Pre-Fall Predicament

With September just around the corner, I can’t help but daydream about leather jackets, booties, and jewel toned skinny jeans. I don’t know why I can’t hold off on getting excited for fall just a little bit longer. After all, it’ll still be summer in Southern California for at least another month or two. Maybe it’s the Minnesota in me – at this time of the year I start to smell the crisp leaves and feel the chill in the air – whether it’s really there or not. So in the meantime, I’m searching for inspiration in a few seasonless staples like flowy silk blouses, chunky chains, and black patent flats that will surely lead me to those autumn outfits I have on the brain. But to honor the last weeks of summer, I’ll try my best to keep the palette light and airy. For now.

Madewell top (this color is no longer available), Zara pants, J.Crew flats, Rebecca Minkoff bag, HRH Collection necklace and bracelet, vintage Ferragamo bracelet 



  1. Love this look!!!

  2. i really like this mix of cool colors! especially the chain and the bag… well done!

  3. Love this outfit! Late August is definitely tough! Want to start dressing for Fall but it’s still too warm! This outfit is a great compromise

  4. Catherine, I can’t help but be excited for fall either but it’s in the nineties here in Florida! When will we finally be able to rock some faux fur and maroon skinnies?!? :)

  5. Nowt to do with the post, but LOVE your blog theme. Simple, clean, chic.

  6. Ah! This look my be one of my favorites I’ve seen here yet!! Love the muted tones and the fact that you added in some accessories with just a bit of edge.

  7. I have to smile because I always have the very same dilemma … with my thoughts! I am always so anxious for spring to get here after a long winter that I try to wring every last drop of summer out while I can. But then August comes and you start to see the fall decorations in the stores and thoughts of fall are so tantalizing! It lures us in with memories of the smell of autumn leaves when they crunch and break apart under our feet, the memory of childhood memories like burning leaves and the smell and bonfires and s’mores … and what could be cozier than fall fashion. It tempts me to forget all about the pastels I longed for last winter and thinking that soon my sandals will be stored away and new boots are needed! I’ll have to force myself to stay in the moment! lol Have a wonderful week! xoSandy

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  8. Jamie-lee 08/20/2012 Reply

    Living on the opposite side of the world I am looking forward to spring and being able to whip out white skinnies likeyoursa little more. You look beautifulx

  9. Lovely outfit .. it’s a very clean look .. especially adore
    your Rebecca Minkoff bag .. gorgeous.


  10. This is so clean and crisp! I love the nail polish too (do you know the maker?)

  11. Wow, not only do I love your style, but your photos are out of this world! This is the highest quality fashion blog I’ve ever come across. Do you mind sharing what camera you use? Thanks so much – keep up the work! x