Monday, September 3, 2012

Wearing Now: Shirtdress and Scarf (transitions)

Dress: American Colors by Alex Lehr - $17 via eBay (really want this one)
Shoes: Gianfranco Ferre - $79 via Marshalls (ancient) (similar here)
Scarf, bracelets: eBay
Bag: Bric's (similar here)
Sunglasses: Fendi - $80 via Nordstrom Rack
Though September marks the psychological acceptance of fall, I'm far from whipping out my sweaters and jeans. It's hot and humid here, so until there is a palpable change in seasons I'll stick to lightweight fabrics, bare legs, and cheerful prints. This brings me to a thought I've had for a while: the instant magazines announced the sartorial arrival of fall, bloggers everywhere uniformly erupted in cool-weather appropriate posts - actual readings on the thermostat and humidity gauge be damned. What's next, fur vests and leather pants in 80 degree weather? 

I can intellectually understand the need to upstage one another and win the competition but I won't sacrifice common sense on my way to the top of Fashion Everest (which is littered with the bodies of leather-ed, burgundy-ed, and fur-ed 20-somethings). At which point did a pair of fur boots become sexier than down-to-earth practicality? 


  1. Point well made. It's freaking hot and humid right now! Love the shirt dress and those beautiful heels.

  2. It isn't even cool enough here in Kansas to rock a scarf! So I thought that maybe if I wore jeans and a 3/4 length sleeved top it would help. Did it? NOPE, it's going to be 110 tomorrow!

  3. I know the feeling! It is too hot right now to wear fall clothes, we had summer weather the entire labor day weekend. I went out in shorts today!

  4. Loving this look!

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  5. I've never believed that a change in the date automatically means that the weather will alter, it usually takes much more time! Loving your shirt dress :)

  6. you look so cute <3 Love the shoes!
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  7. That scarf is so pretty! There's been a lot of talk around the blogosphere on wearing fall fashions before the temps actually feel like fall. I think it's crazy to be wearing coats and boots if it's still 80 degrees out, just because the stores push fall fashion early. I'm a new follower!

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  8. SUCH a lovely scarf...and those shoes are too fun! You look very designer :)

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  9. Lol. What a great post. My fall clothes are still tucked away in a closet somewhere. hehe Anyway, what a great outfit. I love the scraf. It actually give your outfit a fall look. Love it =)

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  11. I love this look. I've got a very similar dress!!

  12. You look gorgeous,nice blog, follow each other?


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