Every year around this time, all of the catalogs, blogs, and store windows start featuring fall clothes. It’s always a little depressing and a little exciting. I love fall, but the thought of “winter is coming” kills me! Why I live in New England is a mystery.
Instead of jumping right into plaids and boots, I like to slowly transition by bringing out my jeans and wearing long sleeves in summery colors, even if just for a few more weeks. I love this ruffled top because 1. It covers my post-partum belly, 2. Millennial pink, obvs, and 3. The ruffles! Not to mention the fact that it’s under $50 and comes in 10 colors/patterns.
It’s a great transition piece because it will look great under a blazer come fall, but is cute with shorts or white jeans for these last few weeks of summer.
Over the weekend, I paired it with my all time favorite pair of go-to jeans that don’t quite fit… My secret? I used a rubber band to hold the top together because I couldn’t button them yet. Nordstrom has been carrying them for the last few years, and when I was searching for them to link to in this post, I found this dupe for only $64! I haven’t tried them personally but they look really similar.
Speaking of dupes, I’ve had my eye on the Clare V leopard clutch for ages now (This is definitely not the first time I’ve mentioned it) and I just found this look alike for only $45. Not a bad deal.
And speaking of transitions, it feels good to be transitioning back into outfit posts again. I still can’t wear most of my clothes, but I’ve had fun finding pieces like this shirt (and this striped one) that work with my current body situation. I can’t work out for another three weeks or so, but I seriously can’t wait to get back into shape!
Top ($49) / Jeans (Similar for $64)/ Necklace / Clutch ($45) / Pumps
Love this outfit! I am trying to hold off on transitioning into fall too quickly also! While I much prefer fall and winter I am still trying to just enjoy what’s left of summer rather than jump ahead 🙂
Taylor | http://www.livingtaylored.com
We’re on the same page, lady!
I love this transitional look, and it looks great on you! While I’m ready for all things fall, I feel a little silly wearing plaid and vests while the temperatures are still warm. Cheers, Laura
I just discovered your blog a few weeks ago — love it! You look amazing especially as a new mom!!! I just made your friend’s chicken salad recipe and it was amazing. Thanks for being awesome and inspiring.
Oh yay! Thank you so much for saying that Kelly. You made my day. And glad you liked the recipe too 🙂
Love these transition tips! I have followed your blog throughout my pregnancy and your posts have truly been a blessing. I have learned so much on what to expect and how to prepare thanks to your honest and candid posts. My little one arrives in T-Minus 2 weeks and we look forward to our new life with our Baby Boy <3 Can't wait for your tips on managing life, relationships, and blogging with a newborn!
Ahh congratulations! So excited for you. It’s a crazy few weeks at first but every day gets a little easier 🙂
Go ahead and splurge on the Claire V leopard foldover. Hubby surprised me with one for my birthday last year, and it’s so much more versatile than I had imagined. Roomy, and instantly kicks almost any outfit up a notch. I’ve come across dupes that look similar, but none that FEEL as soft and luxurious as my Claire V. It’s a tactile thing…
You look beautiful, mamma!!