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. August 29, 2016 / 5:26 pm

    Magic place!

  2. August 29, 2016 / 8:22 pm

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

    Enclothed Cognition

  3. August 30, 2016 / 2:45 am

    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

  4. August 30, 2016 / 5:26 am

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


  5. August 30, 2016 / 6:16 am

    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

  6. August 30, 2016 / 12:05 pm

    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

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  9. September 18, 2016 / 11:08 pm

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

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