Recently I’ve noticed that many of my favorite bloggers have pulled their summer frocks out of the closet to pair them with cozy sweaters and boots. It’s not difficult to see why. As the days get colder, shorter and darker I long for the long, lazy days of summer too. A pretty print dress brings with it a bit of warm-weather nostalgia. In the meantime I’ll wear this summer dress in the fall and dream of warm weather bliss.
I bought this pretty, printed silk frock when the weather was in the high 90’s. At the time I thought it was a practical hot weather purchase but it has turned out to be much more. The silk fabric and floaty design kept me cool in the late summer heat, and now that the days are short and brisk it looks great paired with a little denim jacket and boots. The dress is versatile enough to wear in summer as well as fall.
These photos were taken at the Los Angeles river. It was once a long, dry, concrete channel with a trickle of water dribbling down the middle, but over the last decade or so the Friends of the L.A. River have worked with volunteers and the city to revitalize and replant the waterway. Gone are the iconic car races, but in its place are herons, ducks, willows and reeds of all sorts. Families and people on horseback come here for long walks or bike rides. It’s also my new favorite place for photos!
- Big chain necklace and earrings from Gilt
- The watch was a gift from my aunt
- Thrifted denim jacket
- Thrifted python clutch
- Silk dress from Ampersand (a local consignment store.)
- Boots by Lou
Do you wear summer dresses in the fall? How do you do it?