I bought this dress, which is part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, on a whim. I had honestly expected to send it back, but I liked the colors and thought it would be a nice option for late summer when I grow tired of brighter hues. Happily, it fit the bill, but it’s not without fault. This dress wrinkles so easily. I ironed it before going downtown for drinks this week (which isn’t a long drive, mind you) and this is what it looked like after sitting in the car. If creases bother you, this is a terrible option. But if you don’t mind the wrinkles when it comes to a casual dress, then it’s a really pretty, lightweight option for late summer and early autumn.
WAYF dress (version with sleeves) | Sea & Grass tote (similar) | Sam Edelman sandals | Julie Vos bracelet (c/o; similar) | Monica Vinader ring (similar) | Rachel Comey earrings | Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses (old; similar)
I don’t know about you, but I just can’t deal with the autumnal posts in the middle of summer. I understand the temptation with so many pretty fall items starting to infiltrate stores, but this summer-to-fall color palette is the best I can muster. One of my favorite late-summer pieces is this dress that I purchased on a whim from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I half expected it to go back, but I was sold once I tried it on. It runs true to size and looks adorable with bangle bracelets and nude sandals. I’ll feature it in an outfit post next week on the off chance that the pattern is restocked before the sale is over.
Even though I recently placed an order for another summer dress (this one in yellow), I’ve been more and more interested in planning my fall wardrobe. That’s not to say I’m going to prematurely feature wool knits and heavy coats here (I hate when bloggers do that), but fall and winter clothes are on the pricier side so it makes sense to take stock of the seasonal selections that will get the most mileage. These kitten heel pumps are topping my list. I just love the bow detail on the back and they’re low enough for all-day wear, which makes them a nice ladylike alternative to my wear-with-everything black flats (a splurge, but the cost per wear is down to pennies). If you’re a size 10 or 11, you can get them here for $230. Otherwise, you’ll need to pony up another $40 to snag them here.