Now that the calendar says October(!), fall temperatures are around the corner. My budget is telling me not to stock up on too many cozy pieces, but that hasn’t stopped me from window shopping online browsing through the newest items at a local Philly store, United By Blue. (Hint: the Old City flagship also has an awesome coffee shop space.)
One of the coolest things about United By Blue is that they remove one pound of trash from oceans or waterways for every item sold. It makes investing in sustainable clothing even better. United By Blue’s whole aesthetic is perfect for nature lovers and explorers. That’s not necessarily me, but I still dig it.
I also love the inherent wearability in all of the clothes at United By Blue. The flannel shirt dress can be dressed up for work and dressed down for weekend brunch. The graphic pullover is ideal for a bagel run on a drizzly fall morning, and we all know I’m a sucker for cool graphic tees. I also firmly believe you can never have too many beanies (I actually own this UBB marled beanie in blue — it’s my warmest hat!). And do I even need to justify a cozy tunic sweater? I didn’t think so.
So shout out to United By Blue for making high-quality, stylish clothes with a mission. These are definitely classics that will find room in your wardrobe for years.
P.S. This post isn’t sponsored, but I wouldn’t hate if it was!
We’re in the middle of yet another heat wave here in Philly, because summer just won’t end without a fight. Getting dressed these days is both boring and annoying, so it’s time like this when I grab a swing dress. Swing dresses require minimal contact on the stickiest days, just the way I like it. (Also, a patterned swing dress makes life even easier!)
I love this geometric beaded necklace because it’s simple but still packs a punch of color. The woven bag compliments the shades of purple well, and straw bags are definitely trending. I’ve had this one for a few years, so it isn’t the ubiquitous circle straw bag that’s all over Instagram. No need to follow trends exactly!
To dress up this laid-back look, I added my favorite clogs. Super comfy, and I’m always a fan of the ’70s twist they add to my outfits.
Summer is all about dresses. They keep you cool and you don’t have to overthink things — key ingredients for a laid-back summer.
This black-and-white mixed print dress is one of my long-time favorites (last blogged here!). The palm print is on the trendy side, but the color scheme is classic. For a shopping trip to the suburbs, I dressed it up with heeled sandals (I love them, but I almost never have reason to wear them!) and my go-to tote.
Jewelry brand Kendra Scott was kind enough to contribute color bar gift cards for all Blog Connect attendees, so Melissa, Priyanka and I ventured to Ardmore to customize some accessories! I’ve never worn Kendra Scott pieces before, and I was pleasantly surprised with all their options! I choose these drop earrings in rose gold with peach-colored stones. Lately I’ve been gravitating more towards neutral jewelry, and I love that these are delicate but still have a twist to them.