Late-Summer Instagram Round-Up



01// Water Color Dress by H&M | Similar  HERE and HERE| Similar in PLUS HERE

.02// Black Cardigan by H&M | Similar HERE and Here, PLUS size HERE

.03// Faux Suede Boots in Gray by Maurices

Apple Tip :  Being apple shaped I love to show off my legs, but this dress is just too short for day-time wear.  Quick fix?  Tie a cardigan around the waist to give booty coverage and some coverage in the front!  Nobody is tryin’ ta pull a Britney when they leave their car ha ha  ADDED BONUS: Tying the cardigan at the smallest part of the waist helps to define it!

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.01// Jumpsuit from Marshalls | Similar HERE and HERE, PLUS size HERE

.02// Turquoise Pendant Necklace by Charming Charlie | Similar HERE by Kendra Scott

.03// Black Wedges by Blowfish

Apple Tip :  Pulling off a jumpsuit or romper is always pretty challenging for me.  I loved the shape of this romper and purchased it a bit over sized.  I then altered it in the back to be tighter from my natural waist up to create the illusion that I was smaller on top.

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.01// Striped Mock Neck Tank from Target| PLUS size HERE

.02// Keyhole Leggings from Target (Available in PLUS)

.03// Peep Toe Bootie in Brown by Maurices

.04// Faux Leather Backpack in Grey by Target

.05// Faux Fur Pom Pom Key chain in Grey by Target

Apple Tip :  This is one of my most comfortable and flattering outfits!  As an apple, you know that jeans kind of suck but leggings are EVERYTHING.  Wearing them as pants contours the legs and doesn’t get all loose in the booty area.  The length of this turtle neck helps to lengthen the torso, and ALSO covers the bum.  The bootie has some heel which also lengthens the leg (our best asset).  I tied this cardigan around my waist to accentuate it as well as to complete the casual vibe I was going for.

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.01// Studded Collar Dress from Kohl’s |Similar HERE, PLUS size HERE

.02// Micki Pointed Toe Ballet Flats in Multi-colored by Target

.03// Faux Chanel Cross Body Purse (Thrifted)

Apple Tip :  This outfit is a perfect way to look and feel rock star chic.  The dress cinches at the natural waist and is black, causing a slimming affect.  The studded collar brings attention up to the neck and away from the belly.  The exposed legs also bring attention down, where you can shoe off these killer shoes!

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.01// Lace and Embroidered Mesh High Neck Tank by Maurices | PLUS size HERE

.02// DemiFlex Jeggings by Maurices | PLUS size HERE

.03// Kady Pointed Lace Up Ballet Flats in Cognac by Target

Apple Tip :  The star of this outfit is the top.  I know most apples wont like showing off their arms, but this baby doll top is empire cut and hits right where it needs to.  I went up a size in this to create more of a flowy and comfortable fit.  For those of you that are arm-conscious, throw a fitted blazer or adorable cardigan over this top!

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.01// “Sundaze” Graphic Tee by Maurices | Similar HERE and HERE

.02// Neon Pink Bib Tassel Necklace by Charming Charlie | Similar HERE

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.01// Floral Kimono by On The Road | Available HERE | Similar HERE (Fits PLUS!)

.02// Jumpsuit from Marshalls | Similar HERE and HERE| Similar in PLUS HERE

.03//Peep Toe Bootie in Brown by Maurices

Apple Tip :  I  feel very LA and cool when I wear this outfit.  This is a great transitional outfit!  The jumpsuit is black and sliming, but for me I feel a bit too exposed wearing it solo during the day.  Adding this kimono hides any lumps and bumps and also covers the arms.

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.01// Cold Shoulder Dress by Target

.02// Black Wedges by Blowfish

.03//Zia Leather Leaf Earrings in Silver by Raven and Lily

04.// Bohemian Pendant Necklace by Maurices | Similar HERE

Apple Tip : I’ve shared this look before in a casual style and here it is dressed up.  This dress is awesome at hiding the tummy and is super comfortable.  The cold shoulder design is a great way to show off a little arm without exposing all the trouble areas!  This dress follows my apple tip of drawing the eye up to shoulder and down to legs, distracting away from the tummy area.

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.01// Mock Neck Tank in Black by Target | Plus size HERE

.02// High-Rise Jegging by Target | Similar in PLUS HERE

.03// Jen Western Style Heeled Ankle Bootie in Black by Maurices

04.// Rope Necklace (Thrifted)

Apple Tip : This tank is the same as the striped one at the beginning of this post.  I love it so much I bought two!  Again, the length of this turtle neck helps to lengthen the torso and ALSO covers the bum. This outfit is so simple and very flattering.  The booties help to lengthen the leg and the color and distress of these jeans help to draw the eye down.  Always wear a lighter wash jean with a dark top if you want to look smaller on top!

Happy Monday!

Can you believe we are approaching the end of August already?  WHERE DOES TIME GO?  I am trying super hard to balance life right now and get it together in time for Fall.  Not to add any stress to your life, but have you realized ALL the holidays are coming up soon?  I’m freaking out!

I suppose we can discuss that later, and for now stay focused on my FAVORITE part of Fall—THE FASHION!

I am super duper excited for fall fashion but kind of sad that summer fashion is slowly fading out.  I feel like I didn’t get to explore enough of the fashion trends this Summer that I really loved.  There were a few things I did explore however, like cold shoulder and off-the-shoulder tops and dresses as well as the mock neck tank!

The outfits in this post represent my end-of-summer style.  I am totally appreciating the love on Instagram I have been receiving and I feel like my “page” is finally coming together aesthetically. If you’re not following me, PLEASE do at @thehoneygoldguru !

Have you noticed something different about this post?  I’ve added links to PLUS size!  I really do want this blog to help all apple-shaped women, and I realized that I have been excluding the larger apple in my links to items.  APOLOGIES!

I hope the detailed “Apple Tip’s” I’ve included have been helpful.  I am always down for suggestions.  Please let me know of any other ways I can be helpful.

What Fall trends are YOU the most looking forward to?? Any trends you’d love to see me style?  Leave a comment!

Keep It Golden,


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