NEW FALL COLORS

Oct 21, 2014

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This week, ohhh this week I have plans. I'm going to listen to Doris Day croon over how stars fell on Alabama the night before as she kissed in a field of white. I'm going to make a home on the couch and open to a well-worn chapter in a favorite book: The Boy Who Lived. I'm going to string Halloween decorations all over the house, dusting corners with spiderwebs and cluttering ceilings with black and orange garlands. I'm going to play Practical Magic on the TV like background noise on a radio, and I'm going to figure out how to make my pumpkin spice tea not taste like shrubbery in cinnamony toilet water. And I'm going to discover that mauve is officially my favorite fall color. I'd never guess it, but here we are.


When first styling this Choies's column dress I was trying to go for a sheer, dreamy look, but this velvet blazer kept catching my eye in the back of the closet. Feeling like I should give it a go, I tried dressing up the color with fall favorite hues: burnt orange, forest green, and a light nude. And, to my surprise, it all came together like a dream. The dark colors helped move this summery shade into fall, and the high necked dress looked like it was made for nippier weather. I'll definitely be repeating this look all season. 

What's a favorite trick of yours to move summer dresses into fall? Other than the usual cardigan + infinity scarf combo.

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OUTFIT-DETAILS
DRESS: c/o Choies (only $33!) (vintage option: here)
BLAZER: c/o Ellenface Vintage (vintage option: here- in olive)
PURSE: thrifted (vintage option: herehere)
BELT: thrifted
SHOES: Old Navy (only $10!) (vintage option: here, here- as loafers)
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43 comments :

  1. love the dress, especially paired with the blazer! and I loved the way you described the week, it sounds so dreamy-how is the book?

    www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

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  2. Love love love that dress, especially paired with that blazer! Vintage perfection! Gorgeous girl!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  3. That Blazer is just divine - I cannot get over how perfect the color is for fall!

    P.S. Right?! I seriously want to work as a nail polish namer - so fun!!

    xx

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  4. What a beautiful dress and orange blazer... it looks like Fall and I just love it all! I love your discription of dusting the corners of your house with spider webs and pumkin spice toilet water... lol. You crack me up everytime. Sounds divine though.... love the outfit.
    xoxo
    Taylor
    http://www.nothingbutapigeon.com/

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  5. Ooh I love the color of that blazer! And the texture as well! I normally pair dresses with knit tights and perhaps put a sweater over it in hopes of giving it a more autumn feel. The day you described sounds like the perfect way to make the most out of a cozy autumn afternoon :)

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  6. You look stunning! I love this dress and how you styled it. And your plans for the week sound perfect :)

    lovejoanna.com

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  7. I love that blazer! You've transitioned that summery dress into autumn in such a wonderful and unique way. I always have trouble in transitional seasons. I find myself opting for a thick pair of tights and badass boots as a way of using my summer dresses one last time. I think the key is to do what you've done and use autumnal fabrics and colors--velvet, burnt orange, cranberry, knit, that sort of thing.
    You look wonderful :)

    The What's In Between

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  8. Mauve is such a fantastic colour for fall. I went through a mauve crush several seasons ago and couldn't get enough. Love yours paired with this rust blazer. Brilliant! As for your plans? Sounds like autumnal heaven. Good luck on the tea too, the description of your previous batches had me howling!! ;)

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  9. Nice:) xx
    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/
    Giveaway on my blog-> http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/2014/10/giveaway-echo-paul.html

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  10. GAH, that dress is perfection. It looks so gorgeous paired with that lovely blazer. Hello fall, Marlen calling. You just look fantastic.

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  11. I hope you realize how rad you look! That dress is just so romantic and I love that you paired it with a slightly more masculine blazer. Genius!

    xo

    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanblog.com

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  12. I really like your dress and your bag - overall very cute outfit!
    Kisses Emina

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  13. Love the rust and mauve together, what a surprisingly great combination! Seriously your writing is beautiful! Annnd Practical Magic, best movie!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  14. That sounds like wonderful plans indeed! I am IN LOVE with this dress and how you styled it. The structure, the colors, it is all FABULOUS!

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  15. Sounds like a delicious week full of fall and halloween goodies! Love that blazers, the ochre colour and velvet material make me swoon!

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  16. Beautiful look! I can understand why that blazer kept catching your eye! It's so dreamy! Also, love me some Doris Day, she's still alive isn't that amazing! That's what happens when you leave the business early!
    Xx from the Girl in the Houndstooth Coat

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  17. Lovely!!! I love the blazer!
    Hope
    www.hhdesignsblog.com

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  18. You look amaziing! What a lovely dress c: Xx
    http://icepandora.blogspot.com

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  19. This all works really well together. I love how the brown velvet grounds the floaty gray chiffon - it's lovely and ethereal, but very fall appropriate.

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  20. You look so sharp and elegant and yet somehow soft. I'd never have guessed this originated from a summer dress. One of my favorite looks of yours to date.

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  21. Love the mink/taupe/grey colour of your dress! Great photos, as usual! x

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  22. This dress is gorgeous! Love this vintage vibe.

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  23. That is a GREAT dress. Love the demure color :) You wore it so well!

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  24. I think YOU know all the best tricks, my dear! This is such a sweet, feminine, elegant, very 80s and yet somehow completely timeless look. Just adorable! Love it. Good luck with spice tea and all those decor plans! xxx

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  25. I really like how the mauve dress looks with that orange blazer! Orange is a great colour on you too. Sounds like you have a good week planned. While reading in the warm sun is wonderful, I love to curl up with a blanket, hot beverage, and a good book!

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  26. Sounds like an utterly perfect week! The movement in that dress is so beautiful and the earthy jacket contrasts with it so nicely :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  27. that dress is totally gorgeous!!!! i love it!! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  28. That dress is amazing. I love the neck on it so much.
    Awesome plans for Halloween decorating =]

    xx
    scarlettandgiselle.blogspot.com

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  29. Love your blazer - it's such a gorgeous color!

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  30. I adore the colour of your jacket - it's gorgeous and totally perfect for this time of year! xxx

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  31. Beautiful unexpected color pairing <3 Love the mauve with the rust orange. I was eying a similar blazer on Etsy, but it was an XS/S. Curse my broad shoulders! I'd love to have a blazer with that color and texture!

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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  32. i love your dress so much, you look amazing in it! and it seems like the perfect piece for both dressing up and dressing down:-) xx

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  33. I LOVE these colors together. Also, your hair is looking great.

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  34. can i join you? your plans sound awesome! perfect on that dress by the way, perfect!

    Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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  35. Oof, that blazer is amazing! The colour is so rich, especially with such a dreamy dress. Also, what sort of pumpkin spice tea do you make? I've been enjoying some delicious rooibos pumpkin spice tea lately!

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  36. Ummm how perfect is your dress?!? I LOVE the victorian feel of it (it's the collar)! Great idea to pair it with that blazer - what a beautiful autumn outfit! Stunning!!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  37. Beautiful fall colors! I love mauve too, it's perfect for this season <3. Besides adding a cardigan, I think adding tights and boots (or booties) to a summer dress makes for a perfect fall outfit!

    xo, Serli
    www.lesoleilchic.blogspot.com

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  38. That velvet blazer is such a brilliant piece and it looks just beautiful with that soft floaty dress. I love this look!

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  39. Spot on styling with the blazer! Both materials and colors complement each other perfectly! I like your plans, makes me wish I figure out what my plans will be :D
    Well, transitioning a dress into colder days is just not my cup of tea. I usually just wear a cardi and thick, fat leggings, cause I'm always so cold!

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  40. This outfit looks so beautiful on you! Love it :)

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  41. Okay, so not only do you have the perfect autumn outfit (seriously, I've been looking at it all week as a thumbnail on bloglovin' but putting off reading the post because I could tell I'd want time to savoy it) but you describe a perfect way to celebrate the season too!!!

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