Labor Day Must Haves

labor day

I have a love/ hate relationship with Labor Day. I love having a three-day weekend in the warm weather, but I hate that it means that summer is ending. But now that I am back in Reno, I am reminded of all of the great things there are to do around town during the long weekend. There is the Rib Cookoff, the first college football game of the year, cookouts, trips to Tahoe and more. I am pretty excited about the long weekend ahead and even more excited about all the exciting things to come next week. Cough, launch of the Southwest Blog Society, cough. I hope that you have a great long weekend and pack as much as you can in to the last few days of summer before it ends, unofficially of course.

Fall Transition

leather jacket, fall transition pieces, fashion blog

leather jacket, fall transition pieces, style blog, booties

leather jacket, shorts, kate spade crossbody bag

leather jacket, fall transition pieces, fashion blog, ray-ban

kate spade purse, leather jacket, scarf, fashion blog

leather jacket, fall transition pieces, fashion blog
Top: Target  Jacket: J.Crew on sale version here  Scarf: The Limited  old, but love this one Shorts: Lauren Conrad  Shoes: Shoedazzle similar here  Bag: Kate Spade  Bracelets: Stella and Dot similar here and J.Crew similar here  Sunglasses: Ray-Ban  Toe Color: Essie Play Date  Ring: Kate Spade

With Labor Day just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about transitioning to fall clothing (yay!) and starting to put the summer clothes back in the closet until next year. One of my favorite pieces of clothing for the cooler months is my J.Crew leather jacket so it should come as no surprise that it's the first thing I am pulling out this year. It is such a great staple for transitioning as it is great for layering and warmth during those cooler nights. A leather jacket and a light scarf scream fall to me and I can't wait to keep wearing this combo as we head into September and October. 


Linking up with Tara today.


Vine Vera Skincare Products






When Vine Vera first reached out to me to try some of their products I was a little skeptical-- I mean, skin care products made out of wine? This was either going to be a disaster or the best of all worlds. Wine that makes my skin smoother? I knew I had to try it out immediately. I wasn't sure which products to try but for some reason the Cabernet collection jumped out at me. 

In the collection, I tested the Vine Vera Resveratrol Cabernet High-Potency Cream, High- Potency Serum and the High-Potency Cellular Peel. To be honest with you, I didn't love the peel. I am not a huge fan of peels but this left my skin feeling very tender and bright red (which I am pretty sure happens with most peels but I didn't really like that feeling, ya know?) but I can say that the cream and serum left my skin feeling amazingly soft. 

I haven't noticed any other drastic changes at this point, but I have only been using the products for a week at this point. Perhaps down the road I will see a bigger difference, but for now, having super soft skin is quite alright with me. See what others think about the products here and check them out on Twitter here.

*Please note: all Vine Vera products were gifted to me but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

How to Dress up Loungewear

Brandy Melville sweatshirt, Ann Taylor yellow jeans

Brandy Melville sweatshirt, Ann Taylor yellow jeans, Shoemint

Brandy Melville sweatshirt, Ann Taylor yellow jeans, fashion blog

Brandy Melville sweatshirt, Ann Taylor yellow jeans, style blog

yellow jeans, nevada fashion blogger

Brandy Melville sweatshirt, Ann Taylor yellow jeans
Top: Brandy Melville love this one  Pants: Ann Taylor  Shoes: Shoemint  Watch: c/o The Watch Company  Bracelet: vintage similar here  Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Oh look, a sweatshirt. I never wear those. This seems to be my go-to these days, especially because I've been blasting my AC at home. When we were in San Francisco this past weekend, I ran into a store (in between bar hopping with my friends) to see if I could do some damage to my credit card in under ten minutes. Success. I found myself in Brandy Melville and fell in love with just about everything in the store. Including this sweatshirt. It is a "one size fits all" and it is incredibly comfortable. I have even considered sleeping in it. I love finding new stores to shop in.

But, we all know that wearing a sweatshirt out isn't the fanciest of outfits, right? So, I decided to pair this heavenly top with a pair of bright jeans and some chunky heels. I think that these shoes look great with dressed down pieces and really help dress up an outfit. Plus, wearing a sweatshirt out of the house and still looking pulled together is my new favorite thing.