Summer to Fall Style : 5 Pieces to Wear Now & Wear Later

{SHOP MY LOOK}

{SHOP MY LOOK}

Hey there, loves! TGIF!! Hope you all had a great week! I've been keeping myself busy and {not so} patiently waiting for this evening & my babe to arrive from LA. We got home on Monday night after taking a long weekend to visit Adam's family in Raleigh and first thing Tuesday morning, Adam was on a plane out to the West Coast to do some camera tests for a TV show he is getting ready to film in New Orleans. 

Speaking of Raleigh...how cute is this spot!? I knew I wanted to shoot a couple outfits while we were visiting since Adam would be away all week. We were talking about where to go and Momma Stone suggested City Market - the cutest area in Downtown Raleigh with a mix of restaurants, cafes & bars + retails shops, art galleries, food trucks and all kinds of fun things. And...cobblestone streets {duh!} Anyone else obsessed with cobblestone streets as much as me?! They just add such a charming, European feel to a place. 

So I woke up today and there was juuuuust a touch of that fall feeling in the air! Oh, how this makes me happy! While running errands this afternoon, I could actually walk around without sweating. #thelittingthings {haha} According to my Instagram feed your either savoring the last of summer or in full on fall mode like moi! {lol} The temps seem to be moving away from sweltering to the oh-so pleasant, humidity-free 80's and perhaps even a little chill in the air in the morning and/or evening. This transitional time of year, makes it a little tricky when it comes to getting dressed...

Here in Charlotte, Summer likes to stick around well into September, and we even stay pretty warm into October. Which means I'll still be slipping into my cutoff's and sandals during the day but change into jeans & boots at night for a while longer...

As simple as it is, this boat neck tee from Anthropologie just felt like the perfect top to take from summer > fall. Its a little heavier weight than your average t-shirt + the three-quarter sleeves give a little more cozy coverage & I absolutely love the rose color x gold polka dot detail. 

DENIM CUTOFFS
I'm REALLY loving denim shorts with light weight sweaters & booties for a cute & cozy late summer/early fall outfit - this combo is so effortlessly chic.  

BOOTIES
You guys know I am crazy for booties and there seriously are a gazillion to choose from! Open toe, closed toe, flat, chunky heel, slouchy - you name it, there's a bootie for you out there! I've started pairing booties with dresses and absolutely love this look for fall! Don't be afraid to rock some boots with shorts, skirts, a dress and of course, your favorite pair of denim! 

LIGHT LAYERS
A classic denim jacket or a cozy cardigan or duster is the perfect, light layer to throw on for a cozy-cool & effortlessly chic look when you start to feel a little crisp in the air. 

NECK SCARVES
This is hands down one of my favorite accessories. There are so many fun ways to wear neck scarves - depending on the size, you can tie them in a number of ways - and such an easy way to enhance a simple outfit. 
PS: I just bought this Madewell Bandana in 'Vintage Gold' but couldn't get the image for the right color to show up below. So when you click thru, look for that option. Another favorite is 'tropical coral' that I got about a year ago! 

POPS OF FALL
Even something as simple as a T-shirt can lend a 'pop of fall' when wearing the right color. A few of my favorite colors for fall are red, mustard yellow, olives & burgundy. 

Thanks so much for stopping in! Cheers to the weekend! xx

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