Summer to Fall Transition Outfits: Instalment Five

This is the fifth and final instalment in my “Transition from Summer to Fall Outfit” series. Today is all about scarves!

Scarves are a great accessory for Fall and can add so much colour to a simple outfit. I picked my two favourite scarves for Fall and I’m showing you three different outfits to style the scarves with. You can use a lightweight, midweight or heavyweight scarf, depending on the day and the temperature.

Scarves are also a great option if you’re not comfortable with wearing large prints, but still want to add texture or colour to your outfit.

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This midweight scarf is the perfect accessory for a solid coloured dress. It adds both warmth and colour, and this particular scarf comes in four other colours.

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You can shop the look here:

 

Don’t be afraid to wear a scarf with your favourite Fall tee. You will probably want to stick with one that is either lightweight or midweight if you’re pairing it with a tee.

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Notice anything else? Yup. I paired a scarf with white denim pants! I told you, I love pulling white into the Fall, especially with a cute pair of booties!

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I also loving pairing a heavyweight scarf with my favourite cardigan. I love the pattern of this particular scarf and it comes in four other colours. Again, carrying white pants into chilly fall days.

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The colour scheme of this outfit is very neutral, but the mauve in the scarf adds some colour to the look. Again, a scarf is the perfect opportunity to add colour to an outfit.

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Shop this look here:

 

I hope you enjoyed this whole series! If you missed the other four instalments on transitioning your wardrobe from Summer to Fall, you can read them here.

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DIY Fall Wreath

A few years back, on my old blog, I shared a Fall DIY wreath that ended up being featured on Michael’s Pinterest page; so I was pretty proud of myself at the time.This year, I decided I would make two new wreaths, because my hunt for ones I loved, left me empty-handed.

I actually took off all the decor from my old wreath so I could reuse it, and then just picked up another one from Michaels.

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They are just basic 18” wreaths and are under $8.

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The faux flowers and greenery I used for the wreaths were all purchased from Michaels. They can be expensive so watch for sales or use their weekly coupons. I lucked out and got all of mine when they had a “buy one get one free” sale on all of their faux fall arrangements.

I also find it easier to shop if you have a colour palette in mind. For me, I wanted to stick with green, white and peachy tones with some subtle hues of burgundy or deep purple. Pinterest is a great place to start to get some inspiration if you’re unsure. So, with that palette in mind I grabbed different types of flowers, some individual and a couple bouquets. I always purchase more than I need so I can play around, and then return what I don’t use afterwards.

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I brought everything home and laid everything out, so I could get a clear visual of what I had to work with, and just started to play around. It took me about a half an hour of re-arranging and adding/removing flowers before my vision came to life.

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Depending on the type of flowers you chose, and the length of the stems, you can weave them through the wreath itself, without having to glue anything. If you have smaller flowers or blossoms that don’t have stems, you can just use a glue gun and glue them on. For these wreaths, I was able to just weave everything through without having to use a glue gun.

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That’s all there is to it! It’s much more affordable to make your own and you get exactly what you’re looking for. You can also change it up, or add to it year to year if your taste changes.

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I hope this brought you a little fall inspiration!

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Summer to Fall Transition Outfits: Instalment Four

We have all heard that you’re not supposed to wear white after labour day. I’m not sure who came up with this “rule” but I don’t follow it. I love a good ol’ pair of white distressed denim jeans with a nice big cardi and cute pair of booties in the fall.

So for this week’s instalment? You guessed it. How to transition white pants into your fall wardrobe; and I’m showing you how with my favourite distressed denim pair.

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I love the look of brown on white. Pairing them with this rust coloured waffle henley and a cute pair of booties is a great look for fall.

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Who says white can only be a summer colour?  You can shop this look here:

One of my favourite things to pair with distressed white denim pants is a big soft cardi. This luxe tank I wore all through the summer and this cardi I purchased from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

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You can pair this outfit with a bootie or your favourite pair or flats or mules.

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You can shop this look here:

I recently picked up this ruffle sleeve tee for fall and it comes in so many colour options. I love this striped colour with white pants and a light grey bootie.

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This look is simple and casual and you can throw on a light jacket or cardigan on a cooler day.

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You can shop this look here:

So don’t be so quick to toss your white pants to the back of your closet until next Spring/Summer. Incorporate them into your fall wardrobe!

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Back to School with Mabel’s Labels

Where did the summer go?! I can’t believe the kids are back to school tomorrow.

Today is all about getting everything ready to go: backpacks, shoes, school supplies… which means labelling all of these items too.

I have been using Mabel’s Labels since Maxton started daycare. A friend gifted me some on his first birthday and I loved them! I have continued ordering them ever since.

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They have so many different options and designs it’s so hard to choose! They have labels for all ages and you can shop what you’re looking for by their suggested categories:  school, daycare, camp, university, new baby or travel.

I love their Ultimate Back-to-School Combo because it has everything I need to label all of their items for school. The combo pack includes

  • 40 Mini Custom Name Stickers: 38mm x 8mm (1-1/2″ x 5/16″)
  • 70 Tag Mates™ Stick On Clothing Labels: 21mm x 10mm (13/16″ x 3/8″)
  • 16 Custom Shoe Stickers (8 pairs): 33mm (1.3″)
  • 2 Personalized Mini Tags: 30mm x 20mm (1-1/4″ x 3/4″)

This combo is $42 which is such a great price considering what is included, and how long the pack will last.

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All labels are dishwasher safe, microwave safe and waterproof. The clothing labels have never peeled, no matter how many times they have gone through the washer and dryer. I love that I can label their school containers and not have to worry about the labels lifting at the corners after going through the dishwasher.

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They have so many designs, styles and fonts to choose from. I chose the hockey design for Maxton, and the mermaid design for Everly.

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I get a little label happy this time of year, but how can you not with all of their labeling options? They even introduced a new Custom Clothing Stamp that lasts approximately 50 washes and the stamp lasts approximately 1000 applications. I love this idea!

You can shop for your Mabel’s Labels here, and use coupon code PINKANDBLUE for 10% off of your order!

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Summer to Fall Transition Outfits: Instalment Three

This is probably my favourite instalment in this series thus far! I looove sweatshirts! I found three lightweight sweatshirts that are perfect for transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall. None of them are heavy, material wise and they all look super cute with a pair or shorts or pants!

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These outfits are great for cooler nights or when you still aren’t ready to pack away your favourite shorts.

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My favourite sweatshirt out of the three has to be this camo one. It comes in seven other colours and it’s currently on sale for 40% off. I love it paired with a pair of distressed denim shorts and cute sneakers; but it would also look great with a pair of leggings too.

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I will definitely have to grab it in another colour or two.

Shop it here:

I have shared with you before how I have been loving red lately, so when I saw this sweatshirt I knew I had to have it.

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It does come in other colours and is super soft. Again, it looks cute with a pair of denim shorts, but would also look great with a pair of jeans on a chillier day.

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It’s sold out in red because the sweatshirt is currently on sale for $13! So hurry and grab one in another colour before they are all sold out!

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I purchased this sweater in the spring and I wore it until the weather was too warm for long sleeves. I love how lightweight it is and the length is perfect.

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I like the raw cut edging of it and it reminds me of sweatshirts I wore as a kid. I have worn it with both shorts and leggings. It washes really well and doesn’t pill, and it’s currently on sale for under $24.

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It comes in four other colours including olive which is a perfect colour for fall.

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Happy Shopping!

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Home Sense Fall Finds

In the Spring I did a blog post with some of my favourite home decor finds for Spring from Home Sense. (If you missed it and wanted to check it out click here.)

I was at Home Sense the other day and realized I was surrounded by Fall decor (insert tears) and thought it would be a great time to pull together a similar post for Fall. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Fall. Crisp days, bulky warm sweaters and all of the beautiful colours, but at the same time I am in no rush to let go of summer.

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It’s only been in the last couple of years that I really started decorating for Fall (aside from outdoor planters and a wreath for the front door). I do have a September 1st rule though; I won’t put anything out for Fall until then. That’s just me; to each their own. As for Halloween decor, I only add a few items throughout the house and won’t put any of it out until a week or two before Halloween.

I have to say the one thing I was really disappointed in was their selection of Fall wreaths. I will keep an eye out as September approaches but I am thinking I will do another DIY wreath for Fall. I did one several years ago and shared it on my old blog; Michaels Craft Store also featured it on their Pinterest page, but I will share more on that at a later date. 🙂

I found a lot of really cute items for Fall and picked a few of my favourites to share with you.

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I love all the cute colours and textures of gourds this year! I think these three grouped together would look really nice on a sideboard or table. Mixing textures and colours is what Fall is all about. Don’t be afraid to play around!
(Twig Gourd $16.99; Green Ceramic Gourd $19.99; Cream Velvet Gourd $9.99)

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I loved the look of this candle holder. I envisioned one on each side of my front doors, so these came home with me. There are three different sizes ranging in price from $24.99 to $39.99. I chose two in the middle size which were $29.99. Another thing I liked about them was their versatility. They aren’t something to only be used in the Fall, you could use them on a patio in the Summer as well.

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You could also pair two different sized ones and add a faux pumpkin or even a real orange or white pumpkin. If I was to pair two different sized ones together I would add a larger white pumpkin and a few smaller orange gourds around them.
(Grey Pumpkin $34.99)

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Faux wheat seems to be a big trend in terms of faux plants for Fall. Personally, I am not a big fan, but when I paired this particular item with a few other things, I really liked the look pulled together.

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These would look nice grouped together on a table at the front entryway of your home.
(Bronze Wooden Pumpkin $12.99; Faux Wheat Planter $16.99; Grey & Copper Gourd: $6.99)

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Wooden crates are also a big trend this Fall. There were a lot of really cute ones, some plain and some with words or phrases. This would be great for storing items at the front door or in a mudroom.
(Wooden Crate $19.99)

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I LOVED this little table centrepiece. I loved the textures of the faux plants, the little white gourds and the tin planter. This would be perfect on your table for Thanksgiving Dinner, and if you have a longer table, you could even use two, if you space them out.
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Last but not least, I pulled together a quick table setting to provide you with some inspiration for Thanksgiving Dinner. (Don’t mind the wrapped napkins. Hehe.)

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Something simple and classy, yet modern. You may see some of these items incorporated into my Thanksgiving table this year. I loved the wicker placemats paired with classic white plates. Although these plates are both solid white, the pattern difference in the two adds both texture and dimension. Finish off the setting with a napkin that incorporates Fall colours and you have the perfect Fall table setting.
(Set of 8 Grey Wicker Placemats $14.99; Large Plate $4.99; Small Plate $6.99; Set of 6 Napkins: $12.99)

I hope this provided you with some inspiration for Fall home decor!

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Summer to Fall Transition Outfits: Instalment Two

 

My first instalment in this series seemed to be a hit so I think I am going to run with it and keep this up!

For the first instalment, I showed you how to transition a jersey-knit sleeveless dress and a neutral straw bag from summer to fall.

In this instalment I am keeping with the theme of transitioning summer dresses to fall but adding some extra fall pieces including a different bag.

I really loved red this summer and typically I am not someone who wears a lot of red. Especially red lipstick, but for some reason this summer I was all over it. I loved it so much, I wanted to make sure I could incorporate it into my fall wardrobe without having to go out and buy new pieces.

If you have a colour you loved this summer, don’t be afraid to carry it through to your fall wardrobe.

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Transitioning this dress into fall was easy. I added a cardigan, booties and fall coloured bag.

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This cognac coloured backpack is a perfect transition piece and is so affordable. I love that you can wear it with something more dressy (as above) or more casual. This is a perfect example of how important versatile items are, and how I like to incorporate into my wardrobe.

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Shop my fall look here:

Stay tuned for instalment three!

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