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August Favorites

Left to right like reading: 1) Sunglasses- Forever 21, Dress-Express, Bag- Melie Bianco, Shoes- Nine West. 2) Sunglasses- Gifted, Dress-Tatyana Boutique, Bag-Kate Spade, Shoes- G by Guess. 3) Top-Forever 21, Skirt- Pinup Girl Clothing. 4) Dress- Modcloth, Bag- Kate Spade, Shoes-Nine West.  5) Top-Concert tee- Bag-Kate Spade, Skirt- Pinup Girl Clothing, Shoes-Nine West.  6) Glasses- Gifted, Bandeau- Forever 21, Skirt- Modcloth, Wedges- Born Concept. 7) Glasses- Forever 21, Necklace-Forever 21, Tube Top- H&M, Skirt- Modcloth, Bag-Forever 21, Shoes- Jessica Simpson. 8) Dress- Modcloth/Louce, Bag-Kate Spade, Shoes- Chinese Laudnry. 9) Glasses- H&M, Tank-H&M, Skirt-Pinup Girl Clothing, Shoes- Jessica Simpson

Those were my top 9 most liked outfits on Instagram for the month of August!  Why 9?  Well, I like the Brady Bunch so the 9 squares collage is my favorite choice.  Duh.  Before I moved this blog over from tumblr I didn't do a monthly roundup as tumblr is difficult to share multiple pictures and put captions below each (although I am still on it for other reasons so feel free to follow here).  Now that this was my first official month here on blogger I'm going to pick my favorite 5 outfits (in no particular order) and share why I paired shoes and accessories with them and why I love that they were your faves too or why I was surprised they didn't make the cut!  (Reviewing 9 outfits seemed like a bit much!) So here we go!!

Sunglasses- Clothes Mentor, Dress- Bernie Dexter, Shoes- Steve Madden

This is easily one of my favorite dresses.  Between being a dog lover, a Bernie Dexter lover, a novelty print lover, and having colors I like to play around with in the dress it's an easy favorite!  As you may remember, this is also the dress that my mom bought me to cheer me up post-heart surgery so obviously it's special too!  That said I haven't loved every single photo I've taken in this dress so that may be why this is one of my faves (I like this pic!).  There's a lot of gray in some of the dogs which is why I wanted to do my silver-ish gray wedges before summer ended.  I don't have mustard yellow glasses (which is surprising as I have a lot of mustard yellow everything else) so I opted to do an exaggerated match with these bright yellow ones.  I lucked out as I have complimentary background color wise here at my friend Alex's patio!!  

Top- Forever 21, Skirt-Modcloth (Bea and Dot), Shoes- Nine West

Honestly, I'm surprised this outfit didn't do as well as some of the others.  Given the fun tropical background (just my friend's back yard in Colorado!!), perfect lighting, a Modcloth hashtag, and an old school/pinup-y way of showing off skin I genuinely thought this would be a top 3 favorite.  Sometimes I misjudge which outfits will be a hit or a miss with friends and followers, and this was definitely one of them!  (Read: I never know which ones y'all will like the best!)  This did eventually break the 3 digits likes but it definitely didn't perform as great as I thought it would!  Regardless I love this picture and outfit so I stand by it!

Dress- Modcloth (Louche), Bag- Kate Spade, Shoes- Chinese Laundry

I couldn't be happier with this pic!  The orange background at my favorite craft brewery bar worked out perfectly for this very neon outfit!  I had wanted this dress for forever and it finally went on sale, and then on mega sale (70% off) at Modcloth.  The reviews on it were mixed as it's obviously, um, loud, and some people apparently got more neon than they bargained for but I love it.  (Am I crazy for feeling like Aunt Becky from Full House may have rocked a similar number at some point??).  My bright pink/almost purple Kate Spade bag was an obvious choice for this number and I decided to do my lavender pumps to soften the look slightly!

Glasses- Gifted, Dress- Bernie Dexter, Shoes-Nine West

I love, love, LOVE this Bernie Dexter dress and love that I got it for $46 this month on eBay!  My blue Nine West pumps match perfectly and oddly my hair matches the orange poppy fields in the skirt although that's just a lighting accident as I'm a darker auburn.  You can't tell (seriously need to get better at snapping a few close ups here and there) but my sunglasses are black with polka dots, which was a fun mixing of prints but matching the black top of the dress.  My friend who took this pic and I had a lot of trouble getting this shot because it was a very sunny day and most shots had me overexposed.  Luckily with some editing and this less exposed shot I was able to get this look captured on film and I'm super happy I did!  (Special shoutout to Alex who took this!  He's not on Instagram so I can't give him the photo credit that I always do for other loved people in my life turned outfit photographers!  I feel like he's often been my photographer for more of the crappy conditions and he's a total trooper about it!!)

Shirt- Concert tee, Skirt- Pinup Girl Clothing/Pinup Couture, Bag- Kate Spade, Shoes- Nine West

Not only do I love this skirt and was so happy to receive it in the mail that I dedicated it's own post to it, but I really love this outfit.  I have an impressive concert tee shirt collection and with fall on the horizon I'm excited to better marry my rock and roll side with my "demure" side as tee shirts over bandeaus are more appropriate for brisker weather!  This is arguably my favorite concert tee and seeing the Go-Gos live 3 years ago is also one of my favorite concert memories and best shows I've seen!  Back to the outfit...these powder blue bad boys are one of my favorite shoes as is this Kate Spade bag.  All in all there was no way that this couldn't be a favorite outfit pic of mine!

Honorable Mentions:

Left- Top- Forever 21, Skirt- Asos, Shoes-Soda. Middle top- Cardigan- BCBG Max Azria, Dress- H&M, Bag- Melie Bianco, Boots- Madden Girl.  Top Right- Glasses- H&M, Top- H&M, Skirt- Pinup Girl Clothing, Shoes- Guess.  Middle bottom: Necklace- Forever 21, Shirt- Forever 21, Belt-unknown, Skirt- Heart of Haute, Bag- Forever 21, Shoes- Nine West.  Bottom Right- Shirt- Band tee I found on Etsy, Belt- Charming Charlie, Skirt- Modcloth, Bag- Melie Bianco, Shoes- Steve Madden

(Clockwise from the left picture) Between experimenting with longer pencil skirts, ushering in fall, mixing prints with another PUG Jenny skirt, showcasing one of my favorite musical artists, and mixing prints and being Parisian at once...these would round out my top 10 if I were explaining 10 outfits.

September Expectations:

September is my favorite month here in Denver weather wise!  Denver often has 4 seasons in the same week most months, but September is pretty consistent with 80 degree weather and barely any clouds in the sky.  Hopefully I'll be able to post a lot more summer outfits while I still can! prepared for some birthday spam as it's officially my birthday month as well as some travel spam!!

Happy September everyone!!  I look forward to a great month with you all!

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  1. My favorite outfit here - as much as I love so many of your outfits - is the Bernie Dexter dog print dress. It's like the number 1 thing on my wishlist at the moment (and it has been for the longest time!). For the same reasons as you said. Bernie Dexter, novelty print, and dogs. September is my birthday month so it's easily my favorite month too! ;)

    xo, Serli

    1. No way!!! We have the best birthday month lol :) I hope you get the doggie dress for your bday ;-)


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