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Looking Ahead with W By Worth

Elevated Staples to Transition You Effortlessly in Style
August 24, 2016

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I know I’ve chatted a bit already about this transitional weird-weather time of year (one day it’s summer, the next it’s fall), but when getting dressed #thestruggleisreal!  However, before you go ordering all sorts of pieces that will have a short-lived stay in your closet, consider investing in a few key items that will carry you through not only this transitional time, but also the next few seasons…no matter what the forecast has in mind. 

For those of you new to the blog, here’s where I let you in on a little secret about two of my favorite brands: Worth New York and its sister W by Worth.  I was introduced to both earlier this year (seen here, here and here), and have become a season regular.  Each of their collections showcase wardrobe staples that can be worn now AND later, truly transcending seasons (and trends for that matter) with top-notch quality.

For today I specifically decided on each W By Worth item because I could see myself wearing them now and well into winter.  I just adore this grey pleated skirt with its not too long, not too short lengths, paired with my beloved over-the-knee boots (similar here).  For the now the skirt would look great with pumps or sandals, and then with booties and tights in later months. Up top I chose their suiting collar sleeveless blouse and classic black cardigan.  Staying on theme, I’m able to wear the sleeveless top alone now, but plan to pair it with a suit coat or under a sweater once the temps drop.  And speaking of black cardigans, I’m a firm believer that everyone should own one.  This one is lightweight, comfortable and incredibly versatile.  

So that’s it; with one simple outfit in one of my favorite color palettes (black and white) I’m ready for whatever this whacky weather has in store.  Tell me friends, are you finding this transitional time as trying as me? Truly, MKR

Photography, Kathryn McCrary for Waiting on Martha  |  This post is in collaboration with W by Worth, a brand we love and adore.  All opinions are 100% our own. 

AS PICTURED: SKIRT | BOOTS (SOLD OUT, SIMILAR HERE and HERE) | TOP | CARDIGAN | SUNGLASSES (SIMILAR HERE and HERE

Transition With These 11 Fall Wedges & Mules

A Roundup of Your Next Go-To Shoes (During The Weird Transition Months)
August 14, 2016

Knowing that the final weeks of summer will be gone before I know it, I’m starting to linger a little longer in the shoe section.  I personally love love love summer, but there IS something about shopping for fall (especially the shoes) that gets me too. (It sounds like all of you are excited about it too, by the comments in our Zac Zac Posen handbag giveaway!)  In the South, warm temps usually carry us through mid-October, which causes all to wonder how the heck to transition seasons comfortably!  Hence why I’ve been bookmarking a lot of fall wedges and mules this week; these shoes have a little more material to them and can be worn during this weird transition time between seasons.  I know that I still have a few months before I go full-in on a pair of booties, and I don’t want to show up to happy hour or a tailgate in the same beachy sandals I’ve been wearing all summer.

So in the slideshow above, I’ve rounded up 11 fall wedges and mules that will see you through the next few months in style.  I personally just picked up this pair and this pair (under $100!), and can’t wait to wear them (even if I’ll be sad to see summer go).  Cheers, Kat

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'Avery' Crisscross Block Heel Sandal

'Avery' Crisscross Block Heel Sandal

MKR recently introduced us to these sandals in the most beautiful burgundy hue that just screams fall.

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VIA NORDSTROM
'Drea' Peep Toe Leather Sandal

'Drea' Peep Toe Leather Sandal

These peep toe sandals feature nice lace-up detailing, and come in nude, brown and black. (Bonus: they're under $100!)

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VIA NORDSTROM
'Karissa Shield' Sandal

'Karissa Shield' Sandal

When you buy a pair of Fryes, you know you'll have them for years to come. These sandals are the perfect transitional shoe with the slingback shape and thick heel.

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VIA NORDSTROM
'Amina' Woven Sandal

'Amina' Woven Sandal

The woven details on this sandal won't look out of place with your white jeans and crop top, nor with your dark jeans and leather jacket! They're available in black, olive, saddle and taupe (pictured).

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VIA NORDSTROM
'Katleen' Peep Toe Bootie

'Katleen' Peep Toe Bootie

If you're just itching to get the boots and booties out, this one's for you. The open ankle and peep toe will be less constricting than a true bootie, helping you ease into fall weather.

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VIA NORDSTROM
'Karissa' Open Toe Mule

'Karissa' Open Toe Mule

With a nod to the hot 70's revival trend, these mules are the epitome of transitional shoe. And again, since they're Frye, they'll last forever.

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VIA NORDSTROM
Volatile Michelle Ankle Boot

Volatile Michelle Ankle Boot

Though made from vegan leather, these booties would fool you otherwise with their sleek shape (and they're under $100!). They're available in black and taupe.

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VIA ZAPPOS
Clementine Suede Chunky-Heel Mule Sandal

Clementine Suede Chunky-Heel Mule Sandal

Sure to be a go-to for the next few months, these suede mules are just as comfortable as they are stunning.

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VIA NEIMAN MARCUS
Miz Mooz Sandrine

Miz Mooz Sandrine

Another great slingback wedge bootie, the Sandrine comes in brown and black for optimal fall wear.

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VIA ZAPPOS
Cordelia Lace-Up Open-Toe Chunky-Heel Bootie

Cordelia Lace-Up Open-Toe Chunky-Heel Bootie

These booties, with their lace-up ties and chunky heel, are perfect for the fashionista to ease into fall.

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VIA NEIMAN MARCUS
Galia Studded Strappy Sandal

Galia Studded Strappy Sandal

If you're stretching summer for all its worth, you can still get a few good weeks out of these beautiful sandals (and you'll love having them in your closet come resort season and next summer too!). This pair will prove to be very versatile when paired with jeans.

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VIA NEIMAN MARCUS

Featured image, Vogue by Christina Ladwig

Fall Transition + A Zac Zac Posen HandBag Giveaway

Already Dreaming About Fall with Finds from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, Plus a Major Giveaway!
August 3, 2016

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I know, I know the last thing you want to hear about is fall.  I mean it’s been so hot here in the A.  I mean so hot. BUT I can’t help it, I’ve been hit with the hurry-up-and-get-here-fall-bug.  It all started very innocently last week when the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale kicked off.  It really is one of the best sales of the season and it had me filling my cart with all things fall before I could even remember that it was 95+ degrees out.  I mean yes it’s hot, but fall really is just around the corner so better get the getting while the gettings good right?!

My thoughts exactly that’s why I ended up scoring these killer frayed-edge jeans and burgundy block heels at $100 off.  I love how the jeans are cut to give just enough of a view of the sandals and the bordeaux suede just screams fall!  I also finally caved and bought the sunnies I’ve been dying to have, a fedora I’ve been coveting, and a pair of classic Rag & Bone booties!  Though word to the wise, there’s a chance some items in your cart won’t make it to you…I was so disappointed to have three items cancelled (this vest, these jeans, and this blouse) after I placed my order due to fulfillment.  And the worst part I got no notice!!  (Wah wah, #firstworldproblems).  

But this post isn’t about the Nordstrom sale, it’s really about beginning to transition, and sneak in all of those coveted fall items you just can’t wait to wear!  Here I paired a few of my new favorites with a few of my old; like my favorite black silk blouse, olive green trench coat (similar here) and Zac Zac Posen nude handbag.  Zac bags of course aren’t new to us, they’re one of our absolute favorite bags, and because they’re one of our favorites we’ve decided to give one away to get everyone on our excited-for-fall-crazy-train.

So enter to win a Zac Zac Posen ‘Jumbo Eartha’ Calfskin Leather Double Handle Satchel in Dune (retail value $595) in the widget below, and tell me, are you as excited to transition into fall as I am?!  Good luck friends! Truly, MKR

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Photography, Haley Sheffield for Waiting on Martha

AS PICTURED: TRENCH COAT (old from The Outnet, similar here) | TOP (similar here and here) | JEANS (similar here) | BAG | HEELS | Sunnies

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