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Labor Day weekend style

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Oxford: J.Crew | Shorts: Old Navy | Loafers: Cole Haan | Bag: Coach | Rings: H&M | Earrings: Target | Sunglasses: LC Lauren Conrad | Lips: Marc Jacobs Moody Margaret


Well, Labor Day weekend has come and gone in a flash — as is usually the case with three-day weekends. How was yours? I spent Saturday with Liz going Target-hopping as we searched the local stores for a particular pair of sweatpants in a certain size. Talk about dedication. We ended up going to 13 Targets over the past five days. Other than obsessively checking Target, though, I did spend the weekend catching up with friends over brunch, barbecuing, swimming, reading — basically trying to soak up as much summer as possible before the real craving for fall begins.

Oh, wait. It already has.

This weekend was all about comfort while still looking like I cared about how I stepped out of the apartment, so for me, this means a good button-up blouse. My collection is quite extensive, and I usually put these on hold until the cooler months kick in. But I couldn’t wait, so I paired mine with the only denim shorts I wore all summer and a comfortable pair of metallic loafers.

Wishing for fall

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Hat: Forever 21 | Top: Forever 21 (old) | Shorts: Target | Flats: Target | Bag: DVF | Bracelet/Rings: Jewelmint

Sometimes I look back on my outfits and think, What was I thinking? It’s not usually because of the outfit itself (thank goodness), but usually a weather choice. For instance, when I wore this last week, it was in the 90s and humid as all get out. But I just had to wear that wool wide-brimmed fedora, didn’t I? Luckily, most of my day is spent some place air-conditioned, but still … clearly my inner stylist is wishing fall would get here already. 


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Kimono: Target | T-shirt: Gap | Shorts: Old Navy | Heels: Target | Clutch: Forever 21 | Watch: Timex (c/o) | Bracelets: Forever 21

We’re entering the transition between summer and fall, when all I want to do is two things: 1) wear cozy fall clothes, and 2) complain about not getting to wear said clothes because temps are still in the 80s. My temporary solution is summer-appropriate clothes in neutral, fall colors. I’ve only pulled out this kimono a few times this summer, but I love it more every time I wear it. I never thought I’d be a “kimono girl” (you know exactly the type of person I’m describing — admit it), and even though I don’t fit under the category of super artistic person or your wacky art teacher in middle school, I love that a kimono can still fit into my wardrobe and my personal style and still feel like me.

Rompin’ around Kansas City

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Romper: Peter Som for Kohl’s | Heels: Target | Clutch: Forever 21 | Bracelets: Forever 21 | Lips: Marc Jacobs’ Moody Margot


Well, Monday has rolled around again. Early Saturday morning, Liz, Emma, Anna and I headed down to Kansas City for a girls weekend getaway. I love traveling to new cities and seeing what they have to offer, but doing it with three friends and plenty of laughter along the way is the best. Let’s just say the weekend held lots of shopping, getting locked out of our hotel room, a half-naked man in Mac, the hottest day of the summer and some seriously good food (and even better company). But you’ll get to hear more about the trip this week!

On to the outfit: I’ve been in search of a romper or a jumpsuit for quite awhile (especially after Liz found one this summer). After a fairly fruitless search, I found one on clearance at Kohl’s that is just too good. I decided to save it for our girls weekend when we went out on the town for dinner Saturday evening. I obviously couldn’t wear it without my favorite new heels.