Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

It breaks my heart to say goodbye to summer and wait until next year for the warmth and sunshine to return to Ohio. However, I now look forward to the simple pleasures of fall. For me, I find it easy to transition from summer to fall because it's not like transitioning from summer to winter. You don't have to dress in super heavy clothing to beat off the chilly weather, but you still have more options rather than just throwing on shorts, flip flops, or a maxi dress. 

I think this outfit consisting of a tank, jeans, simple heels, and a diamond choker is a good fashionable transition from summer to fall. I'm in love with this new black velvet top from Francesca's which fits well for autumn and actually kind of has Halloween witch vibes, and witches are one of my favorite things about the holiday! I'm also very happy because believe or not, this is the first clothing item made of velvet material that I own, and I've been so anxious to finally have something made of velvet to wear! 

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On a side note, even though I'm not a huge fan of the Kardashian family empire, I feel a lot like Kendall Jenner with this top because it looks like something she would wear. Just throwing that out there. 

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Autumn will have times in which you'll need to throw on a jacket of some sort if it gets too chilly, which is great for this outfit. The black tank goes with anything, whether that may be a knit cardigan or a leather jacket. Look how perfectly matched the tank and jacket from Cecico in the picture below look, it shows off a cool greaser vibe!

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The outfit looks great with any hairstyle, as you can see how I chose to wear my hair in a braid. I'll say that for the majority of outfits I talk about, but this one especially looks killer with any hairstyle, whether the hair is down or pinned back. 

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I could rave about these ripped boyfriend jeans for about half of this post even though I've blogged about them before. They're absolutely comfy, trendy, and a little voguish. Now they're only $35 at American Eagle where I originally bought them from for $50, so now's the right time to purchase them before they go out of stock! Although I'm sure you'll find plenty of other similar pairs for great deals.  

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And of course, I will never get over these classic black pointed toe pumps from J. Crew which I've probably blogged about at least ten times by now. They go with everything and always look classy and stylish no matter what, especially with the black velvet tank and jeans! Although if you're going to be walking around somewhere with open wooden floors, I recommend to reconsider wearing them (coming from personal experience while taking these pictures).

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Summer has been quite a treat, and I'm already anxious for the sunny season to come back. But for now, I am going to enjoy the beauty and pleasures of autumn while it lasts (hey, that rhymes!) And on a positive note, there's only 110 more sleeps till Christmas, YAY! Although I'm in no rush, 2017 is going by way too fast.

Make sure to subscribe and keep up to date with my blog because I have a bunch of fall-related fashion and lifestyle posts coming, so be on the lookout! Happy September XOXO  

Shirt: Francesca's

Jeans: American Eagle

Jacket: Cecico similar jacket

Shoes: J. Crew

Necklace: Banana Republic similar necklace

Glasses: The LOFT - similar glasses

Watch: Macy's

California Girl

The more I see or hear the word "California", the more I wish I was back in paradise. My mom and I are already talking about what we want to do the next time we visit the Golden State (hint: Disneyland is in the top ranks!) I am very thankful to have had the opportunity to visit one of my favorite places for our summer vacation, and I am already looking forward to the next adventure.

California is known to have over 87,000 jobs in the fashion industry, even surpassing New York's fashion district workforce. Los Angeles is one of the biggest cities that has inspired "California-cool" fashion trends throughout the world. When packing for the trip, my first thoughts were what outfits would be perfect to share on the blog. So here are two of my best outfits from the trip!

California Dreamin' 

Mid-length maxi dresses and the beachy atmosphere make a perfect combo. California is the perfect place to wear a maxi dress all year round. Luckily I bought this flounce lace dress from Anthropologie at the beginning of June, just in time for the trip. I love the elegance of this dress, it almost looks more cocktail-like but still great for casual occasions. It has a confident statement for the girl in the outfit and leaves onlookers in wonder. It's also perfect for both summer and winter, you can easily get a lot of use out of it.

Since the outfit is a simple black, you can go all out with accessories. I picked my feather-like chandelier earrings from Francesca's, Alex and Ani bracelets, Lokai bracelets, and a turquoise stretch bead bracelet (similar to a Lokai).

Finally, what is a sunny vacation without sandals?! Here is a pair of my two-year old jeweled snake sandals from Dillard's. Thankfully I had nail polish to match the jewels and cover up my toe nails!

The best part, palm trees make a perfect background!

Dress: Anthropologie - similar dress 

Shoes: Dillard's - similar shoes

Earrings: Francesca's similar earrings

Bracelets: Alex and Ani 

Bracelet (Pink): Lokai 

Bracelet: Bling Jewelry

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Sun's Out, Shorts Out

I don't really like adding too much detail to my fashion blogs, so I'll try to keep this one as "short" as possible.

Shorts, tanks, and flip flops are an obvious must for an eighty-degree adventure. These white sailor shorts and black pocket shell tank top, both from the LOFT, together form a sophisticated summer gal look. Add some accessories including Ray Ban half-frames, a bar necklace, watch, bracelets, an Italian handbag, and easy-to-walk-in flip flops and you'll be fashionably ready to explore!

Still in search for some clothing items for your summer essential list? There is still plenty of time! Check out some links below from my outfit picks to find your own pair of summer fun outfits!

Shirt: LOFT

Shorts: LOFT

Shoes: Reef

Sunglasses: Sunglass Hut

Purse: Terapeak

Necklace: Urban Outfitters 

Watch: Macy's

Bracelets: Alex and Ani 

Professional Fashion

Though summer is the best time of the year to take a break from practically the world, there is still work to keep busy with and to make money. This summer, I am working as an intern at Gojo Industries, Inc. It is a private headquarters in which they manufacture hand hygiene and skin care products, including their bestseller Purell. This is my second summer working there, and I am glad to be an intern again! about it! My dad is a sales manager for the company, so a lot of the people I will be working with know me very well and are flexible with my work hours and such. I will only be working three times each week, so that's a bonus, too! An internship is extremely valuable to future reference, and one of my major keys to doing the job right is dressing for success!

Pleather Weather

I believe pleather/leather material in outfits look very professional. They may not be the comfiest, but they sure make a job well-done! One of my main outfits that I have planned to wear for some of my work days is this brown pleather pencil skirt that I bought from Ann Taylor (for a very good deal!) I am very happy because this may be my most professional-looking one that I can easily pull of for both work and parties. The material is really good too, and I love the dark brown color. It goes with pretty much everything, heck wear a big lazy T-shirt and rock any occasion! 

For the top part, I have a black pocket shell tank from the LOFT. I managed to get it on sale, and it's perfect for this summer. I love the soft, loose material and the V-neck line. It can literally match anything, including pants, shorts, and skirts. I think I saw Anna Kendrick wear a very similar shirt in Pitch Perfect 2

Brown and black make a good color combo, so it's a smart idea to make your shoes the same color. Here I am wearing my infamous yet classic black pumps from J. Crew. They are a pain in the A-word to walk in, but they sure make any outfit a 10/10! 

Finally for accessories, I think it's best to keep this outfit simple with some of my favorite Alex and Ani gold bracelets and a cute gold initial bar pendant necklace from Urban Outfitters. Less is more!

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Shirt: LOFT

Skirt: Ann Taylor similar skirt 

Shoes: J. Crew 

Necklace: Urban Outfitters

Bracelets: Alex and Ani

"Checked" 

I may have only put this on this blog as an excuse to wear it, but it can be revenant for business fashion, too! I am absolutely obsessed with this check-print maxi dress that I bought from Zara during my trip to New York City. Zara is one of my mom, sister, and I's favorite stores to shop at. It has the most classiest and fashionable clothes ever. It's actually where Kate Middleton shops, so we it's awesome to know that we have the same taste in style! I love this dress because it's very comfy, I love the pattern, and I think the cut-out part on the right bottom is very chic. It's a perfect long dress that you can wear for almost anything, even church! 

For shoes, I again choose my classic black pumps from J. Crew. WARNING: If you are planning to work somewhere that involves a lot of walking around, these shoes may not be the best comfort option! 

For the final touch, I choose to wear my long gold necklace with a stick-like thing. My cousin bought it for me from Francesca's, I think, for Christmas and I wear it all the time. I also have on blue teardrop earrings from Francesca's also. They kind of remind me of Princess Peach's earrings!  

Dress: Zara 

Shoes: J. Crew

Necklace: Francesca's similar necklace

Earrings: Francesca's

 Summer Lovin' 

My last outfit choice fits very well for both work and summer. I love wearing black and white clothes the most because they go with everything. You could wear sparkly technicolor shoes with large diamonds and they still would look good! I just bought this contrast-trim dress from New York & Company, which was on sale for only twenty or thirty dollars. This is one of my favorite purchases I have ever made for the summer, and I'm so excited to wear it for my internship and other fun events! I recommend wearing a black or colorful belt with this, it makes it look even more dandy.

I couldn't tell you how long I've ha these big sunglasses for, but they're still in good shape! I bought these cat eye frames from Ann Taylor a few years ago. I am planning on getting new sunglasses for the summer, but I still really like this pair. The bigger the better! 

These red and black heels actually belong to Natalie, and luckily we wear the same size shoe! They are from Michael Kors, and they are a great combination of classic and professional! 

Finally, my bag is from Harrods, an upmarket department store located in London (as you can tell by the design). This is not on of my best purses for work use, but I haven't used it in a while and I thought it would look really good with the dress. It's nice because it's a fun purse full of color, a fancy design, and a fun theme. Who doesn't like London?!   

And of course, I couldn't leave out my one and only snazzy watch from Fossil, best accessory for any job! 

Dress: New York & Company

Shoes: Michael Kors similar shoes 

Purse: Harrods

Sunglasses: Ann Taylor similar frames

Watch: Macy's