Monday, August 13, 2012

Pumpkin Colors (Autumn Is Approaching)

Dress: Merona at Target {last seen here, before I hemmed it}
Espadrilles: Christian Louboutin "Tiburon" {a few options here}
Purse: Chloé "Paraty," purchased second-hand
Earrings: Kendra Scott "Paloma" {similar here}
Ring: Kendra Scott "Tela" {here}
Bracelets: Vintage
Watch: Michael Kors {similar here}
Sunglasses: Chloé "Ammi" {here}
Nails: OPI "Don't Pretzel My Buttons" {here}

I hope you had a wonderful weekend, friends! Aren't these espadrilles cute? Better yet, can you believe David's sister discovered them at a local thrift store for $35! They didn't fit her so now they're mine. This is yet another example of why I love shopping at thrift and consignment stores!

Also, I tend to save this dress for the late summer and Autumn seasons, since the colors are so richly squash, gourd, and pumpkin inspired! I've had it for many years, but finally got around to hemming it just recently. See the before length here - it shortens my already short legs. Petites can really lengthen their look by hemming skirts and dresses just above the knees! Catch my basic hemming tutorial here. Thank you so much for visiting today!

40 comments:

Amy said...

Perfect dress to transition to fall!

Amy

Leopard and Lillies

The Funky Junkie said...

I love that you shortened this! It was cute before but is very flattering now! I am so excited for Fall too--maybe if we start wearing more orange and drinking pumpkin lattes it will hurry up?

Bodil Huisman said...

gorgeous dress and lovely photos!!

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Maria DaintyandDecadent said...

Your shoes are so cute! What a great find :-)

Maria
Dainty and Decadent

Leigh Powell Hines (Hines-Sight Blog) said...

Such a cute dress. Love the backdrop, too.

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

these photos are BEAUTIFUL. and indeed thoes shoes are just perfect. lucky you that they fit you and not her!

and i love all the fall colors - it's seeming to almost be that time. and i always have to shorten long dresses - I have a few i wear a lot that i had to get hemmed (they were circle skirts with lining and i wasn't going to even try and figure out that hem)


<3 katherine
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Amy said...

that dress is perfect for this time of year! I adore fall and cna't wait!

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Floor said...

Amazing pictures, I love this post :)

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TheTinyHeart said...

That dress is so cute on you! Alterations are a petites' best friend :)

-Sharon
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Fashion Meets Food said...

That is the perfect dress for a transition into fall. xo

Meredith said...

Gorgeous photos!! I love this dress! This post and these colors make me soo ready for fall!
Meredith
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Angela Marie said...

I love the colors. you look great and the photos are lovely :)

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The Jones said...

Hooray for Autumn...I am so ready for cool breezy days and more layers. Plus my bright colour tights :)

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My Scrambled Style said...

I love your dress! Beautiful location!

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog.

Xo
Jennifer

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katattack2000 said...

What a pretty dress and I agree it's very fall like :)

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JustPatience said...

Beautiful photos. Love the print on the dress. Amazing.

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Monique said...

I love the shoes! So happy they fit you Mary Ann! You look great as always!

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Julia said...

I like the dress shorter too, it's very flattering! I love the colors and location of this shoot :)

Julia

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Beautiful dress! I can't believe it's already time for fall.

claude said...

you look lovely, and you're right, autumn is approaching... unfortunately (we haven't had a real summer over here}, but I'm still hoping on a golden September :)

xx claude

Allison said...

Wow, I can't believe the deal you got on those Loubs!! How amazing! I love the colors in your dress!! You look great!
:)
Allison
A's Fashion Files

Alessia Morello said...

Wow!! Your smile is stunning and how elegant u are!! I love your blog!!
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Ellyzabeth Tanaya said...

aaa chloe paraty is one of my bag-dream... Glad that you have it!

May Loh said...

Looking lovely in the dress sweety! Love those sunglases on you...they really complement the whole look. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog!
May x
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Veronica said...

Awesome look! Lovely dress!
Thanks for visiting my blog, following you too now!

xoxo
Veronica

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Rachel Coletta said...

Lovely dress! Glad to finally discover another blogger from the ATL! Now following you :)

Mini Me Style said...

Those colors are wonderful on you, and the detail on the shoes is adorable - definitely a great find!

Bravoe Runway said...

I love this dress maryann! And I am not ready for Fall yet! It's only mid August! I still want to enjoy summer light till 730 pm ;)

Frannie Pantz said...

Someone else's misfortune are your cute new shoes! I love the colors and patterns of this dress! Very autumnal and pretty!

s said...

wow i love the pinks and you look gorgeous~ also, that nail color is so fab- looks like the perfect nude!!! xO!
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Meganne said...

Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
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Katie- Hems for Her said...

Two things that stood out- the fall colors in the dress (love!!!!)And that nude nail. I've been looking for a good nude polish and I think I just found it!

Samantha said...

Yes, thank you David's sister for finding those espadrilles!!! Super cute!! And your legs have never looked short to me - you look tall!! :)

xo, sam

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Alela Sirah said...

I love this dress it is so cute!!!
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Am2Pm Chic said...

Perfect dress to transition to Fall, and nice photos, especially the second to last.
xoxo
Christy

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The Lacquer Factor said...

The fall colors are perfect!

Louisa said...

What a beautiful fall dress! And I am in love with your nails, so elegant and perfect.

Meganne said...

Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
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angie said...

wow these are beautiful photographs! and a gorgeous outfit!