Essentials For Fall :: Cardigan & Boots

As Labor Day arrives and the beginning of fall starts to show just a little bit, I love gathering essentials for fall. You just never know with the weather, so it’s always nice to be prepared for a crisp morning or cool evening. I’ve mentioned this previously but I love to get fall pieces during the Nordstrom Sale. My essentials for fall include a cozy cardigan with a chunky knit and a good pair of boots. The beautiful braid and knit detailing on this cardigan drew me in the moment I saw it. I’m a sucker for classic cream but it also comes in charcoal, dark hunter green, navy blue and a gorgeous rose color. This cardigan is oversized so I got size XS. It’s perfect for throwing over a dress like I am here. It’ll be so cute with jeans, a simple tee or blouse underneath and heels, too.

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Fall Must Haves

The Striped Transition Sweater You Need for Fall

Labor Day is a week away, which means fall’s arrival is on the way! I absolutely love summer and I’m sad to see it go. However, there are some key pieces I love to rely on to transition into fall. This striped transition sweater is the perfect way to ease into fall. The color block stripes are a fun trend from summer. Plus, you can tuck this sweater into shorts for cooler summer nights. I can easily see myself throwing this over a swimsuit after watching a sunset at the beach. Or you can wear it when you’re in chilly restaurants or grocery stores when you’re running errands. I’m wearing a size US 2, which fits like a size 0-2. This sweater is meant to fit a little boxy and oversized. It’s also perfect for layering as I like to wear an extra cashmere layer underneath to stay extra warm when it’s cold.

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Dressing for Summer Heat :: Little Red off the Shoulder Dress

I’m still as in love with a good off the shoulder dress as I was last summer. This flirty and feminine dress is a steal at less than $50. Plus, it has pockets, which is huge! The boutique I got this dress from usually doesn’t sell items in size x-small but this red off the shoulder dress comes in x-small. One detail I love about this dress is the bell sleeves. it’s not only romantic but great for keeping the sun off your skin when it’s super hot. This off the shoulder dress has a flared silhouette. The sash comes in handy to really cinch in the waist and give you the illusion of a smaller waist. Plus, it keeps the dress from looking too oversized. 

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Blues of Summer :: Maxi Dress with Pockets

Summer may be winding down but I’m refusing to let it go. I have plans to get back to the beach as much as possible. If you’ve been reading Color & Chic for a while, you know I appreciate maxi dresses in the summer to keep the sun off my skin. I cannot stop swooning over the color of this maxi dress with pockets. The color reminds me of the ocean and it’s perfect for summer. The halter neck makes this dress easy to put on and wear. It adjusts to your size and you can make it as high or low as you’d like.  I’m only 5’3 and wearing about three-inch heels but this maxi dress with pockets doesn’t need alterations for me. That’s definitely surprising! On its own, this dress is a total stunner and will make a statement. You can wear it to the beach or even on a date, which adds to the versatility factor.

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Pop of Blue :: White Ruffle Sleeve Dress & Tassel Earrings

Whether you are a bride or not, white is such a gorgeous color to wear. It makes you look tan, is effortlessly chic and well, it goes with everything. I’ve had this white ruffle sleeve dress since spring and it’s still a piece I reach for every few weeks, especially at work. The fabric doesn’t wrinkle easily, it’s stretchy and lightweight. All elements I love when it comes to a dress i know I can wear for multiple seasons or even years. One aspect I love about white is how it goes with everything. You can wear it with neutrals, accessorize with black for a sharp contrast and so much more. I know it can be hard to spice things up when you are wearing white. However, with a little pop of color, you can really jazz up a white outfit.

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