Orange is the new Black: OOTD

Hello lovelies!

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Summer temperatures are finally starting to cool down – can you believe it!? It’s almost time to break out our transitional pieces – lightweight jackets, jeans and booties.

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I bought this top a month or so ago, and still haven’t worn it outside of this photoshoot! Hoping I can get more usage in before the end of the month.

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I fell in love with the color, first and foremost. I also love the cascading ruffles! Just enough visual detail without overwhelming or adding bulk to my frame. Be mindful of ruffles! Placement and proportion are key.

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My earrings were NO JOKE $6.99, ya’ll. Not even real! There’s a place in St. Louis called ABC Trading Company I used to go to all the time in high school when I had a very limited shopping budget. I stopped by recently just for fun – so much nostalgia! Ended up picking up several pairs of fun earrings. Love how the turquoise highlights and contrasts with my orange top!

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My Mexican-inspired sandals are Sam Edelman from last summer – a great pair of heels to wear to elevate any solid basics you have, i.e. a dress or blouse. Love the beading, mirrors, and lace-up straps!

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I paired this look with my Steve Madden clutch from Nordstrom – it really brings together all of the elements in my outfit. It was less than $75 – holla!

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My good friend Jess Boheim did my hair, and I LOVE this style, ya’ll. It’s actually much easier than it looks – take a 2-3 inch section of hair along the hairline on your part-heavy side. Do an inside out (Dutch) braid along the hairline, then pin it back. Pancake the braid (pull it apart) to make it look thicker. A great everyday style that’s easy to do if you want to shake it up!

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Who’s ready for cooler weather, leather jackets and scarves? This girl!

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Stylishly yours,
Annie