Making it to Thursday calls for a colorful celebration, right? I’ve got you covered. As soon as I saw this gingham skirt at the Bluegrass Outlets, I knew I had to bring it home with me. The blue and white gingham screams ‘4th of July,’ but is also perfect for fall tailgates for the Wildcats!
Happy happy Labor Day! I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend; I so enjoyed being off work, but am back to work today. Here’s hoping I can avoid going into any stores at the outlet center for one more day.
Last week, I got a chance to go up to Joe Huber’s Family Farm up in Indiana. Despite the fact that I’ve lived in Louisville for years, this was my first time going! We picked up a little bit of everything in their store and so far I’d have to say I’m most in love with the corn. It was so delicious and I’m regretting that we didn’t buy more.
I really wanted an outfit that was cute, but also comfortable so that if we decided to go out to the orchards to pick peaches I wouldn’t be wobbling around or worrying about my clothes. With how hot it’s been lately, I opted for this cozy summer dress that I bought on major clearance recently. This dress sold out online and at most Francesca’s boutiques, but if you happen to be near an outlet location they may have it on clearance and currently offering an additional 40% off at some outlet locations. I’m a big fan of the lightweight material and detailing at the hem. I plan to wear this dress a ton next summer, but also under a sweater and with boots this fall.
With walking being a possibility, I grabbed the latest addition to my Nike collection and kept my accessories light. I hate a heavy purse when I’m on the go so my Kate Spade cross body was perfect for holding my wallet, keys and sunglasses. Again, nothing too heavy jewelry wise either to avoid tangling (and sweat).
And….here are some of my top sale picks on this last day of the long sale weekend:
- This trapeze sweater! I bought this a couple weeks ago and love the flowy fit in the torso and fitted sleeves. I haven’t had a real chance to wear it yet, but did model it in this picture yesterday. At $14, I’m trying to resist purchasing the other colors.
- Chevron Necklace | This long necklace is great for layering and at under $8 with free shipping, you honestly can’t beat it. Pair it with a shorter pendant or a necklace that falls closer to the sternum (like maybe my favorite Kendra Scott necklace that’s currently on sale in coral.)
- The number one fall staple: The Vest. I won’t go on and on about how much you need a a vest and show you how versatile they are (but if you need convincing this post shows you how I styled puffer vests last fall as well as my other fall essentials), but I will tell you that the herringbone is only $54 right now as well as the solids. I own these vests in navy, cream, forest green, navy and white striped, gingham, black and buffalo plaid. Loving this chambray print version as well as this olive vest.
- This cognac, quilted cross body. I love the texture and color of this bag. While the color always seems to get super popular around fall, it’s most certainly one that you can carry year round.
Also, don’t forget to check out Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty that started yesterday. Today they have Anastasia Beverly Hills brow gel in clear for half off ($11).
Graphic sweaters are slowly but surely starting to pop up and I have to give this one a major shoutout because today I saw a woman walking her french bulldog from afar and fell in MAJOR love (as I do almost every time I see a dog). I hadn’t seen a frenchie in person since we were in Italy and my dad told me he didn’t know what they were (who are you?); no worries, I filled him in and now he informs me each and every time he sees one.
My travel mug is one of my Kate Spade lottery finds at TJ Maxx/HomeGoods; while I’m not a coffee drinker, I do have major love for this new travel mug they released.
I’m trying to get in the habit of going somewhere newish for blog photos once a week and so far it’s been both terrifying and rewarding. Yay for different backgrounds!
This sweater was perfect for the extreme air conditioning I faced in the morning, but I wanted to make the look more casual so tying on a shirt in one of my favorite prints made this more along the lines of my typical Sunday style. Fun fact: my absolute favorite Sunday style is a pair of my favorite athletic shorts, an oversized tee and sneakers…definitely not as chic as this.
Happy Monday! See you tomorrow for a special post (:
I can’t believe that June’s over and the 4th is this weekend! The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays and I thought I’d wrap up this week by sharing three different outfits you might catch me in and three different ways I like to celebrate.
This year I’m actually working on the 4th, so you won’t catch me out on the town for the evening, but here’s what I’d wear for that occasion.
It was pretty much love at first sight when I saw this skirt at work. The laser-cut detailing really drew me in and believe it or not — I did not own a solid navy skirt prior to this purchase. I have so many visions on how to wear this, but for a July night out to dinner and the bars, I’d keep things light.
Nights out for me typically mean minimal jewelry — less to get tangled with or worry about. I loveeeeeee the Kendra Scott Elisa necklace in druzy and am so happy I got another one in my latest Rocksbox. If you want to try out the service for free, enter whatnicoleworexoxo after taking the style quiz and your first month will be free of charge.
Be sure to stop by tomorrow and see my family bbq look 🙂
Happy Friday! Hope you had an awesome week. I feel like I spent a lot of mine looking over to do lists and thankfully crossing things off.
This was my first experience with Rent the Runway and I loved it! Next week, I’ll have a whole post dedicated to the company and my experience at their Chicago store, if you have any questions about it!
I picked this dress out for the wedding I attended last weekend — I loved the colors and picking out accessories was easy and fun. My clutch is actually my Kate crossbody minus the strap. This Ashiana London pendant got returned to Rocksbox this week but got quite a bit of wear; don’t forget you can sign up for the service and start with a free month when you use code whatnicoleworexoxo at checkout.
-I’ve been compensated by Rocksbox in the form of two free 3 month subscriptions. All opinions are my own.-