Sunday, September 22, 2019

In Between Days

Now that fall is officially here, I am torn between the desire to start dressing for fall and the need to stay cool in the hot, Los Angeles weather, which normally lasts well into October. One way I have found to satisfy both needs in these "in between" days is finding clothing that is made of lightweight fabric but that also features a color palette that is appropriate for fall. This striped dress that I have been eyeing for months now and just recently purchased (and which is currently on sale, I might add!) fits the bill perfectly! Despite the fact that it has long sleeves, it kept me reasonably cool for the very hot and even muggy weather we have been experiencing here lately. A great plus is that it got me a few compliments along the way, too!

This dress arrived a couple weeks ago in the mail and I was waiting for the perfect opportunity to wear it. (In other words, the perfect wall to pair it with!) I have a favorite mural near where we were going for the day and I had my heart set on it as the ideal backdrop for my new dress.  Unfortunately, when we arrived at the location, the mural had been painted over with the visage of a rapper who had recently died. Not being one to be detoured by a wall that didn't work out, I found this graphic black and white wall just a bit down the street. While it wasn't my first choice, I like to think that I make the best out of what I have to work with, be it dealing with less than ideal weather conditions or walls that no longer exist!

Dress: J. Crew here
Bag: Mansur Gavriel here
Shoes: Christian Louboutin here
Earrings: J. Crew similar blue raffia earrings here

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  1. Love this colorful dress, the striped tiers are so pretty!

    xx, Elise

  2. I just love the rainbow dress and I'm right there with you singing the praises of Fall to visit us soon! Thanks for linking up with the Style Six!

  3. So, so, so, so, so adorable! Loving the bright colored stripes and the cute cut of this dress. I can see it styled with tights and boots too when it gets cold.


  4. I love the fit of that dress! I bought one like this from WWWxTarget last year and it's so fun.
    Sincerely, Jennie

  5. I know what you mean about the weather, it is tricky to know what to wear sometimes. I love the layers of stripes and the babydoll style of this on you . I just love that bag!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  6. This is such a cute striped dress! I like long sleeved dresses like this on a hot day, the long sleeves are great sun protection and the floaty style keeps me cool! Glad you found a different wall, this looks nice even if it wasn't the one you'd planned!

    Hope that you had a great weekend :) Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp :) I just posted this week's linkup, I'd love you to join again! :)

    Away From Blue

  7. Gorgeous dress, I love the tiered style! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

  8. This is the cutest strip dress! AND I love your backdrop. Perfect!


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