Rain Bootie Trend


Loefler Randall Fenton Rain Boot // Kate Spade Sedgewick Rain Boots

This fall booties seem to be everywhere; from suede to leather you can find the perfect color and style to go with just about any outfit. But no one wants to lose their new booties in an unexpected rainstorm. This is where Loefler Randall and Kate Spade step in. They have created the rain bootie, so you can keep the short boot trend you love, without fear of ruining suede or leather. The size of these booties are perfect for condensed packing or to keep in your car or under your desk in case of an unexpected storm. xoxo

Monday Moment: Transition to Fall

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a pearl kind of girl | transition to fall

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a pearl kind of girl | transition to fall

a pearl kind of girl | transition to fall


Dress: Anthropologie Dotted Chambray Tunic // Sweater: Banana Republic Quilted Back Zip Sweater (similar) // Shoes: J.Crew Collection Stella Calf Hair Pumps // Purse: Vintage Louis Vuitton // Earrings: Tory Burch Large T Logo Studs // Watch: Michael Kors Mini-Size Madison Three-Hand Glitz Watch, Golden/Silver // Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs Iconic Cat Eye Sunglasses

I honestly hate cold weather. I am already a naturally cold person and warm clothes are not only itchy and uncomfortable, but expensive too. This summer I fell in love with this Cloth and Stone Tunic from Anthroplogie because it is light weight and very versatile. I wanted to find a way to continue wearing this tunic through the fall, but I did not want to hide the shape under a bland cardigan. I saw this Back Zip Sweater at Banana Republic and knew that the asymmetrical hem would compliment the shape of the dress while keeping me warm. I paired this look with Leopard Pumps from J.Crew and a classic brown Louis Vuitton to complete the fall look. Hopefully I can save more of my summer favorites with this sweater! xoxo

Photos: Richard A. Rowe.

Most Wanted


1. Dolce Vita Odea Heels // 2. Le Specs Rapture Cat Eye Acetate Sunglasses // 3. Tiffany T Square Bracelet // 4. Madewell Glider Bangle // 5. Furbish Studio Bondi Tassel Necklace // 6. Warby Parker Julia Sunglasses // 7. Lana Jewelry Large Flat Magic Hoop Earrings // 8. Saint Laurent Small Sac De Jour // 9. Dee Keller Shelly Peep-Toe Leather Chunky Pump, Saddle


Back to the Basics


Top: Anthropologie Cloth and Stone (on sale) // Jeans: Kut from the Kloth // Shoes: Vince (similar) // Bag: Kate Spade (similar) // Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Necklace: Kendra Scott // Rings: Consider The Wildflowers

A Pearl Kind of Girl is back up and running! Redesigning the site was the easy part for me, but self-hosting has been the long part of this process. I honestly should have paid a professional, like everyone else does, but I was determined to figure this out myself. With the help of my IT department (my boyfriend/cheerleader) my site has officially made the switch and I will no longer spend hours on hold with WordPress or HostGator! There are still a few glitches I am trying to work out with Safari (if you see weird lines, please ignore them), but I could not wait any longer to start blogging again.

When I redesigned A Pearl Kind of Girl, I wanted to go back to a clean and simple look. I wanted it to be easy for readers to scroll through my posts and navigate my site without any distractions. I have also made it easier to receive each post in your inbox (you can sign up for emails on the right side of the page). With the redesign comes a stronger focus on my content. I will be posting more content regarding style, outfits and new products and brands. While I am finishing up school, I cannot post everyday but will be posting more often.

I wanted to share one of my favorite go-to outfits that mirrors my new site. I have fallen in love with the simplicity of a white top and jeans, especially this top from Anthropologie. I have also discovered the beauty of simple jewelry and the amazing work of Consider The Wildflowers. Their simple stackable rings have become a new staple in my wardrobe. I hope everyone loves the new design and all of my future posts! I greatly appreciate comments and suggestions. xoxo


 Photos: Richard A. Rowe

Under Construction

In an effort to make your future experience as pleasant as possible, I am making some wonderful changes to A Pearl Kind of Girl. Change, especially on the internet, takes a great deal of time. I am very excited to share these new changes with all my readers, but in the meantime there will not be any posts.

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” Winston Churchill

Monday Moment: Austin, TX



Top: Boundary and Co. Faux Leather and Brushed Twill Top (similar) // Jeans: J.Crew Toothpick Jean in Resin Rinse // Earrings: Kendra Scott Skylar Earring in White Pearl // Shoes: Dolce Vita Wedges (similar) // Purse: Kate Spade (similar) // Watch: Michael Kors Mini-Size Madison Three-Hand Glitz Watch, Golden/Silver

To celebrate Father’s Day weekend, my family and I headed down to Austin for the weekend. Most of our trip consisted of eating, but we also paid a visit to Lake Travis and the State Capitol. Despite having been to the State Capitol numerous times throughout my childhood, it never gets old. There is so much pride and history surrounding the center of downtown Austin; I seem to always discover something new!

When packing for this long weekend, I made sure to pack my favorite J.Crew jeans (in three colors). They are comfortable enough to wear during the 4 hour car ride and look great with flats or heels. Since the temperature never passed 95, the cropped J.Crew toothpick jeans were perfect to pair with my Boundary and Co. tank and sandal wedges. This outfit was perfect for a casual afternoon lunch and a tour around the Capitol grounds. Next weekend I will be headed the opposite direction to Wisconsin, and so far the only things I know I will be packing are my cropped J.Crew toothpick jeans! Probably in more than three colors! xoxo


Kate Spade Sale Top 10


1. Road Trip Licenses Plate Clutch // 2. Southport Avenue Jenny // 3. Boarding Call Luggage Tag //  4. Grand Street Neda //  5.  Southport Avenue Cameron // 6. Mikas Pond Passport Holder // 7. Santa Rosalia Scout // 8. Boarding Call Dory // 9. Horseshoe Cove Darek  10. Play Hooky Call To Action Terry

Kate Spade saves the day again! Just as everyone is busy planning a summer get away, Kate Spade has a travel sale with everything including large totes and passport holders. Because I am ten days away from my get away, I have picked my favorite ten items from their sale. I was extra excited to see the Play Hooky Call To Action Terry and Grand Street Neda on sale as I am planning my packing strategy. The past week has been a whirlwind for me, staring a new job and attempting to tackle everything on my to do list. I had not even thought about packing for my trip, until I saw this Kate Spade sale and realized it is only ten days away! I know what I will be doing the rest of the day! Check out the rest of the sale at katespade.com! xoxo