Friday, September 30, 2016

A Fall State of Mind


As I’ve mentioned in my last few posts, we’re currently knee deep in Indian Summer. That is, temperatures have been on the rise as opposed to a significant decrease since the first day of Fall landed. To counteract this phenomenon, I’ve adjusted my mindset and have developed what I like to think of as a ‘Fall State of Mind’. 

Yes, although Fall-like temperatures continue to evade us, I am determined to embrace the change of season : )

Fall fashion in my head is associated with dark lush colors, among them being dramatic dark floral prints (see another example here). When I spotted this plus size maxi dress at a recent event co-sponsored by the plus size brand Fashion to Figure, I was taken. It brings in elements of drama, romance, and intrigue.

What I find to be particularly fab, especially given current temperatures (which on this particular day loomed around the 96 degree mark) is that this dress is made of mesh, and is very lightweight and breathable! Yes, although it is black with long sleeves, I still managed to feel refreshed by a passing breeze here and there : )

I opted to style it with black denim, because I was after a different affect. I added in black beads, a patent leather clutch, suede sandals and hit the door. Not only did I feel Fall fashionable, I looked fabulous! LOL!!!

Until next time,
XO



Sunnies: Quay Australia| Beads: TJMAXX| Plus size maxi dress: c/o Fashion to Figure| Jeans: NYDJ| Suede sandals: Via Spiga| Patent leather clutch: Vintage

28 comments:

  1. I also have this dress. Nice twist pairing it with jeans.

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    1. Isn't the floral print so fab?! Thanks for stopping by Love!!

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  2. Oh my goodness, you look gorgeous! I love this beautiful dress, too. I never would have thought to pair the denim under it, but I LOVE the look. I personally feel uncomfortable wearing a dresses with high slits, and usually discount them and move on. After seeing how you styled yours, the denim keeping it modest, I will be looking at these types of styles differently! The denim also bring a little bit of an edgy vibe to this romantic piece. Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Jane
    www.unextraordinarilyjane.com

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    1. The high split wasn't authentic to my personal style choices, as soon as I spotted it I immediately knew that jeans were in order :) I'm also curious to test it out with opaque tights and possibly stir ups! Thank you!!!

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  3. I love how you styled this dress and you look Exceptional. Enjoy your weekend my dear. . .

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  4. Stuning! What a wonderfull dress. I wish you a great weekend.
    Tina

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  5. Wonderful! I love the drama of the high slits, and pairing it with jeans looks so fresh and perfect for cooler weather.

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  6. Meanwhile, I'm already in multiple layers in Chicago LOL. I love how you styled this! xoxo

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    1. LOL! Oh my goodness, I miss 'real' Fall!! At least sometimes ;) Thank you!!
      XO

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  7. Such a beautiful dress, the rose look amazing :) I love flowers, especially roses ..

    thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

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    1. Thank you Claire Justine!! I have a soft spot for floral prints :)

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  8. Very nice dress. I love maxi dresses. Perfect combo with the jeans. Thank you for linking up with My Red Carpet.

    Anna xoxo
    www.glamadventure.com

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  9. You are a lady after my own heart. I live in Georgia and *whine whine groan groan* Fall weather is playing tag {cool in the morning, blazing hot in the afternoon}, but I'm determined to bring some cozy to my wardrobe. I love love love your outfit. I never would've thought to pair a maxi with pants. Genius! Definitely gonna add a look like this to my wardrobe.

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    1. LOLLLL!!! Yes, in a mild climate - style determination is KEY! Thank you much!!!

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  10. You look great in this dress! Also, those are some cool looking shades!

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  11. I love a good floral dress! I also love how you styled it with a nice pair of leggings and a cute pair of heels. Very elegant!

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

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  12. Wow, what a beautiful dress! I'm a new follower from Epic Mom's Blog Hop.

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    1. Hi Brenda- welcome and thank you much for stopping by!!!

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  13. Fall floral is so great! I love a good maxi!

    Thank you so much for linking up at Grace + Lace!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com

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  14. Wow this floral frock is gorgeous on you

    http://www.michellespaige.com/

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