Crisp White Blazer

Blazer - H&M, T-Shirt - J.Crew, sold out (similar), Boyfriend Shorts - American Eagle, old (similar), Sandals - Bucco via Hautelook

This was one of my favorite looks, and one of the easiest. I wore these boyfriend shorts to death over summer, with everything with tanks, plaid shirts, light sweaters and my plethora of graphic t's from J.Crew. I knew I needed a white blazer after I saw a ton of celebs sporting them in magazines and how it took a simple outfit to instant chic. I decided to score one at H&M for less than $20; it fits great, and if a major stain disaster does occur, I won't be too devastated. You just won't see me wearing this on a Saturday night out at the bars. I can't wait to wear it with boyfriend denim in the fall.

How would you style a white blazer?

xoxo, Courtney 

Printed Denim

Printed Denim - Zara, old (similar), Chambray Tunic - c/o Conversation Pieces, (similar), Flats - Anna via ideel, Envelope Clutch - Urban Expressions via Marshalls (exact), Bracelets - Article Consignment, J.Crew, & Forever 21. 

Another day, another chambray button down. Or is it? It's no secret I love my chambray shirts, but what drew me to this particular one, was although it was intended to be worn as a dress (which I love), I thought it was a little short, so I have other plans for this one: worn like this, as a tunic with leggings, as an over shirt, or as a beach cover up. 
These printed trousers from Zara caught my eye right away. I liked the watercolor print and the color pattern was neutral enough to match with so many different things. In a sea of black, blue and grey skinny jeans, these are a fun pattern to add to the mix on a gloomy fall day.

Don't forget, use code 415BOND at checkout on Conversation Pieces to get free shipping!  

xoxo, Courtney

Designer Consignor

Burberry Trenchcoat - Article Consignmentsimilar, Leather Leggings - Simply Vera Wang via Kohls, old (similar), Ferragamo Flats (vintage) - Article Consignment(exact), Gold Rings - Nordstrom BP and FoxsieCo

To celebrate the first day of fall (my favorite season), I thought I would showcase my favorite purchase from Article Consignment: my splurge, but my beloved Burberry trenchcoat. Consignment is a great way to purchase designer items for a fraction of the price. As soon as I saw this Burberry trench come on the shop, I knew it had to be mine (did I mention it came in brand new, with tags?) Since it was going to set me back more money than I have ever spent on a single clothing item, I knew it had to be something I would have forever. Of course I would! Even though this one isn't the classic khaki trench (it's actually more of a slate grey, waterproof trench), I liked the look, and the features. Sold. 

Same goes with these vintage Ferragmo flats. Black flats are already a classic, and these gold and bow detail ones by Ferragmo now retail for upwards of $400-500. Not mine. After getting the bottoms resoled and leather shined, I walked out the door for well less than $100. And these will never go out of style. 

And just to add a cherry on top, these amazing leather leggings that I wear all fall and winter... only $5 on clearance at Kohls. See, you can find deals everywhere! 

xoxo, Courtney

White After Labor Day

Oversize Cardigan - c/o Conversation Pieces, sold out (similar), Graphic T-Shirt - Krazy Mary's Boutique, White Denim - DIY Old Navy (on super sale!!), Ankle Boots - LC Lauren Conrad via Kohls, old (similar), Watch - Michael Kors, gift, Rings - Forever 21

How amazing does this sweater look for fall? It's so big and oversize, I know I'm going to wear it all the time whether it be at home lounging around or as a regular in my wardrobe mixed with black skinnies, ripped denim and faux leather leggings. Do you remember these white jeans? Well, they are the same ones above, with just a few slits at the knees. I love the way they turned out. And seeing that the name of this post is "White After Labor Day", what a stupid rule. White is always okay. :)

P.S Use code "415BOND" to get free shipping at Conversation Pieces

xoxo, Courtney

How to Wear a Maxi Dress: Part 4 - Knotted

Maxi Dress - c/o Conversation Pieces, Turquoise Necklace - Forever 21, Sandals - Solesociety, Rings - Nordstrom BP and FoxsieCo

My fourth way to wear a maxi dress is the perfect solution for shorter gals like myself. More often than not, I fall in love with maxi dresses (or skirts for that matter) that are inches too long for me. I don't want to alter it, especially on something I may only keep a year or two. The best way to combat this problem is by knotting it towards the bottom (first picture) or towards the middle (second picture). It also adds a cool bohemian vibe to what could be a one dimensional look. 

Have you tried this? What's your other favorite tricks?

xoxo, Courtney

Pop of Color

Skirt - J.Crew (on sale!), Sweater - J.Crew (on sale!), Denim Jacket - Old Navy, old (similar), Sunglasses - NordstromBP, Woven Clutch - Urban Expressions via Marshalls (exact), Sandals - Renvy via Gilt

There's a very common phrase about "adding a pop of color" to your outfit. Whether it be in your shoes, a bright necklace or a handbag, I have to admit, I like to abide by this so called "rule". I went a little out of my comfort zone and bought a bright green skirt a few months ago. I loved the shade of green, the shape of the skirt, and the pattern. I chose to pair it with a solid sweater and denim jacket and my amazing metallic sandals (if I must say...). Even though it's nearing fall, this skirt will go great with chunky sweaters, coats and ankle booties! And no doubt, in a sea of greys and blacks, this green skirt will surely brighten those gloomy fall days. 

What's your favorite pop of color?

xoxo, Courtney

Chambray Dress

Dress - J.Crew, no longer available (similar), Necklace - J.Crew, no longer available (similar), Sandals - Bucco via Hautelook, Vintage Gucci Clutch - Article Consignment Boutique, Bracelets - Heart Boutique, J.Crew & Forever 21

Remember when I said that tencel is the fabric of all fabrics here? Well when I saw my two favorite things combined, tencel and chambray, I was giddy with joy. This dress is SO comfortable and easy to accessorize with. In the fall I'll be wearing this with an olive anorak or vest and ankle booties. This Vintage Gucci clutch was such an amazing find, it's the perfect size for day and night.

How do you accessorize your denim dress?

How to Wear a Maxi Dress: Part 3 - With a Chunky Sweater

Maxi Dress - c/o Conversation Pieces, Ribbed Sweater - Forever 21, old (similar), Turquoise Necklace - Forever 21, Sandals - Solesociety, Gold Rings - Nordstrom BP and Foxsie Co.

Another great way to wear a maxi, and transition from summer to fall, is to layer it under a chunky sweater. You can start off your day with just the maxi, then as the weather changes, throw on the sweater for a totally different look. With a patterned maxi I would wear a solid sweater (like above), but a plain maxi will let you wear some fun printed sweater or sweatshirt. 

xoxo, Courtney