6 Items to Transition to Fall

Happy First Day of Fall! I can’t believe how quickly this year is going by! It’s still fairly warm here in North Carolina, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t already started gearing up for fall and cooler weather. Since it’s that weird transition time between seasons (especially in the South), I have summarized my 6 wardrobe staples that help make the change a little bit more bearable. I also wrote a post about this last year (Surviving fall in the South), which you can view here.


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I absolutely love the look of pairing over-the knee boots with a short mini skirt or a short dress. Since it’s still warm, I can show off some leg but the tall boots still give off the fall vibes. I especially love these boots I snagged from the Nordstrom sale. I think they are the perfect color and go with just about everything!




Ok, ok I know I am beating a dead horse. I have posted multiple times about wearing dark florals, specifically in my most recent post, and with this crop top post but I honestly can not stop wearing dark florals for some reason?! Whether it be dresses, tops, or even pants I have been wearing dark florals on repeat for the past few weeks.



I’m going to be honest, when I first saw the cut out sweater trend over the summer, I thought to myself “that’s dumb… what is the point of wearing a sweater to keep warm if there are cut-outs in it?” Well, joke is on me because I am currently LIVING in them! This is the perfect staple to take you from summer to fall. The cut-outs give you some air to breathe, but the sweater says ‘fall’ all over it.



I am and have always been obsessed with flannel for fall. There is just something about flannel and the patchwork patterns that scream bonfires, cozy blankets and hot chocolate. The only problem with flannel is that it keeps you REALLY warm. I know that’s the point, but when you are living in the south, that’s the last thing you want to be wearing in late September and early October.

Now let me introduce light-weight flannel; it looks like a regular flannel top, but the material is MUCH more breathable. My favorite item as of late is this Free People button up that I got on sale. ( I also love this one from Levi’s). I love the over-sized fit and I have even been wearing it as a jacket over dresses. When I get hot, I just take it off and tie it around my waist! (It’s funny how I used to make fun of my mo for tying things around her waist and now look at me!)




Similar to cut-out sweaters, distressed denim is also a great look for fall. Much to my father’s disappointment who always asks “did you actually buy your pants like that?” or “you spent money on those pants?” HAHA Sorry dad! They are “in” right now. But in all seriousness, distressed denim is a perfect transition piece, because you have the cut outs to let you breathe a little, but you still have your legs covered to keep you warm when the temps drop.




Last but not least, are my new favorite shoe trend: peep-toe booties. I guess I can’t really call this a trend because I wore them ALL the time last year between summer and fall. However, they are definitely worth investing in, so they made the list. I love styling them with shorts and a light weight sweater for the perfect fall transition look. I’ve also been styling them with distressed skinny jeans. The peep-toe still hints at summer but the bootie says all fall!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!



Dark Florals for Fall

Happy Monday! Did anyone else feel like last week was the longest week of their lives?! Anyway… with fall right around the corner, I wanted to talk about one of my favorite trends for this fall –dark florals (especially navy)! I have already written about them before in this previous post, but I seriously can’t get enough of them!


If you read my most recent post, you should know all about my experience with Le Tote. This dress is another one of the outfits that I got in my box! I styled it with this braided leather clutch that also came with my delivery and I love that it’s so versatile –it goes with just about everything.





Outfit details: Shoes: Tory Burch Chandler wedges, old (similarsimilar) | Clutch: from Le Tote (similar) | BraceletsBourbon & Boweties | Watch: Michael Kors, old (similar) | Dress: from Le Tote (similar below) | Earrings: Baublebar (similar for $10)

I think this is a perfect transition dress (from summer to fall AND work to a night out). The darker florals help transition this into a fall look, especially if paired with some open toe booties. I also love this dress because I could wear it to work with a black blazer and black heels, then go out in the city for dinner after a long day (sans blazer –maybe a leather jacket instead)! For more of my favorite dresses in navy floral patterns, shop below. BONUS: all of these styles are UNDER $50!



I hope everyone has a great rest of the week!


Red High-Waist Shorts & Crop Top


Hi everyone, and happy post-Labor Day! I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend. If you follow me on Instagram, you would have noticed a post I had up recently featuring  a brand named Le Tote. In a nutshell, Le Tote is a fashion subscription service that lets you shop for items you love.

After filling out a style profile and selecting your items, they send you the clothing and accessories that you hand-picked to try on and wear for as long as you like. If you love it, keep it (at a discount)! Send back what you don’t love and they will immediately ship you a new box. There are different levels of the subscription service for different price points, making it affordable for us ladies on a budget!


When I first signed up, I took a style quiz and created a profile with all of my measurements to ensure they sent me the right sizes. Within 24 hours, they got back to me with the items they selected for my box. I then had 24 hours to swap items out and confirm my tote. Once confirmed, they shipped it out right away and I got my box within 2-3 days. (The first time, I let them pick my items… you can also pick your own items by shopping their selection and adding specific pieces to your closet).

When I got the box, they sent a guide with all of the items I received which listed the retail price and the Le Tote price.



So for this outfit, I was sent the clutch and the shorts. I was able to style these pieces with other things I already owned. (I love when that happens)! After having some fun styling all of my outfits and deciding where I would wear them, I tried them on and took some pics! Once I was done wearing everything in my box, I was easily able to ship the products back in a pre-paid package bag.

As soon as they received my returned product, they turned right around and shipped me a new box! Can’t wait to see what they pick for me this time. 🙂






Outfit details: Shoes: Tory Burch Chandler wedges, old (similar, similar) | Shorts: from Le Tote (similar) I loved that they had pockets!| Clutch: from Le Tote (similar) | Bracelets: Bourbon & Boweties | Watch: Nixon (similar) | Top: Showpo (similar only $9) | Necklace: Stella & Dot, old (similar) | Earrings: Kendra Scott, old (similar)

If you wanted to try Le Tote, click here to join and then make sure you use my special code: HEARTLT for 50% off your order! I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week.


Labor Day Sales

HAPPY FRIDAY! We finally made it through the week.

Is it just me or has this summer FLOWN by?! I can’t believe Labor Day weekend is finally here, but that means… tons and tons of sales! Retailers will pretty much use any holiday as an excuse to have a sale, which is completely ok with me! However, before shopping these sales, refer to my to my sale shopping guide to make sure you’re not just spending money on something because it’s on sale.

I have done these types of posts for past holidays and ya’ll seem to love them so I will keep them coming! Below, I have summed up some of my favorite stores and additional stores that are having some amazing sales over the long weekend. Hopefully, we will have great weather, but if you are stuck inside or have a chance to get to the mall, make sure to check out the stores below…

  • Aldo: Buy one, get one 40% off + up to 60% off sale styles –ends 9/4
  • Ann Taylor: 50% off full price and extra 50% off sale styles –ends 9/4
  • Banana Republic: 40% off everything, no code needed –ends 9/5
  • Bare Minerals: Spend $100, get $30 off, Spend $75, get $20 off, spend $50, get $10 off –ends Tuesday, 9/5
  • BaubleBar: Additional 20% off sale styles, no code needed –ends 9/4
  • Belk: Up to 70% off deals and $10 off $50 with code 80073214, $25 off $100 with code 59940549 –ends 9/2
  • Bloomingdales: Save 40-60% on almost all sale items, no code needed –ends 9/4
  • Crate and Barrel: 15% off full price items with code SAVE15 –ends 9/4
  • DSW: Up to 65% off compare-at prices + $10 for every $50 spent
  • Express: 40% off everything, no coupon needed –ends 9/4
  • Francesca’s: Buy one, get two 50% off, no code needed –ends 9/6
  • Free People: Additional 25% off sale styles, no code needed –ends 9/4
  • Gap: Up to 50% off everything + extra 20% off with code GETMORE –ends 9/2
  • H&M: Deals from $5 (up to 60% off) + free shipping with code 1869 –ends 9/4
  • J. Crew: 30% off entire purchase with code YESPLEASE –ends 9/4
  • J. Crew Factory: 50% off everything + extra 50% off clearance with code DELISH –ends 9/5
  • Kate Spade: Extra 30% off sale items with code GOLDEN –ends 9/5
  • Kendra Scott: 15% off $100+, 20% off $150+, 25% off $200+, ends 9/5
  • Loft: 30% off full price styles + extra 50% off sale –ends 9/5
  • Lord and Taylor: Up to 80% off clearance with code LABORDAY, buy one get one 50% off jeans, up to 20% off regular prices –ends 9/5
  • Lucky Brand: Buy one, get one 50% off, no code needed –ends 9/5
  • Lulus: Take an extra 40% off sale items with code 40SAVE
  • Macy’s: Extra 20% off + free shipping with code LBDAY –ends 9/4
  • Marc Fisher: Take 30% off sale styles with code SUMMER17 –ends 9/5
  • Michael Kors: 25% off already reduced styles + free shipping over $50 –ends 9/4
  • Nine West: Take an extra 30% off sale items, no code needed –ends 9/5
  • Nordstrom Rack: Extra 25% off clearance, prices as marked –ends 9/4
  • Off Broadway Shoes: Buy one, get one 50% all shoes + $10 off $75 with code LABORDAY –ends 9/4
  • Saks Fifth Avenue: Up to 75% off, online only –ends 9/4
  • Sole Society: Up to 60% off select styles, sales are final –ends 9/4
  • Target: Up to 30% off home updates + save an extra 15% with code LABORDAY
  • Tory Burch: End of summer sale –up to 60% off
  • Urban Outfitters: Extra 30% off sale, no code needed “limited time”
  • White House Black Market: End of season sale up to 60% off –ends 9/6

As usual, I will continue to update this when I see new sales pop up. I was a little disappointed to see some of my stores weren’t having any deals yet, so I will check back periodically and update as needed! AND if I missed a store, let me know and I will add it to my list!

I hope everyone has a happy and SAFE Labor Day Weekend! ❤

P.S. Even though it’s Labor Day, I’ll still be wearing tons of white this fall!