a fun pre-fall try on

Question. How on earth has July passed so quickly?! I always feel like summer comes and goes in a flash, but especially so during this strange season of social distancing. Does anyone else feel the same way?

While we still have plenty of warm weather ahead, the end of July always sparks that “back to school” feeling within me. While I wrapped up my scholastic journey a few years ago, there’ still something about this time of year that has me looking forward to all of the crisp freshness that comes with fall.

Today, I thought it would be fun to celebrate that with a little pre-fall try-on haul! The common denominator between these pieces? They’re all ones you can wear now and into the next few months. “Transitional,” if you will.

Another common theme? The price! You’ll find each item is under $30, and oh so cute. I’ve been having the best luck with Walmart finds as of late, and am so excited to partner with them for another fun post today.

See my recent finds below, then head to my Instagram Stories to see the try on!


pre-fall try on

under $30



walmart fall try on

floral ruffle dress in navy

wearing size xs

I love nothing more than a flowy, feminine dress, and this one is so good. The material is gorgeous and soft, and I love the length. Not too short, not too long! This sweet dress is comfortable enough to wear around the house, but cute enough to take out!


elegant flip flops

wearing size 6

This pair of simple, elegant sandals actually comes in a set of two. I chose the black/cocobutter color combination and am so impressed with how they look in-person! P.S. I’m typically a size 7, but got a size 6 since my usual size was sold out. They run true to size, but I am making the 6 work just fine!

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floral ruffle dress in marigold

wearing size XS

As much as I love a navy dress (who doesn’t?!), I couldn’t help myself when I eyed this stunning, vibrant marigold shade. I’m not one to wear yellow, but the warm tones of this gorgeous deep orangey-yellow have me dreaming of fall. Which do you love more?


western booties

wearing size 7

Run, don’t walk! I am shocked at how gorgeous this pair of $18 booties turned out. They are so well made and look adorable on. I’m very picky with booties because of my height (it’s hard to get them to work on a shorter silhouette) but I am truly loving these!

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white denim shorts

wearing size 0

These. Shorts. I pretty much hate shorts, and so I didn’t have super high expectations for these. Since the reviews were so great, however, I decided to give this pair a try. Y’all! They’re amazing! The cut is classic, timeless, and dare-i-say flattering? I ordered a size 0 and they are a tiny bit big in a perfect way, know what I mean? I did not want them tight!


“you make me smile” embroidered sweatshirt

wearing size large

I’ve thought the embroidered sweatshirt trend is super cute, but really didn’t have an interest in paying $100+ for one. When I saw this darling “you make me smile” sweatshirt for all of.. wait for it… nine dollars, I couldn’t resist! I sized up to a L for a roomier fit.

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dark denim shorts

wearing size 0

Same shorts, different color. I’m obsessed with how perfect the wash is on these denim shorts. You’ve already heard me talk about the fit… now it’s time for the color! These truly look like they came straight from J.Crew… but for just $22!


classic grey sweatshirt

wearing size small

This simple sweatshirt has a timeless look to it. With a great, slightly oversized fit, it’s perfect over workout ensembles or dressed up with jeans and boots! Tons of color options, and to be honest, I want them all.

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blue button down

wearing size small

For a cozy, soft fall button down, you’re going to love this $9 top. It has a thicker, gauzy feel to it that is incredibly cozy! Wear it with white jeans now and riding boots later… it’s one piece you can take through multiple seasons!


ankle skinny jeans

wearing size 0 short

Finally! A pair of jeans that comes in multiple length options! I ordered this pair in a short, and love where it hits on me. The hem has some cute, subtle distressing which you can’t really see in this photo, but I’m a fan. I plan on ordering the “vida dark” wash next!

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green handkerchief hem dress

wearing size small

Even though my usual size, XS, was sold out in this dress, I couldn’t help myself! I’ve been on a bit of a green kick lately, and these colors were giving me serious heart eyes. Happy to report the dress is even better in person, and so fun to wear!

So cute, right?! Let me know your favorite look in the comments below, then head to my IG Stories to see me try them on!

Love from the Sunshine State,


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  1. Christina said:

    I would love to see more ways to style the booties! I live in Chicago so we don’t have the southern/western vibe but I think they are so cute :)

    Published 7.30.20 · Reply
  2. I love that green handkerchief hem dress! The cut is so pretty.


    Published 8.3.20 · Reply
  3. Nice post!! That green handkerchief hem dress is stunning!

    Published 8.17.20 · Reply
  4. Great Post! The sweatshirt has a beautiful look. I’ll buy it.

    Published 12.30.20 · Reply
  5. Robert said:

    All outfits are beautiful, but I love floral ruffle dress in navy.

    Published 5.28.21 · Reply
  6. I’d want to see more different ways to wear the booties! Because I reside in Chicago, we don’t have the same southern/western vibe, but I think they’re adorable :)

    Published 10.6.21 · Reply