goodbye summer, hello september

Where has the summer gone???

I cannot believe it is already September and I can sadly write that I did not take one vacation in three whole months! Time most definitely flies. I was able to take some nice day trips this summer though, and on one of those trips went consignment store shopping with my mom in the East Bay.  I was able to snag some real jewels like this Equipment blouse for only thirty dollars and also my vintage Ferragamo purse. When I saw this beautiful bag, I knew immediately that this was a special piece--my eyes enlarged and my jaw dropped as I examined the bag and then its price tag. Forty dollars?

Yup, done and done. 

This summer I also discovered my new favorite brand: Frame Denim. I have purchased designer jeans in the past, but never have I paid the original price. I just couldn't justify the idea of spending 200+ on a pair of jeans. However, when I tried on this pair of distressed denim jeans, I knew that I needed to leave with them in my hands. I've already worn them enough this summer to know that my money was well spent. I also love the message behind this brand: the idea of bringing together heritage and quality to create a chic wardrobe essential. They are simply wonderful and extremely comfortable. 

Blouse: Equipment; Jeans: Frame Denim, Loft; Oxfords: Sam Edelman, Marshalls; Bag: Salvatore Ferragamo, vintage; Bracelets: Liquid Metal Jewelry