Holding On to Summer Style

Cathy Kelley © Caitee Smith Photography

If you know me at all, then you know I am alllllll about that floral romper life. It kills me a bit that summer is nearing it's end and I'm going to have to pack these babies up and put them in the closet till next year. And let's be honest, I'm probably going to stretch the summer wardrobe as long as socially acceptable because pieces like this Show Me Your Mumu violet floral romper are the clothes I want to live in. Add on a grey or tan suede jacket and boom! You're ready for fall.

But for now, my favorite pair of tan suede ankle boots from Splendid will suffice for that transition weather. Every year I've found myself ordering a new pair of Splendid booties because they look great, are good quality for the price point and they're pretty dang comfy. (If you plan on wearing thicker socks with them though, I'd order half a size up).

Since the romper has a lower neckline, I stacked two dainty gold necklaces. The first, being a staple of mine (that I got at Nordstrom yearrrrs ago, but I've linked a similar piece) because it's so simple with the three colorless jewels, it goes with pretty much everything! The second necklace was actually given to me by a friend when I moved from LA to the east coast. It's a mini Giving Key's necklace, engraved with the word 'dream.' Many many moons ago I interviewed the creator of the Giving Keys on my podcast at Afterbuzz TV and if you don't know anything about the company, they have a really cool story. The message behind all of their necklaces and jewelry is to pay it forward. The thought was to give a key to a friend, engraved with a word they needed to hear, whether it's 'strength,' 'faith,' or 'peace.' The key serves as a reminder whenever you wear it, of what you're working for in life, and once you meet someone who needs that message more than you do, you pass it onto them. In addition, the Giving Keys began employing individuals affected by homelessness and aims to help them transition out. All around great company!

Cathy Kelley © Caitee Smith Photography

I'll try to dig up the interview for you guys, bur in the mean time, I also posted the story behind my necklace on Instagram, if you want to check it out!

What I'm wearing

Romper: Show Me Your Mumu Riviera Romper (and it's on sale now! Score!)

Boots: similar Splendid Tan Suede Booties

Necklaces: Giving Key's Mini Key & Jules Smith Arya Choker

Earrings: Gorjana 'Taner' Mini Hoops

Ring: Boho Silver Armor Ring

If you guys want a post about my favorite jackets and weather transition pieces, lemme know on Twitter! Shoutout to CaiteeSmith Photography for the awesome photos in this post! xx Cathy

Cathy Kelley © Caitee Smith Photography

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