Pre-Fall Basics


Monday, September 1, 2014

Louisiana necklace c/o Jenn and Jill
sunglasses c/o zeroUV

Happy, Happy Labor Day and first of September! I think it's pretty safe for me to start posting prefall outfit posts - I tried to hold off as long as possible, but September is the perfect time to start a little wardrobe updating to prepare for the next couple of months. I'm starting now by picking up some basics like the ones seen in today's post:

Boyfriend jeans - I'm a firm believer in the power of a good skinny jean, but I'm really loving the thought of bundling up in a pair boyfriend jeans and chunky knit sweaters. Can't rave enough about this pair that I found from Gap that are perfectly distressed and fitted. (Shop the Labor Day sale and get them for 40% off today only with code DAY!)

Open-toe booties - September thru even December, I live in booties and plan on putting these Elaine Turner Dahlia booties to serious use. For the warmer weather, open-toe booties are the best shoe for transitioning into fall. Wear them with jeans, dresses and skirts. You can pretty much wear them with anything actually - rompers and shorts look adorable with booties too!

Fall leather - A couple of years ago, I had this gray purse that I LOVED. I wore it everywhere because it went with everything - browns, blacks and every color possible. That bag has since been retired because well, I wore it out. I finally have another gray bag on my shoulder and am looking forward to all of the places that me and my Sheridan crossbody are going together. 

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Nasty Gal - Labor Day sale event; prices marked
Lula and Georgia - use code LABORDAY25 for 25% off
Club Monaco - 50% off clearance + extra 40% off sale; use code HEYFALL
Baublebar - all sale items are 50% off or more
Shopbop - sale items up to 70% off
ASOS - up to 75% off sale items
BCBGeneration - 40% off sitewide
C.Wonder - 30% off everything + an extra 50% off sale
Kendra Scott - 15% off everything + free shipping with code 2014LDW
Nine West - End of Season sale up to 70% off + Buy 1 Get 1 50% off
Anthropologie - extra 20% off sale; 600 new items just added
Express - 40% off everything
Missguided - 15% off new items with code 15NEW
Rent the Runway - 30% off any $100 rental before Sept 14 LDW2014
Barney's Warehouse - extra 30% off all clearance
James Jeans - 30% off with code JJLABOR14 (get the jeans from Tuesday's post for 30% off!)

I hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend! Next week is the very beginning of NYFW, and while I won't be there for the full week, I've got my couple of days jam-packed with things to do. I'll be getting looks at winter and spring collections, streetstyle photoshoots, some brand collaborations and many other things to bring you original and unique content. There will also be a few fun giveaways centered around Instagram, so make sure you're following @apinchoflovely! (There's a Kendra Scott giveaway going on right now, if you haven't seen it!) I'm also kind of obsessed with some of the outfits that I've got planned for next week. I think you're really going to like them and maybe even feel like trying out for yourself. I'll give you a hint though, one of the items in the image above is making the trip... ;)

Back-to-School with 9th & Elm


Thursday, August 28, 2014

chambray shirt / 25% off with code ALMOSTFALL

I'm not heading back to class this semester, but maybe that's why I was so excited to do this post. I can have all of the fun of back-to-school dressing without all the studying! I've teamed up with 9th & Elm, a flash sale site featuring handmade and independent designers, to show you a look perfect for September classes. Sometimes, I think about what I actually wore to class (sorority tees and shorts) and I wish that I had actually dressed better on campus. Today's post is my opportunity to rectify those lazy outfits.

I picked out a gold Lily & Laura bracelet to add to my stack of bracelets that accessorize this Sugar Lips Futurama dress. This dress is super comfortable but also a lot of fun to wear because again, fit and flare is one of my favorite dress styles. It's also universally flattering, and you can dress it both up and down. For example, I wore wore this dress last night with the heels from Tuesday's post and a wide leather belt for an event after work.

Another essential pick for days on campus are these Sperry Seacoast boat shoes. I wore these ALL over Greece, and they never got uncomfortable. So, I can personally attest that they are perfect for walking from class to class and that long stretch to the parking lot. Some of you might be hesitant about the color, but I surprisingly wear them a lot more than I imagined! (They also come in neutral options too.)

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Insta Outfit - Stripes and Chambray


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

striped dress c/o Caralase / similar
crossbody c/o Berry Brown / similar

Here is a new series where I quickly recap outfits I've put on Instagram but not the blog. This way you can still shop the look on all platforms! See more insta outfits by following @apinchoflovely on IG!

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