Style & Fashion

Best of Summer OOTDs

I love the change from one season to another, but it is always a little sad for me when summer turns into fall.  This may be due to the fact that I am a teacher and get to spend the summers with my son and husband, the fact that I love hot weather, or my hatred of wearing socks.  Whatever the reason, on this first day of autumn here are a few of my favorite outfits of the day from summer 2013.

I wore this striped body con dress for my fifth wedding anniversary.  My husband and I had a night on the town and lux hotel suite, it was perfect!  I found this dress in the juniors department at TJ Maxx for $14.99.  I love stripes and the slim red belt with a gold buckle was perfect!  I paired the dress with strappy tan Banana Republic sandals, a tan Coach purse, and gold bangles and earrings.

I wore this dress more times than I can count this summer.  I found this maxi dress at Ross for $8.99!  I wasn’t kidding when I said I love stripes!  I find stripes to be so fun and flattering for all figures.  A tip my grandma told me when I was a little girl is that smaller stripes make you look smaller!  I paired this maxi with thrifted lime green sandals I found at Goodwill for $5, my t+j designs pink bib statement necklace, gold bangles and pave earrings, a great black pebbled leather bag I bought years ago from Forever 21, and my Just Cavali aviators I picked up at Nordstrom Rack for $30!  I was hesitant to wear maxi dresses, because I am petite, (5’2 on a good day), I wish I would have jumped on the bandwagon sooner!  I feel like maxis are a wardrobe staple, here to stay.

Another favorite outfit of mine was this little number.  Besides stripes, I have a serious thing for clothes that are coral orange.  I’m surprised my friends have staged an intervention!  I wore this outfit on a dinner date with my husband.  The coral tank is from Banana Republic Factory I think I bought it for $6 last summer.  I love this white eyelet skirt!  I bought it at the Gap Factory store this spring for something crazy like $7!  I paired it with my favorite tan woven Steve Madden wedges, a pair of boho enamel earrings I bought at H&M in college, and a cool bracelet I got from my grandma.  I love to have pops of complimentary colors, I think it adds interest to your outfit and is a lot more eye-catching.

This denim or chambray dress was an amazing find at Target for $12!  The waist has drawstrings you can synch to accentuate your waist.  Instead of tying the strings in a bow, I tucked them inside the dress and added a green braided belt I thrifted for $2 at Goodwill.  I added a fun watercolor pair of Madden Girl sling backs I found at Ross for $20, and a cute Dooney and Bourke hobo bag I thrifted for $5!

As much as I will miss wearing sleeveless clothes, sandals, and sundresses; I am looking forward to fall and winter and wearing scarves, sweaters, layering clothes, and boots!

xoxo Kari

2 thoughts on “Best of Summer OOTDs

  1. You have a sence of fashion! I love how you match clothes and you make the clothes stand out as well. I wish I could buy good items and match them well with an affordable price like you,..!!
    Do you also sometimes sell your items?

    1. Thank you Leah! You are too kind! I do sometimes sell items on Ebay. I have been crazy busy and haven’t listed anything recently. I’m hoping after the holidays I will list a bunch of items. My ebay seller name is Karilynne1 😊

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