IN THE SUN - SUMMER TO FALL

Happy Monday, friends! Back again after a busy weekend in the Valley of the Sun! Scott and I spent the last three days with family and friends, helping at our local Oktoberfest and getting completed roasted by the sun. It may have only been in the 90's, but it sure felt hot! And speaking of the heat -- I just found these photos from one of the last days when I was still feeling those summer vibes. Totally forgot we shot these on a very hot day in September, but I still wanted to share them because I'm rocking a few my favorite summer pieces - along with a few new pieces I've been loving this fall! 

My Cuyana hat, Nisolo flats and Madewell basics were staples in my summer wardrobe this year -- seeing me through most days when the sun was shining and easy, breezy clothes were a must. I brought along this top, bandana, jeans and flats to Europe with us, each piece acting as part of my European capsule wardrobe -- which ended up treating me well even though I was so worried I didn't pack the right items or wouldn't look Parisian enough (a real thought I had while packing, haha). In the end, I felt like this summer (vacation or not) really taught me a lot about my style and wardrobe -- from favorite styles, cuts and accessories, to how to pack for 2 weeks away from my closet. Each season seems to bring change within my wardrobe (metaphorically and physically, that is) and for that I couldn't feel more grateful -- gaining a better understanding of my style and who I am each and every season. And to think -- you can find EIGHT whole years of this evolution here on this ol' blog of mine! Where has the time gone?!

Now that autumn is here, I've been working in a few of these summer staples (because let's be real, it's still hot here) + a few new fall favorites into my fall wardrobe for a more cohesive closet for the coming months. Fall staples so far? Bandanas, my Campbell Crossbody purse, Vans and wide brimmed hats! What about you? Have you been able bring any of your favorite summer pieces into your fall wardrobe with ease?

Cuyana Summer Hat                                                                                                                 Madewell Bandana                                                                                                                   Madewell Button-Back Top (on sale!)
Madewell 9" High-Rise Skinny Jeans                                                                                                    Campbell Crossbody and Neely Watch c/o Fossil                                                                          Nisolo Huarache Sandals (on sale!) 

Ok, I'm off for a bit to catch up on a few house chores + get in a good, long walk in before the evening ends! Here's to a rad week full of rest, relaxation and hopefully some of that GF apple crisp I talked Scott into baking yesterday -- he's a keeper, I tell ya! ;) I hope ya'll have a wonderful week and I'll be back soon!

-Chelsea xo