How to Wear Your Summer Florals in Fall

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Wait, florals in fall? Yes please! Florals are one of my favorite prints and I hate the idea of ditching them for half of the year—what’s the fun in that? On Friday I shared my favorite Fall Floral looks on the blog (HERE), and today I wanted to talk about transitioning your summer florals, and lighter color pieces to fall and winter. The main key is to pair them with dark colors! I paired this pastel Alice + Olivia kimono with a black lace slip, blue velvet booties and belt, and a dark lip! This combo makes the overall look feel more fall, even if this summery kimono is light and colorful.

I’m off to Arizona today for 2 weeks and I.AM.READY for a little vacation from New York and a chance to see my friends and family. I’ll be teaching four workshops while I’m in Arizona and talking about blogging, branding your business and breaking into the fashion industry. If you’re interested in attending my workshops, learn about my Phoenix Fashion Week ones (HERE)!

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KIMONO | KIMONO | SUNGLASSES | EARRINGS | BELT | CLUTCH | BOOTIES

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SimplyAudreeKate.SamKelly__DSC0541-1KIMONO (ALICE+OLIVIA) | BELT, CLUTCH (VINTAGE) | BOOTS (STEVE MADDEN – C/O LULU’S) | SUNNIES, EARRINGS (C/O LULU’S)

PHOTOGRAPHY: SAM KELLY PHOTOGRAPHY

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Friday Favorites: Fall Florals

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Happy First Day of Fall ya’ll! Fall for me means dark lipstick, strolling through Central Park, and unapologetically embracing all things pumpkin. I am so ready for layered dresses and leather jacket weather! For today’s Friday Favorite post, I put together a guide of my fall florals like floral kimonos, floral embroidery, and floral housecoats—florals aren’t just for spring! Scroll through my collection of favs, ‘Pin’ to re-create look this season and live out your fall fantasy. Pumpkin spice latte is optional.

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Wear It Wednesday: 5 Ways to Style the Pajama Trend

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Happy Wear It Wednesday! I missed the past couple of weeks of WIW tutorials due to fashion week, but I’m over the moon excited to share today’s styling tutorial with you!  The PJ/lingerie trend has been growing rapidly the past couple of years and I’m All.About.It. – I mean who doesn’t love being comfortable and basically wearing pajamas during the day? But let’s clear up one thing first – DO NOT actually wear your ratty pajamas or practically-sheer black leggings to the office.  You can easily find PJ trend pieces at almost any retailer, or I have converted a few vintage PJ pieces for day-use only. Let’s see how I styled PJ’s from the office to date night! xo

 1. The Office Pajamas

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The easiest way to embrace the PJ trend at work is by wearing a silk shirt, add a kimono and stretchy dress pants. I tied my silk shirt around the waist for a “robe-like” belt and wore my new Amazon gold slides. This look is insanely comfy, easy to throw on and still chic for morning meetings.

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SimplyAudreeKate_1695SHIRT, PURSE (C/O LULU’S) | PANTS (C/O DRESSBARN) | ROBE (VINTAGE) | SHOES (C/O THE FIX, AMAZON) | SUNNIES (QUAY – C/O CENTURY 21) | EARRINGS (C/O THE 9TH MUSE)

 2. The Date-Night Pajamas

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Mama Mia! I found this silk jumpsuit on Lulu’s and don’t want to take it off. I kept the entire look in a monochromatic blush tone for an elevated feel, and added my furry sandals, jeweled clutch and beaded belt. Can someone wine and dine me please?

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SimplyAudreeKate_WIW_PJ_11JUMPSUIT, BELT (C/O LULU’S) | TRENCH (VINTAGE LONDON FOG) | HEELS (STEVE MADDEN – C/O LULU’S) | CLUTCH (VINTAGE – BUFFALO EXCHANGE) | EARRINGS (C/O 7 CHARMING SISTERS)

3. The Girls-Night-Out Pajamas

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At first glance, this outfit seems pretty daytime, but look again because I layered a lace bodysuit under these vintage floral culottes for a playful GNO look! I finished off the outfit with my favorite leather jacket and metallic accessories.

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SimplyAudreeKate_WIW_PJ_12JACKET, BODYSUIT (C/O LULU’S) | CULOTTES (VINTAGE) | BELT (VINTAGE GUCCI – THE REALREAL) | HEELS (CHARLOTTE RUSSE) | CLUTCH (C/O BOOHOO) | EARRINGS (C/O CHARMING CHARLIE)

4. The Casual Weekend Pajamas

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If you’re anything like me, I never want to get dressed on the weekend. I paired this vintage Ralph Lauren PJ top with distressed jeans, furry slides and a DIY turban scarf. Now who’s ready for hungover brunch? 😉

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SHIRT (VINTAGE RALPH LAUREN – C/O THE FASHION FOUNDATION) | JEANS (MADEWELL) | SLIDES, CUFF (C/O LULU’S) | PURSE (ASH & WILLOW) | SCARF (VINTAGE)

 5. The Party Pajamas

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Not sure how to snazz up your slip dress? Layer it over a sheer or embellished top, belt it and add a denim jacket! I added oversized ear cuffs, platform heels and my favorite leopard clutch.

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DRESS, SHIRT, JACKET, EARRINGS (C/O LULU’S) | HEELS (STEVE MADDEN – C/O LULU’S) | CLUTCH (TALBOTS) | BELT (VINTAGE)

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20 Outfits to Wear to a Fall Wedding

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It’s that time of year again – fall wedding season! I absolutely love fall weddings, and maybe it’s just because I’m a *Basic* girl who loves fall, but there’s just something about the season change that I love. Last year, my sister’s wedding was at the beginning of October and I wrote a short little fall wedding dress guide (READ HERE), so this year I wanted to re-create a similar post and share a more  in-depth look at wedding dress code and share a handful of outfit inspirations with you! As you scroll through the various dress code themes, you can see what you, and your guy, should wear to the wedding. Plus, you can see 2-3 outfits that I have already wore on the blog that you can easily re-create for your next wedding event. Click below the picture to see the full blog post and outfit details.

Enjoy! xo

White Tie Wedding

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This is the most formal wedding dresscode

You Should Wear: Formal, full-length ball gown

He Should Wear: A tuxedo with tails, white vest and bowtie.

Black Tie Wedding

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This is more common than white tie, and usually means that the wedding is a formal evening affair.

You Should Wear: A long evening gown or cocktail dress.

He Should Wear: A tuxedo

Black Tie Optional / Formal Wedding

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This is less formal than black tie – a tuxedo isn’t required, but the overall crowd is still dressed up.

You Should Wear: A long evening gown or cocktail dress.

He Should Wear: A Tuxedo or dark suit and tie

Semi-Formal Wedding

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My suggestion is if the event is at night, wear darker colors and if the event is during the day, you can get away with lighter fabrics. Things are still fairly dressed up, but you can play around more with these options!

You Should Wear: cocktail dress, jumpsuit, skirt/top

He Should Wear: A suit

City Wedding

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These are probably your super trendy friends and you can expect wedding guests to take some fashion risks. Break out that piece you never really wear, say yes to embellishments, your favorite heels and even a cool-girl leather jacket.

You Should Wear: Something festive, statement and trendy

He Should Wear: Suit, mix&match suit pieces

Farm/Backyard/Casual Wedding

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This category is all kind of lumped into one, but make sure to look into the location, weather, etc. I typically ditch the heels for a casual wedding and opt for a wedge, flat or bootie.

You Should Wear: Cotton/linen dress, skirt/top, jumpsuit/romper or something with more casual fabric

He Should Wear: Dress pants, button-down shirt and tie (optional), or polo

Destination Wedding

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It obviously depends on where the destination wedding is, but pack something that is easy to throw in your suitcase and you can still adventure/travel in.

You Should Wear: Lightweight maxi dress, jumpsuit, 2-piece skirt/pant set

He Should Wear: Dress pants, button-down shirt and tie (optional), or polo

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