Everyday Outfits- September

It's about that time again, here are some of the outfits I have worn throughout September. This is how I have been dressing during this "fall, but still feels like summer" weather. And by that I mean, I have just been sticking to some of my favorite summer items...and in case you missed them, here are my everyday outfits from July and August!

9/1- work

9/2- dinner and football

9/4- coffee shop

9/9- beer festival

 9/17- church and brunch

Dress | Wedges | Bag | Earrings

9/20- barre class

Workout top | Printed leggings | Nikes (kid's size, adult size)

 9/25- work

Top c/o | Skirt | Heels

9/26- work

Similar shirt | Necklace c/o | Pants (old print) | Very similar heels

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Striped Workout Top + My Workout Routine

Photos by Deeana Kourtney Photography

J. Crew workout top (on sale!) | Similar leggings | Nikes (kid's size, adult size)

Last October, I got back into exercising by taking one barre class a week. I never would have thought that I would end up working out about 5 days a week by the following September. But, that's what happened! A few weeks ago, I even took my 100th class! I used to be in ballet classes and rehearsals 6 or 7 days a week from my middle school through college years, so I really don't know why I am so surprised. I have done a post about some of the barre classes I had been going to back in February. But since then, in a typical week I now go to: 2 or 3 barre classes, a ballet class, and an aerial class. And on days that I don't have a class scheduled, I do some barre or ballet exercises in my apartment gym. There are also a lot of community yoga classes going on around Charlotte, and I was going to those pretty often throughout the summer.

This mix of barre, aerial, ballet, and yoga has become a lot of fun! I still use ClassPass for most of my classes. But I now have some separate memberships for ballet, one of the barre studios, and pay per class for yoga. I also have been doing the video classes on ClassPass, that are included with a membership. I have a few post ideas for some more fitness content, that will hopefully be coming soon. But it will probably just start off with more activewear outfits, and some of my favorite places to shop for them. However, I feel like I need more time for some of my other ideas before I can post about them. Such as how I have been trying to eat healthier (even though I sort of have the diet of a child), some of my favorite workout videos and playlists, and some more info about the classes I take! There seems to already be some interest on these topics from my Twitter. But let me know if there is anything fitness-related you would like to read!

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Ruffle Flounce Dress

Photos by Deeana Kourtney Photography

Loft dress | Sugarfix Baublebar for Target necklace c/o | Sam Edelman heels | Lauren Ralph Lauren bag c/o | Prada sunglasses

Say hello to my new favorite work dress! I found this dress on clearance at Loft for $30, and I love the girly ruffle details on the sleeves and the drop-waist hem. I got quite a few compliments on it the first time I wore it to work. It is so versatile for different shoes, accessories, and bags. As great as it is for summer/early fall, I think I may even add a jacket, tights, and ankle booties to wear it as it gets colder. I also had a lot of fun taking these photos on the Rail Trail in the Southend area of Charlotte. There are a few of these colorful carpet murals, that make for a great photo backdrop. Although it was a little awkward because it was a little crowded with people running, biking, and walking their dogs!

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Pantone Fall Colors for 2017: Grenadine and Tawny Port

Sweater | Striped tee | Statement necklace | Jumpsuit | Gingham dress

Tawny Port
Block heels | Tote bag | Statement earrings | Fur vest | Wool skirt

If you have been reading my blog for at least a year, you may remember I did a series of posts for the Pantone Fall Colors for 2016. And now, it's that time of year again! I'll be sharing some of my picks in these trending colors. I'm personally not a huge fan of fall colors. I may also still be bitter that I recently put away all of my seersucker. So this post series may be more for myself than anyone else...anyway these first two colors are Grenadine and Tawny Port. And I'm a big fan of both of them! I ended up buying a lot in the Tawny Port color last year, and I don't see that stopping anytime soon. I think these colors are both great compliments to navy and gray!

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Delphine Dress

Photos by Deeana Kourtney Photography

Lilly Pulitzer dress (really similar style here) | Similar pumps here, here, and here | Baublebar for Target earrings c/o | Lauren Ralph Lauren bag c/o | Prada sunglasses

If you missed this post, I styled one of my Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale dresses. And today, I'm sharing the other one! I tend to stick the same few favorite styles for Lilly Pulitzer items, but I thought I would try something different with this dress. And I love it! I've worn it on a Sunday for church, brunch, and shopping. And again to work, and I've gotten so many compliments on it! As with most Lilly items, I think the print is so fun but not quite as bright as some of my other similar ones. I have also tried wearing it belted, and I really like to have that option as well. And thanks to the long sleeves, I can see myself wearing it pretty far into fall here in Charlotte!

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Gingham Dress

Photos by Deeana Kourtney Photography

Brandy Melville dress from Nordstrom | Charming Charlie earrings c/o | Similar bag (mine is c/o Charming Charlie) | DSW heeled sandals | Prada sunglasses

I really didn't need another gingham item of clothing...but here I am with this gingham mini dress! I have never been much of a Brandy Melville fan until I noticed their new section at my local Nordstrom. I think it is an in-store only collection, but it is very patriotic and has some more classic styles that I really like! I didn't have anything against the brand before (although I don't really get why a lot of their pieces are "one size fits all"), I just haven't ever thought of them to fit my style before. But this dress is so comfortable, and of course I can't say no to the gingham print! I wore this dressed down a little bit with flat sandals and simpler jewelry to a beer festival in Charlotte last weekend. I thought it was perfect for the occasion, and it's great to just throw on for many end of summer events!

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