Friday, August 28, 2015

Transitioning to Fall: J.Crew Denim Jacket & rag + bone Margot Booties

JCrew denim jacket

Fall transition outfit

Coach Classic Shoulder Bag

Button-up skirt + denim jacket
Jacket: J.Crew | Top: Anthropologie (last styled here) | Skirt: Urban Outfitters | Booties: rag + bone 'Margot' Bag: Coach | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Necklace: Loren Hope c/o Rocksbox (detailed Rocksbox review here) Earrings: Gorjana c/o Rocksbox | Watch: Michael Kors

Last fall, I got my first pair of rag + bone booties, the 'Newbury' style from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (see me style them here). After finding them to be very cute and comfy, I then decided to add the 'Harrow' booties to my collection over the winter. When I started walking in them and found that the 3.5" heel felt like no heel at all, I was hooked (full review here). Now I've fallen hard for another style: the 'Margot,' which I'm wearing in this post. I had initially ordered them in black, but found the leather to look too similar to my Newburys and returned them; I was thrilled to finally snag a camel pair (thank you, Nordstrom Customer Service!).

Similar to my Harrows, the Margots are extremely comfortable, and it's hard to believe how high the heel is when you walk in them. The camel suede is a beautiful color, and it has a nice leg-lengthening effect. I like the ankle area of these more than my Harrows, actually, as it's more fitted for petite ankles. I'm wearing these now with skirts and shorts, but they'll transition nicely into cooler fall weather. A tip if you decide to spring for a pair: rag + bone footwear seems to run about a size small. I normally wear a 35 (5-5.5 US) in designer shoes, and 36 fits me well in all the styles I've mentioned here.

J.Crew has started offering some of their petite line in XXXSP and 000P, and when I saw this cute denim jacket on Kelly of Alterations Needed, I ordered an XXXSP to try myself. I think I would have been fine with my usual XXSP given how this jacket fits, but I like how slim this one is. Although it's too fitted on me for layering with long-sleeved tops, it's a nice late summer/early fall jacket. I'm looking forward to wearing it more often soon, but I'm going to fully enjoy the 90+ temperatures forecasted for this weekend.

Happy Friday!

x, Tam

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Chambray & Sea Spray

Beach vibes

Chambray cover-up + Longchamp Le Pliage

Sand + Jacks

J.Crew chambray tunic
Tunic: J.Crew (no longer available, but I like this one and this one, both on sale) | Bathing suit (under tunic): J.Crew | Shoes: Jack Rogers | Bag: Longchamp | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Watch: Michael Kors | Earrings: Nadri

Today, I'm sharing a look from last week's trip to the beach! Hope your week is going well!

x, Tam

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Beachy Vibes

7FAM Destroyed Denim Shorts

Loren Hope Jewels + Scalloped Top + 7FAM Denim

Loren Hope Blythe Necklace via Rocksbox

Cutoffs + Le Pliage at the Beach
Top: Urban Outfitters | Shorts: 7 For All Mankind (also on sale here with some small sizes left) | Hat: Anthropologie (mine was on sale in store, but found this one and this one in the online sale section) | Bag: Longchamp | Shoes: Tory Burch | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Watch: Michael Kors | Necklace: Loren Hope c/o Rocksbox (detailed Rocksbox review here) | Bracelet: Vintage | Right Hand Ring: c/o Rocksbox

Our wonderful, relaxing family week at the beach is drawing to a close--just like summer, sadly. I'm looking forward to all the new fall stuff I'm starting to see in stores, but I have been making a point this week to just take in the happiness of summer to try and get myself refreshed and ready to #GSD at work. Later this week, I'm going to post about my recent mindfulness mini-project of focusing on the good and really letting it soak into my thoughts and increase my happiness and satisfaction. Stay tuned if you want to join in!

A little about what I'm wearing: I've been looking for the perfect pair of destructed denim shorts all summer, and after sending back a couple pairs from J Brand and rag + bone, two of my go-to denim labels, I was thinking I might not find something that worked before summer ended. I kept finding the shorts to be too "boyfriend" styled, and my normal size was slouching right off my hips. I then ran across the 7FAM pair I'm wearing here, and they were a good fit for me size-wise (23 for reference), and they were just the color and level of distressing I had wanted. I've been wearing them a ton here at the beach!

My sandals are the Tory Burch pair that was available during Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale at a discount. The price has gone up, unfortunately, but knowing what I know now, I would be seriously considering buying them at full price. They are so elegant and comfortable; I've actually been wearing them as commuting shoes to work for a couple weeks, and I have gotten tons of compliments on them. If you missed out on these during the #NSale, snap them up now, or just add them to your wishlist and wait until the price drops again.

I'm still loving my Rocksbox subscription, which this month surprised me with the Loren Hope necklace I've had wishlisted for a while. It's so much fun to have a constantly rotating jewelry closet and to get a variety of pieces of higher-end costume jewelry to wear that ordinarily would be out of my budget. If you want to sign up too and give it a try, you can get a month free with my code: helloframboisexoxo.

That's all for now! Hope you've enjoyed your weekend!

x, Tam