Timm and I celebrated twenty-three years of marriage this week, our kids settled into their school schedules, and despite triple digit heat, I began to dress like fall.
Here is what I wore this week…
I love everything about this dress. I bought it at the beginning of the season, and every time I wear it I am reminded how one high-quality, well-fitting item of clothing serves me better in the long run than twenty ill-fitting, poorly made items. Since we were going to dinner for our anniversary, I pulled out all the stops and wore fancy peep-toe shoes. These pink, bejeweled Kate Spade kitten heels are my most magical T. J. Maxx find of all time.
Two things. Do you own a midi-length pleated skirt? Do you own a pair of nude clogs? I find that both of these items serve me well all year.
Really loving finding ways to incorporate fall feels while still staying temperature appropriate. This long-sleeved shirt is a stretch, but I made it work.
Another way I love to feel like fall while it’s still hot outside is in the shade of clothing I choose to wear. These black pants are not any more difficult to wear than jeans, and this organza shirt could not be more lightweight, but when you put them together, it feels very autumnal.
Is it even a work week if I don’t wear my favorite combo? I think not.
Welcome to creative dressing 101. I love this shirtdress, but it does not fit my body currently. I decided to turn it into a long layer, sort of like a trench or shacket (shirt + jacket), and I think it worked. I took the belt and tied it in the back like so…
I feel the need to wear all of my white dresses one last time before Labor Day, not because I am not a huge stickler for fashion rules, but because a white dress is the epitome of summer, and I cannot wear summer in September no matter how hard I try.