Mesh Embroidered Dress // High Waisted Jeans

Potter’s Pot Dress, similar HERE and HERE // Free Press Bra // Levi’s Jeans // BCBGeneration Shoes, similar HERE // Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody // Ray-Ban Sunglasses // LipSense in She’s Apples and Bombshell with Sand Gloss

Embroidery is a trend that is carrying into the fall.  I’m also starting to see quite a few mesh pieces out.  I picked this midi dress combo of both at TJ Maxx recently.  While I’m wearing it more boldly here, I’ve also worn it with a black tank, denim shorts, and booties.  I’ve even worn it as a beach cover up.  HERE and HERE are similar styles.  Search “mesh dress” on forever21.com and there are tons of options available.

For me this is more of a night look but some girls would rock it in the day.  I say “go for it” if you have the confidence to do it!  I chose this velvet longline bra underneath and my favorite high waisted jeans which are a fantastic deal.

I bought this olive crossbody during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and it sold out pretty quickly.  It’s back in stock now and 50% off!  That’s an even better deal than I got!  I’ve already used it a ton this summer but I’m super excited to use it with my fall wardrobe.

I’ve been having fun experimenting layering my LipSense colors.  This stuff is seriously amazing!  Not only is it smudge proof, kiss proof and waterproof, it lasts up to 18 hours.  Seriously!! You apply in in 3 layers.  I started by using the same color for all three but now am finding that I can get more variety by using more than one to change up a look.  Here I am wearing one layer of She’s Apples which is a super fun bright orange red that I toned down with two layers of Bombshell which is a barely there neutral color.  I topped it with Sand Gloss which is a super light beige with a subtle shimmer.

It’s been a busy month or so and I haven’t been able to keep up with posting as much as I would like to.  I’m hoping to get back on track with summer winding down.  I hope you have fun plans for the holiday weekend.  We have friends coming into town and are going to the U2 concert again!

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Ruffle Striped Skirt / Off the Shoulder Tee

H&M Top, similar HERE // Zara Skirt, similar HERE // Dolce Vita Sandal // Stella & Dot Earrings, similar HERE // BaubleBar Bracelet, similar HERE // Tom Ford Sunglasses // Dark Pink LipSense

Did you witness the solar eclipse today?  It was at 80% where I live.  I didn’t have the glasses so I didn’t stare directly at it but it was still cool to see the glow change and temperature dip.  There certainly was a lot of buzz about it and it was nice to see the country come together on something.

Now back to our regularly scheduled ruffles and off the shoulder!  Two things I never get sick of.  I found this ruffle striped skirt on clearance for $12.99 when I was in Santa Monica a few weeks ago.  It’s since been reduced to $9.99 online.  Small was the smallest they had available in the store but I would have preferred an XS for a snugger fit.  It’s also available HERE.

I picked up this off the shoulder tee at H&M last year.  I sized up for a roomier fit but I actually would have liked a size smaller for this tucked in look.  I bodysuit would work as well.  HERE is a similar top.

I scored these block heel studded sandals during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  They are pretty comfortable and the neutral color will go with just about anything.

These tassel earring from Stella & Dot are no longer available but HERE is a similar pair on clearance for less than $7 plus use code SAVE20 when you check out for an additional 20% off!  I just love the Sugarfix by BaubleBar collection!

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Ruffled Skort // Gladiator Sandals

Zara Skort, similar HERE / F21 Tee / Mossimo Sandals / BaubleBar Earrings

A few weeks ago I took a family trip to Malibu.  I’ve visited a few times before but had never stayed there prior.  It was so beautiful and peaceful!  We definitely utilized our time there but did venture out to other areas of LA as well.

On an afternoon in Santa Monica my husband suggested shopping.  He, nor his 16 or 20 year old kids, are big shoppers so I knew my window would be small.  We literally went in two stores before the shopping excursion ended!  The first store was Nike (for him).  The second was Zara.  I pretty much raced to the back of the store to raid the sale racks before it was time to move on.

I scored two adorable ruffled pieces including this ruffled skort.  I got it for $12.99 but it’s now online for $7.99!  Be sure to scroll down to check your store’s availability if you don’t see your size.  I also found a similar style HERE.

The skort is high waisted so a cropped top would work well or you could tie up a tank or tee like I did here.  This v neck tee is less than $6 and comes in a ton of colors.  You never can have too many white tees!

My gladiator sandals are a great Valentino knock off.  They are less than $30 online but I’ve heard that they are on clearance in store for $10!  Either way, they are a great deal and a quality shoe.

I mentioned these Bauble Bar beaded earrings recently and am so happy to report that they are now available online!  They are so fun for summer.

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Open Cardigan // Boyfriend Shorts // Booties

Leith Cardigan, similar HERE / Rag & Bone Shorts, similar HERE / Express Tee, similar HERE // BaubleBar Choker // Vince Camuto Booties // Similar Sunglasses // Luv It LipSense

If you haven’t noticed, I have a major thing for all things blush.  I have a super cozy winter cardi in blush but thought this lighter weight beauty would be perfect for late summer into fall.  It was one of my first Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchases and unfortunately it sold out pretty quickly.  I’ll let you know if I see it get restocked but I also found this other blush cardi that is worth checking out.

Now is a great time to stock up on some flowy relaxed tees.  Mine is from Express and HERE is a similar style in a bunch of colors on sale for $10!  The high low style is great tucked or untucked.  It can be worn with virtually anything – shorts, skirts, jeans, leggings, and joggers!

My booties are also from the Anniversary Sale and still in stock!  These are so comfy and will get tons of use this fall.

These are literally my favorite pair of shorts.  They are a size bigger than I normally wear in jeans but I think it just makes them that much more cozy.  I slip on a belt and I’m good to go.  I was lucky enough to find mine on Poshmark for $20 but HERE is a similar style for full retail.  You should definitely check out Poshmark to look for your size though.  I did a search for my friend the other day and found a couple pairs for her for great deals.  Search for Rag & Bone Boyfriend Shorts or Rag & Bone Destroyed Shorts.

I can’t believe tomorrow is Friday already!  I just got back Tuesday night from a family vacation in Malibu, California.  It was a perfect little getaway.  We enjoyed the beach, ate yummy food, hiked, and helped my step son move into his next apartment.  If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen my Insta Story videos of some of our adventures including some tourist activities like my first visit to Rodeo Dr. (window shopping only!) and to Sur (didn’t see Lisa or a single cast member!).  There were a few celebrity sightings, one of which I have no idea who he is and already forgot his name but the kids knew who he was.  The other was Anthony Michael Hall, almost unrecognizable, sitting at the table next to us at a sushi restaurant.  I’ll always remember him as the goofy kid is some of the best movies of my childhood.

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