Ready For Fall

The oppressive heat and humidity has me screaming for fall. Fortunately we got a rare break in the 100+ degree heat thanks to a few consistent rain showers, and I desperately wanted to try out my new army vest from Zara. Army vest, where have you been all my life?

And, we all know how much I love vests.

Of course, it wouldn’t be me without a little sparkle.

I went back to Chuck at Michael Kemper salon to tweak the ombré hair he did for me two weeks earlier. We went a little darker on top to make the ombré more noticeable and I’m SO HAPPY with the results! I’ll admit, I did the ombré purely out of necessity, since I knew I wouldn’t be able to visit the hair salon as frequently now that I’m a busy resident, but now I love it so much I may be going back again to keep having this done! Efficiency fail.

Photos by my wonderful husband. Thanks HB!

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  • Chaz

    So cute, and I love your new ‘do! 🙂

  • Super cute outfit, that vest is to die for. I’m so ready for fall also, sick of the rain and heat in Florida.

  • You look fantastic! I too am sooooo ready for fall! I love how you’ve styled that fab army vest from Zara! Do they have a lot of great military inspired pieces in now? Military inspired pieces are definitely a trend I’m looking to rock this fall. Again, love the look and thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

    • Hey girl – I just picked up the Zara pieces this past weekend and yes they have several military inspired pieces! to die for!

  • so stylish and laid back! Love it! This is such a perfect fall look!

  • Ready For Fall: The oppressive heat and humidity has me screaming for fall. Fortunately we got a rare break in t…

  • Ready For Fall: The oppressive heat and humidity has me screaming for fall. Fortunately we got a rare break in t…

  • Love the look! And I am so ready for fall (and the fall fashion) as well!!

  • you look awesome!! i really need to add a utility vest to my wardrobe. and stat.

  • The darker hair looks SO pretty on you – I love it! And these layers are perfect for fall – I’m anxious for the cooler weather to come to NY too 🙂

    • Thank you so much Kimberly! That is so sweet of you to say!

  • You look gorgeous! It is such a flattering look on you 🙂
    xo, – Fashion Blog

  • I have a fishing vest that I wear similar to this. My daughter steals it and wears it with an off white lace dress. You will find this piece super versatile.

  • Love the outfit, with the splash of sparkle, of course and love the new hair! The little bit of darker looks so nice on you. Whitley

  • I love everything about this outfit! I need a vest like this asap! haha

  • Love this look! The Zara vest is soooo cute. I’ve slowly been getting ready for fall as well… cleaned out my wardrobe the other day, that’s the first step, right? 😉
    Anum Khan

  • So the consensus is in on the readiness for fall weather. Here too. Very cute vest.

  • Kristina, You look awesome. I love that army vest, very rugged. I can NOT wait for some cooler weather!! Houston needs it for the mosquitos!!! XX ~ E

    • Yes these mosquitos are killin’ me! And the West Nile is scary too!

  • I LOVE studs! The belt looks amazing – am looking out for options! Zara has some amazing ones this season but unfortunately they don’t do any other size except for 90. 🙁


  • amy

    Love the army vests! I just got one at ON and am eager to wear it!

  • Ah, I can totally see the difference in your hair! I like it!

  • Such great look – love all the layering going on and the little studded belt is so cute. Well done!

  • I did the whole Ombre thing to my hair a few months ago…so worth it! My hair grows SUPER fast, so not only did it save me money (not going to get my hair done as much) but I got tons of compliments on the coloring! Yours looks great as well!

    xo K

  • Great outfit, love the layers on top – perfect for Fall! Loving those jeans too, the flare is really lovely on them!

  • LOVE the wang bag with this look!!! Fabulous!!!FOLLOW each other????
    ****CHANEL handbag giveaway on*****

  • Love the gingham and this necklace is amazing!
    xo Peyton

  • Amy

    Love the vest with the gingham!!-amy

  • I’m so ready for the fall! I love the army vest, and I love the way you styled it!Meredith

  • hi Kristina! I just discovered your blog via Fashionably Average, and I am so genuinely in love with it! I have been reading through it and I just love how open and honest you are! I feel like we are best friends already! Your style is so cute. I especially love the hair!! I just did ombre as well, and I am thinking next time I might go lighter on the ends, but I agree…it is so nice to have such a low-maintenace hair color!!! Can’t wait to read what is to come! -your newest follower!

  • OMG, I HAVE to have that jacket from Zara!

  • absolutely love the ‘do and this outfit is so my style! Great mix of colors with the perfect pair of denim. Win!

  • That military jacket/vest is a total must-have on anyone’s Fall list Kristina….& you rock it!!

  • Fabulous look!

  • Love the military jacket with the feminine sparkly necklace :-)~Jessica

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  • You are rocking that look girl! Love the belt too.

  • I’ve been trying to think of a new hairstyle for a while (I’m a blonde), and thought that blondes couldn’t really do the ombre without looking like we had roots. Thank you so much for giving me something to pin for the future!
    I can’t wait to see more of your fall style…this post just gave me a handfull of ideas!

  • Love this looke! I can’t believe you wore layers already! i can barely wear pants yet.
    great blog!

  • I love the hair, it’s time for me to start thinking about going darker for fall too!

  • JOY

    hello do you love your wang bag? I don’t know if i should get the Rocco or the Rebeca Minkoff MAB. Any advice ?

  • like thiis

  • i like the bag its really nice ,and its a really nice combination.good job!!

  • very nice and classy look for fall! adore the colours!

  • I seriously need a vest like that!! x

  • Adorable looks!You looks so cool without any jewellery……thinking what if you wear some bridal jewellery!!!

  • Love this look!!!! The vest and gingh are amazing! Loving your make up too 🙂

  • You look fantastic with this rocker jacket!! plus the belt is making the look so much sleep n slim!! i love your styles so much that i keep coming back to older posts.. !!

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