Although the weather has started to cool off here in Los Angeles last weekend was warm and sunny. I spent Sunday afternoon with my husband, children and my father in lovely Pasadena. We didn’t do much more than enjoy and early dinner and spend some time wandering the stores in Old Town. Before the sun set Hugo and I took a moment to take some photos at the local park.
Normally I’m very decisive with my outfits, but faced with yet another warm, sunny fall day I stared into my closet and sighed deeply. I’m really sick of my summer clothes at this point. My favorite floral wrap dress called to me from its spot in the closet. I think a favorite piece earns it’s title when you want to wear it even though you’re bored with the look in general. I do love the colors in this dress. The orange, beige and olive on black are very “me” and I was happy that there was enough of a chill in the air this weekend to call for a lightweight scarf around the neck, though not enough of a chill to forgo the sandals.
I purchased this dress last year on sale and have worn it often ever since. Even though it seems perfect for so many situations I do have a couple of issues with it. It’s a wrap dress, so the threat of a wardrobe malfunction is always there. The sexy, low “V” neckline is very flattering but also a bit too revealing at times. The solution was obvious. I need a full slip to wear underneath it. Remember those? You used to be able to find whole racks of nylon slips in every color at just about every department store. Now they’re an endangered species. I felt lucky to find this nude one by Commando at Nordstrom. So lucky in fact that I bought one in black as well.
- Scarf from Nordstrom
- Dress by Veronica M
- Slip by Commando
- Bracelet and watch from Gilt.com
- The coral necklace belonged to my grandmother.
- Purse of unknown make
- Sandals by Roberto de Carlo
What are you wearing this weekend?