I have fall on the brain, not in any thanks to our amazingly steamy temps (I LOVE hot weather! Mike always laughs because 90 degrees is just fine for me!), but simply because I've been working more and more in my classroom and getting back into the swing of school. My top 10 trending pieces are a mix of "hold-on-to-summer-as-much-as-I-can" and "I need to get back into a routine, and I'm okay with this" haha. Ever feel that way? Here's what's #trending in my world this week.
gorgeous metallic and scalloped hem dress.
I happened upon this on accident while searching for some blue-hued dresses for my last post. But how gorgeous is this? I have my cousin's wedding in October, and this is certainly a contender! It's just so lovely! The ever-so-slightly-flared sleeves, key-hole back opening and scalloped hem are my favorite parts. I also think it would be perfect for a fall wedding!
[2.0] This embroidered dress
I can't get over the back opening on this beauty. The details of the embroidery are just marvelous! This, too, is a top contender for my cousin's wedding in October. I love everything about this one, especially the window-pane design and scalloped hem!
[3.0] This tulip-hem dress.
For under $60, this will be one of my new favorite wear-to-work dresses. How about that adorable tulip-hem bottom? I LOVE yellow, so this color scheme is beautiful. J. Crew Factory never fails me! I can't wait to take my annual fall trip to the outlets.
[4.0] This gorgeous mockneck lace top
-- compliments of Krista!
Oh my gosh. This top! My girl Krista knows me so well. She just got this on sale-- 40% off, guys! She sent me the link because she knew I would need it, too! And she was right! I do an annual Loft trip for school clothes every fall, too, so I cannot wait to get my paws on this fabulous top. This will be a work-to-weekend top for me. Krista is SO stylish. I always adore all her clothes. She is actually one of the reasons I wanted to create a blog because of her blog, Fit for Fargo, that she wrote while living in North Dakota. She's just such an inspiration to me! Love you, girl! Author's note: obviously, we will be wearing a tank top under the lace top! HAHA!
[5.0] This sequined back-to-school bag
Each year, I buy myself a special work bag to commemorate the start of a new school year. I have been doing it since I was a kid; back then, it was a fancy backpack.
First day of kindergarten outfit, 1992.
Nowadays, I love to buy a bag that encompasses my school colors and gets me pumped for going back. My school colors are gray and navy, but this bag is somewhat blue with the turquoise sequined stripes, so I think it could work! Right? I mean, how could you not love carrying this bag around and starting your day with a smile? Hello! It's fully sequined! #Iwillownthisbag #SummerJobMoneyUses #reasonswhyIambrokealways hahaha!
[6.0] This off-the-shoulder top
for the weekends.
I am all about the "cold shoulder" tops! How cute will this black top look with a pair of skinny jeans and fierce black booties? I am obsessed with this style! All tops from Anthro are currently 20% off! Hurry!
[7.0] This bow neck jacket
I have been drooling over this zip-up for honestly 6 months. The red version
is now on sale. It's just so amazing! I haven't pulled the trigger, as the price is hefty, but I full intend to watch it like a hawk until it drops under $100. The Beyond Yoga X Kate Spade line of workout gear is TO DIE FOR. The bows and polka dot details (check my post
on some of the spring pieces!) make working out even more fun.
[8.0] This Kelly Green
scalloped work shirt.
I am a sucker for scallops! This shirt comes in 4 colors, and I LOVE the scalloped detail. This would be perfect for work with skinny black pants and a pair of sensible heels :) How pretty is the green color? Remember the scalloped shirt
I wrote about in the winter? Mike found it at BR, too! The biggest regret I have about it is that I didn't buy all the colors. Now is my time to right that wrong! LOL!
[9.0] This ruffle
I am a sucker for anything navy or gray for my Friday dress-down attire. How cute is this ruffle top by Banana? You know BR has the most incredible sales-- remember my $11 birthday tank top
? I can't wait to do a little back to work shopping at Banana! I am loving all their new additions! WAIT for the sales, though! Never pay full price. Mike and I get items sooooo inexpensively by just waiting it out.
[10.0] This midi skirt
I can envision tucking any collared shirt into this adorable skirt and calling it a day. Add wedges into the mix, and you have a perfect work outfit. I love the appropriateness with the length, and I love that you could dress this up with a crisp collared shirt, or wear it with a graphic tee and flats on the weekend.
What pieces are you currently coveting?