shortsandsweater

The anticipation of fall.

Goodness to come.

That doesn't mean you can't embrace a little fall right now in this crazy heat.

Last night we had dinner with friends. Delightful, as always. And I didn't let the heat dictate what I was wearing. Yes, I was smart enough to think it through. All in all, I was quite comfortable. What did I wear? A black and white sleeveless knit dress, black cropped leather jacket and black patent booties. Somehow it didn't seem too soon.

You have to do what feels right to you. However, a little nudge here and there may help.

Start simple. Perhaps summer shorts and a sheer sweater with tan suede fringe booties. Or, a floor length cotton dress with oxford shoes. 

If it doesn't come naturally, call me. Wardrobe whisperer at your service!

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lakeweekend

Here's to the weekend (yes, thinking about it already).

The last opportunity of summer to linger with family and friends for the holiday.

No surprise, we will be hitting the lake. But it may come as a surprise that I haven't been in a bathing suit all summer long. Crazy, right?

Now that I have to muster up the confidence to rock out a suit, I feel like it's time for a new one.

I am so in love with this eggplant triangle bikini by Vix. Not that I'd be covered adequately, but it is striking. The straps are adjustable and the bottoms have flattering matelassé sides.

In typical Catherine fashion, I have far nicer kaftans and coverups than suits! Maybe that will have to change.

 

Available at Net-a-porter

ElementalEmulsionLast spring, I wanted to add a super lightweight, yet hydrating, moisturizer into my daily routine. I chose Elemental Emulsion, as Omorovicza is one of my favorite skin care lines.

Not only was this oil-free lotion exactly what I was looking for, it has become my favorite product in the entire line! Containing marine extracts and hyaluronic acid, it delivers long lasting moisture to the deep layers of the skin while controlling shine on the surface. It turns skin into velvet. It not only looks gorgeous on skin, it feels like heaven.

While Elemental Emulsion can be used as a moisturizer, it can also be treated as a serum. I plan to layer over it from fall into winter. I am seriously in love with this product.

I will never be without it. Once you try it, you'll feel the same.

yvesfur

The more muggy and sweltering the weather, the more impatient I become waiting for fall.

I long for the days I can reach for layers. Fuzzy sweaters. Skinny cords. Scarves. Thigh high boots. And fur.

With a plethora of furry options this year — faux and the real deal — there is something for everyone. Perhaps you're digging long fur vests. This fox and goat option by Yves Salomon is beyond fabulous. It comes with a black nappa leather belt and has two side pockets. Its functionality rocks. And it's so chic!

What is grabbing your attention this season? 

 

Available at Luisaviaroma

seebychloe

Fringe can be overdone, for sure.

But sometimes it's just right. Take See by Chloé.

These over-the-knee boots from See by Chloé have great fringe detail, adding a bohemian flair. Super fun for your casual ensembles. And they're flat, so talk about ease of movement.

Boots are essential to your fall and winter wardrobe. Personally, I have too many to count. However, I wear every single pair. Boots are my shoe of choice.

Once you embrace various styles, outfit combinations are endless.

Available at My Theresa