Here

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Original Outfit Post Here 
 
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Original Outfit Post Here

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Original Outfit Post Here 

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Original Outfit Post Here
 

Macy’s Fashion Front Row


Surprise! I bet you didn't expect a blog post from me on a Saturday, did you?! Well, I had to do an additional blog post this week, because I had to tell you all about an exciting upcoming event. 

Right now Macy's is preparing for a huge event; Fashion's Front Row. Fashion Front Row is a 'Shopping Party' happening at Macy's locations across America. If you are wanting to get insight on fall fashion trends, or if you've been having FOMO over New York Fashion Week *cough* me *cough*, then you need to check out a Fashion Front Row event! The best part is that attending is free!

The events themselves will have music & special guests, and of course the latest fall trends available for you to shop. This is a great way to take the stress out of fall shopping and get the insider scoop on what trends to try this fall, and how to update your wardrobe in a fun, stress-free way! Macy's fall fashion is where it's at!

I used to live in San Diego; and it is still one of my favorite cities on earth. In my time there, I spent a lot of time at the Macy's Fashion Valley. As such, I was stoked to hear that Macy's Fashion Valley is one of the locations having a Front Row event. I so wish I could attend! 

If you are in the SD area, check it out (...and let me know how it is!) Fashion Front Row is happening at Macy's Fashion Valley on September 17th at 3pm. Click through to the link at the bottom of this post to RSVP! The Fashion Vallet event is being hosted by reality TV star Dorothy Wang, the star of the hit E! series #RichKids of Beverly Hills and the Founder of Fabuluxe Jewelry and Rich and Bubbly Champagne

For more information on the Fashion Front Row events, and to RSVP to an event, head to:

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy's; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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