CURRENT INSPIRATION

I love fall, especially the colors associated with the season. And burnt orange is probably my all time favorite color. I’ll wear it year round, but it just feels so right to wear it in the fall, doesn’t it?!

I’ve collected some of my favorite fashion pics featuring these earthy fall tones. I wish I could own every single item in the pictures! Sadly, my bank account won’t allow it😦

But at least we can all enjoy the photos!

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Photos via @jamieandthejones, @helloemilie@mixedbusinessla, @heyjudeshop, @loq, @naninstudio, @lacausaclothing, @mirandabennettstudio and @prismboutique

DAWN DRESS

If you haven’t noticed already, I have quite the love affair with Christy Dawn. She makes easy dresses and jumpsuits in the most beautiful colors and floral prints. If I had all the money, I would probably own just about every piece she makes.

The Dawn dress is her namesake dress and her best-seller. It’s designed to fit a wide variety of women with a drawstring waist to keep it as tight or as loose as you want. Christy also designed it so it would be easy for new mom’s to nurse with a single button closure along the neckline that can be undone when the baby needs fed. But even if you’re not a mom, this dress is still a great piece to add to your wardrobe.

This Dawn dress actually came from Free People because I get 40% off of all their clothing since I work at Anthropologie (which is a sister brand of Free People and Urban Outfitters.) The same dress is available on Christy’s website and I think that version is lined. (The one I bought is quite sheer so I just stuck my Free People seamless romper on underneath.)

I really wanted to find a pretty outdoorsy location to take photos in this dress so I asked my husband if we could drive up 66 west and hope that something caught our eye…and lucky enough we found the perfect spot. We spotted Battlefield Park as we were driving and then took the next exit and found our way to this beautiful field.

Honestly, the park is filled with gorgeous places to take photos so we will definitely be back!

This is the perfect dress light and breezy dress for hot weather, so go snag yours now!

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Dress — Christy Dawn (also available at Free People)

Shoes — Nine West (similar here)

TUESDAY DRESS

I always feel like I’m waiting for the next season to arrive. When we had our long snowy winter, I kept lusting for summer. Then summer came and it was (and still is) insanely hot and humid. So now I’m just waiting for fall.

Really, I would just take a solid week in the low 80s or upper 70s, but I’m not quite sure when we’ll see that kind of weather.

Regardless, we all still have to get up and get dressed each morning and right now the less clothing the better. I went for this Reformation Tuesday dress made from lightweight viscose.

I honestly fell in love with the print of this dress before I fell in love with the style. Do any of you ever do that? Buy something because you like the color or print, not necessarily the shape or style of the clothing? Perhaps I’m alone in that, but the style ended up growing on me.

The collar felt a little constricting at first, but I now can appreciate the peter pan style collar. It’s pretty cute right?

Sadly this dress is no longer available, but Reformation has so many other great styles and they’re sale is still going on right now. Up to 70% off!!

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Dress — Reformation

Shoes — Jeffrey Campbell via Need Supply

WHEN IN LEXINGTON…

Nearly three months ago I got married!! And seriously I can’t even believe it’s been that long already, but here we are.

To be completely honest, married life doesn’t feel all that different for Evan and I, primarily because we had already been living together so we didn’t have any huge changes after the wedding (besides the fact that we moved into a larger apartment!)

Our wedding was an absolute dream. We had it at Big Spring Farm in Lexington, VA and it was exactly how I had pictured it and I say “I” because Evan left virtually all of the planning up to me. Of course, he had a bit of input, but let’s get real — this was my vision. Haha🙂

We even lucked out with the weather! It rained briefly (like 10 minutes) during the cocktail hour and a little bit during our sparkler exit, but the rest of the day was sunny and gorgeous!

The honeymoon is on hold until next year, but we’re planning on going to Iceland. Can’t wait!!

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All photos by Ashley Cox

Dresses — Christy Dawn

BERGEN

Life has been crazy lately. I got married several weeks ago and last weekend, my husband and I moved to a new apartment. #adulting

Hopefully, we’ll get all of our wedding photos soon, so I can post them here for you all to see! In the meantime, I’ll be featuring another Christy Dawn dress — the Bergen.

I’m in love with Christy Dawn’s designs and in October, I’m going back to California and I’ll finally be able to visit her store in Venice!! I’m not one to get super excited about celebrities, but if I meet Christy Dawn I will totally freak out. Actually, if she’s in her store, I’ll probably just walk out because I’ll be too nervous. Ahhh!

If you’re not familiar with Christy’s designs, everything is made from deadstock materials (unused material left over by other designers or fashion houses.) Her focus used to be solely dresses, but now she makes jumpsuits too and I’m in heaven. I could live in jumpsuits!

This dress is the Bergen and it is the most perfect wrap dress! It is a tad shear, but that can easily be fixed with a slip or a seamless romper from Free People. The fabric is actually the same that Flynn Skye had used in some of her more recent designs. I love this dress so much that I actually just got another one. Christy is always killing my bank account, but if I’m truly honest with myself…I really don’t mind.🙂

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Dress — Christy Dawn

Shoes — Nine West (similar here)