Wednesday, September 7, 2011

falling for a summer dress

Dress- Ann Taylor Loft; Sweater- H&M; Jewellery- Macy's; Belt & Boots- Thrifted
Today's remix challenge is to remix a summer dress for fall.  I bought this orangy (orangy- hmmm not sure my teacher mama would agree that's a word) red wrap dress on my last trip to San Diego at Ann Taylor Loft on sale for $20 and it soon became my go-to dress when I needed something colourful and comfortable to wear.  I love the idea of incorporating bright colours into one's fall wardrobe so I added brown suede laceup boots, an oversized sweater and fun accessories to transition the look into the colder months.

I just love these suede/leather boots that I thrifted years ago for only $6!
There we go- having a better hair day so no more hidden identities! :)

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{Sorry I've been so slow about getting to your blogs lately- I just started my Master's degree orientation workshops this week so things have been stressful but I promise I'll make my way over soon!}


  1. Love this outfit - I can't believe you thrifted such amazing pieces! Very nicely done :)

  2. Wow! That dress is a great color. I love orange for fall. It brightens up those neutrals. Watch out - I want to steal those boots. The lacing is so cool! And thrifted too? *swoon*

  3. I love that dress! The color is so pretty and fall perfect and what a great price.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  4. The color of this dress is wonderful! And absolutely wonderful with your hair and complexion. It dresses up for fall wonderfully with the heavy knit of the cardigan and fun accessories. Really love it! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog - made my day! And I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the rest of the challenge. It's been so fun seeing what everyone has put together!

    --Callie @

  5. Love the orangy dress, inventive language, and cute boots. Your spirit of adventure always shines through!

  6. Hi. I found you at Silverstyle. I really like your blog and your style. Cute boots and sweater, too.

    Love from Oregon USA,

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  7. Good remix! Love that necklace! It's reminds me of a grown-up and sophisticated version of those colourful candy necklaces.

    I have a vegetarian recipe in one of my next recipe posts...stay tuned!

  8. You did such a great job of transitioning this dress for fall!!
    Love those boots...
    Good luck with your orientation, this is a BIG deal!!

  9. I love how you remixed that cute dress for Fall. But those boots are seriously the cutest things I've seen in a long time. I can't believe you only paid $6 for those. That's insane.


  10. Those boots are smashing! And I love the orangy (I concur, it's a word) dress as well! Your pics look great!

  11. This ensemble is Fabulous! I really Love how you accessorized it.

  12. That long sweater looks so great with the tall boots! And you look so ready for fall!

  13. I love a good "orangy" dress. Your necklace and bracelets tie everything together beautifully. I need to start thrifting so I can find some $6 boots.

    Congrats on starting your Masters!

  14. Remixing summer dresses for fall is really difficult, sometimes. It depends on the color and the print of the dress. This color looks fantastic on you! The color screams summer, but you remixed it so it is perfect for fall.
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  15. Great dress! I love these boots paired with it too! The bracelets are a great addition :)

  16. That dress is super cute. I'm on the hunt to find a dress to wear with boots.

  17. Your bold accessories are where it's at! I just love them!

    Chic on the Cheap

  18. another big like with this outfit. i so want those boots. ok i want the bracelets too. :)


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