Today's Everyday Fashion: Summer to Fall

H&M floral top with J.Crew neon shorts
Mirror print top with neon shorts and mint purse
Transitioning summer pieces to fall

I knew these neon shorts would be tough to style, but they were just too cute to pass up. My first outfit with them was an electric blue top (here), and today I went with a floral top that has a hint of the same neon yellow in it. I'm also including a similar outfit from last fall (bottom photo). I don't believe I ever published it because the jacket is a bit heavy to be paired with such light sandals, but it's an easy switch to pumps, and a fun way to transition this outfit to fall! 

Top: H&M, $25
Shorts: J. Crew Factory, $21
Shoes: Dolce Vita c/o DNA Footwear (samesamesame)
Purse: Forever 21, $18 (similar, similar, similar)
Sunglasses: Call It Spring c/o, $12
Approx. dates: Top is 2 years ago. Sandals are 1 year ago. Shorts and purse are this summer.

Floral tops under $100

Today's Everyday Fashion: Rethink Homelessness

Inspiration: Maurice's FB page

Inspiration: Maurice's FB page

Black and white print top with red accents

Today's inspiration photo showed up in my Facebook news feed (as a sponsored post), and I instantly saved it to re-create! I wanted to add a red purse though, so I waited until this one arrived. I've had "tomato red handbag" on my long-term wish list for ages and I'm really happy with it. I shared some more tomato red options for all budgets and styles below. Would you carry one?

Top: H&M, $25 (similar, similar)
Shorts: J.Crew Factory, $31 (similar, similar)
Shoes: JustFab c/o, $39 (similar)
Purse: My Stella & Dot
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Top is 2 years ago. Shorts, shoes and necklace are this summer. Purse is new.

Tomato red purses for every budget

Also: I wanted to share my fiance's video for Rethink Homelessness with you guys! He is the brains behind the concept and worked to make it go viral over the last few weeks (2.3 million views and counting). You can also see him at the end of the video holding the "Rethink" sign. (What truly makes me proud, though... his heart for the homeless and how he's behind the scenes caring for them on a daily basis.) Please share the video with your friends to spread the message to #RethinkHomelessness, and follow along on Facebook.

Today's Everyday Fashion: Print Mixing

Inspiration: Diego Zuko via Bazaar

Inspiration: Diego Zuko via Bazaar

Print mixing creates a jumpsuit effect

Print mixing is a tough cookie. My inspiration knocked it out of the park, though. The colors of her pieces (I think they are two pieces?) are identical, and one print is a much larger scale than the other. In my version, I got the colors right (both pieces are navy), but the scales are a not very far apart (both prints are pretty small). The end result feels a bit like I'm wearing a jumpsuit, due to the prints being so similar! Even though my prints don't follow the "rules" I'd still rock it given an appropriate event to wear it to.

Top: Vince Camuto c/o
Pants: Gap, $28 (similar, similar, similar)
Purse: Calvin Klein/Macy's, $130 (similarsimilar)
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini/Piperlime, $32 (similar, similar)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot - back in stock
Approx. dates: Pants, shoes and purse are 1 year ago. Top is recent.

Look for less: Reese Witherspoon blue floral dress

Choies Dress, $21.99
 

Also: quite possibly my favorite look for less find, ever! A dead ringer for Reese Witherspoon's dress for less than $25! Buyer beware though - I have ordered from Choies and at 5'7" found their dresses to be way too short on me. (Like a lot shorter than Forever 21!) I was happy with the quality, though. In this case, petite girls have all the fun!