Flowers on a Summery Fall Day | Outfits

chiffon floral dress styled for a summery fall day

Dear Nnenna,

It’s officially fall, although lately the weather seems to be swinging back and forth between summer and freezing. I actually love fall clothing, so even when it’s a warm fall I try to incorporate elements of dressing for the change of season. This dress is done in deep red and black, but it’s an airy chiffon that still keeps me cooler on hot days.

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Things To Do in New York in the Rain

J.Crew Double Cloth Madeline Coat (old) | xhilaration/Target dress | Assets by Sara Blakely tights | Forever 21 belt | La Canadienne boots | ZARA bag | AMY O. Jewelry necklace, bracelets and ring | Ippolita Wicked ring | photos: The Tiny TieRant and star-crossed smile

Take photos with Chris and Nnenna, of course.

Night Lights

Dear Dotty,

I think photos at night can be pretty fantastic, especially with a city behind you. Just have to find the right light (or bring an assistant with your own). That’s the Queensboro bridge behind me, which I haven’t really shown like this before. It’s probably even better at sunset.

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Black and Nude in the Spring

Dear Dotty,

If only there wasn’t a paved road back there… then I could pretend that this was an actual forest. These are the first outfit photos I took with the Sony Alpha Nex-5N. Sometimes it doesn’t like focusing directly on me, but I’m determined to get bokeh out of the lens. I know it can be done, even if it’s not as nice as the stuff my Canon can produce.

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One Dress Two Ways

Dear Caitlin,

When I bought this dress on a whim from Target I had no idea I’d wear it so much. In fact, I was definitely hesitant about it, but at $12 and change I thought I’d be able to get my money’s worth (even if it does sort of remind me of a tablecloth). Well, it’s held up beautifully through many washes and though not often seen on the blog, it gets a lot of wear. …

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Monochromatic Textures

Dear Shen Dove,

Every. Winter. I tell myself that I’m going to wear this scarf more often. And of course it never happens, so this winter (really, I swear) it’s going to happen. This scarf is warm and cozy… and kind of obnoxiously large, but I like it. It deserves to be worn.

Last time I wore this scarf it was with grey and purple and Anthropologie. I guess I need to branch out! Color next time, for sure.

I’m wearing my J.Crew lady day coat, Anthropologie Plaited Illusion Cardi, Target dress (old- spring 2011), Betsey Johnson tights, and Born boots (brown). And these are new Anthropologie gloves, but they’re no longer available.


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