Before we know it, sweater weather will be here (like it or not hehe). I love this time of year because that means we can all stock up on cozy sweaters! So today I am sharing some of my favorite sweaters that are under $50 so you don’t have to break the bank. These are some of my favorite sweaters from my favorite stores and brands:

LC Lauren Conrad 

From left to right: Cable knit Sweater (it also comes in a copper color – perfect for fall) // Off the Shoulder sweater // Open Front Cardigan


From left to right: Loose knit Sweater (I bought this in M – I like my sweaters on the loose side ūüôā // Rib-knit Sweater //¬†Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater


From left to right: Cable knit Sweater // Shaker Knit Circle Hem Sweater // Slouchy V Neck Cardigan


Sweater: Valley Girl (in-store only) // Beret: Kohls // Articles of Society // Shoes: DSW // Lipgloss: Urban Decay


To wear white or not to wear white, that is the question! There is a lot of speculation around this topic. If you look at some of my favorite looks from the year, you will see a lot of white in my wardrobe. Items a white lace dress that I talked about earlier in the year here or white t-shirts like this one can easily be incorporated into your fall wardrobe.

I was easily able to add white to my look in this post with a favorite pair of white jeans. Next, add some dimension to your look with a charming printed top (my go to print is always floral). Since the weather is still nice, I decided to add a pair of blush open toe heels plus a pink belt to accent my top. Fall fashion is not complete without a floppy hat. Plus, they are perfect when you are having a bad hair day!

See? Wearing white is easy during the fall. So should you wear white or not? Well, I think it all comes down to how you feel. If wearing white accents makes you feel confident and sexy, I say do it!


Top: LC Lauren Conrad // Jeans: Topshop // Shoes: DSW // Hat: Francescas // Belt: J.Crew



Summer heat is here! For many, that makes it hard to stay comfortable in the clothes that they are wearing. Fear not – I am here to help! I have a few items that will help you stay cool in the summer heat while not compromising your chic style.

Straw Hats

Not only are these bad boys super chic but they also help keep you cool when the days start to get really hot. They pair well with almost any look. Plus if you are having a bad hair day, no one will ever know!


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Chambray shorts

The best investment I made this year was getting a pair of chambray shorts. This fabric of chambray shorts are so breathable. I can’t help but live in them this summer because of how comfortable I am in them (plus they are super cute).


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Wide Leg Pants

All my working ladies up your hands up! 🙌🏼 There are some days that you are simply not going to want to wear a dress to work. And that is ok. Consider adding a pair of wide leg pants to your wardrobe instead. They won’t cling to your skin adding extra heat to your body. Chic and oh so comfortable!


Slide Sandals 

Another great piece to add to your shoe closet without breaking the bank. I have been living in these LC Lauren Conrad slides because of cute they are and the comfort they have brought me. You don’t have to worry about your feet getting sweaty now! From the beach to your back yard, you will be sure to be living in these sandals for the rest of the summer.


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Light lingerie

There is nothing worse than the feeling of an uncomfortable bra – especially in the summer. ¬†When I am not at work, I am living in comfortable bralettes to keep me cool. For work, I am wearing my¬†24/7™ Seamless Stripe Plunge bra from ThirdLove. I had a honor to work with them on a collaboration and let me tell you – they are the real deal. This bra is so light (even though it has an underwire, it doesn’t dig into my skin) and give me the coverage I need to go on with my day!


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Ta-da! See? Simple items you can add to your wardrobe without breaking the bank. Now go out and make the most of this beautiful summer!

My 24/7 Seamless Stripe Plunge bra was gifted to me courtesy of ThirdLove. All opinions¬†listed in this post are my own. 💖



Summer always goes by far too fast! I cannot believe that some stores are already bringing out out their Halloween (and Christmas merchandise) out already. BANANAS right? 😳¬†Today, I want to dedicate a post to help you hold on to summer as long as you can. Styling your favorite summer maxi dresses (like this one) for the fall is super easy to do. Here is how to do it:

Layers, layers, layers

When in doubt, add some layers. Maxi dresses look great with a long blazer or denim jacket. I tried to wear a heavier fall coat to show you how to style it with this dress but I’m sorry you guys. It is WAY to hot out for that! 😅

Bootie time!

When the weather starts to get cooler, it’s time for your favorite booties to come out to play! You can wear them with stockings to give you some extra warmth while giving you a polished look. I HIGHLY recommend getting yourself a pair of waterproof boots for fall (I just ordered these for myself). They are especially useful when you are doing fall festivities such as pumpkin picking and hayrides. 🍂

Step up your accessory game!

The great thing about jewelry is that is universal. You can always pay up your look for any season with the right jewelry. I love this long pearl necklace. It’s so simple but pairs perfectly with my dress and jacket. Speaking of accessories, be sure to bring out your hats and scarfs (I love this floral print scarf from J.Crew). They are perfect to throw on with a dress.

See? Effortless. I hope this post inspires you hold on to your summer maxi dresses a little bit long as we (eventually) make our way to fall.


Karina Wool Floppy HatThe Erin Floral Midi DressKUT FROM THE KLOTH ‘Helena’ Denim Jacket

Dress: Valley Girl // Jacket: KUT from the Kloth // Hat: OLD; similar here


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Top: Cece // Pants: Halogen // Bag: LC Lauren Conrad


From left to right

1901 Button Front Floral Skirt (it fits great on me in size 4. For petite, I recommend sizing down. I would go with 2P) // 1901 Full Neoprene Skirt (under $100) // 1901 Tulle Skirt (under $100)


From left to right

Eliza J Sheath Dress (super flattering on petites!) // Eliza J Bell Sleeve Dress (flirty but also professional // Eliza J Color block dress (under $100)


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Cece Tipped Bow Neck Sweater (great for layering and on sale for $53) // Cece Ruffle Trim Collar Blouse (so feminine and classic) // Cece Floral Print Ruffle Trim Shirt (on sale for $66).