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We are in the middle of a heat wave here in New York. It’s hot. It’s humid.

It’s not sweater weather.

But I am a firm believer in retiring my summer clothes (or at least the super summery ones– you guys know what I mean, right?) after Labor Day. Plus I already packed ’em away to make room for my new fall additions. So I kind of can’t wear them.

That is why transition pieces are so brilliant. If you dig deep you will find awesome closet staples that can easily be worn from one season into the next. And if you don’t have any of these things don’t worry, I took the liberty of picking all new duds out for you.

Happy shopping!

BOHO PANTS X SLOUCH SWEATER X FLATS 

I basically lived in these relaxed, comfy pants all summer. Bring your favorite summer prints into fall by adding a simple, thin sweater and a pair of stylish flats. The structured bag is also great for those of us who need a little more organization as we get back to our daily routines. PS- all of these items are under $100 except the real leather Ralph Lauren tote, but I added a second option under $20!!!

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DENIM JACKET X FLORAL DRESS X FLOPPY HAT

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A denim jacket will never go out of style. Take your favorite summer dress into fall with a cute hat, a scarf and your trusty denim. You can add knee high socks and boots if you start to feel a chill in the air. Otherwise a cute flat or even a gladiator sandal would still work! Again– all of these picks are wallet friendly! Nothing over $55!!

     

MILITARY VEST X STRIPED DRESS X SNAKESKIN CLUTCH

Mix patterns and textures with stripes and snakes! I love adding a vest over a simple dress. It adds layers and allows you to still have bare arms during those last few weeks of summertime sun. If it is already chilly where you live then a military jacket would work just as well. I added a long sleeve swing dress to my picks because it is so easy to wear with or without the vest. Everything here is under $100 with the exception of that insanely awesome GiGi bag!

  

What is your favorite way to head into fall? I love rocking a dress with riding boots. Share your style with me with the hashtag #STYLEglossblog. Can’t wait to see what you guys are wearing!

Tuesday Shoesday

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Let’s celebrate my favorite day of the week (Shoesday) by taking a look at some of my recent shoe purchases. Here are five of my favorite pairs that I’ve picked up in the last month or so.

Jimmy Choo Lottie Sandals, $750

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I splurged a bit on these but let me tell you… They are STUNNING in person. The photos don’t do them justice! They look really painful but they are truly comfy– I can’t wait to wear them to my next event.

Michael Kors Damita Wedge, $99

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I own this wedge in multiple colors because it is simply THAT awesome. Comfortable (I could walk all day in these!) and they look great with many different outfits– pair them with jeans, dresses, maxis and cigarette pants! I have them in both the black and the watermelon seen above (which in person actually looks a little more coral and a little less pink).

Steve Madden Olivvia Wedge, $56 [ON SALE!]

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I picked these versatile wedges up at the Jildor summer sale last week. They were a total steal at $56 and I could get lots of use out of them. Also really comfy and I easy to walk in and I love a good suede shoe!

Steve Madden Hottstuff Sandal, $30 [ON SALE!]

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I also snagged these at the Jildor sale, but they are no longer available from them! I included the link to another site where you can purchase these and lucky you, they are now just $30 (I paid $48!) I love the chain detail and how boho chic these are. Great for days when I am working on my feet without a break and don’t want to wear heels!

Stuart Weitzman Avalon Heels, SOLD OUT

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These heels are technically not brand new. I actually bought them last year to wear for my wedding, but didn’t wear them. They found a home packed away in a box when we moved and I totally forgot about them! I just pulled them out and I hope to have an occasion to wear them to soon. Check out this sparkly style also by Stuart Weitzman.

Tell me– what is your favorite type of shoe to wear for a night out?! #STYLEgloss. and #STYLEglossblog

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: What I got!

It is (one of) the most wonderful times of the year. The second early access was open to Nordstrom card holders I began salivating at my computer screen. If you shop at Nordstrom (or don’t live under a rock) you know that the designer deals during this once yearly Anniversary sale are INSANE. We are talking hundreds of dollars off brand new, FALL designs. Never before seen items that are hitting stores JUST for this sale are up for grabs. Here’s what I picked up!

 

MICHAEL KORS “HAYLEY” RIDING BOOT

Sale: $216 (regular price $325)

If you remember I posted another pair of Michael Kors riding boots back in January on a “lusting for” blog. I loved that style but they were sold out everywhere in my size. I knew the second that the Anniversary Sale book came out that the first thing I was going to do was look for this years version of MK’s boots. The leather on these is so buttery and they are very comfy. I can’t wait to wear themwith dresses and oversized cardigans come fall!

Michael Kors Hayley Boots- on mega sale during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale!

Michael Kors Hayley Boots- on mega sale during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale!

TORY BURCH “PLAQUE” CROSS BODY BAG

Sale: $284 (regular price: $425)

I wasn’t planning on buying this bag. In fact, there was another super cute Michael Kors bag on (mega) sale that I wanted because it seemed great for toting my laptop around and roomy enough for all my essentials. When I checked out that bag in store it was too narrow for my laptop, so I passed on it (even though it was only $151 and a GREAT price for a MK Jet Set tote). Instead I saw this Tory bag and knew I had to have it.

Again, super soft buttery leather and it is a realistic size. Won’t fit my laptop but it WILL fit everything I need for my days off or when I am running out to the grocery store.  It also matches my boots!

The "Plaque" style is also available in a smaller cross body, a tote and a satchel.

The “Plaque” style is also available in a smaller cross body, a tote and a satchel.

HALOGEN DIAMOND SITCH WOOL BLEND WRAP

Sale: $30 (regular price: $48)

I wish you could feel how soft this wrap is- it almost feels like cashmere. I love a good scarf, and this color goes with everything! It was a great find for the price.

A cozy fall scarf in a perfect, match-everything color!

A cozy fall scarf in a perfect, match-everything color!

 

Did you shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? What did you pick up?! Let me know in the comments.