There’s more to love:
Between the Old Navy dress I wore here, the Joie dress I recently purchased, and this budget-friendly number, I can’t stop adding dark floral dresses to my fall wardrobe. It’s just so darn easy to throw one on with a pair of ballet flats and feel pulled together. And, if we’re being honest, it’s that kind of simplicity I’m aching for right now. After a heavy workload over the last couple of months, I’m finally able to put the stress behind me and really enjoy carefree autumn days starting with this week’s road trip. We’re heading to Louisville on Thursday for a couple of nights and then continuing to Nashville on Saturday. Judging by the forecast, it looks like the Joie dress is going to be the perfect thing for Tennessee’s summer-like temperatures!
Alright, the week I’ve been prepping for is finally here! All of the late nights at work and stress-induced insomnia that you my have witnessed on Snapchat (username: bedknobsbaubles) lead up to my annual business-to-business expo. As much as I love event planning, this one is always more stress than I anticipate each year — and more work than I can accomplish in a normal 40-hour week, thus the radio silence here on the blog. Let’s just say that I’m excited to pop open a can of Sophia after the expo wraps up on Wednesday! We’ll be celebrating at the end of next week with a road trip to Louisville for a beer festival, followed by three nights in Nashville. I’ve never been to Music City before, but I’m ready to embrace whisky-filled honky tonk nights! Let me know if you have any recommendations!
Shirt: H&M (current, but not online; similar)
Dress: J.Crew (old; similar here, here, here)
Shoes: Kate Spade (this year’s colors)
Bag: Tory Burch (old; love this)
Scarf: Hermes (pre-loved options)
Brooch: Vintage (similar styles)
Rings: Monica Vinader, Lulu Frost
Well, it’s officially sweater weather. (Although today is expected to reach 72 degrees, which is all the excuse I need to break out my favorite summer dress one last time before packing it away for the year.) I typically hate the change in seasons and the hint of frost in the air, but this turtleneck is easing some of the post-summer blues. It’s a cozy, non-itchy wool blend that’s perfect for crisp fall days. (Seriously, how cute would it be for autumnal photo opps? Think apple picking, enjoying the fall color, getting lost in corn mazes, etc. It’s why I’m going to wear it pretty much constantly this season.) It’s available today for 30% off with free shipping. Go with your regular size for the intended relaxed fit. I’m also a huge fan of how it looks with a navy a-line mini skirt and the block-heel pumps in this Instagram.