Summer Fades to Fall – Transitioning Your Wardrobe

summer fades to fall

transitioning your wardrobe

Here in New England, we are in that weird time of year where we will have a super hot 80-degree day, and the next is 55 and cold. Even on those hot days, the mornings are chilly and it is hard to dress appropriately. I also don’t like to spend a ton of money on my wardrobe. I mean, of course I like to shop, but due to the whole budget thing (see husband, I do try and be frugal!), I also try and maximize what I already have. Going from summer to fall makes it easy to borrow clothes from one season to the next!

how to do double duty

When transitioning into the next season, make your clothes do double duty! A simple way I make my clothes work for me is by layering on top of my summer tops. By adding the extra layer, it helps ward off the chills on those cool mornings. And then I have a layer I can remove in the afternoon (because chasing little kids around= immediately overheating). This basic tank is my go-to in the summer, and I don’t think I will stop wearing it any time soon! Just switch out your shorts for some jeans, add some cute booties and a statement necklace and you have a simple yet stylish outfit.

I need to mention these jeans specifically too- they are all I’ve worn lately! They are so comfortable and fit great. They look more expensive than they really are. Go try them on; you’ll thank me! I have them in the distressed version too. (Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom for direct links to these items or similar ones!).

 

If you ever wonder who I am laughing at in my pictures, usually it is my friend Jenn at From the Family with Love. I am not totally comfortable being in front of the camera, and she helps me not take myself too seriously  😉 Here she is!

Gorgeous, isn’t she?

 

 

Tory Burch Fall 2017—a modern take on Tory's Philadelphia heritage—now at NORDSTROM.

Recreate the look here:

Similar top here

Similar booties (Mine are the same brand)

Pictures by Jenn and Bekah

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Outfit Obsession Featuring jBloom


As you may know, I am a huge fan of clothes/accessories that work hard for my money. If I can find a way to stretch an item to span the course of a few seasons, that is a huge win in my book! Same with accessories. There are some that are very summery or exclusively winter, depending on the style and bling factor. If you haven’t heard of it, I would like to introduce you to jBloom and few pieces that I know will stand the test of the season! 

*Read all the way to the bottom for a link to a party and for discounts!*

The fun thing about chokers is there are so many different ways to wear them! Tie in a bow like shown above, or leave hanging for a simple look.


I was so thrilled to see the customized bangle Julie at jBloom had designed for me. That is the best part about working with someone when ordering your jewelry- you get their personal touch and insight! I’ve worn this one more times than I can count, and it makes me smile every time I see my wrist. And wouldn’t this look perfect with your jewelry stack?


I wore these earrings to church on Sunday and am obsessed. I have really small earlobes so I can’t handle a lot of weight. These were wonderful! So lightweight and just plain gorgeous.

I looove this choker! While I am new to the choker trend, this one was simple enough for me to dip my toe in the water. And now I am all about it!

This necklace. Guys. Not only is this a perfect layering necklace, Julie added the coordinates of where my husband and I met. (Bonus points if you can figure out where it was!). It is the sweetest gesture that I will be sure to wear all the time!

I also really love this necklace! The turquoise color is so spot on and looks great with a tan, but look great popping against your winter whites.

A little more about jBloom: jBloom is a personal, unique jewelry line based in St. Charles, MO. They’re a direct sales company with only 1,200 designers in the U.S., offering a sisterhood for women to grow and thrive. They believe your jewelry should tell a story and are able to create meaningful pieces to tell yours.

jBloom also offers a lucrative compensation plan for those wanting to start their own home-based business. You can own your own online store for $99 and earn 40% profit!

Here’s the fun part! Julie is hosting a party over on Facebook. Click the link to join the party and get more information about the jewelry, the company, and get a 10% discount when you place your order! I can’t wait to see what you pick out! Click here to join. 

If you are interested in any of these products or learning more about jBloom, contact Julie at julieshangle@myjbloom.com or 989.615.9253. She is an absolute doll to talk to!

Outfit Details:

Jeans run large, size down one!

Max Jeans Vest (similar vest linked below)

JCrew Blouse (similar blouse linked below)

Tank top runs small, size up a size or two

Jewelry c/o jBloom
Also, for anyone who has asked how I can blog with young kids… here is a glimpse of how we survive a photo shoot…

Jewelry was provided in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own and honest. Affiliate links used. Thanks for supporting my blog!