30 August 2012

Now and Later

gilded estate stripes   camel dots & blue

I think the vast majority of us consider fall to be a much favored season. The crispness in the air and respite from the heat, not breaking out into a sweat by virtue of standing still and being able to finally slip on the cozy layers, changing foliage and crunching leaves underfoot, snuggling on a chilly afternoon with a blanket and good book, being the right season for sipping hot cocoa with too many marshmallows.

camel dots & blue  gilded estate stripes

Can you tell which season I adore most? Unfortunately for a fall lover like me, I live in the SE, so despite it being mere inches away from September, it is going to feel quite summer-like for another few weeks still. And then be like fall for about a week before we hit SE winter - i.e., cold and wet with nary a drop of real dea snow.

gilded estate stripes    camel dots & blue

So when the skirt I am wearing in this post finally hit sale and I brought it home with me, I was inspired to not only show off the outfit I did wear (striped top) but also another ensemble for when my idea of cool weather hits (lotsa dots). Shoot, throw on some tights and a collared shirt under the sweater and I'll be all set for winter too!

What are you wearing now that will also easily transition for fall? What are you looking forward to breaking out of your closet once the weather starts cooling down?

gilded estate stripes

gilded estate stripes

Top: J.Crew perfect boatneck (worn here - sim, sim, simtunic)
Skirt: Yoana Baraschi via Anthropologie gilded estate (now on sale - sim, lighter, luxe)
Necklace: J.Crew factory (worn here - simsimsim)
Shoes: Guess kissani (sim wedge, low heelluxe)

camel dots & blue

camel dots & blue

Sweater: ON boatneck (same print as dress, sim, white dots)
Collar: Asos gold sequin (worn here - sim)
Bracelets: J.Crew factory, ON, Target, F21 (sim, sim, sim, sim)
Shoes: Michael Kors hamilton (worn here - plain, simsimlow heel)

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Have a good Labor Day weekend, ladies! Enjoy summer's unofficial last hurrah.

And don't forget to enter my giveaway for a $100 gift card to Shopbop! Enter here.

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62 comments:

  1. A) you are too dang cute and I want your tiny body. B) I love the striped top with that skirt! C)I am trying to wear shorts with longer sleeved tops to transition. D) Have a great day!

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  2. Ooh that skirt is so fun!! Both of these outfits are awesome :)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  3. I love how you mixed these patterns--it's both bold and intriguing. I also love the ASOS collar, it compliments the sweater very well. I'm excited to add boots and tights to every outfit come fall. And break out my sweaters which have been hidden away for the warm months.

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    1. My idea of layering is usually no more than two layers, but I look forward to being able to layer. That and not be standing completely still outside and still sweating my butt off anymore!

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  4. I love both tops with this skirt. I can't decide which I like best. I really like that polka dot sweater with it...

    Amy


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  5. oh lisa! i love this post - the outfits are fun and fresh. i have been eyeing that skirt for a while but have been confused with the reviews. may i ask how you sized in it? thanks!! xox P

    phiphisblog.com

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    1. I just ordered it in my regular size and had no problem fitting into it. It hits me at my natural waist. There is ruching at the hips which didn't bother me, but I noticed in the reviews that not everyone was thrilled with that detail. I personally didn't think it added much bulk or anything. Hope this helps!

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  6. i love this! the print of that skirt is gorgeous and the color is just AMAZING!! i absolutely adore it paired with those bright pink pumps!!!!!

    i totally agree with you about fall!! you get to break out all the layers! i'm most excited about breaking out all my moto jackets and wearing leather!!! hehehe

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  7. I love both outfits! I am definitely a fall lover, but the fall weather never seems to last long! And now that I'm living in FL, I'm not entirely sure I'll get any fall weather at all. Both outfits are so fun, I love the print mixing. I can't wait to break out my knee high riding boots for fall!

    Stephanie
    twenty-something

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    1. You're right, before you know it, we'll all be complaining about how dang cold it is!

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  8. Great post! I love that skirt, it's so bright and fun! Looks great either way, but especially fun with those pink shoes :)

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  9. Love the pops of colors and mixs of prints!

    love from nyc,
    www.nicolealyse.com

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  10. Fantastic mix of prints. Your skirt is just lovely. Yes, we all love fall for its crispy air, but I think most of us love layering different patterns and materials the best :O)

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  11. These are amazing! I'm loving it paired both ways!!

    www.everydaywitharedhead.blogspot.com

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  12. The skirt is so pretty and looks great with both the striped and the dotted top!
    Love
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

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  13. Such a great skirt! I probably never would have picked that up because I would have no clue how to style it. And here you are with two completely different totally cute outfits. I'm so amazed by you ladies who can do this.

    I'm trying to will Fall into staying away by wearing all of my most summery clothes. This warm weather can stay around forever..I'm SO not ready for snow.

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    1. I guess it is the good and bad about my shopping habits - I usually buy a piece because I like it and don't necessarily think about how it works with the rest of my wardrobe. Sometimes it works out - sometimes I have something I've worn maybe once ...

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  14. Love the print on that skirt and it looks so cute with the stripes! I actually am dreading the fall as summer is my fav season! I need to move to a warm climate, stat. :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
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    1. You gotta move south, girl - we may not get a real deal NE style autumn but it is warmer more months than it is not here. Though winters are just cold and wet because it rains all the time.

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  15. Love the polka dot sweater and sequin collar!

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  16. That skirt is gorgeous- as is your styling. I would never have thought to bring in fuchsia , but it is perfect.

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    1. You can thank my impatience for breaking out these shoes, haha, thanks!

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  17. That skirt is amazing! I love how you styled it...especially with the ON polka dot top. I purchased it in the green with navy and am so wishing I bought it in brown. You look stunning! xx

    http://www.twentiesgirlstyle.com/

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    1. I wanted that sweater in all the color iterations but I thought the tan worked best for me since I don't have a whole lot in this color.

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  18. I love the mixed prints!! You look great.

    Although it has been hot here during the day, the evenings are already chilly so I've been layering with glee. :)

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    1. I look forward to when it's not freezing indoors because of the blasting AC then hotter than the surface of the sun outdoors. ;o)

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  19. Love the bold print and color of that skirt, as well as the fearless pattern mixing. Hmm, I've never experienced a "real" fall, but I'd love to see the changing leaves someday. I am looking forward to being able to wear a light layer or two. :)

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  20. p.s. - there is no such thing as too many marshmallows in a cup of cocoa! Pile 'em on. :)

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  21. I get a full on fall season in Belgium, but we skip summer, haha. Although this year wasn't so bad... . Anyway, I love these pattern mixing outfits for summer and fall. The fall one is my fave though! ^^ x

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    1. I always think it is funny when I got to Europe in the summer months and I think it is jeans and light jacket weather but all the locals are sporting shorts and tanks.

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  22. boots! i can't wait to wear boots!

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  23. FALL!!!! I can't wait!!! It always come late here down in southeast Alabama, but it has definitely been feeling like pre-fall for the past two weeks!!!

    Love the skirt--it looks great both ways!!!

    Taylor

    ohwelltatslife.blogspot.com

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  24. You are rocking the pattern mixing! You go girl!

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  25. love them both! I'm digging my ON boatneck in the same color. Fall is my fav ever! For clothes too!

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  26. This is such a great print! I love how you paired the skirt with different patterns :-)

    Maria
    Dainty and Decadent

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  27. In LOVE with that skirt!!! Beautiful!

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  28. I love that skirt! I've been stalking it wondering if I should pull the trigger on buying it. I think you just convinced me that I should. I love the way you styled it! I was thinking of pairing it with my black-and-white gingham button-up.

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    1. 25% sale items this weekend at Anthro! I think it would look great paired with gingham - I think I may have to steal your idea, girl! ;o)

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  29. I LOVE these outfit combinations!!! Thanks for sharing these styling ideas for this great skirt!

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  30. Thanks Lisa for sharing your styling ideas with us. I love both looks! I'm so excited because I recently bought the skirt, but I haven't worn it yet. I wasn't sure what to do with it besides wearing a basic white top. I have similar striped top and the white and black polka dot sweater from ON. I can't wait to put these looks together and have a copy cat moment on my blog :)

    Moody Girl In Style

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    1. Ooh, you always looks so good in a pencil skirt silhouette, I can't wait to see how you pair it.

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  31. I live in the SouthEast too, we definitely lack much of a fall, don't we? I love that skirt, it's so bright and pretty!

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    1. Haha, I grew up in the NE, so IMO, fall in the SE lasts about a week. Sometimes I think I miss it completely because I was expecting more! ;o)

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  32. That skirt is gorgeous!! Love it with the stripe!
    -amy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  33. love everything!

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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  34. very cute - definitely a versatile skirt! I like it with the striped top the best.

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  35. I love these looks. That skirt is so pretty.
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  36. EPIC!!
    Love how you mix prints, loving the pop of lilac of the shoes and although I love both looks, I think the dotted shirt outfit is AMAZING. Great outfit.
    xx,
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  37. I really LOVE the print and the beautiful blue shade of this skirt, Lisa. And you have paired it beautifully in both looks, making two amazing mixed print outfits. It's just hard to pick a favorite! I'm looking forward to break out my colorful tights and boots to wear with my favorite dresses and skirts! Enjoy the long Labor Day weekend!

    Jenny
    www.jensoutfitjournal.com

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  38. This is the most adorable outfit ever! You look great, I love it styled with the polka dot jumper! That's a fabulous skirt! -xx

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  39. I love that gold collar necklace and that skirt has such a FUN print. x

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  40. Lisa I've been loving this new skirt from Anthro and think it looks AMAZING on you!! I love how you styled it both ways. So much fun and beautiful!!

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  41. That skirt looks gorgeous on you, and you styled both looks beautifully... Love both looks, love how the skirt transitions easily, and those accessories - perfection! We're fall lovers too.
    Hope you're having a great labor-day weekend!
    xx
    5th&6th

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  42. Lisa, I just bought this skirt when Anthro offered extra 25% off last week... thanks for the inspiration, you look great! This is a great skirt isn't it?

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  43. Ahhh yes, that's exactly how Atlanta autumn-into-winter goes! I always tell Cath that she needs to move over here (to Edinburgh) because we have roughly 9-10 months of autumn/winter. There are only about 2 weeks out of the year that you don't need some sort of jacket/layer.
    Your new skirt is gorgeous and I love the two options!

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  44. Nice Styling. I love both looks.

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  45. The skirt is darling and I love that you adventurously paired it with polka dots, it works so well.

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