Fall Transition (In 90 Degree Weather)

Hi loves! Just a quick post today – we have been SO busy with fun upcoming projects (excited to share with you guys) that blogging has been incredibly tough to fit into the daily schedule.

Miss C is in Kindergarten this year (more on that in another post), work has been super busy, and in my “off” time i.e. weekends when I’m not shooting, taking care of Chloe or hanging with my little fam, I’m focusing on home decor and learning more about being a designer/contractor. SO! I swear I plan to start blogging more again, if I can. I really truly need more hours in the day because from the time I wake up to the time I finally pass out at night, I’m working.

SO! Fall transition in Austin, Texas – where it’s currently 90 degrees with 72 percent humidity. I don’t miss LA, honestly I love it in Texas. The one thing that I DO miss, is that it’s almost always “light sweater weather” back in Cali. Here, not so much. And it’s most definitely fall, it’s October and IG feeds are flooded with pumpkins and chunky sweaters and booties, and all I want is to wear a cable knit and some jeans without melting into a puddle within three minutes or stepping foot outside. Not to worry, I’ll be sharing real fall looks soon (shooting in 92-degree heat in a sweatshirt and leather jacket is brutal – but I do it for you guys <3 ) but today I wanted to focus on fall transition looks when you don’t have the luxury of real “fall ” weather, and a few key factors into ways to take a summer dress into fall.

Colors. A great way to move towards fall/winter is to focus on your color scheme. Neons, pastels, they are definitely more geared towards the warmer months. That’s not to say that you can’t wear them (duh, we like to break the rules) but jewel tones, cooler tones, those are definitely more fall-inspired. This dress is still lightweight and summery in its’ build, but the colors make it a much easier transitional piece, still floral but not flowery by any means, if that makes sense.

Accessorize with fall in mind! Just because the clothing isn’t very fall-centric it doesn’t mean your accessories and shoes can’t be. This dress is actually more of a shift style, so I belted it to give it a little more shape (definitely more flattering), and the rich saddle leather color is totally fall-inspired. To increase the fall vibes, pair it with some booties (these are under $100 and LOVE the color, these are 40% off and come in a million colors!) and a chunky cardigan if it isn’t going to leave you dying of heat stroke. It was 98 degrees when I shot this, so sandals were sort of a must, but this would be SO cute with some booties, or even OTK boots.

Finally – if all else fails, it’s totally acceptable to turn the temp in the house down to 65, throw on on a cardi, and never step outside so you can pretend it’s REALLY fall while swooning over the pumpkin spice everything on Pinterest and pretending it’s chilly. Works like a charm 😉

DRESS: c/o Bobeau (sold out), similar here (only $37!), here, and here (only $12!) ::  BELT: (old), similar here ::  SHOES: c/o Report, similar here and here (only $89)