so long sweet summer!


American Eagle dress | a.n.a. safari vest (c/o jcpenney) | Hanes tank | TOMS classic slip-on in bottle green (m.marie boutique) | Stella & Dot starfish earrings | Kate Landry bag (gifted from Mom)


Fall is just around the corner, and I can’t wait to welcome it with sweater-encased open arms! But we’re not there yet, so I’m trying to fill that weird season transition by fall-ifying my summer pieces. What’s fall-ifying, you ask? Just piling a few lightweight layers over and under those strappy little sundresses and tossing all of your junk into a darker bag.

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  1. 9.20.11
    Julie said:

    I’m never ready to admit summer is coming to an end so I’m always looking for ways to get extended wear out of my summer pieces. “Fall-ifying” them with a black handbag is a great tip!

  2. 9.15.11
    Candy said:

    ultra cute green toms!

  3. 9.14.11
    Allie said:

    I have that same dress in a reddish/pink color and neglected to wear it all spring and summer. Thanks for reminding me of it, I might just try to “fallify” it myself!

  4. 9.14.11
    Kayley said:

    your hair looks awesome! you’re like the cutest thing ever.

  5. 9.14.11
    jackie said:

    ha that’s the perfect word. and exactly what i do. if i had more money, i’d buy transition pieces, but for now, it’s all about the cardis, boots, and darker bags.

  6. 9.14.11
    Michelle said:

    Cute! I love your outfit.

  7. 9.14.11
    Jenn said:

    I love this fall-ified look. So glad someone finally conined a word for dressing during the hybrid-season. ;)

  8. 9.14.11
    ehb9217 said:

    I don’t know what the weather is like in Winter Park, but in Sarasota it is H-O-T with no chance of cooling down anytime soon! I’d kill to wear layers without melting…you look great! :-)

    • 9.14.11

      Oh, it’s hot as Hades here, too! Lightweight layers and ice cold A/C is key to pulling off this look right now ;-)

  9. 9.14.11
    Tatiana said:

    What an adorable dress!!! And the Toms? Love that color! I want some!!
    Also, I thought you should know that you look like Nicole Kidman in the first picture here… pretty!!

    • 9.14.11

      Tatiana, you are my new best friend. Thank you! ;-)

  10. 9.14.11
    Sage said:

    Aw, say it isn’t so! Summer went by way too fast. :( I’ve already had to start fall-ifying my outfits. I love your green TOMS–super cute!

  11. 9.14.11
    Stefanie said:

    I adore the colour of your TOMS! I’m super jealous that you can still get away with bare legs. I have been wearing tights for weeks :-(

    • 9.14.11

      Stefanie, I would LOVE to trade and get to wear tights for a while! The grass is always greener…

  12. 9.14.11
    soanthro said:

    Ooh your TOMS are so adorable- the perfect transition into fall shoes!

  13. 9.14.11
    Laura Go said:

    That is an adorable dress! Fall is definitely here in IL, and I can’t be happier :)

  14. 9.13.11

    Love the new term, I totally got it! Great transitional outfit, love the comfy shoes!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  15. 9.13.11
    Robin said:

    I just got a vest like this and I am so excited! I’ve already worn it twice in one week which is a lot for me! I love it paired with the floral sundress. Great fall-ifying!

  16. 9.13.11
    Hannah said:

    I believe I’ve said this before, but I just love that vest! I finally cracked (due to your influence, no doubt) and ordered a tan one last night. I’m super excited to style it :D

    Oh, and don’t get too jealous; temp is back in the 80s in Boston. Boooo.

  17. 9.13.11
    Andrea said:

    I have that same vest (worn it TO DEATH this summer) and the same AE dress but in the pink color that I haven’t figured out how to style casually. Hopefully we’ll have at least one more nice weather day so I can try pairing them like you did! Thanks for being inspirational as usual ;)

    • 9.14.11

      It takes a concerted effort not to throw this thing over every single outfit. Old Navy has a really cute one in tan, and I’m thinking about scooping it up for fall!

  18. 9.13.11

    I love it! That dress is wonderful, and I really like it paired with vest! I still need to transfer to another purse…thanks for the reminder! Hehe

  19. 9.13.11
    Ashley said:

    I just love everything you post. Your outfits always looks so great!