When It Doesn’t Feel Like Fall

Blogger Alicia Tenise styles the Petersyn Stripe Gabby Top and Mother Insider Crop Flare Denim

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Top: Petersyn (Solid Version Here) | Denim: Mother | Mules: Nordstrom | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Necklace: Taudrey | Earrings: Gorjana

You know what I never fully understood, especially since I started blogging? Why people are upset that we don’t have true fall weather on the first day of fall.

Maybe it’s because I grew up in the D.C. area, but guys: it stays kind of hot for a while, pretty much every year. I don’t think I’ve experienced an actual fall “crispness” until mid-October at the earliest. As much as I love rocking a good sweater, I’m really in no hurry to rush summer out of the door!

I wore this outfit at NYFW, and it was an excellent way to transition to another season (this would also be a good option for a winter to spring transition as well!) I love wearing mules on a hectic day, and this pair from Nordstrom is a super comfortable option! I lasted all day long in these mules (3 shows, 2 events, and one dinner!) and I was able to ride the subway and walk a few miles in these bad boys with no issue. I think I’m going to snag these mules in another color!

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  1. Kay R. wrote:

    Love the look! Totally something I would wear.

    Posted 9.25.17 Reply
  2. I love the mules and the shirt is adorable. It looks as if you are wrapped as a present.

    Posted 9.25.17 Reply
  3. I love this look, especially with the mules – SO CUTE! And I’m 100% one of those people who has a full on temper tantrum when it isn’t 60 degrees on September 23rd ? Guess that’s what growing up in New England did to me?

    xx Caroline

    Posted 9.25.17 Reply
  4. Ruthie Ridley wrote:

    Loving that top so much!!!

    Posted 9.25.17 Reply
  5. Girl I am LOOOOVING those mules!! Can Philadelphia pleasepleaseplease get her act together and cool down for us?????? KTHNX.

    Coming Up Roses

    Posted 9.25.17 Reply
  6. What a cute top!
    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

    Posted 9.25.17 Reply
  7. Lauren wrote:

    It is still so hot here in Toronto too!! Love that blouse too btw!


    Posted 9.25.17 Reply
  8. I love this outfit, girl! You look gorgeous!

    Posted 9.25.17 Reply
  9. Denay DeGuzman wrote:

    From head to toe you look stunning! I absolutely love that fabulous blouse. And those mules look so lovely – I want a pair for myself! 🙂

    Posted 9.25.17 Reply
  10. Mala wrote:

    Love your outfit. Fabulous.
    I usually avoid heels but those mules look very comfortable. I might just get a pair for myself 😀

    Posted 9.25.17 Reply
  11. Patricia Conte wrote:

    This is the post for me! Fall temps don’t really hit Phoenix for a while! I love this out fit, and it’s a perfect transitional look. You look great!

    Posted 9.26.17 Reply
  12. Mary Gui wrote:

    ahh i am obsessed with this blouse, the bow details on it are just too good!

    Posted 9.27.17 Reply
  13. TheHautemommie wrote:

    Having lived in DC for five years and being from California originally, I can certainly agree. Fall never really sets in until October! it’s crazy that everyone is up in arms over every year lol. But I can say as much as I love summer I cannot wait to bust out my boots and a good trench coat – autumn is the best for getting dressed!

    Leslie / @hautemommie / http://www.thehautemommie.com

    Posted 9.27.17 Reply