White Ruffle Top and Black Ripped Jeans

 Shop the Look Below. HM Top - see similar styles below |  Levi's Jeans  |  Nordstrom Sandals  |  Kinilush Bag  |  Daniel Wellington Watch  c/o |   Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Shop the Look Below. HM Top - see similar styles below | Levi's Jeans | Nordstrom Sandals | Kinilush Bag | Daniel Wellington Watch c/o |  Ray-Ban Sunglasses

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Disclaimer: I wore this outfit and wrote this blog post back in April and somehow never published it! I had somewhat put these rugged black 721 Levi's away for the hot summer months but now that fall is around the corner, they'll certainly be making an appearance in my everyday wardrobe rotation. And I just found them on sale for $49.95, so I thought I'd share!

I wore them with this white ruffle top from H&M paired with white slide sandals this spring but I can totally see this same outfit working with brown booties, a fedora hat or maybe an olive utility jacket or brown moto jacket for a fall spin. I really love the feminine vibe of this top paired with slightly edgy bottoms like these for a look that feels effortless and not overly girly. It's definitely easy to throw on and feel put together. 

Unfortunately, this exact top has now sold out but I did link a few dupes below for you. Definitely, don't hesitate to grab these jeans for fall! For sizing reference, I am in between sizes and sized UP to a 26 in these. I tend to do that with higher cotton-content Levi's styles. If it helps, I am also 5'6" and also cuff the hem to hit at the ankle. 

As always, thank you for reading!

x Tyler

Photos by Sarah Eichstedt Photography

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Summer to Fall Shoes to Buy Now

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STACKED HEEL: 1. Madewell Mule | 2. Jeffrey Campbell Mule | 3. Huma Blanco Mule | 4. Soludos Mule | 5. Joie Mule | FLAT: 6. Madewell Loafer Mule | 7. Jeffrey Campbell Woven Mule | 8. Splendid Mule | 9. Via Spiga Loafer | 10. Schutz Woven Mule | 11. Sam Edelman Loafer | SNEAKER: 12. Frye Sneaker | 13. Frye Gold Sneaker | 14. Vince Slip-On Sneaker

While summer means sandals and open-toed styles and fall & winter are synonymous with boots and booties, navigating your footwear between these seasons can be quite confusing. Those days and months from September through November (or in California and other warm-weather climates, sometimes even September through January) leave us torn between styles. 

For when you’re not quite ready for full-on boot season, yet your sandals don’t quite work—or feel appropriate—try these 3 footwear trends to help you walk through the summer to fall transition with ease. 

1. Stacked Heel Mule Booties

When you’re itching for boot season yet the idea of cramming your feet into boots and booties during sweltering heat makes you (well, sweat), enter the mule bootie. ✔️AKA the perfect fall-ready footwear to keep you cool. I love a backless bootie for both day and night and a stacked, low heel is my personal recommendation for everyday wear. I also think a mule bootie is great because there's no height on your ankle to mess with or worry about "to tuck or not to tuck." You can pair them with jeans in any length or style from ankle to regular to full and skinny, boyfriend or bootcut.

Try mule booties with shorts or skirts and sweaters for transitional wear, your favorite jeans topped with a tee and blazer to feel instantly put together or summer to fall dresses for something that feels effortless, easy and appropriate. This is a great way to give your summer wardrobe a fall spin and get the most wear out of your closet.

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2. Fall Flats

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If you're looking for the easiest way to swap out your summer sandals, try a slide! Whether you call them mules, slides or backless loafers, this is the perfect footwear trend to help you transition from summer to fall. The low or no-heel and backless feature means continual, cool, comfort and no break-in period or socks required. I adore a flat mule paired with my go-to jeans for something that feels effortless, chic and classic in an instant—and keeps you on your feet all day long. 

A loafer is another closet must-have and I think investing in a pair that will last (think leather and cushioned soles) is a smart decision. Whether you want something buttery soft or with a bit more structure, a loafer is classic and timeless and will make your jeans or work pants look instantly chic. They also look great with dresses and tights. 

Need a style that does double duty (both slide and loafer)? Try this Sam Edelman loafer which features a fold-down heel. ✔️✔️

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3. Fall Sneakers

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When fall rolls around and you need a weekend-ready shoe, a sneaker is essential. Slip-on or lace-up sneakers have become my go-to paired with leggings, joggers and jeans and give off a cool, athleisure vibe. The great thing is they can take you from morning dog walks to drop-offs to errands—even happy hour. 

Try them with a simple t-shirt dress and a denim jacket/cardigan combo, with a denim skirt and sweater or with comfy jogger pants and your favorite tee. 

For the most bang for your buck, look for all-white, black or another fall-ready neutral hue like camel or tan. My personal preference is something that "matches" your skin tone, which helps keep a seamless, sleek look through the leg line. 

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All of these styles are perfect for those in-between days and will easily take you from summer to fall. And the bonus? They're perfect for the winter-to-spring, spring-to-summer transition, too!

What's your favorite summer to fall footwear trend? 

As always, thank you for reading!

xx Tyler

Navy Lace Cami and Grey Cardigan

 Shop the Look Below.  Treasure & Bond Cardigan  |  H&M Camisole  (old) - see similar below |  Levi's Jeans

Shop the Look Below. Treasure & Bond Cardigan | H&M Camisole (old) - see similar below | Levi's Jeans

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One of my most-worn items from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has been this Treasure & Bond duster cardigan—hands down. 🙌🏼I love having easy, effortless styles I can throw on to feel chic and put together in an instant and I've always said a duster cardigan is the epitome of that. I love the casual-chic vibe of a grey heather tone but you really can't go wrong with black, tan, white—everything.

This one is a one-size-fits-all style and on my 5'6" frame it's a great length to wear with jeans, shorts and even dresses. I've paired this with a white slip dress to give it a casual vibe, it looks great with a black t-shirt dress and is the easiest thing to throw on over your favorite white tank or tee. Here, I layered a lace camisole underneath for a feminine touch and love how the cardigan drapes so effortlessly. This was the perfect look for a day filled with lunch and errands and I love how the cami dresses up your look over a plain white tee. Add sneakers for an extra casual vibe or booties to take the look into fall. 

This duster cardigan has truly been the first thing I reach for when I wake up to take the dogs out, when I have my morning coffee on the patio (or couch) and I love it for work when you're in a/c. There's just something about a duster cardigan that's effortless and easy and will surely be a must for your fall wardrobe. 

A note on this cardigan: It does have wool in it, so it has a slight scratch when you first put it on but I noticed it softened up perfectly and does not feel itchy. I linked to this exact style plus a few more favorites below.

As always, thank you for reading!

xx Tyler

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Summer to Fall Style - Gold Top

 Shop the Look Below.  Line & Dot Top  |  Levi's Jeans

Shop the Look Below. Line & Dot Top | Levi's Jeans

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Is anyone getting a taste of fall where they live? We've had some cooler weather here in the Bay Area lately and while I am NEVER one to wish away summer, it had me feeling like "hey, let's go home and light candles and snuggle up with the heater turned on" and I have to admit—I kinda liked it.

But what's a girl to do when it's technically still summer but also cooling off? Or better yet, when it's fall yet it's still hot out? One of my favorite ways to transition my outfits through these mid-seasons is to pair my jeans with anything in fall hues. I fell in love with the caramel-gold color of this Line & Dot square neck blouse and it's the epitome of perfect for summer to fall style. You know when a top just makes you feel good? This is that. 🙌🏼It has that warm, sunny yellow tone for warm summer weather, yet feels rich for the fall season, as well. It reminds me of Thanksgiving and I love that.

During this weird transitional time, I also love to start shopping for blouses with sleeves. They're great for the office and I can pair them with jeans or even shorts to finish out the summer. Try denim in a lighter wash for summer or darker (even black) come fall. A few more wonderful colors to take you from summer to fall? Deep greens, plums, marigold, burnt orange, etc. I love how these still feel somewhat muted and neutral and you can try a sleeveless style in one of these tones paired with a cardigan or even tuck this top into a skirt and pair with booties later on. 

For sizing reference, I'm wearing an xs in the top and size 26 in the jeans and I'm normally between a 25/26.

How do transition your wardrobe into fall? Or do you?

As always, thank you for reading!

xx Tyler

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Sleeveless Sweater, Denim Skirt and Sneakers

 Shop the Look Below.  Madewell Sweater  c/o | Topshop Skirt old - similar  here  |  Keds Sneakers  |  Rebecca Minkoff Bag  |  Chan Luu Scarf  |  Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Shop the Look Below. Madewell Sweater c/o | Topshop Skirt old - similar here | Keds Sneakers | Rebecca Minkoff Bag | Chan Luu Scarf | Ray-Ban Sunglasses

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There’s not much I love more than slipping on a pair of sneakers and still feeling put together. 💯 I always think one of the simplest ways to do this is by pairing simple easy white sneakers with a dress or skirt combo for something that feels casual yet effortless, polished and classic with the right amount of feminine. 

I went with a denim skirt for my go-to casual vibe and topped it with this Madewell sleeveless sweater (SO good!) for an easy summer to fall spin. Don't be afraid to go a little out of your comfort zone by trying a denim skirt with an asymmetrical silhouette like this one or look for a button-down feature for an easy way to update your look and add the right amount of interest.

I also added extra interest plus a pop of color to an otherwise neutral ensemble by double knotting a neckerchief around the handle of my bag. You could also tie it around your neck, knit it around your hair or wrap it around your wrist.  

What’s your favorite way to wear sneakers? As always, thank you for reading!

xx Tyler

Photos by Sarah Eichstedt Photography

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