Take Me Back to Spring Time

 

Pastels

1. Sweetie Styles Boutique Scallopped Top | 2. Sweetie Styles Boutique Skirt | 3. AMI Clubwear Mini Handbag | 4. Madeline Mint Green Stillettos | 5. Sweetie Styles Floral Necklace | 6. Lolly Ella Bracelet (Similar), Pearl Lang Baroque Freshwater Pearls Bracelet (All c/o)

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Spring is my favorite season…when the trees and the grass begin to be green again and the wild flowers bloom. It's when the popular Texas state wildflower blue bonnets are in season and we usually drive to Brenham just to bask in the gorgeous sight of it. Needless to say, I always have fond memories of spring.

I know many of you are already longing for fall. You like the booties, boots, the layering, and all the jazz that come in fall fashion. Of course, it's always exciting when a new season begins but if I can go back to spring time, I'll do so anytime! With all that dramatic intro said, here's a little outfit in remembrance of spring. These pieces are still available (you can thank me later!) from Sweetie Styles Boutique. They sure live up to their name because they have the sweetest pieces ever and the owners sure are sweet as well! I won't doubt it if they do carry some amazing fall pieces so I suggest hitting up their website soon.

As always, if you find anything that you like, visit the Outfit Recap above for the direct links. By the way, if you're in the market for some real freshwater pearls, whether it's for yourself or a gift for someone else, I recommend Pearl Lang. I featured their pearls last week and I'm wearing the bracelet again here. Just really admiring these lavander baroque beauties.

 

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Flower Statement Necklace

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Pompoms

 

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1. August Silk Top | 2. Style Girl Pompoms Short | 3. Deb Shops Satchel | 4. AMI Clubwear Sandals | 5. Pretty in Pynk Earrings | 6. Boutique Minimaliste Shell Necklace, Ellie's Sparkles Necklace | 7. Lolly Ella Bracelet (All c/o)

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Please pinch me!!! I know that time flies but I act like I am always surprised whenever a particular month ends and a new one begins. It seems as if January was only yesterday and now we're already in September! Before we knew it, it's Christmas time once again! Wow. Just wow. Happy Labor Day to all my US friends by the way. I hope you're enjoying your long weekend.

Anyway, this week, I am most likely going to be doing my last round of summer outfits. Let's see how that goes. To start off the round of style posts, here's a pompoms short matched with a white top. I mentioned sometime last week that I realized I haven't really worn white all summer so I had to redeem myself. I wore a white dress last week and now pairing this eyelet white top from August Silk. Pompoms shorts were so huge this summer, wasn't it? They're so cute and trendy but not sure if it will have a repeat stint next summer. These floral ones are still available, direct link is at the Outfit Recap section.

 

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White Satchel

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The Easy Way to Buy Jeans Online

 

Awhile back, I reviewed Aerie's (an American Eagle Outfitter division) bra guide. If you missed that blog post, you can find it here. I think American Eagle Outfitters is truly on a mission to make shopping on their ae.com website as seamless and as effortless as possible to help you, the shopper, find what you're looking for. Leaving no room for you to leave without hitting that "Place the Order" button or something.

This time, I am going to show you their Jeans Guide. If you're in the market to buy some new pair of jeans for fall, I suggest checking ae.com out and see for yourself how jeans shopping on their website goes for you.

When you go to their website and click on Jeans –> Women's, below is the screen that you will get. AEO Jeans as you can see, have 14 fits, 60 different washes and come in 48 sizes. Now that's a lot of choices! Granted, you pretty much already know your size but having to select the fit and the wash that you want can be complicated sometimes. I know because I had a hard time selecting a pair of jeans from another brand's website. So being able to see all the types of fits and washes in one page makes a lot things easier for me. I do always wear skinny jeans for the most part but you know, a girl can change her mind sometimes. For example, I didn't use to wear mid-rise but recently, I find myself wanting to wear mid-rise.

A woman of course is an expert in several selections and mind-changing one hundred twenty thousand times but a seamless jeans selection and purchase can save us a lot of time. If you will notice, there are some filters that will allow you to shop by size and sort by featured.

American Eagle Outfitters Jeans Guide

When I've made up my mind that I wanted the Mid-Rise Super Skinny, I just clicked on one of the photos on the screen above and took me to the page shown below. This page alone has pretty much all the information that you need. It gives you the fit info, their guarantee, and you can even compare the different types of fits based on your skinny selection. All of that without really leaving the page because all you have to do is click on the sidetabs.

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I really like the "Compare Fits" feature. It comes in handy to those who are looking to try out a new fit.

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On the same page, you can find all the wash types available for the style you selected.

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Just like any other online shopping, you just have to click on the particular image to make your selection and it will take you to the product page.

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Now, with all the features to make jeans shopping easy, it's still not error proof. Not on ae.com's side but on the customer's side. For example, I chose a size 4, when I'm normally a size 2. I don't know why I picked it when I was pretty sure I looked at the size guide. The best part though is if the size doesn't fit right or you'd like to exchange or return it for whatever reason, their return/exchange process is as easy as ordering. I ended up returning my jeans for a size exchange.

Overall though, I enjoyed how seamless the selection process is and even with the deepest of links, it's still easy to return to the Jeans Guide again. If you'd like to check it out, go to ae.com. With the Labor Day coming, they are offering a 25% OFF your purchase with code 952367P1. Happy shopping!

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Disclaimer: This is a "shopportunity" post where I was provided with a giftcard by AE through BPI to try out AE's Women's Jeans Guide online and purchase a pair of jeans. The opinions expressed herein are mine and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of AE and BPI  Thank you for supporting LynneGabriel.com sponsors. They make my blog possible.

Chartreusse and Fuchsia

 

Chartreusse Pleated Maxi Skirt

1. London Grace Boutique Cascading Tank | 2. London Grace Boutique Pleated Maxi Skirt | 3. Deb Shops Wedges (Sold out but check this and this) | 4. N'Side a Diva's Closet Earrings and Necklace Set | 5. Pretty in Pynk Bracelet, Sammy Wholesale Bracelet, Charming Charlie Initial Bracelet | 6. Like Dreams Shoulder Bag(All c/o)

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Last week, I did a color-blocking for my On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink styel post. However, this week, although not falling on Wednesday, I'm doing another color-blocking with another pink but this time with a chartreusse pleated maxi skirt. Both items from London Grace Boutique. These pieces are still both available. I know many of y'all are probably gearing up for fall but these pieces are great to have in your closet, even if you have to wear them next summer. Why? Because it's not always that you will find something that you love and still available next year. 

 

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Like Dreams Pink Shoulder Bag

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Floral Dreams

 

Floral Vintage-Inspired Swing Dress

1. Stop Staring! Vintage-Inspired Floral Dress | 2. Shop Image Clutch Bag | 3. Deb Shops Heels | 4. & 5. Dias Jewels Necklace and Earrings Set | 6. Fabulyss Coin Bracelet (All c/o)

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You have got to love this Stop Staring! swing dress! The big bold and colorful floral prints on a white canvas is just truly majestic. If you're like me and you need to feed your vintage soul with some feminine fashion delight, consider this dress! It may not be one for all seasons of the year but it's worth investing for more reasons than just one. The cut is classic and prints are just like no other. It really is something that you will enjoy for so many summers.

Even though it may look like it's just a special occasion dress, it's really not. The satin material may be it still seems fit with just going out with friends, family reunion or to have brunch. Dressing it down would mean wearing a pair of sandals or wedges. The only thing I'd wish it has is a more puffy bottoms. It tends to just lay flat which I guess will make it good for an ordinary day. Either way, it's a special dress and definitely worth checking out!

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Coin Bracelets

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On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink…Romper!

 

Neon Pink Romper

1. Blink Boutique Romper | 2. Deb Shops Shoulder Bag (Sold out, see pink and black) | 3. Miss GIgle Buns Turban Headband | 4. Christy Alexa Boutique Necklace | 5. AMI Clubwear Wedges (All c/o)

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What day is it, ladies and gentlemen? Yup, that's right! It's Wednesday and what do we do on Wednesdays? We wear pink! This time it's this neon pink romper from Blink Boutique! I think my favorite thing about this romper, other than its vibrant color is that crochet details. It's hard not to even be enticed by it. It's also not too short.

Going minimal with jewelries (meaning, I didn't have earrings and bracelets) is a bit new to me but with all the polka dots happening, I figured, I'll let them steal the show. This polka dot turban headband from Miss Giggle Buns is adorable and although it's very summery, she has other prints and styles that will be just great for fall. The statement necklace is enough to make a statement too because it's just beautiful. Unfortunately, it's sold out. But do contact her to see if she will have it re-stocked soon.

And guess what? The navy and white polka dots wedges I was wearing here are still available and on sale too for $19.99. Gotta love summer-end sales, right? Click on the direct link at the Outfit Recap section above.

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Polka Dot Wedges

 

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The Queen of Flowers

 

Floral Maxi Dress

1. Nicollette Dress via Nouveau Fabrics | 2. Madeleine Heels | 3. AMI Clubwear Handbag  | 4. Kendra Scott Earrings | 5. Christy Alexa Pearl Necklace | 6. Tanus Designs Bracelet (All c/o)

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I thought I had already found the perfect maxi dress for me until I received this floral off-the-shoulder one from Nouveau Fabrics. They aren't necessarily a retailer but a fabric supplier. They supply fabrics to brands like Nicollette, Wet Seal, Charlotte Russe, and Forever21. It is pretty sad that I won't be enjoying this dress for long but it sure will stay in my closet for the next few spring and summers to come. The material is very lightweight (it is chiffon) and thin but it has lining. I think it is awesome to know where those famous name brands get their fabric supply, isn't it? I'm sure that they would have not dealt business with Noveau Fabrics if they aren't reputable. If you like DIY or have your own clothing company, perhaps they are a good resource to check out.

As elegant as this dress is, I just gotta pair it with another pearl necklace. Now this time, these pearls are just faux pearls but they still look great with this dress and any dress. I got them from Christy Alexa Boutique. I don't think it's still available though.

Hope you like today's outfit as much as I do! xo

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Kendra Scotts

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Glossy Patented Bag

Madeleine Shoes

 

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My Fair Lady

 

Simple White Dress Outfit

1. CLUNY Dress | 2. Galian Boston Handbag (Also available in black, blue, tan, and taupe) | 3. JustFab Pumps | 4. Lolly Ella Gem Drop Earrings | 5. Pearl Lang Pearl Exotic Baroque Freshwater Pearl Necklace | 6. Pearl Lang Baroque Freshwater Pearl Bracelet  (All c/o)

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I realized I really haven't worn any whites all spring and summer long so I'm going to redeem myself! Thankfully, there came an opportunity to style this white dress from CLUNY. I have also come to realize that there are absolutely two things a woman must have in her closet: A simple white dress and some pearls!

This CLUNY structured white dress has some details in front which you can hardly see from the photos. It looks pretty basic and simple but that's the beauty of it – you can pretty much wear it for both work and play. Think blazer and pump for work while a denim vest or jean jacket and wedges for play.  You can even wear it to a wedding occasion. I was thinking of church when I put this together. I wanted to look like a fine, elegant woman. I mean why not?

I decided to accessorize with pops of radiant orchid and lavander. This Fall 2014 handbag from Galian in radiant orchid, which is the pantone color of 2014 in case you forgot, is the most gorgeous radiant orchid handbag you will ever have. It is classy and it's not over the top.

And nothing is more elegant than a set of real exotic baroque freshwater pearls from Pearl Lang. I tell you, they carry the most beautiful freshwater, Tahitian, akoya, and south sea water pearls. Now I'm not at all familiar with each of this type of pearls but the one I'm wearing in this outfit are freshwaters. It has gorgeous natural lavander color and it has high luster. When buying real pearls, you have to make sure you're buying from a trusted resource, especially online. I highly recommend Pearl Lang. Of course, I must admit that they are my sponsors but I wouldn't have dealt with them in the first place if I know they can't be trusted. If you're already shopping for Chrismas gifts, hit them up. You will also love their packaging. It's very classy.

 

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Pearl Lang Pearl Necklace

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Just Fab Gold and Nude Pumps

 

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Christmas in August

 

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1. Khromato Dress | 2. Spiegel Clutch | 3. Deb Shops Heels (Sold out but check out their other heels and pumps) | 4. Accessory Mercado Earrings  | 5. Olive & Piper Necklace | 6. Deb Shops Cuff Bracelet (All c/o)

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Red is such a sexy, lovely, and alluring color isn't it? Put that in a haltered skater dress and it's even sexier!  This red dress from Khromato, though a skater skirt, is very flattering. It could be the sheer halter cut or the full circle bottom that makes it flattering or even both. Whatever it is, it will just make you feel sexier than you already are. It comes with a ribbon belt with a rhinestone buckle but I honestly don't feel the buckle so I removed it.

Going red on red isn't such a bad thing either. Normally, for most women, they'd go nude, black, or gold in shoes but a moderate matchy-matchy is totally acceptable in fashion. Of course, it only makes perfect sense not to go all the way red when it comes to jewelries too or you might look like you're going to a Halloween costume party. Right?

If a special occasion is anywhere near in your calendar of events, think of this sexy red dress from Khromato. You can always change the belt to a gold skinny belt if you'd like.

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Crystal Statement Necklace

Gold Studded Clutch Bag

Red Ankle Strap Heels

 

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In The Middle of Greeneries

 

White Floral Slip Dress

1. Deb Shops Floral Slip Dress | 2. Deb Shops Satchel | 3. Deb Shops Gladiator Sandals | 4. Statement Junkie Earrings | 5. Statement Junkie Necklace | 6. Deb Shops Bracelet | In Addition: Deb Shops Bandeau Bra (All c/o)

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This girl has been living in slip dresses lately. I think I'm lovin' it more than maxis and skater dresses. That's not to say that I won't be wearing any of those anymore though.

I'm savoring the last few days of Summer and Summer fashion. I know that sooner than later, I'm gonna have to layer up. I'm hoping that summer days will be longer, in Houston at least, but we shall see.

This floral slip dress is from Deb Shops and I didn't realize till I got it that it's the white version of the black floral slip dress I wore in my Travel Style series. You can find it here. I also wore the same coral bandeau. Ha! Oh well, it's so comfy and feminine that's why I liked it. Come fall, you can still wear it. Just wear a leather jacket and a pair of booties. Accessorize with scarf and a boho bag. Voila! You got fall style with a summer dress.

When wearing a slip dress, I tend to lean more on using boho-style accessories or long necklaces versus the loud statement ones. Thus, I used my new leaf earrings and necklace from Statement Junkie. They are yet another online jewelry boutique that I suggest checking out. If you like boho jewelries though, I personally recommend the necklace I'm wearing here. Check it out! xo

 

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White Handbag

Flat Gladiator Sandals


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