August Heat

August Heat

olive off the shoulder top

Top: Francesca’s | Monogram Necklace: Love, Always (similar here) | Tassel Necklace: Beaucoup Designs c/o | White Denim: GAP(similar here and here) | Floral Ring: Article & Thread | Watch: Nordstrom | Bracelet: Beaucoup Designs c/o | Bag: Tory Burch | Earrings: Beaucoup Designs c/o | Crossover Ring: Baublebar | Booties: Lucky Brand(last year) (Similar here and here)

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olive off the shoulder top

olive off the shoulder top

olive off the shoulder top

olive off the shoulder top

beaucoup designs

fall tassel necklace

(photography via Natalie Miller)

Top: Francesca’s | Monogram Necklace: Love, Always (similar here) | Tassel Necklace: Beaucoup Designs c/o | White Denim: GAP(similar here and here) | Floral Ring: Article & Thread | Watch: Nordstrom | Bracelet: Beaucoup Designs c/o | Bag: Tory Burch | Earrings: Beaucoup Designs c/o | Crossover Ring: Baublebar | Booties: Lucky Brand(last year) (Similar here and here)

What do you do when it’s 97 degrees outside(100% humidity) and you have to get blog photos accomplished? You head for the local shopping mall, that’s what you do! Ha! Between trying to keep any sort of a curl to stay in my hair and my photographer who is currently 8 months preggo(seriously feel for her right now!), we definitely have to get creative and come up with location alternatives for a bit. When you’re shooting four looks at a time, it gets unbearable standing out in that heat.

Enough about the heat though….let’s venture to cooler thoughts and chat early fall fashion. I’m a total sucker for just about anything olive green….jackets, vests, pants….I love them all and have quite a few of them. But what I didn’t have was an olive off the shoulder top! So naturally, when I was “window shopping” at Francesca’s a couple of weeks ago and spotted this top on the racks, I knew it was coming home with me.

Rules like ‘don’t wear white after Labor Day’ or ‘shoes matching the handbag’ are antiquated. Modern women should feel free to experiment.

~ Stacy London

I love the idea of pairing up a warm fall color with a bright white for transitioning into the next season. This is a look that can be worn now all the way through fall…yes, white pants and all.(The ‘no wearing white after Labor Day’ rule is long gone, friends!) In fact, fall booties with white denim is probably one of my very favorite combinations.

I scooped up this cognac hobo bag during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year and I could not love it more. I’ve been using it pretty much non-stop since it landed on my doorstep a few weeks ago. If you’re looking to invest in a great neutral bag, I highly recommend this one.

One last thing I wanted to point out that I did not show in these pictures is the fact that this long tassel necklace can be converted into a wrap bracelet! I completely forgot about this when we were taking pictures last week, but I’ll be showing it as a bracelet on the next round. It’s such a cool concept and I love how versatile it is with everyday outfits, especially with the colors of fall coming up soon!

On a personal note….so I’ve been going super low carb eating this week and I’m four days into it now. Seriously though, I feel like I’m DYING. I had been doing ok up until about noon today and I think I’ve just hit the proverbial wall. Nothing that I’m “supposed” to eat this week sounds appealing at all anymore. In fact, the thought of any of it makes me queasy. My goal was to make it though one week and then work toward doing it one more after that. 2 weeks total. That’s all. All I can think now is that I’ve got to come up with some other protein alternatives if I’m going to make it to the finish line. This girl is riding the struggle bus right now!! So if you have any suggestions, I’m all ears, friends! xo

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31 Comments

  1. August 12, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    This look is so perfect for fall!! I absolutely love this top and those booties!! Heck I need it all!! Dress me!?!?! xx

  2. sarah lindner
    August 12, 2016 / 2:21 pm

    Taking pictures in heat is a real struggle esp when you gotta do fall pictures phew! You don’t look hot at all!! Your hair is still looking fab and I am in love with those booties

    xoxo
    Sarah Lindner
    http://www.thehouseofsequins.com

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      August 13, 2016 / 12:44 am

      Thanks, Sarah! I know you know the heat struggle too, lady! xo

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      August 13, 2016 / 12:45 am

      Thank you, Anna!!

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      August 13, 2016 / 12:46 am

      Girl, it’s such a cute top!! Hope you’re location had it! Thanks for your sweet words!! xo

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      August 13, 2016 / 12:47 am

      Thank you, Jessica!!

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      August 13, 2016 / 12:18 am

      Thanks so much, Nataly! Me too! So happy the OTS trend is sticking around for fall!

  3. August 12, 2016 / 2:51 pm

    I absolutely love your top! So gorgeous!

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      August 13, 2016 / 12:17 am

      Thank you, Laura!! xo

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      August 13, 2016 / 12:17 am

      Thank you, Amanda!! Appreciate you, girly!!

  4. Roselyn Weaver
    August 12, 2016 / 3:47 pm

    All heart eyes for this perfect look!! Love those booties girl and I just might need them!! xo, Roselyn

  5. Angelle Marix
    August 12, 2016 / 4:00 pm

    Girl, I’m totally feeling ya with the heat and pictures. I’m now dealing with the rain. Blah, blah. I have 8 outfits that need to be taking like yesterday. Lol. You look gorgeous. I love the olive top and loving those booties!!!

    Xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

  6. Nicole Fuentes
    August 12, 2016 / 4:50 pm

    I totally hear you about hair, hot days, humidity and blog pictures. You look beautiful though! Great outfit.

    Xo,
    Nicole
    http://www.nicolesometimes.com

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      August 13, 2016 / 12:17 am

      Thank you, Nicole! It’s that tough time of year for us blogger gals….August and September are the most challenging, I find! 😉
      Have a great weekend, sweet lady!

  7. August 12, 2016 / 6:59 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE that top! Beautiful girl!

  8. August 12, 2016 / 7:02 pm

    Loving your fall inspired look! Olive is such a great color on you!

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      August 13, 2016 / 12:14 am

      Thanks so much, Hannah!

  9. August 12, 2016 / 7:49 pm

    You look GORGEOUS! I love the olive on you & your hair is seriously perfect. And I’m pretty sure I need these booties 😉

    xox,
    Kristin

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      August 13, 2016 / 12:14 am

      You’re too kind, Kristin, thank you so much!

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      August 13, 2016 / 12:13 am

      Thanks so much, Samantha! Have a great weekend!
      xo,
      January

  10. August 13, 2016 / 2:25 am

    What a perfect outfit! And I love that bag! I wish the sale was still going on!

  11. Jess
    August 16, 2016 / 2:22 am

    I love olive, especially for Fall. I’m with ya on pairing those fall colors with some bright white…such a good outfit for the transition! Hope you’re surviving the low-carb week, that’s no easy challenge!

    Xo
    Jess
    http://www.fashionablyfitjess.com

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      August 17, 2016 / 2:29 am

      Thanks so much, Jess!!
      xo,
      January

  12. Teresa
    August 17, 2016 / 11:52 pm

    Well I think you already know how I feel about olive green…. Lol! In love! I’m feeling inspired to go looksee if I can find it in my local-ish store

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