This was going to be my last summer look before I transitioned into cozy knits and lace up suede boots for the fall, but guess where it's currently 91 degrees? That's right - my adopted hometown where I moved to get away from the intense heat of Louisiana. At least it's not humid? Small victories. So, expect a few more off-the-shoulder dresses and metallic sandals from me in October since this Indian Summer is trying to dash all of our pumpkin spice sprinkled dreams.
This very bell-sleeved boho confection is my version of pre-fall style. When it's time to transition to the next seasons, I don't add a jaunty scarf to my outfit or a knit hat. I just start wearing what I normally do, but in black. In this case, black flecked with rich autumn colors. Ok yes, a floral print is very spring BUT the orange, red, and pale purple in the intricate detailing is tres fall. I also really loved that the print reminded me of all those macrame outfits I would covet at vintage shops back in New York and Paris. Macrame is a hippie staple and not for the faint of heart. I love it though, I'm actually currently trying to macrame a wall tapestry for my house...I mean, when it's not too hot to do anything but lay still. Pray for me babes, that I don't melt and actually make it to next week so I can break out those over-the-knee boots and OD on hot coffee once again.
Doesn't this dress also kind of remind you of a stained glass window in an ancient cathedral? I swear I say something similar at some stately church in Montreal or Paris. Or maybe the swirling images inside of a kaleidoscope? I love how the colors almost come to life and dance around this dress. I always appreciate some kind of movement in clothing. Sometimes, the best way to wear black is as a canvas.