pretty in pink

so it feels like summer is officially over. i went to happy hour yesterday evening and had to wear long sleeves and jeans because pittsburgh was so chilly! just a few short days ago it was in the 90s and i was still wearing tank tops and sandals. it sucks but it seems as though autumn isn't much of a season in pittsburgh. it goes from hot to cold and there isn't really an in between.

while i'll be sad to put the tanks and bandeaus in the back of my closet, i couldn't help but style a summer outfit one last time. bright colors, fun sunnies-- this outfit was perfect for the hot september temps. and the great thing about these pants is how transitional they are. if i throw them on with a slouchy sweater and some boots, i'll be set for a lovely autumn day. they will be the perfect pop of color in my fall wardrobe.


can you believe how fast september is flying by?! it's already halfway over! i have a very relaxing weekend in store full of lots of mad men on netflix, a bit of homework, and plenty of sleep! i'm excited because my first flag football game is tomorrow and i'm interested to see how it goes. besides running on the treadmill, i haven't played any sports since the beginning of high school! eeek. i'm afraid i'm going to be in for a rude awakening playing football with the boys, ha ha!

i'm usually not a fan of pink and black together, but for some reason this floral bandeau made me want to try it out. this striped tank is one of my faves. the buttons down the front and the little pocket are just too cute. i love pairing together different patterns, and stripes and floral make for a great combination (if i do say so myself).

i'm probably going to retire these sunnies til next summer, because the mint/pink combo doesn't really strike me as very "autumn-y" and i'll stick with my handy dandy maroon ones to beat the fall sunshine! i'm one of those people that literally never leaves the house without sunglasses. rain or shine, i just always prefer to wear them outdoors. is anyone else like that?

this summer was so amazing, and i'm so glad to have had this lovely little space on the internet to document it. blogging is such a good way to record all the fun adventures i've had and all of the interesting outfits i've worn along the way. i would encourage everyone to start a blog! not to make money, or get 1,000 instagram follows, but just for yourself. it's a great hobby and an inspiring community. i've enjoyed the few short months i've been doing it so far, and look forward to continue blogging in the future. thank you to everyone who has been keeping up with my journey along the way! i means a lot to me <3

happy end of summer everyone!


outfit details
pants: tj maxx
sandals: payless
bandeau: forever 21
jewelry: forever 21  


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  3. super cute outfit


  4. This is so cute! Lovely photos too!

  5. Nice bandeau.


  6. lovely <3
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  7. Aw really cute photos, it looks like you had so much fun! :) Lovely summery outfit, can't wait to see how you style the pants in an autumn look!

  8. Beautiful photos ! Lovin these pants!

    MARTA ♥

  9. Yep, I agree, you look really pretty Nikki :))

  10. Such a cute outfit <3 I adore your striped top !

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    a kiss

  12. I like your outfit :)

  13. I am welcoming autumn with open arms! you look lovely in black and pink, and this is a perfect "farewell Summer!" outfit.


  14. Cool, so fresh :p!


  15. Aw cute photos :) you should come to Australia where summer is only just beginning!! hehe :)

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  16. ah, so summery here! i love your pants!

    lindsey louise


  17. our mornings and evenings are so chilly! afternoons have been warm though. but so sad that summer is really going away!

  18. I love the colors of this outfit.