Off the Shoulder Sweater and Cognac Accessories

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Pink Off the Shoulder Sweater (comes in 5 colors!) | High Waisted Floral Embroidered Jeans | Cognac Mules | White Lace Halter Bra | Lattice Crossbody Bag | White Beaded Earrings | Gold Pave Bracelet | Gold Pave Ring | Pink Sunglasses 

I can’t say that I’m excited for cooler temperatures. Call me Californian, but the thought of freezing through another winter isn’t something I’m welcoming with open arms. No matter how cute the sweaters and booties are this year. Regardless of what I want, it’s coming. Today’s post is all about transitional pieces to get ready!

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Fun Summer Accessories and Trendspin Linkup

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Blue Lace Up Top | White Ruffle Skirt (also in blue and black!) | White Studded Sandals (now 50% off!) | Bamboo Bag (keep reading for my favorite dupes!) | Beaded White Earrings | White Sunglasses | Lipstick in ‘Bawse’

When the girls of our Trendspin Linkup wanted to change this week’s theme to Fun Accessories, my first thought was hell yes. There are a million reasons to love accessories. My favorite one? They fit no matter what size you are. Today’s outfit combines all of my favorites that I’ve been wearing to death this summer!

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Chicago Yacht Cruise: Mystic Blue

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Pink Tiered Dress (so good for weddings!) | Beige Heeled Sandals | Ombre Tassel Earrings | Similar White Studded Bag | MantraBand Bracelets | Sunglasses ($55)

Two weekends ago, we celebrated Matt’s (my Instagram husband) 30th birthday with a marathon of events. For someone who hates having the attention on him, he really wanted to go big this year. I can’t think of anything worth celebrating more than him though (sappy but true)! Being relatively new to Chicago, one of the things we tried was a yacht cruise with Mystic Blue. Why not spend Sunday Funday on a boat?

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Friday Five: 5 Back to School Must Haves + $200 Colleen Rothschild Giveaway

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Backpack | Eye Mask | Cute Notebook | Calendar | Copper Desk Accessories

So obviously, I’m many years out of college. But with so many people talking about “back to school” mania, I can’t help but think about the good ‘ole days. So, here are 5 must have items that I would buy if I was headed back to the classroom this fall. If only I could do it all over again!

As always, you can check out all my Friday Five posts here. They are a “grab bag” of topics so if you’re not quite sure what you’re in the mood for, enjoy! You can always get to them on the menu bar above (under Lifestyle). Otherwise, check out all the new drop downs on the menu bar that I’ve added to make it easier to find what you’re looking for in Fashion, Travel, Home, Beauty, and Lifestyle categories!

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