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Monday, August 29, 2016

Transitioning the Black Maxi Dress to Fall

Shein maxi dress (c/o)
Madewell booties
JES Design Studio jewelry

Today marks my last day of summer... As a teacher, I returned to work and am ready for the new school year! It's as if Seattle knew, and right on cue, the weather changed from sunny 90-degrees to a gray drizzle. I love the sun, but honestly, Seattleites can't handle heat well so I'm glad it's cooling down -- enough to transition to my fall wardrobe! I spent the last week putting most of my summer clothes into storage and filling my closet with cardigans and knits. I kept my maxi dresses, especially this classic black maxi, because they're easy to layer under vests or cardigans for fall and pair with booties instead of sandals.

I shot these photos with Cassie Marino Photography, and I'm wearing jewelry from JES Design Studio's fall line. We had a full afternoon of shooting (more photos here), and this location was our last stop. I was so distracted by the incredible view! Look at that sunset... over the peaceful water... with the moon rising... Thank you for the beautiful farewell, summer.

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  1. Such a cute cardigan too! Great transition layer indeed!

    Meghan |

  2. Love this bohemian look! Your jewelry is beautiful, and the photos are stunning!

    xx, Elise

  3. These photos are absolutely stunning! You look just perfect in this bohoo ensemble.

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  4. A wonderful look <3


  5. Good luck with the upcoming school year!
    What a cute look for your last summer hurrah. Love the dress!

    Enclothed Cognition

  6. Such pretty shots! Love the big sweater over the Maxi-Dress

  7. Wow, are those beautiful pictures. Your modeling is on point my friend, and I must add, you are one lucky gal to live in Seattle. Indre lived up North in Bellingham once up on a time and loved it. Stunning post, can't wait to see more of you!
    xoxo, simona and indre

  8. Has it always been this gorgeous at the sunset time in Seatle? That's so stunning! And yes surprisingly autumn is sneaking in here as well! I thought it's gonna be hot for a lil while like last year.

    xo Margaret |

  9. STUNNING photography! Fall colors look really good on you!

    xoxo, Cinddie

  10. Wow, your photos are breathtaking! What a lovely place! Love how you styled the maxi dress.


  11. I envy you right now, I so wish I could pack away my Summer wardrobe! Black maxis are a staple year round though, and I love how you've styled and photographed this one. Gorgeous!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

  12. Wow, incredibly beautiful photographs! <3


  13. Wow so many amazing shots. Love the cardigan.
    XOXO, Rachel

  14. You really embody your blog name. Because all I can think when seeing these photos were 'heeeey pretty thing.' Haha!

    It looks really cool how you transitioned your black maxi for the fall. I love your outfit, you just look so cozy in the knitted cardigan as well! <3

    xx BASH |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

  15. Amazing shots and photos! Love love your dress.


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  17. Amazing pictures!! The sunset ones are just stunning! Lovely outfit!! perfect for transition.
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss

  18. I love how easily maxis transition to fall - this one is super chic.
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  19. Gorgeous photos! And love the way this is layered! Maxis are so comfy for fall.


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  21. what blush color are you wearing? it's so pretty!

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