FALL START / Light layering by converting a dress to a jacket and closet oldies

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Marc by Marc Jacobs dress worn as a jacket (old; similar options here and here) /
Marc by Marc Jacobs wrapped tube top (another oldie; similar alternatives here and here) /
7 for all Mankind shorts (last worn in this entry, similar destroyed shorts here and here) /
Gucci python running tote (closer look in this entry; love the shape of this one and this is a similar shape but diff color) /
Prada snake-print sandals (similar options here, here, and here)


SOFT FLORAL, WARM MEMORIES / Silk printed maxi dress and remembering Dad...

maxi dress floral
Aloha!  While I am not in Hawaii (unfortunately) this dress reminds me of the bright colors and beautiful tropical flowers of the islands so it feels like I have been transported to a hawaiian vacation (which I so desperately need right now).  It is one of those dresses that require very minimal accessorizing to feel like a million bucks and is quite versatile; the right accessories can transform this from a dress to wear to a friend's summer wedding to a dinner for grandma's birthday to a lovely date night in the city and I've worn it for all of those.
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Amanda Uprichard silk maxi dress (beautiful yellow print over 65% off here!) /
Chanel camellia charm necklace (casually layered in this entry) / 
Chanel chocolate bar east/west flap (more pics in this entry and  this outfit)
Prabal Gurung for Target ankle strap sandals (similar pair here)

Today is three yet it still feels like yesterday.  So much good things have happened in the past year that I wish I could share with you and so many difficult situations have arise where I wish I could get your advice.  I would have loved your insight on the BABA IPO and I imagine that we would have started a new routine discussing how the market did when I come home from work.  I know you would tell me to ignore the annoyances from work and just go on doing my own thing; you were always so good at listening and calming me down.  My phone could not hold a charge and I finally had to upgrade it this year but I am still keeping it because it came the morning of three years ago - it will always remind me of that day and how we could have played with it together had it just come a few hours earlier; I thought the same thing when this phone came, you would love the big screen on this one!  It is going to be incredible hard next year when I walk down that aisle without you next to me but don't you fret, I already know of a million ways for you to be there, your presence will be felt.  Miss you like crazy Dad.


HEAT WAVE / Warm weather uniform wearing chambray and ripped denim shorts

chambray and white outfit combo fall trend
It's officially Fall and has been for two weeks now but instead of the crisp air and the slight breeze that comes this time of year we got hit with a heat wave this past weekend.  And it seems that it is continuing on throughout the week.  I'm not complaining though because I love warm summer days so the more the merrier.
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I think next to searingly bright color combinations, like this yellow outfit or this watermelon combo,  I've relied heavily on the classic combo of blue and white, such as this white dress with denim jacket or this denim on denim outfit.  There is just something so refreshing about stark white and classic blue denim and it's probably the fact that white reflects light and denim is cotton one of the more breathable fabrics.  Ah, I knew it wasn't just in my head ;)
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James Perse chambray shirt (last worn here; this sleeveless version would have been great yesterday!) / 
DL1961 white cutoff shorts (on sale for under $40 here! Also love this pair and these too for under $30.) / 
Talbots belt (similar style belts here the real deal (in reference to skin, not price) here) /
Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM / Talbots sandals (similar beautiful splurge, similar here for 15% off, and this pair is under $30!)

It can't be too hard but enjoy your Tuesday! I'll be putting off that pumpkin spiced latte for another week and enjoying my thin mint frappucino. Take care!