I am still jumping on the off the shoulder trend bandwagon for as long as I can.
Shopping for tops is really the hardest thing for me.
I am beyond picky and normally tend to gravitate toward similar silhouettes time and time again.
This particular top I had debated on purchasing for some time.
I have a bigger bust and because of that I normally tend to sway away from any type of frill over my chest.
I was pleasantly surprised by the fit of this top that it didn't overly accentuate anything or overwhelm my frame.
The best part about this top?
The loose fit is AWESOME and perfect to eat as much as I want for the fall football festivities that are ahead.
I ended up wearing this outfit this past weekend for my friends casual engagement party in my home town this past weekend.
It was so nice to see all of my oldest friends in one place and celebrating someone from our group finding her person.
This top is perfect for warmer weather but also for those warm fall days.
I hope to see some of you tonight at the event with The Offline Society in DC!
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I am so excited to partner with The Offline Society and chat about fall fashion on Tuesday 9/27 in DC!
Come #takeitoffline with me and talk about everything Fall!
I'll be sharing some tips about my favorite season's fashion and sipping on yummy cocktails.
Don't remember what The Offline Society is?
The Offline Society curates gatherings for the romantically unattached who appreciate the value of chemistry and conversation. Members get access to private gatherings such as roving cocktail parties, pop-up supper clubs, and sporting adventures. The catch? The invite lists are created by the members themselves through a personalized matching tool. Membership currently open to men and women ages 22-36 who are interested in the opposite sex.
WHEN: Tuesday September 27th
WHERE: Blank Label 1518 K St NW, Washington, DC
WANT TO JOIN? Click HERE
Fall is here guys!
While it may not feel like fall my favorite season has technically arrived.
Last season, camel coats we a thing. and I totally bought into it here.
This season, camel coats are still a thing and I'm even more obsessed.
If you have followed me for awhile you may have realized that I have quite a collection of fall winter coats (a few of my favorites here and here) and when I spotted the outerwear collection at Banana Republic this season I became beyond excited.
This particular camel coat is such a classic piece and so well made I knew that I had to add it to my already too expansive collection.
When I look for a so called "classic coat" there are 3 things that I look for when shopping around.
It really doesn't seem like that big of a deal but heavier coats are pricey!
So when shopping for winter outerwear make sure the color is something that is compatible with the majority of your winter wardrobe.
Ensuring that a heftier price tag item will get its use in your closet make sure it goes with a ton of pieces.
Hard to believe, but sometimes I like a tighter fit to my clothes but outerwear isn't
really the place to opt for that.
When buying a coat fall/winter piece, always think of that extra layer you may need.
You are most likely going to invest a little bit more on this closet staple so you need to make sure that it will fit in various situations (ie. with or without heavy sweater).
There shouldn't be much of a fit difference between the two.
Super important and where my Fashion student study comes in handy.
Fabric makes all the difference and when investing in a coat or any outerwear piece, ensure that it is of a good quality material.
In my opinion, wool jackets are great quality but you have to ensure that the construction is up to par as well.
Hopefully some of these tips help you get prepped for Fall and the much cooler Winter ahead.
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The only time I ever get a good Sunday Funday in is when a long weekend happens
and a bunch of my friends are actually in town at the same time.
This past Labor Day was when those stars aligned and an awesome Sunday Funday occurred.
when more I was pretty excited when most of my friends stayed in town this past holiday weekend.
We started off at brunch at Due South (post to come) in the Navy Yard in DC near Nats Stadium.
WHICH if you haven't been to Navy Yard recently it's such a great neighborhood in the city.
It has such cute places to eat, walk around, and perfect outfit post opportunities.
After brunch, we headed across the street to a microbrewery, Bluejacket, and had a beer.
The sun began to come out and it was a afternoon to sit outside a sip a beer with friends.
Once we finished our beers, our party dwindled down to 3 of us so we headed to Georgetown
for some more drinks and chatter.
It ended up being the perfect day of drinks and friends that I needed.
On top of the awesome day with friends I finally got to wear my new (and favorite) double breasted blazer from Banana Republic.
It totally makes any outfit more polished and I can't wait for this to be my go-to blazer this season.
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Labor Day weekend in DC gave just a little preview for what is come this season in a few ways.
I had originally planned to go out of town for the weekend but then unforeseen
events and hurricanes made us alter our plans.
| dress: the fifth via BNKR | vest: american eagle |
On Saturday we traded boating for Union Market.
We had a lunch at the DC hot spot, had a few oysters at Rappahannock Oyster Bar and
then grabbed a drink at The Bidwell at the end of the building.
FYI the drinks are normal DC prices BUT they are strong and totally worth it.
FUNNY STORY: My friend noticed an interesting bottle with a snake inside of it and
asked the bartender about it.
It ended up being a sake from an Korea and was probably the grossest thing I've ever had.
I finally got to wear this dress from The Fifth that has been sitting in my closet for a few months.
I have been loving bodycon dresses for casual outings.
With cooler temps, layering any type of dress with a vest/jacket/bomber really
adds more outfits to your closet.
I love this hem on this dress it adds a little sass with the asymmetrical hem and the
denim vest makes sure I keep the casual vibe.
I also broke out my favorite Rag & Bone booties for the first time this season and
they were just as comfortable as I remembered :)
With the cooler temps I can't wait to be re-wearing this outfit a ton this fall :)
I'm wearing this Kendra Scott necklace backwards to create a lariat type look which is my favorite style at the moment.
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Rag&Bone boots are a little pricey but here are some great options under $150: