august and everything after

August 31st, 2011

I honestly can’t believe it’s September tomorrow.  Something about this time of the year always makes me reflect, and lately it feels like things are changing faster than I can even keep track of them.

I remember a year ago, being as nervous as a kid on the first day of school when I went to my first round of fashion shows.  I never worked in fashion or at a magazine — I’d never in the world get to go to something like Fashion Week if it weren’t for Sugarlaws, and if I ever forget that or stop being grateful, I hope that people stop inviting me.  (Ok, that’s a lie.  I hope no one ever stops inviting me!)

I picked up this dress on a lunchtime shopping run last week, and I’m only letting myself wear it once before Fashion Week.  I hate it when I get so excited about clothes and then after wearing them a few times, I’m sick of them by the time the actual event I bought them for rolls around.  I wouldn’t let myself look at too many photos of my wedding dress for just that reason — better to have it be a little bit of a surprise when you pull it out, no?

I sent these photos to my mom to show her the dress, and she commented that it looks like I’m sniffing my armpit in the last one.  I decided to post it anyways because it was a good shot of the fishtail braid (tutorial here), but I’ll just say for the record, I was doing the not-at-all-contrived arm-over-the-head blogger pose, and not checking for b.o., I promise.

Rag and Bone sweaterdress, Forever 21 heels, gifted Khirma Eliazov mini clutch.  Lips: Estee Lauder Pure Color lipstick in Curvaceous Coral.

Tags: style

13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sarah H // Aug 31, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Haha – you don’t look like you’re sniffing your armpit! I LOVE everything about this look, by the way – from your hair to the dress to the shoes to the bag. You nailed it! Great fashion week dress and a great transition into fall. (I know, summer is over. Depressing.)

  • 2 Melanie's Randomness // Aug 31, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I can’t believe it’s September already either! Oh your a blonde now? I like it!! Beautiful dress!!

    Melanie’s Randomness

  • 3 Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic // Aug 31, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I am loving that shade of blue right now and that mini clutch is adorable! You look like you’re having fun sniffing your armpit I mean posing 😉

  • 4 michele // Aug 31, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    I like the way the handbag matches the dress.  Very elegant but it looks comfortable.

  • 5 Rose // Aug 31, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    You look cute!

  • 6 Highheels & Nothingtowear // Sep 1, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Very nice outfit! Love the shoes! XO Dianne

  • 7 laura // Sep 1, 2011 at 9:15 am

    This outfit is a slam dunk win!!

  • 8 katie // Sep 1, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    haha, yep it’s a blogger pose, but i love the last pic!!

    such a perfect dress for transitioning the seasons, & that’s the cutest clutch!

    Katie x

  • 9 Ree // Sep 1, 2011 at 4:28 pm


  • 10 Lauren @ ultralauren // Sep 1, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    I’m more afraid of you getting the dress dirty than getting bored of it! The color is lovely on your skin. It’s also pretty versatile great with a nude shoe and matching bag but it could also be vavoomed (is that a word 😉 upped with some gold or fushia. Or I could be nuts…

  • 11 Megaretail // Sep 2, 2011 at 5:10 am

    You looks so cool……………….

  • 12 Shasie // Sep 12, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    I absolutely love this dress
    Shasie of Live Life in Style

  • 13 gene // Oct 17, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    LOL….you don’t look like you are sniffing your armpit.

    Love the nude shoes. Makes your legs look so long!

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