3 Ways to Style a Floral Dress for Fall

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Perfect Fall Floral Dress

Style One: Dressing up for a Evening

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Add some classic heels and black mini bag (preloved, similar) for an elevated, chic look for date night!

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Look Two: Casual fall look 

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Add some booties and denim jacket for a cute, casual look for apple picking!

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Look Three: Athleisure Chic Style 

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Throw on an oversized sweatshirt for effortless style and add matching sneaks for a ultra street style look!

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Which is your fave style?

I must admit that I am loving all the looks and such a versatile dress! It’s lightweight, yet has a nice heavy rayon drapey feel. Shipping only took less than a week and I ordered a medium although I could have ordered a small. This dress is definitely forgiving and my apple shaped body loves the flowey cut. When trying to stay in a budget, maximizing my wardrobe is a must and this dress is definitely a winner!

I am so ready for some cooler weather and most definitely my fave season!!

This post is brought to you in partnership with Shein. All opinions are my own!

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Fall Cravings

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Summer weather is winding down and I’m feeling a bit of cooler weather here in the deep South (wishful thinking-lol) and it makes me look forward to fall ya’ll!! Fall festivals, leaves changing, warm coffee, and a little brisk in the air! Yess!! There are so many new arrivals in stores that have gotten me excited and currently craving!!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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My picks for the Nordstrom sale! Great fall pieces and you guys know I love shoes!! Especially lately! It’s hard to even consider fall right now in the middle of July but these prices are really good and better to get them now! I don’t have a Nordstrom card but definitely considering it!!

My tops faves:

  1. Joe’s Black Skinny Jeans-Joes’s jeans fits my body type the best (apple shaped) and I wear a 29. Love the stretchy without the muffin top :) And since destroyed jeans are fine in the summer, I thought I needed a more “adult” look for fall and winter. Plus I don’t own any black jeans-if you can believe it. The angle hems are so cool and the inseam is 28″ with is perfect for me at 5’2″!
  2. Leopard pointed mules-these are super cool! I saw them on Rachel so of course anything that she wears is golden :)
  3. Blue and white striped bell sleeve-I also saw this on Merrick and it looks so pretty without being over the top! And I love blue/white stripes period!!

Happy Monday ya’ll!!

Day to Night

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Watermelon Tank | Ruffle Striped Skirt | Gucci Marmont-small (preloved size medium)

Hi lovelies! I was inspired to do a fun post today about styling from day to night! You know  I love to maximize my wardrobe! Since maintaining a budget is key to cultivating a classic timeless closet, I love the versatility of clothes for both day activities like running errands and casual work meetings or at night for a date night with my hubby or girls night out!   Simple and classic styles with a kick of color make things exciting! I truly believe in investing in shoes, handbags, jewelry, and accessories to really elevate an outfit and keep my clothing items more basic.

My day casual errand running outfit:

Fun Pom Pom mules | Ring | Necklace | Earrings 

And changing my top and heels for dinner out! So easy! And perfect for summer!

 

Black Linen TopNude Heels | Ring | Necklace | Earrings

Investing in 14K gold jewelry is something that I’d rather spend my money as they are timeless pieces. And what girl doesn’t love diamonds? Major heart eyes! These pieces are so gorgeous yet simple enough to wear both during the day and in the evening. I know I can pass on these pretties to my daughter as well!

Take a look at AUrate’s complete earring collection. You’re sure to find something to complement any look!

AUrate NY is offering 10% off using code: AurateExclusive10 

Hope you all had a great 4th of July!

xxoo, Chau

Style with a Budget-June

 

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Hi guys!  Looks like I have a love affair with ruffly skirts, pinks, and orange this month! Seeing it all laid out on a board like this is apparent of what I am thinking. Ha, ha! We went to the Dominican Republic for a early summer break getaway and it was fabulous!!

 

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Strapless Bathing Suit | Denim Shorts | Straw Hat | Coverup Dresses -hands down fave even when wearing out for errands (different colors) | Gold Sandals10

Vera Bradley Tote (similar)

I bought this Vera Bradley Tote from the Factory outlet store. Similar pattern but not exactly but I love VB as the fabric is so sturdy, washable and super light with plenty of pockets to store things. Perfect for traveling especially with kids!

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Style with a Budget-May

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Hello lovelies!! Is it already almost June? Can’t believe the school year for the kiddos are almost over! My oldest gal will be in 2nd grader and little man will be in Pre-K next year (sniffles as they are growing so fast!) Anyway, May shopping is a little mixed with no theme whatever. I thought I could make it a month without a shoe purchase but you know that never happens :) I had a fun girls trip for a couple days to Panama City Beach and will be packing shortly for a family vacation in Punta Cana! Can’t wait!!!

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Linen White Tie Front Shirt | Denim Fray Shorts (similar)

Coral Flip Flops (only $10 and I buy one every year!! Love them!)

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Style with a Budget-April

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Hello lovelies!! Last month obviously was a shoe festival, so of course I had to get back on the clothes train! As a lover of classic styles, I picked up a few items with a twist! Literally (insert laugh emoji)!!  I wanted a few breathable items for spring and summer and couldn’t resist a great sale on the tweed jacket. If you like blazers but feel weird in them as being too formal, lady jackets are your friends!!!

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Gingham Shirt | Destroyed Jeans | Speedy B 25 (preloved)

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Style with a Budget-March

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After looking at this post, I think I may have a shoe problem (#shoeaddict) ;0) I did buy a few bras too but didn’t think it would be exciting to show! Haha! Anyway, as you can see I bought a bunch of designer shoe dupes this month! I am a big fan of real leather shoes vs faux leather so I try to purchase higher quality real leather dupes if possible!

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Blush Bag| White Block Heels (similar)

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Style with a Budget-December

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Hello everyone!! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and holiday! We took the kids on a cruise over Christmas and had a blast spending time together visiting Turks and Caicos, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, and San Juan! And of course Santa found us on the ship so the kids were just so ecstatic as they were worried he would go to our house in Georgia :)

Since December is all about giving, I didn’t buy too many things for myself but of course the deep sales lured me in for a few items! Haha! Hubby and I didn’t do presents either since we didn’t to spend it on the vacation but Santa did bring me something small :) See way below.

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Instagram Roundup

Hi everyone! I’ve been busy posting like crazy on my newly opened Instagram account and never what a hashtag really meant until I started using them! But it’s been fun to instantly show pics on a daily basis so I wanted to share them here on the blog!

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Love this light chambray on denim look and added in a cozy oatmeal sweater for a 2nd look! Mix and match fashion is what I love! So versatile!

 

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And this military olive green field jacket is so amazing and kind of edgy with the standup collar. I have used this jacket pretty frequently as the color is just so versatile when mixing with any neutral outfit! Olive is the new black! Loving my LV Mono mini Pochette as well! It holds so much for such a small accessory bag and I keep my lipstick, lipgloss, and carmex chapstick for easy reach! I’ve also been known to stuff receipts in there too :)

 

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Hello chilly fall! Pulled out these bad boys and gray suede booties. Did I mention I am obsessed with booties (similar)? They are perfect to wear with skinny jeans!! I am thinking I need a gray matching bag, oui?

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I took the kids to a baby shower in Tybee Island (near Savannah, GA) and they had a blast on the beach playing in the sand. If you haven’t noticed that these sneaks are a fav of mine and seriously I thought they were sold out but found them for only $49. Someone grab it please before it sells out!

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You know I love a bargan and especially items for free. I signed up with Madewell and I turned out to be my birthday month and they sent me a $25 credit! Woah, that’s alot! So I searched their site and been dying to get a frilly,girly, furry keychain for my purses but haven’t pulled the trigger as they are a little expensive for the nicer quality ones. Well, Madewell to the rescue and got this and some low profile socks!

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And I’m actually in Boston for a entrepreneur business program this week and prepped some styles for the week. I am obsessed with navy and black together and combined with neutral colors galore! Blue is a neutral right :)

Outfit 1: Sweater, Vest, Pants, Heels (similar)

Outfit 2: Striped shirt, Navy Blazer, Gray Legging Pants, Navy Suede Heels

Outfit 3: Navy Blouse, Similar Scarf, Denim Legging Plants

Outfit 4: Striped shirt, VestVestVest, White Legging Pants, Suede Beige Flats

 

 

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And of course due to the frenzy of a crazy week, I forgot my contacts and Apple Watch-sigh! We’ll at least I have my glasses and killer heels to cheer me up! BTW, I think I’ve gotten more comments on how people love these heels! They are slightly taller than 3″ but super comfortable at least for sitting in class all day. Love the Isabelle Heel and they make them in so many colors each season!!