Welcome to Dressed for My Day! While most of us are still basking in the warmth of summer, I’m sharing a fun transition to fall outfit today. So pour yourself something cold to drink and join me for a little early fall fashion inspiration.
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This is pretty much how I really live in early fall. As the weather begins to cool but the middays stay warm, I like to layer on comfortable classics with a modern vibe. And I think the mixture of summer favorites, such as a great graphic tee and sporty sandals, and fall essentials, such as my Casual Washed Blazer and modern Crop Straight Raw Edge Jeans, creates an outfit you can wear with confidence and style in those transitional weeks.
Let’s start with that graphic tee (#GIFTED) because I am so excited to introduce this brand to you. It is truly an answer to prayer! No exaggeration.
Pam, the mother of the mother and daughters entrepreneurial team at Sadie + Jane, reached out to me just last week to share their line of graphic tees, jewelry and other gifts. This online boutique offers “meaningful jewelry and t-shirts that speak life, bring you joy, and ultimately spark conversations to give you the opportunity to share Jesus along the way!” I love it!
And now that I’ve received three tees from them (you’ll be seeing the others later!), I can attest to the fact that the t-shirts are ultra soft, true to size and quite flattering in their cut. I’d say they’re not tailored, but not boxy either. And they have a lovely, relaxed drape.
I love the fall-ish colors of this particular No Shadow watercolor graphic tee, but be sure to check out the rest of their offering, too. I chose this tee also because I love the hope-filled and powerful message of the familiar Christian song, Reckless Love, that it alludes to.
Oh, and why did I say learning about Sadie + Jane was an answer to prayer? Because I’ve been trying for about two years to find a Christian graphic tee shop that I could recommend to my female-over-50 readers and viewers wholeheartedly. Some I found didn’t seem interested in working with an over 50 blogger. Others offered a questionable mixture of products. But Sadie + Jane offers beautiful, hopeful products, reached out to me, and is a small family business started by a mom and her two young daughters. I love that. You can read their story HERE.
Oh, and great news! If you shop through my links and use my code KAYHARMS, you’ll get 10% off your order at Sadie + Jane. They’re a great resource for graphic tees, but also jewelry, journaling Bibles, tea towels and other accessories.
I picked up these jeans in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The sale ends Sunday, by the way, and many things are sold out. But these Frame Le Sylvie Crop Straight Raw Edge Jeans are still in stock in most sizes. They are so comfortable! Soft with just the right amount of stretch in the fabric. With the straight leg and raw edge, these are a great pair of premium denim jeans to invest in, especially at the #NSale price. But after Sunday these jeans will go up to well over $200.
At any rate, any pair of modern jeans would fit the bill in this transition to fall outfit.
The t-shirt, with its fitting fall colors, and jeans make a great pre-fall outfit. But add a relaxed fit casual blazer in an autumn hue and WOW. This casual washed blazer in jungle green fits like a soft glove. true to size. The cotton/modal/spandex blend fabric has ample stretch, but the jacket looks and wears like a softly structured blazer. The large side patch pockets help the jacket look modern without adding bulk to the area. And the long length keeps the blazer sporty and fun.
While you may need to think about whether this long blazer will work for your frame, note that it does indeed come in petite, petite plus and plus sizes.
Because this casual washed blazer is not lined (except in the sleeves), it’s a great choice for now and into the cooler season. And even if you have to put it away for the winter (depending on where you live), you can definitely pull it out again next spring. I love the jungle green, but it does come in Talbots’ classic indigo blue (navy), too.
Ooh! Let’s talk about that darling leather cuff bracelet, also from Sadie + Jane. I love the throwback-to-the-70s vibe of this inspirational cuff. I think adding some fun jewelry like this is a great way to create a consistently relaxed, modern aesthetic with a graphic tee outfit. Sadie + Janes’s jewelry features Christian symbols or Bible verse references to serve as conversation starters and tokens of encouragement. My bracelet seems to be sold out, but there are many more like this to choose from HERE.
The only other jewelry I wore was my Nordgreen Native watch (use code KAYHRMS for 15% off) and my Kendra Scott Veronica hoops. If you watched yesterday’s YouTube video, you know a classic watch and earrings are my go-to jewelry…even for my worst days! But who can have a bad day wearing this fun outfit? Right???
I intentionally wore my black ReNew Sport Sandals because I think I’m going to be wearing them on repeat in the earliest days of fall. That’s the time of year when I continue to enjoy sandals but still want something that alludes to the fall. I think the black strappy sandals really work here, pulling together the black accents in the t-shirt and my black leather strap bracelet. So I also carried my black Tory Burch McGraw hobo bag (shown in the photos above), another nod to the fall season (although I’ve carried it a lot this summer, too!).
Ooh! One more thing. I really topped this transitional look off with a more autumnal shade of lipstick. While my nails are still summery (because I’m enjoying the last month of summer in pink!), I wore my Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy lipstick in Rebellious Rose, which I have worn in the fall for several years now. Great shade! In fact, Estee Lauder says it’s one of their most popular shades ever because it “flatters all” and they have it in a limited edition pink case HERE or HERE at Nordstrom. (Uhh, I’m ordering one right now because I have about 1/4″ left in my tube.)
Thanks so much for dropping in today. I don’t have a shopping widget because the things I’ve shared are available through several different affiliate programs. But you can shop through all the pink highlighted words in the text and captions. Thank you to Sadie + Jane for gifting me my fun t-shirt! Oh, and for providing you 10% savings with code KAYHARMS.
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Blessed for My Day
I have discovered that growing in wisdom and discernment is key to navigating life successfully. That doesn’t mean I’ve always acted wisely, mind you. But I have made growing in godly perspective to be a priority. So how does one grow in wisdom?
Well, the book of Proverbs as well as other places in the Bible shed a lot of light on that pursuit. But I think it begins and continues with acknowledging that there is indeed a God…and I am not it. In fact, that one premise, that God created the world, created me and rules both, is instrumental in seeing life clearly…wisely. But the second key builds on that one. Once I realize there is indeed a God who is intimately involved in this world and my life, I must seek Him, come to Him and call upon Him. Have you called upon God today?
“Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it, the Lord is His name, ‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ ~ Jeremiah 33:2-3