Walk on the Wild Side

With fall just around the corner I'm starting to slip some key fall pieces into my wardrobe...like booties. It's such an easy way to start transitioning your wardrobe. I picked up three pairs of booties this past week...and I'm wearing them constantly. Also, they all have huge chunky heels which I love because they are easy to walk around the city in, and they make me crazy tall.

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Who says simple has to be boring? When I saw this relatively simple black dress I knew I had to add it to my wardrobe. It's very simple and comfortable, but the cut out feature along the neckline and the draping elevates it to the next level.

I also paired it with my new chunky booties and fishnet ankle socks for that added edge factor. I've been wanting to try this fishnet sock trend for some time now. Here I incorporated them into this look as my accessory. No bold jewelry or flashy handbag needed.

How do you add some fun and personality to what could be a very basic outfit?

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Velvet Crush

Forget the summer of George, this autumn will be George Costanza's time to shine. He once said that he'd drape himself in velvet if it were socially acceptable. This fall is ALL ABOUT VELVET!

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Long Silk Velvet Kimono available at Zara- $169

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Next To You Velvet Wrap Dress by WAYF available at Nordstrom- $119

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Lovely and Lush Velvet Bag available at ModCloth- $29.99

How are you planning on incorporating this hot trend into your looks this fall?

*If you don't get my Seinfeld reference we cannot be friends. Sorry.

Fresh & Fruity

Fruit prints, navy & red, and a cute dog had Nicole and myself feeling happy today. Well, as happy as you can be after your camera's battery immediately craps out at the beginning of a photoshoot. Who knew you had to replace rechargeable batteries?!?!

On Diane: striped dress- H&M, sneakers- Keds, sunglasses- Urban Outfitters

On Diane: striped dress- H&M, sneakers- Keds, sunglasses- Urban Outfitters

Know what I love? Finding a dress in my closet that I bought last year at the end of the season and totally forgot I had. Isn't this striped strawberry dress the cutest?

Aren't we just too adorable in our fruit prints? Nicole swears this is the summer of watermelon...but I'm trying to keep things berry fresh!  :-)

I hope you all are enjoying the little bit of summer we have left. Soon I'll be saying farewell to summer Fridays, frozen cocktails, and cute summer dresses...but autumn will be here and that makes me very happy. Not only is it my favorite season, but Chris and I will be heading to Spain (Granada & Barcelona). So if you have any tips for our trip shoot me an email or leave a comment below!

Enjoy Pampelonne

There is nothing I enjoy more on a beautiful summer day than heading up to my rooftop to sip on a cool and refreshing sparkling wine cocktail...especially when that sparkling wine cocktail is a can of Pampelonne.

My current must have drink of the summer is Pampelonne's Rosé Lime sparkling wine. These spritzers are made with high quality French wine from the best wine producing regions of France. This wine is complimented with fresh, natural ingredients for a fresh, bright, and balanced taste.

Pampelonne is low in calories, low in carbohydrates, gluten free, and natural. What I personally love most is that the sugar is also rather low. Typically wine spritzers contain sky high amounts of sugar...but not Pampelonne. It's naturally delicious!

Pampelonne comes in three delicious flavors: Rose Lime, French 75, and Blood Orange Spritz. It's so hard to pick just one! The good thing is you don't have to. I say, stock up on all three!

You can purchase Pampelonne directly through their website. Simply go to the store locator to find a retailer near you.

Shopping Roundup

Another week has started, which means so has a new batch of sales! Here are my favorite sales of the week...

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Topshop is taking 50% off of select items.

Take an extra 40% off of all sale items at Ann Taylor.

ASOS has some of their freshest items now marked 20% off.

Stop by ModCloth now and save an extra 40% on sale items.

They are having a summer sale at Ralph Lauren. Get up to 60% off of select styles.