5 Sleeve Styles For Fall

Nordstrom Giveaway | @maevestier

As much as I hate to admit it... Summer will be coming to a close soon. The seasonal transition brings with it an awkward in-between period, so I've picked out five under $100 sleeve styles I'm loving that will carry you stylishly into the cooler temps. 
And, just in case you'd like to shop these Nordstrom styles for free, I'm doing a little giveaway...

$800 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway

To kick off our last month of Summer, I've teamed up with a group of bloggers to give you
a chance to win an $800 Nordstrom Gift Card!

To enter: complete the steps in the rafflecopter below. The more steps you complete,
the more entries you receive, and the better your chance at winning!
This giveaway runs until Tuesday, August 28th at 12am PST

Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!
*this giveaway is in no way sponsored by Nordstrom.

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I promise to be seriously jealous of whoever wins. After you enter. check out my favorite sleeve styles for fall below (you could literally get all of these and more if you win the giveaway!).

Happy shopping!

Floral Blooms Ruched Sleeve Blouse

Ruched Sleeve

Florals and a chic statement sleeve? Sign me up.

Dot Print Tie Sleeve Crop Topshop

Tie Sleeve

I can't say no to a cute tie detail.

White Indio Tie Front Top

Balloon Sleeve

These voluminous sleeves give this otherwise normal button down a little more drama.

Tie Front Flutter Sleeve Top

Flutter Sleeve

Both effortless and girly. I especially love the slimming effect of a flutter sleeve.

Eyelet Ruffle Top

Ruffle Sleeve

A little ruffle never hurt nobody. How cute are these eyelet details?

For The Love Of Jumpsuits

Pink Tibi Jumpsuit | @maevestier

Jumpsuit | Bag | Earrings c/o Baublebar | Shoes

What is it that makes me love jumpsuits so much? Is it just the fact that it's basically a dress but with pants? I'm not sure - but what I do know is that it can be a struggle to find one that works with my 5'9" frame. I can feel absolutely horrible in a poorly-fitting jumpsuit, but give me one with the perfect proportions and I feel like can take on the world.
This particular piece from Tibi really hits the nail on the head. It's not completely body-con top to bottom, but it also doesn't lack any definition. The ruffled hemline and waist-cinching tie sash make for very pretty details - and don't even get me started on that COLOR.

Boston Blogger | @maevestier
All Pink Outfit | @maevestier
Pink Jumpsuit Outfit | @maevestier

Photos by Nicollette Petersen.

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Head Over Heels

Patterned Midi Skirt | @maevestier

Top c/o Alice & Olivia | Skirt c/o & Other Stories | Bag | Shoes c/o M.Gemi (use code "MAEVES40" for $40 off!) | Earrings c/o Baublebar

At the end of July, I attended a little launch party for M.Gemi, an Italian shoe company I'd been stalking on Instagram for the past year. This is actually the exact top and skirt I wore to the event, and while I was there I discovered these gorgeous kitten heels: two-toned, comfortable, and with the chicest little bow detail. They work so well with this colorful patterned midi-skirt and ruffled top, but I also threw them on with ripped jeans to grab coffee yesterday morning and really loved the combination.
Thanks to M.Gemi, for offering my audience $40 off any purchase! Use the code "MAEVES40"

Blogger Summer Outfit | @maevestier
& Other Stories Floral Skirt | @maevestier
M.Gemi Lasso Heels | @maevestier

Photos by Nicollette Petersen.

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Instagram Decides My Day

Flowers & Floral Prints | @maevestier

A few weeks ago, I let Instagram decide my day.

I posted several polls on my Instagram Stories and had YOU vote on what I should do with my day. I would post two options on a poll, give about 10-20 minutes for people to vote, and then do whatever the winning option (at the time) was. As someone who loves to plan, it was a little bizarre for me to not know where I was going for breakfast or what my coffee order would be - but it ended up being a really fun morning (and something that I might do again). 
Scroll down to follow along with my day!

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WHAT TO WEAR: Top & Pants or Dress?

Top & Pants
This Or That?
Patterned Dress

YOU CHOSE: Top & Pants
For an 85-degree day in Boston, I gave you two easy & lightweight outfit options that have never been on the blog before. Thanks to your votes, I ended up getting compliments on my pants for the rest of the day.
(Shop my pants here & top here)

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WHERE TO GO FOR BREAKFAST: Tatte or Mother Juice?

Mother Juice Boston | @maevestier

YOU CHOSE: Mother Juice
Next up: breakfast! I gave you the choice between two local Back Bay spots: Tatte (bakery/cafe + coffee) or Mother Juice (Smoothie/juice spot). After 20 minutes, the votes were in Mother Juice's favor, so I headed over to to grab a smoothie bowl. Unfortunately, by the end of the day, the votes have flipped to Tatte's favor - but I wasn't going to wait too long to eat breakfast!

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COFFEE ORDER: Iced Vanilla Latte or Iced Chai Latte?

Pavement Coffee Newbury | @maevestier

YOU CHOSE: Iced Vanilla Latte (my fave!)
I need my caffeine in the morning, so after breakfast I went in search of coffee. My go-to order tends to be an iced vanilla latte, but I have a newfound appreciation for iced chai lattes, so I made that an option as well.

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WHERE TO SHOP: Reformation or TJMaxx?

Reformation Boston | @maevestier

YOU CHOSE: Reformation
Back Bay is filled with retail stores, so next up I wanted to go do a little shopping. There's a gorgeous new Reformation store that just opened a few months ago (so my style), and down the street there's also a large TJMaxx where I usually pick up some pretty great finds. I told you that I'd put together a few looks at whichever spot you chose. Thanks to you, I ended up finding some really cute new arrivals at Reformation (which you may end up seeing in upcoming posts!).

Reformation Boston | @maevestier
Reformation Boston | @maevestier
Reformation Boston | @maevestier

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WHERE TO TAKE A PHOTO: Umbrella Patio or Flowerpot Steps?

Newbury Street, Boston | @maevestier
Newbury Street Boston | @maevestier

YOU CHOSE: Flowerpot steps
I spent the morning with my friend and photographer, Nicollette, who shot photos along the way during the day. For an outfit shot, I found two great locations - a storefront patio with the cutest striped umbrella and a set of residential stairs that were filled with flowerpots (which seriously matched my pants). If you've been keeping up with me on Instagram, you will have seen the resulting photo photo in my feed!

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In case you missed it: you can still watch my IG stories from my "Instagram Decides My Day" on my highlights here!

Most photos by Nicollette Petersen.

 

Rainy Day Brunch

Boston Bloggers | @maevestier

Top (similar here & here) | Shorts (similar) | Shoes | Bag | Umbrella | Also pictured: @AbbyMatses

There's no raining on our parade - and I mean that pretty literally. Rain or shine, I still wanted to wear something cute to a brunch at Citrus & Salt with a few fellow Boston-based creatives. We drank sorbet mimosas (yes, that's a thing), took far too many photos of our food before eating (my friend @Kiraamaa is an expert), and then braved the rain for a few shots outside with our umbrellas. When you blog, you don't really have co-workers (as you normally would in a work environment), so it's really nice to get the chance to spend time with fellow bloggers and feel like part of a community.

Blogger Friends | @maevestier
Summer Outfit | @maevestier
Citrus & Salt Boston | @maevestier
Blogger Friends | @maevestier

Photos by Nicollette Petersen.

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