Top Five Summer Favorites

The Challenge
Here we are in the first week of September, so I thought I'd take a look back at spring/summer purchases and share which have been the top favorites for wearability and make me feel like a "10" (on a 1-10 scale).

The Details
1) Top Splurge
Shoes - Paul Green.  I was determined to get a lot of use out of them because of the price point.  Little did I realize just how well they'd go with everything, from jeans to lace!  You've seen them here:

Linen Jacket Transition Summer to Fall
Fierce Summer Neutrals
NAS Purchases and Compliment

These were purchased for my husband's company party, so I had the "go ahead" on budget.

White Masquerade Party

2) Top Cardigan(s)
For number of times worn, I'm calling it a tie between my Madewell blush cardigan and Eileen Fisher cowl neck cardigan(s), both purple and red, purchased on eBay.

Seen here:
What to Wear for Air Travel
Weekend Getaway Wardrobe Winners and Losers
Defining Your Style Before and Afters
Style Imitating Art-Instagram

3) Top Top (spring)
Anthropologie eyelet popover.  This proved to be so versatile.  The color and details had me at the beginning.  I didn't realize how much I would wear it--with white jeans, with various skirts--Bam!  Instant elevated look!  Seen:

Eyelet Top & Tiered Skirt
Instagram with white jeans

4) Top Jeans
The clear overall winner are my white Kut from the Kloth jeans.  These were worn several times a week for the Fierce Fashion about-town look.  Seen:

Define Your Style Before and Afters
My Purchases from NAS and a Compliment
What to Wear with a Peasant Top

Honorable mention blue jeans:  CAbi and American Vintage

5) Top Impulse Buy
Distressed floral jeans--initially purchased to make into cutoff shorts, proved to be an unexpected fun addition to my wardrobe!  Seen:

Weekend Getaway Winners and Losers
What to Pack for a Summer Weekend Getaway

6) Bonus Top Sit-Com to Binge (re-)Watch on Netflix:

So, what were your summer favorites?

Stay Fierce, Kim

Linking with:  Welcome to the Weekend Blog Hop, On the Edge of the Week, Fashion Should be Fun, Start the Week Stylish, Creative Monday's Blog Hop, How I Summer, Visible Monday, Style with a Smile, Shoe and Tell Fashion Link Up, Nancy's Fashion Style


  1. What a great idea for a post Kim! I really love your style my friend! This is making me think I need to look back at my purchases and learn from them. Maybe I should start keeping track of what I buy and when I wear it. We need a shopping date!

    1. Thanks, so much! I get frustrated with myself if an item doesn't get worn enough. Those EF cardigans were quite a surprise!

  2. Lovely post Kim! Your pink cardi is gorgeous xx Maria

    1. Thanks for your kind words, Maria. You're always so elegant looking I'm happy if you can enjoy a bit of southern US looks.

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