Friday, August 9, 2013

Double Duty


Yesterday Stephanie tweeted a suggestion for a future link up: pieces people add to their wardrobe to mix up summer pieces for fall.  Even though we have barely begun to scratch the surface of summer here in San Diego it spiraled me into thinking not just about pieces to add to my closet to help when the seasons change, but instead, which of my summer pieces will jump right into fall.  Like a black maxi dress.  Totally awesome for summer, and totally awesome for fall with a scarf and a denim jacket or cardigan.  

Anyway, out of curiosity, would a link up and/or posts on taking summer outfits to fall help?  What do you need to know about all that--pieces to add to your wardrobe, or how to put together a fall outfit using some of your summer staples?  And since San Diego's weather is WAY behind everyone else's, what month would posts like that be helpful?  Lots of questions today, but the more feedback you give me the more helpful I can make those types of posts.  :)

(A lot of these were featured last time, but options one and two are new.)
Links to Shop:
one  |  two  |  three  |  four
five  |  six  |  seven  |  eight



Shop for the Look:
Dress: Marshall's (similar, similarsimilar,)
Sandals: Target (exact, similar)
Necklace: Forever 21--in store, cannot find online (similar, similar)
Bracelet: Banana Republic (gift)
Bag: gift

44 comments:

  1. Here in the East, Pennsylvania to be exact, the weather is prematurely more like Spring so it would be helpful now.

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  2. that necklace makes the black dress look AWESOME!

    dash dot dotty

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  3. The necklace is perfect with that dress!

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  4. I agree with Flutterbye. Michigan here is Spring feeling (and super humid!) here too. Although usually fall seems to hit mid/late September or early October.

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  5. Hi Audrey I'm not a new fewer, but a new commenter :). I'd love ideas of taking summer clothes into fall. I feel like I'm just starting to get a nice summer wardrobe together and it feels like fall outside. Instead of having a completely different wardrobe for fall, it would be great to learn how to just add, or layer, or whatever. Thanks again for your great ideas - I've used a bunch of them already!

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  6. Sorry - that would be new viewer, not fewer. :)

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  7. what a cute dress!

    kw Ladies in Navy

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  8. Domesticated Working WomanFriday, August 09, 2013

    I'm going to have to look at Marshall's for some dresses like this that I can wear throughout pregnancy and will transition. I didn't think to look there - I always get my workout gear there.

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  9. For Virginians? Um...now? September will still be warm during the day and cool in the evenings (not unlike California actually), but by mid-October, we could be wearing winter coats.

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  10. It's nowhere close to fall where I live-- that kind of weather doesn't strike until October. I think it would be neat to do this sort of link up because it would be so open ended-- scarves, blazers, cardigans, jackets, etc. .. but how about waiting until at least the end of September?

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  11. I always love any sort of "wear it now; wear it later" thing! I'm already thinking about fall wardrobe stuff (even though it's another couple months before it cools off here), and it's all better from the most organized and practical fashion blogger out there (you!) I was thinking, though, that what I would love from you even more would be a feature with an assessment of your wardrobe that culminates in a list of items you would like to add this fall, either to fill in holes or because there is a new trend and you'd like to add a bit of that trend.


    The outfits I have, I pretty much know how to restyle them for different seasons, but I don't always figure out how to creatively add the most useful new pieces as I shop. Usually I just add tights/leggings/cardigan/chambray shirt and I'm done with the "winter proofing," since I live in Ariziona! I am sure I could be more creative . . . and that's your specialty!

    Thanks for all the work you put into your blog - we can tell! It's beautiful, helpful, and FUN! And you are beautiful. xo

    -Christie

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  12. Always great to plan ahead. Would love a transitioning post.

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  13. Leah Renee WilsonFriday, August 09, 2013

    Transitional pieces are my favorite! I, too, am already thinking about my fall wardrobe and swooning over the thought the dolman sweaters, chunky overlays, and cognac lace up boots. Eeee!



    http://www.eatpraywearlove.blogspot.com

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  14. A transition post would be great and could potentially save people a lot of money! It usually starts getting cool here in October.

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  15. As much as I love summer, I think, when it comes to clothes, I prefer fall. Scarves and sweaters and boots and tights. I love them!
    ~Kelsy
    http://looseendscraftblog.com

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  16. I think a link-up on 'how to put together a fall outfit using some of your summer staples' is a good idea. And October should be fine (considering I stay in India and October is the onset of fall here...well actually even mid-September would do).

    Clothes and Creativity
    http://clothesandcreativity.blogspot.in/

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  17. Love that outfit! The black maxi is so versatile! In Ohio, we are definitely feeling like early fall right now. I just put together a summer to fall capsule wardrobe and posted it on my blog in the hope it will help me to put together transitional outfits. I am starting to pull out some more fall colors and combinations as well as bringing out button downs and cardigans to add a layer. I think this would be a fun link up!!

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  18. Oh and I think early to mid September might be good - split the difference between all the different climates. :)

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  19. It would be nice to know what pieces to add to my wardrobe and then how to incorporate those pieces to make a fall outfit. Also I think some time near the end or middle of September would be good because it is still in the 90s here. BTW I love your blog, I look back every day to see what cute new outfit you have up!!!

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  20. I like what you did here, where you are wearing a summer outfit, but then mention how it could be worn in the fall. Maybe play around with Polyvore collages to show the fall version? Fall can start for me anytime between now and November, so really the next 2-3 months would be appropriate for the summer-fall transition advice!

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  21. Elizabeth MillerFriday, August 09, 2013

    My goodness! I am in love with the dress you are wearing!! I also love options 1 and 2 but unfortunately Target is sold out of both of them :( I love idea of adding a scarf and a jacket for winter (that works for us Floridians!) :)

    www.simplybeautiful-elizabeth.blogspot.com

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  22. I think September is the perfect transition time. The temperature can range wildly in Sept, which is a great reason to layer and still get to use those summer pieces. In October I'm usually already thinking chunkier pieces that won't go quite as well with my summer clothes. But I would be happy either way :)

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  23. I'd love to see some posts with transitions from summer to fall! I live in the desert in West Texas. Usually around late October, I start having random cold days that require a light jacket (and by "cold" I mean that I need a lightweight denim jacket or a cardigan to wear with a knee length skirt sans tights). I don't wear fall clothes full time until sometime between mid November and early December. lol. So, I would like to see fall clothes in October when I first start wearing them a little bit or even November when I start wearing them all the time. But I'm sure most of your readers will vehemently disagree with me on the timing!

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  24. I could NEVER transition a maxi anything from summer to fall where I live in the Pacific Northwest -- we get way too much rain and the whole bottom hem would be sodden. For me, I can't even wear long pants unless they're tucked into boots during the rainy season because of how wet it is here; there's a reason the university mascot where I live is the Ducks! So September through October, when it's getting really wet but not yet too cold, I'm all about transitioning my shorter summer pieces into fall looks with scarves, boots, tights, and sweaters. I'd love to see (or help out with!) some looks like that.

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  25. I live in MN, and it would be appropriate anytime now... The morning temps are around 50s with highs of high 60s - low 70s and evenings cooling down to the 40s. The air is becoming crisp here which means, boots, lots of scarves and my blazers & sweaters can start making an appearance. Link ups are always fun

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  26. This has nothing to do with any of your questions, but I had to comment on your hair. It looks fantastic!! My nubby ponytail is envious of it today. =)


    Okay, now for the questions. I'm in Tennessee, and most of the time our milder weather can stretch all the way to November. This has been a cooler summer than usual though, so I'm not sure how early fall will rear its pumpkin scented head. I would definitely want to participate in a linkup; I think the transitioning from summer to fall would be easier for people to participate in, but maybe it would be helpful to see a transitioning items post beforehand.

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  27. I think a summer-to-fall link-up is a fantastic idea! As a fellow Californian (I'm up north in the Central Valley), fall doesn't really seem to start until mid-October up here, so I think sometime around October would be a good time for such a link-up.

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  28. I vote a link up AND a post, but that's just because I've been obsessing about this question lately too. I've got at least another month-or two-of summer weather here in Boise, but I've already started shopping for fall clothes and buying things that will transfer.

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  29. Love this dress!! I totally need to find one like it!!

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  30. I like the idea of a link-up showing how to transition summer pieces to fall. As for adding to our wardrobes, back-to-school merchandising and summer clearance present opportunities to snag new fall trends and adaptable summer pieces, respectively.

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  31. I'm Floridian, so our weather timing is probably about like yours. Last year we had a brief cold snap in October, then stayed mostly in the 80s until January, so I "transitioned" with jackets, scarves, leggings, and fall colors. I generally feel ridiculous wearing the exact same thing at Thanksgiving that I wore for Independence Day, so posts on how to tone down the summeriness of the look would be really awesome.

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  32. The Thanksgiving to Independence Day thing--I COMPLETELY understand! haha

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  33. As for timing, I think a Fall transition link up/post would be good now. There are fantastic Summer clearance items to be had and some good sales on the Fall stuff. We could stock up after reading. :)

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  34. I would love posts for taking summer outfits into fall! That would be awesome! By the way, what kind of shoes will you wear with that maxi dress in the fall?

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  35. I really like that maxi dress! I think maxi dresses are wonderful pieces - although I don't wear them as often as I should in winter, tend to focus on them for summer more.

    Away From Blue

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  36. Cathy Marin RamirezSaturday, August 10, 2013

    I am always looking for ways to use my maxi dresses in the fall. Even though I live in South Florida and it is so hot. It does cool down for a month or two and I would like to continue wearing my dresses. I would love to see what shoes to pair them with besides sandals. Many people suggest boots but I can't ever find any that fit me due to my wide calves. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  37. I don't even want to begin to think about cooler weather. Where I live, Vancouver, as soon as November hits, it's rain for the next 6-8 months (no exaggeration!!!). But I do like the idea of being able to wear my maxi dresses in the Fall. Love your look today.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  38. That would definitely be helpful! What pieces to buy that you could wear for summer and fall and how to style them for both seasons. Also, September would be the most helpful month, as I live in the mid-west.

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  39. With my college-post grad budget I am totally buying/thinking of how to wear dresses year round! The problem is that I haven't had any other ideas besides tights and boots. I also realize there are ways to wear pieces besides dresses for fall! I would love to see your ideas on this.

    perfectly priya

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  40. I just found your blog --Your sense of style is perfect for a fresh pulled together look. I love that you have links to where to purchase the items ( and are budget friendly)--I know that must take you ten times longer to pull a post together , but just to let you know it is so appreciated.
    Her in PA we start transitioning to fall in September --Love the black maxi with the brown accesories.

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  41. I think that I am probably not the majority as I live in northern canada, thus we start to get frost at night in August sometimes... but it gets crisp and very fall like in September. I think the link up idea is great regardless. On another topic I think a winter outer wear link up would be cool too. However it probably won't apply to most. My biggest fashion hurdle here is that I pretty much have to wear a huge down coat or thick wool jacket from about October to April.... with toque and scarf. There are only so many toque you can switch up with to feel fresh. So I feel like I wear the same thing everyday during that time of the year. So I am really enjoying the diversity of my wardrobe options right now!

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  42. I think a link-up like that would be a great idea! I live in the southern hemisphere though, so my season is always opposite to yours. So we are going into Spring now. Could we link up with old posts?

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  43. Oh and P.S. Love your outfit!!

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  44. As far as clothes for fall, I never know when to stop wearing bright summer colors! In Virginia, it can still be warm in September, but it's not really summer time any more, you know? I'm sure you can relate! When should I hang up my sundresses and flip flops? Do I wait for a date or the change in temperature?

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