Summer is quickly fading and it makes me sad! I love the bright colors, relaxing on the porch at night, bright sunshine and warmth, and the ability to wear white pants and not get that look…you know the look I’m talking about! The “how dare she wear white after Labor Day” look. Well, I like to break the rules and am still rocking my white skinny jeans several weeks after Labor Day!
Summer also reminds me of how I have always been self-conscious of my broad shoulders. As a kid, I was teased for having linebacker shoulders and I guess I never got over that…until this year when I started purchasing off-the-shoulder and bare shoulder tops. I’m not talking about a tube top, lord knows those never looked good on anyone, but the style of blouse that sits ever so delicately on the side of your arms.
I am also a sucker for a good sale, and this past Labor Day was no exception. My Mama was in town for the long weekend and we took advantage of Macy’s…in all kinds of ways too! Fun little fact – Macy’s is having a one-day sale right now! You get free shipping on orders over $25 and there are screaming good deals in their “Last Act” section on some last chance summer pieces. Here’s the link to indulge – Shop Macy’s One-Day Sale!
Back to the point of this long winded post – I scored this pinstripe off-the-shoulder top with pink and silver accents. It’s by I.N.C. and has little tiny mirrors as the shiny accents…so fun! I haven’t had a chance to officially wear it, but after today’s styling session, I think I might just need to talk the hubs into a date night to show this little cutie off! Ignore the selfie face, I never know where to look…ha!
Where I shopped for these items…
Shoes are the Fable ballet flat from Aerosoles. They don’t have the pink color anymore, but the Champagne color is equally as awesome! I wear a 9.5 in these and am usually a 10, so they tend to run a little big. Buy these flats!
Top is I.N.C. brand from Macy’s and I’m wearing a size Large. I checked online and they only have plus sizes left, but here is the link to those – Buy this top!. Here is also a similar one that I found on the Macy’s site that would be equally as cute! Anything peasant and off-the-shoulder is perfection in my book! Buy this other awesome top!
Earrings are from Francesca’s Boutique, which is my favorite chain store for anything boho and girly, especially when I’m on a budget. My pink tassel earrings are similar to these, and are always a fun staple to have in the wardrobe for that pop of bright color! Buy these earrings!
Last but not least, let’s talk about fantastic printed shorts, like these navy shorts with a flirty floral print.
My sister-in-law introduced me to this boho chic online boutique based out of Marshall, Texas. Because Texas isn’t exactly close to Santa Rosa, we’ve only been able to shop their online store (here’s the link – Shop Indigeaux Boutique!), but Indigeaux Boutique has gotten me in a lot of trouble lately. It also has me looking fly these days, thanks to Heather and Brooke, the owners who are ever so helpful and available to answer questions about sizing and the fit of each piece! Of course, I ordered these shorts after my sis-in-law talked me into them and even further took a chance and paired them with my gray stripped duster sweater I scored a few seasons back from a CABI trunk show I hosted. It was chilly that morning and my Vineyard Sweater saved me! You might be able to find it at a CABI outlet store like the one we have in Napa or online. What do we think – is a long sweater and shorts a good look?
I also gave a sneak peak into my next topic…pattern mixing! More to come later my friends.