What the heck, you guys…where did September go?! Just a moment ago I was looking forward to a little cooler weather and pumpkin spice everything and suddenly October is on Thursday.
I AM NOT ready for this quite yet!
As I’ve done for the last few months, I sifted through my Instagram and picked a few of my favorite looks from this month. If you see something you like, I’ve made it easy for you to steal my style with links for each item if it is still available, as well as some similar styles at different price points. If you want to check out previous My Style posts, you can find them here.
Here are my three favorite September looks:
Look #1: The ‘like summer and fall had a baby’ outfit
The Tank Top
This outfit is pretty much my answer to the question of “how do you dress for fall when it’s still 90 degrees outside?” This tank top is called the Morning Glory Tank and I bought it a couple months ago when Anthropologie was having their super summer sales. The pretty mix of colors makes it really easy to transition into the fall with a sweater and I know I’ll get some more wear out of it before I pack it away for the super cold winter season. The one I have is long gone, but this one by the same designer has a similar feel (and is currently on sale): the Orabel Tank.
Here’s another super deal from the summer, it’s the Diamond Cut Skirt from Anthro and I got it when it was $148 marked down to $20. I know, it was a mega score and I kind of feel guilty sharing that since it’s all sold out. Sorry! I think that a burgundy circle skirt is a pretty great fall find though, so I found you the Bugle Boy skirt from Modcloth that has a similar shape. I actually own this exact skirt in Olive and have been meaning to hem it a little shorter so I can start wearing it with boots this fall. If you do decide to go for this version, make sure to check out the sizing information. If I remember correctly, this skirt fits small so I had to go up a size or two (whatever, I’ll just cut out the tag…)
I’ve posted these shoes a bunch of times because I pretty much wear them all summer long, they are discontinued but here are some similar looks: Honey Elisabeth Snake and Ariat Oro gladiators.
Look #2: Bring on the Critters
I’ve never really been much of a critter print kind of girl, but when I saw someone selling this elephant top on a Facebook Buy/Sell page I just had to have it! I tracked the top down and it’s called the Popover Shell top by Oat + Fawn in Elephants. Since I bought my second-hand, it is no longer in stores. However, I found the Safari As I Can See top from Modcloth that also features elephants. Or, you can skip the shirt and try a super adorable elephant scarf for less than $10: Blue Elephant Print Scarf.
I know, I know… these My Style posts are getting kind of repetitive with the amount of times I re-wear stuff! Here is my blue J.Crew cardigan yet AGAIN and you can find it here: the J.Crew Factory Clare cardigan in a ton of colors.
These pants are the Democracy Ab Solution Booty Lift Jeggings and they are AMAZING. I bought a pair at Nordstrom Rack last year and loved them so much that I went back and bought another pair. I wore them ALL winter and spring and they still look as good as new (which didn’t stop me from buying a couple back-up pairs when I saw them on sale a few weeks ago).
What makes them so great? Well, they feel like the softest, stretchy-ist black jeans on the planet and they have an elastic waistband hiding behind the zipper/button top. Also, I’ve had them pass for work trousers. Boom, BEST pants ever. They don’t have them available on the Nordstrom Rack online site, but I’ve seen them in stores within the past few weeks. If you feel like doing the legwork to check your local Rack, I usually get them for less than $40. I also found them on Amazon here: Democracy Women’s AB Solution and Booty Lift Jegging.
I have been wearing these sandals pretty much non-stop since I got them, because they are a great transition shoe to go from summer to fall. I lucked out and found them at ThredUp for a steal, but they look SO MUCH like these Steve Madden fringe sandals that I was stalking all summer long. They’re pricey at $80 and I can’t believe that they still haven’t gone on sale yet!
Look #3: A Printed Dress and Booties Rocking Everywhere
I bought this Anne Klein dress at TJ Maxx in the spring and really love the fact that the fabric doesn’t wrinkle so I can get through a 12 hour workday and still look professional. I found my exact dress (only in sizes 10,14 and 16) on Amazon here: Anne Klein Swing Dress. I also found this one with a similar shape but a black and white polka dotted pattern: Anne Klein Polka Dot Fit-and-Flare Dress.
I bought these booties last year, but I’ve just finally gotten used to the way that they look with dresses. I wasn’t really sure about hopping on the bootie train, but when I found these on super clearance for $17 I figured I might as well try them out. Mine are DV by Dolce Vita (found at the Rack, of course) and I found a pair with a similar suede look, wooden heel and fun tassel here: DV by Dolce Vita Women’s Joust Ankle Boot. Here is another similar pair by the same brand and here is one with an open toe AND open back.
My New Favorite Fall Polish Set
Since we are talking about fall transition, I absolutely must mention the new essie fall collection of colors. My friends at Red Door Spa sent them over to me as a #GalSquad perk and I’m totally OBSESSED with the ‘leggy legend’ color. It’s like the perfect copper penny shade for toenails or fingernails for this time of year!
I have a bazillion dollars in credits at True&Co due to referrals, so I want to give some away! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. That’s it! It can be anything — pick your favorite outfit, tell me whether you like these My Style posts, leave the name of your favorite fall nail color, tell me whether when watching Doc McStuffins you also yell at Lambie for being such a whore. Anything! For every 10 comments I’ll pick a winner to get a $150 gift card to True&Co to treat yourself to some fabulous lingerie and lounge wear! Just leave a comment before the end of September and you will be entered.
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