Go Bold: Colorblocking With Different Brights

No surprise. I’m obsessed with Spring 2019’s love of bold colors. What’s better than brights? Brights with brights, of course. I’ve been slowly acquiring fabulous bright separates because I want to do all kinds of color mixing this year. Today’s post gives you a glimpse inside my head. I’ve been dreaming about colorblocking brights. I’ve ordered the blazer, so I’ll keep you posted on the fit and actual color. And, you may remember the Slipknot flats (designer deal) from my fancy flats post.

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Colorblocking Brights

Hotstepper: The Fancy Flats You Can Wear All Year

No doubt, shoes can make or break an outfit. For many of us, flats are not at the top of the list when it comes to choosing shoes to complete an outfit. But, in 2019, flats are making a comeback. And, they are fancier and more colorful than ever. If you’re a flat lover, you may rejoice now. If you’re not, you might be swayed by the fancy flats trend.

I’ve had the Stuart Weiztman (orange and purple pairs below) flats on my wish-list for a minute. They’re now 60% off. I’m thinking I should get them now to get in the fancy flats trends. My only struggle will be deciding on a color.

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Orange flats | Purple flats | Floral loafers | Yellow moccasins

Pink loafer mules | Orange convertible loafers | Blue moccasins

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How to Refresh Your Go-To Summer Basics for Fall

It’s still fairly hot in St. Louis, but I’m already over my summer clothes. You too? I’m ready to embrace fall, and more importantly, fall style. Instead of running out and buying all the new gorgeous styles in stores, though, I’m refashioning some of my go-to basics. With a few styling tweaks, my oldies feel fresh for the season.

Remember my gingham shirt, a year-round staple, worn with shorts in this post? What about my light-wash ankle jeans (seen before here)? Well, today, I’m giving both items a fall style makeover. To do this, I’m drawing inspiration from the boys.

Gingham shirt | High-waisted jeans (similar) | Loafers c/0 Pic & Pay (option)

Fedora | Belt (similar) | Lip: Mac “Rebel”

Translating Runway Trends into Your Wardrobe

I love the menswear-inspired trends for women this fall. From the power suit (see how I work that trend using $30 jeans here) to other dapper styles. And, with one new addition, a sharp fedora, a couple of my go-to summer basics can evoke that kind of flavor.

Gingham shirt? Check. High-waisted ankle jeans? Check. Together? They make magic, especially when the shirt is tucked in to create a polished and refined look.

And, the finishing touch? A super old skinny belt that ties everything together.

How are you making your old favorites feel fresh for the new season?

Location: South City, St. Louis

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How to Wear Velvet Shoes Right Now

If you caught my Velvet Crush post then you already know that I love fall’s velvet trend. Sumptuous, luxurious fabrics? I’m so here for that. In that post, I shared 6 easy ways to embrace the trend, including rocking velvet shoes. Today, I’m showing you how I’m doing it with a fabulous pair of velvet loafers.

Sweater (option, option) | Jeans (c/o, similar)  | Loafers (c/o) | Fedora | Watch (c/0)

Velvet Shoes

During the fall, I like to add a few new pieces to set the tone for my style during the season. This fall, my velvet loafers from Naturalizer were must-haves for me because they combine two of my favorite fall trends—velvet and menswear. They’re a perfectly tailored loafer that offer the comfort I’ve grown to love from Naturalizer shoes. And, they’re available in a super luxe bordo velvet. The loafers fit true-to-size (I’m wearing my usual size 8).

Since cutting my hair earlier this year, my favorite fedoras no longer fit. So, I’ve been hoping to slowly rebuild my collection. I found this beautiful Cremieux twill fedora ($35) while walking through Dillard’s recently. I was drawn to the texture and striking combination of grey with the brown band.

Earrings: Mahnal Adas earrings ↑

Location: The ruins of the National Memorial Church of God in Christ in St. Louis