Tuesday, August 23, 2011

late summer transitions

late summer transitions

late summer transitions

late summer transitions

This dress is made from the softest fabric ever. It feels like a favorite nightgown that you've had forever. Kind of a comforting feeling. Also nice to have a long, breathable piece that works for warm days, yet easily adapts for crisper weather. Dare I say I'm excited for the coming season?

late summer transitions

B surprised me with this pretty necklace. Isn't he a nice husband? I love that it looks like a lace collar. Asymmetry is always a plus, too.

late summer transitions

late summer transitions

late summer transitions

Just a few random shots of the Rose of Sharon bushes in our yard. They're always so pretty after it rains.

Madewell necklace
Patterson J. Kincaid dress
Urban Outfitters belt
vintage gold cuff (similar here)
Michael Kors watch
Bally bag
Miu Miu platforms

PS How wild was that earthquake today?

43 comments:

Dylana Suarez said...

Stunning!

xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

The Fancy Teacup said...

The necklace from your husband is a beauty! And I love the soft look of the dress.

♥, Jamie
www.TheFancyTeacup.com

Elizabeth said...

Great dress! I've been looking for something similar - love this one!

erin.marie said...

Love this dress and how you wore your belt!

Erin
www.simplyjustlovelyblog.com

Lauren Brewer said...

Gorgeous look! I especially love the dress and sumptuous Bally bag.

The Styleseer
http://styleseer.blogspot.com

Polly said...

so simple but so beautiful!

xox, Polly

Violet said...

it looks like some of the softest fabric ever and it looks great on you i really like the way you styled it. and you are lucky to have a man who can pick out cute jewelry lol

XX
Vi from Cali

Frannie Pantz said...

I love me a good comfy, pretty maxi! They feel almost criminal to wear, almost like you're getting away with wearing PJs to work. I love this color on you as well and your husband IS amazing for getting you this rocking necklace!

stylefyles said...

that dress is beautiful! I love the drama and color .... and it looks so comfortable. Aren't maxi's just the best??

Unknown said...

Nice dress, almost look like velvet. Hope you survived the earthquake, and maybe start thinking about emergency supplies, with the hurricane coming to the East Coast....

Bryan

Marissa Joy said...

Fabulous maxi dress! I love how you accessorized it, and it fits perfectly!

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FashionJazz said...

Gorgeous maxi!! Xx

Nikki said...

What a beautiful long dress! that color is amazing :) x

eek said...

Gorgeous necklace! Another fabulous outfit!

I am jealous of you girls who have real seasons. I have at least 2 more months of summer weather left!

RosaLovesDC said...

Fabulous necklace! I've had my eye on it for a while now.

La Petite Marmoset said...

It does look super comfortable! Pieces like that are the best-- you don't even feel like you're at work! And your husband has great taste, you've taught him well! I definitely had a major earthquake freakout moment...

La Petite Marmoset

Kirstin Marie said...

You look beautiful. I love your shoes, bag & necklace. Your dress is so lovely and it looks so soft! I love soft garments.

Closet Fashionista said...

Wow I love that dress, you look amazing
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LyddieGal said...

Your husband is definitely a sweetheart, that necklace is beautiful!

Samara said...

I die for those Miu Miu platforms. DIE.

Serene said...

You have such an elegant style. And I never get the impression that you spent a mortgage to get your pieces. LOVE this dress and how it works on you! ~Serene

BiblioMOMia said...

Those are the BEST types of dresses! And that necklace is totally gorgeous--what a sweet surprise.

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

that dress is so gorgeous and i love the necklace detailing!!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Vivi said...

Great look! It's great to have a husband that knows style. Can't wait to have a guy like that. lolol. The necklace is beautiful!

Costin Moraru said...

gorgeous photos, the maxi dress looks amazing!

Costin M.

Sing said...

Such a sweet post. Love the necklace.

halfwhiteboy said...

lovely necklace! it's the perfect accessory to your maxi dress.

http://halfwhiteboy.blogspot.com/

A Stylized Hysteria said...

You look about a hundred miles tall in this dress, and your husband has a great eye (except that's obvious because he married you)!

janettaylor said...

U have a great taste...definitely. Love that bag and those shoes...brilliant!

Bad Taste Toast said...

Oh I heard about the earthquake in the news, I'm glad nothing too bad has happened!
I love your outfit from head to toe, darkblue and brown is one of my favourite colour combo ever! And this beautiful necklace is the icing on top!

Plami said...

Gorgeous look! So perfect! I love the dress and the shoes..

XoXo
Plami

http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

Mónica C. Welton said...

ADORABLE!!!

Love,
www.chicksinfeathers.co.cc

Della said...

I love that dress! I don't think I will ever tire of long knitted dresses.

That earthquake was ridiculous! It was super strong where I live.

Bre said...

This is such a great outfit! Perfect for transitioning into fall. I love your structured bag and those shoes!!

brebeauty.com

Carly said...

before I even read your description I KNEW this was the softest fabric ever...its comfyness (word?) just leaps out of the photo...loving it paired w the sophistication and dressy feel of the necklace.
Hope you are having a great week.
C

Anna G said...

I'm so jealous of the amazing comfort of that dress. I love how you can dress it up with a belt and necklace. Such a great transition piece.

Celine said...

I love the small details like the belt and cuff... perfect!
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jess said...

I love the necklace.

chaoskontrolowany said...

Gorgeous dress! <3

Lydia said...

You are absolutely statuesque in that dress.

anotherfishinthesea said...

I adore this dress and B's choice on the necklace isn't too shabby either! Thoughtful husbands are the best. (and surprises are the best!)

Bren Herrera said...

yes, yes, nice hubby! great necklace and dress.


Bren @ B So Chic!™
http://www.bsochic.blogspot.com

etoilee8 said...

This dress really suits you. I love the color and length. I wish I could wear maxi dresses with the same elegance. Shorter dresses seem to suit me instead.