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I’m so excited to share this beautiful brown floral midi dress! It’s a great work dress and can be styled a few different ways. Some of the outfits involve simple swaps like a shoe color change or adding a layer.
I picked this dress out for our Christmas photos. We took our photo on the stairs of our new house, and I knew the brown and earthtone shades of the print would compliment the light wood color of our stairs. This midi dress is a shift dress style. On my petite frame, I preferred adding a belt so the volume did not overwhelm my short frame. If you are taller, you may be able to pull of the volume without a belt. The belt also helps create a defined waist no matter your height.
SIX WAYS TO WEAR A BROWN MIDI DRESS
WITH BLACK BELT & BOOTS
I love love love the contrast of the black boots and belt against the fall colors in this dress. Since the black is such a strong contrast, it creates the look of slimmer waist better than the other belt colors. The black contrast also helps add a bit of edge to the look.
WITH LIGHT TAN BOOTS & BELT
Another color choice is to pair this dress with a color in the dress like the light tan of my boots and belt. It adds a lightness to the overall look and really highlights the lighter shades in the print.
WITH BROWN HEELS & BELT
My brown belt and heels are the perfect compliment to the brown shade in this dress. I wore this outfi for our Christmas photo. While the light tan pulled out the lighter shades in the dress, the brown really highlights the brown background of the print.
WITH LONG CARDIGAN & BOOTIES
If you need an outer layer option for this dress, a long cardigan in a complimentary color is a great choice. Choose a cardigan that is either found in the print or compliments it. The earthtones in the print worked well with the olive green in my cardigan. Beige/ivory or rose pink would also work really well with this print.
WITH BLACK LEATHER JACKET & HEELS
To add a little more edge to the dress and really play up the contrast from the first look, a black leather jacket is another outer layer option. If you want a more monochromatic look, a brown jacket would work too.
WITH BLACK BOOTIES
This final look showcases how this dress look by itself with no belt or jacket. With all the volume in the dress, my petite frame definitely needs a heeled shoe. Neutral colored heels would be a great option here. I loved the edginess my black booties added to the dress.
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A striped button up top is a great staple to have in your closet. You can easily dress it up for work or down for a more casual affair. Today’s six ways to wear a striped button up top includes three casual outfits and three work outfits. For the three casual, I’m showing a popular fall outfit, super casual look, and a look with OTK boots. For work, I’m hitting all work dress levels including casual Friday, business casual, and a simple office look.
My striped top is a tunic length which is perfect for pairing with leggings. To change up the look of my top, I opted to tie it at the waist in a few of the looks. This option can help add definition to your waist. The longer length of the top makes it super easy to tie into a cute knot.
Six Ways to Wear a Striped Button Up Top
WITH LONG CARDIGAN & DISTRESSED JEANS
Cardigan, jeans and booties is a classic fall look. Since my cardigan is long, I opted to tie the top at my waist to showcase different lengths in my layers.
WITH JEANS & OVER THE KNEE BOOTS
Since my boots are over the knee, I went with a tie at the waist. The shorter look of the top helps make my legs look a little longer with the over the knee boots. It’s a fun little petite trick of mine.
WITH BLACK LEGGINGS & DENIM JACKET
The best thing about tunics is how perfect they mix with black leggings. The striped button up style gives a bit more of put together look to the leggings. I added in a denim jacket for a layered fall outfit.
GRAY JEANS & HEELS
For a more business casual jeans outfit, I paired this striped tunic with a gray pair of skinny jeans and heels. The height of my heel works well with the tunic length. The untucked top and gray jeans give a deconstructed casual office vibe.
WITH FAUX LEATHER PENCIL SKIRT
With a quick tie at the waist, this top is a perfect pairing with a pencil skirt for the office. I tucked the ends of the tie up in the shirt to create the look of a tucked in shirt. This works great with a faux leather skirt when a tucked in shirt may show off a line or bunching in your skirt.
WITH LIGHT BLUE JEANS & LOAFERS
For casual Friday in the office, a pair of skinny jeans and loafers are perfect. Since I’m petite and wearing flats, I opted to tie my shirt at the waist to help make the overall outfit look more put together and prevent me from looking shorter.
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Happy Friday and Happy Weekend! Can you believe Thanksgiving is less than a week away? I can’t either! I already put up my Christmas tree and started my holiday shopping. By the way, all my gift guides this year will have a dedicated spot HERE. I figured that would be easier than going through multiple posts. I also included gift guides of years’ past for even more ideas!
This long black tunic has come in pretty handy this fall. It’s great over leggings for a day at home, and it also pairs perfectly with skinny jeans and boots. It’s got some pretty good versatility to it being able to dress down or into a super chic night out look.
Six Ways to Wear a Long Black Tunic for Fall
WITH LIGHT BLUE JEANS
I love the contrast of the dark top with the light wash jeans. To keep this look leaning towards fall, I added in my dark brown mules. The black and brown combo is a fave of mine for fall.
WITH BLACK JEANS & DENIM JACKET
All black tops look great with a pair of black skinny jeans for a monochromatic outfit. I added in a blue denim jacket and brown booties to add some color to the overall look.
WITH DARK BLUE JEANS & TALL BROWN BOOTS
Still looking for a Thanksgiving outfit? Pairing this top with dark wash jeans and tall brown leather boots is the perfect fall combo! Plus, this top will help hide those extra servings of dressing and pumpkin pie.
WITH TAN LEATHER JACKET & FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGS
To dress up this top for a night out with the gals, I added in some leather. These faux leather leggings add a chic factor to any outfit especially when paired with a pair of suede boots. For a little color, I added my tan leather jacket which also helps add a little edge to the look.
WITH LEATHER LEGGINGS & WHITE SHOES
Faux leather leggings are not just for a night out! I paired this tunic and leggings combo with a pair of casual white slides for a casual weekend or work from home outfit.
WITH CUTOFF SHORTS & COWBOY BOOTS
I live in Texas, even in fall it can be a little warm. I’m including one outfit with shorts for those of us living in a hot fall area. I also love this outfit for a rodeo our county fair. I added in cowboy boots to give this look a little bit of the western vibe. You could also go with a a pair of brown booties.
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Hello Hello, back with a little fall fashion inspiration for you. As I add more casual pieces to my closet, I really wanted to give a graphic tee a go. Of course, I put my spin on it adding leather, heels, and a skirt to create five ways to wear a graphic tee in the fall. It’s a mix of warm fall days to casual looks to a night out all featuring a band tee.
Also, the holiday gift guides are back! I’m doing my guides a little different this year and adding them all to one page so you don’t have to scroll through different posts to find the best gift ideas. You can find it all on my dedicated GIFT GUIDE PAGE. Bookmark it to check back as I add gift ideas all month long. You can also find a link on the menu bar of the blog.
FIVE WAYS TO WEAR A GRAPHIC TEE IN THE FALL
with a long cardigan and booties
A classic fall outfit combo. The olive green of the cardigan works really well with the ivory of the tee. Since the cardigan is long, I opted to tie the tee at my waist. This helps the two long tops from overwhelming my petite frame and can add a height illusion.
with a leather jacket
A leather jacket adds an edgy and chic feel to the graphic tee. The black jeans contrast well with the print on the tee, and my brown heeled boots add to the chic factor of the overall look.
with a denim jacket & leather leggings
For an ulimate comfy and casual look, toss on a pair of faux leather leggings, denim jacket and sneakers. The jacket and sneakers help create a dressed down casual look, and the leggings add just a hint of edginess and comfort.
with a leather skirt & booties
An easy way to dress up a graphic tee is with a chic leather or suede skirt and pair of heeled booties. I opted for a warm brown leather to work with the warm colors in the tee, and a black bootie to contrast the skirt and pull out the faded black of the print on the tee.
with cutoff shorts & booties
Living in Texas, I’m always thinking up ways to dress for fall and deal with that early fall heat. A pair of faded black jeans shorts are the perfect pair for early fall. I tossed on my brown western style booties to bring this outfit even more into fall.
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