Tagged summer dress

Labor Day

Dress: H&M (similar), Hat: Forever 21 (similar), Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Sandals: Lucky Brand

Today marks the first official day of September. Fall is creeping closer and closer, but luckily for us in the Bay Area, it still feels like summer as of late. I’ve been wearing this dress out all summer long and trying to get the most use out of it. This dress is so easy–throw it on and you’re good to go. The black-and-white print goes with practically any accessories and it transitions perfectly from day to night–just add a long cardigan. I’m a big fan of pieces that are functional and that’s what my style has been gravitating towards lately. I’m sure I’ll be wearing this into fall and perhaps through another Indian summer (if the weather permits).

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flashes of color

See, I promised you I would get off my balcony and into the wilderness–ha, I kid, this is actually my front yard.

I love how the color in this dress seems to pop and bring the whole thing to life.  It was that bright bit of color I needed to lighten up my Monday–ha, as if a piece of clothing has the power to dictate the course of my day.  In retrospect, I guess it did.  Monday went by slow, but a lot easier than expected.

The light, flowy fabric of this dress left me feeling free and comfortable all day and was perfect for the warm weather.  Summer is definitely heating up around here, so I’ll definitely be wearing a lot more dresses–I love a good dress that is simple, clean, and makes you instantly feel put-together.

I also love the casual feel of this dress–it’s perfect for a day out in the sun.  It’s pretty functional–I kept thinking to myself that it would be a great swimsuit cover-up.  However, since I wasn’t headed for the beach today, I dressed it up with gray socks and neutral wedges that can easily take this look from daytime to a brisk summer night.

Dress: matix
(click here for another interesting colorblock style)

Turquoise Clutch: purchased at London’s Spitalfields Market
(similar here and here)

Sunglasses: Cole Haan
(similar here in tortoiseshell–under $50!)

Knee-High Grey Socks: Target
(similar look here)

Wedges: purchased at a random shop in France
(see the more dramatic Jeffrey Campbell style look here)