happy (layered) hearts


Transitioning my summer clothes to fall clothes is one of those tasks that initially can seem daunting but ends up being a real joy. It’s kind-of like cleaning my closet, but that’s a whole other post.

Anyway, there I was musing over how to make my silk heart Marc Jacobs dress work for fall. I couldn’t quite wrap my brain around it until I thought, “just add leggings and boots.” Ah yes, the ‘keep it simple’ approach. Voila. This dress is totally fall fashion worthy and brings about an air of coziness- happy layered hearts.

I see that I have stumbled upon another fashion blogging metaphor for life, huh? Some tasks seem so daunting at first. But, then you complete the task and are wondering what your fuss was all about. I know they say that fashion imitates art, but I can’t help but wonder if fashion imitates life too.

Dress: Marc by Marc Jacobs via consignment ($23 marked down from $300)

Top: H&M ($10 marked down from approx $20)

Sweater: Marshall’s ($20 marked down from $50)

Leggings: Old Navy ($10)

Boots: DSW ($15 marked down from $50)

Fashion Huntress tips:

1) To me, this dress really does not seem like a fall and winter dress in terms of its airiness and silk; I also found this dress in summer, so it was displayed as a summer dress. However, it was really easy to transition it into a fall look.

Here’s how I wore this dress in spring and summer

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By adding leggings, boots and a sweater, the dress was ready for cooler weather.  I also added a long sleeve t-shirt underneath the dress, which added warmth (for me), and the look of cooler weather.  Another way to transition this dress would be with tights and flats. The possibilities are endless, and most dresses can definitely be transitioned simply by adding or subtracting layers.

2) Consignment shopping is one of my newer favorite things. You literally never know what you will find! You can see in the spring and summer looks that I belted this dress. The dress is a little big in the torso area, but otherwise fits perfectly.  Consignment shopping can mean variability in fits and sizing.  By adding a belt in spring and summer, I kept the dress looking tailored.  For my fall look, I really did not need a belt due to multiple layers and a looser fitting look.  If you prefer not to belt things, you can always consider layering and going for a loose fitting look. If you like to belt pieces, the fall look could have easily had a black belt over the dress and under the sweater for a more fitted look.

Anyone else transiting their seemingly solely summer dresses into cooler weather? Do you have any tips for the transition?

Happy mid-week readers, thank you so much for stopping by and sharing in the fashion adventures!

35 replies to “happy (layered) hearts

  1. I agree – that dress screams “wear me all fall”! I need to go to the consignment shops near you! Around here they smell musty and the prices are too high. They’d try to sell a Marc Jacobs for $80.

    1. Oh my…yes. I’ve been to some seriously scary consignment shops around my house. I’ve visited so many, but I basically I just go to one slightly outside of my city now. It’s always really clean, airy, and has very reasonable prices. Good consignment shops can be hard to find for sure!

  2. You explained it perfect, i’m transitioning a few late summer purchases and I’ve just been adding cute cardigans, leggings and boots!

  3. The dress is simply perfect. You can pair it with overknee boots, the very high ones and a simple white shirt , a man’s shirt would work well.xx

  4. love the print of that dress, so pretty!! and it looks amazing both when paired with those amazing black boots and with the lighter cardigans and waist belt!
    so fab, as always 🙂

  5. Love those post that you show us how you wear the same piece in the Summer and then in the Fall. I admire who can do it. I have to confess that I am not good at all. I can do it with some tees but with dresses I am a disaster! xoxo

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