Fall on Top, Summer on the Bottom

black strappy sandals Happy Monday, you guys! Jumping right in, I have to say the weather here in Ohio has been so incredibly back and forth! Just a few days ago I was wearing a sweater and jeans, and now the very thought makes me hot. In order to comfortably continue in this weird transition, I’ve been wearing fall-inspired tops (like this bell sleeve one), and summery sandals on the bottom. cute fall outfit  I purchased this bell sleeve top from Francesca’s right before coming to school, and there’s so many things to love about it! I’m not a huge fan of bell sleeves in general, but I made an exception for this one – as the color and back of the top are what drew me in. I’ve actually purchased several different items in this color… I just can’t get enough for the upcoming season!red francescas topred top for fallI used to shop at Francesca’s all the time when I was younger (in fact, I purchased my graduation dress from there!), but over the years I thought I outgrew them. I couldn’t be more wrong right now. Lately, they’ve been amazing! On my latest trip, I was able to score this bell sleeve beauty and a super cute sweater for going out. (Yes, I wear sweaters for going out lol). I’m all about affordability, and Francesca’s fits the bill.black zara heelsmini black crossbodyI think I’m particularly fond of this outfit because it can be worn on so many different occasions. I’d test it out at dinner or drinks with friends, and even on a date!

Have you guys stopped in there lately? If not, you definitely should!

Top: Francesca’s (very similar here and here) // Jeans: Gap // Sandals: Zara (similar)

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  1. 9.26.15
    Abby said:

    I love this bell sleeve top! The color is divine!!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

    • 9.27.15
      Lauren O. said:

      Thanks so much, Abby! I’ve already worn it several different times!

  2. 9.22.15
    Julianna said:

    I am obsessed with Francesca’s and even that is probably an understatement. This top looks amazing on you, gorgeous! I love your blog!

    xx Julianna
    IG @julianna_claire

    • 9.23.15
      Lauren O. said:

      Thank you! It’s seriously the best right now, and I really like that the pieces aren’t super expensive! And I absolutely love your blog too, and thanks for always stopping by! 🙂

  3. 9.22.15

    I really like the top. It’s definitely the perfect fall color. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

    • 9.23.15
      Lauren O. said:

      Thank you! I’m seriously buying so many pieces in this color, it’s sad haha!

  4. 9.22.15
    Tina said:

    I adore your top from the color to the bell sleeves!


    • 9.22.15
      Lauren O. said:

      Thank you! This is seriously one of my new favorite colors!

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