‘Tis the Season…

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dress // sunglasses // necklace // heels // bag


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No matter how long I’ve been out of school (and it’s been a while), I still, without fail, get so excited about shopping for “back to school” / Fall clothes. I love my summery dresses + sandals, but there’s something so exciting about that “back to school” season… and shopping for Fall clothes. Boots, sweaters, more substantial pieces. This season, I have quite the shopping list – floaty maxi dresses in rich jewel-tone hues, destroyed (high-waisted) denim, and soft tees that are cut a bit longer. Enter American Eagle Outfitters – they have the absolute cutest stuff right now (at very affordable prices). I love when my friends think I’m wearing some expensive new designer and I can tell them I got it at AEO (as was the case with this maxi dress… it’s on sale for $30 right now!!)

Today I’ve styled two looks from American Eagle Outfitters… a floaty maxi dress, and a more casual look… jeans + a lace-up top.

Outfit #1 Details: American Eagle Outfitters Dress // Jimmy Choo Sandals // Mansur Gavriel Bag // BaubleBar Necklace // Krewe Julia Cateye Sunglases

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top // jeans // sunglasses // heels // clutch


Outfit #2 Details: American Eagle Outfitters Top + Destroyed High-Waisted Jeans // Manolo Blahnik Nude Patent Pumps // Clare V Leopard Clutch // Karen Walker Number One Sunglasses // Julie Vos Link Bracelet // Vita Fede Mini Titan Cuffs

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It’s funny… I had dinner with my friend Ali the other night. She was wearing the cutest off-the-shoulder crop top with a high-waisted wrap maxi skirt. I remarked with how much I loved her outfit and it turns out the whole thing was from AEO. I was excited to learn that I wasn’t the only one with an AEO obsession.

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Seriously though, go get this dress. It is so incredibly comfortable and so cute! I’ll be wearing it with tall boots once things cool off. If you aren’t into maxi-dresses, this shorter version is also super cute. Lastly, I also really love this maxi dress. The cut is very sixties, and it reminds me of something Megan Draper would have worn.

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I fell in love with this lace-up top the moment I put it on. It is so incredibly soft, it’s cut a bit long (and swingy), and the lace-up detail doesn’t go down too far. It was hard picking a favorite top… This swing tee is awesome (and comes in stripes)! I also fell hard for all of AEO’s kimonos (especially this one) and I love love love this off-the-shoulder bodysuit (I’ve never been a bodysuit girl but I like how easy it makes the whole “tucked-in” thing go…) as it is so cute with all my little skirts.

I paired it with these jeans which are just fantastic (and also a great price). I love the destroyed look but so many ripped jeans are low-rise, which I just don’t do. These are super comfy and come up nice and high.

For a limited time AEO jeans, pants & shorts are BOGO 50% off at AE.com! (Ends August 17th!)

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photography by Lydia Hudgens.

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  1. I adore those ripped jeans!

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  2. That is a lovely dress and the necklace on it is just perfect.

    My Small World

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  3. Loving how you styled both of these looks, lady! Have a lovely Thursday ahead!

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  4. caitlin leary:

    oh my gosh I LOVE both of these outfits. american eagle – who knew???

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  5. terri martin:

    You are just too cute!

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  6. Leah:

    Loving that dress. So gorgeous. I just ordered it myself! I really liked how you styled both looks.

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  7. Natali:

    Two top notch outfits, styled to perfection!! I’m loving your dress and tee, they’re such a great pieces which I’d love to wear too. 🙂


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  8. I especially love the dress on you. I love how you paired it with that funky necklace and the cognac bag. Love cognac accessories for summer.


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  9. Lindsay:

    Both of these outfits are amazing, and looks like something that could have come from a Nordstrom post (and would have cost quite a bit more from there!) You look gorgeous, and those jeans are perfect on you!

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  10. I love that these are all from AE! They look designer, seriously!

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  11. How do you like your bucket bag? Which leather is it? I’ve had my eye on one for a while. I ordered their saddle bag, but sent it back because I didn’t like the quality.


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  12. Lindsay B:

    I love those jeans!!! I don’t have any pants from AE and have to order online… How is the sizing???

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    • graceatwood:

      Sizing in denim is prety true to size though I’d say it runs slightly small like juniors sizing – I sized up in mine, am usually a 6 and got an 8 and they are perfect!

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  13. Betsy:

    I love both of these looks on you. A departure from your more feminine/girly looks, but I think both of these are fantastic.

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