purple perennials.

f21 top; j. crew shorts; h&m belt; michael kors watch; juicy couture bracelet; rebecca minkoff bag; classified sandals

My days of wearing shorts and a tank are outnumbered, but I thought I’d give it one more go around while the weather still permits (helloooo high of 80’s this weekend!).  And although I’m ready to say goodbye to the heat, I’m not ready to part with the bright colors and playful patterns.  I’ll be holding onto those year ’round.

social swag.

Photo credits: Society Social

Aside from good conversations and great company, the key to hosting the perfect get together requires some social swag. Enter Society Social, a one-stop shop for bar carts, folding chairs, and other hosting necessities. It’s not hard to fall in love with the fab designs and delicious colors of this unexpectedly playful line.

Take a look. As if you needed another excuse to make yourself a drink.

satchel up.

If I had to choose one bag to wear all fall, it would be the satchel.  Inspired by the Mulberry Alexa (a girl can dream, can’t she?), I love the part school boy, part equestrian style of the structured bag, complete with double buckles.  Tote it around with a top handle or sling across your body.  It’s functional enough to carry textbooks and laptops and chic enough to carry everywhere.

1. Mulberry Alexa Bag — $1200
2. Topshop Twist Buckle Leather Lady Bag — $100
3. Cambridge Satchel Co. Fluro Bag — $153.34
4. Aldo Crim Handheld Bag — $50
5. Kate Spade Knightsbirdge Small Scout — $295
6. Aldo Bramuchi Satchel — $55