℅ Lulu*s dress and bucket bag; studded cardigan, old; Blank NYC moto jacket (splurge/save; Target leopard boots, old (flat sneaker option, heel option.)
I wore this out last Thursday for an impromptu anniversary lunch with my husband. We went to a place that had one tiny little room, with itty bitty tables right up next to each other, and food that was so good you had to tell the person next to you (who were doing the same thing back, because great food needs to be shouted from the rooftops, right?!) Our daughter was at school, and our son was at playgroup with a friend, so we enjoyed a little bit of time together on our tenth anniversary. It was lovely.
I DO like the chance to dress up a little when I can, and knew this Lulu*s floral maxi would be great. Toughened up with a studded cardigan and vegan leather moto jacket, it reads less Summer and more cozy Fall to me. I’ve mentioned before that I don’t like to put my clothes away for the season, I’d rather find a way to make them work with more layers or interesting add ons. In the Fall I ALWAYS wear a hat, most likely to hide my dark roots situation, and also because I really like the look they bring to an outfit. Add in my favorite new jacket to toughen things up and I am one happy mama. As it gets colder, black tights and boots can be worn under dresses, and cozy scarfs can be added on top of jackets. I love the unexpected addition of floral and studs, with the toughness of (faux) leather. It feels cool and edgy, a look I love right now.
It’s funny, after our anniversary lunch we grabbed our son from my friend and went to the hardware store. I walked up and down the aisles with my tool obsessed five year old, and we tried out all the winches, engine lifters, and forklifts we could. I laughed a little at myself for begin a little overdressed for where we were, but in the end I could still be a hands on mama and try to figure out what in the world all the tools were that we were looking at.
(I’m STILL learning, though I can name alllll the construction vehicles now;)
Tell me, how do you wear floral this time of year?
P.S. Please check out my fellow mama fashionista, Megan from Chasing Davies, and how she styles her Fall floral look!
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