first signs of fall.

rachel by rachel roy blouse; f21 dress; rosegold heels; juicy couture wrap bracelet; erin wasson x low luv bangle

Considering I live in Arizona where the temp doesn’t drop until November, I use the term “fall” pretty loosely.  But even though we’re still in the triple digits, there are hints of autumn all around (Sbux Pumpkin Spice Latte!).  From aisles of Halloween candy to racks full of coats (I start sweating just at the thought of outerwear in this weather), I can’t help but feel it’s time to put away the flip flops.

I’m left in a limbo of stylistic sorts.  It’s too hot to fully embrace fall fashion, but it’s too late in the year to be prancing around in a tank top and cut-off denim.  So after playing around in my closet last week, I accidentally concocted what might be the perfect solution.  I combined a lightweight frock (you can’t see it, but the cut of the upper half totally reads summer sundress) with a boldly patterned button-up shirt (last seen here).  Finally, the best of both worlds!

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where in the world?

No, I haven’t disappeared off the face of the planet, but my blog has definitely been neglected in my absence.  It’s been long overdue, but I’m back and so is the blog!  A two-month hiatus is a little OOC, so I thought I’d rekindle things by sharing with you where I went before school started back up.

I visited my favorite city in the whole world: NYC!  This view is from Brooklyn.

I made my first visit to Topshop — a U.K. based store that crossed the pond in recent years.

I went to the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibit at the Met four days before it closed.  I waited three hours in line, but it was SO worth it!

Afterwards, I headed south to Miami to bask in the warm Atlantic waters.

I frolicked up and down Collins Ave. and Ocean Dr. like a huge tourist.

And I got cozy with the alligators in the Everglades.

After that epic vacay, I jumped right back into school and it’s been nonstop ever since.  I can’t say that’s a good excuse, but I promise I’m here to stay and I hope you’ll stick with me!

In the mean time, follow me on Twitter and like me on Facebook to keep up with me on a more frequent basis! 🙂

jet set.

One of my favorite things to do is travel and this being the last summer before graduation, I’m making sure to do plenty of it.  Whether it be by train, plane, or automobile, keeping your belongings organized will definitely make for smoother travels.  Here are a few adorable accessories for when you’re on the go.  Happy travels everyone!

1. Handmade Etsy Damask Sleep Eye Mask — $11
2. Tepper Jackson Bon Voyage I.D. Tag — $18.50
3. Anthropologie “I Was Here” Travel Journal –$16.95
4. ModCloth Stay Focused Camera Case — $22.99
5. Henri Bendel Centennial Stripe Jewelry Roll — $55
6. Forever 21 Perfume Bottle Cosmetic Case — $4.80