MAPLE LEOPARD: Fashion Friday: End Of Summer Outfit Round Up

Friday, September 8, 2017

Fashion Friday: End Of Summer Outfit Round Up

Hey beauties, Happy Fashion Friday!

Fashion Friday: End of Summer Outfit Round Up

 September is an exciting month for all of us in the fashion industry. It is fashion extravaganza happening all over the globe. Several fashion weeks are taking place over the next few weeks.

 I 'm bummed I won't make it to fashion week in New York. It is happening now, I hope to go next time. Fortunately we have an amazing fashion week here Sept 20-24 : Bellevue Fashion Week.  Tickets are still available, but they do go fast. Stay tuned for coverage on my insta-stories and on the blog.




Fall is on the way, although it does not feel like it much here in WA! We are still basking in 80 degree temps. Although we do need a good rain to wash away yuck in the air from the raging wildfires. Extended summer is always a hit with  me. Although I do love wearing fall clothes, and the excitement of the switch up of trends for the next season.

Since it is the end of summer, I decided to share a roundup of  my favorite looks. These are ones I didn't get time to post earlier, July and August were crazy busy.. Also if you are into stocking up for the next season: this is the time to find amazing deals on shorts, tanks, sandals, and swimwear.

Fashion Friday: End of Summer Round Up

Fashion Friday: End of Summer Outfit Round UP


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I absolutely love this dress!  It's been ages since I owned a sheath dress, they are great for showing your curves. The  fabric on this one was so forgiving, nice and stretchy to hide any imperfections!

This dress is quite special, as I won it at a giveaway this summer when I was in L.A. for the Fierce 50  Blogger Meet Up. The designer was so gracious and kind to donate several dresses for the event. The Manna Dabholkar Collection is so beautiful and classy. I was so grateful she shared her amazing designs with us!

I styled the dress with peep toed mules and two different handbags. It's amazing how changing up your accessories produces a whole newvibe. I love DIY, and sewing when ever I get time. The orange floral bag I made for a friend, and used it for the shoot. It is one you can whip up in an hour, the pattern is available here.




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Who doesn't love a striped dress for summer?!? This one from Cotton On, is super comfortable and I am in love with cold shoulder sleeves! I think my closet is now on overload with cold shoulder.. ha!

Block heels also have been a favorite of mine this year, these mules had me at hello! Urban Oufitters had them on sale for steal of a deal. Both the dress and shoes were purchased on my travels to CA, the shopping there is always amazing,

Fashion Friday: End of Summer Outfit Round Up


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Rompers are a lot of fun for summer, and the print on this one is so cute. It works great for a transition piece for fall, just throw on a jean jacket when the temps drop.  I actually found it at
 Thrift Culture in  Bellevue Square. Check it out if you are in the area! 

I love that this boutique gives back to the local community: by donating 100 percent of the proceeds to children in need. The bag is also thrifted from Good will, and the block heels are from Marshalls. 

I hope you have fun weekend plans!  I am excited for tonight- The Shop Style Collective Team  is in town for Create and Cultivate, and I was invited to a meet up they are having downtown Seattle. I'm looking forward to some fun networking and meeting new friends!

Are you attending a fashion week this month or next? If so, please do share - I am excited to hear where!



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26 comments:

  1. Love this post Valerie! The blue dress photos really turned out awesome! Happy Friday!
    Peace!
    Cheryl
    http://www.northwestmountainliving.com

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    1. Thanks Cheryl...yes you did a nice job on the photos! Happy Monday to you@

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  2. Great outfits, Val!!
    That blue dress is so stunning--the color is so incredible on you!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Jodie girl...thanks to designer at the LA talk radio party who gave us the dresses for giveaways! Have a great Monday!

      xo

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  3. I am still holding onto summer! I still have a few piece that when I wear it, others will wonder if I am simply not ready for fall..lol. But great roundup of dresses. The striped dress is my fave.

    thrifting diva
    www.thriftingdiva.com

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    1. Me to Ayana, we only have about 2-4 months of Sunshine here, so I am never happy when summer leaves :( Thank you for stopping by!
      Valerie

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  4. What a lovely dress, the colour is perfect on you. x Nice to see your blog. x Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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    1. Thank you Jacqui for the kind words, I hope you have a lovely week!

      Valerie

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    1. Awe thank you Lilly, have a great Day!

      Valerie
      xo

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  6. Loving that color blue on you. I can see this dress worn in summer of fall paired with a pretty sweater

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    1. thank you Kathy..yes it would be a great one for fall as well! Just have to find the right sweater. Happy Fall to you!

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  7. Cute looks especially the striped dress.

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    1. Thank you Vivi, I hate to give up summer clothes!

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  8. So sad Summer is coming to an end. I love that blue dress!

    xx,
    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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    1. thank you so much Amanda...I so agree...I no like cold weather :/ have a great week!

      xo

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  9. Loving all your outfits! Such pretty dresses and cute accessories and shoes!

    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

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    1. thank you so much Edwige...so kind of you! Have an amazing weekend dear!

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  10. Hello Valerie: I discovered your blog over at Everything Just So link up, and wanted to say hello, and that I enjoy your sense of style. I also live in a rainy winter climate--near Portland, OR--and I will look forward to see some of your outfits for the rainy season. I have a hard time finding clothes that are cute and yet don't get destroyed in the rain! I also love that you are into fashion and also sew--very cool! I sew a bit as well--because I am short and petite, I often have to shorten hems and take in waists on clothing so it fits me. Thanks and have a lovely autumn day!

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    1. Awe thank You Athena, I love meeting other bloggers and especially ones from my area...I go to Portland sometimes..so I get the rainy weather thing ha! I always have challenges getting outfit pics in the winter as I don't like to do them inside! Have a lovely day I will check out your blog!

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  11. Some lovely styling here Valerie! The Blue dress looks amazing on and you have an enviable figure. I was ready to go to a couple of events for London fashion week today, but after yesterdays bombing I decided against travelling.
    Thank you so much for linking up and I hope to see you on Thursday again xx
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. Hi Sweet Vanity!!

      Thank you for the kind words...ha the dress hides the rolls...I have them! London fashion week sounds amazing and its so cool you live over there, I wanna go to Europe sooo bad but yes the terrorism is so scary and ruining travel for many! Take care lady!
      xo

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  12. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. You look stunning in the turquoise dress. The bag is a great finishing touch!

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    1. Awe Thanks Nicole you are so kind, I love your link up every week..I don't always have an outfit every week..but I still love to look! Thank you!
      xo
      Valerie

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  13. Great outfits! I love the bright blue sheath dress! Thanks for linking up :-)

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Hi Darling Emma,
      Thanks so much for stopping by and the nice words, have a lovely day!

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