August 18, 2021 Sponsored

Sponsored by Saks OFF 5TH and ShopStyle Collective

As we march slowly towards Fall this year, the kids are heading back to school and some of us are heading back to the office… transitional dressing is taking over.

It’s when silky trousers meet oversized sweaters, dresses meet denim jackets and, in my case today, summery shorts meet a cashmere sweater and layered blazer. The best part: since I’m still working from home, it’s zoom-worthy and then easy for school pick-up (although I might throw on a pair of sneakers in case we linger at the playground).

I recently went wild at Saks OFF 5TH – finding all of my favorite brands at up to 70% off. This gorgeous blazer, for example, was originally $698 and I was able to find it for $278. The cut is oversized but slim, the fabric and lining are beautiful and the length is perfect. It’s also the time of year when I start reaching for my cashmere sweaters more often, they quite possibly get the most wear of all items in my closet. I found this classic crewneck version in a versatile beige and I’ve already worn it several more times. The beige denim shorts (I’ve mentioned eyeing them in a previous post) are a fresh departure from my typical style but I love how it works with this oversized blazer – casual and polished. And last but not least, a pair of minimal kitten heels. Understated and effortless.

Getting higher quality for less – that’s the way I’ve always loved to shop. And over the years I’ve added countless designer finds at Saks OFF 5TH into my closet. More of my favorite finds:

  • I found the best new option for the light blue ripped hem denim that I wear nonstop (which is no longer available), and this one is a major upgrade in that it has incredible stretch. More comfortable and it’s half the price.
  • I’m such a fan of this brand and found this dress which was originally $650 on sale for $199. It fits beautifully – I’ll share it soon!
  • This beautiful coat is available in a mint green or chocolate brown – both gorgeous options for Fall (it’s 65% off)!

Happy Monday! Lucia is so excited for the start of school soon!


Blazer (here)
Cashmere-blend sweater (here; similar here in a v-neck)
Beige denim shorts (here; similar here)
Sandals (here)