23 September 2014

first day of fall

Welcome to Fall! Sort of--it's been in the 80s recently, so we have a bit of a summer reprise. But the leaves are already changing to the beautiful yellows and reds and oranges. I recently ordered these sandals from DSW to help transition from summer to fall. The block heel and neutral tones are perfect for matching the earthy tones of the season. Plus, with a modest heel, these sandals are so very comfy. One of my favorite purchases of the year!

Top, skirt: H&M (old) | Sandals: Audrey Brooke via DSW | Bag: Target (in store) | Earrings: betsy & iya | Necklace: betsy & iya 

15 September 2014

soft tones

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that Montana took a turn towards winter this past week. It dropped below freezing and all of my annuals died. Summer is officially over! On one particularly cool day last week, I stayed warm with cosy knits and soft tones--just barely getting by without a pair of tights. This skirt is heavier fabric, so it's good for cooler days.  However it is not lined, so unfortunately it won't be making too many appearances during the winter months. I juxtaposed the look with black booties, although I think a gray bootie might have worked better now that I look at the photos. I'll have to keep my eyes open for a good pair this fall!

Sweater, skirt: H&M (old) | Booties: MIA Limited Edition (on sale now!) | Bag: Urban Outfitters (old) | Coat: ZARA (old) | Earrings: betsy & iya | Ring: betsy & iya

12 September 2014

layering up

Fall is quite short in Montana, as is summer. In fact, the only thing that is not short in Montana is winter. At any rate, it's a short season when I can pair booties with skirts, dresses, and cropped pants without having to wear tights as well. So I have to take advantage of these days while I can. This mustard color skirt always signals the changing of the seasons for me. Whenever I feel the urge to wear it, I know we have are beginning the transition into autumn. To keep the slight morning chill at bay, I layered with a casual vest, and then mixed in my cognac bag to add in some warmth. I have also been getting quite a bit of use out of these booties that I bought in spring. They are airy enough for the humid afternoons while providing a bit more coverage than a sandal. A fun look for a Friday!

Shirt: Target | Skirt: Sole Sisters in Helena | Vest: Forever 21 | Booties: Target | Bag: Banana Republic | Necklace: Maslo Jewelry | Bronze ring: Tiffany Kunz | Silver ring: betsy & iya | Earrings: betsy & iya