Above the Plum Tree

Summer to Fall to Winter Outfit


It’s fall so I’m bemoaning the loss of my favorite summer outfits… but then my sister reminded me that I can keep my outfits with just a few changes to them for fall and winter.  By few changes she meant by the addition of jackets.  Seriously, it’s that easy, check it out!

It’s not just coats that can make the transition to fall; shoes are a great way to transition as well.  Let’s give a cheer for boot season appearance!  As soon as the leaves start to turn and get crunchy under my feet, I gleefully grab my boots and rock them with everything.  In the case of the skirt below, knee high boots, or over-the-knee boots would look a little forced.

For these, I’d change out the shirt or add a blazer as well as add tights for warmth.

Medium Shot of Nordstrom Skirt

Walking in Nordstrom Skirt

Skirt | Ruffle Tank (similar here) | Vintage Heels (I like these)

Another way to take an outfit from summer to fall is to change out your accessories such as your purse and perhaps add a scarf.  I usually run on the overly warm side, but I am rather obsessed with scarves.


Eyelash Fringe | Leopard Print | Midi Barrel Bag | Tassel Crossbody

As you can see, there are a number of way to keep your summer clothes but update them for fall and winter.  I love the idea of not having to put away clothing I love in boxes under the bed just because it’s getting colder outside.  I know I’ve spoken about wanting to do a capsule wardrobe, but the more I look into it, the less I like the idea.  According to capsule wardrobe instructions, I should pack away my summer tanks and put all the long sleeved ones in the closet.  Yet, I always run hot.  I’d much rather keep my summer tanks for the fall and winter, but throw on cute sweaters and blazers in case I get too hot and need to take them off so as to not get sick.

What do you all think?  Do you change out your wardrobe from summer to fall to winter?  Or do you use tricks like these to keep your wardrobe cold weather ready?  Let me know in the comments below!

Splurge or Steal for Fall – Dress Edition

While browsing through my email the other day I came across this dress that made me click the link on the email.  I rarely do that, but this dress was so different and pretty I had to do it. Then I saw the price – $495.00.  Well, that completely dashed my dreams of wearing that one.  It did get me thinking if I could find something similar for a cheaper price.  Read on to see the two Spurge and Steal dresses that I am salivating over for fall!



Fall “It” bags for Back-To-School

Fall-It-Bags-TitleWe’re hitting mid-August.  Some of the kids are starting school soon… I’m betting some of the mothers out there are getting excited to send them back, too!  This time of year always makes me happy.  Most people think the New Year is the time when everything is new, but I beg to differ!  I will always think that August/September is the start of a new year, even though I haven’t been back to school in years!  The excitement hits me when I see the set-ups for the notebooks, the clothing, and even the dorm accessories.  We’re going to do a bit of a series here on ATPT of our version of back-to-school necessities starting with handbags we love for fall.


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