Being mid to late August, we're coming up on my most favorite time of year: Fall! More specifically, early fall. I love those first few weeks where it's still nice out here in Chicago (as in, not beastly hot/ungodly humid like our summers, but not snowy/icy/horrible like our winters), and I can dust off my sweaters, scarves, boots, etc. It's still more or less summer here, with our days being in the mid-70's and significantly less humid. But if you go outside at around 6am (after all, my fashionable dog doesn't walk himself), it's clear that summer is on its way out, albeit slowly. The mornings are cooler, and that's definitely got me in the mood for fall.
So here's what I wore to work today. I thought it'd be fun to transition this simple black dress into a couple of looks perfect for fall.
Here I lost the cami, changed necklaces, swapped out the sandals for heels (my very first pair of Tsubos!) and added a cardigan. This would be perfect for work. I'd probably pair tights with this for fall too, but I found that black tights looked kind of horrible with the shoes, so I'll have to figure out what color tights might go better. Suggestions? I've never owned grey shoes before (I tend not to venture away from black, as sad as that sounds), so this is new territory for me. Here's a close-up. I am that excited about them.
The second look isn't really my style for the office (though it'd probably fall under our casual dress code with no problems), but I'd definitely sport it on a weekend. Adding a jacket, scarf and boots makes the dress a lot more casual. This is actually a tribute to Rad, since I often see her with a dress, tights and tall boots.
What's your favorite season to dress for? And how do you style your summer pieces for fall?
Cami: Old Navy
Necklaces: New York & Company
Denim Jacket: Old Navy
Boots: RSVP via 6pm
Sunburn: Lake Michigan
Just to keep the blog honest about our showcasing of cute animals. Jude can pull off the corporate look too.