Glad I start work in the fall…

So glad I start work in September because I love fall fashion. Perfect timing too for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Having worked at Nordstrom, I always took advantage of this time of year to build my fashion forward outfit for the start of each school year. The sale is over August 8th so you still have a little more than a week to gather these finds before prices go up:

Topshop Stripe Split Hem Tunic : When I first saw this at Nordstrom, I thought it was a dress. Upon trying it on and finding out it was a tunic with side slits, it became more interesting. The quality is really good too and I’m hoping it doesn’t pill with more use.

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Vince Camuto Print Lace Sleeveless Shift Dress: Love the fall colors on this dress. It definitely looks better in person with the laser-cut detail.

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Ro & De Floral Print Poet Blouse: Definitely check the back collar of this shirt. Has a very high permanent popped collar. I also love the color and print.

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Alice + Olivia ‘Clyde’ Print Sleeveless A-line Dress : Geometric, color block, and abstract in 1.

 

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Freida Rothman Etoile Pave Disc Drop Earrings: I love this brand and the earrings look even sweeter in person. I recently checked out the jewelry sections of Armenia, John Hardy, Ippolita, and even the cute new David Yurman styles, and these are honestly comparable at a more reasonable price range.

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Ted Baker London ‘Union Jack’ Printed Leather Wallet  Not only do I love these Ted Baker wallets (especially in the bright pink) but even more so because of the UK flag. I don’t think many people will buy this, which means I can pick one up in a few months. Do you notice the flowers in the red part and butterflies in the white and blue portions.

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Topshop ‘Meg’ Zip Pocket Coat Car coat in my fave color is all I can say. My brother would love this!

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Unemployed Summer

Now that the training and exam are over, I’m just cruising until I finally start my first real job in September. I’m supposed to be taking care of all this stuff: publications, wedding planning, graduation party planning but honestly when you don’t have much to do, things get done verrrryyyy slowly. I try to occupy myself with any other task but those, cleaning my bro’s room, doing everyone’s laundry, and of course blogging.

Since it’s a scorching 90+ with a heat index of >100, you must remember to stay hydrated on summer water aka rose. What better place to sip on this goodness than on a rooftop overlooking one of the best city skylines in the world. Of course, the girls that go here for brunch come to be seen – designer handbags galore, sunglasses to match the RBF, and the latest summer trends all can be seen in a 10-second snap. Now let’s break down that outfit…

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Summer water

 

Shades to match the shades thrown along with the RBF:

Illesteva Milan III Round Sunglasses, White Tortoise

I realize I have too many of the classic tortoise frames which have been a favorite of mine since I owned the mini butterfly hair clips. It’s refreshing to see that they now have white tortoise option which is cool for the summer (queue Demi Lovato). If tortoise ain’t your thing, they have other options and mirror lens in several shades, which honestly is what every fashion blogger uses to reflect the palm trees, beach, selfie stick in their photos. Justin Bieber, Jessica Alba, and Gigi Hadid wear Illesteva so it must be good…

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Prada Cat-Eye Double Bridged Sunglasses

I just got myself a pair of these babies inspired by my mom who recently bought the Miu Miu version. I was about to purchase the tortoise Miu Miu cat-eye pair but unfortunately the only pair left had some uneven tortoise going on which was really noticeable in the thick lens. My mom stole my idea and got it in solid black. She looked so badass that I needed a similar pair. I LOVE these more actually. They are more sturdy than the wiry Miu Miu’s and I think they fit my face better. I am also glad I finally stepped away from tortoise as this is the perfect match to RBF, try it on and you’ll see!

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I know I should be advocating for sun-protective clothing but I am loving the off the shoulder tops and high slit skirts I’m seeing left and right.

Lovers + Friends Sunbathe top

 

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The appropriately named ‘Sunbathe’ top because who doesn’t love the shoulder tan, complete with the freckles when you hit your 30-40s… I’m guessing we will be seeing the consequences of this trend in 10 years.

Kendall + Kylie Strip Off the Shoulder Crop top

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Why not combine off the shoulder, crop top, B&W, and bell sleeves in one. Kendall + Kylie have cute stuff but with the over-advertising of some of the pieces, you’re a bit hesitant to buy some of the things.

Alice + Olivia Pacey Floral Print Sleeveless Minidress

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This dress is just pretty… I need to grow up.

 

Prada Cahier Shoulder Bag

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This is adorably cute, though small.