My fave summer frock does autumn!


Hello lovelies! How are you? Today, I'm revisiting my favourite summer frock by adding the style trick that I discovered in my previous blog post. The simple addition of a jacket and boots are seemingly all that's need for this seasonal transition. What do you think?


Earlier on this week I posted a look that relied less on bright colours and more on pattern and with today's outfit I'm once again playing with patterns and a muted palette. Peach and apricot shades can be very flattering for those with paler skin like mine and I must admit I love how this has all come together, and I just adore how it makes me feel too. The maxi dress makes me feel uber feminine, in fact the whole ensemble made me feel so good that in this pretty backdrop it has created one of my favourite photo shoots of all time.





A sun-drenched woodland track might not be my usual habitat, but it was certainly conducive to creating a great backdrop for the swoosh series of day.


So, the outfit details are like this - dress from Zara (still available here), boots from Office, leather jacket by DSquared and sunglasses are by Quay Australia. I do hope that the look might inspire you to try this easy bit of transitional dressing.


I remember buying these brocade boots from Office a couple of seasons ago. In fact I bought these and another dark green pair and felt quite extravagant at the time. I also was pretty confident that even if these went out of fashion, they would always be on trend with me. Thank goodness for that gut instinct eh?



The gold wire rings were charity shopped.



Steve and I were lucky to have a sunny afternoon on Sunday making this a sweet interlude in what is normally a busy at home day, full of to-do lists and chores. I'd enjoyed a lively swim on Appletree Bay at high tide earlier in the morning when I was bounced about in the swell amid a fresh onshore breeze. And isn't it amazing how a spot of sunshine can make all the difference to how we perceive things? This photo shoot would have been much less pretty had we been in the middle of a cloudy day. And my swim in the turquoise waves might have felt much more threatening under overcast skies too. Hurrah for some autumn sunshine!

                                                                                    Anna x

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  1. What a delightfully swooshy skirt that dress has! I love the formula of jacket + boots + summer dress = Fall. If I still had my summer frocks out, I might try it, but alas, they are all put away now. However, it's a great look!

    Lovely background! I am trying to figure out a better/brighter spot for my pictures, as it's so dark in our house! I hate not seeing detail in my pictures, but I can't do outdoors at the frequency that I post.

    Hope you're having a lovely week, Anna!

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    1. Thanks Sheila. I've been forced into this formula due to somehow "losing" the bulk of my autumn/winter boxes - a project for Sunday I think!
      This time of year becomes more challenging for photography for all of us. I don't like indoor photography so it's all about fine weather for me. Good luck with your relocation!

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  2. Your outfit (especially the jacket) and backdrop are both fab. I like to transition and layer with clothes. I don't put things away when the seasons change except maybe thick coats or sweaters in the Summer.
    Tessa x

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    1. I have a friend who's like you, not changing her wardrobe apart from layering or not as the season requires. Very economical in both space and money I would say, well done x

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  3. You are bathed in a beautiful glow here. That dress IS gorgeous and it suits you so much! I am very convinced by your seasonal layering- works beautifully!

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    1. We were so lucky with this lovely spell of weather Kezzie. I'm going to try to keep this dress on the go for as long as possible as I totally love it. Tights and polo neck underneath or cardigan on top I'm thinking x

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  4. Thanks for the inspiration. I will add boots to my blue summer dress from Cabi and wear a Uniqlo heat tech shirt underneath haha.
    Greetje

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  5. Delightfully dazzling in your Autumn dress, the boots work really well with it too. xx Jacqui

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