Most of you know that I am a deal shopper. It’s rare that I pay for something full price unless it’s from Marshalls where they don’t really have markdowns or I think it’s a good deal in general. I enjoy the excitement of feeling like I’m getting a deal and using my money wisely.
I shared a few weeks ago that I got this striped midi dress on a major steal for only $11. And guess what? It’s still on sale! I know it’s sleeveless and can also have a spring and summer vibe to it, which I love (who doesn’t love a transitional piece you can wear for multiple seasons). I thought about how I can wear this in the fall and put together a few options.
When in doubt a classic denim jacket would be great with this and there’s no reason you couldn’t wear it with sneakers to give it even more of a casual look. Bottom line, this dress is super comfortable and versatile. I don’t usually get too excited about things, but this one you can obviously tell I really like. Mix in comfort, quality, and a good deal, and I am sold.
Random fact, these pictures were taken right at our yard. We’re surrounded by over 650 acres of preserved farmland, and I guess you could say our neighbor, even though we can’t even see their house, grows corn. Their corn goes to the edge of our property and made for some fun exploring this fall.
It was the perfect sunny yet crips fall day, and the boys thought it was so fun to walk through the rows of corn. The baby was kind of a handful because he just wanted to pick the leaves and the corn off, and we certainly didn’t want to mess with their hard grown crop.
I love an oversized cardi for fall and like wearing them with jeans, dresses, or even jumpsuits. I decided to belt this one to give it a more defined look. To be honest, I think this might have been my least favorite of three looks, on me specifically. I’ve always been on the curvy side, particularly when it comes to my, backside. I embrace it. I never really had a problem with it even when curves weren’t really a thing back in highs school. But here, I’m not so sure this looks the best on me. It could also be that I’m extremely awkward looking when it don’t have a kid on my hip and I’m trying to figure out what to do with my hands. Now I see why so many people reach for that token iced coffee cup in pictures. Anyway, For someone else who isn’t pushing as much junk in the trunk (just saying), I think it would look really cute on!
Next I went with a basic sweater over the dress. I shared this look several years ago and have loved it every fall. It’s such a simple way to extend the life of the dresses you already have in your closet but might not be weather appropriate for fall. I remember the first time I wore this in the office and everyone loved it. Sure enough, guess who was wearing sweaters over their dress in the weeks to come. I’m sharing it again because I can always appreciate getting inspiration from others and hopefully these looks help you getting ideas of what to wear.
The last look I went with was a simple long sleeve tee that I knotted in the front. As I mentioned before my curves have never bothered me and I actually felt the most comfortable in this. Sometimes things that are more form fitting on me are what I prefer. In a completely non-trashy way, of course. I couldn’t resist my pair of black booties and a staple hat to help bring the whole look together.