Summer Outfit Round-Up

Happy September! How crazy is that? Didn’t August just start? Even though it has been 90+ degrees in LA this weekend, I guess it’s safe to say our beloved summer is over. To give summer the proper goodbye it deserves, I’m rounding up my favorite outfits I wore this past season. Grab a glass of rosé, put on those summer stripes and white jeans for one of the last times and let’s get scrolling! Honestly I’ll probably be wearing most of these outfits through October (thank you California sunshine!) but in blog land, we’ll be transitioning to cozy fall looks.

Beach cruiser

June & Hudson top, Articles of Society jeans (similar), Converse sneakers

Santa Monica Pier

BP aviators, Cupcakes & Cashmere top, Vince purse, Levi’s jeans, Target sandals

Cute beach hat

Design Darling earrings (similar), Express sun hat, Anthropologie dress

Madewell striped top

Express hat, Ray-Bans, Madewell top, J.McLaughlin purse (similar), Madewell jeans, Forever21 sandals (similar)

Blue and white gingham top

Ray-Bans, veryJ top (similar), Madewell jeans, Apolis market tote

J.Crew tie shoulder eyelet top

J.Crew earrings, J.Crew top, Chanel purse, Madewell jeans

Floral wrap dress

Band of Gypsies dress, YSL purse, Steve Madden heels (similar)

Floral maxi dress

Vetiver dress, Vince Camuto purse

Club Monaco maxi dress

Kimono sunglasses, Club Monaco dress, J.Crew purse, BP hat, Rebecca Minkoff sandals

Saylor stripe off the shoulder top

BP aviators, Hoop earrings (similar), Smashbox lipstick in Dream Huge, Topshop necklace (similar), Saylor top, J.Crew tote, Levi’s jeans

Rose all day beach tote

Aqua romper, Poolside beach bag, Rebecca Minkoff sandals

Show Me Your MuMu maxi dress

BP aviators, Show Me Your MuMu maxi dress, YSL purse, Steve Madden heels

Levi's high-waisted ripped jeans

CJK Designs necklace, Style Notch top c/o, Chanel purse, Levi’s jeans, Steve Madden heels

Anthropologie watermelon print dress

BP hat, Anthropologie dress, Kayu clutch, Stuart Weitzman wedges

What to wear on date night

Anthropologie earrings (similar), Aqua top, Chanel purse, Articles of Society jeans (similar), Steve Madden heels

Old Navy palm print top

Anthropologie earrings, Old Navy top, YSL purse, Articles of Society jeans (similar)

Joie stripe dress

BP aviators, Old Soul Jewelry necklace c/o, Joie dress, J.Crew tote, Forever21 sandals (similar)

2017 has been by far the craziest, most out-of-my-comfort-zone year of my life so far. At the very end of 2016, I left Dallas and moved back to LA to be with my family and build a new career for myself. The first half of 2017, I felt a little all over the place getting settled in LA and re-establishing my roots here. This summer is when things really started clicking for me. I stopped visiting Dallas every 5 seconds and made the choice to invest in my new life here. I’ve gotten completely obsessed with event planning and recently expanded Brooke du jour into my own event planning company, Brooke du jour Events. I also started planning events for a dating app, assisting a wedding planner and styling at a jewelry store. Clearly Summer 2017 has been a lesson in multi-tasking and let’s be honest—LA rent is no joke! I’ve also continued to make great girlfriends here and started navigating the dating scene– Hats off to all my fellow soldiers who are braving Bumble and Bungalow!

How are you feeling about the new season ahead? If you find yourself in need of a pep talk like I did a few months ago, save the following note in your phone. This Instagram post from I Am Her Tribe gave me the ass-kicking I needed. How millennial is that? Go figure.

“Quit hiding your magic. The world is ready for you.

Today, I choose to burn my good candles on a Wednesday morning, just because I want to. I choose to use the expensive lotion, sweep the floors in my favorite dress, not ration any of my cherished belongings just to make them last longer—because I am worth investing in…

Today, I choose to wear that thing. You know, the one I told myself I would slip on when I looked a certain way? I choose to have that conversation—the scary one, the unspoken words that have nestled in between my shoulder blades. I choose to say that yes. Demand that no. Take that chance. Because right now? Well, it’s all I will ever own.

Today, I choose to let that go. Really let that go. To honor what was, what is and what will be once more.

Today, I choose to let that in. Really in. Heart space in. The authentic, messy, adventurous…

Today, I choose to step forward with both feet firmly planted—into the all-is-possible, unknown and brand new.”

This fall, you are worth investing in. Go get it, girl.

xx,

Brooke

Photography by Felicia Lasala, Kara Coleen, Valorie Darling and Tori Aston

 

12 Comments

  1. September 4, 2017 / 11:17 am

    LOVE all your outfits, but love even more how you are investing in yourself and exploring these paths!! I am just obsessed with all the events you plan, the pictures and details are out of this world! You’re KILLIN’ it, Brooke!

    http://www.mollyonthemoveblog.com

    • brookedujour
      September 4, 2017 / 11:55 am

      Molly, you are such a sweetheart. Thank you, thank you! Love everything you’re doing with Molly On The Move! I am cheering you on from LA! xoxoxo

    • brookedujour
      September 4, 2017 / 12:29 pm

      Thank you! I think that one might be my favorite too!

    • Brooke
      September 5, 2017 / 6:23 pm

      I know!! Thank you!!

  2. September 4, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    OMG I am SO happy for you, Brooke!! Your event styling never ceases to amaze me and your beautiful spirit is contagious to anyone who meets you – of course you’d start an event business and kill it! Truly, there is no one more deserving of such incredible success, I can’t wait to follow along and see where it all takes you! Miss you & happy fall (well…at least in blog-land…ha), I’ll be sweating and photographing chunky knits right along with you back in Austin! 😉

    PS. Thanks for the inspiration – that quote was just what I needed to read tonight. 🙂

    XOXO,
    Olivia

    • Brooke
      September 5, 2017 / 6:28 pm

      Olivia, your comments always make me cry haha! You are such a sweet soul and I am SO glad rS introduced us 🙂 I’m beyond thrilled for your success and everything else to come! Sending lots of love to Austin, xx

  3. September 5, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    Words can’t express how much I love this post!! So proud of you and everything you’ve done this summer, it’s really an accomplishment!! So happy we met and can’t wait to see what you create in all your future events!!!

    Xx -M

    • Brooke
      September 5, 2017 / 6:29 pm

      Thank you, thank you! I can’t wait for our next shared cheese plate!!!

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