Pre-Fall Layers

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Even though it’s still in the 80’s here in North Carolina, I’ve already broken out some of my favorite fall pieces (no shame 😉 ). Since it doesn’t get properly cold here until late October/early November, lightweight layers are the way to go since the mornings and evenings are a bit chilly. Kimonos add the perfect amount of interest to a simple outfit while acting as an easy layering piece for the cooler parts of the day. I’ve always been a strong believer in the power of a kimono since it can take an outfit to another level just by throwing it over your shoulders. A chiffon kimono with floral or lace accents is the perfect outfit topper for the evening while a more textured fabric kimono creates depth and a little sumthin’ sumthin’ to whatever you’re wearing.

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My tiered knit dress is from fab’rik Raleigh and I knew I had to have it as soon as I saw it. It’s been such an easy throw-on piece for the summer and I love that it has a bit of a bohemian flare to it with the gathered tiers (plus it has pockets, major added bonus!). My purple and tan printed kimono is from one of my favorite places-TJ Maxx. I always end up getting into trouble whenever I stop in, and in this case I walked out with two kimonos for my fall wardrobe. I spotted this one on a coworker and within a week I had added it to my wardrobe too! I love how simple the print is and that it’s a mid-duster length which is perfect for putting over both dresses and jeans.

My brown huarache booties are by Jeffrey Campbell but are sadly not produced anymore. I had a SUPER lucky day at a local consignment shop and snagged these for $35 (originally around $200) and they were brand spankin’ new! They’re surprisingly comfortable and have quite an edgy-boho vibe to them. Under my dress is my go-to Aerie bobo lace plunge bralette and I have the sweetest little necklace on by Harper Made jewelry. We began carrying some of her pieces at fab’rik and I can honestly say that I am obsessed. At this point I own four necklaces and two pairs of earrings, but I’m sure I’ll be picking up more! Her jewelry is dainty with a bohemian touch, is gold plated and are all one of a kind. Be sure to check out her Instagram and her Etsy shop, you’re going to fall in love!

What are some of your favorite fall transitional pieces?

xx, Rachel

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Free People – Voile Trapeze Slip Women’s Sleeveless • Free People • $60.99–88

Free People – Asymmetrical Hem Slip Women’s Dress • Free People • $88

Anthropologie Aster Floral Kimono • Anthropologie • $69.95

Anthropologie Briley Velvet Floral Kimono • Anthropologie • $108

Aerie Boho Lace Halter Bralette • aerie • $15

As Is Sole Society Suede Cross-Strap Ankle Boots – Azure • Sole Society • $36.95

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