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


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  1. Taylor Cannon said:

    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 |

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  2. Laura and Sarah said:

    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

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  3. kelly said:

    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.

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    • Oh yay! Thank you so much for saying that Kelly. You made my day. And glad you liked the recipe too 🙂

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  4. 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!

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    • Ahh congratulations! So excited for you. It’s a crazy few weeks at first but every day gets a little easier 🙂

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  5. Kendria said:

    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…

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  6. You look beautiful, mamma!!

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