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Red plaid blazer for summer into fall

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wearing: prescription sunglasses / summer lipstick / bold silver earrings / black tee (old, similar here) / bold silver necklace / red plaid blazer (new for fall!) / cuffed slim boyfriend jeans / black  belt with snake buckle / fall nail polish / bold ring / Chloe bag / black high heel booties (super comfortable!) /

I promise, I am not trying to make fall happen! It’s not going to happen! -Despite the fact that I had a Pumpkin Pie Latte last Thursday. #Guilty haha

I picked up this red plaid blazer for fall, and I am in love! It’s lightweight, so it’s an easy piece to wear right now, and into the early part of the fall season. It’s always nice to have a few pieces which reflect the upcoming fall season, yet still work on warm summer days. This is my key transition piece!

We have a lot of fog in the mornings, so a lightweight blazer is perfect for combating the chill the fog brings in when it rolls over the Santa Cruz Mountains, into the valley. A blazer is also a more structured way of amping up a casual jeans and tee look. It really elevates a basic outfit. Love that!

I wore this outfit last week to meet my friend Dawn from Fashion Should be Fun at Santana Row. We took blog photos, (of course-haha), then walked around, grabbed lunch, chatted, and walked around some more! It was nice to have a relaxing day with my friend. Earlier last week I was super busy helping my mom pack, and then I helped her move. So having some “me” time with Dawn was the recovery day I needed.

Now that my Mom has moved, I can finally get on with with my summer vacation, and having fun with my kids! We have another trip planned for later in the summer, so I need to have time to plan for it!

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Since summer vacation is half over, what do you have planned before school starts?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale fall 2019 blogger picks

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Best deals Nordstrom Anniversary Sale fall 2019 from top left: curling iron (such a good deal-I’m buying this one!) / green jumpsuit (one of the top fall 2019 colors!) / red plaid blazer (plaid blazers are still big this year) / gold hoop earrings (new for fall-currently full price on brand’s website) / cable knit sweater (classic ivory cable knit sweater, great to wear for many years) / Estee Lauder set (one of mt favorite’s!) / Zebra bootie (I’m buying this one! Animal prints are hot for fall-as usual!) /Jeans (classic style, yes I am buying this too) / Animal print skirt (always a fall classic!) / Black hobo bag (great everyday bag) / Black high heel booties (I’m buying these-aren’t they hot!) / Brown tote bag (classic tote, great for everyday and the office)

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for fall 2019 is here! This is always a fun sale to pick up a few basics for the upcoming fall 2019 season. It’s good to wait and see which trends from the runway will actually hit the streets before stocking up on fall trends. What we know is going to be hot on the streets for fall is animal prints, snakeskin, plaid, and Pantone’s top twelve colors, which you can view here.

This is the time to buy basics! When I say basics, I mean the base of your fall wardrobe. This can mean items such as jeans, layering pieces such as tee’s and turtlenecks, underwear, workout clothing and shoes, beauty products, and this fabulous curling iron that I am buying!

If you are looking for handbags, look for basic, everyday bags such as this black tote or this brown tote. When it comes to shoes, you can’t go wrong with booties! This snakeskin pair will carry you from now into the winter season, and this black pair is classic to wear throughout the year.

The reason it’s a good idea to buy basics from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 right now, is because the prices will go up on August 5, 2019. So, you can stock up on fall basics now at sale prices! Love that!

Only cardholders can shop today starting at 9:30am PDT. The sale opens up to the public on July 19, 2019.

I have scoured the sale for the best deals on basics which will still be relevant when fall actually arrives. I hope you love what I love! Here are my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale fall 2019.

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Shop what I purchased from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 for fall 2019:

What are you buying this year from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Summer into fall wrap top and jeans

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wearing: rose gold hoop earrings / lipstick / fall 2018 green floral wrap top / fall 2018 nail polish / fall 2018 tulip hem jeans / Gucci bag / fall 2018 split shaft booties /

OK, can I just tell you how much I love love love this wrap top! It’s so comfortable, and I adore the volume sleeves and dramatic side tie. Sleeves with volume were all over the fall 2018 runways in New York, and this top embodies the trend perfectly; at a fraction of the price of a top from a runway designer. Love that!

Wrap tops and dresses are inherently flattering. This top goes beyond the basic wrap top by featuring a dramatic tie on the side. I love the exaggerated ties which enable me to make a sizable side bow.

Of course, I need to give these jeans a shout out! I have been wearing them non-stop, despite the warm summer weather. I love the tulip hem, and the seams are slimming. The denim fabric is extremely soft too. I could live in them! If you’re tall, they act like a cropped jean, if you are short like me, they hit at the ankle and look like a slim boot cut. Love that! (I am 5’4″ for reference)

I know I have droned on about these boots already, but seriously, they are sooooo comfy! The stacked heel hits in the right place for ample arch support, and the split shaft allows air to flow. This makes them great for early fall when it’s still warm outside, but we all want to rock those fall trends.

This is definitely an outfit I love for the fall season; and foggy summer days. It’s an effortless look which looks like it took some effort! It can be amped up with pumps for an evening look, or paired with flats for a very casual look. Love the versatility!

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Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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