sailing away. valley.

striped sweater & and an almost empty outdoor shopping center. fall has arrived. 
sorry that we missed a post yesterday, 1/2 of cake & valley was still traveling back from new mexico! {and what a long trip that is!!!} we thought we'd do a little tuesday styling inspiration and show you all that you can still wear white even after labor day. just take your favorite white pants* and pair them with anything that has a great fall color; deep red, mustard & burnt yellow, any type of brown, or even a great orange! basically any color green leaves would change too! HA!

add some fun accessories in brassy hues or dark rich colors & you'll be all set to wear white after labor day. hope this gets you all inspired & helps you break those silly old-fashioned fashion rules!!

xo. cake & valley

*make sure your favorite white pants are not linen, this is really the only fabric you should not wear after labor day {in any color!!}

torn knees. 

chunky fall wedge. can't you just see these with colored tights & skirts?!?! we're in love!

red lips & brown nails. a great fall combination.

sailing away.

sweater: j.crew {this one would look amazing with white pants!}, tank: wet seal, jeans: j.crew, shoes: target {similar here}, bag: deux lux {similar here}, rings: gorjana, bracelets: charming charlie, earrings: kenneth jay lane.


  1. Love the hair up with big, gold hoops :)

    1. I know, I hardly ever do hoops and hair back. BUT for the few hours we were out shopping I was willing to give it a whirl. you always do it, and i love how it looks on you. i'm not going to wear hoops and my hair back everyday, however, i'm starting to like it. thanks for the vote of confidence.


  2. LOVE your stripes, distressed jeans, and the polish!! Great look!

  3. loving the stripes with the white pants!

    Leopard and Lillies