It seems as though the heat wave is finally coming to an end here. I decided to just roll with the weather and embrace my summer clothes for one more day.
I pulled out my favorite retro-looking Nanette Lepore summer dress. My mom pointed out that I hadn’t posted on it yet and would lose my chance once the weather turned. Good point. So, I rolled with it. (See the theme here?)
I wore a cami underneath because it’s a bit too low cut for work without it. I then added orange flats because you know I love to mismatch, readers. Lastly, I added a statement necklace. I was recently in my friend’s wedding who gave us these beautiful necklaces from Ann Taylor to wear with our bridesmaid dresses. I love the combination of the size, mixed materials, and shine.
For inside the office, I wore my jean blazer, which looked less casual when worn with the more formal necklace.
With the jacket, you obviously cannot see the back of the dress, but it has a great cutout detail.
Even though I’ve been complaining about the heat, my ‘roll with it’ retro look was so fun to wear. By the time I left work, the temperature had dropped to sweatshirt weather. Maybe Mother Nature just wanted me to roll with it after all. Hmm…could that be a broader metaphor for life…? Wise women, those mothers…
(Below, me trying to roll with the photo shoot) 🙂
Dress: Nanette Lepore at Nordstrom Rack ($100 marked down from approx $350)
Shoes: Dolce Vita at Bloomingdale’s outlet ($17 marked down from $100)
Tank top: Mango (approx $10 marked down from approx $25)
Jacket: Lux at Urban Outfitters (approx $10 marked down from approx $60)
Necklace: Ann Taylor (gift)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) Once again, I find myself talking about transitioning summer clothes in my tips. This particular dress is clearly a summer dress, but I made it work with jewel toned/darker flats and my jean jacket. I’m guessing I could try and transition it further into fall with tights, but that might be a stretch due to the colors, style, and material. Most clothes can be transitioned, but there are also a few pieces that I like pulling out after they have been hibernating through winter. In that way, they always retain some of their newness.
2) Nordstrom Rack is one of my favorite discount stores, in general. However, I love it even more when I’m looking for designer clothes at a good price. I wouldn’t have bought this dress full price, but on sale, it seemed like a good investment. It can be challenging to find designer pieces on ‘super sale,’ but you can consider investing in pieces that you know you will wear for more than a year or two. I know I’ll have this dress for years to come. I like to consider Nordstrom Rack, Saks Off Fifth, and/or the Bloomingdales Outlet for these types of purchases.
Readers, anyone else still experiencing a heatwave? If so, what are you wearing these days?
Thanks for stopping by, my lovely readers!