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Fashion, Call It Chic Blog, Summer Styles, Fall Styles

Summer with a Hint of Fall

Yay it’s Friday! I’m going to be trying a couple new things out with the blog and one of those will be posting on Fridays. I’d really like to see if I’m able to reach more of you by posting towards the end of the week as opposed to the beginning. I know Mondays can be miserable and hectic for some people. You’ve been at work 45 seconds and your boss is already calling you with new assignments to do along with the multiple work emails you need to read (that used to be my life too). So I’m going to try posting on Fridays for a few weeks to see if you all like that more!

Today’s look is a fun breezy flirty bell-sleeve dress. As one of my older posts shows, bell-sleeves are definitely “in” this year. I snagged this dress during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale and can’t wait to wear it over the next few months. I’m a sucker for loose and light dresses, especially when the temps are above 80 degrees. This dress comes in so many different colors so my hardest decision was which color to choose! I went with Plum because I felt like it was a great color to lead into fall. As fall approaches in the next month I’ll be giving you some ideas ahead of time so you can begin planning your fall wardrobe. I hope to inspire you, whether you’re shopping online or in the mall.

Also, I did a little something different this week. You’ll notice as you scroll through the pictures above I have a tote in some with no belt and then I’m styling the bell-sleeve dress with a belt. I know I’ll be wearing it a few different ways this fall so I thought I’d show you another option. Which look is your favorite?

*Note – I’m wearing a small but other customers of this dress have said it’s short and had to go ONE SIZE UP. So if you have longer legs or are taller than 5’5, keep that in mind!

I’m also looking for some new post ideas. Is there something you’d like to see more or less of? Something different? Comment below or send an email to emma@callitchic.com with your questions and thoughts!

What I’m Wearing:

Lush “Whitney” Bell Sleeve Dress in Plum

Sole Society Tote- Sold Out (similar here)

Kendra Scott “Carey” Earrings in Amethyst

Kendra Scott “Vivian” Necklace in Gold

Fashion, Call It Chic Blog, Summer Styles

Pink Shoulder

Happy August! This past weekend seemed to be the weekend of ALL weddings! So many friends got married this weekend. We attended one on Friday and Saturday evening as well as Mema’s 80th birthday party on Sunday. We need a nap!

Off-the-shoulder tops (OTS) are so hot this spring and summer season. Until recently, I’d try on one after another and they didn’t seem to be flattering on my body. I have an average-sized body type and work out consistently but it seemed like all the OTS tops I tried on had my arms spilling out over the top of the blouse, eww! Finally I walked into the ever esteemed Forever 21 and guess what? I decided to give THIS pink OTS top a try and I loved it! I now can see what all the hype is about! I felt so feminine, like this could be perfect for a dinner date out with the hubby. For a date night I’d pair it with THIS black choker necklace, tie my hair up in a ballet bun and throw on some RED lips (shade – Cruella). Since I recently purchased this top and we had a weekend full of wedding festivities I thought before I made it out for a dinner date in this flirty OTS top I’d blog about it first. It was 100 degrees while taking these pictures so please excuse my lack of pants, heels, and lipstick. I thought in the heat of a Sunday afternoon I’d show you how I dressed it down for a hot summer day.

What I’m Wearing:

Off-the-Shoulder Top

Thrift Store Shorts – made by me :)

White Converse 

Rebecca Minkoff Black Cross body

Black Velvet Choker Necklace

Kendra Scott Earrings 

Kendra Scott Bracelet

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Orange Crush

Happy Monday! I’m currently sitting lakeside this weekend. We haven’t been out once this whole summer so I’ve been dying to come. The lake is my absolute favorite place. I don’t know if it’s because I grew up in Oklahoma or what but there’s something about being out at the lake that makes me feel like I’m escaping life even if just for a day or two. Don’t we all need relaxation every once in awhile?

This has been such a fun post. I recently purchased THESE converse and was wondering how I was going to style them. I loved the idea from other bloggers with taking a pair of white sneakers and throwing it together with a dress or skirt. It seems very 80s or 90s to me! Speaking of 90s, MY choker necklace is back in style. If someone would’ve told me this at the age of 7 they’d be cool again I would’ve kept a few! I loved them growing up and I think it’s so cool that things like white sneakers and choker necklaces we wore as kids are back in style today as adults. This skirt was a recent find from the TopShop collection. I love the cut-out lace detailing. I chose to dress it down in a fun way. This is a perfect summer wear! What are your thoughts on my 90s vibe summer outfit?

What I’m Wearing:

Tie Dye Top (similar)

TopShop Skirt (selling out quickly!)

White Converse

Tote in Taupe/Pale Pink (reversible!!)

Pink Choker Necklace

Kendra Scott Earrings

Kendra Scott Bracelet (on sale!!)

MAC Matte Lipstick in Flat Out Fabulous 

Fashion, Call It Chic Blog, Summer Styles

Summer Faves

Happy Monday! I’m doing a different post this week that’s bringing you a list of my favorite summer pieces I’m hoping to add to my collections this summer! Blue eyeliner will be a hit this summer while you’ll notice the colorings of each piece correlate with the colors of 2016 (see last week’s post). What are some of your favorite summer pieces?

What I’m Loving:

  1. 1.  MinkPink French Twist Off Shoulder Dress

2. Quay Australia “Every Little Thing” Sunglasses

3.  Steve Madden “Carrson” Sandal in Blue Suede (ON SALE!!!)

4. Rebecca Minkoff Micro Moto Satchel in Flamingo (ON SALE!!!)

5.  Topshop “Mostique” Embroidered Cover Up 

6. Rebecca Minkoff “Georgina” Studded Leather Sandal in Blush

7. MAC Retro Matte Liquid in Personal Statement

8. Sole Society Oversize Millie Tote in Navy Cream

9. Levi’s 501 Customized Distressed Rolled Denim Shorts (ON SALE!!!)

10.  MAC Technakohl Liner in Smoothblue