Fall oh fall is here! My personal favorite time of year. Even more so now that we live in Chicago. The trees are actually changing and the weather has turned rapidly. Last week was a heat wave, this week brings gloom and rain. I LOVE gloom and rain. Nothing better than reading with the background noise of rain hitting the concrete with a big mug of coffee and my pup on my lap. The chilly weather certainly makes way for cozier clothes and creative layering. I am used to California fall, where a gal easily gets away with tossing on a vintage floral maxi dress and calling it a day. Since the weather is cooler here, I can actually wear fall clothes. For a day wandering around the city I played with layering using the Drew dress, a vintage 90’s sunflower print maxi dress.
I recently received this mesh black turtleneck and have been layering it under EVERYTHING. It’s the perfect layer for me: thin enough to avoid sweaty overheating, shear enough to keep a little sex appeal and long sleeved to camouflage my tattoos when I’d like to. When a piece has a busier pattern, I can tend to look like a couch when my tattoos are added to the mix. I love the 90s appeal added with the turtleneck and accessories. Oh, and did you hear berets and mini backpacks are trending? Cuz they are…
For a day with a little more chill in the air, I worked with a little pattern mixing. This is one look I tend to be a little afraid of. Anyone else find pattern mixing a little overwhelming? As I previously mentioned, my tattoos add quite a bit of extra attention so I’m typically hesitant against adding more to the mix. These two pieces fit together quite well though! This jacket was the perfect weight for the weather. It is an older H&M blazer I purchased in New York about a decade ago. A plaid checkered blazer adds an element of class, even to me. To keep this look from coming off with too heavy of a math teacher feel, I threw my hair into space buns and kept the shoes mega casual.
Also, I think I might paint the door leading to our garage this color of green. Thoughts?
This 3rd way of styling this vintage floral maxi dress took me into a very casual direction. I was jumping on a plane, headed back to CA and always switch hot to cold on a plane. I had an oversized Army jacket with me and figured I could remove the tee and wear the dress alone if I got warm. Once I arrived to my family’s house I was able to wash it and wear the top again with the jeans I had packed. It’s one of my favorites. Knot Sisters make incredibly comfortable basics and mustard is my go-to color for fall.
This vintage floral maxi dress find turns out to be extremely versitile and can be picked up for under $40! How will you wear it?