You see, last night I tried on some summer-to-fall-transition ensembles and ask my style adviser if they worked...
Fave summer colourful zigzagy stripe dress with tights, long necklace and a gray v-neck.
Verdict: too country
to create a clean leg line.
Verdict: too carefully coordinated
Swap out everything.
Jax skirt, Gap mauve sweater and mustard scarf with different brooch because it goes with everything.
Verdict: some skirts are just for summer
Then, I gave up and went to bed and watched my PVR'd ANTM and felt grateful for the attitude and confidence of my thirties! Blissful sleep till this morning when every single thing I tried on didn't feel right. I'm talking, I walked my son to the bus, came back in and changed for the 6th time. Even though I wasn't completely satisfied, I had to leave so here it is:high-low dress is light-weight, the colour is perfect for fall and I love it with the Bordeaux Merino wool cardi. But what I really couldn't wait to wear (and probably why everything else I tried felt all wrong) was this statement necklace:
Necklace $3 VV Boutique
I know bubble necklaces are all the rage, and I do love them - trust me, when I spot one at VV Boutique, I will snatch it up - but I think there is more than one way to make a necklace statement. This necklace has great shape and weight, the brushed gold is current and the colours go with everything. Broken record, I know.
I adore this belt! It was one of my splurge pieces back when it was my turn and it was around $70, which you may or may not think is pricey... It is leather and I think the three different hooks are unique and interesting, and I have worn it over and over.
I wonder if some coloured tights would have been better, or the Frye boots (too much mustard?) or my imaginary desert booties or the practical brown boots that are next on my list... No matter, because what I have is black leggings and black boots so that's what I wore. I was comfortable and felt stylish so in the end, it was good enough!
Today's post over at Everyday Mom Style just happened to be all about transitioning summer dresses - great minds think alike AGAIN!
Hmmm, maybe I'll just stick to necklace statements.