Whenever I am at a loss of what to wear, I naturally go for my newest things, throw them together and hope they work.  Which, now that I think about it, is probably the reason for my continuous shopping habit 😉  But anyways, that’s how I came up with this outfit – I was at a loss and reached for my newest Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchases and my Kendra Scott jewelsand I must say, it came together perfectly!
This swing dress, this wool hat, and these suede booties were some of my purchases from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  Sadly the hat is just a little too big on me (I have a tiny head and am also really picky) so I am going to be returning it but I honestly think it’s a great option for anyone else, especially since it reminds me of an Eric Javits one but way cheaper.  A LBD is a must year-round and I love the fabric of this one, it’s slinky and soft to the touch but not jersey so it can be dressed up or dressed down and can be styled now and layered for fall.  Plus it sways so perfectly!  I will admit the booties were still pricey even with the sale, but I justified them because a) I have been looking for low-cut ankle booties in a sandy suede color for over a year and b) the color and cut allows them to be worn year round!

*You can see all my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale roundups HERE.

Then to top it all off, I reached for my newest jewels from Kendra Scott’s fall collection that just launched last week.  I decided to go out of my comfort zone and get the gunmetal jewels (rather than my usual gold) and I will admit that I thought about regretting that decision… until they arrived.  They are so gorgeous and I love that they are darker for fall and winter ensembles.  Plus, the dark gunmetal offers such a great contrast to the iridescent jewels! 

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* denotes items included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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  • The gunmetal tone on the necklace was a good choice, it looks so beautiful and will 100% be perfect for the fall and winter as well. I just love things you can wear year round and this outfit pretty much checks all of the boxes. Those booties are so so so cute! I have a very similar old pair, also by Sam Edelman and wore them for about a year straight, they are so comfortable!

    prosecco in the park

  • I totally bought this dress in the olive color – it's being delivered today so now I'm super excited, haha! It looks great on you!


  • this looks so perfectly cute and cozy!

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

  • I always grab my new stuff first too, but then I feel like I should wear something that hasn't gotten a lot of love lately…it's a problem. I really love that dress! I almost bought it in a different color than realized I have something like it. It's a great style and I love that hat! It's too bad it doesn't fit..I have the same problem with hats.

  • You are all ready for Fall now! Throw some maroon tights under that outfit and call it a day, haha. I also have been going back and forth about the gunmetal vs. the gold (I'm thinking of purchasing some Mystic Bazaar myself) and I really like how the gunmetal looks with black, it's a nice transitional piece.

    Shian | The Fashion Investigator

  • i love those booties!! I have gone back and forth every day because they are so cute but I wish they were like $40 cheaper haha. You may convince me that I need htem! also totally love the gun metal for your jewels.. I need to start switching it up from the gold! (p.s. i am so sad you won't be here to go to the kc blogger event at kendra scott with me 🙁 : ( : ( )

  • Love those little booties!!

  • Swing dresses are my favorite!
    Always, Hunter

  • I'm loving all your sale purchases! That dress is so perfect and I'm kind of feeling like I need those booties in my life! Oh and I don't think the hat looks too big on you at all! It completes the outfit perfectly 🙂

  • i do the same thing! i get so excited to wear my new stuff that i tend to wear it all at once (and then need more new! ha) looove this outfit on you! its so easy breezy AND chic!

  • Love love the swing dress! Looks fab on you. And it looks great with the booties!


  • Great outfit! I like the dress and hat!