August 13, 2014 - Easy Outfits, I Feel Pretty, Style

I Feel Pretty | In Between

I can hardly believe it, but today is our last installment in the simple summer series.  Since summer will soon be over, I decided this would be the perfect time to share my version of “in between” simple transitional style.

Simple Summer Series

Natalia @ Ma Nouvelle Mode // Elle at Elle Sees // Cyndi at Walking in Grace // Alison at Get Your Pretty On // Jen at Yummy, Healthy, Easy

As the seasons start to change, sometimes an outfit has to do double duty in the course of a day. Especially in Texas where the weather can be pretty bi-polar!  Days usually start off really warm but may end up feeling more fall-like before they’re over.

In late summer, my typical summer uniform of shorts, a tank top and flip flops transitions slightly to cuffed jeans, a tank top and flip flops.  This is such an easy outfit to wear for just about anything, dropping the kids off at school, running errands or even a casual lunch with friends.


But during the “in between” sometimes (if we’re lucky) there’s a nip in the air.  All this outfit needs for a quick transition is a stylish and comfy sweatshirt like this one from ILY Couture.  Presto change-o!






[Sweatshirt:  c/o ILY Couture/Tank Top:  Same/Jeans:  Similar/Flip Flops:  Same/Purse:  Similar/Bracelet:  c/o Ettika/Personalized Necklace:  Same/Cross Necklace:  c/o ILY Couture/Watch:  Same]

It’s Your Turn:  Do you have any simple tips for transitioning your summer outfits on a chilly day?  Share them in the comments!

To celebrate the end of our summer series, I’m sponsoring a group giveaway along with Natalia @ Ma Nouvelle Mode, Elle at Elle Sees, Cyndi at Walking in Grace and Jen at Yummy, Healthy, Easy.  Enter below for your chance to win a $100 Visa gift card.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

My friend Kim is just getting her start as a Stella & Dot stylist so I’m hosting my first ever virtual trunk show!  I’m completely smitten with their new engravables and charms collection.  Here’s how I’ve been layering my new personalized bar necklace.  I’m not exaggerating when I say that I wear this necklace every single day.  It goes with everything. sweatshirt-necklaces [Stella & Dot Engravable Bar Necklace]

There are so many cute ways to layer the charms and personalized necklaces together. [“On the Mark” Necklace + Engravable ID Tag]

Simple necklaces work best for my everyday style but I also love this tassel necklace for fall.  It will be really pretty with a simple jewel toned blouse. gold-base [Beaded Tassel Rosary Necklace]

I’m picturing it with something like this.

[Mixed Media Tunic]

Be sure to check out their awesome sale items too, like this metallic Ikat tote bag.  It’s a steal! LA Totale Medium in metallic ikat by Stella & Dot. Image of medium metallic ikat carryall tote, back pocket view.

[Metallic Ikat Tote]  


Kim is also generously sponsoring an awesome giveaway for us this week.  One lucky girl will win her very own personalized bar necklace, like mine!  Just pick one (or all) of the easy ways to enter in the Rafflecopter below.

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Last chance!  Regular registration for the Work Your Work Wear Challenge closes tomorrow night.  If you want to get in at the lowest rate, sign up now.  This challenge will include a shopping list of work wear basics plus three weeks worth of business casual outfits delivered to your inbox daily.    Check out a sneak peek of two outfits from the challenge and learn more about it here.


It’s the day of the week at GYPO where we celebrate what makes us feel pretty. Whether it’s a new outfit, hairstyle, or makeup, the I Feel Pretty link up is about anything and everything that makes your life prettier. Even if you’re not a blogger, you can still play along. Just tell us what made you feel pretty this week in the comments! I Feel Pretty Logo

There are just a few simple rules:
1. Follow GYPO. (Bloglovin‘, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest)

2. Link up your pretty post.

3. Link back to my blog (using the button above or your own link).

4. Visit other pretties. That’s it, now go have some fun!

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  • My denim jacket usually follows me everywhere when the weather starts changing. This is a great look and I especially love that cross body bag. Thanks for hosting the link up!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    • I love my denim jacket too, Blaire! I wear it with just about everything. How cute is this cross body bag, especially the color!

  • Brianne

    Love the shift bag!

    • This is a great bag, Brianne! Perfect to add to your fall wardrobe.

  • ADA

    Oh Alison what a wonderful post filled with great style and great giveaways. I want a Stella and Dot Necklace so bad. I’d love the Sutton in Green or the Fanella Necklace. I am also loving the Bond Street Tote for Fall. Fingers crosses that I win this. The Visa GC would be wonderful, also. =)))

    And as always my pleasure stopping by and linking up. Happy Wednesday!

    • Thank you so much! The Sutton necklace is beautiful. Thanks for linking up!

  • My plan is usually to bring a sweatshirt or jacket with me everywhere.


    • I often do this in the summers also since many restaurants and other businesses are so cold here in Texas.

  • I love Stella and Dot, but I dont own a single piece!!! I love the Sutton necklace and the Bond Street tote. They have some fabulous pieces! I typically carry a cardigan or a denim jacket with me in the transition period. But I love this sweatshirt – too cute! Susan

    • Oh, Susan, you need to treat yourself to something from the S&D line. You will not be disappointed!

  • That’ a cute tank top! I always love seeing the combination of blue and orange. And that sweatshirt is the perfect transitional piece for chilly nights. Great casual look! ~Cynthia

    • I agree, Cynthia! Blue and orange pair so well together. It’s one of my favorite combinations.

  • Stephanie

    I love the sweatshirt from Couture. The Engravable Bar Necklace, is something to call my own, literally. With two children, nothing is truly only yours, ha ha. This necklace would be perfect.

    • Great point, Stephanie…especially if you have teen/tween daughters!

  • Cindy Frank

    Hello! My fall favorite are the tassel necklaces. Love them!

    • I love the tassel necklaces, too, Cindy. You’ll be seeing a lot of them this fall.

  • Rachel

    I love the rebel pendant!

    • I love this one too, Rachel. Pendants are a great addition to an oufit.

  • Jen

    I like the Pave Spear Necklace. Very chic and simple!

    • This necklace is simple but delivers a big impact, Jen! It will definitely get noticed.

  • Sarah N

    I need that Rosary Tassel necklace, but which color? I love both! Great sale items on the website too. I’ve loved every S&D piece I own. They make every outfit better!

    • I agree, Sarah! Adding a little piece of S&D to any outfit is the perfect touch!

  • Engravable bar necklace!

    • You will not be disappointed by this necklace. It really is as pretty as it looks in the picture.

  • Jean

    I love your casual but not sloppy sweatshirt and love love your necklaces. The stella and dot tassel necklace is soooo pretty!

    • I love how this combination is casual but classy and not sloppy at all. The necklaces help to give it a “wow” factor!

  • Jean

    And I love the espresso Ikat bag in the trunk show! Gorgeous!

    • This is a great bag, Jean! Plenty of room but not too bulky for carrying.

  • I can’t believe summer is winding down!
    I love this transitional outfit on you- that back + “weekend” sweatshirt are soooo cute!


    • This summer has really gone fast. The cuteness factor of this sweatshirt is off the charts!

  • Such a cute casual look. Perfect for an unexpected weather. I also love the color combo, gray and orange look really good together. Great look!

    • I look how orange and gray pair up too, Tatiana! I’ll be wearing this combo more often.

  • tara belle

    I love that weekend sweatshirt!!! so cute! thanks for hosting the link up!!

    Tara Belle

    • You’re welcome, Tara! I couldn’t be happier with this sweatshirt. It’s perfect!

  • I always carry a sweater/cardi with me to throw on. I love this cute & casual outfit but still so put together!! These are my favourite type of outfits. Such a great crossbody too, I never owned one before the kiddies but now it’s the only type of bag I want, so convenient! Enjoy your day Alison:)
    Marta, xo

    • Crossbody bags are terrific for days when you are constantly on the go. Plus, they are easy on your back!

  • Leah

    I love the engravable bar necklaces! So cute!!

    • This necklace has become a great addition to my jewelry collection, Leah!

  • I am in the same boat you are. The mornings start to get chilly, but then the afternoons are always scorching, so I wear a tank and sweater then eventually lose the sweater by the afternoon! Bring on the cooler temps!

    • I love how comfortable a tank is under a sweater or sweatshirt. A perfect combination for cool mornings.

  • Kim Kauffman

    Ok, could you BE any cuter? Love that outfit! Adorable!

    • Thanks, Kim! This outfit is so easy to wear.

  • I love that sweatshirt and your name bar necklace! Too cute!

    • Thanks, Laura. I was surprised by how cute they look together!

  • Those jeans fit you amazingly! I have such trouble finding that style that is just right – not to baggy, no weird flares, etc… Love it!

    • Sometimes it takes a lot of trips to the fitting room to find the perfect pair of jeans. Don’t give up!

  • Great transition outfit. Our hot days don’t arrive usually until Sept/Oct so I’ve got some time to still use my summer clothes. As for tips, I think just light layers is key.


    • I couldn’t agree more, Alice. I, too, have a while before the cooler weather arrives here in Texas.

  • What a cute comfy outfit Alison! I LOVE those necklaces! Those are what would be on my wish list for fall most definitely!

    • Thanks, Shannon! My favorite thing about these necklaces is how great they look layered together.

  • Tanya

    Such a fun look! Comfortable and pulled together..


    • Thanks, Tanya. This is quickly becoming my go-to weekend outfit.

  • Agi

    Love your weekend look!!!!!! I also love STella & Dot. They have amazing jewelry.


    • Stella & Dot never disappoints! So many great pieces for everyday wear.

  • I love the engravables! I certainly would love to add one to my fall collection. I would love to have one with my husband and my initials and also the cross to layer. I love the sweatshirt you have on. So cute and comfy! Hope you have a great week!

    • Engravables are classics. This one layers so well. Definitely worth investing in.

  • Lisa Dunham

    Cardigans, blazers and denim jackets for fall transitions. Love the Stella & Dot tassle necklaces!

    • I love blazers for fall layering, Lisa. I think we’ll be seeing a lot more tassle necklaces this fall!

  • Jenny

    I love the personalized bar necklace!

    • It is one of my favorites, Jenny! I don’t think I’ve taken it off since I received it.

  • Love, love, love this look Alison! So comfy & pulled together! This is totally my go-to weekend look in the early Fall 🙂

    • I can see this outfit becoming a popular fall weekend outfit, Vanessa!

  • Such a cute outfit Alison! I love your sweatshirt. We’re the opposite here in Seattle – cool in the morning, warming up as the day goes on. I do lots of layering too!

    • Thanks, Lana! I’m getting lots of compliments on this sweatshirt. It’s too cute!

  • Love all the layering! Such a cute outfit for running errands… especially on the weekend!

    • Thanks, Amanda! Layering is the key to be comfortable during the in-between weather phases.

  • Love anything engraved! And the devon chandeliers are awesome…wish I had somewhere to wear them!!

    • I love engraved jewelry also, Katie. Buy those chadeliers! You’ll find somewhere to wear them!!

  • I love your Weekend sweatshirt Alison! Want it!! I can’t believe summer is drawing to an end! Can’t cope with the thought of warm clothes atm! Thank you as always for the linky! Ax

    • This sweatshirt has been such a big hit with everyone. I’m loving it too!

  • Kim in RI

    I have been eyeing that tassle necklace – love it!

    • Tassle necklaces are so popular right now. I love the look of them!

  • Very cute outfit … perfect late summer/fall. My favorite transition pieces are light sweaters. I can’t wait to break them out soon!

    • Thanks, Ginnie! Looking forward to some cooler temperatures and opportunities for layering here in Texas too!

  • You look awesome!!!
    Love your style <3
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage diary

    • Thank you, Margaret! This outfit was so fun to put together.

  • Love that sweater on you, so casual yet looks put together. I would have to say a good light sweater is a good transition piece…I think to find/get some more colored sweaters, mine are all boring colors…

    • oh and I love the Aria Pendant Necklace for Fall…I could see myself wearing that a lot!

      • This is a very versatile necklace. You could pair with so many outfits.

    • I love light sweaters too, Sarah. Easy on and easy off for temperamental weather!

  • Debbie F

    Super cute outfit and jewelry! I try to bring along a cardigan with me for those chilly nights.

    • Thanks, Debbie! I also love a light cardigan for cooler evenings.

  • I love that weekend sweatshirt!! I almost got that one too 😉 You are seriously beautiful girl!


    • Thank you, Jessi! This sweatshirt quickly became a favorite of mine.

  • Love the Kimberly and Rebel pendant necklaces!

    • Great choices, Stacy! You really can’t go wrong with anything from the S&D collection.

  • Lindsay D.

    I love sweaters in the fall and boots!!

    • I’m looking forward to cooler temperatures here in Texas. I love sweater and boot weather!

  • Lindsay D.

    From Stella & Dot I would love the Serenity Stone Drop Earrings!!

    • Those earrings are so pretty, Lindsay! I love a great pair of drop earrings.

  • Virginia

    I would love a bar necklace!!

    • This is a classic necklace, Virginia, and great for layering too!

  • A light weight jacket is perfect for transitioning into Fall!

    I love the Sanibel Reversible Pendant, but it is sold out so my next favorite might be the Isla drops!

    • The Isla drops are so pretty, Emily! I love to throw on a lightweight jacket for cool Fall days and nights.

  • I have the tassel necklace and the ikat bag from Stella & Dot and love them both! Summer is still going strong here, so lots of time to keep wearing summer clothes!

    • Both are great pieces from Stella & Dot, and they can easily be transitioned to fall!

  • I’d love the Serenity Stone Drops earrings!

    • They would be a great addition to any jewelry collection, Ashley!

  • I looooove the Aria necklace…so want that.

    • Everyone is loving the Aria necklace, Patrice. You’ve got great taste!

  • Caitlyn

    I’ve been thinking about becoming a stylist… But I love this aria necklace
    I wish there was a silver one tho.
    I also love he talullah and Cassidy bib/necklaces!

    • Those bib necklaces are beautiful, Caitlyn!

  • Colleen Boudreau

    I love the PAVÉ CHEVRON RING – GOLD from Stella & Dot.

    • I agree. It is a beautiful ring, Colleen!

  • barbara

    I love the engraved bar necklace!

    • This is really one of those necklaces that’s a classic. You’ll have it forever!

  • Jill

    I like the Cady Wrap Bracelet

    • The Cady Wrap is a great bracelet, Jill! Perfect accessory for any outfit.

  • What great transitional style! Adorable sweatshirt! Thank you for hosting this fab link-up! T.

    • Thank you, Tina! This sweatshirt is a big hit!

  • I like the together forever necklace @ Stella & Dot

    • You can’t go wrong with the Together Forever necklace, Carrie!

  • Annie

    I have my eye on the Rebel Pendant necklace! Or maybe my beloved Kimberly necklace in silver (since I wear the gold all the time)!

    • I like to mix up my metals sometimes, Annie. It’s good to have a change from gold once in a while!

  • Penny Blair

    Love the Espresso Ikat medium tote!

    • This bag is fabulous, Penny!

  • Ashley Kirkpatrick

    I would love to have the Cady Wrap Bracelet in gold (:

    • That is such a versatile bracelet, Ashley. You could wear it with just about any outfit.

  • Casey

    LOVE The Stella and Dot bar necklace!! Love your blog, Alison!

    • Thank you, Casey! Yes, the bar necklace is a must-have, isn’t it?

  • Alisa

    My favorite piece from the trunk show is the gold signature engravable ID tag! I’d love to pair it with some other charms on a long necklace 🙂

    • This is definitely the perfect necklace for layering, Alisa!

  • That sweatshirt is awesome and I love the necklace too! Thanks for the party AND the giveaways!!!

    • Yes, this sweatshirt is awesome! It has just the right blend of casual, fun, and classy.

  • I love the combination of striped shirt and printed sweater with the pants!!! Both looks are perfect!!

    • The stripes help to balance out the denim. The sweatshirt is pretty awesome too!

  • Love this casual outfit! I have wanted a Renegade bracelet for the longest time… so pretty and versatile!

    • Thanks! I love the sweatshirt because it’s casual but not sloppy.

  • Danielle

    Love the Pave Chevron Necklace–I hope they restock!

    • This is one of my favorites too, Danielle! Keep checking. S&D often restocks their popular sellers.

  • Andrea Darst

    I love the Livvy Necklace!

  • Mindy Skoglund

    I really like the Kimberly necklace.