Summer Sales, Fall Tales

Oh you feel that crispness in the air … Fall is here friends!

And you know what that means:  Summer Sales!!!

This outfit cost $20!  Reitmans Summer Sales are the greatest!

Yep!  It’s your chance to nab some super cute summer stuff on the cheap.

Stay on the lookout for low-cost pieces in jewel tones that can pull a summer wardrobe into fall.

And the perfect opportunity to try and extend these new pieces you acquire into transitioning weather outfits!  So checkout my recent summer sale finds and how I’m gonna make them work into Fall….

It’s a TWO piece!!!  And the skirt has deep pockets!!!

Winners and Reitmans seem to be my go-to stops for summer sale hunting, especially if I’m in the downtown office.

Purse, old (recently rediscovered it in my closet); Necklace from MyBeadedDesign; Guess Platform sandals, Winners ($29); Matchy top ($10) and skirt ($10) from Reitmans

For cooler Autumn days — simply add tights, trade in open toes for closed toed shoes and a sweater layer in a warm colour, like orange below 😉

Ya’ll know I’m a shopaholic.  It would be really easy to blow your fashion budget on buying new clothes for the fall, especially with so many tempting window displays out there right now.  (I fell victim to it recently after a simple dental cleaning appointment – if you’re following me on Instagram, then you know what I mean). :/

But your Fall Tales doesn’t have to buying a completely new wardrobe. By adding richer textures, darker colours and a little added warmth your summer clothes …and  you’ll be able to wear ’em well into right into winter!!!

So, what do you think of my Summer Sale, Fall Tale here?  You like?

What are some of your tips for transitioning your wardrobe for cooler weather?

Tell me in the comments section below 🙂

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Farewell to Fall: Round Up!

Ok friends….seems like Fall came and went in a blink of an eye and we’ve already been thrown into Winter weather.  I thought before we start focusing on winter wear, we’d take a look at some of the trending colours and vibes in Fall fashion on the blog.

Here’s a roundup  of a few I personally have embraced over the last few months of blogposts.  Each image is linked to this individual post, just click on it for more details on the look 🙂

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The Classic Combo: Black n’ White
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Acid Pink
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Blue Hues

Fall (and Winter) is perfect for  ‘Sweater Weather’ …. so here are a few looks incorporating just that – sweater glamour:

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Sweater Dress Glamour
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Sporty Chic
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Transition Summer into Fall with sweater love

The big patterns I noticed and loved the most this Fall have been BLOOMS ON BLACK and PLAID!

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Blooms on Black
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Mad for Plaid III

and last, but not least….is LEATHER!!  It was everywhere:

leather at the hems and shoulders of this Newsprint Navy frock
Loving the leather at the hems and shoulders of this Newsprint Navy frock
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Warming up my leather moto with a black n’ white plaid poncho
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Wearing a leather jacket as a blazer to take a jumpsuit to the office
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Leatherette panels and collar for some edgy office wear
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Adding leather to dark florals

And of course a combination of everything above to transition a maxi skirt for sweater weather and leather — a little teaser of an upcoming blogpost friends 😉

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Transitioning Maxi into Fall/Winter wear

Waddya  think of this  Farewell to Fall roundup?  Think there’s potential to take some well into the Winter months too.

Any stand out as your personal favourites? Leave a comment and tell me your thoughts!

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Transitioning…Ooh La La

The easiest way to make your Summer pieces more Fall appropriate isn’t to ditch them altogether, but to come up with new ways to wear them.

Here are a few simple ways to stretch your wardrobe and make all your old favorites work until Winter.IMG_5322

This simple short-sleeved navy geometric patterned, faux wrap  cotton summer dress has been in my Summer-outfit-rotation for a few years now.  I picked it up from the GAP in LA…and even though it’s starting to fad, I just can’t part with it.  It’s kinda perfect for Lindy Hop lessons – that’s where I was off to in this outfit. 😉

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To make it work for Fall weather I simply added tights.  If you’re not into tights, try leggings (like I’m doing in these pics).    They’re perfect to wear under your summery dresses for more coverage and warmth, while still staying fashion-forward.  I chose a loud colour to help break up the other darker colours of this outfit.

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Boots are an autumn staple!  They make all of your summer outfits warmer and more functional.  Easy Peasy!

You can find booties on the cheap and wear them with your favorite skirt and cardigan/sweater combo like I’ve done in this Outfit of the Day. Boots are an ideal item to stretch your wardrobe — I highly suggest you getting a couple of pairs in different heights. 😉

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How I Got The Look:   Navy geometric patterned dress from GAP; Ooh-la-la sweater, Navy & gold earrings and tights from Old Navy;  Guess purse

So waddya think of the tips in this post?  Will they help YOU transition some of your Summer pieces into the Fall?  Use the Comments section and let me know.

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