Pattern Mixing with Leopard and Stripes

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Pattern mixing in the fall is one of my favorite things. And although it isn’t fall yet, I could not resist sharing this stripe and leopard combination with you a little early. Especially these leopard ankle booties. Of all patterns, stripes and leopard are one of the easiest to experiment with. Today is all about pattern mixing with leopard and stripes.

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Oversized Camel Cardigan

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Yesterday’s post was all about my color crush with rust for fall. But when it comes to a basic, go-to fall color combination, I will always gravitate towards camel and black. It’s an easy combination of two colors that fill my closet and I love the contrast of the two shades. This oversized camel cardigan will be a closet staple for the entire fall season.

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Burgundy Dress and Chambray Shirt

cabi burgundy dress outfit

One of my favorite ways to style a sleeveless dress for a different look is pairing it with a chambray shirt. Especially this time of year, a chambray shirt allows you to still mix a little summer into a fall look. The colors in this burgundy midi dress are so vibrant, I couldn’t wait until the temperatures cooled down to share it with you! Not to worry, I will be styling it again for fall. But in the meantime, this burgundy dress and chambray shirt make for the perfect summer to fall transitional look.

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Gingham Dress and Leather Jacket

gingham dress and leather jacket

Since seeing the faux leather jacket during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I’ve been dying to wear mine. My leather jacket was a purchase from a previous Anniversary Sale and it’s one of my favorite layers in the fall and winter. Last Saturday, there was a serious chill (and wind) in the air and an extra layer became a necessity. I paired this gingham dress and leather jacket together for an easy summer to fall transitional look that happened to be a little preppy and a little edgy.

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Ruffle Sleeve Top and Neck Scarf

cabi printed neckscarf

Another ruffle and a neck scarf makes it a pretty trendy Monday here on ABM. There is no denying my love for ruffles (see Thursday’s post) but neck scarves are a trend I have been interested in trying for a few months. When I first saw this silk scarf at cabi’s Blogger Day back in May, I knew it had to be part of my fall wardrobe. I’m looking forward to styling it with all the fall colors and textures in a few weeks, but I decided to go with a more weather appropriate styling in the meantime. This ruffle sleeve top and neck scarf is a great summer to fall transitional look.

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Lilac Ruffle Sleeve Cardigan

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I am sure you are starting to sense a common theme around here. Yes, I will confess. I have a ruffle problem. And the funniest thing is until last year, I never really liked them! Ruffles of the past, in my opinion, were over the top girly and often seemed overwhelming. Which I realize is ironic since this lilac ruffle sleeve cardigan has some pretty big sleeves.

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Bell Sleeve Top and Bib Necklace

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I’ve been on a real blue obsession lately (i.e. last week’s peplum dress). It’s not a color I’m usually attracted to, but I have found myself gravitating to it more and more. When I spotted this fleece top during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I obviously loved the sleeves and this peacock blue color. I knew it would be a great top to style throughout fall and when I saw the brand, I loved it even more. It is the same brand that makes the peplum top I wore the other week (see it in black here and in orange here) which is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. Add a fun necklace to complete the look, this bell sleeve top and bib necklace combo will be on repeat this fall.

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Four Fall Favorites on Sale

chambray dress fall outift

With the start of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in the books, it really has me ready for fall. After searching the sale up and down for the past week, it’s amazing how many pieces come back each year. These reoccurring pieces are typically clones from previous seasons, but sometimes they have a slightly different design. Today, I’m talking about four fall favorites on sale during this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

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