Vivid print dress + fall colors

The fall colors are upon us! It’s bea-oootiful out there right now. Gotta enjoy it before the rain comes down and washes away all the pretty leaves on the trees.

Dress, given to me, blazer, Romeo + Juliet Couture, Betsey Johnson handbag, small tortoiseshell sunglasses, old + round toe black pumps, Ross

This vividly colored dress was given to me. I wasn’t too sure I liked the orange on it, but I love all the rest of the colors, and the orange isn’t dominant, nor does it look bad on me, so it’s all good. I’m just not much of an orange fan, unless it’s a bright summery orange or a springy orange. Fall orange, not so much. I feel like, in the fall, they take all the pretty colors and muddy them up a bit. I tend to add the word ‘poop’ to the beginning of the colors that are a much darker, murkier color than what you would see the rest of the year. I know. I’m mature like that.

Nature does such a wonderful job of turning all the leaves pretty colors. Somehow, we ruin that when we try to mimic it in fall colors for clothing.

I always feel like wrap dresses have a vintage sort of vibe. Not sure why. So I attempted to do a bit of a victory roll on one side of my head. It’s really more of a ‘defeat’ roll, as I tried several times, had it looking good, only for it to start flopping off the side of my head. At some point I had something that resembled a cool looking hair flower, but alas, that didn’t stay put either. Hairdo’s aren’t my forte.

Also, I wasn’t having trouble with this wrap dress flopping open. It had ties on the waist, but they didn’t affect the top staying open or closed. I was wearing it with a satin camisole underneath, so maybe I wasn’t noticing it trying to flop open. You could also try double sided tape if you have a wrap dress or top that won’t stay put. If you have trouble with wrap dresses and you’re petite like me, check out this post here: How to style a wrap dress if you’re petite.

You all have a wonderful week, and thank you for stopping by.

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Falling into Fall

Tomorrow is the first day of fall. Waah. I love the beginning of fall, but hate the way it ends. All bitter and cold with winter-like weather creeping in. If only I can live in a land of eternal summer all year round! Sigh.

Wrap cardigan, gifted to me similar here, silk top c/o Mott & Bow, black skinny jeans c/o Mott & bow, blue turquoise disk dangle earrings, Target, black wedge sandals, similar, here. Tortoiseshell cat ear sunglasses, Betsey Johnson. Don’t give a damn attitude, earned it.

Time to start transitioning our summer clothes into fall appropriate attire. Today I am adding a wrap poncho. Wrap cardigan? Wrap? Not sure what this is. This wrap thingamabob. (Yes. I think that’s a word. My dad uses it all the time. Haha.) This was given to me by someone who wasn’t quite sure how to wear it. Well. Neither am I sure how to style it, but I thought I’d give it a go.

I chose to wrap the cardigan wrap thingy around my waist and tied it in the back.

Is it weird in the back? And do I care? No. I do not care.

This is what it looks like un-wrapped around my waist. It’s long, the sides hang down. It’s fun, but really, how did the maker intend for this to be worn? I really want to know.

Conclusion of the weird wrap cardigan thingamajig: It’s soft and warm and weird shaped, but I like it. Still don’t know if I’m wearing it ‘properly’. Still don’t care. I think I’ll play around with this one a bit more as autumn overtakes us.

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